When it comes to beauty products, sometimes it can be hard to know whether you should splurge or sniff out the best bargain. It’s a constant gamble trying to determine which products are actually going to work, and what might just be really, really ridiculously good-looking packaging but little else.
That’s why we’re all about the annual Product Of The Year Awards – this consumer survey is the bomb at giving us a heads up about what’s worth trying. And this year’s list has got us a little bit excited to go shopping! Over 14,000 Aussies have put forth in their vote for their favourite products of the year, and we are *so* ready to share who topped the lot on the beauty front.
First up, the haircare category. The best news? This year’s choice for best shampoo and conditioner can be found at your local supermarket or Priceline for no more than $10 each. And the winner is…Natural Instinct Anti-Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner. This hardworking duo is made with 100 per cent natural eco-certified ingredients and works to reduce and control dandruff, STAT.
In terms of skin care (yep, we’re as excited as you are), Lacura Skin Science Renew Expert Wrinkle Smoother & Eye Gel was voted best face cream (you can pick this bad boy up at ALDI) and Natural Instinct Vitamin C and Camellia Face Oil topped the list for best serums and oils.
As for our beloved face mask addiction, the top spot was bit of a surprise. It looks like we should all go out and buy Australian made Skin Nutrient Mix & Mask Botanic Face Masks. There’s a whole range dedicated to almost every skin concern, whether it’s dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or dryness and dehydrated skin you need to address. Get. On. It.
While there is a giant list of mascaras promising to lengthen, lift and volumise your lashes (seriously, it is a TASK choosing a new mascara), ALDI’s own Lacura Beauty 24hr Mascara Volume and Lacura Beauty 24hr Mascara Waterproof have both officially picked up first place for the number one mascara. If you’re looking for maximum volume and the perfect curl, or simply want a formula that won’t budge, these two mascara fit the bill and they will only set you back $7 each.
If you’re looking for some more product recommendations, we reckon these eight beauty products are definitely worth the splurge.
What do you think of the 2019 best beauty product winners? Have you tried any of these affordable beauty buys before? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.