The results are in! Meet the Get The Gloss Beauty Awards 2023 winners


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Whether you’re looking for a new face exfoliator or the perfect product for dehydrated skin you want to know what you’re spending your money on is going to work. And that’s where our Get The Gloss Beauty Awards 2023 winners come in. These are the best-performing products across 53 beauty categories. Each one has been rigorously selected and tested by our panel of 24 expert judges so that we can present to you 162 of the best beauty products on the planet. Screengrab this list and keep it as the ultimate beauty shopping list.

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Best gel, foam or water-based cleanser

Gold: Pai Phaze PHA Clarifying Face Wash, £24

“So much thought has been put into this gel cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin. I have older dehydrated combination skin and it’s right up my street. I look out for products that are radiance-boosting and this wins for me," says judge Ateh Jewel.

Silver: Garnier Gentle Hydrating Deep Cleanser, £6.99
Bronze:
Slow Ageing Essential Face Wash, £28
Finalist:
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser Bar, £18
Finalist:
Curél Skin Balancing Foaming Cleanser, £12.50  

Best for cheeks

Gold: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wands, £30

“I discovered this at the Oscars and I have this in my kit. I love it because, although it's a cream it's matte and not at all greasy with a good array of shades," says judge Wendy Rowe.

Silver: 3ina The No-Rules-Stick, £15
Bronze:
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, £22
Finalist:
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Divine Bronzer, £40
Finalist:
Pixi On-The-Glow Blush, £18

Best brow product

Gold: UK Brow Trio Set, £32

“This set has everything you need to get the prefect brow, whether you like a natural, a strict or an arched brow. I particularly enjoyed the brush and pomade – and the fact that the packaging isn’t black means that I can find it in my handbag!" says judge Bryony Blake.

Silver: Wunderbrow Eyebrow Gel, £20
Bronze:
Eylure Brow Fix Styling Wax, £12
Finalist:
BBB London, Ultimate Brow Arch Definer, £24
Finalist:
Revlon Colorstay Micro Brow Pencil, £8.99

Best hair remover – tool or cream

Gold: Philips Lumea IPL 9900 Series, £539.99

“Bringing the power of a clinic treatment safely to your bathroom, this cordless device is a godsend for hair removal! I was impressed with the skin tone sensor and other thoughtful elements such as the protective carry case, which make it easy to use consistently,“ says judge Olivia Falcon.

Silver: Foreo Peach 2, £369
Bronze:
Gillette Venus Comfortglide & Olay Coconut Women's Razor, £14.99
Finalist:
Bondi Body Laser @ Home V2, £299
Finalist:
Tweezerman Facial Razor, £18

Best overnight product

Gold: Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial, £62

“Stunning in every way, it respects the skin’s barrier, giving skin all the nutrition it needs with powerful actives in a beautifully blended oil and it's expertly crafted. Sarah Chapman really does know what she is doing!" says judge Fiona Brackenbury.

Silver: Votary Night Star Serum, £105
Bronze:
Nutricentials Pillow Glow Sleeping Mask, £34.69
Finalist:
This is Silk Silk Overnight Oil, £49
Finalist:
Athletia Phyto Sleeping Cream, £86

Best pigmentation product

Gold: Emma Lewisham Skinreset, £85

“It ticks every box: a really good balance between barrier-strengthening ingredients and stable vitamin C, peptides and antioxidants to reduce pigmentation. It’s not only effective but sustainable and the packaging has been well thought through." says judge Dr Ayah Siddiqi. 

Silver: Heliocare Pigment Solution Fluid, £32.99
Bronze:
Dr Levy Pigment Control Drops, £110
Finalist:
Glow Hub The Scar Slayer Facial Serum, £14
Finalist:
Decree Treat Tincture, £130

Best hair product for curly or textured hair

Gold: Eco Style Olive Oil Styling Gel, £5

“It’s a product for all ages - my cousins who are 37 and 14 both love it and that’s when you know you are on to a winner! It works so well to perfect your hair, whether it’s a slick ponytail or edge control. It doesn’t leave any white residue and at that price, you can’t go wrong." says judge Keshia East.

Silver: Good Wash Day T-Shirt Hair Towel, £30
Bronze:
Innersense I Create Hold, £24
Finalist:
Alott Sea Salt Spray, £22
Finalist:
Umberto Giannini Curl Foam Anti-Frizz Styling Mousse, £8.95

Best peptide product

Gold: Sachi Skin Pro Resilience Serum, £65

“This has everything, peptides, antioxidants, hydrators, a great texture. I noticed my skin was in great health on the days that I used it," says judge Pippa Harman.

Silver: Dibi Milano Lift Creator Vitamin B-C-PP Serum, £60
Bronze:
Medik8 Liquid Peptides, £49
Finalist:
Decree Peptide Emollient Vale, £115
Finalist:
Marie Reynolds Peptide Supercharger, £40.56

Best self tan for face or body

Gold: Isle of Paradise Express 30-Min Mousse, £21.95

“A rare tanning mousse that’s also hydrating, it gives an even golden colour with just one coat. It doesn’t patch when it fades and the guide colour means you’re unlikely to make application mistakes. I have even used it on my face and it didn't irritate my sensitive skin," says judge Rose Gallagher.

Silver: Tan Luxe Express Mousse, £37
Bronze:
Bare by Vogue Self Tan Foam, £22.50
Finalist:
St Tropez Luxe Tan Tonic Glow Drops, £30
Finalist:
Gatineau Golden Glow Gradual Tan, £52

Best AHA, BHA, PHA

Gold: Skingredients AHA! Cleanse Brightening and Exfoliating Lactic Acid Cleanser, £28

“Facialist-formulated, this exfoliating cleanser can double as a face mask, which is how I like to use it. Lactic acid and PHAs leave the skin feeling smooth without feeling stripped. Plus it’s refillable too," says judge Dr Sophie Shotter.

Silver: Beauty Pie AcidEnzyme Exfoliating Face & Body Cleanser, ‎Member's Price: £28.50 Typical Price: £60.00
Bronze:
Pixi Clarity Tonic, £18
Finalist:
Dibi Milano Lift Creator Intensive Peeling Mask, £50
Finalist:
Elixseri Opening Act - Overnight Resurfacing Treatment serum, £80 

Best bath and shower 

Gold: Neom Magnesium Bath Milk, £40

“Pouring this in your bath and then putting some clean pyjamas on is the perfect end to the day. It soothes your muscles and your mind with magnesium, chamomile and lavender, the perfect all-round bath product," says judge Michelle Class.

Silver: L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil, £19.50
Bronze:
Ilapothecary,  Magnesium & Amethyst Deep Relax Bath Soak, £59
Finalist:
Slow Ageing Essential Bath & Shower Essence, £58
Finalist:
Healing Alternatives  CBD, Lavender & Clary sage Bath Salts, £19.50

Best organic /natural range 

Gold: Bamford Geranium Hand and Body Wash, £25

“Pioneers in conscious beauty, Bamford is a British brand that believes in the power of nature, making environmentally-friendly products that work. Made in England, its products are Cosmos-certified and free from SLS, parabens, GMO, artificial fragrances and colours. It’s a trustworthy brand in simple and chic understated packaging," says judge Jasmine Hemsley.

Silver: Nini Organics Gaia Face Cream, £69
Bronze:
Galbaia Natural Dermathecary Phytogal (F)ACE Treatment Moisturizer, £75
Finalist: Samaya
Ayurveda Anti-Ageing Cream Kapha, £99
Finalist:
Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate, £29

Classic hero 

Gold: Fable & Mane Holiroots Hair Oil, £32

“There’s a strong Indian tradition surrounding hair oil and this brand was one of the first to bring it to the mainstream. I like that it highlights the ritual of oiling someone else’s hair too, which made a connection between me and my daughter. It makes hair care self-care and genuinely improves the condition and shine," says judge Nicola Bonn.

Silver: Medik8 Crystal Retinal, £45
Bronze:
Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream, £32
Finalist:
Westlab Epsom Bath Salts, £7.69
Finalist:
Leighton Denny Renovate Cream and Buffer, £14

Best menopause skincare face or body 

Gold: Living M Collagen Boost Moisturiser, £45

“It’s a transparent brand that tells you clearly what the ingredients do. They’ve thought about both menopausal and perimenopausal skin and use resveratrol, a skincare ingredient I love for ageing well, for its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-photo-ageing properties and it contributes to the stimulation of collagen," says judge Dr Galyna Selezneva.

Silver: Naydaya Victory Oil, £24
Bronze:
 Zenii Rebalance Day and Night Cream, £85
Finalist:
Calecim Professional Multi Action Cream, £75
Finalist:
B by Superdrug Menopause Hydrating Eye Cream, £13.99

Best oil or balm cleanser

Gold: Aeos Cleansing Oil dé-Maq, £45

“Among stiff competition, this stood out as being also great for also removing eye makeup. I loved how my skin felt after rinsing and the quality organic and biodynamic ingredients and the beautiful subtle scent," says judge Ruby Hammer.

Silver: Farmacy Beauty Green Clean  Cleansing Balm, £32
Bronze:
Whind Oasis Fresh Dissolving Jelly Cleanser, £24
Finalist:
Cultured Biomecare Biome One Cleansing Balm, £32
Finalist:
Rhug Wild Beauty Deep Cleansing Balm, £65

Best retinoid

Gold: Dr Sam’s Skincare Flawless Nightly Pro 5% Retinoid Serum, £60

“An exciting new generation retinoid with 5 per cent Granactive Retinoid that is stable, 10 per cent niacinamide and 2 per cent bakuchiol. An investment, yes, but a great and effective retinoid it totally worth it," says judge Dr Johanna Ward.

Silver: Medik8 Crystal Retinal, £45
Bronze:
Indeed Labs Retinol Reface, £24.99
Finalist:
Skin Rocks Retinoid 2, £75
Finalist:
Dr David Jack Good Night, £120

Best newcomer brand or range

Gold: Murad Exasoothe Collection, £42 - £54

“From a skincare brand you can trust, this is a range for people with real problem skin who often don’t know where to turn. I have seen it work in my own family as so many of us have really sensitive skin. And I also trust it to use on anyone professionally - as a makeup artist I have to deal with so many different types of skin," says judge Bryony Blake.

Silver: Indu teen beauty, from £8
Bronze:
Et Al Beauty Collective, from £29
Finalist:
Eyeam, from £26
Finalist:
L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Serie Expert Absolut Repair Molecular Range, from £26

Best product for barrier repair

Gold: Scientia Ceramide Skin Rescue Moisture Barrier Balm, £28

“The complete solution for barrier repair with ceramides, cholesterol, fatty acids and a stunning texture. A beautiful blend of lightness and effectiveness. I like that you can use it as a moisturiser and a mask," says judge Fiona Brackenbury.

Silver: Dr Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser Intense, £32
Bronze:
Nip+Fab Ceramide Fix Overnight Cream, £29.95
Finalist:
Dibi Milano Defence Solution Repairing, £58
Finalist:
Seoulista Instant Wonder 4-in-1 Day Cream, £22

Best new fragrance

Gold: Roads Digital Daze, £120

“This smell so fresh and clean without being ‘cleaner-like’! It has amazing lasting power and as the day went by it warmed up –  and people commented. It feels modern and classic at the same time and you can wear it for both day and night,” says judge Adam Reed.

Silver: Cosmoss Sacred Mist, £125
Bronze:
Floral Street Fragrances Sweet Almond Blossom EDP, £68
Finalist:
Experimental Perfume Club Tonka Extraordinaire, £145
Finalist:
Kayali Yum Pistachio| 33, £107 

Best SPF for  face or body

 Gold: Ultra Violette Fave Fluid SPF 50+ Ultralight Skinscreen, £37

“This is really lightweight, suitable for all skin tones with, it doesn’t interfere with makeup and I find it a genuinely pleasant skincare product to use - your skin looks glowy. Most sun creams are 50ml, this is 75ml making it most worth the money," says judge Alicia Lartey.

Silver: Ultra Violette Extreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Body and Hand Skinscreen, £37
Bronze:
Biore UV Aqua Water Essence Sunscreen SPF50, £14.99
Finalist:
Hello Sunday The One That’s a Serum, £22
Finalist:
Skin + Me Daily Defence Oil-Free SPF50, £19.99

Best eye cream or serum

Gold: Medik8 Crystal Retinal Ceramide Eye, £42 

“This is one of the few products that combines ceramides with encapsulated retinal and huylaronic acid, it really helps tackle fine lines around my eyes and delivers the boost of hydration at a fabulous price point for the quality," says judge Dr Sonia Khorana.

Silver: Dr. LEVY Switzerland Eye Booster Concentrate, £165
Bronze:
RoC Skincare Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Eye Cream, £27.99
Finalist:
Gatineau Age Benefit Advanced Eye Serum, £72
Finalist:
Farmacy Beauty Wake Up Honey, £41

Best product for hands, feet and nails

Gold: Rhug Wild Beauty, Rich Hand and Nail Cream, £32

“An aromatherapy fix in a hand cream, this is so hydrating, not at all greasy and leaves your hands feeling like they have really had a drink," says judge Madeleine Spencer.

Silver: Viridian Nutrition Organic Ultimate Beauty & Cuticle Oil, £16.05
Bronze:
Leighton Denny Renovate Shield, £14
Finalist:
L’Occitane Hand Cream She Butter Hand Cream, £22
Finalist:
Emolyne High-Shine Gel Effect Nail Lacquer, £13

Best everyday moisturiser

Gold: Farmacy Beauty Honey Halo, £42

“This is super nourishing but not greasy, full of soothing and barrier-restoring ingredients such a ceramides and bisabolol. When I used it overnight my skin felt bouncier in the morning – and during the day, it stayed moisturised," says judge Pippa Harman.

Silver: Simon Ourian MD 24 Hour Moisturizer, from £49
Bronze:
Elf Skin Holy Hydration! Face Cream, £12
Finalist:
Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturiser, £59
Finalist:
Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream, £67

Best niacinamide product

Gold: Farmacy Beauty 10% Niacinamide Night Face Mask, £40

“After a couple of weeks of using this nightly, I  had a visible reduction in pores over my nose and my skin felt soothed and glowy in the morning. I use medical grade actives such as retinal and acids and this gives me that overnight repair I need, I love that it has recycled packaging and is free from nasties," says judge Dr Raj Arora.

Silver: Meder Beauty Nrj-Soin Serum, £71
Bronze:
Zenii Rebalance Day and Night Cream, £85
Finalist:
Vive CBD Concentrated Recovery Serum, £50
Finalist:
Dr David Jack Blue Face Peel, £149

Best base

Gold: Elf Halo Glow Filter Liquid Highlighter, £14

“Not only a fantastic price point but a great multi-use product – you can use it as a highlighter or to even out your skin tone – and it comes in an impressive range of shades," says judge Adeola Gboyega.

Silver: Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint, £38
Bronze:
Sculpted by Aimee Hydratint, £23
Finalist:
Glossier Stretch Fluid Foundation, £34
Finalist:
Suqqu The Foundation, £75

Best face or eye mask

Gold: Dr Levy Switzerland Freezing Anti-Fatigue Mask, £69

“This is a lovely face mask that you can also use around the eyes. It cools, calms and brightens stressed skin, which is something I need not just as a makeup artist but for myself too! Congratulations!" says judge Wendy Rowe.

Silver: BBB London Brow & Eye Mask, £4
Bronze:
Cultured Biomecare Biome One Mask, £48
Finalist:
Katherine Daniels Anti Fatigue Mask, £40
Finalist:
Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Aging Facial Sheet Mask, £3.29

Best product for ageing well

Gold: All Skin Med Regenerating Growth Factor Ampoules, £90

“A clinically effective treatment you can do at home – an effective way to addressing signs of ageing that I personally noticed results from," says judge Dr Sophie Shotter.

Silver: Bioeffect EGF Power Serum, £165
Bronze:
Cellular Goods Rejuvenating Cannabinoid Face Serum, £99
Finalist:
Sachi Skin Ursolic Acid & Retinal Overnight Reform, £76
Finalist:
StriVectin Peptide Plump Line Filling Bounce Serum, £69

Best styling product

Gold: Living Proof No Frizz Smooth Styling Spray, £34

“It helps fight frizz and flyaways, detangles and smells brilliant, it has a heat protector too. The prefect prep for all hair types," says judge Mira Parmar.

Silver: Fable & Mane Mahamane Leave In Conditioner, £28
Bronze:
Kerasilk Liquid Cuticle Filler, £24
Finalist:
Percy & Reed I Need A Hero! Wonder Balm Hair Primer, £22
Finalist: Drybar Triple Sec 3-In-1 Finishing Spray, £24

Best product for dry/dehydrated skin

Gold: Elixseri Rescue Diver - Hydrating and Cell Plumping Serum, £89

“A fantastic hydrating product to really moisturise and plump. I simply love it - thank you Elixeri Rescue Diver!" says judge Mary Greenwell.

Silver: Katherine Daniels Rehydrating Concentrate, £62
Bronze:
Weleda Skin Food Nourishing Day Cream, £14.95
Finalist:
Cultured Biomecare Biome One Rich Cream, £55
Finalist:
Aromatherapy Associates Hydra Plump Gel Cream, £55

Best toner, essence, mist, setting spray

Gold: Morphe Continuous Prep & Set Mist+ £19

“A lovely affordable fine mist that’s not just a setting spray, it actually replenishes the skin with ceramides and antioxidants," says judge Dr Ayah Siddiqi.

Silver: Aeos Refreshing Hydrating Mist, £55
Bronze:
Simon Ourian MD Rebalancing Toner, from £49 per month
Finalist:
Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, £18
Finalist:
Sunrider Kandesn Pure Beauty Water, £44.28

Best lip balm/skincare for lips

Gold: Grown Alchemist Lip Balm, £16

“From the packaging to the ingredients to the impact of the product, everything was ten out of  ten. Luxury, eco, hydrating without being oily, it works to rescue cracked lips as well as being a good daily lip balm – a great all-rounder for me," says judge Keshia East.

Silver: E45 Lips & Dry Skin Balm, £8.61
Bronze:
The Inkey List Tripeptide Plumping Lip Balm, £10.99
Finalist:
Sculpted by Aimee Hydralip, £15
Finalist:
Naked Sundays SPF50 Glow + Go Lip Oil Coconut, £18

Best sustainable brand or initiative

Gold: Melior Powder-to-Gel Eco Hand Wash, £14.95

“Melior offers non-toxic, refillable eco cleaning and hand wash products. With purpose at its heart, the brand employs people with disabilities giving those who are often overlooked, the opportunity to thrive in a supportive environment. Kind to skin and kind to oceans, the products feature no SLS. Sustainability is done better with reusable (and returnable) bottles and waterless ‘tea bags’ that are eco to ship and totally compostable," says judge Jasmine Hemsley.

Silver: Tropic Skincare Innerbottle Technology, £28-£48
Bronze:
Tangle Teezer The Plant Brush, £17
Finalist:
et al. Complexion Glow + Refillable Compact, £30
Finalist:
My Skin Feels Moisturised, £36

Best shampoo or hair cleanser

Gold: Arkive Headcare The Reset Dry Shampoo, £12

“I’ve used many dry shampoos and been promised many things: no residue, more volume, getting rid of grease – and they haven’t always delivered. But this one overdelivered: the scent was gorgeous, my hair had oomph, it felt clean with absolutely no residue. It also nourishes your hair with baobab oil. The perfect dry shampoo," says judge Nicola Bonn.

Silver: Monday Haircare Clarify Shampoo, £4.99
Bronze:
Rahua Hydration Shampoo, £32
Finalist:
Noughty Back to Balance Shampoo, £7.99
Finalist:
Philip Kingsley Vitamin C Detoxifying Jelly, £26

​​Best blemish product

Gold: Emma Lewisham Supernatural Blemish Serum, £68

“This is insanely good and takes a really different approach to dealing with blemishes, via the microbiome. It’s pregnancy-safe too which makes it universal. It works with most skincare and makes you feel really glowy too," says judge Alicia Lartey.

Silver: Hero Cosmetics The Mighty Patch, £7.99
Bronze:
Nuskin Ageloc Lumi Spa Blemish Serum, £44.69
Finalist:
Avene Cleanance A.H.A Exfoliating Serum, £39
Finalist:
Mantle The Treat, £47

Best face oil

Gold: Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil, £148

“The champagne of facial oils, this felt decadent, nourishing and healing without being heavy. You can tell this is pure quality," says judge Ateh Jewel.

Silver: Athletia Core Balance Oil, £54
Bronze:
Cosmoss Golden Nectar, £148
Finalist:
Cultured Biomecare Resilience Facial Oil, £46
Finalist:
Terranova Organic Serum Skin Oil 768, £29.94

Best scalp product

Gold: Nécessaire The Scalp Serum, £60

“So many scalp products are sticky, but you can apply this lovely lightweight, unscented serum happily without having to wash hair constantly. After using it, my hair was shinier, with less hair fall and I felt that there was more baby hair regrowth," says judge Dr Raj Arora.

Silver: Vichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Dry Hair, £12.50
Bronze:
Hair Gain Scalp Foam, £32
Finalist:
Umberto Giannini Scalp Scrub Exfoliating Anti-Dandruff, £9.95
Finalist:
Mauli Rituals Grow Strong Hair Oil, £34

Best moisturiser, serum or oil for body

Gold: Bali Body Antioxidant Body Whip, £26.95

“I fell in love with Bali Body Antioxidant Body Whip. It has powerful hydrating and antioxidant ingredients, a glorious texture and absorbs fast. It’s also priced well. I would definitely buy this product myself," says judge Dr Johanna Ward.

Silver: Temple Spa Duvet Hydrating Body Cream, £34
Bronze:
This Works Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil, £44
Finalist:
Stories No1 Hand and Body Lotion, £26
Finalist:
Neal’s Yard Remedies Women’s Balance Balm, £32

Best skin tool – face or body

Gold: Omnilux Contour Face, £348

“I love this FDA-approved home gadget; it only takes ten minutes to use, the company has been in business for 20 years and has strong research and development behind the products. I’ve been using it regularly and it's made a difference to my rosacea," says judge Dr Galyna Selezneva.

Silver: Nuskin Ageloc LumiSpa, £244.49
Bronze:
Foreo Bear 2, £379
Finalist:
Bare Feet by Margaret Dabbs Electronic Callus Remover, £35
Finalist:
Facegym Acne Light Shot, £60

Best body exfoliator 

Gold: Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator in Eucalyptus, £30

“I keep this in my bathroom and in my kit. It has just the right amount of exfoliating granules, the eucalyptus scent is subtle and my skin feels great afterwards,” says judge Michelle Class

Silver: Olverum Body Polish, £42
Bronze:
Tea and Tonic Bright Awakening Halen Môn Body Scrub, £39
Finalist:
Sienna X Exfoliate Collagen & Melanin Boosting Scrub, £14.99
Finalist:
Feather and Down Sweet Dreams Warming Body Scrub, £8

Best hair tool 

Gold: Mdlondon Strait, £109

"Mdlondon Strait delivers beautifully straight smooth hair without leaving it flat and gives the most beautiful wave too," says judge Adam Reed.

Silver: SupernovaPRO, £299
Bronze:
Drybar The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush, £125
Finalist:
BondiBoost Wave Wand, £57.99
Finalist:
Revamp Enigma PRECISION Hair Dryer, £149.99 

Best targeted body product

Gold: This Works Perfect Cleavage & Neck Serum, £40

“This is a product that you are going to enjoy using, which will help remind you to give our oft-neglected neck and dec some TLC," says judge Dr Sophie Shotter.

Silver: StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream PLUS, £83
Bronze:
Omnilux Contour Neck & Décolleté, £348
Finalist:
Margaret Dabbs London Firming Leg Serum, £45
Finalist:
Obagi Elastiderm Neck and Deck, £237.60

Best product for sensitive/reactive skin

Gold: Dermalogica Stablizing Repair Cream, £65

“Slightly richer than the average sensitive skin moisturiser, it instantly comforts the skin, while still sitting nicely under makeup and giving lasting hydration. When you are red, blotchy and hot it can be really hard to find a moisturiser that keeps your skin comfortable for the entire day. It feels more like a treat than a clinical cream, which, when you have rosacea is really hard to find," says judge Rose Gallagher.

Silver: E45 Face Moisturiser, £5.99
Bronze:
Votary Super Sensitive Cleansing Cream, £55
Finalist:
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, £10
Finalist:
Harborist Balm-Gel Cleanser, £27

Best bond builder or hair repair treatment

Gold: Philip Kingsley Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment, £29 

“One use of this pre-wash and my hair felt so much stronger and softer – great value for money too. It’s become my new favourite!" says judge Dr Sonia Khorana.

Silver: L'Oréal Professionnel Paris Serie Expert Absolut Repair Molecular Rinse-Off Serum, £28
Bronze:
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, £28
Finalist:
Chāmpo Leave-in perfecting cream, £28
Finalist:
Epres Bond Repair Treatment Starter Kit, £46

Best exfoliator for face

Gold: Tatcha The Rice Polish: Classic, £64

“The results are instant, the ingredients are beautiful and anyone can use it. It’s not drying as you might expect a powder to be and your skin feels phenomenal afterwards," says judge Fiona Brackenbury.

Silver: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, £35
Bronze:
Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage, £60
Finalist:
Kate Somerville, Exfolikate Intensive Resurfacing Treatment, £78
Finalist:
Grown Alchemist Polishing Facial Exfoliant, £46

Best conditioner or mask

Gold: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Deep Conditioning Treatment, £36

“It has an unparalleled ability to restore tired and frazzled hair making it glossy, stronger and softer. If your hair feels a bit beaten it brings it back to life," says judge Madeleine Spencer.

Silver: Arkive Headcare The Future Youth Treatment Mask, £14
Bronze:
Olaplex No8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, £28
Finalist:
R+Co Television Perfect Hair Masque, £38
Finalist:
Kerasilk Recovery Mask, £33

Best hyaluronic acid

Gold: The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £7.99

“A brilliant non-sticky formula that includes the peptide Matrixyl 3000+ for youth boosting and at a good price point, giving you the best real value for money in this category," says judge Pippa Harman.

Silver: By Terry Global Hyaluronic Serum, £85
Bronze:
Tula Skincare 24-7 Ultra Hydration Triple-Hydra Complex day & night serum, £41
Finalist:
Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Ageing Super Hydrator Lotion, £18.99
Finalist:
Grace and Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £9.99

Best lash product

Gold: Revitalash Advanced Sensitive, £109

“I couldn’t love this product more, it just works. You will start to see a difference within four to six weeks and continue to see with regular use. I’ve used it a lot over the years in bouts of three months and always come back to it," says judge Ruby Hammer.

Silver: Duo Lash Quick Set Adhesive Clear, £6.99
Bronze:
Huda Beauty One Coat Wow!, £20
Finalist:
Zoeva Cosmetics Ooh La Lash Length & Lift Mascara, £21
Finalist:
Pacifica Fluffy Lash Mascara, £20

Best vitamin C

Gold: Garnier Vitamin C Brightening Night Serum, £13.99

“’I love this both for the innovation - it’s a vitamin C  that you use at night which makes sense as that’s when your skin regenerates – and for the formulation. It's stabilised ten per cent vitamin C in a dark bottle to keep it effective and it’s good for someone like me who has hyperpigmentation because it brightens," says judge Adeola Gboyega.

Silver: Olay Vitamin C + SPF30 Day Moisturiser, £38
Bronze:
Emma Hardie Vitamin C Radiance Gel Moisturiser, £59
Finalist:
Indeed Labs Vitamin C Brightening Drops, £20
Finalist:
Medik8 C-Tetra Luxe, £59

Best colour product for lips 

Gold: Pixi Naturelle Lip, £12

“It’s a fantastic texture the colours are wonderful, it’s somewhere between a lipstick and a lipgloss and I highly recommend it!" says judge Mary Greenwell.

Silver: Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil, £20
Bronze:
Pat McGrath Labs SatinAllure Lipstick, £26
Finalist:
Jane Iredale ColourLuxe Hydrating Cream Lipstick, £27
Finalist:
Trish McEvoy Easy Lip Colour, £26

Best milk or cream cleanser

Gold: Hada Labo Tokyo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, £14.49

“The texture feels beautiful, it’s great for all skin types and with hyaluronic acid it not only hydrates but helps treat fine lines and wrinkles, all at a really competitive price. My skin felt clean, nourished and plumped," says judge Mira Parmar.

Silver: Skin Rocks The Cream Cleanser, £32
Bronze:
Samaya Hydrating Cleanser Vata, £69
Finalist:
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser, £38
Finalist:
Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, £25.50

Best innovator 

Gold: Living Proof Full Texturizing Foam, £27

“Effortlessly turning round bad hair days with an innovative versatile lightweight mousse formula that can be used on wet or dry hair.  It instantly volumizes and importantly has great heat protection,” says judge Olivia Falcon.

Silver: No7 Future Renew Range, from £19.96
Bronze:
Hello Klean Purifying Shower Head, £65
Finalist:
Invity Youth Activating Instant Filler, £70
Finalist:
Øthers, £90

Editor's picks 

Gold: Ateh Jewel Beauty Blush of Dreams, £25

“This is more than just a blusher it’s the culmination of a long-held dream by Ateh to create colour cosmetics products that make all skin tones glow. The first ingredient is shea butter and it simply melts into your face. I have the shade Watson Watermelon in my handbag all the time for an instant glow-up,” says GTG Editorial Director  Victoria Woodhall. 

Silver: Balance Me Tripeptide Plumping Cloud Cream, £45
Bronze:
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, £22
Finalist:
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer, £35
Finalist:
Wildsmith Super Hydrating Overnight Mask, £68
Finalist: Malin & Goetz Strawberry Perfume, £82