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
Swimming in a pool, this summer? Reach for the cider vinegar. Putting 50ml in a large jug of rinse water helps restore the pH, which can be altered by the harsh chemicals in swimming pools.
Bunions can be incredibly painful. To relieve the symptoms, do this yoga stretch regularly: weave the fingers of one hand between the toes of your opposite foot. With a firm grip, stretch and massage the toes and the ball of teh foot, encouraging mobility and opening the space between the toes.
Experts have long recommended adopting a Mediterranean diet for health and wellbeing – but the high antioxidant levels can also help to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. e sure to eat plenty of foods rich in essential fats and antioxidants. Beneficial fats are found in oily fish (tinned or fresh), nuts, seeds and their oils, while dark berries and vegetables are the riches source of antioxidants you can find. Aim for three portions a day. (And bring on the tomatoes…)
We’re mad-keen on creamy blushers but at this time of year, they can disappear faster than you can say ‘Mr. Whippy’. Gels are best for stay-put power, right now.
It may be gin season – but beware, if you care about your skin. Alcohol is a vasodilator; a couple of cocktails are enough to rosy up your face but anything beyond that can lead to complexion trouble. Heavy use of alcohol will definitely backfire; skin will appear dehydrated and look more aged. (You could try Jo’s ‘no-drinking-on-school-nights rule – with just a couple of glasses of something special, on a Saturday or Sunday.)