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After months of reviewing close to 300 beauty products and wellness facilities, and tallying, here are the best skincare products of this year, and lest we forget, your top pick! And so without further ado, here are the Beauty & Wellness Awards winners.

It all starts with a blank canvas and, with that, it’s our mission to safeguard the foundation where it all begins. These are the lotions and potions that we’ve tried and tested on every type of skin to narrow down the highest-performing products that cover all bases.

1
Best Exfoliator: Tatcha The Rice Polish

Feel reborn every morning with just a sprinkle of cleansing powder. Dissolve the micro grains into a rich lather to clean, purify and exfoliate. Stripping all oil and dirt without affecting hydration, the skin feels delicate, soft and refreshed.

The Rice Polish
HK$560
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2
Best Lotion: Pola B.A. Lotion

Rich yet gentle, this toner not only equips for subsequent essences, serums and creams, but it also possesses lifting, fi rming and whitening properties (which are visibly evident after one week of continued use). Designed and made in Japan, the formulation is specifi cally targeted to Asian consumers.

B.A. Lotion
HK$1,690/120ml
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3
Best Essence: Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

Going above and beyond just delivering beautifying results, this essence is a part of a calming ritual. The watery texture is refreshing, light and highly absorbent, prepping the skin for the following steps in both morning and night routines.

“The robust Kombucha scent comforts and soothes” RickyKazaf, Makeover Extraordinaire

Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
HK$600
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4
Best Face Mask: Apivita Moisturising & Soothing Face Mask with Prickly Pear

The refreshing pear scent is the first thing you’ll love about this mask. Unlike paper and cloth masks, this wash off treatment smooths over and fits the contour of the face, fully covering even hard-to-get-at places, such as the areas around the nose and mouth.

Moisturising & Soothing Face Mask with Prickly Pear
HK$380/12x8ml
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5
Best Toner: Chantecaille Pure Rosewater

Rosewater is nature’s very own beauty elixir, and Chantecaille tops the list with a luxurious version. It protects against aggressors and serves as an antioxidant to fight damage, all while calming irritations and mildly scenting the skin.

Pure Rosewater
HK$690
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6
Best Serum: Chanel Sublimage L’Essence Lumiere

With great healing potency, this serum livens up complexions by building resistance against the stresses that cause pigmentation and discolouration. While it’s on the denser side of consistency, it can be worn during the day and still feels comfortable.

Sublimage L’essence Lumière
HK$4,000/40ml
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7
Best Facial Mist: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

Slot this powerhouse into any step of your routine — before essences and serums or even after a full make-up application — for an instant boost of hydration. The delicate scent of roses is so subtle and natural, it’s unlike any other rose-infused product on the market.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
HK$230/50ml
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8
Best Facial Treatment: AmorePacific Time Response Ampoule

With every dose individually packed, it promises each application is 100 percent pure and uncontaminated. Each phial contains enough for the face, neck and décolletage, and should be used once a week for four weeks for truly transformative results.

Time Response Ampoule
HK$10,800
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Readers’ Choice: Helena Rubinstein Powercell Skinmunity Youth Reinforcing Serum

Garnering the most votes from our readers, Helena Rubinstein’s powercell serum rightly earns its place as the year’s fan favourite. Inside this little green bottle is the power to enhance the skin’s barrier function and boost tonicity, as well as provide all the help it needs while suffocating beneath facemasks.

“While the brand is renowned for their mascaras, their skincare line is part of a well-earned push to capture the anti-aging category” Sanam Thakur, Prestige Reader 

Powercell Skinmunity Youth Reinforcing Serum
HK$2,350/100ml; HK$1,440/50ml; HK980/30ml
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