Entry opens for FreeFrom Skincare Awards
Entry opens on 1st February for nominations into this year's FreeFrom Skincare Awards, which has not only launched a refreshed logo but also plans for a new standalone networking event to be held alongside the winners' presentation event in July.
The awards celebrate products that are ‘free from' allergens and other ingredients which some consumers try to avoid. They are run in association with partners, The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible.
Fourteen categories will be judged this year, the seventh in the awards' history. Products will be rigorously tested for a month by four independent testers, after which their detailed feedback is used to draw up a shortlist, announced in May. Judging sessions with expert panels are then held in June to decide the winners.
The networking event in July will see entrants, beauty writers, cosmetics buyers, awards sponsors and other industry figures brought together, at which the FreeFrom winners will be announced.
Categories for 2018 are as follows:
- Family Skincare, sponsored by NATorigin
- Men's Grooming
- Hair Care, sponsored by Formula Botanica
- Body Care (‘Leave On')
- Body Care (‘Wash Off')
- Oils and Oil-based Serums
- Make Up
- Hand, Foot and Nail Care
- Hard Soaps, sponsored by Bare & Beyond
- Lip Balms
- Face Care (‘Leave On')
- Face Care (‘Take Off')
- Problem Skin
- ‘Fresh and Fragrant'
The FreeFrom Achievement Award will also be presented for a skincare product with particularly exceptional free from qualities, along with Best FreeFrom Skincare Brand (for any skincare manufacturer entering a total of three or more of its products), and Best Overall FreeFrom Skincare Product from the 14 categories.