Editors Picks
Presenting 2023’s best beauty, as chosen by Gilly Ferguson
This week, 2023's best beauty buys - By Gilly Ferguson, Contributing Editor
Gilly Ferguson,-Contributing Editor

This year’s top 20 beauty editor-approved, universally adored products

Best skincare

With its plump-effect peptides and cult ceramides, bestselling balms and skin-soaking serums, 2023 is the year that over-the-counter skincare went stellar. If you buy one thing? Charlotte Tilbury’s is hands down the best gel moisturiser I have ever tried (and tested).

Best haircare

Key to great hair? A healthy scalp and strong bonds. Aveda’s SOS serum, Olaplex’s strengthening shampoo and Briogeo’s once-weekly deep conditioning mask give great body, bounce, lift and swish. And don’t forget to throw in every stylist’s secret weapon

Best bodycare

From dead-cell-eating enzyme exfoliants to rich body creams for thirsty skin, to glow-giving, mood-boosting washes guaranteed to add oomph to your morning routine – these are 2023’s bodycare heroes.

Best tools

Longing for professional-level results at home? Think: devices. We’re talking ghd’s hairdryer styling setForeo’s buzziest new LED, Dyson’s iconic (and adored) Airwrap in limited edition blue blush, and the ghd Duet Styler that comes with zero regrets as standard – this is 2023’s best in tech.

Best makeup

Designed to enhance your best bits, 2023’s most popular makeup is practical and magical. Cue: Benefit’s most hyped mascara (like a morning coffee for your eyes), TikTok’s most talked-about lip blur, Clinique’s budge and foolproof gel liner – and Nars’ best concealer, which brightens undereyes, stat.

Best fragrance

2023’s most standout scents are like a pep talk in perfume form, and loaded with luxury ingredients designed to delight and inspire your olfactory senses. With great gift status guaranteed, you cannot go wrong with…

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