Highly contested, the award recipients are this year’s must-have products that you need in your beauty kit – from anti-ageing moisturisers and cleansing gels, to lipsticks and hair treatments.
Speaking at the Beauty Awards ceremony held at 54 on Bath in Johannesburg, editor Jackie Burger said this year’s awards were tough to decide on – making the winning brands and products ones that are well worth trying, if you don’t use them already.
From expensive, high-end products to more accessible options, there is something for everyone in this year’s winners’ circle.
Say hello to the best beauty buys as voted for by a panel of 12 beauty industry experts:
Best in haircare
Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Conditioner, R37
Best in body treatment
Woolworths Love Your Skin Extreme Moisture Dry Oil Spray, R60
Best in bodycare
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Body Treatment, R245
Best in hairstyle
Moroccanoil Treatment, R420
Best in anti-ageing
Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant, R685
Best in lipstick and gloss
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, R105
Best in moisturisers
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser, R415
Best in mascara
Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express, R121
Best in perfume
Elie Saab Le Parfum, R795
Best in nail colour
Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy, R290
Best in foundation and concealer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place, R415
Best in cleanser and exfoliator
Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel, R305
With all the choices out there, it is helpful having an expert panel’s stamp of approval to guide you. So, for just under R4 000, you can make these products yours. A more realistic option, though, is to start slow and try out a new product each month to see what works best for you and your budget.
For next year’s awards, two new categories will be added to the mix: Local and Green to acknowledge products that are home-grown, as well as those that are eco-friendly.
Watch this space!
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