Goodbye 2020, we can say it louder but no more clear. Beauty editors are ever-diligent in their search for skincare, makeup, and hair care that will revolutionize their routines—and yours. After testing hundreds of some of the best beauty products, we’re pleased to announce this year’s winners in our fave categories, and in case you were wondering… they have indeed exceeded the CF expectations.
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Klorane, Detox Dry Shampoo with Aquatic Mint
Hear this out: A few spritzes of this fresh, absorbent spray will renew a greasy scalp and revitalize limp strands so you can push wash day.
EVO Hair, Baby Got Bounce
Made for curl headed like you and me, an intense rinse-out treatment that moisturises and repairs to improve manageability, support curl pattern, and prepare curls for easier styling.
Bumble and Bumble, Curl Defining Cream
A UV protective hydration cream that also creates sleeker curls that move with ease, not crunches, and keeps hair defined and frizz-free. Detangle hair with a wide-tooth comb, and wind curls around a finger to define.
Kevin Murphy, Re-Store
The all-in-one solution, to repair, renew and restore dry, damaged, frizzy over-processed hair. Cleansing and repairing bursting with the goodness of powerful superfood proteins and fruit enzymes to naturally bind moisture.
ELEVEN, Scalp Brush
A hairy tool that deeply cleanses the scalp thoroughly when shampooing or on dry hair to massage promoting blood circulation and hair growth.
Georgiemane, 10 Minute Hair Mask
This Australian made and vegan hair mask includes natural ingredients that repair dry, damaged hair after just one treatment while promoting thicker and fuller locks. Simply slather it all over the hair mask and say hello to a shiny, healthy-looking mane.
AVEDA, Botanical Repair Strengthening Shampoo
Massage the strengthening shampoo into wet hair and rinse well. Follow with the botanical repair strengthening conditioner for the ultimate natural results, plus it’s safe for colour treated and chemically processed hair.
AVEDA, Botanical Repair Strengthening Conditioner
Instantly detangles to help prevent breakage; strengthens and repairs with the power of plants. Lightly conditions hair for everyday use without weighing hair down.
Ole Henriksen, Truth Juice Daily Cleanser
A gel cleanser, made with orange fruit water and PHA, that deeply cleanses and invigorates skin in one simple step without stripping it out, formulated with an addictive scent that invigorate the senses as it purifies them.
CeraVe, Hydrating Cleanser
Developed with dermatologists to cleanse and refresh the skin without over-stripping it or leaving it feeling tight and dry. Featuring three types of essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid to help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.
Paula’s Choice, 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
A cult favorite for a reason, this gentle exfoliant with salicylic acid quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, brightens and evens out skin tone. You will love it from the first day as you start seeing results since the first time you use it!
Emma Lewisham, Skin Reset Serum
A must-have treatment for repairing lacklustre skin, hyperpigmentation, and delivering the most radiant, glowing and even-toned complexion. Its super-charged formula is also effective at minimising the visible signs of skin ageing accelerating cell turnover.
Alpha H, Liquid Gold
This miracle product accelerates the skin’s renewal process, dramatically improves brightness and tone, supports collagen production and helps minimise the visible signs of sun damage, ageing and blemishes.
Antipodes, Kiwi Seed Gold Luminous Eye Cream
Formulated with real 23K gold works with revolutionary antioxidant compound Vinanza Grape & Kiwi to brighten and perfect the delicate skin of the eyes.
Skinceuticals, C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic ACID
Combines 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging.
YORA, Clarify Face Concentrate
Twist and pull top to open this highly concentrated formula. Apply to face until fully absorbed to protect skin from external pollutants and environmental elements, resulting in a more even skin tone.
Arbonne, RE9 Advanced Prepwork Gel Eye Masks
This cooling, soothing under-eye mask patches deliver a surge of hydration that revitalizes tired- and puffy-looking eyes in a flash so you can face the day. Featuring a superfood ingredient cocktail that includes Vitamins C and E, antioxidants, omegas, and phytonutrients.
Grown Alchemist, Regenerating Night Cream
A rich advanced facial cream formulated with a potent synergistic blend of Peptides, Antioxidants, Vitamins, Hyaluronic Acid, Essential Omega Fatty Acids that restore skin elasticity, noticeably reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Aesthetics Rx, H20 Hydrating Balm
A soft, fragrance-free balm formulated to help protect, heal & regenerate the skin. Featuring Aloe Vera Juice, a superb multi-functional active and Alpha Bisabolol, naturally derived from Chamomile. It enhances the appearance of dry skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.
La Roche Posay, Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+
A lightweight daily facial sunscreen made for sensitive skin providing very high UVA/UVB protection while delivering an invisible finish. Fragrance free and non-comedogenic perfect to wear under makeup.
Emma Lewisham, Skin Shield
100% natural and free from a single drop of anything synthetic. Just full-spectrum skin-beautifying nutrients that are good for the skin and provide incredible results, dramatically slow down the signs of ageing – including wrinkles, brown spots, dehydration and loss of firmness.
The Beauty Chef, Flora Fix Balm
Designed to protect the skin’s natural microbiome, this natural formula can be used as a hydrating lip or eye balm, moisturiser or soothing salve on dry hands, nails, feet, heels, knees or elbows.
Alya Skin, Pink Clay Mask
Vegan and animal cruelty free, Alya Skin is safe for sensitive skin types and may even help reduce inflammation caused by acne and eczema. Pop it on for 10-15 min and let your skin reveal its best side so far.
Biologi, Lip Serum
A unique serum that instead of sitting on top of the lips causing congestion, the unique water-soluble formulation penetrates the skin’s deeper layers to regenerate cells, increase suppleness, and aid hydration while providing a clear shine.
Charlotte Tilbury, Airbrush Bronzer
A beautifying, bronzing skin filter to make everyone look and feel like the best version of themselves, plus it comes in a divine, golden sunbeam compact packaging, inspired by the old Hollywood glamour.
MCO Beauty, Xtend Lash Mascara
Lengthen and thicken your lashes with a no-smudge, no-flake innovative tubular mascara that amplifies and defines lashes giving your look an incredible volume and length.
Oxygenetix, Acne Control Foundation
Available in a range of nine popular colours and formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid to help unblock pores and minimise acne, it’s also enriched with soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, this foundation not only cover any impurities and dark spots but also helps to calm redness and inflammation.
Fenty Beauty, Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
A light-as-air, non-greasy cream blush that instantly melts into skin for an effortless wash of color, giving life to all skin tones with a no-fuss, created by Rihanna to give life to all skin tones on 10 different shades.
Anastasia Beverly Hills, Brow Definer
This triangular-tipped tool features three sides for easy and versatile application of colour. The soft formula perfectly combines wax and pigment for easy and smooth product application and blending. Allowing blending of colour through the brow hairs for a natural-looking result.
Hourglass, Ambient Lighting Powder
These innovative and super finely milled pressed powders manipulate how light reflects on the skin while remaining seamless. Formulated with multi-dimensional, colour-correcting particles to filter out harsh light concealing skin imperfections, pores and wrinkles.
Beauty Blender, Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer
A 3-in-1 long-wear formula can be used to conceal, contour and highlight. A boost of hyaluronic acid and illuminating pigments helps hydrate and brighten skin over time as offers major pigment payoff to knock out dark circles, cover blemishes and even out discoloration.
KOSAS, Wet Lip Oil Gloss
Versatile lip treatment and gloss that leaves lips soft, smooth with a comfortable feel and a slick, vinyl look. Made of Hyaluronic acid, works to visibly plump the lips; Peptides, known for their reparative powers, and Evening primrose oil that helps to protect the lips.
Charlotte Tilbury, Instant Eye Palette
Who wouldn’t fall in love with this dreamy 12-shade palette? The easy-
to-build shades will allow you to play with any light beautifully, whether you want to create a glowing, golden topaz look, a romantic ruby smokey eye, or a dreamy amethyst-inspired eye look.
Who Is Elijah, HIS-HER
A very personal scent, that incurred to first times. What you will feel? Both sweet and spicy top and base notes are carefully balanced with a fresh green burst of Violet Leaf and Fir Needle notes.
Le Labo, Santal 33
The A-list fragrance that you smell once and undoubtedly fall in love with. Why? Blends wood, spices, and leather, transforming into a warm, musky, and addictive scent with lots of character.
Byredo, Gypsy Water
Created as an ode to the beauty of the roaming Romani culture, its unique customs, intimate beliefs and distinguished way of living. Naturally blends the woody notes of sandalwood and amber with fresh lemon and juniper berry.
Officine Universelle Buly, Eau Triple Damask Rose Perfume
This water-based fragrance flows romanticism with a touch of spice, the Damask Rose scent caresses the senses with a rich, addictive bouquet of fresh roses and soft, earthy vetiver peppered with fiery ginger.
Lumira, Cuban Tobacco
A rich and sophisticated unisex fragrance stirring notes of cardamom and clove bud provide a vibrant opening moment, further sharpened with the tang of tangerine. As the fragrance mellows into the skin, the rich nuance of tobacco gives way to earthy patchouli and musk.
Essential Parfums, Divine Vanille
A tribute to Vanilla absolute, sustainably produced in Madagascar. A blend of natural Cinnamon bark and sensual leathery tones of natural Osmanthus reveal rich facets of blond Tobacco and dried fruits. An innovative fraction of natural Cedarwood and Patchouli brings a creamy woody structure highlighted with silky musks.
Weleda, Skin Food
A cult-universal saviour of dry, rough skin on faces, elbows, hands and feet. With a dermatologically tested formula that increases skin hydration, firmness, smoothness and cell regeneration significantly.
Natch Essentials, Natural Deodorant
Handcrafted in Sydney in small batches, no two deodorants are the same, each one has been carefully made with all-natural ingredients, includes a fresh blend of coconut and vanilla oils making this a gender neutral product.
Grown Alchemist, Hydra Gel Sanitiser
The natural antiseptic formula contains Ethyl Alcohol from Cane Sugar while the Tri-Hyaluronan Complex targets all layers of the skin to instantly increase hydration levels for smoother, firmer hands.
Salt Lab, Magnesium Oil
A 100% natural solution to keep your muscles on point at any time. Used before bed, this product will help you take the time to reset and truly relax before you drift off to sleep.
Bondi Sands, Aero Self Tanning Foam
With a formula as light as air, the Aero Liquid Gold absorbs into the skin quicker, making for the most comfortable of tanning experiences. Plus it’s enriched with moisturising Argan oil for intense hydration.
Freshwater Farms, Rosewater + Pink Clay Cleansing Castile Hand Wash
This Aussie, 100% natural formula is packed with Australian Pink Clay that helps to gently purify skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth and rosewater will help to hydrate and moisturise your skin, leaving your skin and senses feeling refreshed.
Ipsum, Best Skin Body Oil
This body oil absorbs instantly leaving your skin dry to touch. A warming and calming blend of 19 pure and organic plant oils, richly- scented with Patchouli and Rose, that is carefully formulated to smooth and massage easily all over the body.
Everyday Humans, Oh my Body SPF 50 Body Sunscreen
This lightweight, non-sticky SPF50 lotion will save you from sunburn, pollution, dry skin, discoloured tattoos, darker scars, and awkward tan lines.
George + Eva, Bounce Body Scrub & Mask
This revolutionary 4-in-1 natural formula made with Australian botanical super ingredients that deeply cleanse + detoxifies your skin exfoliates to reveal baby smooth skin, moisturises + leaves you with an irresistible summer glow.
Biossance, Squalane + Vitamin E Shimmering Body Oil
The squalane-based shimmer body oil is infused with vitamins and nourishing botanicals to leave skin touchable and silky-soft, while active contouring plant extracts help to visibly smooth uneven texture and provide a toned, sculpted look.
Aesop, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser
An invigorating gentle gel cleanser formulated with oils of Mandarin and Bergamot Rind to banish grime and thoroughly refresh the skin. Massage it over onto soaked skin from neck to toe for the ultimate fresh feeling.
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