Award winning beauty products

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Last month I showed my unofficial personal top beauty product picks and this time I’ve got official winners.  Read on to see the beauty items that won industry awards from Good Housekeeping, Elle Magazine and other beauty insiders that try before you buy. 

And the winner is…..

Best Night Cream:  Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Night
Prevention and Good Housekeeping awards go to Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Night treatment for the effectiveness of key ingredients like Retinol that work to reduce wrinkles and Hyaluronic Acid for its overnight plumping action.  $42 and now sold at CVS stores. 

Best Facial Firmer:  Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream
Good Housekeeping and Allure both named Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream a winner for the combination of peptides and LOXL stimulator that work together to reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.  This line is also paraben and sulfate free.  $98 at Sephora, Nordstrom and

Best Hair Spray:  got 2b Fat-tastic Hairspray
Marie Claire Miracle Beauty Products That Will Change Your Life calls got2B fat-tastic root boosting hair spray a winner because of the product’s ability to plump thin hair with a root to tip instant collagen infusion.  The company says that this hair spray is the first infused with collagen to thicken at the roots.  $5.99 at drug stores.

Best Body Cream:  Alba Kukui Nut Body Cream
Elle 2010 Genius Skin Care Product Award goes to Alba Botanica Hawaiian KuKui Nut Organic Body Oil for the light blend of tropical nut oil from kukui, macadamia and coconuts that hydrate skin.  Sunflower and flax oils are also included in the body oil making it ideal for moisturizing, massaging and bathing.  $9.95 at Whole Foods.

Best Facial Exfoliant:  Alba Botanica Rainforest Gentle Acai Renewal Scrub
The Better Nutrition Best Of Natural Health Beauty Award for a facial scrub goes to Alba Botanica Rainforest Gentle Acai Renewal Scrub.  Better Nutrition says it may be the exotic rainforest ingredients like the acai that helps to brighten skin.

Best Body Wash:  Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Body Wash
The 2010 Redbook MVP Winner, the 2010 Natural Health Beauty Award Winner and the 2010 People En Espanol Winner all go to Total Effects 7-in-1 Body Wash for the combined benefits that cleanse and deeply hydrate skin complete with anti-aging properties.

Best Eye Shadow:  Cover Girl Smoky Shadow Blast
CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) Beauty Insiders Choice Award goes to Cover Girl Smoky Shadow Blast which combines a stick eye shadow with smoky accents all housed in one convenient two-sided stick that even tells you which end is used on the lid and which side accents the crease.  It is like having a built-in makeup artist there with you!

Best Nail Strengthener:  Sally Hansen Quick Care Strength & Growth Treatment Pen
Life & Style Magazine named Sally Hansen Quick Care Strength and Growth Treatment Pen the best base and top coat nail product.  $10 in drug stores. 
Best Lip Balm:  Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil           Women’s Health 2010 Beauty Award winner for best lip balm goes to Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil.  $3 in drug stores.

Congratulations to all the beauty brands named above, some of which I remember showing as brand new products in my past beauty segments.  And I wish all of our viewers a beautiful year ahead.