Which products are really worth your money? Meet the Get The Gloss Beauty Awards 2022 winners
Whether you're in the market for a glow-getting serum, a scalp refresh or a game-changing bit of beauty tech these products handpicked by top industry judges are the best of the best. Meet the Get The Gloss Beauty Awards Winners for 2022.
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Best cleansing oil or balm or milk
“Such high quality for the price form a brand that’s working hard for sustainability. It’s great for sensitive skin and beautiful milky texture that turns into such a light oil. Sn effective makeup remover” says, judge Nicola Bonn.
Best gel, foam or water-based cleanser
Gold: Byoma Creamy Jelly Cleanser, £9.99
“Value for money, it cleanses the skin beautifully, I tested it on three things - matte lipstick, face powder and a waterproof eye pencil and it got everything off. The fragrance is lovely but not overpowering, I love the look of it too - they have really invested in good aesthetics. A lot of people still find the idea of a skincare routine confusing but they make it easy and accessible, both in the way they talk to the consumer and in price,” says, judge Dominic Skinner.
Best toner or essence or mist
“An extremely hydrating and dewy essence that made my skin feel like a sponge. It has great hydrating ingredients, and supports the skin barrier. It’s so beautifully presented, a real treat” says, judge Dr Kemi Fabusiwa.
Finalists: S’Able Labs Black Seed Toner, £35,
Chantecaille Purifying and Exfoliating Phytoactive Solution, £76
Best exfoliator for face
Gold: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid, £11
"It's extremely effective at decongesting and reducing inflammation and hyperpigmentation and leaves a nice glowy sheen on the skin. It's amazing value and it lasts a long time. A great option for brighter skin” says, judge Pippa Harman.
Silver: Decree Weekly Decree, £120
Bronze: Venn Collagen Intensive Phyto-Retinol Resurfacing Mask, £113
Best for oily or blemish-prone skin
Gold: Murad Deep Relief Blemish Treatment, £40
“When you are dealing with blemish-prone skin, people often will gravitate towards something drying. This formula contains urea, which can exfoliate and unclog pores as well as moisturise,” says, judge Alicia Lartey.
Best pigmentation product
Gold: Sachi Skin Triphala Pigmentation Corrector, £69
“A very well thought-out product dealing with all aspects of pigmentation such as inflammation and melanin and really easy to slot into your routine. A lovely texture too,” says, judge Alicia Lartey.
Best product for ageing well
Gold: Meder Beauty Arma-Lift Concentrate, £115
“Meder Beauty Arma-Lift Concentrate was a clear winner in this category. It combines synergistic ingredients like resveratrol, EGF peptides and plant stem cells with bio-polymers of microorganisms to create the ultimate age-well elixir” says, judge Dr Johanna Ward.
Best product for dry/dehydrated skin
“Brightness, hydration, and suppleness packed into a mighty yellow bottle. A multi-tasking serum that transformed my parched skin into a delectable bouncing cushion. It ticks all the boxes, vegan, sustainable, refillable and botanical with clinically proven peptides. This one’s a keeper” says, judge Dr Ayah Siddiqi
Silver: Hada Labo Tokyo Premium Lotion Intense Super Deep Hydrator, £17.45
Bronze: MV Skintherapy MV Daily Soother Booster, £70
Finalists: The Inkey List Dry And Rough Skin Solution 10% Urea Moisturiser, £14.24, Meder Beauty Hydra-Fill Concentrate, £115
Best product for barrier repair or sensitive/ reactive skin
Gold: Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, £45
“Not only instantly is it very comforting but it calms everything down quickly, a fast-acting calmer with squalane and ceramides for barrier repair, which is something that I look for because I experience redness. This was a standout winner in this category” says, judge Rose Gallagher.
Silver: Byoma Moisturising Gel Cream, £11.99
Bronze: Skingredients Skin Good Fats Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer, £49
Finalists: Odee Nova Illuminating Moisturiser, £55, Scientia Beauty Ceramide Skin Rescue Moisture Barrier Balm, £28
Best niacinamide product
Gold: Seoulista Beauty Brightening Super Serum, £22
"I was really impressed with the roundedness of the formulation; it didn't just have niacinamide but squalane and humectants and antioxidants making it a great all-rounder with the skin-balancing benefits of niacinamide. Great price too" says, judge Pippa Harman.
Silver: Farmacy 10% Niacinamide Night Mask, £40
Bronze: Paula's Choice Skincare Clinical Niacinamide 20% Treatment, £47
Finalists: The Inkey List Super Solutions 20% Niacinamide Serum, £15.99, Vive Intensive Anti-Blemish Treatment, £60
Gold: Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1 Serum, £45
“When it comes to clinically effective skincare at a good price point Medik8 is right up there. They make retinoids accessible and understandable for everyone with their ladder system and bring results you can trust and that are backed by science” says, judge Dr Sophie Shotter.
Finalists: Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, £69.50, Sachi Skin Ursolic Acid and Retinal Overnight Reform, £70
Best vitamin C
Gold: Medik8 C Tetra Luxe, £59
“It’s potent, effective and you notice a difference within a week. It doesn’t break me out and it’s easy to layer. The brand's ethos is all about clinical research. Divine!” says, judge Dr Ewoma Ukeleghe.
Best neck and/or decolletage product
“An award -winner that has made it onto my personal bathroom shelf. Using proprietary ingredients that enhance the absorption of other actives it’s easy to see why this is such a popular product with consumers. The balm-like texture feels rich and nourishing leaving the skin feel smoother and firmer” says, judge Dr Sophie Shotter.
Silver: Comfort Zone Sublime Skin Neck & Decollete Fluid Cream, £55
Bronze: FTT Skin Clinics FTT Skin Lift, £65
Finalists: Prai Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme, £26.99
Best lip care/treatments
Gold: Burt’s Bees Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment, £6.99
“Even though it’s an overnight-intensive product, I also really enjoyed using it during the day. It remained hydrated for a long time - even after a cup of tea - it’s easy to carry around, and has a nice fresh smell. It ticked all the boxes including on price and sustainability” says, judge Rose Gallagher.
Finalists: Sensai Total Lip Treatment, £87
Best SPF product
“If you told me I could have a lightweight SPF that didn’t irritate my eyes, felt luxurious to use, supported my skin against the harsh pollutants of today AND didn’t leave a white cast on my skin I wouldn’t believe you. But here we are! No irritation works as a brilliant makeup primer and protects my skin against all the light wavelengths. An SPF I will return to again and again” says, judge Dr Ayah.
Silver: Dr David Jack All Day Long, £95
Bronze: Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Skinscreen, £34
Best natural/organic skin transformer
Gold: The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Duo, £120
“Calling something a face lift in a bottle sounds like a stretch, but I was pleasantly surprised by not only how wonderful my skin felt the next morning but also by how blemishes and sensitive areas were almost completely remedied. One use of this combo and I’m a convert and want to continue using it every day. That is the mark of an amazing skin transformer” says, judge Jasmine Hemsley.
Silver: Tropic Rainforest Dew Hydration Serum, £44
Bronze: Voya Organic Beauty Hyaluronate Anti-Pollution Serum, £64
Best everyday moisturiser
Gold: S’Able Labs Baobab Moisturiser, £50
“Love the research and development. I love all the ingredients, it is a very diverse product. It can be used on every skin tone, it’s gender-free/neutral. I love the smell, the texture and the results, I thoroughly enjoy using this” says, judge Dr Galyna Selezneva.
Silver: Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream, £63
Bronze: Farmacy Beauty Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturiser, £42
Best overnight product
“These little overnight capsules are full of nutrients that make your skin feel great in the morning. Good for travelling - you can take only as many as you need” says, judge Mary Greenwell.
Best face oil
Gold: Gherane Reset Facial Oil, £42
“This antioxidant oil with prebiotics for stressed-out skin, really protects, brightens and hydrates. It smells spa-like and super light on the skin. And perfect for balancing your skin” says, judge Mira Parmar.
Silver: Rhug Wild Beauty Protecting Facial Oil with Bakuchiol, £64
Bronze: Elemental Herbology Purity Facial Oil, £44
Best eye cream or serum
“I love the texture, it’s easy to put on under makeup and is suitable for all skin types and is an environmentally conscious brand,” says, judge Dr Ewoma Ukeleghe.
Best scalp product
Gold: Kristen Ess Micellar Shampoo, £10
“I love this product because it removes product buildup, dirt and pollution from the scalp, and a healthy scalp means healthy hair ” says, judge Hannah Gaboardi
Finalists: Fable & Mane SahaScalp Wild Ginger Purifying Scrub, £30, Vegamour Gro Scalp Detoxifying Serum, £32, Chāmpo Pitta Growth Serum, £34
Best hair wash experience
“I’ve always been a huge admirer of Philip Kingsley as a trusted trichologist brand. I find so many people who come to me at the moment have build up from products and pollution and they aren't detoxing their hair. This is an effective and innovative product with eco packaging and us carbon negative too” says, judge George Northwood.
Finalists: Rossano Ferretti Parma, Grandioso Volumising Conditioner, £32, Aussie Hair Aussie Deep Moisture Shampoo, £3.99
Best hair mask or repair treatment
Gold: Living Proof Triple Bond Repair, £42
“I love the ease of use, it;s heat activated, leave-in. It has plant-based ingredients that repair the inner cortex of the cuticle and it gave the best performance in how the hair felt. I tried this one someone with bleached hair and her hair looked so much healthier” says, judge Neil Moodie.
Best hair product for curly or textured hair
Gold: Windle Lab Curl Enhancer, £14.75
“This was really effective at defining and moisturising my curls without weighing them down. Made in the UK and with beautiful recyclable packaging, this is a new discovery for me that I’ll 100 per cent be using again and again” says, judge Keshia East.
Best styling tool
Gold: MD London Blow Hairdryer, £195
“A dryer with a powerful punch, for one so quiet and compact and big results. As a working makeup artist working on all types of hair and travelling constantly, this is now a firm fixture in my kit ” says, judge Mira Parmar.
Silver: Bellissima Diffon Supreme, £129.99
Bronze: Razzl Dazzl Hair Au Crescendo 4-in-1 Hair Curling Wand, £115
Best styling product
Gold: JVN Complete Instant Recovery Serum, £25
“It’s a heat protector, a styler and it’s skincare for your hair, whatever your hair type. Plus it’s great on sustainability credentials" says, judge Mira Parmar.
Best for hands and feet and nails
"A very good everyday hydrator for hands. It's a decent size and easy to have on your desk and to take a couple of pumps throughout the day without making your laptop greasy” says, judge Madeleine Spencer.
Best bath and shower
Gold: Gloved Rich-Cleanse Body Wash, £26
“The scent was beautiful and it was richly foaming - a richly fragranced and indulgent body wash. I really enjoyed the rice protein and sodium hyaluronate formula which left my skin feeling healthy, supple and soft” says, judge Adeola Gboyega.
Silver: Sanctuary Spa Signature Natural Oils Salt Scrub, £16
Bronze: Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil, £50
Best hair remover – tool or cream
Gold: Estrid The Starter Kit, £7.95
“I love how inclusive they are – everyone is invited to remove hair from any part of their body if they want to – and they acknowledge that some people also love their body hair. The product itself gives a great shave, it feels weighty plus it’s affordable and refillable” says, judge Nicola Bonn.
Best lash product
Gold: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara, £11.99
“Great value for money, the innovative flexible brush helps to grab every lash and works really well on my lashes!” says, judge Adeola Gboyega.
Best brow product
Gold: Brows by Sarah Wow Brow, £39
“Beautiful pigments and colour tones that are really flattering against different skin tones. You can really sculpt your brows with this product. It's long-lasting, it's smudge-proof and it gives a thicker yet still very natural look to your brows. It's really impressive” says, judge Nathalie Eleni.
Best for cheeks
"The colour payoff is extraordinary,you get two shades in one pan which means you can customise it. It gives a healthy finish without chalkiness or shimmer, which is really hard to achieve with shades that show up every skin colour from the pale to the very dark” says, judge Madeleine Spencer.
“Such a good all-rounder, not only does it's colour correct so great for people with problem skin or redness, but it also has the protection of SPF 50. You can use it as a tinted moisturiser or a heavier base, it’s so versatile, it works for everyone and the shade range is good" says, judge Bryony Blake.
Best colour product for lips
Gold: Sculpted by Aimee HydraLip, £15
"Really wearable, really hydrating, easy to apply, with enough colour to enhance your lip and make it look healthy without the commitment of a lipstick, anyone can wear” says, judge Nathalie Eleni.
Best skin tool – face or body
Gold: Espa Cryotherapy Globes, £55
“I love the sleek packaging, it really made me want to spend time with skincare and my skin looked so much better afterwards. It rolls smoothly over the skin without dragging. It encourages you to make a relaxing ritual out of your skincare” says, judge Dr Kemi Fabusiwa.
Gold: Lustre ClearSkin Renew Pro Facewear, £490
“This is what innovation is about. It has taken the concept of LED technology and made it customisable using this red, blue and NIR light via a very user-friendly and truly cordless light at a great price. I’m definitely keeping this!” says, judge Olivia Falcon.
Gold: Weleda Skin Food Original, £13.50
“I recommend this to so many people and it’s a standard in my kit. Incredible value for what it does, you can use it in about 15 different ways. When your cream shadow has cracked and dried in the pot, you mix a bit of it. Skin Food in and brings it back to life” says, judge Bryony Blake.
Silver: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo, £25
Bronze: Ren Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, £28
Best newcomer brand or range
Gold: 17. £1.60-£5
“This reissue is both old and new and gives me all the 90’s nostalgic feels from when I was a teenager. But back then affordable makeup looked ashy on darker skin, but this is good quality makeup at a good price for all skin tones” says, judge Ateh Jewel.
Best sunless tan for face or body
Gold: Tan-Luxe The Creme, £39
“Not only does it go on evenly there’s so much skin goodness in it. A beautiful colour with beautiful ingredients” says, judge Fiona Brackenbury.
Best sustainable brand or campaign
Gold: Rhug Wild Beauty, £32 - £125
"This brand is the epitome of sustainable luxury - the products feel and smell amazing and the care is taken not only with the packaging and design goes so much deeper. Everything is sourced and foraged locally in one farm where organic practices are at the forefront. It uses COSMOS-certified ingredients which is an important factor for me. Using their own wool in packaging boxes means it is automatically biodegradable and circular all in one fell swoop. An amazing brand" says, judge Jasmine Hemsley.
Best menopause skincare face or body
Gold: Zenii London Rebalance Day and Night Cream, £85
“The formulation with clinically evidenced levels of actives is innovative and I love the instant radiance you get. They have really taken into account the changes that happen in the skin in menopause” says, judge Fiona Brackenbury.
Silver: Vichy Laboratoires Neovadiol Meno 5 Serum for Menopausal Skin, £39
Bronze: No7 Menopause Skincare Instant Radiance Serum, £32.95
Best waterless eco product
Gold: Tropic Clear Skies Cleansing Powder, £20
“Very pleasant to use, especially on oily skin, well-formulated kind the planet. This really stood out. ” says, judge Ruby Hammer.
Silver: Kitsch Rice Water Protein Strengthening Shampoo Bar, £10
Bronze: Trii Hand & Body Exfoliating Wash, £8
Finalists: Foamie Coconut And Cacao Butter Body Bar, £6, Klorane Exfoliating and Treating Powder Mask with Galangal, £16 for 8 sachets
Best moisturiser, serum, treatment or oil for body
Gold: Emma Hardie Moringa Luxury Body Butter, £38
“It’s like putting a beautiful face cream all over your body, it’s a great big pot of indulgence. It comes in a luxurious glass bottle and ticks all my boxes” says, judge Ruby Hammer.
Finalists: Burt's Bees Moisturising Body Lotion for Very Dry and Sensitive Skin, £11.49, Bioeffect EGF Body Serum, £85