Best in Beauty - Skin care

24 Jul 2011 05:00 AM | Posted by bh's Carli Alman
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Introducing…the super-exciting, ultra-prestigious, first ever… Best in Beauty awards! That’s right beauties, we’ve got a new awards initiative on the agenda, and just like the Hollywood Hall of Fame, we’ll be honouring some of the best beauty legends to ever grace our face (and body, and hair, and nails, and – oh you get our drift!).

Just like our regular awards, the Best in Beauty awards honour an outstanding product in each category. The only difference is that products that enter these awards don’t have to be launched within the last year. The Best in Beauty awards recognise all beauty products, and gives you the chance to vote for your long time favourites and ultimate hero products in the hope that they go home with a gorgeously glossy award.

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 Best in Beauty nominations, products must be available for review on  

How to vote

We've gathered the nominations together, now you be the judge! Just like you’d do for our regular awards, simply submit a review and star rating for your favourite nominees and the star rating will count as points towards the coveted award. However, this year, we want to make sure the winners stay top secret! So we’re introducing a secret ballot where you 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 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 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 2011 Best in Beauty 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 July 24th, 2011) that’s now nominated but feel it’s worthy of a Best in Beauty awards, 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 14th August 2011.  

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 20 lucky members! These must-have goodie packs are valued on average at over $1500 each, and will be awarded to the 20 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 pink status upwards. At this time, votes from grey status members will not be counted. If you are currently a grey member, 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!  


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2011 Best in Beauty - Skin care nominees

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


Best Exfoliant:
Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Dr. LeWinn's Facial Polishing Gel
A’kin Jojo & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub
Alpha-H Micro Cleanse Exfoliant with 12% Glycolic Acid
Mirenesse Endless Youth Magic Bead Botanical Cleanser
Pelactiv Facial Refiner Deep Cleansing Scrub
Yes To Carrots Exfoliating Cleanser
Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Exfoliating Gel  
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub
The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
Avène Gentle Purifying Scrub
ASAP Daily Exfoliating Scrub
NIVEA VISAGE 2-in-1 Wash Scrub
Dove Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
Lush Angels on Bareskin exfoliating cleanser
Aveeno Skin Brightening Scrub
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Scrub
Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub
Johnson’s Gentle Exfoliating Wash
md formulations Face and Body Scrub
Decleor Experience De L’âge Resurfacing Gel-Peeling
Burt's Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solutions Pore Refining Scrub.
Benefit b.right Refined Finish Facial Polish.
Gatineau Paris Activ Eclat Radiance Gommage
St Ives Green Tea Scrub
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active ExfoBrusher
Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
Natio Gentle Facial Scrub
Aum Cell Renew Exfoliant
Olay Regenerist Thermal Skin Polisher
Nutrimetics Honey and Almond Scrub


Best Face Mask
Danné Montague-King Exoderma Peel
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Mask
Alpha-H  Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask
Pelactiv Collagen Gel Mask
Yes To Tomatoes Skin Clearing Facial Mask
Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Mask
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Purifying Mask
Environ AVST™ Hydrating Exfolient Masque
Avène Soothing Moisture Mask
Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask
Clean & Clear In-Shower Facial
md formulations Vit-A-Plus Firming Treatment Masque
Decleor Harmonie Calm Milky Gel Cream Mask
Bergman Beauty Care Metamophose Stimulating Mask
Gatineau Paris Melatogenine Future Plus Mask
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub & Mask
Biore Refine Self Heating Mask
Natio Ageless Hydrating Face Mask
L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Mask
Innoxa Skin Clear Purifying Mask
Olay Regenerist Facial Treatment mask
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Antioxidant Peeling Masque
Proactiv Refining Mask


Best Day Moisturiser
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Botani Olive Repair Cream
Planet Eve Organics Anti-Ageing Daily Face Moisturiser
Danné Montague-King Pro Amino Crème
Nude by Nature Nature’s Oil-Free Moisturising Lotion
Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion
Dermalogica AGE SMART Dynamic Skin Recovery
Dr. LeWinn's Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream
Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF 30+
A’kin Rose de Mai Anti-oxidant Day Creme
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 30+
Mirenesse Power Lift Treatment 2-in-1 Instant Lifting Hydrating Cream
Pelactiv Hydra Daily Defense
Yes To Carrots Rich Moisture Day Cream
Ultraceuticals Protective Daily Moisturiser 30+
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Calming Facial Moisturiser
Environ AVST™ 1 Moisturiser
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
Avène Rich Skin Recovery Cream
ASAP Sheer Tint SPF15
Estée Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
NIVEA VISAGE Moisturising Fluid SPF15
Lush Gorgeous moisturiser
Neutrogena Healthy Defence Daily Moisturiser SPF30+ Normal/Combination Skin
Clean & Clear Essentials SPF15 Moisturiser
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturiser SPF15
Johnson’s Face Care Daily Essentials Moisturising Day Cream
Bergman Beauty Care 24 Hour Guard – day and night conditioning cream  
Decleor Hydra Floral Paraben-Free Moisturising Cream  
md formulations Moisture Defence Antioxidant Crème  
Burts Bees Radiance Day Crème with Royal Jelly.
Benefit b.right Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF 15 PA ++.
Gatineau Paris Melatogenine Cream
Meaningful Beauty Daily Moisture
Principal Secret Reclaim by Day Nourishing Day Cream with SPF15
Simple Light Moisturiser
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle SPF Day Cream
Garnier Skin Naturals Ultralift Pro-X Re-Plumping Day Cream
Biore Nourish Moisture Lotion SPF 15
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Day Ultra Protection Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Natio Daily Moisturiser UV Protection SPF 30+
Aum Firming Day Cream
L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream
Innoxa Thirsty Skin Vitamin Enriched Moisture Lotion SPF 15
Olay Regenerist superstructure cream SPF 30+
SK-II Hydrating UV Cream
NP Set Wake Me Up Day Cream
Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Moisturising System


Best Night Moisturiser
Clinique Youth Surge Night Age Decelerating Moisturizer
endota spa bush honey & macadamia skin drink
Danné Montague-King Nite Firming Crème
Nude by Nature Nature’s 24 HourAnti-Aging Moisturiser
Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate
Dr. LeWinn's Line Smoothing Complex S8 Double Intensity Night Cream
A’kin Lavender & Rose Repairing Anti-oxidant Night Creme
Alpha-H Rejuvenating Cream with 10% Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C
Mirenesse Power Lift Wrinkle Zero Night Renewal Serum
Pelactiv Nightly Rejuvenator
Yes To Blueberries Overnight Hydrating Cream
Ultraceuticals Ultra Moisturiser Cream  
Palmer's Cocoa Buter Formula Night Renewal Cream
Skin Physics CELLUGEN™ Ultra Night Repair Cream
Avène Rich Compensating Cream
ASAP Anti-Ageing Night Cream
NIVEA VISAGE Anti-Wrinkle Q10PLUS Night Cream
Lush Skin Nanny moisturiser
Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Night
md formulations Vit-A-Plus Night Recovery     
Decleor Aromessence Neroli Night Balm
Burts Bees Radiance Night Crème with Royal Jelly
Gatineau Paris Nutriactive Night Cream
Meaningful Beauty Anti-Aging Night Creme
Principal Secret Reclaim by Night Nourishing Night Cream
Simple Regeneration Night Cream
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream
Garnier Skin Naturals Youthful Radiance Multi-Action Night Cream
Biore Skin Preservation Hard Day's Night Overnight Moisturiser
Natio Intensive Moisturising Night Cream
Aum Regenrating Night Cream
Innoxa Thirsty Skin Day & Night Crème
Olay Total Effects Anti-Ageing Night Cream
SK-II Skin Signature Melting Rich Cream
NP Set Say Goodnight Night Cream
Nutrimetics Comfort Relaxing Night Crème


Best Age Management product
Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector
endota spa organic australian rosehip oil
Danné Montague-King Aminodine Spritz
Derma-Research Wrinkle Venom
MD Visage Dual Action Wrinkle Freeze
Dermalogica AGE SMART Renewal Lip Complex
Dr. LeWinn's Line Smoothing Complex Corrective Line Filler
Invisible Zinc ESP Moisturiser SPF 30+
A’kin Pure Al’chemy Cellular Radiance Serum
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Revita and Firming Solution
Mirenesse Power Lift Wrinkle Zero Night Renewal Booster
Yes To Blueberries Intensive Skin Repair Serum
freezeframe® with INHIBOX
Ultraceuticals Ultra A Smoothing Complex
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream
Avène Eluage Firming Gel
ASAP Super A Serum
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
NIVEA VISAGE Anti-Wrinkle Q10PLUS Day Cream
Lush The Sacred Truth fresh face mask
Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum
md formulations Vit-A-Plus Illuminating Serum     
Priori Idebenone Complex Smooth Lines       
Burts Bees Naturally Ageless Intensive Repairing Serum with Pomegranate.
Gatineau Paris Age Benefit Integral Regenerating Cream
Comvita® Active Lifting Serum
Simple Repair Day Cream    
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10
Garnier Skin Naturals Ultralift Pro-Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Firming Day Cream
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Advanced High Performance Anti-Aging Serum
Natio Ageless Hydrating Mask
Aum Lifting Face Serum
L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Serum
Innoxa Renew Anti-ageing & Firming Lotion
Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream
SK-II Skin Signature
Napoleon Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex
Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Anti-Wrinkle Retinol Serum
Natural Advantage 30 Day Trial Kit


Best Spot Treatment
Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel
Cetaphil Acne Pack
Dermalogica MediBac Clearing Concealing Spot Treatment
The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Gel
Avène Cleanance Spot Treatment
ASAP Clearskin Gel
NIVEA VISAGE YOUNG bye-bye spot! SOS Stick
Lush Grease Lightning spot gel
Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Gel
Clean & Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Gel
Priori Idebenone Complex Even Tones
Burt's Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment.
Gatineau Paris Clear & Perfect S.O.S Stick
St Ives Green Tea Cleanser         
Natio Young Tinted Spot Cream
Nutrimetics Clear Spot Correcting Gel
Proactiv Advanced Blemish Cream


Best Eye Treatment
Clinique All About Eyes
endota spa green tea & pea eye cream
Planet Eve Organics Super 5 Eye Firming Gel
Danné Montague-King Eye Tone
MD Visage Multi-Action Eye Freeze
Dermalogica AGE SMART Multivitamin Power Firm for eyes and lips
Dr. LeWinn's Ultra R4 Eye Repair Cream
Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex
Mirenesse Power Lift Superstar Eye Serum
Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel
Ultraceuticals Ultra A Eye Cream  
Skin Physics Instant FX™
Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream
ASAP Advanced Eye Repair
NIVEA VISAGE Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Eye Cream
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Recovery Complex
Lush Enchanted Eye Cream
Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Eye
md formulations Moisture Defence Antioxidant Eye Crème
Priori Coffeeberry Radiance Eye Serum
Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Crème with Royal Jelly
M.A.C. Prep And Prime Vibrancy Eye Cream
Benefit b.right It's Potent Eye Cream
Gatineau Paris Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Eye Roll-on
Principal Secret Reclaim EyeFirmation Eye Serum
Simple Regeneration Eye Cream
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
Garnier Skin Naturals Youthful Radiance Anti-Dark Circles Roll-On
Biore Skin Preservation See The Future Fortifying Eye Cream
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Advanced Anti-aging Serum
L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Eyes
Innoxa Advanced Anti-Ageing Eye Crème
Olay Regenerist Anti-ageing Eye Roller
SK-II Signs Eye Cream
Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Tight, Firm & Fill Eye Serum


Best Wash/Cleanser
WOTNOT Naturally Nurturing Facial Wipes
Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser
Planet Eve Organics Facial Cleansing Oil
Danné Monatgue-King Deep Pore Cleanser
Nude by Nature Nature’s Super Anti-Oxidant Foaming Cleanser
MD Visage Multi Action Cleanser
Derma-Research Cleanser
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Dermalogica PreCleanse
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Cream Cleanser
Invisible Zinc IZ Glycolic Cleanser
Face of Australia Gentle Makeup Remover
Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera
Mirenesse Endless Youth Pearly Bubble & Glow Cleanser
Pelactiv Pelactiv Hydrating Cream Cleanser
PuraSkin Deep Derma Cleanser
Yes To Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser
Ultraceuticals Ultra Milk Cleanser
Environ AVST™ Cleansing Lotion
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Gentle Cleansing Gel
ASAP Daily Facial Cleanser
NIVEA VISAGE Gentle Cleansing Creme Wash
Dove Beauty Facial Cleanser
Lush 9 to 5 orchid oil cleanser
Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser
Aveeno Ultra Calming Cream Cleanser
Johnson’s Face Care Daily Essentials Refreshing Gel Wash
md formulations Facial Cleanser with Glycolic  
Decleor Cleansing Cream  
Priori Advance AHA Gentle Facial Cleanser
Burt's Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser with Royal Jelly.
M.A.C. Cremewash
Benefit b.right Foamingly Clean Facial Wash
Gatineau Paris Primrose Foaming Gel
Meaningful Beauty Skin Softening Cleansing
Simple Foaming Facial Wash                 
L’Oréal Paris Perfect Clean Gentle Apricot Scrub
Garnier Skin Naturals Clean Detox Detoxifying Exfoliation Wash
Biore Release Steam Activated Cleanser
Natio Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser
Aum Brightening Milk Cleanser
L'Occitane Shea Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk
Innoxa Thirsty Skin Hydrating Crème Cleanser
NP Set Purifying Facial Cleanser
Nutrimetics Hydrafinity Refreshing Cleansing Gel


Best Toner
endota spa wild orange spritzer
Planet Eve Organics Facial Balancing Toner
Nude by Nature Nature’s Pore Refining Toner
Derma-Research Toner
MD Visage Toner
Dermalogica AGE SMART Antioxidant Hydramist
Dr. LeWinn's Synergise Toner
Pelactiv Pelactiv Essential Clarifying Toner
Environ AVST™ Moisturising Toner
Avène Gentle Toner
NIVEA VISAGE Refreshing Toner
Lush Breath of Fresh Air toner
Clean & Clear Essentials Oil-Control Toner
Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner
Decleor Tonifying Lotion
Burt's Bees Radiance Toner with Royal Jelly
Benefit b.right Moisture Prep Toning Lotion
Gatineau Paris Serenite Toning Lotion-Pink
Simple Soothing Toner              
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active Pimple Reducing Toner
Adorn Perfect Finish Hydrating Rosewater Spritz
Biore Triple Action Toner
Natio Ageless Rehydrating Toner
Aum Ultra Hydrating Rose Facial Toner,
NP Set Detoxifyng Facial Toner
Nutrimetics Hydrafinity Revitalising Toning Mist


Best Treatment Product
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
Danné Monatgue-King Herbal Pigment Oil
Billie Goat Soap Plain Goat Soap
Nude by Nature Nude Oil
MD Visage SensiTone
Dermalogica MediBac Clearing Mattifier
Dr. LeWinn's Line Smoothing Complex S8 Triple Action Day Defence - Free Radical Fighter
Invisible Zinc Environmental Repair Serum
Alpha-H White Gold
Mirenesse Power Lift MD Deep Line Corrector Night Concentrate
Ultraceuticals Even Skintone Sensitive      
Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil with Rosehip
John Plunkett Superfade Original Cream
Avène Diroseal
ASAP Super C Serum
Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturiser SPF15
Gatineau Paris White Plan Skin Lightening Serum
Natio Ageless Organic Rosehip Oil
Aum Rejuvenating Rosehip Oil
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting serum
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Bright & Serum
Decleor Excellence De L’Age Dark Spot Corrector Concentrate


Best Skin Care device
Stop & Pose STOP
Skin Physics Photon LED Photo-Rejuvenating System
Environ’s Cosmetic Roll-CIT™
Omnilux New U Handheld Device



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