The beauty industry continues to set new standards of product innovation that provide solutions to our everyday lives, ultimately, making our lives easier and much simpler.
This year, we connected with top experts in the industry to help us unearth cutting-edge products that have launched within the last 12 months. Our winners span five categories that will see you through every step of your daily routine—they are the best in fragrance, hair, skincare, makeup and nails.
Scroll ahead for the best of the best 2023 Marie Claire Skin Awards winners, you won’t be disappointed.
This blend of Damascena rose, oud accord, and Tolu balsam is the perfect mix of sensuality and warmth. "This is a fragrance that I really like because it’s a very beautiful, elevated and well execute rose scent—slightly classic in the rose, but with the saffron accord it is very chic and strong—it smells luxurious," says perfumer Alexandra Monet.
Into playful, sensual scents with notes of mango, jasmine, and incense? Wear this sweetly-scented fragrance to make a statement. "The accessibility of the fruity facets and the floralcy and contrast in the dry down really elevate the fragrance experience of this fragrance," says Monet. "This scent is an olfactive innovation with the notes used, yes, but also in the beautiful balance between contrasting notes like mango and olibanum."
"For me, the smoky and woody facets in this fragrance are contrasted with a fresh top note which make it strong, and straight forward," says Monet. "These types of scent experience can be polarizing in a way for some, but for me, this is what generates addiction."
The contrast between the fruity and the smoky woody facets in this scent is what stands out to me the most, Monet reflects. "The smoky woody notes in general are very elevated, niche and dark and the juicy cherry brings in a fun, new type of contrast experience."
Fragrances with top notes of bergamot, mandarin and white peach are a non-brainer. They smell good on everyone. But, Valaya ups the ante with middle notes of orange flower, nympheal and vetiver. "This fragrance is a skin fragrance, and it has a structure that perfumers love—woody and sensual with ambery notes," says Monet. "It’ the type of fragrance that you have to wear on your skin to really experience the full beauty of the structure."
Like Veja Campo sneakers paired with a chic dress, Prada Paradoxe exudes major cool-girl energy. "This fragrance showcases a very nice execution of orange flower, it’s very addictive," says Monet. "The trail of the fragrance is very back driven which I like."
Let's be clear: this scent is intoxicating and addictive. "Pistachio is not what you would traditionally associate with an addictive scent because it has a slightly savory element, but that unique experience is what I really like," says Monet.
"Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo is formulated with its bonding and light-as-air dry cleansing technology for the scalp giving a I just washed my hair feeling," says celebrity hairstylist, Cheryl Bergamy. "No.4D creates a clean, weightless body, detoxifies, and extends the time between washes."
"We all know how heat can damage our hair, which is why a heat protectant is so important," says Bergamy. "This heat resistant plant complex with a blend of rahua oil, castor seed, and almond oils gives a heavy punch of protection to the hair strands and boosts elasticity."
"This floral-scented shampoo with carbonation of anti-dandruff ingredients, like salicylic acid, and gentle surfactants to help get rid of flakes, reduce itchiness, and leave your hair and scalp feeling clean and healthy," says Bergamy.
"Kerasilk Liquid Cuticle Filler is infused with Biomimetic Silk and Blue Lotus Extract to innovate the rebuilding of the cuticle as it provides a heat-activating filler to help the hair stay smoother giving long-lasting structural recovery," says Bergamy. "It’s able to rebuild and optimize the hair surface to create shine and volume."