When we first announced the launch of the BYRDIE / CURATED Beauty Awards in July, the response we received from brands was overwhelming. Our goal, always, is to service you, our reader. We know you're discerning, educated, and looking for products and brands that speak directly to you. But to hear that our unique approach to shining a light on stellar new beauty and health buys—breaking each category down from a single winner into personalised categories—had resonated with many in the industry, was both inspiring and energising.
Truth be told, we are elated to be leading the charge. I mean, it's 2017 you guys. How is one size fits all still even a thing?
Now, after an intensive trialling process, we’re ready to introduce this year’s winners. (!!!) Ahead, you’ll find we’ve taken our tailored approach one step further by curating each overarching category (see: skincare, haircare, makeup, fragrance, health) to deliver you top picks on the products you care about most. From the best foundation for oily skin to our favourite all-round pore refiner, the full list of winners was selected by a team of Byrdie Australia editors, influencers from the Who What Wear Australia INF / Network, and one beauty-obsessed reader.
And did we mention the whole thing is 100% shoppable? It sure is.
Keep scrolling for the full list of Byrdie / Curated winners in health.
BEST PROTEIN POWDER
Think of this stuff as protein powder plus. Not only does it deliver a dose of bio-available plant proteins (#vegan), it offers a myriad other health benefits via ingredients such as alkalising greens, probiotics, and antioxidant-rich matcha. Importantly, it's also pretty dang tasty.
For our reviewer, trialling Zilch came at the perfect time—it coincided with a pre-wedding acne flare-up. In her words: "By the second week, inflammation had settled and formerly painful lumps felt smaller. Two bottles later I had the skin I hadn't seen in more than a year."
While these single-serve sachets won't magic you into Miranda Kerr, they will impart your skin with a dose of her signature glow. A potent blend of antioxidant-rich superfoods like noni, acai, blueberry, and matcha, it's particularly delicious stirred into soda water.
BEST SLEEP PRODUCT
I gave this supplement a 10 out of 10. Even when I've been very fatigued it has given me a great sleep. It works! It keeps me relaxed and sound asleep all night.
—Petra Mackova of Pepamack, INF / Network judge
BEST NEW INNOVATION
To call this gadget a fitness tracker would to be undersell an impressive list of features. Sure, it measures heart rate and has GPS, but it also offers personalised training and guided breathing sessions, stores more than 300 songs, and can be used to check the weather and pay for your shopping. Brilliant.