November 29th 2019
Get The Gloss Beauty and Wellness Awards 2019: winners and commended finalists
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Each day until Christmas we'll be announcing an award winner - think of it as a virtual advent calendar. Today it’s the turn of Best Glow Getter
Wednesday 27 November saw some of the biggest names in beauty and wellness gather at Get The Gloss' HQ with the sole purpose of whittling down the 450 awards entries we received.
Our judges blazed through the day swatching, spritzing and swirling, putting the products through their paces, and after hours spent poring over the latest and greatest beauty releases, our panel of esteemed judges narrowed down over 450 beauty products to a shortlist and a selection of worthy winners. From cult names to little-known brands, your beauty wish list is about to get a whole lot longer.
Check back here and on our Instagram @getthegloss each day to discover our very worthy winners...
The Glow Getter Award
Winner: Code8 Highlight HD Palette, £24
For a touch of summer in the chilliest months, you can’t go wrong with this two-toned palette, that offers the perfect amount of shimmer.
Commended: Beuti Skincare Pomegranate Glow 3in1 Enzyme Cleanser flash mask, £55.00
We love a multi-purpose product, so this was an instant hit around the judging table. The gel-balm hybrid can be used as a cleanser or a mask for a mini-facial, depending on what you’re after.
Best V Care
Winner: WooWoo Tame it! Hair Removal Cream, £6.75
A far cry from the hair removal creams of yesteryear, this has none of the unpleasant scent you might remember and leaves skin soft and smooth. It almost makes hair removal cool - no mean feat!
Highly commended: MegsMenopause Blossom Balm, £10
Targeting vaginal dryness, this intimate skin moisturiser makes menopause a whole lot more comfortable - plus, the bottle is made from 96% recyclable materials.
Best Face Prep
Winner: Votary Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil, £45
When Ateh Jewel says she uses a product every night, you sit up and listen. Something of a cult item in beauty circles, this cleansing oil goes on like velvet and leaves your skin feeling like silk.
Highly commended: Jane Scrivner Nourishing Cleanser, £46
With a creamy and delicious texture, this removes every scrap of makeup without being harsh on the skin.
Highly commended: PAI Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil, £36
As the name says, this cleansing oil is light as air, with the rosehip leaving a pleasing glow on the skin.
Best Skin Tool
Winner: 001 Cryopress Ice Facial Massager, £75
After a full-on day of judging, this ice-cold facial massager was a breath of fresh air. Kept between -8 and 2.5 degrees Celcius, rolling this over your face increases blood circulation, tightening, firming and lifting the skin. Get The Gloss founder Susannah Taylor commented how amazing it made her skin feel, and if it's good enough for her...
Highly commended: Hayo’u Beauty Restorer, £38
This jade facial massage tool might not look like much, but it sure packs a punch. Simply sweep it over your face for a massage that not only improves circulation but can also soothe headaches and release tension. Our editorial director Victoria Woodhall commented that she loves it because it transforms your skin from the inside out.
Best Healthy Hair Saviour
Winner: Hairstory New Wash, £44
When a product is loved by Jonathan Van Ness, you just know it's going to be good - and our judges were definitely in agreement on this one. Darren Fowler commented that he loved the idea of a biodegradable cleanser that does everything in one - a product to use in place of shampoo which strips excess oil, dirt and styling products, but leaves behind all the goodness your hair needs to be happy and healthy.
Highly commended: L'Oreal Professionnel Vitamino Colour Shampoo, £12.90
Expert judges Cher Webb and Susannah Taylor both already use this in their day-to-day lives, so we were excited to give it a whirl - and we weren't disappointed by this trusted and well-known shampoo. Designed for coloured hair, it leaves locks shiny and vibrant, without weighing it down.
The Eye Opener Award
Winner: IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, £20
A stalwart in makeup artists' bags, Superhero Mascara boasts serious staying power, with our judges impressed by how a little goes a long way - serious bang for your buck with this one. Judge Cher Webb said she always carried it in her kit.
Highly commended: Lottie London Power Foil, £5.20
Launched in 2014, Lottie London is a relatively new player in the game. This eyeshadow wowed the panel thanks to the highly pigmented formula that creates a three-dimensional illusion on the eyes - Christmas party makeup isn't complete without it. Judge and hairstylist Darren Fowler said he'd love to see this on a model when he's on a shoot.
Watch this space tomorrow for another winner's announcement and follow us on Instagram @getthegloss for updates.