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The best advice comes from someone who has walked a mile in your (wedding) shoes. We canvassed those very experts—more than 500 recent brides—plus top beauty pros to discover their tried-and-true favorites for skincare and body products. Here, the crème da la cream (see what we did there?) for prepping your skin from head to toe.
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Best On-the-Go Skincare Regimen: Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Towelettes
Post-portraits or -party, or just after a day's work, Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Towelettes wipe even waterproof mascara away with minimal effort. New York City bride Jessica Lehry Bishop calls them "a lazy girl's BFF" and praises the eco-friendly composition ($8, neutrogena.com).
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Top Tool: Clarisonic Mia
Brides hail the Clarisonic Mia—a sonic cleansing device, shown here in the new, compact "Fit" design—as a "complete lifesaver" and "my secret weapon." And with good reason. Chicago makeup artist Mindy Scott says using one "leaves skin smooth and clean, never red or irritated" ($189, clarisonic.com).
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Fiercest Face Freshener: Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser
"The Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser is perfect for my dry, sensitive skin and doesn't leave me feeling greasy or dried out," says bride-to-be Lucy Arnold of New York City, speaking for the product's many cheerleaders. Need we say more? Well, just this: It can also be used to clean your makeup brushes ($36, philosophy.com).
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Super Skin Softeners: Dove Nourishing Body Washes
Talk about a fan favorite: Dove has won top honors for four years running. And there's a lot to love about the Nourishing Body Washes—including a rich, hydrating lather and formula tailormade for sensitive and dry skin. We shave our legs with it, too ($7 each, dove.us).
A special editor's award goes to Beautycounter Countertime Nourishing Cleansing Balm. Why? Because we love a multitasker. Infused with raspberry- and cranberry-seed oils, the balm nourishes skin while washing (you barely need a moisturizer afterward), or you can use it as a mask while you sleep ($75, beautycounter.com).
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Outstanding Eye De-Puffer: Origins GinZing Eye Cream
Packed with ginseng and caffeine to de-puff, Origins GinZing Eye Cream checks any (under-eye) bags. "No matter how late a night, I wake up and look fresh," says newlywed Kathrine Kelly of Sacramento ($30, origins.com).
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Hot Hydrator: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Brides with oily skin and those marrying in tropical locales rave about oil-free Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, made with hyaluronic acid to keep skin moisturized but not greasy. "I love the cooling effect when you put it on," says Megan Pearson, a bride from Des Moines, Iowa ($19, neutrogena.com).
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Super Spot Remover: GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment
"The best thing I've used for clearing up my skin," says Greeneville, Tennessee, bride-to-be Hope Roberts of GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment, a mix of proven acne fighters, including alpha and beta hydroxy acids, charcoal, and clay ($69, glamglowmud.com).
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Best Lip Soother: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
An oldie (30 years strong!) but a goodie, Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is now in a squeeze tube. "It's unlike anything else on the market," says bride Lisa Ham of Marshalltown, Iowa ($4, burtsbees.com).
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Dry-Skin Saver: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief lotion
Apply Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief lotion in the A.M., and your skin will stay hydrated through the last dance. Charleston, South Carolina, makeup artist Kacie Faulling Pecora calls it "the first step to a glowing complexion" ($39, clinique.com).
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Expert Exfoliator: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
All brides glow, but extra radiance never hurts. With fruit enzymes to remove surface cells and honey to moisturize, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate "left my skin super soft and dewy," says bride Briana Gardner-Nesiba of Danville, California ($85, katesomerville.com).
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