South Africa’s Favourite Beauty Products
We asked you, the women of South Africa to vote for your favourite beauty products in the rubies Choice Awards 2014. Why? So we can find and share SA’s most tried, trusted and loved products, and help you make more informed beauty choices.
You've spritzed and lathered your way through hair, makeup, skincare and body products as we've watched your reviews rolled in by the thousands. Here are your 2014 winners…
Face - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
You love: The smell, the lasting coverage and the lightweight formulation.
You said: “It goes on smooth, it smells divine and it stays all day, a must have!” – Adanja
Eyes – Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara
You love: The brush, the easy application and the non-clumping formulation.
You said: “Every lash is coated to perfection! An easy to use applicator that helps me create perfect lashes daily.” – Jenique
Lips – Stila Lip Glaze
You love: The high-shine consistency, long-lasting application, the colours and the cute packaging.
You said: “It lasts very long once you have applied it on your lips and gives your smackers a beautiful, sexy shine.” – Chane
Nails – Essie Nail Polish
You love: The long-lasting formulation, the fantastic range of shades and the consistency.
You said: “Great consistency and one application lasted for about 2 weeks without chipping!” – Lolita
Treatment – Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Frizz Remedy Deep Treatment
You love: The frizz-fighting powers, the resulting shine and improved strength as well as the candy scent.
You said: “In less than a minute my hair was literally transformed into swathes of silk and the shine was brilliant!” – Anisha
Shampoo - TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo
You love: The smoothing and softening effects on frizzy hair as well as the price.
You said: “Makes frizzy hair smooth while retaining body. Great value for money.” – Wendi
Conditioner - Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Conditioner
You love: The soft, manageable, frizz-free outcome and value for money.
You said: “I could not believe the shine, softness and silky feel this product gives.” – Jennifer
Dry Shampoo – Batiste Dry Shampoo
You love: The on-the-go refreshment without the tell-tale white powdery residue.
You said: “The scented ones are absolutely divine and leave hair feeling refreshed without a powdery finish or harsh scent.” - Sasha
Heat Styler - TRESemme Heat Defence Styling Spray
You love: The superior heat protection, fresh smell and reasonable price tag.
You said: “No damage or split-ends. Only smooth hair and a wonderful scent.” – Celeste
BATH & BODY
Hands - African Extracts Rooibos Anti-Ageing Hand & Nail Cream
You love: The anti-ageing properties, the intense hydration and uplifting scent.
You said: “This was on Jeanie-D's list of favourites - and now it's on mine! Great product at a great price.” – Leigh-Ann
Feet - Skin Republic Foot Peel
You love: The improved look of your feet and the smoothness of your skin after application.
You said: “Rejuvenates your feet and makes them look lovely in those summer sandals.” - Yolandi
Body – Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil
You love: The luxurious scent, the shine and hydration it gives to skin and hair.
You said: “A little bit goes a long way. Thrilled with how amazing my skin has felt lately.” – Lynne
Scrub - Caribbean Tan Body Exfolia Cinnamon & Coconut
You love: The intense exfoliation, the exquisite scent, the generous tub and resulting softness.
You said: “This scrub makes you look and feel and smell like you've been on a tropical holiday.” - Elisma
Cleanser – Africology Cleansing Gel
You love: The non-drying consistency, the scent and the way it makes your skin feel post-wash.
You said: “Smells and feels as if you've had a professional facial.” – Caroline
Moisturiser - Bee Natural Rich Hydrating Face Balm
You love: The deeply nourishing formula and your luminous skin post-application.
You said: “It does wonders for me, my skin has not felt so alive and glowing in ages.” - Anita
Exfoliator - Esse Cocoa Exfoliator
You love: The all-natural formulation, the chocolaty scent, the fine granules and how smooth your skin feels after the first application.
You said: “When you apply this creamy exfoliator with a divine scent to match, your skin is instantly left looking brighter and feeling hydrated.” – Anisha
Serum - Pond's Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum
You love: The lightweight formula and both the radiance-enhancing and hydrating effects.
You said: “Makes my skin feel soft and reduces pigmentation marks and fine lines.” - Sanet
Mask - Nutriwomen Oxygenating Papaya Mask
You love: The delicious papaya scent, the gentle and softening formulation.
You said: “A wonderful smelling mask that glides on like liquid silk. I noticed a definite glow in my complexion afterwards.” – Grace