There are plenty of places where you can shop for beauty products, but there’s something about Nordstrom that can make you feel as though you’ve matured in your shopping-savvy journey. Perhaps it’s the fact that you can find favorites from a wide variety of familiar brands like Lancôme and MAC, splurge on high-end items like Créme de La Mer, or shop from the retailer’s section dedicated to Black-owned brands. The choices are plentiful. (And not to mention, the annual Anniversary Sale is one of our favorite sales of the entire year.)
What’s even better is that Nordstrom also has so many products that have earned Allure Best of Beauty Awards and Readers’ Choice Awards over the years. In fact, there’s an entire section of the Nordstrom site dedicated to them. You can browse confidently, knowing that if there’s a product you’re on the fence about, it has already been put to the test by our editors and is worthy of a spot in your cart.
Instead of waiting for Nordstrom’s beauty section to be updated with this all of the seal recipients, we took matters into our own hands and gathered up 29 products that have earned Allure awards — and best of all, every one of these is shoppable right now at Nordstrom.
Best of Beauty Award Winners
Take the day off with the Alpha-H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm. This balm-to-oil formula strips off makeup, sunscreen, and dirt, but never to the point where skin feels dry or tight. This is thanks to the oil-based formula of sandalwood seed and grapeseed oils.
The H.C.F. in Lancôme’s Renergie H.C.F. Triple Serum stands for hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and ferulic acid, all of which stay separate until you’re ready to pump out a dose of the plumping, smoothing, and brightening formula.
Each key ingredient is sequestered in its own chamber — niacinamide keeps vitamin C company, though, since they work so well together to boost radiance — letting them mix for maximum potency right before you apply. The ingenious balance and timing of the combination make this an effective and non-irritating way to work toward multiple skin goals.
The last thing you need to worry about when it comes to wearing (and reapplying) sunscreen is the possibility of fresh breakouts forming. Consider an oil-absorbing formula like the Shiseido Urban Environment Sun Dual Care Oil-Free Hyaluronic Acid SPF 42 Sunscreen. This hybrid part-chemical, part-physical SPF doubles as a face primer and minimizes shine all at once, but that doesn’t mean it skimps out on moisture. (Because, yes, oily skin needs moisture to thrive. It’s all about balance.) For that, hyaluronic acid and spirulina lend a radiant, soft-matte, but never greasy finish to your skin.