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SELF 2008 Natural Beauty Awards – Smashbox Starburst and Ojon Winners

Posted on | July 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

Smashbox and Ojon (plus many more of course) were winners in the SELF Magazine’s ninth annual healthy beauty awards! 88 winners were chosen from over 1,000 new products, tested by readers of the magazine.

They Say

SELF’s beauty team gathered every one of the 1,072 products that companies launched over the past year (cubicle chaos!), then we shipped them off to 855 reader testers. The brave team slathered, smudged, smoothed and lathered, then scored each product on scent, texture, ease of use, packaging and, most of all, effectiveness. The result? The 88 very best finds, one for each category. So no more head scratching in the skin-care aisle or at the cosmetics counter. Consider this list as essential for beauty shopping as your wallet is. This list will end confusion, save you cash and bring out your most gorgeous, naturally glowing you.

The Smashbox winner was the new Smashbox Starburst fusion


We knew this was a winner when it dropped into JBD at the beginning of March. Any product that can give a soft, flattering sunkissed glow in 5 seconds flat, at the end of Winter, has got to be something special. We have said it before, Smashbox really have created a unique product in their face fusion beauty range – soft, universally flattering, skin brightening and illuminating, natural looking radiance – no mean feat. See our reviews for what you think about them.

And Ojon came out on top with its Rub Out Dry Cleanser


Another product that Jayne couldn’t live without once she tried it back in July 2007. The Just Beauty Direct review said

Ojon®, Rub-Out™ Dry Cleanser will revive, refresh and recharge your hair and scalp without water, instantly “erasing” away impurities, toxins, excess oil and product build-up. It increases hair volume at the root while treating both hair and scalp. What is amazing, is that unlike tradition ‘ dry shampoos’ – yes, I know, I remember (just) the teenage years too, this unique product actually gives your hair shine – not greasy gloopy shine – but a clean hair shine. Great for those mornings in a rush – and perfect for evenings out!

This is one product that you know you don’t want to be without. It’s not just for those mornings
when you want an extra 15 minutes in bed. It is also perfect for giving an instant freshen and boost to your hair when you go straight from the office to a night out. Definitely part of our emergency handbag kit. Warning – don’t lend it to friends unless, like your vests and your stapler, it has your name on it :)


One Response to “SELF 2008 Natural Beauty Awards – Smashbox Starburst and Ojon Winners”

  1. Just Beauty Direct
    July 23rd, 2008 @ 9:05 am

    We forgot to mention that this isn’t the first time Smashbox has won a Self Award (And we are sure it won’t be the last :D)- the Smashbox Photo Op Brighener came top last year too.
    See here for what we said then.