I recently had the privilege of speaking with Elaine D'Farley, Beauty Director of Self Magazine to discuss Self magazine's 12th annual healthy beauty awards and to hear her take on some of the winners!
Candace Rose: Can you tell us a little bit about Self magazine's 12th annual healthy beauty awards?
Elaine D'Farley:"This year we tested 1,187 products. We sent them to 2,300 women in all 48 states across the country and we found 87 winners."
CR: Where do we start? Who were some of the winners?
ED: "Let's start with haircare, everyone's worried about damaged hair and Nexxus created this new line called Pro-Mend and it's a split end binding overnight treatment cream. You put it in at night and in the morning 94% of split ends are healed, it's like a miracle in a bottle. People really loved it. I've been using it, I really like it and it's only $14.99.
From Shiseido there's this great concealer, it's called the new natural finish cream concealer. It's $25 at Macy's and other major retailers. It comes in five shades, there's one for every skin tone and it's hydrating. It's water resistant which is great for the summer, it hides discolorations, dark circles, freckles, you name it. It makes you flawless.
Shiseido - Natural Finish Cream Concealer – Macy's
And speaking of flawless, in the cleanser category L'Oreal Paris came out with this great new cleanser called Go 360 Clean Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser. It's only $6.99, it comes with a little scrubber hooked onto the front of the bottle. You put the cleanser on and you cleanse your face with it and it gives you a deep pore cleansing treatment.
L'Oreal Paris Go 360 Clean Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser – Amazon.com
And speaking of treatments, Chanel's Ultra Correction Line Repair Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream retails for $125, readers felt it was well worth the price. It has bay cedar in it which helps to increase collagen and elasticity in the skin and which is the key to easing fine lines and wrinkles. It's also got SPF which is another key to defending yourself against the sun and aging.
And speaking of aging you don't want your hands to look old, so Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Skin-Fortifying Hand Creme won it in that category and that's only $5.59 that's only available at Amazon.com and other retailers across the country.
Here our awards are really about the results, it's not about the prices, it's about the value. You can go to Self.com to get the whole list of all 87 winners and if you go to facebook.com and like Self you can get discount codes, especially for you!"