StyleBistro Awards 2012 - Vote For Your Favorite Best New Skincare Product
Welcome to the first-ever StyleBistro Awards—we're kicking off day two of reader voting right now, and we want to know: What's your favorite Best New Skincare Product? Check out our nominees right here, vote in the poll, and tune in on August 21st when the winners are announced right here on StyleBistro.com.
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And the nominees for Best New Skincare Product are:
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream ($9 at drugstores): This 8-in-1 skin perfecting beauty balm is 70 percent water and totally oil-free—a one-step skin perfector that blurs blemishes, brightens and events skintone, smoothes, hydrates, and protects (with SPF30!). BB Creams are the latest, hottest new skincare products to hit the market and we think Maybelline makes one of the all-time best—for under $10!
NARSskin Optimum Brightening Concentrate ($72 at Saks Fifth Avenue): Francois Nars launched his first-ever skincare line this year, and it's totally blowing our minds. In clinical trials, more than 90 percent of participants found that NARSskin's Optimum Brightening Concentrate revived, soothed, and softened their skin. And because it contains NARS' proprietary Light Reflecting Complex, the formula also helps reduce dark spots over time.
Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Transparent Mattifier ($14.99 at Target): Looking shiny is a definite beauty-don't, so we're always looking for ways to hide our mid-day T-zone shine—without having to layer on more makeup. Right now, it's all about Sonia Kashuk's Perfecting Transparent Mattifier—a lightweight, colorless, hydrating, paraben-free formula that can be dabbed on over (or under!) makeup to fight shine anytime.
MAC Prep & Prime Skin Smoother ($30 at MAC): Anyone who's ever gotten hooked on MAC's foundations and powders gets that MAC knows perfect skin—and the company's Prep & Prime Skin Smoother is one of the best and most-exciting makeup primers around. Its velvet-smooth texture camouflages fine lines and smoothes over blemishes for perfect makeup application. And there's even skincare built in—Prep & Prime contains antioxidants that will help improve the condition of your skin in the long term.
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator ($37 at Clinique): Here's an oil-free cream-gel hydrator that's designed specifically for drier skin. Clinique's Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator was a hit in Asia before landing in the US market this year—it instantly rehydrates (it's great on planes!) and keeps your skin moisturized and plumped for up to 24 hours.
Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads ($95 at Radical Skincare): One of the most-exciting anti-aging skincare product lines to launch in the past year is Radical Skincare—a company founded by two longtime veterans of the beauty industry who decided they wanted to create something for their own use that contained every most-effective anti-aging ingredient around. Sound amazing? It is. These age-defying exfoliating pads are micro-exfoliating, promise to reduce coarse crow's feet by 50 percent within two weeks, and also help tighten and improve skintone.
Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream for Dry Skin ($8 at drugstores): One of Garnier's most popular skincare products just got kicked up a notch—its Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream is now formulated to treat drier skin types. The new formula is still lightweight and oil-free, but now contains twice as much glycerin and Vitamin B—to hydrate and lock in moisture for 24 hours.
Lumene Sensitive Touch Arctic Aqua Moisture Booster ($15 at CVS): This Finnish skincare company knows a thing or two about sensitive skin and dry climates—after all, it's pretty cold in the Arctic Circle! Lumene's Sensitive Touch Arctic Aqua Moisture Boost is a hydrating gel that works instantly to sooth and smooth skin—it's great under makeup and also helps even out fine lines. Its core ingredients? Arctic-sourced mineral water and natural hyaluronic acid.
Yes to Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes ($8 at drugstores): Things we hoard: any Yes To-brand facial towelettes. We love the cucumber ones, the blueberry ones, and now we get to stock up on the company's new blemish-fighting tomato ones. They're paraben and phthalate-free, contain no SLS, but have salicylic acid to help fight breakouts. And what's the deal with the tomatoes? Well tomatoes help control your skin's oil production—and they also contain powerful antioxidants to protect your skin against free radicals and environmental stressors.
JK Jemma Kidd Instant Lift Skin Perfecting Primer ($24 at Target): Jemma Kidd knows a lot about makeup—after all, she and her sister spent years as models, getting the stuff slathered on their faces at fashion shows and photoshoots all over the world. So it's no surprise that Jemma's Instant Lift Skin Perfecting Primer is, well, pretty awesome. It's a liquid primer—so is great if you prefer not to use a compact—that's anti-aging, smoothing, and hydrating. Also super cool: it contains a "Natural Flesh Tensing Agent" (sounds scary, but isn't really) that helps tighten and lift your, uh, face, and Vitamin B3, which helps reduce redness and boost collagen.
What's your pick for Best New Skincare Product? Vote here:
Voting has ended.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream15%
NARSskin Optimum Brightening Concentrate4%
Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Transparent Mattifier3%
MAC Prep & Prime Skin Smoother4%
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator7%
Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads9%
Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream for Dry Skin9%
Lumene Sensitive Touch Arctic Aqua Moisture Booster24%
Yes to Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes20%
JK Jemma Kidd Instant Lift Skin Perfecting Primer5%
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