Marie Claire UK Prix D'Excellence Awards 2021: The Winners

We award the best beauty products in the world

Marie Claire UK Hair Awards 2021

We award the best beauty products in the world

It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce the winners of this year's Marie Claire UK Prix D'Excellence Beauty Awards.

A panel of beauty experts and beauty directors from across the world have been testing and trialing products that launched over the past year. The products are judged on everything from the science, the formulas, the packaging and, most importantly, the efficacy. The winners must be products that can be recommended to readers in good conscious. Past years have seen us find some of the industry's most iconic products.

We are now thrilled to be able to reveal the best beauty products in the world to you. We are also awarding some beauty initiatives that we think deserve some attention. They've shown support to the industry through what has been the most challenging year. They are pushing for the beauty world to do better. And they are leading by example.

Please join us in congratulating the Marie Claire UK Prix D'Excellence Beauty Award winners...

Product captions by Madeleine Spencer

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.