The winners are in!
The 2022 Bluemercury #BeautyExpert Awards

Our neighborhood Beauty Experts are at the core of everything we do. Their knowledge informs the products we sell and the services we offer. In the opinions of our Beauty Experts, these 12 items merit a special shoutout for going above and beyond and deserve a place in everyone's beauty arsenal.

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The Anti-Acne Antioxidant

Skinceuticals Silymarin CF

An oil-free serum packed with antioxidant vitamin C, it does double-duty as an acne treatment, clearing blemishes, thanks to ingredients like salicylic acid and silymarin.

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Why it’s a winner

“This is fabulous for anyone experiencing breakouts because it doesn’t cause oiliness or peeling under makeup, like some vitamin Cs do. Plus, it plays nice with SPF.”
-Lauren D., Scottsdale, AZ

The Gentle Touch

Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C Vitamin C Serum

Reduce the appearance of uneven tone and pigmentation with this serum containing an efficacious concentration of vitamin C (five percent) that won’t irritate sensitive complexions.

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Why it’s a winner

“Gentle enough for almost anyone, this serum contains three forms of vitamin C and Dr. Sturm’s famous hyaluronic acid for optimum hydration. It’s a must-try!”
- Sarah B., El Segundo, CA

The Gold Standard

Chantecaille Gold Recovery Intense Concentrate A.M./P.M.

Crafted with powerful line-softeners, such as gold heptapeptide, plus results-orientated botanicals like green microalgae, this two-part treatment delivers skin improvements in 28 days.

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Why it’s a winner

"With the holiday season over and fresh habits forming, this treatment is just what anyone needs to jumpstart their new skin journey. It’s like a no-fuss facelift!”
- David S., St. Louis, MO

The Dream Cream

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Formulated for drier complexions, this cult cream packs the same legendary TFC8 skin-renewing complex as the original version, but with additional essential fatty acids from sources like argan and avocado oils.

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Why it's a winner

“This cream is exactly like it sounds—a super-rich, hydrating, plumping moisturizer. It’s an absolute must. Your skin will glow instantly after you apply it.”
- Samantha G., Washington, D.C.

The Glow-Getter

M-61 PowerGlow Peel

The celebrated one-step, one-minute miracle uses glycolic and salicylic acids to exfoliate skin and leave it looking radiant.

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Why it's a winner

“These peel pads help retexturize skin to minimize the look of fine lines and pores and create the perfect canvas for makeup application.”
- Jackie H., Shrewsbury, NJ

The Eye-Opener

Lune+Aster Eclipse Volumizing & Curling Mascara

Its tubular formula means no smudging or “racoon eyes.” But when you’re ready to remove it, this mascara easily rinses off with warm water.

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Why it's a winner

“This does what a mascara is supposed to do—volumize, lengthen, separate—and it’s tubular, so it’s doesn’t flake.”
- Dee M., Arlington, VA

The Versatility Player

Lilah B. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in B. Real

Longwearing with a matte finish, this creamy, multipurpose product adds buildable, blendable color to cheeks, lips and even lids!

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Why it's a winner

“So quick, so easy! I love a product you can apply without thinking about—and this is that one. Dab a little on your lips and cheeks for the perfect healthy flush.”
- Erin L., Seattle, WA

The Change Machine

Hourglass Curator Five-Pan Palette

Customize your collection of eyeshadows with this refillable, snap-in system that holds your choice of five of the brand’s 40 shadow shade options.

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Why it's a winner

“I love, love, love the eyeshadows from Hourglass. They’re easy to blend, have amazing color payoff and work well with my skin tone."
- Samantha G., Washington, D.C.

The Hair Hero

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector

This weekly at-home treatment is a godsend for weak, damaged hair. Its bond-building magic strengthens and repairs chemically treated or otherwise stressed strands.

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Why it's a winner

“Olaplex No.3’s results are undeniable: Once a week, apply to dry hair, leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse. That’s all it takes for gorgeous, shiny hair.”
- Celia C., Princeton, NJ

The Fast Blast

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

This dryer has quickly reached icon status, due to game-changing innovations, such as its proprietary Air Multiplier technology that takes hair from damp to dry in mere minutes.

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why it's a winner

“Fastest blow dryer ever! It keeps my hair so smooth, and it’s much less damaging than your traditional models.”
- Jessica S., Chicago, IL

The Good-Time Greens

8Greens Gummies

Two of these tasty chews provide the equivalent to the vitamin C in six oranges, the vitamin B6 in six cups of spinach and the vitamin B5 in 15 cups of broccoli, along with many more vital nutrients.

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Why they're a winner

“I’m a busy, full-time Mom, in addition to my full-time job, and I don't always have the most nutritious diet. I keep these in my bag and take one or two a day. They give me a boost of energy, my daily dose of veggies and they taste great!”
Jessica S., Chicago, IL

The Power Source

The Light Salon Boost LED Mask

A combination of red and near-infrared light-emitting diodes (or LEDs) work to plump, brighten and tighten skin in just one 10-minute treatment with more improvements apparent after continued use.

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Why it's a winner

“This mask has helped so much with my fine lines and breakouts. It uses multiple LEDs that address different skin issues, so it really does it all—and in just 10 minutes!”
- Erin L., Seattle, WA