Winners, Oils and Oil-based Serums, 2018

Gold

Urban Veda, Purifying Facial Oil

“The first time I used it my skin seemed to breathe a sigh of relief – it immediately felt moisturised, no longer tight or irritated. The most surprising element however was that it didn’t feel oily, it soaked straight in and left a plump, hydrated but matte texture. It somehow managed to balance my ever-thirsty, dry, eczema prone skin … My skin felt better hydrated and looked less patchy, and I noticed hormonal spots seemed to heal faster and become less inflamed. I can’t find a single fault with this oil, it’s lovely and delivers. It is perfect.”

“Made my skin look glowing and healthy, without as much shine as you might normally expect from an oil. My skin feels smoother, softer and less aggravated, particularly on evenings after cleansing. It’s lovely and calming and nourishing. Really hydrating without being too greasy, and is ideal for oily/combination skin.”

 

Silver

Éminence Organic Skincare, Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil

“This was a revelation – I loved the oil instantly from the moment I stroked it on. A light, clean fresh fragrance that is entirely natural and comforting. I use a few drops mixed with my moisturiser in the day and it gives a subtle gleam that seems to give my skin an inner glow. Used at night it’s like a gentle ritual … I wake up every morning with glowing skin which at my age is a miracle!  My skin looks and feels firm. I loved this oil more than any I have ever tried. Truly astonishing.” 

Magical Tree, Soft Cheeks face serum

“My skin felt lovely after using this product and it sank straight into the skin. The fragrance is very uplifting. The texture is sublime. It made my skin very soft and hydrated and I didn’t feel the need to use a moisturiser on top of it. My skin is definitely much softer than what it was and it looks more hydrated too. The redness around my nose has calmed down too which is a bonus! I would 100% buy this lovely product again. A joy to use.”

Mallow + White, Soothe facial oil

“Oh my goodness! If I could give this a score higher than 10, I would. My skin was suffering with the winter cold and wind. The first time I used this, my skin felt soothed, soft, and supple. It was a god-send! The texture was light, which belied its ability to moisturise. The fine lines around my eyes seem softer, and my skin smoother and more glowy. I’m convinced that one of the reasons it works so well for me is because it only has 5 ingredients – all of them natural. Thank you – this product is amazing.”

 

Bronze

LUMITY Life, Lumity Skin Nutrients. Facial Oil

“There’s a real luminosity with this … Skin is brighter with more clarity. It’s bright and my fine lines have reduced, even around my eyes where I have laughter lines. I had the beginnings of a few wrinkles on my forehead but these are also improved …  My skin had become very dehydrated and tired looking due to medication so this has been quite instrumental in giving me my glow back so I’m really pleased.”

Lyonsleaf, Soften and Rejuvenate Facial Oil – Unscented

“Performed brilliantly … deeply nourishing, calmed my rosacea and eczema, and protected skin against elements and pollution. Noticed a significant improvement after a month of use – skin looked healthier and plumper, felt softer, and was much less reactive. My eczema disappeared and rosacea didn’t flare up … I also noticed a dramatic reduction in blackheads and clogged pores, and the smoothing of fine lines. A miracle oil – a dream product for sensitive, highly-reactive but combination skin. My new staple.”

 

For other category winners, click below:

1. Family Skincare — sponsored by NATorigin

2. Men’s Grooming

3. Hair Care — sponsored by Formula Botanica

4. Body Care (‘Leave On’)

5. Body Care (‘Take Off’)

6. Oils and Oil-based Serums

7. Make Up — sponsored by ORGANii

8. Hand, Nail and Foot Care

9. Hard Soaps — sponsored by Bare & Beyond

10. Lip Balms

11. Face Care (‘Leave On’)

12. Face Care (‘Wash Off’)

13. Problem Skin

14. ‘Fresh and Fragrant’ — sponsored by Lavera