The healthy awards 2019: beauty
Nearly 2000 of you voted in the healthy awards for the health, beauty and wellbeing products you just can’t live without. Here are your winners in the beauty category:
Best Travel Product
Many of you don’t leave the house without popping this refreshing, hydrating toner mist in your bag, and with good reason. The blend of chamomile and rosewater not only smells heavenly, it soothes, refreshes and invigorates tired skin to leave it looking dewy and bright.
Best Face Care Product
Not as scary as it sounds, Dragon’s Blood is a natural tree resin, and it has pretty impressive properties. It’s hydrating, healing and protective, and after a couple of weeks some of you report that you’ve seen your skin transform to become firmer, smoother, plumper and glowing. It minimises redness and is rich in skin must-haves biotin and hyaluronic acid to provide round-the-clock moisture.
Best Hair Supplement
Three decades of research into healthy hair growth means you can trust these tablets to step in when you’re hit by upsetting hair loss. Each specially formulated tablet contains a proprietary blend of ingredients, including unique ingredient Marilex, which help to normalise the hair growth cycle and correct any deficiencies linked to hair loss.
Best Hair Product
Proof that turning your back on chemicals doesn’t have to lead to bad hair days! You love the fact this sweet-smelling shampoo is free from parabens and SLS, is cruelty-free and suitable for vegans. The gorgeous natural fragrance is courtesy of essential oils and dragon fruit, while antioxidants leave hair glossy and healthy.
Best Body Care Product
With a fresh, uplifting, spa-like scent, this scrub gently buffs dead skin cells away thanks to natural pumice stone and crushed walnut shell powder. Packed with antioxidants, it leaves skin feeling invigorated and healthy, balanced and calm. Natural favourites like sandalwood, rosemary and ylang ylang are anti-inflammatory and nourishing, and they also smell divine.
We loved the original Dead Sea and Epsom Salts, but the addition of Turmeric is a stroke of genius. A handful of these added to a bath produces a gorgeous aroma, and helps us to unwind and relax – muscles and mind. It’s also kind to all skin types, is vegan and cruelty-free.
Product of the Year
Made using pure organic rose otto oil and a blend of bioactive ingredients, you love this anti-aging serum so much that you voted it your best beauty buy of 2019. After application, it quickly absorbs into the skin, locking in moisture and leaving it feeling soft, supple and hydrated.
Brand of the Year
Harvested from their own hives in New Zealand, only the highest-quality certified manuka honey is used in the Manuka Doctor range. This translates into a luxury product line, which boasts impressive results, earning them the much-deserved status as your brand of the year for 2019.
Their ApiNourish Age-Defying Eye Cream has manuka honey to help moisturise and support the skin’s elastin production, while purified bee venom nurtures natural collagen formation to minimise fine lines. Manuka honey also has antibacterial properties, so the pure honey jars in the range can be used to help relieve a sore throat; simply dissolve a small amount in warm water and drink to soothe any discomfort. Look out for the brand’s new Manuka Plus supplements, which you can take daily with food to target a range of health and beauty concerns, from banishing blemishes, to supporting digestion. And don’t worry, they’re 100 per cent bee-friendly too!