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BEAUTY DESIGN AWARDS 2023 WINNERS

Beauty Design Awards celebrate the best of design in the beauty industry. 2023 is our fourth year running the award. This award does not just take packaging design into account, we judge the products from presentation to formulation. Our overarching aim is to gauge how these multifaceted factors come together to shape the holistic experience of using the product. We looked at literally thousands of products from all over the world to find these winners.

 

Participation in Beauty Design Awards is completely free! We want to celebrate the best in the industry and not the best of whoever paid a fee. No brands included as finalists or winners have paid anything to be included (we also don’t charge for using the award icon or anything else) and were selected for their own merit. We also do not use any affiliate links since we consider it a conflict of interest. At most brands have sent their products, which we are very grateful for! Though even then most finalists are found by us. We only care about finding and highlighting the best products out there.

 

The winners are picked by Beauty Design Awards, with the exception for the consumer choice category, which was decided by open vote. The award is founded and lead by beauty industry market research specialist Jennifer Carlsson.

 

We’re very excited to now share with you the Beauty Design Awards 2023 Winners.

 
Brand of the year
Photo of flower knows Moonlight Mermaid collection, makeup products with intricate silver mermaid details on crystal style background

BRAND OF THE YEAR WINNER 2023

Flower Knows has become one of my personal favorite makeup brands and I’m not alone on this considering their amazing performance on both Instagram and TikTok this year. Flower Knows is a Chinese makeup brand founded by dynamic duo Yang Zifeng & Zhou Tiancheng in 2016. The brand has been incredibly successful and has grown in popularity all over the world in the last years.

 

The brand is known for their incredibly intricate and completely adorable packaging. Each of their collections has it’s own cute theme. But it’s not just the packaging that makes this brand stand out, their formulations are also a standout. Every product really feels like a special little treasure. We’re excited to make Flower Knows the Brand of the Year Winner 2023.

 
 
 
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An ornate eyeshadow palette from Flower Knows with a moonlight mermaid theme. The case features intricate gold detailing with a celestial design on a pastel sky background. It houses five shades: two purples, a sparkly pink, a shimmering white, and a matte brown.
New Brand of the Year

NEW BRAND
OF THE YEAR
WINNER 2023

We are concentrate shampoo and conditioner aluminum tubes with baby pink and lavender colors

With the flood of brands launching every year we're always excited to see brands that come with a set of strong hero products with sustainability in focus. We Are Concentrate is a UK brand that offer exactly what the name implies, concentrated Shampoo and Conditioner, with a lovely coconut and vanilla fragrance served in a cute pastel aluminum tube.

 

We want to see more brands like this so that's why We Are Concentrate is Beauty Design Awards 2023 New Brand of the Year.

we are concentrate shampoo and conditioner aluminum tubes in baby pink and lavender standing up beside secondary packaging boxes on mint green background.
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A tube of We Are Concentrate conditioner with a soft lavender hue and the text 'CONDITIONER CONCENTRATE' down the side, for all hair types, with a coconut and vanilla fragrance.
Doing Good Brand of the Year 2022

DOING GOOD
FOR THE PLANET
BRAND OF THE YEAR WINNER 2023

 

Oquist cosmetics terracotta packaging in white
6-in-1 Anti Aging Serum from Oquist Cosmetics, ceramic packaging in off white standing on moss in the forest

To me Oquist Cosmetics is the quintessential Eco Luxe Beauty Brand. Oquist Cosmetics is a Swedish brand founded by Olga Ringquist. They use terracotta sculptures as packaging for their luxurious waterless skincare products. All products I’ve tried from the brand are a sensorial delight. Considering the generous amount you get for each product, often double or triple the standard sizes, making them relatively affordable. The terracotta packaging comes in different color options (babes love color options) and without visible branding making it an elegant piece to display in your home. We hope to see more carefully considered slow beauty brands like this in the future. We congratulate Oquist on being the Doing Good Brand of the Year 2023!

 
 
oquist cosmetics
Oquist Cosmetics 6-in-1 Anti Aging Elixir, sculptural bottle made out of terracotta with glossy glace in a baby pink to baby blue gradient

BEAUTY DESIGN AWARDS 2023 WINNERS

Brands
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Foile
Milky Emulsion Cleanser, wavey shaped white glass packaging with embossed foile logo on tile backaground
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CLEANSER WINNER 2023

 

 

 

 A semi-transparent white glass bottle of Foile Milky Emulsion Cleanser, with a simplistic design and a neutral cap, conveying a pure and contemporary skincare aesthetic.
The Foile Milky Emulsion Cleanser box is a cream-colored packaging with a clean, minimalist design listing key ingredients like Rice Powder, Chamomile, and Matcha, and a clear indication of its 50ml volume.

Foile

Milky Emulsion Cleanser

Australia

 
 

Milky Emulsion Cleanser

 

The Foile Milky Emulsion Cleanser is a botanical-based facial cleanser designed to purify and regenerate the skin for a softer, more radiant complexion. Its unique milky emulsion texture offers a delicate yet effective cleansing experience. The formulation includes Rice Powder, which serves to lightly exfoliate the skin. Additional key ingredients like Meadowfoam are included to balance the skin's oils. Gotu Kola supports collagen production, while antioxidant-rich Matcha is aimed at enhancing overall skin health. Together, these components work in synergy to remove impurities and nourish the skin, aligning with the product's dual function of cleansing and hydrating.

 
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Clay And Glow
Clay And Glow logo

FACE MASK WINNER 2023

A frosted glass jar with an uncolored base and a mint green cap, labeled Clay And Glow Avocado Moisturizing Mask, emphasizing its hydrating properties with a capacity of 80 grams.
Clay And Glow Avocado Moisturizing Mask secondary packaging, box with pink to mint green gradient and avocado pattern

Clay And Glow

Avocado Moisturizing Mask

Netherlands

 
Clay and Glow Avocado Moisturizing Mask stacked on top of each other with the rich texture on the face mask on the lids

Avocado Moisturizing Mask

 

A hydrating facial mask featuring avocado extract for moisture replenishment. Specifically engineered to combat dryness, this mask aims to deeply nourish the skin. It integrates a selection of natural ingredients to support a smooth and radiant complexion, offering an optimal solution for maintaining skin hydration.

Clay And Glow Avocado Moisturizing Mask texture shot
Iris & Romeo
Iris & Romeo
Two Iris & Romeo serum spray bottles labeled "The Reset - Luminous Hyaluronic Serum Spray" in a minimalist white design, positioned on a natural stone surface.
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TONER & FACE MISTS

WINNER 2023

 
A frosted glass spray bottle with 'Iris & Romeo THE RESET' in burgundy letters, for 'Luminous Hyaluronic Serum Spray,' capacity 3.39 fl oz/100 mL.
Iris & Romeo's The Reset serum spray packaging is adorned with large pink floral patterns on a deep coral background, highlighting the luminous hyaluronic formula in a 100ml size.

Iris & Romeo

The Reset
Luminous Hyaluronic Serum Spray

United States

 

The Reset

The Reset Luminous Hyaluronic Serum Spray redefines the conventional skincare mist with its 3-in-1 hybrid design. Enhanced by a spectrum of four molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid, the spray aims for a two-fold hydration impact—targeting both the surface and deeper layers of the skin. The result is an extended 24-hour hydration cycle and perceptible smoothing of fine lines. An active ingredient roster contributes to immediate outcomes, augmenting hydration levels and optimizing the skin's appearance.

Iris & Romeo The Reset - Luminous Hyaluronic Serum Spray texture shot
oquist cosmetics
Oquist Cosmetics
oquist cosmetics

SERUM WINNER 2023

 

Oquist Cosmetics 6-in-1 Anti Aging Elixir, sculptural bottle made out of terracotta with glossy glace in a baby pink to baby blue gradient
The packaging for Oquist Cosmetics' 6-in-1 Elixir is made from brown cardboard, detailing its use as an anti-aging product with natural ingredients, suitable for multiple skincare routines.

Oquist Cosmetics

6-in-1 Anti Aging Elixir

Sweden

 
Photo of Oquist Cosmetics 6-in-1 Anti Aging Elixir, sculptural bottle made out of terracotta with glossy glace in a baby pink to baby blue gradient

6-in-1 Anti Aging Elixir

This 6-in-1 Elixir from Swedish brand Oquist Cosmetics comes packaged in a terracotta bottle that is in itself a piece of art. It’s available in several different color options but we especially love this pastel pink and blue gradient version. You get a whole 100ml in the bottle making it well worth the price. The serum has a luxurious but light feeling texture and mild natural scent.

herbivore
Herbivore
Herbivore Super Nova Eye Cream, clear glass jar with white label and white lid and fluorescent yellow cream inside
herbivore

EYE CREAM WINNER 2023

 

Herbivore's Super Nova eye cream features a bright yellow translucent jar with a white lid, boldly labeled with '5% Vitamin C + Caffeine' for brightening effects.
Herbivore's Super Nova eye cream box is vibrant, with a gradient from yellow to white, stating the product's brightening vitamin C and caffeine contents and its suitability for all skin types.

Herbivore

Super Nova
5% THD Vitamin C + Caffeine
Brightening Eye Cream

United States

Super Nova

Herbivore's Super Nova Eye Cream is engineered to tackle two primary under-eye concerns: puffiness and dark circles. Featuring a potent blend of 5% THD Vitamin C and caffeine, the product delivers instant de-puffing effects and gradual brightening benefits. While immediately invigorating the under-eye area, it aims to produce a visibly brighter complexion over time.

Herbivore Super Nova texture shot, yellow rich cream
LIV Botanics
LIV Botanics
LIV Botanics

MOISTURIZER WINNER 2023

 

LIV Botanics' The Midnight beauty balm is presented in a simple, clear glass jar with a white label, highlighting its regenerative properties for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin.
LIV Botanics' The Midnight beauty balm packaging is a textured, cream-colored box with elegant branding, emphasizing its organic skincare properties for regenerating dry, sensitive skin.

LIV Botanics

The Midnight
Regenerating Beauty Balm

Netherlands

 
Liv Botanics The Midnight balm lifestyle photography, clear glass jar with white lid and label placed on a rock in nature

The Midnight

The Midnight Regenerative Beauty Balm from Liv Botanics has a minimalist design and a luxurious feeling texture with an addictive scent from all the botanical ingredients. This is just the perfect moisturizer for the dry and sensitive girlies. It truly feels like a treat.

LIV Botanics The Midnight texture shot
Poppy & Pout
Poppy & Pout
Photograph of Poppy & Pout vegan lip balms, displayed in a rustic basket with citrus fruits, presenting a variety of flavors.
Poppy & Pout