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Best of beauty! 39 award winners picked by industry insiders

When it comes to finding the best of beauty innovation, the Cosmetic Executive Women (made up of more than 6,000 industry professionals) know how to identify game-changers better than anyone! That's exactly why the CEW Beauty Insider Awards are so coveted — these are the only awards voted on by the industry leaders who truly know beauty best.

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5 award-winning beauty products for skin, hair, eyes

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5 award-winning beauty products for skin, hair, eyes

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This year, after narrowing down more than 800 products, we found 43 award winners across 37 categories. With selections from both mass market retailers (such as drugstore and big box stores) and prestige destinations (including department stores and boutiques), there's an option for every buyer and budget!

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As a beauty expert and blogger myself, I'm happy to share the scoop on the winners and must-haves to put on your list this season. Some of my personal favorites include the NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion to save time, the Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo to refresh my hair after a workout and the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara to create majorly dramatic lashes.

For more details on all the winning products, be sure to check out CEW’s digital magazine about the awards.

Bath and body

Does a body good (mass)

Nivea.com

Does a body good (prestige)

Fresh.com

Skincare

Blemish busters

Amazon.com

Turn back time (mass)

Target.com

Turn back time (prestige)

Sephora.com

Keep it clean

Ulta.com

Eye on the prize

IT Cosmetics

Lip service

Fresh.com

Device advice

Ulta.com
  • Clarisonic Alpha Fit is the brand’s first device engineered specifically to cleanse men’s unique skin — both bearded and clean-shaven.

Bring on the sun

StTropeztan.com

Save our skin (mass)

Neutrogena.com

Save our skin (prestige)

Clinique.com

Hair

"Dyeing" for color

Oribe.com

The "mane" attraction

Ulta.com

Hair-spiration — It's a three-way tie!

Sephora.com
Sephora.com
LivingProof.com
  • Living Proof Blowout uses "Thermal Speed-Shaping Technology" to cut down styling time and lock in brush work.

DIY style

t3micro.com

Makeup

All eyes on me (mass)

Ulta.com

All eyes on me (prestige)

Dior.com

#Nofilter (mass)

SoniaKashuk.com

#Nofilter (prestige)

Sephora.com

Seal it with a kiss (mass)

Walmart.com

Seal it with a kiss (prestige)

CharlotteTilbury.com

Men's grooming

Clinique.com

Scent

Male attraction

Dior.com
  • Dior Sauvage hooks with the radiant freshness of Reggio di Calabria bergamot (a citrus-y scent) harvested by local producers for a tailor-made, signature fragrance.

It makes scents (mass)

Target.com

It makes scents (prestige)

YSLbeautyus.com

Nail product — it's a two-way tie!

butterlondon.com
Essie.com
  • essie Gel Setter features acrylates copolymer to provide a thick coating with shine and anti-chip properties.

New! Best beauty app

Best indie brand

Color Wow
  • Color Wow is the first professional range to address all issues related to color-treated hair (including roots) for the perfect color in-between appointments.

Best eco-beauty line

jurlique.com
  • Jurlique’s vision was to create a pure and natural skincare range combining the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy.

The QVC Beauty Quest Award

trestique.com
  • trèStiQue offers two-in-one beauty products with built-in tools and magnetic sealing caps making for simple, travel-friendly makeup.

Iconic beauty award

Mass

neutrogena.com

Prestige

Clinique.com

Most-buzzed-about award

Mass

Ulta.com
  • Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips are an update on the original. For the first time, the Biore skincare experts added natural charcoal powder to the iconic Pore Strips, reducing oil to the nose for a full 24 hours.

Prestige

UrbanDecay.com
  • Urban Decay Naked Smoky is a palette with 12 smoky-to-neutral eye shades, a double-ended brush and a detailed lookbook with four chic looks.

Best-Seller Award

Mass

Ulta.com

Prestige

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Spray-on nail polish and other beauty breakthroughs

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