Picking the right product for you can sometimes feel like a bit of a challenge – how do you narrow down the field when there are so many to choose from? Sometimes a tried-and-tested favourite can be your best bet. We’ve rounded up some of the products on Bath & Unwind that not only won prestigious beauty awards in 2013 (sometimes for the third year in a row!) but also got the seal of approval from the most important judges of all – you!
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
What it won: Best Cleanser in Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Hot 100
They say: “This nourishing balm gently removes make-up and melts into the face to leave it deep-cleaned, soft and supple.”
You say: “Amazing cleanser, have long been a fan of Elemis, this is up to their usual standard – have had to hide it from my daughter!”
Decleor Aromessence Neroli Serum
What it won: Best Facial Oil in InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys
They say: ““The best thing about this product is that it’s weightless in texture, yet super-nourishing… It absorbs instantly, leaving skin soft and supple.”
You say: “Awesome awesome product. I massage this 2-3 times a week at night. Sinks right in. My face looks absolutely glowing and radiant the next morning. Perfect!!”
This Works No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture
What it won: Best Night Cream in Red Magazine’s Best of Beauty 2013
They say: “Our new PM staple nourishes dry skin with a rich (yet instantly absorbed) texture and a hit of anti-ageing retinol.”
The beauty insiders say: This product (and its accompanying eye cream) has got great reviews from the press, including Lisa Armstrong in The Telegraph.
bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation
What it won: Best Mineral Base in InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys Hall of Fame
They say: “This gives a perfect blank canvas in seconds… It’s kind to sensitive skin or problematic skin, doesn’t get cakey or settle into fine lines and it contains SPF – it’s [an] absolute secret weapon.”
You say: “I love this foundation. It’s light enough to let my skin breathe without compromising the quality of coverage.”
What it won: Best Nail Polish Range in InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys and Best Holiday Pedicure in Harper’s Bazaar
They say: InStyle – “Essie offers such a large collection of colours and they are always bang on trend.” Harper’s Bazaar – “We love the high-gloss formula, which adds an extra dose of glamour to a summer tan.”
You say: “I love the Essie formulas as, for me, they last a lot longer than others do.”
Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer
What it won: A place in the Glamour Beauty Power List
They say: “A one-shade-suits-all dark circle obliterator.”
You say: “Fantastic product, fits perfectly to the skin colour and covers dark circles.”
Caudalie Divine Scrub
What it won: Best Body Treatment Product in the Psychologies Positive Beauty Awards
Celebrity fans: Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo are all big fans of Caudalie’s natural products.
You say: “I absolutely love this scrub. It smells amazing, produces a milky lather in warm water and the brown sugar particles leave my skin really smooth. Definitely getting it again.”
What it won: Best Body Oil in InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys
They say: “It really brings exhausted skin back to life and gives a glowing youthful finish.”
Celebrity fans: Cameron Diaz, Trudi Styler and Sienna Miller are all keen on Ren’s lovely natural products.
Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil
What it won: Best Bath Treat in Red’s Best of Beauty Awards
They say: “A beautiful, herb-scented oil that soothes everything from frayed nerves to sore muscles.”
You say: This products regularly gets five star reviews from you guys.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
What it won: Best Hair Treatment Product in the Psychologies Positive Beauty Awards, Best Deep Conditioning Mask in the InStyle Best Beauty Buys and Best Intensive Hair Repair in Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Hot 100.
They say: InStyle – “This mask adds serious strength to damaged hair and helps reduce breakage.” Harper’s Bazaar – “This transforms hair you thought was beyond help… There is nothing out there that does a better job.”
You say: “This wonderful product restores my hair to its former glory after a beach holiday with lots of swimming and sunbathing. I shall make sure that I take a jar with me on holiday next year.”
Redken Shatterproof Shine Diamond Oil
What it won: Best Hair Secret in the Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Hot 100
They say: “Oils were a product to be wary of until this one converted us. The lightweight silicone-free formula enables it to be absorbed into hair rather than sitting on it, leaving it lustrous, not greasy.”
Fashion fans: Redken’s Creative Consultant is legendary stylist Guido Palau and he regularly uses Redken’s products in shows for Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga.
Kerastase Couture Styling Range
What it won: Best New Styling Range in Red’s Best of Beauty Awards 2013
They say: “Like the very best skincare, this breakthrough range of products can be mixed, layered and blended to achieve a truly customised look – without any heaviness.”
You say: Of Spray A Porter – “I love this product, smells lovely and gives my hair lovely volume as well as a tousled look.”
Been inspired? We’ve popped all the award winners in a special category so you can find them nice and easily. Hopefully stocking up will now be that bit less stressful and a whole lot more enjoyable.
Awarded to products which have won an award for the last three years in a row.