2011 Editor’s Choice Awards – Part 5: Skincare, Body Care, Hair Care
This is the last and final section–all about skincare, body care, and hair care products. There were definitely some new favorites this year, but this section had several categories where the product I awarded last year is still the best product I’ve tried.
KATE SOMERVILLE GENTLE DAILY WASH
Best Facial Cleanser (High-end)
For me, it does all the cleansing that I need. It gets rid of dirt and grime and any foundation/tinted moisturizer I’ve worn that day. This won’t breakdown heavy eye/lip makeup, but in my experience, gentle cleansers rarely do as that is not what they’re designed for. (See my review here.)
Past Winners: Chanel Exfoliating Mousse (2009)
CETAPHIL DAILY FACIAL CLEANSER
Best Facial Cleanser (Budget)
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser is the world’s best cleanser to go to whenever my skin is out of whack. Whenever I feel like nothing’s working, I turn back to Cetaphil. It’s gentle, soothing, and great for my skin, even when it’s sensitive.
Past Winners: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser (2009)
KIEHL’S RARE EARTH DEEP PORE DAILY CLEANSER
Best Daily Facial Exfoliator (High-end)
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that softly exfoliates and can be used on a daily basis. I love the lightness of this cleanser. It’s almost like a milky cleanser, because even though it lathers up, it’s not a traditional foaming lather. (See my review here.)
Past Winners: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser (2009)
DOVE GENTLE EXFOLIATING DAILY FACIAL CLEANSER
Best Daily Facial Exfoliator (Budget)
Dove’s tiny exfoliating beads provide gentle exfoliation hidden inside a thick, foaming cleanser that does a nice job of cleansing the skin without leaving it dry and tight.
Past Winners: Dove Gentle Exfoliating Daily Facial (2009)