EDITORS' LETTER: REVEALING THE 2019 BEAUTY BIBLE AWARDS!
Want to know about the beauty products that really, really work? You’ve come to the right place. We are proud to unveil the results of the 2019 Beauty Bible Awards across 100 categories of product (including, for the first time on-line, Haircare and Suncare winners).
We were told recently by an industry insider that ours are ‘the only Awards that really count.’ There are indeed many different Awards out there – but ours are the only ones that put real products through their paces with real women in real-time, each product trialled over anything up to four months (for treatment products such as cellulite and ‘miracle’ creams). And wherever we can, we highlight the Best Natural products and the best affordable product in that category, which we call a ‘Beauty Steal’.
As ever, we had amazingly consistent results from our wonderful testers – and there have been over 30,000 of them, since we started back in 1996, making this the biggest independent trial of beauty products ever carried out in the world.
Every product review features detailed feedback from these real women – and we know you’ll be as fascinated to read their comments as we are.
So if you're looking for truly independent beauty wisdom, we hope you'll bookmark this site. Because if you’re looking for pretty much ANY kind of product, we really believe this is the best place to start - click here.
With love, as ever,
TIP OF THE DAY
Don't ever compare yourself to women you see in magazines or movies. If you had 15 handlers making sure your hair and make-up were perfect, you’d look pretty glamorous, too.
Don’t start an anti-ageing regime too early. (Except sunscreen. It’s never too early for sunscreen.) Using heavy-duty products on young skin can do more harm than good, some experts believe – like ESPA founder Susan Harmsworth, who comments: ‘By using anti-ageing serums too young, twentysomethings are creating needy skin and even speeding up the ageing process.’
If your eyes are tired and puffy, try a cold milk compress. Temperature is key: soak two cotton pads in very cold milk, speeze out excess and apply to the eye zone. The cool constricts blood vessels, which helps decrease redness and reduces swelling, while the fat in the milk also soothes dry, irritated skin.
Don’t be shy to ask about a hair or beauty salon’s sterlisation and hygiene practices before you go there. Do they clean brushes between clients? Nail tools? (Manicure and pedicure tools can easily pass on fungal infections.) No truly professional therapist or salon will mind being quizzed (and should have adequate answers).
If you’ve ever had a masseur knead shoulders that have spent too long hunched over a computer – well, it’s agony, isn’t it? Practice shoulder rolls at your desk to help guard against kinked muscles. This particular movement helps relieve tension in the upper back and shoulders where the trapezius muscle is located. Sit upright, inhale as you lift your right shoulder to your ear. Exhale as you slowly roll your shoulder round and back, dropping it away from your ear. Continue these shoulder rolls three more times, alternating right and left. Now inhale as you lift both shoulders up to the ears. Exhale as you release them. Repeat five times and then relax your shoulders.