Announcing our 2022 woman&home beauty awards winners!

After testing hundreds of products, we reveal the 99 woman&home beauty awards winners, hand-picked by our beauty team and expert judges

A lineup of our woman&home beauty awards 2022 winners
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After weeks of careful testing, we can finally reveal the woman&home beauty awards 2022 winners. Our panel of experts has tested each of our 99 winning buys to ensure you're spending your hard-earned cash on the best products, to help you look and feel your best.

We all love the feel-good factor of using new beauty products, but with so many on the market, how do you know which ones are wise buys? What are the best beauty products for any budget? That’s where the woman&home beauty awards come in. Our beauty team, along with a panel of industry insiders, have helped narrow down the best of the best. 

Whether that's ensuring your skincare routine has the most hardworking buys, or picking the best shampoo and conditioner for each and every hair type, below you'll find the ultimate roundup of products, guaranteed to help you look and feel gorgeous. 

WOMAN&HOME BEAUTY AWARDS 2022: THE CATEGORIES

Why you can trust Woman & Home Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

  • Skincare
  • Complexion & supplements
  • Makeup
  • Body care
  • Sun & tan
  • Fragrance & gifts
  • Tools
  • Special Recognition

Our judging panel

Special thanks to our panel of judges, whose hard work and expert insights made the woman&home beauty awards 2022 possible. This year's judging panel included:

Sarah Cooper-White - Beauty Director

Rhiannon Derbyshire - Senior Beauty Editor

Fiona McKim - Beauty Channel Editor, womanandhome.com

Stephanie Maylor - Beauty Editor

Emma North - Beauty Writer

Caroline Barnes - Makeup Artist

Ruby Hammer - Makeup Artist

Alice Hart-Davis - Beauty Journalist and skincare specialist

Jennifer Hirsch - Beauty Botanist

Frances Prescott - Makeup Artist and skincare consultant

Chelseé Lewis - Expert Facialist

WOMAN&HOME BEAUTY AWARDS 2022 WINNERS: Skincare

Best Retinol Serum

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Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6 Serum | RRP: $81/£62

Delivers noticeable skin smoothing with minimal irritation.

Best mask

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Perricone MD Chlorophyll Detox Mask | RRP: $69/£61 

Excellent for deep cleansing and purifying the skin.

Best Vitamin C Serum

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Farmacy 10% Waterless Vitamin C Serum | RRP: $62/£48

A powerful formulation that’s great for brightening. 

Best eye gel

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XLash Awakening Eye Gels | RRP: $95/£47

For noticeably brighter, wide-awake eyes.

Best AHA Exfoliator

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Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Enzymatic Gommage | RRP: $13.80/£45

Gentle yet effective and leaves skin silky smooth.

Best brightening treatment

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Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask | RRP: $50/£45

Creates a flawless, glass-like finish for the complexion.

Best eye mask

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Dr Zion X Murad Retinol Renewal Eye Masks |RRP: $48/£40

Amazing results and immediately smooths and firms the eyes.

Best hyaluronic acid serum

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Aesthetically Perfect Skin 20% Hyaluronic Acid Capsule Serum |RRP: £59 (UK only)

Genius little capsules that make skin look and feel like silk.

Best cleansing pads

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Seoulista Magic Cleanse |RRP: $9.27/£7.99

Clever, washable pads that remove even stubborn make-up without a separate cleanser.

Best Collagen Boosting Serum

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Absolute Collagen Boosting Serum |RRP: £29.99 (UK only)

A great blend of active ingredients to smooth and plump the skin.

Best Luxury Mask

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Argentum Balancing Silver Clay Mask |RRP: $178/£128

Top marks for anyone with skin concerns like acne, oil or irritation.

Best Foaming Cleanser

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Kora Organics Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser|RRP: $42/£38

Foams nicely but doesn't leave the face feeling dry and tight.

Best daily moisturiser

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CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion|RRP: $16.99/£14

Great price, doesn't clog pores and leaves skin feeling smooth and soft. 

Best Moisturiser For Sensitive Skin

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Purifide Microbiome Equalizer Daily Moisturiser|RRP: £14.99 (UK only)

Brilliant for complexions prone to breakouts, leaving skin calm and soothed.

Best Cream Cleanser

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Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser|RRP: $19.80/£18

Gentle, enjoyable to use, and leaves skin soft and wonderfully clean.

Best blemish treatment

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Emma Hardie Lotus Flower Blemish Treatment|RRP:£18 (UK only)

Really works to soothe the skin and calm angry blemishes.

Best glow giving serum

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The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum|RRP: $30/£26

This really works to give a dull complexion a tangible boost.

Best essence

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Pat McGrath Labs Rose 001 The Essence |RRP: $86/£81

A joy to use for hydrated, dewy skin – worth the investment!

Best niacinamide serum

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Aesthetically Perfect Skin 5% Niacinamide Capsule Serum |RRP: £59 (UK only)

Perfectly measured doses for balanced and hydrated skin.

Best balancing cleanser

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Aurelia Miracle Cleanser|RRP: $54.50/£22

A facial in a bottle, for calm, soothed skin.

Best night cream

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Beauty Kitchen Bright Night Intensive Cream|RRP: $24/£20

A lovely, natural formula that still provides great results. 

Best moisturiser for dry skin

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Lumene Nordic Hydra Intense Hydration Moisturizer | RRP: $21.99/£20

For dry skin in need of a boost, this is fabulous without being greasy.


Complexion & Supplements

Best multitasking balm

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Jones Road Miracle Balm |RRP: $38/£32.99

Creates a gorgeous sheen for cheeks, lips, eyelids, and even legs.

Best BB cream

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Erborian Super BB Au Ginseng Anti-Imperfections Care Cream SPF20 |RRP: $25/£18.50

A great base that hides imperfections with a very natural finish.

Best foundation

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Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation |RRP: $44/£36

Blends effortlessly into skin without looking heavy. It has a great shade range too. 

Best for contouring

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Trish McEvoy Light & Lift Face Colour Duo |RRP: $68/£68

Chisels out cheekbones, and gives skin a beautiful soft-focus finish that really lasts. 

Best lightweight foundation

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No7 Restore & Renew Foundation |RRP: $16.99/£19.95

Just the right amount of coverage for a dewy, fresh complexion that’s not shiny.

Best skin brightener

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Charlotte Tilbury Glow Toner|RRP: $55/£40

A nice gentle formula you can use every day. Leaves skin bouncy and silky.

Best treatment foundation

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Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation |RRP: $66/£55

Evens out the skin as well as being healing and soothing. Ideal for fragile and acne-prone skin types.

Best for anti redness

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Rosalique 3in1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula| RRP: $34.60/£29.99

A gentle formula to conceal and reduce redness.

Best Vitamin C supplement

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Altrient C Liposomal Vitamin C | RRP: £44.50 (UK only)

A great multi-tasker to boost immunity and skin elasticity.

Best glow booster

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Vida Glow Radiance Capsules | RRP: $65/£49

Vegan-friendly and brilliant for boosting dull, uneven skin.

Best collagen booster

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Absolute Collagen Liquid Collagen Drink | RRP:£33.99 (UK only)

A potent daily dose for skin that looks noticeably plumper after a few weeks.


Makeup

Best blush

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e.l.f Luminous Putty Blush | RRP: $7/£7

Glides on beautifully and leaves a wonderful sheer finish.

Best highlighter

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Code8 Highlight HD Palette | RRP: $45/£33

Just the right amount of sheen to leave skin gleaming, not glittery.

Best mascara

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Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Tubular Mascara|RRP: $33/£22.50

For longer, thicker lashes that never smudge.

Best matte lipstick

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Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick | RRP: $39/£36

Velvety smooth and delivers rich color results.

Best liquid eyeliner

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17 Ink Legend Tattoo Eyeliner | RRP: £4.50 (UK only)

A brilliant buy for a bargain price - a pigmented, long-lasting formula that won't budge. 

Best nail color

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OPI Nail Lacquer | RRP $11.80/£14.30

The best polish ever – long-lasting and non-chip! The shade range is fantastic too. 

Best for brows

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Brows By Sarah Wow Brow | RRP: £39 (UK only)

Boosts brows instantly and improves growth over time too.

Best hydrating lipstick

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Delilah Colour Intense Cream Lipstick | RRP: $28.50/£24

A highly pigmented, long-lasting formula, that applies effortlessly onto lips.

Best multitasker

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r.e.m. Beauty Eclipse Cheek & Lip Stick | RRP: $19/£18

Glides onto the skin blends well and gives a natural-looking color.

Best loose powder

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Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Powder | RRP: $35/£31

A silky formula that leaves skin velvety smooth.

Best lip balm

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Ruby Hammer Lip Serum Balm | RRP: $25/£18

The perfect ‘no make-up’ shade with a flattering sheen.


Body care

Best for dry skin

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L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream | RRP: $49/£37

A rich, creamy formula that melts away dry patches.

Best cooling formula

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ESPA Isotonic Cooling Body Hydrator | RRP: $89/£43

This refreshing formula cools, calms, and hydrates hot skin.

Best body exfoliator

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TempleSpa Sugar Buff Smoothing Body Scrub | RRP: $43/£25

Like a spa treatment at home, leaving skin smooth and soft.

Best body wash

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Baylis & Harding Oud, Cedar and Amber Body Wash | RRP:  $10.99/£4

Amazing value, with a fabulous fragrance that leaves skin clean and soft.

Best body butter

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Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Body Butter | RRP: $48/£38

Slather from head to toe for long-lasting hydration with a gorgeous scent.

Best for feet

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Seoulista Beauty Peppermint Toes Treatment For Active Feet | RRP: £10 (UK only)

A cooling and soothing treat for hot, tired feet.

Best skin brightener

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Kate Somerville Exfolikate Resurfacing Exfoliating Body Scrub | RRP: $56/£48

Like a high-end facial, but for your body. Skin is left smooth and radiant.


Sun & Tan

Best SPF30 for face

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Malin + Goetz SPF30 Sunscreen | RRP:  $36/£32

A mineral formula that protects skin without feeling thick and heavy.

Best SPF50 for face

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Medik8 Advanced Day Ultimate Protect Moisturiser SPF50 | RRP: $77/£59

Nourishes skin as well as protects from sun, pollution, and blue light.

Best SPF Setting spray

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Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray | RRP: $44/£36

Mist over your makeup for on-the-go, all-day protection.

Best tan booster

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St Tropez Luxe Self-Tan Tonic Drops | RRP: $42/£30

Personalise your glow with customisable drops mixed into your everyday face or body cream.

Best SPF for body

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Naked Sundays Glow Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF50 | RRP: $26/£29.95

A fantastic non-aerosol mist. The lightweight formula leaves a subtle, flattering glow.

Best vegan SPF

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Dr Elif Benar Mineral UV Sunscreen | RRP: £40 (UK only)

Offers maximum protection and the non-oily texture makes for a great base under make-up.

Best SPF for sensitive skin

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Avene SPF 50 Cream Invisible Finish | RRP: $34/£19.15

Excellent protection for delicate skin. Sinks in easily and doesn’t feel greasy.

Best gradual tan

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Gatineau Golden Glow Gradual Tan | RRP: $22.80/£19

Buildable, lightweight texture that delivers a streak-free. golden glow.

Best SPF serum

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Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 | RRP: $69/£62

A lovely light texture that feels luxurious and offers excellent protection from sun damage.


Fragrance & Gifts

Best scented candle

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Bramley X The Pig Candle | RRP: $48.99/£28

Inspired by the kitchen gardens at The Pig Hotels, this is a divine blend of mint, linden, coriander & chamomile essential oils.

Best celeb fragrance

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Lovely Lights by Sarah Jessica Parker eau de parfum | RRP: $48.99/£25

A tasteful blend of honeysuckle, neroli, jasmine and sandalwood.

Best sustainable fragrance

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Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau de Parfum | RRP: $32/£25

Happiness, bottled! This citrusy blend is vegan, cruelty-free and includes sustainably sourced ingredients.

Best luxury fragrance

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La Perla eau de parfum | RRP: $108/£83

A stunning, soft floral blend of citrus, violet, neroli and jasmine.

Best body spray

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Caudalie Fresh Fragrance The des Vignes | RRP: $39/£28

A glamorous, subtle blend of white musk, neroli, ginger, plus orange blossom and jasmine. 

Best indulgent gift set

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TempleSpa Do Not Disturb Peace & Relaxation collection | RRP: £46 (UK only)

Take time to relax with this six-piece aromatherapy set for spa vibes at home.

Best relaxing gift set

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Champneys Slumber Travel Treats | RRP: £20 (UK only)

Drift off with this trio of slumber-inducing treats.


Tools

Best for brows

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Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer | RRP: $17/£14

For precise plucking and easy grooming - these are a must. 

Best LED mask

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Boost The Light Salon LED Face Mask | RRP: $495/£395

An innovative mask to reduce wrinkles, plump and rejuvenate the skin. A skincare investment!

Best razor

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Flamingo Razor | RRP: $11/£8

Delivers a smooth, silky finish without catching or nicking the skin at all. 

Best massage device

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Magnitone Deep Tissue Massage Gun| RRP: $108/£90

This compact massager comes with all the accessories you'd need to target tight muscles. 

best body brush

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Espa Skin Stimulating Body Brush | RRP: $33/£21

Buffs away dead skin cells to leave your limbs soft and smooth.

Best skin booster

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ageLOC Boost System | RRP: £336.87 (UK only)

This nifty gadget and super serum are perfect for recreating a professional spa treatment at home.

Best teeth whitener

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My Smile By Dr Uchenna Teeth Whitening Pen | RRP: £23.99 (UK only)

Leaves teeth genuinely whiter and doesn’t result in any sensitivity. 


Special recognition 

Best sustainable moisturiser

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Weleda Skin Food | RRP: $18.99/£13.50

A true skin savior that hydrates and soothes in seconds. 

Best sustainable face oil

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Pai Carbon Star Detoxifying Overnight Face Oil | RRP: $28.80/£39

Fantastic for troubled complexions prone to blemishes.

Best sustainable cleanser

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Evolve Organic Beauty Gentle Cleansing Melt | RRP: $28/£23

Instantly melts away makeup, including stubborn, waterproof mascaras. 

Best sustainable balm

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Kaea The Rejuvenator Multi-Nutrient Face Balm | RRP:  £105 (UK only)

An ultra-rich formula that smells wonderful and feels incredibly luxurious. 

Best overall sustainable range

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L'Occitane en Provence | RRP: From $7/£5.50

Fantastic eco credentials and products that offer spa-like luxury in your own bathroom. 

Best vegan brand

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Pacifica Reusable Undereye Masks | RRP: $14.99/£15

Help your favourite product penetrate the delicate eye area and can be repeatedly reused. 

Best vegan nail polish

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NailKind Vegan Nail Wear | RRP: £8.95 (UK only)

Guilt-free shades that are gentle on nails and provide long-lasting, chip-resistant colour. 

Best vegan haircare

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Pureology Nanoworks Gold Shampoo | RRP: $49/£23.50

A decadent shampoo that cleanses hair gently but effectively. 

Best new launch

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Revolution Skincare X Sali Hughes, from $5.99/£5

An effective range of expertly crafted, simple, yet affordable formulas. 

Best new range for blemished skin

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Ameliorate Balancing Facial Moisturiser | RRP: $30/£22

Lightweight, hydrating, mattifying – everything troubled skin needs.

Best new foaming cleanser

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CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser | RRP: $9/£12.50

Removes all traces of dirt but doesn't leave skin feeling tight or squeaky. 

Best new exfoliator

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Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant | RRP: $64/£59

A gentle resurfacer that rejuvenates the skin and boosts your glow.

Best new range for thin hair

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Philip Kingsley Density Thickening Protein Spray | RRP: $55/£36

Spritzed at the roots, this delivers instant volume to fine, flat hair. 

Best new cleansing oil

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Tatcha The Camellia Cleansing Oil | RRP/$48/£45

Effortlessly breaks down makeup and SPF, but doesn’t leave any residue. 

Best new scalp & body scrub

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Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub | RRP: $38/£32

Smells incredible, exfoliating but not scratchy, and leaves a lovely silky sheen. 

Best innovation in hair repair

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Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Conditioning Treatment | RRP: $30/£23

Leaves dry, damaged hair looking super shiny and silky soft. 

Best innovation in self tan

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Tan-Luxe The Crème | RRP: $49/£39

Perfect for busy people – a hydrating and luxurious tan-skincare hybrid in one.

Best innovation in lip care

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ESHO Sculpt Ultra Volumising Lip Serum | RRP $26.99/£21.99

Moisturises and boosts volume with a fresh, tingly feeling. 

Best classic tool for curls

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GHD Curve Thin Wand | RRP: $199/£139

This lightweight wand creates beautiful, bouncy curls that hold all day. 

Best classic body cream

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Daily Skin Therapy | RRP: $4.99/£5.99

Smells amazing and sinks in beautifully, providing a healthy, hydrated glow. 

Best classic all purpose balm

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Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm | RRP $16.50/£12

Intensely nourishes the skin, from lips and nipples to feet, for long-lasting moisture. 

Best classic face cream

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream | RRP: $34/£29

Suitable for all skin types, this non-greasy formula makes a great base under makeup. 

Best classic lash serum

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Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner | RRP: £110/£89

This conditioning lash serum is ideal for prematurely aged lashes. It noticeably improves their strength, leading to healthier-looking, more luxurious lashes.

Best classic for a good nights sleep

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This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray | RRP: $30/£21

An effective sleep aid that helps you relax as soon as you spritz your pillow. 

Best classic hair treatment

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Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Deep Conditioning Treatment | RRP: $30/£35

For hair that’s lost its bounce and gloss, this hydrates every strand without weighing it down. 


Art Direction: Sarah Cooper-White