This September, we're celebrating the most iconic beauty products across the industry and letting you decide your favourites. Wrapping up the summer and stepping into the new season in true beauty style, we've shortlisted the must have timeless products and new launches that make us feel and look fantastic. As seen onsite, we have been giving you the chance to vote for the best products across all key categories including skincare, haircare, cosmetics and fragrance.
With the winners announcement just around the corner, here's a recap of the the nominees for the very best in skin and bodycare...
The Blemish Buster
If you suffer from blemish prone skin, it can be a long and frustrating process to find the products that work for you. Reported consistently to show results, our Blemish Buster nominees are all a worthy winner for this award. Formulated with ingredients including salicylic acid and glycolic acid, these skin clearing superstars help to reduce oil production and prevent bacteria build up to keep your complexion clear and glowing.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Moisturiser for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin 40ml4.53 Stars 198 Reviews£17.00
FARMACY Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleansing Toner 120ml4.83 Stars 6 Reviews£27.00
REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic 250ml4.45 Stars 103 Reviews£24.30
The INKEY List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment 15ml4.38 Stars 16 Reviews£6.99
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula 30ml4.55 Stars 346 Reviews£5.05
The Sun Saviour (SPF)
Especially important this time of year and with many of us finally flying out to hotter climates, a good SPF is a must have in your beauty bag. These Sun Saviours are lightweight and nourishing for the skin, working to protect and hydrate without causing breakouts or greasy residue. Nominees include the iconic La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream that offers unmatched staying power, as well as the REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF30, formulated with zinc to prevent unwanted shine.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream 50ml4.65 Stars 218 Reviews£18.00
Ultrasun Face Anti-Ageing Lotion SPF 50+ 50ml4.6 Stars 15 Reviews£24.00
REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF30 50ml3.58 Stars 38 Reviews£28.80
Bioderma Photoderm Anti-Pigmentation and Ti-Wrinkles Sunscreen SPF50+ 40ml5 Stars 1 Reviews£16.80
Avène Very High Protection B-Protect SPF50+ Sun Cream for Sensitive Skin 30ml4.5 Stars 34 Reviews£14.50
With so many on the market, we're very much spoilt for choice when it comes to moisturisers. Stay tuned on LOOKFANTASTIC to see who takes top spot in this category out of our short list of hydrating heroes including the bestselling Clinique Moisture Surge 100 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator containing Hyaluronic Acid and Cica to moisturise and smooth, along with the Origins GinZing Ultra Hydrating Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturiser blended with Coffee to wake up your complexion for a brighter finish.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant (50ml)4.7 Stars 63 Reviews£18.75
Clinique Moisture Surge 100 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator 50ml4.7 Stars 23 Reviews£30.40
Origins GinZing Ultra Hydrating Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturiser 50ml4.17 Stars 63 Reviews£20.80
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base 50ml4.81 Stars 301 Reviews£37.20
Lumene Nordic C [Valo] Overnight Bright Sleeping Cream 50ml4.39 Stars 18 Reviews£22.50
Arguably one of the most important steps in any skincare routine, an effective cleanser suited to your skin type is a must! Whether you prefer a balm, a gel or are more of a micellar lover, the nominees for our Best Cleanser award have it all. With products from brands including CeraVe, Espa and Clinique, each of these purifying products are designed to lift away dirt and build up to leave your skin feeling fresh and healthy, making the rest of your routine much more effective.
ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Cleanser 100ml4.83 Stars 6 Reviewsfrom£25.60
CeraVe Smoothing Cleanser 236ml4.52 Stars 143 Reviews£12.00
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 100g4.93 Stars 87 Reviews£43.90
Bioderma Sensibio Cleansing Micellar Water Sensitive Skin 250ml4.88 Stars 16 Reviews£10.80
OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel (100ml)4.51 Stars 94 Reviews£36.00
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm 125ml4.71 Stars 237 Reviews£20.00
Designed to give your skin an added boost of hydration and nourishment, it will be a close call between all of these highly-reviewed and industry loved Serums. Including the world famous Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum and some more up and coming icons such as the Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, the nominees for the Best Serum offer a range of different ingredients targeted to key concerns including anti-ageing, irritation and brightening.
Medik8 Liquid Peptides 30ml4.5 Stars 6 Reviews£45.00
Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil 30ml4.7 Stars 92 Reviews£19.20
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum (Various Sizes)4.79 Stars 161 Reviewsfrom£48.00
Zelens Power D Fortifying and Restoring Serum 30ml£95.00
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 30ml4.86 Stars 7 Reviews£78.00
Best in Tanning
Finding a good false tan can be hard, with some leaving you looking orange, streaky or even irritating you if you have sensitive skin. The top picks for LOOKFANTASTIC's Best in Tanning award are all guaranteed to give you an even all over glow that looks natural and non-streaky. Whether you prefer a mousse, a serum or a body butter, we have the top picks for all textures and to suit all skin tones. One to watch in the category, the Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish gives an immediate airbrushed, bronzed finish using light-reflecting particles that make your skin look luminous, toned and even.
Tan-Luxe Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum 30ml4.16 Stars 45 Reviews£35.00
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Butter 200ml3.33 Stars 3 Reviews£14.95
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam 200ml - Dark4.48 Stars 60 Reviews£14.99
Body Glow by SKINNY TAN Medium Lotion 280ml4.69 Stars 93 Reviews£7.49
Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish - Medium 100ml4.39 Stars 18 Reviews£23.60
Best for Body
Last but definitely not least in our bodycare awards, the Best for Body overall. Helping us achieve smooth and soft skin from head to toe that we all strive for, these body icons are formulated to nourish, protect and perfect. The Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub uses Sea Salt and Robusta Coffee beans to gently exfoliate away dry skin and moisturises with Sweet Almond Oil to leave you feeling pampered and your skin looking perfected. Offering a delicious tropical scent of Salted Caramel, Pistachio and Vanilla, the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream moisturises, tones and smooths the skin to leave you feeling bikini ready this summer.
AMELIORATE Transforming Body Lotion 200ml4.33 Stars 3 Reviews£18.00
NEOM Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist (30ml)4.88 Stars 32 Reviews£20.00
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 240ml4.85 Stars 72 Reviews£44.00
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil 50ml4.74 Stars 31 Reviewsfrom£18.50
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub 200g4.61 Stars 28 Reviews£13.95
Aromatherapy Associates Discovery Wellbeing Bath and Shower Oil Collection5 Stars 1 Reviews£30.00