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Beauty Design Awards celebrates the very best of packaging design in the cosmetics industry. The goal is to celebrate and highlight innovation, creativity and mastery in the field of beauty packaging design.

For 2021 a new special award for the brand with most cohesive and innovative branding over all touchpoints. Recognizing the hard work that goes into crafting a complete 360 brand. The categories might change or more will be added.

The brands that were finalists and winners for 2020 are are not associated with Beauty Design Awards and there are no affiliate links. All products were selected editorially by looking at over 1000 brands and a enormous amount of products.

 

Winners of 2020 Beauty Design Awards

Glossier
Herbivore
Ilia
Rodin Olio Lusso
Glow Recipe
Yope
Hanahzo
Native
Then I Met You
Fenty Beauty
Rare Beauty
Gisou
Then I Met You
 
Photo of Cleansing Balm from Then I Met You. The image also shows the balm spread out and the texture looks like mango sorbet.
Then I Met You

CLEANSER WINNER 2020

 
Cleansing balm from the brand Then I met you

Living Cleansing Balm

$38 | 90 g
Cruelty Free | Vegan
 

The sweet periwinkle blue going into a transparent frosted glass that shows the bright yellow of the cleansing balm gives such a fresh and modern look. The typography is very clean and the whole product has such an overall appealing look.

 
 
SERUM FINALIST
Photo of Then I met you's serum, its a tall blue glass bottle.

$50 | 100 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

Then I Met You
FOUNDER
 

Charlotte Cho

 
ABOUT
 

"Then I Met You™ is rooted in the Korean concept of jeong, a deep and meaningful connection that encourages empathy and generosity. By adding a little extra effort in the right places and taking the time to slow down, you can spark jeong in your life and create lasting bonds with the people, places and things that matter most. We also make quality skin care."

INFO
 
Based in USA
Produced in South Korea
Founded 2018
Cruelty Free
 
DESIGN BY
 
Glow Recipe
 
Glow Recipe

MOISTURIZER WINNER 2020

 
Photo of the banana moisturizer from glow recipe, a round clear glass jar with a yellow plastic lid.

Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream

$39 | 50 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

This sweet little moisturizer from Glow Recipe has a really nice rounded glass jar with a smooth straight lid in a just right banana yellow lid with the clear glass showing the slightly paler cream inside is such a treat.

Photo of banana moisturizer from glow recipe, the jar is open and tilted onto the lid, showing the smooth light yellow cream that looks like custard. the surface its on is yellow and there are bananas in the background.
Photo of watermelon glow toner from glow recipe. It's shot from above, the tall bottle is made out of clear glass but has an uneven surface. the background is pink and coved with a thin layer of water. There are pieces of watermelon beside the bottle.
Glow Recipe

TONER WINNER 2020

 
watermelon glow toner from glow recipe, has a tall glass bottle with a pink lid.

Watermelon Glow Toner

$34 | 150 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

The unique shape of the glass bottle with the pale pink lid and clean typography gives a really clean and modern look with a twist. The bottle was sculpted in clay and then made into a mold, giving it such a special look.

Glow Recipe

FACE MASK WINNER 2020

 
Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask from glow recipe. Glass jar with light green lid.

Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

$49 | 70 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

Glow recipe's Avocado Melt is another amazing packaging design with a really unique shape.

Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask shot from above with avocado halfs around it.
photo of glow recipe's watermelon glow lip pop with pieces of watermelon.
Glow Recipe

LIP BALM WINNER 2020

 
photo of glow recipe lip pop

Watermelon Glow Lip Pop

$22 | 2.8 g

Cruelty Free | Vegan

 
FACE MIST FINALIST
photo of Watermelon Glow Mist, the bottle is made out of clear plastic with a white label and a pink cap.

$28 | 75 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

CLEANSER FINALIST
Photo of Papaya Sorbet Cleanser from Glow Recipe, an organge matte glass jar with a plastic lid in a slightly lighter shade of orange.

$32 | 100 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

SERUM FINALIST
photo of pineapple serum from glow recipe, yellow dropper bottle with an oval shape and uneven surface reminicent of a pineapple.

$49 | 30 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

SERUM FINALIST
photo of plum plump serum from glow recipe, a clear plastic bottle in a plum like shape with a fushia plastic lid.

$42 | 30 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

Glow Recipe
FOUNDERS
 

Sarah Lee and Christine Chang

 
ABOUT
 

"We believe skincare should be fun. Unexpected sensorial textures, colorful packaging, and innovative ingredients are our thing.

Whether you’re looking to have your own solo self-care moment, or bond with friends over a masking session, your skincare routine should make you feel stimulated and inspired."

INFO
 
Based in USA
Produced in South Korea
Founded 2017
Cruelty Free
 
DESIGN BY
 

in-house

 
Glossier
 
Glossier

FACE MIST WINNER 2020

 
Photo of soothing face mist from the brand glossier. The bottle is a light pink semitransparent plastic with a pink plastic lid and a white label with black sans serif text.

Soothing Face Mist

$18 | 95 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

This face mist from Glossier has a lovely millennial pink color which looks really nice on the semi transparent top Which is finished with a white label with simple black sans serif text.

Photo of soothing face mist from glossier.
Photo of highlighter from glossier. It's a stick highlighter in a white plastic tube with the name of the brand and product in black text.
Glossier

HIGHLIGHTER WINNER 2020

 
Photo of Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter from Glossier.

Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter

$24 | 5.5 g

Cruelty Free

This face mist from Glossier has a lovely millennial pink color which looks really nice on the semi transparent top Which is finished with a white label with simple black sans serif text.

Glossier

MASCARA WINNER 2020

 
Mascara from Glossier, the packaging is a long straight cylinder in a light pink plastic with Glossier written in bold black sans serif font.

Lash Slick

$20 | 8.5 g

Cruelty Free | Vegan

Really simple cylinder shape in signature millennial pink with the bold Glossier logo, classic.

Photo several of the mascara from glossier on a white background.
Photos of all the colors available of the Glossier cloud paint blush. The are lined up in a row and theres a clump of each color blush cream spead out. The texture looks oilpaint.
Glossier

BLUSH WINNER 2020

 
Photo of the cloud paint cream blush from Glossier. it's in a white tube that is pink on the lid and part of the tube indicating the color of the blush.

Cloud Paint

$20 | 10 ml

Cruelty Free

I love this design so much I wrote a whole blog post about it. The way the colors and typography is layed out and the type of tube reminds me of both paint tubes and pantone color swatches.

SERUM FINALIST
photo of Super Pure Serum from Glossier. It's a dropper bottle made of clear glass, the liquid inside is light blue, the lid is pink and white.

$32 | 30 ml

Cruelty Free | Vegan

FOUNDER
 

Emily Weiss

 
ABOUT
 

"We got our start with Into The Gloss, the world’s best beauty website and our source for inspiration and information.

As beauty editors, we’ve tried it all. We make our dream everyday products that don’t yet exist, are fun to use, and actually work.

We stay in constant communication with real Glossier users to give you what you want (and because we enjoy it)."

INFO
 
Based and produced in USA
Founded 2014
Cruelty Free
 
DESIGN BY
 

in-house

 
Hanahzo
 
Hanahzo

BODY MOISTURIZER

WINNER 2020

A mango body butter wrapped in paper that makes it look like a package of butter.

Mango Body Butter

$26 | 100 g

Cruelty Free | Vegan

This design is so fun and lovely. The solid mango body butter is wrapped in paper with a cardboard around it that easily is ripped off in sections as you use up more of the bar and then it can be placed inside another cardboard package that it fits perfectly inside. Every layer looks just perfect.

Photo of the mango body butter both in the paper wrapping and the cardboard packaging that goes outside that.
FOUNDER
 

Cho Han-ah

 
ABOUT
 

"The idea starts from what happiness is.

We realized most people look for happiness from afar.

What we really need is now, today and this moment's happiness. 

The Time for oneself, taking off everything.

The time when you can feel warmth with those you love.

We have started creating "Happiness in the bathroom" where it is very close to us. We hope your bathroom where you begin and end your day will be a place where you want to stay longer.

The time in the bathroom to end your exhausting day is where you can forget your anxiety and stress for a moment.

Hanahzo wishes the time in the bathroom to be a sweeter break."

INFO
 
Based and produced in South Korea
Founded 2014
 
DESIGN BY
 

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Ilia
 
Photo of Ilia's priming serum. An off-white matter opaque plastic dropper bottle with minimalist sans serif typography. It's on a beige surface with drops of the serum on it, the serum has a light shimmer to it.
Ilia

PRIMER WINNER 2020