There are a lot of skincare products out there on the market. So how do you know which ones are really worth your time, your money, and your trust? After all, we expect our beauty buys to help us with a whole myriad of issues, but we don’t want them doing more harm than good. A helpful hint is to consider the products adored by the beauty gurus who have tested everything under the sun. That’s where we – and the Cosmetic Executive Women association – come in.
The annual CEW Beauty Awards recognize the most innovative beauty products of the year – and this year’s honorees are quite special. Below, we have compiled a guide to 10 of the event’s award-winning best skincare products of 2017 for you to shop from!
1. Fresh Face Mask
If you’ve shopped Richard Magazine’s Vitamin C skincare guide, you already know we love this nutrient-packed face mask from Fresh. We’re not surprised that CEW testers love this skin-saving fruit blend.
2. GLAMGLOW Moisturizer
Another Richard Magazine favorite that made CEW’s best skincare list multiple times is the brand GLAMGLOW. Multiple products from the line made this year’s list, but we particularly love the Illuminating Moisturizer that leaves your skin with an iridescent glow.
3. Origins Scrub
If you suffer from muscle tension or body aches, you need to try this scrub in your shower routine. The exfoliator is formulated with Volcanic Ash that heats on contact, so you can easily give yourself therapeutic hot massages.
4. Farmacy Mask
Love the idea of a warming scrub, but for your face? This face mask does the trick! It feels amazing, and leaves your complexion glowing and moisturized.
5. Clinique Serum
If you’re in that in-between spot of taking care of acne blemishes and fending off fine lines and wrinkles, this serum from Clinique pulls double-duty. No wonder it won the “Blemish Busters” category at the CEW Beauty Awards.
6. Shiseido Sun Protection Lotion
It can be extra challenging to stick to a regular SPF routine yearly, but we all know how important it is to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. This sunscreen contains “WetForce” technology, which means it becomes even more powerful when exposed to water or sweat. Genius.
7. It Cosmetics Eye Cream
Are your under eyes making you look as tired as you feel? This eye cream, formulated in partnership with plastic surgeons, helps smooth and de-puff while minimizing the appearance of dark circles. The true trifecta.
8. Olay Moisturizer
Another brand that had multiple products featured on the CEW’s best skincare list is Olay. Since we’re all about multi-tasking beauty picks, we love the label’s 7-in-one range. This products helps fight the signs of aging while pumping in moisture and protecting with SPF.
9. Laniege Masks
Face masks are all the rage for a reason. They are the perfect skincare treatment to pop on, sit back, and relax with. This product cools on contact for added relief on tired skin, while replenishing moisture.
10. Aveeno Body Lotion
Did you ever think one of the best body-pampering picks of the year would be a drugstore brand? The CEW honored this affordable lotion because it soothes skin without leaving you greasy or shiny. We second the assertion that Aveeno is wonderful on more sensitive skin types!
More skincare shopping guides.— Kristine Hope Kowalski