BEAUTY AWARDS 2017 – FACE
Our columnist Alex Hatton brings you a collection of the most effective buys in skin and body care. These gems are a must for every beauty buff.
Emma Hardie, Moringa Cleansing Balm with Cleansing Cloth, €59
A brilliant balanced daily cleanser that cleans deep into pores, moisturises and calms all skin types. It is so pure it doubles as a soothing and hydrating mask if left on for ten minutes.
BEST EXPRESS CLEANSER
The Skin Nerd, Cleanse Off Mitt, €5.95
Say goodbye to face wipes and hello to this mighty microfibre mitt. All you need to do is add water – genius!
BEST EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER
BRYT, Remove, €16.95
An extremely gentle, naturally derived, water-based cleansing solution that is perfect for removing even the most stubborn smokey eye!
Roger & Gallet, Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar, €20
This toner is inspired by vinegar-based formulas known for their refreshing and purifying properties. It smooths, tightens pores and clarifies the skin texture.
BEST DAILY EXFOLIATOR
Bia Beauty, Orange & Grapefruit Facial Exfoliant & Cleanser, €16.95
This fruity handmade skincare hero is packed with natural superfoods including jojoba grains, thistle and castor oil that are excellent at removing impurities.
BEST FACE MASK
Estée Lauder, Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Power Foil Mask, €19 per mask
A hybrid of the famed Advanced Night Repair, this beauty gem contains a powerful hit of hydration in a foil sheet mask that resets the look of skin in one application.
PAYOT, Hydra 24+ Gel-Cream Sorbet, €48.50
This soothing, silky, melt-in gel-cream instantly refreshes the skin and delivers intense hydration.
BEST INEXPENSIVE MOISTURISER
Kinvara Skincare, Active Rosehip Day Cream, €25.95
This Irish number is packed with essential plant oils that absorb super fast leaving your skin prepped, primed and ready for the day ahead.
BEST NIGHT CREAM
Eau Theramale Avène, PhysioLIFT, Smoothing, Regenerating Night Balm, €35.99
We heart this nightly number that transforms the quality of the skin while you slumber. Skin is smoother, more elasticated and radiant upon waking. Result!
BEST NIGHT MASK
Liz Earle, Superskin Overnight Mask, €55.50
Slow the ticking, naturally, with this luxurious overnight mask, delivering radiance-enhancing nourishment for visibly brighter, smoother and firmer-feeling skin by morning. All you need to do is sleep!
BEST NECK CREAM
IDC Profil, €79.95
This cream is your only answer to directly targeting the appearance of wrinkles and creases on the neck and décolletage.
BEST FOR RADIANCE
Clinique, Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C, €34
This is anti-ageing for the impatient with the power of fresh, potent Vitamin C. Following this week-long system you will see that skin is firmer, smoother, with a radiant, youthful glow.
BEST CORRECTIVE SERUM
SkinCeuticals, H.A. Intensifier, €91
This breakthrough serum guarantees 30% plumper skin in four weeks. Expect a firmer, smoother and more defined visage.
BEST HYDRATING SERUM
Clarins, Hydra -Essential, Intensive Moisture Quenching Bi Phase Serum, €55
A super comforting treatment serum from the House of Clarins. Skin feels more subtle, toned and radiant after application.
BEST NIGHT OIL
Pestle & Mortar, Superstar Retinol Night Oil, €76
An anti-aging retinol evening elixir that repairs and revitalises your skin whilst you sleep.
BEST EYE CREAM
L’Occitane, Divine Eye Balm, €67
A multi usage hero balm bursting with anti-ageing properties. Use as part of your daily skin routine or for an extra beauty treat use as an eye mask.
BEST NON-INVASIVE SKIN TREATMENT
Ultherapy, from €300 – €900 (small treated areas)
Ultherapy uses time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally without surgery, helping you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest. It’s the A-Listers best kept secret!
BEST LIP BALM
Elave, Sensitive Daily Lip Defence, €7.95
An ultra-hydrating lip balm with coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E to recondition, smooth and protect your lips.
BEST INEXPENSIVE CLEANSER
L’Oréal Paris, Fine Flowers Cleansing Milk, €9.20
A super comforting creamy cleanser with combined extracts of rose and jasmine flowers. It nourishes and envelops the skin in a veil of softness.
Eizabeth Arden, Advanced Ceramide Capsules, Daily Youth Restoring Serum, 30 capsules, €48
Pure. Potent. Precise. Triple the anti-aging power for visibly firmer, smoother, healthy-looking skin.