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The Stylist Skincare Awards 2013: The Winners

Meet the 21 products (oh, and one facial) that your skin will fall in love with. This is 2013’s ultimate skincare edit that 45,661 of you voted for...

Amid all the futuristic ‘things’ we invest in – smartphones that run our lives, gadgets to monitor our every bodily function and computers that are beyond hi-tech – we can forget that skincare is one of the most scientifically advanced investments of all. Skincare solutions that would have been laughable just three years ago are now a part of our daily regimes – the efficacy of collagen-stimulating ingredient Matrixyl and the use of tretinoin (a form of vitamin A) to counter the ageing effects of sun damage are just two recent examples of the myriad advances that have been made.

Millions of pounds of time, resources and scientific research are crammed into every single product, many taking more than a decade’s worth of investigation to go from concept to counter. Seeing where skincare is headed next is a genuinely exciting prospect. Wading through thousands of pots and vials promising youth-giving results is a full-time job – our full-time job, in fact. Sharing cutting-edge skincare developments with you is why the Stylist Skincare Awards is one of our annual highlights. Back for its fourth year, it’s your indispensable guide to the innovative skincare solutions that have become available over the past two years.

The winning products on the following pages are the ultimate skin superheroes. Not only did we spend six months whittling the list down to only the very best the industry has to offer, crucially you placed your votes and told us – in your thousands – what you adored. We combined these results with the views of the nine beauty industry visionaries on our judging panel, hand-picked by us, to create your essential guide to the best skincare products that have been launched since 2011.

In addition there are the four special Stylist Beauty Team awards that we have given our personal seal of approval to and we have also added a new award for the ultimate facial. We guarantee this guide contains everything you’ll need for beautiful, healthy, age-defying skin – because we’ve road-tested every single thing in it.

Photography: Ian Walsh

Words: Evie Leatham, Samantha Flowers, Anita Bhagwandas

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