Best in Black Beauty 2016: Skin Care

Between the more than 1,000 ESSENCE BeautyBox subscribers and ESSENCE editors, we've hand-picked the skin care products to best help every Black woman serve and slay!

ESSENCE.COM Apr, 14, 2016

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If there’s one brand with a range of scents so diverse that every gal in your crew can find her perfect match, this is it. There’s something sweet, soft or sexy for every fragrance personality.

AERIN Eau de Parfum Sprays, $110-$155 each, aerin.com

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These three lines that originated overseas made the grade stateside for having innova- tive, powerful ingredients that really do the job!

SK-II R.N.A. Power Essence, $195, sephora.com

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ERBORIAN Bamboo Matte Lotion, $34, Sephora

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These three lines that originated overseas made the grade stateside for having innova- tive, powerful ingredients that really do the job!

DR. JART+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer
, $36, Sephora

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“This makes your hands feel like a baby’s bottom: soft and supple.” —SHEILA MCDANIEL, SNELLVILLE, GA 

L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream, $12, usa.loccitane.com

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Potent potions without a hefty price tag—25 percent of our beauty buffs chose this as their stay-young secret weapon.

OLAY Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream SPF 30, $34, Walmart.

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“We all have supersensitive skin and Dove doesn’t irritate it.” —Angela Williams, Broken Arrow, OK

Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash, $9, dove.us

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"Vaseline is a staple we can count on to help with dry skin." —Kimberley Coleman-Smith, Auroral, IL

Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Moisture Jelly Cream, $8, Walgreens

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NEUTROGENA Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Daily Leave-On Mask, $9, neutrogena.com

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“There’s not much you can’t do with it from hair care to moisturizing to cooking.” —Chevon Bostick, Yonkers, 

365 EVERYDAY VALUE Organic Coconut Oil, $11, Whole Foods

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“I need to stay fresh in case my rescuer is cute.” —Ayanna Lashley, Brooklyn

KLEENEX Facial Cleansing Wipes, $8, kleenex.com/facialcleansing

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COLGATE Infused with the same ingredient used by some dentists, this can get your choppers white in just six weeks.

COLGATE Optic White High Impact Toothpaste, $5, Target

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DRUNK ELEPHANT Lippe Balm, $22, Sephora

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Slather your skin, lips and hair with this tried-and-true all- purpose hydrator.

SKINFIX Ultra Rich Body Butter $15, Target

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S.W. BASICS Shea Butter, $16, swbasics.com