Beauty / 24.09.2021

The healthy awards 2021: Beauty

By Healthy Magazine
You voted in your thousands for the health, beauty and wellbeing products that you just can’t live without. Now we can reveal the winners...
Photograph Pixeleyes

From the healthy snacks you love to your favourite supplements, clean beauty buys and more, the annual healthy awards – voted for by readers – are your chance to tell us the products you can’t live without. Here are your winners in the Beauty categories…

To see your Food & Drink winners click here, and to see your Health & Wellbeing winners, click here

Best haircare product

Faith in Nature Shea & Argan Hair Mask 

On-off lockdowns over the past 18 months meant more of you were seeking salon-worthy results at home – and this nourishing mask made the cut. Loaded with Community Fair Trade shea butter and argan oil, it smooths and softens all hair types including curly and Afro hair. Antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin E help you maintain healthy, hydrated and manageable hair from root-to-tip. And it’s made with organic extracts, is cruelty-free, Vegan Society certified and housed in 100% recycled and recyclable packaging. (£6.99, 300ml) Buy now

Best bodycare product

Dr Organic Guava Body Wash

With its fresh, uplifting scent and gentle formula, it’s, no wonder this exotic body wash is your winner for a second year in a row. Guava has been used for centuries for its reviving and anti-ageing effects, thanks to the wide range of vitamins and antioxidants found in this tropical fruit. If a heavenly-scented bathroom wasn’t enough, this also lathers well and leaves you feeling refreshed and energised. (£6.99, 250ml) Buy now

Best suncare product

Jason Mineral Sunscreen SPF30

It’s important to make sure you’re staying safe in the sun without harming the planet – so this mineral sunscreen is a clear winner for you. Reef-safe and biodegradable, with broad-spectrum protection, this really is the whole package. It rubs in easily and is non-greasy, plus is water-resistant and suitable for those with sensitive skin. (£14.99, 113g) Buy now

Highly commended
Badger Unscented SPF30 Clear Zinc Sunscreen

This clever sunscreen starts out white, thanks to protective zinc oxide, but rubs in clear. Lightweight, moisturising and with no added fragrance, it’s suitable for the whole family. An antioxidant-rich base of anti-inflammatory sunflower oil means it’s even suitable for those with dry skin conditions like eczema. (£21.99, 82g) Buy now

Best eco/clean beauty

Holland & Barrett Thick Cotton Pads

You eco-conscious lot are always looking for new ways to reduce waste, so these reusable cotton pads are a no-brainer. With their towel-like texture, they’re more effective at removing make-up than single use pads, and don’t disintegrate upon contact with stubborn mascara. Just load up with micellar water or cleanser and prepare to be amazed/slightly disgusted at the amount of grime that comes away on the pad. And when you’re done, just chuck them in the wash! (£8, 6 pads) Buy now

Best facecare product

Vitaskin Vitamin C Collagen Boosting Serum

Most dermatologists agree that if you’re going to add just one active to your beauty routine, let vitamin C be the one – and it turns out you think so, too. This serum is developed with a specially selected range of ingredients designed to visibly plump skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, all while brightening skin for that lit-from-within look. (£18, 30ml) Buy now

Editor’s choice
REN Ready Steady Glow Tonic

Hands down our favourite exfoliator, this lactic and azelaic acid blend is gentle but effective, sloughing away dead cells and smoothing skin tone. Visibly brightening for immediate results, it’s our go-to when we need an instant glow-up. Plus, it comes with a handy press-down pump. (£27, 250ml) Buy now

Best new product launch

Neocell Super Collagen Powder

Collagen has certainly had something of a moment this year, and leading the charge for you was Neocell’s Super Collagen Powder. Made with types 1 and 3 collagen, just one scoop a day in your tea, coffee or smoothie provides 6600mg of high-quality, hydrolysed collagen peptides. It’s easily absorbed, and supports healthy collagen formation for radiant, youthful skin, as well as strong, beautiful hair and nails. Benefitting bones, joints and muscle health too, you love how easy it is to slot into your lifestyle. (£22.99, 198g) Buy now

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