Best in Beauty Awards 2019: Winners announced!

The winners of Bauer Media Group’s Best in Beauty Awards hosted by beautyheaven have officially been announced! This year the awards received 410,056 votes – more than all previous years.

Winners were decided by the public after beauty editors put forward nominations for the must-have products across face, makeup, body, hair and wellness.

Congrats to our BD friends below!


Best Hand Cream: L'OCCITANE en Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream
This beautifully textured hand cream is enriched with 20 percent shea butter, helping to heal and protect dry skin and nourish hands.

Best Body Treatment – Salon: ChillSculpt® Body Shaping Treatment Plan - Caci
Ideal for those who have stubborn fat that cannot be easily reduced by diet or exercise, ChillSculpt is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

Best Self Tan: Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam 1 Hour Express
An express tan that delivers a sun-kissed glow in just 1 hour. It offers hydration benefits and achieves a seamless, dark tan.

Best Natural Beauty Product: Grin Cool Mint 100% Natural Toothpaste
This entirely natural toothpaste delivers a thorough, pearly-white clean without the chemicals.

Best Sunscreen: NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture Caring Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
This essential sunscreen spray, with an easily absorbed, non-greasy formula, protects skin while also combating free radicals.

Best Innovation: Grin Charcoal-Infused Biodegradable Toothbrush
100 per cent biodegradable, this eco-friendly toothbrush is made from sustainable corn starch. The bristles are infused with activated charcoal, recognised for its antibacterial and detoxifying properties.

Best Cult Body Product: Bio-Oil® Skincare Oil
This iconic skincare oil, renowned for fading scars and stretchmarks, has recently been upgraded with a fresh new look.

Best Nail Polish: O.P.I Nail Lacquer
O.P.I's chip-resistant, non-streaky and fast drying nail polishes are second to none.

Best Sustainability Champion: Grin
Plastic toothbrushes make up a huge portion of landfill, making it vital to make the switch to a sustainable toothbrush. Grin is 100 per cent natural, made without any added chemicals.


Best Face Oil: Swisse Argan Face Oil
This certified organic face oil is one of the most efficient skin hydrators for maintaining healthy skin. Containing a precious essential oil, it helps protect against the signs of premature ageing.

Best Natural Face Product: Weleda Skin Food
This all-natural, deeply hydrating face and body cream was created in 1926 and to this day it is a celebrity favourite for boosting dull complexions and nourishing dry skin.

Best Serum: Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum
With stable vitamin C and advanced bio-technology, this serum not only brightens and firms, but also optimises skin's own defenses, giving brighter skin from within.

Best Exfoliator: Glow Lab Brightening Exfoliator
Using a blend of naturally enriched fruit acids, vitamin C, nourishing rosehip oil and more, this exfoliator gently yet effectively exfoliates skin.

Best Face Treatment – Salon: Microneedling - Caci
Designed to effectively deliver tailored serum much deeper into the dermis than needling alone, this versatile treatment increases collagen, improves texture, and reduces fine lines and scarring.

Best Bargain Buy: Essano Superfoods Cinnamon Purifying Gel Cleanser
Utilising detoxifying and toning cinnamon, this powerful cleanser is nutrient-rich and polishes skin perfectly.

Best Anti-Aging: Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
This potent yet gentle formula visibly minimises lines and deep wrinkles, evens tone and boosts radiance for more vibrant, youthful-looking skin.

Best Mask: Alya Skin Australian Pink Clay Mask
This famous pink clay mask is used to detoxify, cleanse and brighten, while aiding acne-prone and eczema skin.

Best Cleanser: Trilogy Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil
Offering a luxurious cleansing experience, this silky formula contains high performance plant oils to gently melt makeup and impurities, leaving skin nourished and cleansed in seconds.

Best Day Cream: Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
This refreshing gel-cream delivers an instant moisture boost and continues to hydrate throughout the day, for plump, dewy and healthy-looking skin.

Best Beauty Destination: Caci
This iconic New Zealand beauty destination has 50+ clinics around the country and continues to lead the way in skin health and appearance medicine.

Best Innovation: Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum
Combining retinol with moisture-boosting ceramides, this line-erasing serum protects against dryness that is indicative of retinol products.

Best Facial Sunscreen: NIVEA SUN UV Face Shine Control SPF50+
This incredibly light sunscreen offers reliable sun protection while remaining invisible on the skin, perfect for wearing under makeup.


Best Tool: ghd platinum+
This smart straightener features groundbreaking technology that predicts your hair's needs.

Best Luxe Buy: ghd platinum+

Best Under $20 Bargain Buy: Batiste Dry Shampoo Original
The staple dry shampoo in many beauty cabinets, this product restores and revives greasy hair leaving it perfectly clean and textured.

Best Natural Hair Product: Essano Keratin Complex Smoothing Shampoo
This shampoo locks moisture into every strand while increasing elasticity and reducing breakage, delivering smooth, glossy hair from root to tip.

Best Purple Shampoo: Glow Lab Natural Purple Shampoo
This all-natural formula is revolutionary in the arena of purple shampoos, correcting unwanted yellow tones while enhancing vibrancy and shine.

Best Innovation: ghd glide
This hot brush tames and smooths hair quickly, making it easier than ever to style hair.


Best Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
Giving a healthy, natural-looking tan to the complexion without shimmer or shine, this bronzing powder chisels and defines the face.

Best Lip Product: Nude by Nature Moisture Shine Lipstick
Delivering effortless colour, a silky feel and luminous shine, this natural lipstick is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Best Primer: Benefit the POREfessional primer
This silky smooth, lightweight and oil-free primer minimises the appearance of pores.

Best Brow Product: Benefit Gimme Brow+ volumizing eyebrow fibre gel
This brow gel with tiny microfibres achieves lush, natural yet full-looking brows with the tiny brush.

Best Natural Makeup: Nude by Nature Moisture Shine Lipstick


Best Beauty Sleep Product: LUSH Sleepy Body Lotion
This popular, sell-out lotion is made with sweet and calming natural ingredients to send you off to a peaceful sleep.

Best Home Fragrance: ECOYA Sweet Pea & Jasmine Madison Jar
With natural soy wax, this elegant glass jar candle features a lovely floral fragrance with uplifting notes of watermelon, fresh cucumber, sweet pea and jasmine.


For the full list of winners see here.