A-List Awards: The 30 Best Skincare And Makeup Brands That We Love

Empower your beauty regimen with these revolutionary multi-winning skincare and makeup brands from the many years of Best of Beauty Buys Awards! Did your favourite make the list?

Every year since 2009, The Weekly teams up with you in our Best of Beauty Buys Awards to uncover the best skincare and makeup products that help you put your best face and body forward. You’ve voted for your favourites and we’ve tested thousands of products, from the most skin-caring soaps, creams and moisturisers, to the best lipsticks, foundations and serums. Now, discover the 30 brands that have consistently come out on top (in alphabetical order):

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1. AHAVA
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Nurture and nourish your skin with products exclusively mined from the mineral-rich mud of Israel’s Dead Sea, known for its legendary rehydrating, deep-cleansing and skin-healing properties. From pampering mineral body washes and creams to youth-restoring superserums, the natural products are also paraben- and SLS-free.

2. ASTALIFT
Years won: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Harnessing the power of nanotechnology, this high-tech skincare and makeup brand helps protect skin cells from the effects of photo-ageing while infusing your skin with a powerful cocktail of antioxidants and ceramides. Their star products include the reformulated Jelly Aquarysta Renewal, White Perfect sunblock and collagen drinks.

3. CETAPHIL
Years won: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

This dermatological brand’s non-comedogenic, soap-free formulas help soothe and moisturise even as they cleanse, making them ideal for those prone to acne, eczema or sensitive skin. Their best-selling Gentle Skin Cleanser and Ultra Hydrating Lotion gently nourish without clogging or stripping away natural oils.

4. DR CI:LABO
Years won: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Since the inception of their star product Aqua-Collagen-Gel, a revolutionary formula that contains five essential skin benefits in one jar, this skincare expert has created a myriad of products that go deep below the surface to provide long-lasting hydration and moisture. In particular, their targeted anti-ageing line, Enrich-Lift, has picked up multiple wins.

5. ELIZABETH ARDEN
Years won: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Established in 1910, this prestige beauty brand has become a cult classic, with an impressive portfolio encompassing high-quality skincare, body care, makeup and fragrance designed to bring out your best. They continue to develop new and innovative products in their various lines, including the adored anti-ageing Prevage range which has bagged no less than 10 awards!

6. ESTETICA EST.LAB
Years won: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Developed in collaboration with A*STAR, Singapore’s leading science and tech research facility, this homegrown skincare line’s efficient formulas are infused with advanced technology to renew, repair and protect your skin. This includes their twice-winning SunShield SPF 50, a tinted moisturiser which releases Vitamins C and E when exposed to UV rays.

7. ETUDE HOUSE
Years won: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Believing that makeup should be a fun endeavour, this beauty brand from South Korea is famous for their colourful and creative cosmetics at wallet-friendly prices. From multi-tasking pencils to playfully-packaged lip tints, a wide array of foundations and more, you’ll be sure to find something to help you look like your favourite K-celebs.

8. EUCERIN
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

This trusted skincare label sets the bar high when it comes to finding the most effective key ingredients to improve, protect and maintain your skin’s integrity and radiance. Intensive research, plus a synergy of the skills of both dermatologists and pharmacists, fuels their products which are especially helpful for ageing, sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin.

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9. FANCL
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

Renowned for their preservative-free skincare and nutritional supplements, this Japanese brand’s back-to-basic products are incredibly gentle on your skin, and hermetically sealed to ensure the freshest, cleanest quality. Their signature Mild Cleansing Oil is a game-changing makeup remover, suitable for use even around the delicate eye area.

10. HADA LABO
Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

The drugstore brand’s recipe for firmer, enviably youthful skin lies in its star ingredient – hyaluronic acid – which powers their signature lightweight formulas. Their winning items, including the iconic Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion, give your skin a hydrating boost and enhance its ability to lock in moisture, while priming skin to better absorb the serums, essences and creams that follow.

11. HELIOCARE
Years won: 2014, 2016, 2017

Enjoy maximum UV protection with revolutionary oral sunblock supplements that you can easily consume on-the-go. Created with the brand’s proprietary botanical and whitening technologies, they provide high levels of antioxidants to help fight free radicals and make sun damage a thing of the past.

12. IDS
Years won: 2015, 2016, 2017

This skin specialist’s cutting-edge formulas, coupled with years of clinical expertise, work in tandem to deliver active ingredients right into problematic areas. Flaunt confidently flawless skin with their nutrient-packed solutions, including a radical whitening oral supplement and a vitamin C serum.

13. INNISFREE
Years won: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

What better way is there to attain skin that’s naturally healthy and radiant, than to go back to Mother Nature? This eco-friendly brand’s award-winning products, such as their best-selling Green Tea Seed Serum, are infused with the purest of natural ingredients that have been reliably sourced from South Korea’s pristine and pollution-free Jeju Island.

14. K-PALETTE
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

For long-lasting eye makeup that won’t budge, look to this top-rated Japanese brand that’s won almost every year for the past nine years. Their internationally best-selling 24H Real Lasting Eyeliner, which has won Best Liquid Eyeliner six times, is the result of more than 10 years of research, and is not only waterproof but sweat- and sebum-proof as well.

15. L’ORÉAL PARIS
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

This cosmetics giant has garnered a prolific number of wins, thanks to its consistent innovation of novel skincare, makeup and hair products at highly accessible prices. Their diverse product ranges cater to a wide variety of skin and hair types, as well as provide you with endless options to create your desired look.