Our team of beauty experts have been busy swatching, blending and exfoliating to bring you the best of the best in our 2019 Baby Beauty Awards.
From moisturiser and mouthwash to stretch mark oils and serums, our 2019 Baby Beauty Awards are here. We’ve put the best to the test, with our panel of experts sharing their top products on the market to give your post-baby beauty cabinet a major overhaul.
Baby Beauty Awards Winners 2019
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Baby editor Rebecca Moore says: “Once this product is on, it stays on; even if you’re prone to an unfavourably sweaty face. The ‘magic’ lies with the collagen-boosting formula, a make-up staple that looks good and does good.”
Magic Foundation, £32
PMD Clean Pro
Rebecca says: “The PMD Clean Pro is like booking in for a deep clean. After day one my forehead felt and looked clearer; plus it only adds two extra minutes to your beauty regime!”
PMD Clean Pro, £135
Lisa Franklin Pro-Effect Micellar Water
Features writer Natalie Keeler says: “I’ve never found a micellar water that’s as good as face wipes, until this. It’s brilliant at removing make-up while still being gentle on my skin.”
Pro Effect Micellar Water, £29
Umberto Giannini Flowerology Bergamot + Lemon Oil Super Serum
Beauty blogger Julia Ferrari: “This vegan and cruelty-free serum gives my coloured hair some much needed TLC. I apply 8 drops to the ends of my hair post-wash and blow dry to achieve smooth results in a matter of minutes.” Follow Julia on Instagram @freshbeautyfix
Bergamot + Lemon Oil Super Serum, £5.40
Korres Wild Rose Brightening Face Oil
With a subtle refreshing fragrance, this oil offers a light boost to the skin. You can do your makeup straight away, which is a true selling point to any time-poor mum.
Wild Rose Brightening Face Oil, £32
NEOM Real Luxury Magnesium Body Butter
This moisturiser is the perfect addition to a nighttime routine. The scent relaxes you before bed and leaves your skin feeling soft. Plus, the magnesium is a treat for sore muscles.
Real Luxury Magnesium Body Butter, £36
Decléor Paris Cica-Botanic Oil
A natural oil that promises to banish stretch marks sounds too good to be true, but this green bottle lives up to its claims. The light oil absorbs into your skin quickly, and lightens stretch marks after just a few uses.
Cica-Botanic Oil, £37
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue
Tired under eyes will drink in the nourishing botanical extracts and retinol of this luxe cream overnight, making dark shadows a thing of the past.
Magic Eye Rescue, £40
Nourish London Relax Calming Moisturiser
The lavender scent makes this the ideal night cream to send you into a peaceful slumber. The moisturiser has a light consistency, so it absorbs into the skin instantly, making it great for day wear too.
Relax Calming Moisturiser, £22
Polished AloeWhite Mouthwash
This mouthwash the perfect match for coffee stained teeth. The peppermint taste leaves your mouth feeling clean, while whitening at the same time. Plus, it’s safe to use during pregnancy, so you know there’s no nasties involved.
AloeWhite Mouthwash, £8.99
Nu Skin AP24 Smile Pop Lipgloss
Blogger Louise Beukess says: “I loved the minty flavour of this gloss! I’m not usually a big fan of lip gloss but worn over my favourite lippy, this one really did make my lips pop.” Follow Louise on Instagram @blovedblog
AP24 Smile Pop lipgloss, £18.26
Tamaar Skincare Rejuvenate
Blogger Sofia Gouveia says: “If you don’t like to wear heavy makeup then you need to find skincare that really works, and Tamaar Rejuvenate is that. It sinks instantaneously into the skin giving you a healthy look whilst fighting ageing.” Follow Sofia on Instagram @mrssofiagouveia.
Rejuvinate Anti-aging cream, £47
Bea Skin Care Peptide Skin Booster
This bottle packs a punch! The gel sinks into the skin wonderfully and helps even imperfections. Normally, retinol-based products can be quite harsh, but the natural ingredients in this work instantly.
Peptide Skin Booster, £110
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer
It’s true; Rihanna can do no wrong. This primer from her make up range makes allows you to apply makeup evenly, and oils are kept at bay all day.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Primer, £24
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Baby Beauty Awards verdict: You can wear this product by itself, blended with foundation or as a highlighter. Try a shade darker to give a post-holiday glow, even if you haven’t seen the sun in a while…
Hollywood Flawless Filter, £30
Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara
Baby’s Creative Director, Chloë Collyer, says: “The brush is small enough to get to the little lashes on the inner corners, but big enough to easily coat the rest. It thickens the lashes without any clumping. I think I’ve found ‘the one’.”
Caution Extreme Lash mascara, £25
La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser
Editorial Director, Maxine Briggs, says: “Once you try this incredible cleanser there’s no going back. It transforms from a nourishing balm, to a silky oil and lastly to milk, leaving my skin clean, soft and plump.”
La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser, £117
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Baby-Mild Pure-Castille Soap
“I must admit I haven’t tried the full 18 uses of this product, but I love it as a gentle body wash, soap and shampoo for both baby and I.”
Dr Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Baby-Mild Pure-Castille Soap, £7.69
“The difference that this product has had on the look and shape of my lashes has been revolutionary! This is an absolute must-buy product for anyone in need of some lash TLC.”
RevitaLash Advanced 2ml, £74
Umberto Giannini Grow Long Shampoo & Conditioner
The shampoo removes toxins from city living and is kind to sensitive scalps, while the creamy conditioner replenishes moisture, leaving hair feeling volumised, revitalised and smelling sweet.
Grow Long shampoo and conditioner, £8 each
Irene Forte Skincare Pistachio Face Mask
Baby Beauty Awards verdict: You’ll see the benefits after only a couple of applications of the vitamin-packed cream. It leaves your skin is brighter, plumper and softer.
Pistachio Face Mask, £109
Eyeko Eye Boost Serum
Radio DJ and presenter, Neev Spencer, says: “As a new Mum bags under the eyes are something I know all too well. I found this product easy to apply and quick working. My under eyes feel tighter and look brighter!” Follow Neev on Instagram @neevofficial.
Eyeko Eye Boost Serum, £40
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner
Neev says, “The perfect wing liner is a staple product for any makeup bag. This carbon jet black liner not only lasts all day but also goes on like a dream helping that tricky flick fall into place.”
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner, £19
Fushi Really Good Stretch Mark Oil
Neev Spencer says: “After carrying my second child, my skin has taken a battering and this stretch mark oil has worked well to elevate further damage to my belly as my little one grew month on month. It feels silky to use and application is easy and long lasting. Although it can’t magic away the two pregnancies and scars from them it has a healing quality and feels comforting to use.”
Fushi Really Good Stretch Mark Oil 100ml, £18
Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Magnolia
This Mama Life blogger, Sarah, says: “What I liked the most about this lipstick was how moisturising it was! It had amazing staying power and I loved the colour. It’s perfect for every day wear.” Follow Sarah on Instagram @ThisMamaLife.
Smoothed Over Lipstick in Magnolia, £23
Arbonne Blush in Blossom
Sarah says: “I found this blush really accentuated my cheekbones with its lovely colour. It seems to be pretty long wearing, which is great news for a lengthy day of work or parenting!”
Blush in Blossom, £24
Arbonne Sheer Pressed Powder
Sarah says: “I really enjoy using this powder. It’s a great match for my skin tone and is quite sheer, so looks super natural, and sets foundation well – especially in hot weather! I also found I could wear it without my foundation to give my skin a bit of a glow. A staple make up bag product!”
Sheer Pressed Powder, £32
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