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
If the central heating’s making the air in your bedroom dry, invest in a humidifier – or try the D-I-Y alternative, by draping a damp towel over the radiator at night.
If you find plain water ‘boring’, try flavouring your own. (Most commercial flavoured waters have sweeteners and artificial ingredients.) Try adding lemon, lime, cucumber, mint, ginger, apple or pineapple to your water bottle. Shake regularly (and be sure to clean in a dishwasher or with a bottle brush each night).
If you value your sleep, don’t watch action movies or any noir entertainment close to bedtime. If you do want to watch shows or films like these, view them over the weekend during the day, when the possible stress won’t impact on your sleep state during the work week. (We also avoid late night news programmes for the same reason. There’s nothing we can do about the state of the world, at that point – but it can be enough to disturb our sleep!)
From Sharon McGlinchey, founder of MV Organic Skincare, some sage advice on skincare. ‘Most women think skincare is just about what you see, but for me it’s about two more important things: what goes into your body and what you’ve been putting on your skin for many years Both of these factors determine your skin’s health. It’s very hard to wean yourself off using lots of skincare products, but they can leave you with congested skin. If your skin looks dull and lifeless, it can be because you’re putting too much on it.’
Not sure when shopping for mascara which will meet your needs? You can tell a lot from a glance at the wand: volumising mascaras tend to have fatter lashes, curling brushes are slightly curved (to give a more lifted effect), and long, slim, tapered brushes are better for defining lashes.