The 12 best beauty products in the world, as voted for in the Marie Claire UK Prix D'Excellence Awards 2023

Plus, other winning brands

Prix Awards 2023
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Tonight, we celebrated the Marie Claire Prix D’Excellence de la Beauté 2023 awards. Every year, Marie Claire editors from around the globe join forces to test and vote for the best beauty products the world has to offer. After months of meticulous testing and deliberation, six products are awarded the coveted Marie Claire Prix D'Excellence de la Beauté International prizes. Together with our Marie Claire beauty counterparts in the U.S., we also decide on a Transatlantic winner.

As for our British awards? The Marie Claire UK beauty team, comprised of Beauty & Style Director, Lisa Oxenham, and Acting Senior Beauty Editor, Shannon Lawlor, enlisted the help of four guest judges (Sali Hughes, Anita Bhagwandas, Ateh Jewel and Alice Hart-Davis) to crown eight more products, campaigns or pioneers as winners. 

Our British prizes see us test and reward products across make-up, skin, body and hair, with awards also being given to brands for our Sustainability and Beauty Gives Back awards. This year, we introduced two new categories to the line-up, including our British Award for Innovation and our Female Founder award. 

So, without further ado, here are the Marie Claire UK Prix D'Excellence winners...

International Special Jury Prize

Chanel No.1 de Chanel

International Prix de la Formulation

Sisley The Exfoliating Enzyme Mask

International winner

Lancôme Renergie H.C.F Triple Serum

International Award

Guerlain Abeille Royale Scalp & Hair Youth-Oil

International Award

Kérastase Chroma Absolu Range

International Winner

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Glycolic Body Lotion

Transatlantic Winner

YSL Beauty NU Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint

British Award for Make-up

Dior Backstage Face & Body Flash Perfector Concealer

Highly Commended: Make-up

British Award for Skin

Shiseido Bio-Performance Skin Filler Serum

Highly Commended: Skin

British Award for Body

Caudalie Vinotherapist Replenishing Vegan Body Butter

Highly Commended: Body

British Award for Hair

Living Proof Triple Bond Complex

Highly Commended: Hair

British Beauty Gives Back Award

The Body Shop

British Award for Sustainability

Weleda Save Earth’s Skin

British Award for Innovation

Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer

Female Founder Award

Sharon Chuter, Founder of UOMA Beauty

Sharon Chuter, Founder of UOMA Beauty

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Sofia Piza
Fashion Writer

Sofia Piza is the Fashion Writer at Marie Claire UK. 

Sofia Piza is a Fashion Writer with experience working across runway trends, shopping picks, creative production, and celebrity fashion news. Born in Mexico and raised in five countries, Sofia decided to settle in London after spending four years at the London College of Fashion, studying Fashion Journalism. When she's not sourcing inspiration from social media, you will most certainly find Sofia anywhere from a local vintage market to busy central London streets people watching - the possibilities are endless. 

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