Welcome to our Holy Grail Beauty Awards—a story that has never felt more necessary than in 2022.

The beauty industry has grown so much in the last few years, and the amount of new brands, products, and treatments to choose from is exciting but also absolutely overwhelming. What mascara should I buy?! Does this device actually work?! Is this eye cream deserving of the hype?! This is where we, the Cosmo beauty editors, can lend our expertise. Our team has a combined 30+ years of experience reviewing beauty products and treatments, so we’re genuine pros at cutting through the BS and finding the stuff that really truly works. These awards—an edit of the best of the beauty industry right now—are the culmination of months of swiping, swatching, and testing. It contains the 190 holy-grail-status products, tools, and treatments that we swear by right now. So next time you’re unsure of what to add to your cart or put on your face, let this story be your guide.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Skincare / Makeup / Hair / Body / Scents / Nails / Tools / Pro Treatments


skincare

All our favorite zit zappers, glow boosters, and skin smoothers.

skincare


makeup

The very best for your eyes, lips, cheeks, and more.

tk


hair

Whether you’ve got stick-straight strands or 4c curls, we’ve got you covered.

hair products


body

Your smoothest, softest, baby angel skin starts right here.

body


scents

Everything you need to be the best-smelling person in your friend group.

scents


nails

Your DIY mani-pedi game deserves all this goodness.

nails


tools

All the game-changing gadgets that will make your life *so* much easier.

tools


pro treatments

The facials, peels, and lasers that are actually worth your $$.