NewBeauty Magazine is out with its annual Beauty Choice Awards, featuring the very best in hair, makeup and skin care products — slotted in categories ranging from Damage Defenders to Luxury Beauty.
The publication's editor at large, Sarah Eggenberger, joined TODAY Monday morning to share some of their top picks. Here are a few of our favorites from the list — and why NewBeauty loves them so.
Best of: Hair
If your hair doesn’t look its best, you may not feel your best. These award-winners promise to make every day a good hair day.
Best shampoo for squeaky clean strands: Pantene Pro-V Weekly Deep Cleanse Purifying Shampoo, $5, pantene.com
Ninety-one percent of women do something damaging to their hair daily, so we need to use products to undo the damage, like a shampoo that gives a good, deep down clean. That’s what this one does. Aside from removing damaging impurities from the surface and core of your hair, this minty-scented shampoo leaves your locks feeling squeaky-clean — but never dry or stripped.
Best hair tool that cuts your drying time in half: CHI Touch 2 Touch Screen Hair Dryer, $199
By far the coolest hair-dryer we’ve seen, this lightweight tool was made with the modern woman in mind. Typical hair-dryers don’t offer any extra bells and whistles (what you see is what you get). But this one lets you fine-tune just about everything — think speed, temperature and more — using a color-gauged display screen. Simply slide the dials on the screen with your finger to customize your blowout. And, the back of the dryer is flat, so you can set it down and use it hands-free.
Best of: Problem-solvers
From thin hair to puffy eyes to oily skin and everything in between, these winners are among some of the best tried-and-true solutions to your most frustrating beauty woes.
Best stretchmark savior: Bio-Oil, $15, bio-oilusa.com
Chock-full of natural botanical extracts like lavender, chamomile, rosemary and more, Bio-Oil promotes the healing of everything from scars and stretch marks to dry skin (it even tames fly-aways), and it's not the least bit greasy.
Best skin de-greaser: Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Shine Control Cream-Gel, $20, lumene.com
Swap out your oil-blotting papers for this fast-absorbing gel-cream that stops shine in an instant, and be sure to apply the cream in the morning to prevent shine from creeping up midday.
Best of: Products that make you look younger now
If you could snap your fingers and look younger in a matter of minutes, you probably would. But for now, these products are the next best things to keep in your beauty arsenal when it comes to turning back the clock.
Best neck product: Revision Skincare Nectifirm, $73, revisionskincare.com
A wrinkle-free face is only half the battle when it comes to looking younger. Nectifirm is rich with peptides and several potent extracts that reduce sagging and lines.
Best “I don’t want to age” product: Jan Marini Age Intervention Duality, $90, janmarini.com
One pump of this serum delivers benzoyl peroxide and retinol that work to fight signs of aging by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while simultaneously controlling adult acne.
Best of: Supercharged products
These product winners reach next-level status, thanks to their powerful blend of ingredients and cutting-edge technology. You’re bound to see dramatic results that will make these your newfound favorites.
Best cleanser you can really feel working: Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser, $36, epionce.com
A blend of willow bark extract and menthol makes this cleanser cool on contact, signaling to you that it’s already removing dirt, oil and makeup. It’s perfect for problematic skin. Your face won’t feel dry or tight, just clean.
Best overall face brightener: SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, $130, skinmedica.com
A potent skin brightener in a bottle that’s said to be as effective as 4-percent hydroquinone, this dark spot-reducing cream floods skin with antioxidants and moisture for a complete skin transformation.