Health and beauty: a winning combo, no? At this morning’s Self Magazine 2012 Healthy Beauty Awards, the theme was products that make you look and feel amazing.
The event, held at the Museum of Modern Art, revealed 89 winners across the categories of face, makeup, nails, sun, hair, and body—from Top Acne Spot Solution (hello, Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Spot Stick) to Best Deep Conditioner (woot Ojon Super Sleek Smoothing Conditioner). The products were chosen by a panel of Self readers who tested them in their own homes and submitted their honest feedback. I recognize plenty of favorites on the list, but there are also ones I’m excited to try!
Beyond celebrating the phenomenal products, Self’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Danzinger, also set the tone of the event by bringing attention to social media. She told the audience of editors, industry execs, and brand bigwigs that companies shouldn’t try to strong-arm their message—they should just ensure that people are talking about their products and their brands. As a Twitter and Instagram addict, I loved hearing her give a digital call to action.
Check out the Birchbox products that made the Self list!
Best Beauty Balm Cream: Dr. Jart + Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25
Best Face Mask: Clark’s Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask
Self Editors’ Favorite: Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System
Best Antiaging SPF 30 or Less for Face: NIA 24 Sun Damage Protection UVA/UVB SPF 30
Best Restorative Hair Mask: Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask
Eager to get your hands on these award winners? Find them here in the Birchbox Shop.