The competition was tough, but they've emerged victorious: meet the newly crowned winners of the 2009 CEW UK Beauty Awards.
Published April 2009
The judges have finished spritzing, anointing and testing; the votes have been counted, and the waiting is finally over: the results of the CEW UK Beauty Awards 2009 are in! So which products have received the seal of approval from the beauty industry's movers and shakers and with it the highly coveted accolade of CEW Beauty Award winner? Boots.com is proud to introduce the winners of the CEW UK Beauty Awards 2009...
Satisfyingly gritty, this hardworking polish with brown and white sugars (plus nourishing natural apricot
kernel oil) makes light work of smoothing lumps, bumps and rough skin. Use on dry skin then jump in the shower for maximum skin-softening
Created for flat, fine hair that requires extra oomph, this silky shampoo, part of London style salon
Tommyguns' hair care range, helps boost thickness, shine and strength, with ginseng and antioxidant blueberry.
Found in professional kit bags across the country, this backstage hairspray offers Elnett's strongest hold
yet. With its ultra-fine nozzle it lightly mists hair, leaving it with hold that stays true, yet flexible.
Offering both immediate and long-term skincare benefits, this creamy lotion delivers instant cosmetic results,
visibly reducing the appearance of even deep wrinkles. Spherical powders 'fill in' and plump lines, whilst its anti-ageing formula helps
promote long-term firming actions.
Bolster skin's defences whilst helping it stay looking youthful for longer with this age fighting sun cream.
Designed to offer UV defence whilst protecting skin cells from sun related damage, its action packed anti-ageing formula also helps prevent
age spots, lines and wrinkles.
Dubbed the 'Rolls Royce of nail files', this sleek file from nail guru Leighton Denny makes catches and splits
a thing of the past. Made from high quality lead crystal, it glides easily over nails to leave them smoothed and beautifully shaped.
Perfect for lending lashes a luscious, lengthened, false-lash effect. With Max Factor's largest mascara brush
yet and its patented thickening-as-it-dries Liquid Lash formula, you're guaranteed superior lash results.
Now a cult hair product, Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor transformed the hair care market. Deeply
conditioning, its super restorative formula, enriched with mint balm, helps smooth hair cuticles, lavish damaged hair with moisture and
leave it looking shiny and soft in just three minutes.
Formulated by top men's grooming establishment The Refinery, this foaming shave gel gets top marks; the
alcohol-free formula softens the beard and offers a close glide, whilst aloe vera soothes, peppermint cools and clove provides antiseptic
One of Boots.com's fastest selling skincare products, Tri-Aktiline made headlines with its popularity at
launch. Brought to the UK by Good Skin Labs, this special wrinkle fighter offers immediate and long-term skincare benefits. Spherical
powders 'fill in' and plump lines to visibly reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, whilst its special skincare ingredients help promote
long-term firming actions.
The gold standard for self-tanning, St Tropez always sets the bar high and this premium take on gradual
tanning doesn't disappoint. Enriched with aloe vera, it delivers a subtle, buildable tan whilst leaving skin hydrated and soft.
A new generation anti-ageing moisturiser. Clinique has upgraded its hugely successful Superdefense formula to
offer its greatest protection yet, promising to defend against the ageing effects of internal stress, environmental aggressions and UV
damage, to ensure skin stays looking younger longer. Contains SPF25.
A hit amongst beauty editors and industry insiders, this silky peptide-packed serum goes to work on lines and
pigmentation, claiming to reduce the appearance of serious wrinkles and visibly improve skin clarity.
Perfect for normal, dehydrated and sensitive skins, and packed with antioxidant-heavy white Tea, evening
primrose, blackcurrant and pumpkin seed oils, this face mask works its magic in ten minutes to soothe and replenish.
Luxury beauty brand Sisley has used its extensive anti-ageing experience to develop this deliciously creamy
face lotion, created to help support skin's natural UV defences whilst delivering SPF15 protection to help guard against photo ageing.
18. Best New Prestige Make-up Product
Estée Lauder TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara™
Innovative and practical, this wonder mascara uses a micro-pulsing system to vibrate the wand deep at the lash
bed, guaranteeing optimum coverage and lash definition from root to tip. Expect thicker, luscious lashes after just one use.
The seductive fragrance from style icon and fashion muse Kate Moss. A rich, woody floral blend, Velvet Hour is
perfect for sultry, dusky nights; think freesia and patchouli, with sensual base notes of sandalwood, amber and ebony.
22. Best New Prestige Women's Fragrance - Ltd. Distribution
Miller Harris Le Petit Grain
Miller Harris Le Petit Grain
Miller Harris' sophisticated blends are rich in raw materials inspired by perfumer Lyn Harris' travels. Le
Petit Grain is themed around Lyn's love of the orange flower tree, utilising every element the tree has to offer; from the orange oil and
neroli oil to the pettigrain absolute. With top notes of bergamot and Sicilian lemon and a base of oak moss, vetiver and patchouli
Elegant and sophisticated, the embodiment of the Dolce & Gabbana man, this spicy oriental scent is
charismatic, seductive and intriguing. Heart notes of spicy ginger, cardamom and orange blossom give way to sensual base notes of tobacco,
cedar wood and ambergris.
Streamline your grooming routine with this award-winning, firming, three- in-one anti-ager which helps target
wrinkles, lines and loss of tone. An army of moisturisers, reparative ingredients and SPF15 protection help defend skin from premature
ageing, whilst firming and hydrating.
Skinesis has been several years in the making for sought after facialist Sarah Chapman. Developed with results
in mind, this luxury skincare line marries cutting edge science with nature, featuring globally sourced ingredients at optimum
concentrations for maximum efficacy. The range starts at £38.
The original natural remedies brand, Neal's Yard Remedies pioneered the use of natural and organic ingredients
over synthetic chemicals way back in 1981, long before 'organic' became a beauty buzz word. Hugely environmentally conscious, it was the
first UK high street brand to go carbon neutral and the first to gain the Soil Association stamp of approval for its organic certified
Originally formulated in the 1930s, this multi-purpose balm does it all. Loved for its soothing, restorative
qualities, it can be used pretty much everywhere - from heals and elbows to lips and cuticles. Backstage, make-up artists stash it in their
kit bags, using it each season to add a glossy sheen to lips and eyelids.