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.

16. LANCÔME
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Famed for its luxury beauty products with ageless formulas, this prestige French brand continues to be at the forefront of skincare and makeup innovations. Put your best face forward with their highly acclaimed range of anti-ageing marvels, such as the Génefique Youth Activator, and inventive makeup products like the new Juicy Shaker.

17. LANEIGE
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Drawing from a well of extensive research, the Korean cosmetics company optimises the hydrating power of water with its exclusive Water Science technology. From their iconic BB cushions to Water Sleeping Masks, Laneige’s stellar skincare and makeup products are primed to help you achieve clear, supple skin that glows from within.

18. MURAD
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

The brainchild of Dr Howard Murad, each high-performing formula by this clinical beauty label is packed with hydrators, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants that work in unison to fortify your skin’s moisture barrier, reduce inflammation and neutralise free radical activity. Get glowing with their award-winning cleansers, concealers and creams!

19. NEUTROGENA
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

As one of the most easily recognisable names in the industry, the adroit brand keeps up-to-date with an ever-expanding line of affordable and high-quality skincare solutions to suit your skin concerns. Neutrogena’s wide range of fragrant bath gels, makeup removers, cleansers and more, have won every year, and are known to be incredibly gentle on skin but tough on impurities and makeup.

20. ORBIS
Years won: 2016, 2017

Through years of research, this pioneering brand’s signature cleansing and hydrating products boast 100 per cent oil-free formulas that work to boost your skin’s natural moisture-retaining ability
and give you a visibly brighter and more refined complexion. Their lightweight products are also free of fragrance and artificial colourings, and come in minimalist, earth-friendly packaging.

21. PHYSIOGEL
Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Featuring a dedicated range of skin-soothing solutions for very dry and sensitive skin, Physiogel’s formulas are backed with a trademark technology that works to mimic your skin’s natural structure to seal in moisture. Their award-winning moisturising creams and cleansers contain pure and gentle ingredients without the use of harmful preservatives, fragrances or colourings.

22. REVLON
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Even before the debut of their celebrated ColorStay collection in the 1990s, this influential cosmetics powerhouse has been a beauty trendsetter, and continues to innovate exciting products that won’t break the bank. Special mention goes to their long-wearing lipsticks, which have regularly taken top spot in our Best Beauty Buys Awards with 10 wins!

23. SALLY HANSEN
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Backed with over 50 years of expertise, this leading nail polish and nail care brand continues to set trends by bringing fresh and upgraded formulas to the table. Their latest long-wearing top and base coats, as well as fashion-forward nail colours both protect and strengthen your nails and cuticles, helping you achieve a salon-perfect mani-pedi from home.

24. SHISEIDO
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

As one of the world’s oldest beauty brands, their esteemed skincare and cosmetics remain timeless and efficacious. Sweeping up multiple awards every year, Shiseido’s impressive formulas feel luxurious on your skin and are specially designed to combat a variety of skincare concerns. The Japanese beauty giant’s makeup products also provide great coverage without clogging up your skin.

25. SHU UEMURA
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

This Japanese brand’s superior skincare and makeup products are the epitome of effortless beauty. From their elegant eyelash curler, a cult favourite amongst many beauty aficionados and winner for the past five years, to finely-crafted brow pencils and cleansing oils, the brand places high value on natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin.

26. SK-II
Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Achieve youthful-looking, crystal clear skin with the legendary Pitera, the prestige beauty brand’s signature ingredient that’s rich in minerals, organic acids and vitamins. It makes up 90 per cent of their iconic Facial Treatment Essence (a four-time winner!) and is infused in their holistic range of premium anti-ageing products.

27. SKIN INC
Years won: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Powered by the belief that every woman’s skin is unique, this highly acclaimed homegrown brand features an entirely customisable skincare range and avant-garde beauty devices to better meet your skin’s most specific needs. Their skin-boosting signature serums are excellent multi-taskers!

28. SLOANE INC
Years won: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

This advanced skincare line’s holistic product range is specially developed with nutritive and natural ingredients to target a myriad of skincare needs. From preventing acne and controlling excess oil to lifting sagging skin and erasing dark spots, you can achieve longer-lasting radiance with their multi-tasking serums, masks and more.

29. SPA ESPRIT
Years won: 2012, 2013, 2014

Besides offering a slew of luxurious spa treatments, this local apothecary lets you concoct your own bespoke body care blend, such as a shower gel. Personalise your product with an assortment of over 70 pure essential oils like geranium, peppermint and wild orange, and seal the deal with a handwritten label.

30. SULWHASOO
Years won: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

This luxury skincare and cosmetics brand harnesses the power of traditional Korean herbal medicine with efficacious formulas that stem from 50 years of ginseng research, to rejuvenate skin’s vitality and treat the signs of ageing from the root. Its star products and best-sellers include the four-time winning First Care Activating Serum and twice-winning Perfecting Cushion Brightening.

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Text: Elizabeth Liew