Glosscars 2012 - skin care

26 Feb 2012 05:00 AM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
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It’s the time of year we know you love beauties…when all your trialling and testing pays off, and your beauty expertise really counts. When you get to decide which new products stood out from the crowd, and which deserve superstar status. That’s right, it’s time for the 2012 Glosscars!

Loads of fantastic new beauty buys hit the shelves in 2011, but not all of them can nab a coveted Glosscar award – which is exactly why we need YOU. Because you’re all such bona fide beauty addicts, we’re letting you choose our glossy winners! It’s as simple as telling us which new beauty buys you loved last year.  Here’s a reminder of how it all works…



The nominations

Beautyheaven invited the beauty industry to nominate award-worthy new products within a range of beauty categories. To be eligible for this year’s Glosscar nominations, products must have been launched onto the Australian market between January 1st and December 31st, 2011 and be available for review on  

How to vote

We've gathered the nominations together, now you be the judge! Simply submit a review and star rating for your favourite nominees and the star rating will count as points towards the coveted award. To give your favourite beauty buys an extra boost, you’ll also have the opportunity to award three 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 Glosscar award. Please note you will only have the opportunity to vote in the secret ballot once, and you must vote for three different 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 Glosscar award. Should a tie occur, reviews for the products in question will be considered, and a winner determined by beautyheaven's editorial team.

Please note: if you have previously reviewed a product (before February 26th, 2012) that’s now nominated but feel it’s worthy of a Glosscar 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 18th March 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 winning product to 15 lucky members! These must-have goodie packs are valued on average at over $1000 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’ status upwards. At this time, votes from ‘Beauty Lover’ status 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 Glosscars vote now!  

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Click here to submit your top-secret vote!


2012 Glosscars - Skin care nominees

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


Best New Exfoliant

Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant
Benefit b.right! Refined Finish Facial Polish
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Anti-Ageing Facial Scrub
Neutrogena Deep Clean Shine Control Scrub
Planet Eve Organics Tropical Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator
Simple Clear Skin Balancing Scrub
Yes To Tomatoes Pore Scrub


Best New Face Mask

Clean & Clear Deep Action In-Shower Facial
Comvita HUNI-XA Intensive Hydrating Mask
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Anti-Ageing Face Mask
endota glycolic polishing mask
Guinot Pure Balance Treatment Mask
KORA Organics Hydrating Mask
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Purifying Mask
Mirenesse Power Lift Nanodermal Firm Face Mask
Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Purifying Mask


Best New Day Moisturiser

Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF15
Avene Tolerance Extreme Cream
Benefit b.right! Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF 15
Clean & Clear Essentials Moisturiser SPF15
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Anti-Ageing Day Cream
Elizabeth Arden Intensive Anti-aging Moisture Cream with sunscreen
Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
Le Tan Daily Face SPF30+
MAC Complete Comfort Creme
Mirenesse Endless Youth Amazing Day Cell Serum
NIVEA VISAGE Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream SPF 15
Nutrimetics Restore Anti-Ageing Day Creme
Olay Total Effects Day Cream Sensitive
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Calming Facial Lotion
Puretopia Instant Moisture, Skin Quenching & Protecting Daily Face Moisturiser SPF 15
QV Face Rescue Gel
Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamins Day Cream
Sophyto balancing daily moisturiser
You Me & Everybody Saving Face Moisturiser
Hamilton Everyday Face Daily Defence


Best New Night Moisturiser

Benefit b.right! Total Moisture Facial Cream
Decleor Aroma White C+ Recovery Brightening Night Cream
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Anti-Ageing NIght Cream
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Night Restorative Cream
Elucent Anti-Ageing Night Cream
L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream
Mirenesse Endless Youth Midnight Magic Cell Serum
NIVEA VISAGE Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream
Puretopia Sleep & Renew Replenishing & Firming Night Face Moisturiser
Lancome Renergie Lift Volumentry Night Cream
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24-Night Cream


Best New Age Management Product

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Skin Perfecting System
ARTISTRY Intensive Skincare Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum
Aum Anti Age Organics Line Minimising Cream
Decleor Experience De L'Age Resurfacing Gel Peeling
Dermalogica AGE Smart Overnight Repair Serum
Elucent Anti-Ageing Serum
endota glycolic nourishing oil
Guinot Liftosome Serum
The Jojoba Company Absolute Serum
Lancome Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%]
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10
Mirenesse Power Lift Wrinkle Zero Night Renewal Serum
Nutrimetics Restore Intense Anti-Ageing Night Creme
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Rejuvenating Facial Serum
Puretopia Pure Nutrition Anti-Oxidant & Omega Oils Essential Facial Serum
Sophyto anti-aging antioxidant serum
SK-II Wrinkle Specialist
Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes
You Me & Everyody Saving Face Serum


Best New Spot Treatment

Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel
Avene Cleanance Spot Treatment Pen
Cetaphil Acne Control Kit
Clearasil Ultra Pimples+Marks Lotion
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active 2in1 Anti-spots Roll-on
KORA Organics Blemish Gel
Proactiv Advanced Blemish Cream
Simple Clear Skin Moisturiser
Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Treatment Lotion
Yes To Tomatoes Spot Stick


Best New Eye Treatmeant

ASAP advanced eye repair+
Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator
Aum Anti Age Organics Firming Eye Cream
Benefit b.right! It's Potent Eye Cream
Decleor Expression de L'Age Smoothing Roll On
Dermalogica AGE Smart Age Reversal Eye Complex
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Protective Nourishing Moisture Cream SPF15
Elucent Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
endota green tea and pea eye cream
Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator
freezeframe® revitalEYES
Guinot Time Logic Age Serum for Eyes
Lancome Renergie Multi-Lift Eye Duo
L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Eye Cream
NIVEA VISAGE Anti-Wrinkle Q10PLUS Eye Roll-on
Nutrimetics Restore Anti-Ageing Firming Eye Creme
Olay Regenerist Anti Ageing Eye Roller
Planet Eve Certified Organics Super 5 Eye Firming Gel
Puretopia Eye Rescue Refresh & Detoxifying Massage Roller
SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream
Skin Physics Instant FX
Youngblood Eye Impact Quick Recovery Cream


Best New Wash/Cleanser

ASAP gentle eye make-up remover
Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturising Cream Cleanser
Avene Tolerance Extreme
Aum Anti Age Organics Gentle Facial Foam Cleanser
Benefit b.right! Foamingly Clean Facial Wash
Burt's Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser
Clearasil Ultra Pimples+Marks Wash/Mask
Decleor Aroma White C+ Brightening Cleansing Foam
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Anti-Ageing Cream Cleanser
Elucent Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser
Lush It's Raining Men
Mirenesse Endless Youth Pearly Bubble & Glow Pore Cleanser
NIVEA VISAGE Daily Essentials Fragrance Free Cleansing Wipes
Nutrimetics Restore Softening Cleansing Creme
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Cleansing Gel
Planet Eve Certified Organics Facial Cleansing Oil
Puretopia Whisk Away Rehydrating & Moisturising Creamy Face Cleanse
Sophyto Purifying Silken Cleanser
Yes To Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser


Best New Toner

Benefit b.right! Moisture Prep Toning Lotion
Burt's Bees Radiance Toner
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Anti-Ageing Toner
Nutrimetics Restore Refining Toning Lotion
Puretopia Refresh & Balance Hydrating & Soothing Facial Mist & Toner
Sophyto pH Optimising Restorative Toner
You Me & Everybody Saving Face Mist Toner


Best New Treatment Product

Alpha-H Clear Skin Collection
Avene Cicalfate Restorative Cream
Aum Anti Age Organics Brightening Face Balm
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum
Decleor Excellence De L'Age Dark Spot Corrector Concentrate
Dermalogica UltraCalming Redness Relief SPF20
Estee Lauder IIdealist Even Skintone Illuminator
Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel
La Mer The Radiant Serum
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Tone Perfecting Cream
SK-II Cellumination Mask-In-Lotion

Click here to submit your top-secret vote!


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