For the 37th marie claire Prix d’Excellence Beauty Awards, beauty journalists from every corner of the globe brushed, spritzed and spread hundreds of newly launched products to find these winning formulas for 2023.
Special Jury Prize: NO.1 DE CHANEL
This line of skincare, makeup and scented water from Chanel features the red camellia as its common thread. The unique active ingredient was not only close to founder Gabrielle Chanel’s heart, it is also known to help delay cell degradation and the signs of ageing on skin. The jury gave the line this special award for the innovative ingredient coupled with the clean formulas in eco-designed packaging that is low waste and light.
Kérastase Chroma Absolou
Sad to see your colour fade with every wash? This range from Kérastase is your new best friend. Boasting a cutting-edge formulation of amino acids, tartaric acid, lactic acids and soothing antioxidant centella asiatica, it helps fight the three main enemies of coloured hair (water, UV rays and styling) and helps preserve and restore delicate hair fibres.
“The life-changing range for coloured hair” – Lisa Oxenham, marie claire UK
Lancôme Rénergie H.C.F. Triple Serum
Blending vitamin C, niacinamide, ferulic acid and hyaluronic acid, this technology-packed serum, (housed in three separate chambers) takes a multilayered approach to keep skin in check. The formula is designed to help enhance skin volume to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
“The serum’s dreamy texture and three-steps-in-one formula makes it a must-have for the morning rush” -Sally Hunwick, marie claire Australia
Guerlain Abeille Royale Scalp & Hair Youth-Oil-In Serum
Beautiful hair requires a healthy scalp, and Guerlain’s luxe honey-infused scalp and hair serum improves the health of both. Using honey from the Ouessant Island black bee, this elixir is able to revitalise the scalp and increase the resilience of the hair fibre with a few sweet drops. The texture is light and non-greasy and formulated with 97 per cent naturally derived ingredients.
“Its sweet scent of honey immediately transports me to the most luxurious of spas” – Kim Hyun-min, marie claire Korea
Sisley Paris Exfoliating Enzyme Mask
Using papain, a 100 per cent natural origin enzyme derived from papaya, this two-in-one product acts as a purifying skin mask and a gentle exfoliator to even out skin and brighten complexions in 60 seconds.
“The new hero of the mask segment ” Cristina Torlaschi, marie claire Italy
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Glycolic Body Lotion
Blending glycolic, tartaric, lactic, and citric alpha hydroxy acids, this body cream is a whiz at smoothing and refining dull, bumpy or rough skin. Added plant oils and butters (green tea seed oil, marula and shea) and niacinamide help to nourish even the driest skin.
Clarins Tonic Body Balm
With essential oils and organic shea butter, this creamy balm boasts 95 per cent natural origin ingredients and has the dreamy benefit of turning into oil when massaged on the body, leaving skin immediately well-nourished and feeling soft.
Clarins Tonic Body Balm, $62.