The Best in Beauty awards are back for another year! In case you’ve forgotten what they’re all about, here’s a quick reminder: they’re kind of like the Hollywood Hall of Fame, where we honour some of the best beauty legends to ever grace our face (and body, and hair, and nails, and…everywhere, really). 

Just like our Glosscar awards, the Best in Beauty awards honour an outstanding product in each category. The only difference is that the products up for nomination don’t have to be launched within the last year, so you can vote for your longtime favourites and ultimate Holy Grail products in the hope that they go home with a gorgeously glossy award.

The nominations

Beautyheaven invited the beauty industry to nominate award-worthy products within a range of beauty categories. To be eligible for Best in Beauty nomination, products must be available for review on

How to vote

We've gathered the nominations together, now its up to you to be the judge! Just like you’d do for the Glosscar awards, simply submit a review and star rating for your favourite nominees and the star rating will count as points towards the coveted award. In addition to this, we also ask that you submit votes in a secret ballot (so that the winners will remain top secret until the big reveal). In the secret ballot, you have the opportunity to award three nominated products the following secret points: 

1 x 20 point vote

1 x 10 point vote

1 x 5 point vote

These three extra special votes should go to products you’re seriously silly over and would love to see win a Best in Beauty award. Please note you will only have the opportunity to vote in the secret ballot once, and you must vote for three different nominated products (from any category) for your secret ballot to be counted. 

The product in each category with the highest number of points (from star ratings and secret votes) at the end of the voting period will be awarded a 2012 Best in Beauty award. Should a tie occur, reviews for the product/s in question will be considered, and a winner determined by beautyheaven's editorial team.

Please note: if you have previously reviewed a product (before September 9, 2012) that’s now nominated but feel it’s worthy of a Best in Beauty award, you are able to submit a second review.

Voting is exclusive to registered beautyheaven members (not yet a member? Sign up here now!).

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 30th September 2012.  

Vote to win!

Want to win the ultimate in beauty booty? Once the votes have been cast we’ll be giving away packs containing every winning product, in every category to 15 lucky members! These must-have goodie packs are valued on average at over $1500 each, and will be awarded to the 15 members who we believe have contributed the most valuable (quality, not necessarily quantity!) reviews throughout the voting process. (Please note: voting is only open to beautyheaven members from beauty fanatic upwards. At this time, votes from beauty lover members will not be counted. If you are currently a beauty lover, start reviewing products, commenting on blogs, sharing articles, and posting in the forums so you move up the ranks!) 

What are you waiting for? Cast your Best in Beauty vote now!  

Make-up | Skin care | Hair | Body | Fragrance | Men's | Sun | Mum&Baby | Health&Wellbeing | Dental | Luxe

Click here to submit your top-secret vote!

Best in Beauty 2012 - hands & feet nominees

Follow the links to your favourite nominees to submit your reviews and lodge your votes:

Best Foot Product
endota spa native mint & desert lime foot cream
1000 Hour Softsole
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Foot Magic
Bio Sculpture Mint Mask
Danné Montague-King Calerase
Botani Detox Foot Scrub
Revlon Pedi-Expert Foot Smoother
L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Reviving Leg & Foot Mist
Billie Goat Soap Peppermint Foot Soak


Best Hand Product
MOR Marshmallow Hand & Nail Cream
Dermalogica AgeSmart Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment
Garnier Body Intensive 7 Day Hand Cream
SkinVitals Hydraflex Hand Mask
endota spa lavender & alpine pepper hand cream
A'kin Lavender Geranium & Jojoba Hand Nail & Cuticle Crème
Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning Hand Lotion
PRIORI Advanced AHA Cosmeceuticals Hand & Body Revitalising
Palmolive Heavenly Hands Foaming Hand Wash
BIODERMA Atoderm Hand Cream
Ella Bache Moisture Bath Hand Renew
Burt's Bees Almond & Beeswax Hand Crème
NIVEA Hand Express Hydration Hand Fluid
Bio Sculpture Cuticle Cream
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Age Spot Hand Cream
You, me & everybody® Helping Hands Hand Wash
ECOYA Hand Cream
Revitanail Hand and Nail Cream
Planet Eve Organics Luxe Hand Creme
Mirenésse Power Lift Active Hand & Body Balm
Urban Rituelle Sweet Treats Petit Hand Cream in Peach Blossom
SAX Multi Vitamin Hand Cream
Botani Olive Hand Cream
L'Occitane She Butter Hand Cream
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Fragrance Free
AVEENO Intense Relief Hand Cream
Dr LeWinn's Hand and Nail Cream
Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Hand Recovery
Natio Wellness Hand Cream SPF 15


Best Nail Polish or Colour Collection
Maybelline NY Colorama Nail Color
ck one color Long Wear + Shine Nail Color
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure
Lancome Vernis In Love
SAX Nail Life Nail Enamel
Revlon Nail Enamel
endota spa nail paint
L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Vernis
Innoxa Nail Polish
Australis Nail Colour
Mode Pastel Nail Enamel Collection
Bourjois So Laque Nail Polish
Models Prefer Nail Enamel in Out of Office


Best Nail Treatment
Bio Sculpture Lavender Base
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Crème
Revitanail Nail Strengthener


Best Enhancer (acrylic nails, gel nails, nail art)
Kiss Nail Dress
Broadway Press & Go Nails
Bio Sculpture's Royal Collection
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips
1000 hour 3D Nail Wrap in Sienna
Nailene Ultra Tabs


Best Hand & Foot Tools (nail file, nail scissors, foot file)
Ecotools Footfile
Bio Sculpture Hygienic Disposable Multi Files
Models Prefer Nail Buffer 4 Step Block


Click here to submit your top-secret vote!


What is your favourite ever Holy Grail hand or foot product?

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