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They’re the industry’s benchmark for celebrating the very best in skincare, make-up and hair. Add these Marie Claire Prix D’Excellence beauty winners to your shopping list now.
The international winners
Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation SPF20, £32
Call off the search for the perfect foundation. With its oil-free finish, special light-diffusing powder and cutting-edge polymer, which checks and adapts to the skin’s moisture levels, you’re guaranteed a flawless semi-matte finish.
MAC Pro Beyond Twisted Lash, £19
Want to transform your stick-straight lashes? This mascara’s flexible wand bends in all different directions up to a full 90° to catch every lash and deliver dramatic length, volume and curl.
Filorga Scrub & Mask Reoxygenating Exfoliating Mask, £38
After exfoliating skin, the creamy formula transforms into a frothy mousse upon contact with water, infusing it with glow-giving vitamins, amino acids and hyaluronic acid.
Phyto Phytodensia range, from £15.50
Fine hair? Meet your nemesis. Antioxidant grape extract plus re-plumping hyaluronic acid and collagen work together to fortify hair from the root up, resulting in serious fullness.
Special Jury Winner: Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo, £26
This genius pen-like product combines the intensity of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss and comfort of a balm. One click delivers unrivalled plumping effects, thanks to a high concentration of hydrating apple-seed extract and plant oils.
Special Jury Winner: Chanel La Solution 10 De Chanel, £58
When it comes to Chanel, we never thought we’d utter the words less is more. But with a formula of only 10 ingredients, which boosts moisture levels by 54% after just 30 minutes, this is like a cashmere blanket for sensitive skin.
Research & Innovation Winner: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules, £86
Estée Lauder has revolutionised night repair once again. Apply a single ampoule and watch a double-whammy of strengthening and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as chamomile restore dry, stressed skin to its former glory.
Research & Innovation Winner: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask, from £16 for one
This foil sheet mask does more than make you look like the Tin Man. With 17 worldwide patents pending, it dramatically increases the absorption of moisturising hyaluronic acid, soothing birch extract and Lauder’s repair ingredient ChronoluxCB.
Research & Innovation Winner: Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm, £46
This balm-like cream delivers on both the high-tech and skin-cocooning fronts. Science buffs will love the use of moringa extract, which has been found to increase a protein in the skin responsible for firmness and elasticity.
The British winners
Haircare winner: Aveda Damage Remedy Split End Repair, £25
This leave-in treatment is like a liquid plaster for split ends: it envelops hair strands with nangai oil from the South Pacific to temporarily bind together frayed ends and even protects against porosity caused by colouring.
Highly commended: Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerate Nourishment Rescue Crème Mask, £6.99
Body care winner: St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Everyday Body Lotion, £15
Apply it like a body lotion for 48-hour hydration and limbs that radiate a subtle, golden glow. The formula also contains special cosmetic powders that instantly blur imperfections, taking you one step nearer to supermodel pins.
Highly commended: This Works Sleep Plus Dream Body, £25
Make-up winner: Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion SPF50, £62
What sets this cushion apart from other foundation-soaked sponges is its half-skincare, half-make-up formula. Combining two potent cell-regenerating plant extracts within a barely-there veil of colour, you’re guaranteed a luminous finish.
Highly Commended: Nars Velvet Lip Glide, £22
Skincare winner: Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart SPF50 Hydrating Shield, £55
As well as boasting an SPF50 to ward off UV rays, this daily protective shield is bursting with antioxidants (including idebenone, green tea, and ferulic acid) to fight pollution and keep your anti-ageing game strong.
Highly Commended: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser, £12.99
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