2014 Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards
We know busy moms place convenience, value, and results at a premium when choosing products. Behold, the winners of this year's Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards.
Best Body Wash
Dr. Teal's Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash
"This body wash was the most hydrating and left me with the cleanest feeling," one mom tester reported.
L'Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray 50+
Across the board, moms loved the light-as-air texture and clean scent of this sunscreen.
Best Body Moisturizer
Organic Doctor Organic Virgin Olive Oil Skin Lotion
"It left my skin feeling clean, not sticky, and it doesn't have any of the questionable ingredients moms these days are trying to avoid," said expert tester Dara Kennedy, a San Francisco mother of two, and founder of aylabeauty.com.
Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid
Moms said this antiperspirant-deodorant kept them sweat-free and smelling great the longest.
Best Home Haircolor
Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme Magnetic Collection
Moms were most wowed by how easy the dye was to mix and apply.
Best Dry Shampoo
Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo
"It transformed my oily roots to look fresh," said expert tester Rachel Hayes, a New York City mom of two, and founder of the blog Pretty Impressed.
Best Curl Definer
Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl Cream-Serum
Curly-haired moms rejoiced: This serum defined ringlets without the crunchy feel.
Best Frizz Fighter
Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight
After testing out this lightweight cream, one mom commented, "My hair came out sleek and smelled fabulous!"
Matrix Total Results Heat Resist Shampoo
More than one mom noted this shampoo's ability to maintain the health and shine of her hair, even after an intense heat-styling session.
L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Volume Filler Thickening Conditioner
Testers loved the thickening benefits they said this conditioner provided after just one wash.
Best Skin Perfector
Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector
After using this spot treatment, one tester said she felt less self-conscious about not always having time to put on makeup: Her skin tone looked that much better.
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Best Night Cream
Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight: Age-Resetting, Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
This product proved worthy of its price tag with our testing panel, which included Lisa Chipps, M.D., a mom of three and dermatologist in Los Angeles. "Its creamy texture is ideal for helping anti-aging ingredients seep into skin while you sleep."
Best Face Cleanser
St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub
This scrub won top place for smelling great and leaving skin smooth.
Best Daytime Moisturizer
Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer
More than one mom tester praised this product for being gentle on her sensitive skin, yet effective enough to combat dryness all day long.
Best Eye Cream
Olay Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream
This product lived up to its name, with mom testers commenting on how it worked quickly to diminish their dark circles.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer
Proof that moms are willing to spend more for something that works. "A little went a long way to cover my dark circles," said one tester.
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil
This eyeliner earned its title, with one tester noting how its velvet texture made it as easy to take off as to put on.
CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup
Natural-looking coverage and a range of shades to match every skin tone made this foundation a favorite among mom testers.
Best Tinted Moisturizer
Sonia Kashuk Radiant + Tinted Moisturizer
"The range of shades is spot-on, and it left my skin with a natural glow," said expert tester Gretta Monahan, author of Style and the Successful Girl and a mother of one.