We are over the moon that 14 of our products have won awards in the Beauty Bible awards which tests products on real women, just like you’d use a product in real life. This phenomenal result just goes to show that our British-made, Mediterranean-inspired, joy-infused approach to skincare really is a winning formula.
Since 1996 they’ve had 26,000 women take part in their trials, making it the biggest independent survey of beauty products ever carried out. It’s real women experiencing real beauty and we love that! In 2015 Skin Truffle was placed into The Beauty Bible Hall of Fame and it received the highest score they’d ever had for an ‘all-round, all-singing-and-dancing miracle cream’ in their 17 years of testing.
To start we’re going to look at our first round of skincare winners across cleansing and moisturising and see why they were deserving of the award...
Best Cleansing Balm
In The Beginning - Bronze Award
In The Beginning is one of those ‘desert island products’ that we can’t live without so we are so pleased that users agreed! It is a spa in a jar, a nourishing cleansing balm that gives that ‘just had a facial’ feeling every time you cleanse your face. Its unique buttery-crystalline texture melts as you massage, delivering rich Vitamin E, softening olive fruit oil and soothing calendula flower extract straight to your skin. It leaves skin feeling dewy and positively glowing with health and vitality.
Why Testers Loved It...
'This is heaven in a jar... It feels rich but not at all greasy, and takes off make-up with very little effort using a hot cloth, leaving no trace at all – does an amazing job. Totally left my skin feeling cleansed and hydrated – delivered more than I expected.'
'I had a patch of skin under one eye that was very dry and swollen. This also seemed to sort out the disturbance out and get it back to normal'
'A really nice cleanser that certainly lived up to its claims to polish and brighten, intensely cleanse, exfoliate and leave skin soft'
'A great product that I will definitely be buying from now on. I loved the way it made my skin super-soft; I looked like I’d just had a facial – and for someone who is up and down with baby all night, it was a magical product that kept me looking fresh when I felt terrible!'
Best Day Cream
Moisture To Go - Silver Award
With a texture like pure velvet, Moisture To Go is a multi-tasking moisturiser that effectively treats both oily and dry areas to balance out your varying, and often changing, skin needs. It is rich with mediterranean ingredients of tomato, grapefruit, marjoram, wild yam and olive which combine with vitamins and our high performance Combiderm™ complex to bring balance - absorbing excess oil and rehydrating the drier areas at the same time.
Why Testers Loved It...
'I loved this product and will be changing to it from my usual moisturiser. It acted like a gel but firmed and plumped up skin like a cream. My skin felt calmer, smoother and less aggravated. Over time, my skin texture has improved and is less shiny/oily. I loved the calming spa-type fragrance'
'This is one of the nicest moisturisers I’ve used for a long time. It has such a light texture and yet feels hydrating where I need it. It's a real pleasure to use – the scent and texture combined make for a really nice experience. It's particularly effective after I use a facial scrub; it makes my face feel stroke-able!'
'This is silk in a bottle. I loved it so much when I trialled it that I bought more and use it twice a day. My skin is so much improved I can’t believe it'
'I used this product on half my face and my usual moisturiser on the other. My husband said the side with this one looked younger'
'I have seen a vast improvement in my combination skin with this product. It hydrated the drier parts of my skin and tackled the oily parts. My skin is definitely more radiant and clearer. It controls my T-zone better than any previous creams I have used; skin feels nourished and it provides a great canvas for make-up, too'
'My skin was immediately softer, smoother and brighter. Over time it gained a lovely youthful radiant quality. My daughter says my skin looked more radiant. This is one of the best moisturisers I have used for years and I will be buying it instead of my normal one from now on.'
Best Eye Make-Up Remover
Go Easy - Gold Award
Our amazingly gentle and effective eye makeup remover takes off eye makeup (even the waterproof types) without leaving an oily residue. Its lightweight texture is specially formulated for the delicate skin around the eye and won’t leave an oily residue so there is no need to rinse off. It is formulated with eyebright, a gentle form of lactic acid, cornflower and glycerin which help soothe and revive tired eyes. The incredibly refreshing and cooling formula gently removes all traces of eye make-up without irritation.
Why Testers Loved It...
'Didn't trigger any soreness or sensitivity, which is unusual for me. Very effective: you just pump liquid onto a pad, hold over eye, gently press and then wipe lightly off. Worked on waterproof mascara, and no traces on my pillow'
'It promises to gently remove eye make up and it sure did; I would buy this as it is easily dispensed, totally removes make-up and is economical'
'It didn't say it would take off lipstick but it does!'
'Left my skin moisturised and refreshed, with no oily residue on skin. Very gentle yet very effective, also has soothing ingredients that are kind to sensitive skin and reduce puffy eyes, helping inflamed irritated eyes too'
'Fantastic! I wear contact lenses and there was no irritation when removing eye make-up. Removed any and all eye make-up but left no residue. Would recommend and repurchase'
'Very gentle and didn't sting when I got some in my eye; simply promises to remove make up and it did. It was the gentle way it did it that impressed me.'
Best Treat For Tired Eyes
Windows Of The Soul - Bronze Award
Windows Of The Soul is a revolutionary gel cream, lightweight and hydrating. The rejuvenating eye moisturiser cools, lifts and reduces puffiness whilst providing nourishment to the delicate eye area. It works to awaken and revitalise tired eyes while reducing the appearance of dark circles, toning and tightening the eye area. It combines Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E echinacea, eyebright, cucumber and edelweiss to smoothe and soothe.
Why Testers Loved It...
'This gel saved the day on my wedding morning when I was hung-over! The puffiness was gone and eyes looked refreshed – even though they didn't feel it… It works far better before make-up, although I tried it over as well and it didn't disturb my foundation etc. … would most definitely buy it.'
'This is amazing for a quick pick-me-up. I have used it after work when I am tired. Just after Christmas when I had bags and dark circles, I Googled Temple Spa's massage video and the difference in both eyes was amazing'
'I think the product lives up to its claims very well. It’s a very refreshing cooling product that provides hydration to the eye area'