Corallista Beauty Awards 2012 : Skin care, Hair care Products


Hey everyone!

2012 was a great year and I tried a lot of beauty products this year, more so since I started blogging full time since June 2012. The Corallista Beauty Awards is a roundup of all my favorite products of 2012 in various categories – skin/hair care, eye makeup, face & cheek makeup and lip products. This roundup may not necessarily contain products launched in 2012, but the ones I used this year.

While this is only an Editor’s Choice Awards segment so to speak, you are welcome to share your favorites in the comments section below!  This post contains products in skin care and hair care category. Links to full reviews are given wherever applicable.


Corallista Beauty Awards 2012 : Skin-care, Hair-care Products
Corallista Beauty Awards 2012 : Skin-care, Hair-care Products




Skin care Products



Cleanser ~

Oily/acne-prone skin : Neutrogena Oil-free Acne Wash

Dry/Sensitive skin : Vichy Purete Thermale Foaming Water

All skin types : Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Delicate Cleanser



Oily skin ~ Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Cooling Toner

Acne prone skin ~ The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner

Dry skin ~ Forest Essentials  Panchpushp Toner



Oil-free moisturizer ~ Lotus Herbals Alpha Moist Moisturizer

Sensitive, dull/dehydrated skin ~ Vichy Aqualia Thermale Cream

Day time moisturizer (SPF)/All skin types ~ Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion


Night Cream ~

Moisturizing/Brightening : Avon Anew Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream/Kiehls Midnight Recovery

Anti-Blemish : Vichy Normaderm Chrono-Active Night Cream



Oily skin ~ Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Sunscreen

Normal/dry/combination skin ~ Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 Fairness Lotion


Exfoliator/Scrub ~

Dry/Sensitive skinVichy Purete Thermale Softening Exfoliating Cream

Oily Skin ~ Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub


Face Pack ~

Anti-Blemish ~ Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack

Brightening ~ Aroma Magic Beauty Pack


Eye cream ~

Moisturizing/Brightening ~ Aroma Magic Almond Under Eye Cream

Moisturizing (light-weight) ~ Chambor Hydramax Eye Renewal Cream


Best Brightening Product Lakme Perfect Radiance 4-week Intensive Treatment



Hair Care Products



I did not try a lot of hair products this year. I mostly stumbled across the ones I liked in the second half of 2012.

Hair Serum : Kerastase Elixir Ultime

Shampoo/Conditioner : Sunsilk Keratinology

Mask : Sunsilk Keratinology Glossy Mask/Schwarzkopf Bonacure Repair Rescue Treatment Mask

Heat Protector : Sunsilk Keratinology Hair Spray

Noteworthy Mention : Tresemme Climate Control Shampoo/Conditioner for Frizzy Hair


What skin care/hair care products did you love in 2012? Share yours in the comments below!

Next up ~ Face & Cheek Products! 


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  1. my favorite discovery of 2012 would be : lotus sunlock spf 90, other than that i ended up using peach me perfect TM most of the days… Clinsure lotion as facewash and aromamagic mineral scrub for exfoliation ! continued usin liss ultime masque and tried and liked loreal tech ni art serum !!! HG moisturizer was lotus microemulsion and night cream was glenmark’s elovera !
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  2. my favorites for the year are –

    skincare – lotus sunblock spf50
    neutrogena sunblock spf50
    lotus yogurt whitemeal scrub, prakriti herbals scrub

    haircare – bath & body works volumizing shampoo, herbal essensces volume envy shampoo, dove conditioners…

  3. I liked Neutrogena Sunblock and Photoban 30 in sunscreens,Olay white for moisturiser,Himalaya cucumber for toner,Cetaphil for cleanser and combi of rose oil and almond oil for night!Now loving nivea blue tin for winters 🙂

  4. I liked quite a few things this year:
    Best cleanser/pack/exfoliator: Forest essentials naranagi nagkesar pack
    Best moisturizer/night cream: Lotus microemulsion (will try the lakme capsules next)
    Best sunscreen: Lotus gel spf 50
    Best hair pack/spa: Biotique musk root
    Best Shampoo: Forest essentials Absolute Rose Shampoo
    Best mositurizer for feet: Body Shop Pepermint cream

  5. I’ve been thinking of getting Vichy’s Normaderm night cream since a very long time. It’s price has been stopping me from getting it.. I think I should try it out now..
    My favourite sunblock is also Lotus 3 in 1 matte sunblock.
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  6. this year was a complete turnaround for me. i learnt how to take care of my skin and hair and looked beyond drugstore brands.
    shampoo- organic surge shine boost
    conditioner – keune lecitol (actually rediscovered)
    hair tonic – shatone

    face wash- sebamed liquid face and body wash
    scrub -FE walnut scrub
    oil free moisturiser – h20 plus waterwhite brightening hydrator with spf 30.

    summer sunblock – curatio suncote gel

    body moisturiser – h2o milk lotion, h2o sea salt body butter, tbs cocoa butter body butter.

  7. my favorites this year:
    Skin care: cetaphil cleanser
    neutrogena oil free moisturizer
    lotus white glow micro emulsion
    lotus 3 in 1 matte sunblock
    hair care: tressemme hair fall control shampoo and conditioner
    cipla 8x anti dandruff shampoo

  8. Thanks to your Beauty Awards, I just bought myself Aroma Magic Almond Under Eye Cream, Sunsilk Keratinology Hair Spray, and Tresemme Shampoo+Conditioner. : )

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