Product Girl Favs Snag Prevention Magazine Beauty Seal Honors

And the accolades are just getting started for what is one of THE BEST beauty products evah, the amaze Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body. We’ve raved about them here, and Prevention mag has named it one of six winners in the “Best Body” category of its “Celebrate Your Beauty” awards featured in the July issue (with the ageless Janet Jackson on the cover!)

Other awards were given to Product Girl favs, including AVEENO® Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Body Cream and Schick Hydro Silk Razor. Here’s what the Prevention testing panel had to say about these and the other recipients of the coveted “Celebrate Your Beauty” seal…

Best Body Wash: SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea Body Wash ($10, Walgreens)

This all-natural cleanser impressed judges because of its lack of skin-irritating fragrances and sulfates, and readers raved about the rich, creamy lather and fresh honeysuckle scent. Green tea extract helps protect skin from damage, and avocado oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that help moisturize and regenerate skin cells.

Best Body-Hair Removal: Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($10, drugstores)

This slick-looking razor improves the condition of skin thanks to the water-activated moisturizing serum surrounding the razor’s blades. As you shave, the serum delivers proteins, vitamins, and shea butter to rejuvenate skin. Testers also loved the easy-to-grip handle and maneuverable head, which made shaving tricky areas like knees and ankles a breeze.

Best Self-Tanner: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body with Active Vitamin D ($45,

In addition to delivering a beautiful bronze glow, this unique self-tanner also speeds cell renewal and kick-starts collagen production.

Best Sunscreen: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Hydra Lotion Spray SPF 50+ ($11, drugstores)

In addition to blocking UVA and UVB rays with a blend of photostabilized sunscreens, this product has vitamin E and white grapeseed extract, which work together to protect against free radicals and keep skin looking healthy

Best Body Lotion: AVEENO® Positively Ageless® Skin Strengthening Body Cream ($10, drugstores)

Extracts of algae, mushroom, and flowering southernwood deliver antioxidants that can help protect skin from damage and dehydration, and before-and-after photographs clearly showed that this lotion delivered improvements to the texture and elasticity of skin.

Best Hand Cream: philosophy hands of hope hand and cuticle cream ($18,

This rich cream wowed both testers and judges by delivering noticeable enhancements in roughness, scaling, and brown spots in just six weeks. Testers also loved that this cream hydrated without making hands slippery or smelly.

Congrats to all of the winners!

Schick Hydro Silk, Seven Years in the Making

What were you doing seven years ago? Me, I was living in Washington, DC and enjoying my first “real” job out of college. Not yet married, but dating my now husband. Schick? They were designing the next best thing in razors — the Schick Hydro Silk™, launching at the end of the month. 

After seven years of testing, Schick says they have made the shaving experience better. This is welcome news. Razors have come a long way. My young nieces will likely never know the hacking my knees and ankles suffered. (I have bad vision — shower without contacts on. Mistakes happen(ed). I don’t want to talk about it.)

I’m hoping after a few more months with the Tria, I won’t have to use this on my underarm or bikini line, but my legs see a lot of razor time, especially in the summer. I’ve been using the Hydro Silk for a while now, and wanted to share my thoughts.

Schick infused this razor with a moisturizing serum that activates with water to prevent skin from being stripped of essential moisture and the resulting irritation. It sports five blades that curve and deliver a close shave. This is very noticeable to me (being a “blind” shaver and all). The design is also very ergonomic. I tend to drop my razors a lot (too many oil-based products + blind showering – I’M A MESS!) and then the blade falls off and I have to reconnect the cartridge. That doesn’t happen here. It’s so easy to hold on to and weighs next to nothing.

And the best part is we have razors to giveaway so you can try, too! Leave us a comment and we’ll email you with a unique link where you can sign up for a free Schick Hydro Silk. And if you have a case of the shower klutzies, please let us know (it will make me feel better!)