Shortlisted by a judging panel of beauty experts, Eye Care Cosmetics and NATorigin consistently win awards. Each year new products are being launched that perform well and keep the range up-to-date with the very latest in cosmetic developments.
The Beauty Awards
The Beauty Awards have become the UK’s biggest retail beauty event with over 700 guests coming together to celebrate the best of beauty. Entries are open to all beauty products on sale in UK high street beauty outlets retail including opticians and pharmacies. For new product categories, launches must have been in the previous 12 months.
All products entered are sent to a panel of expert judges for trial over a one month period and their votes determine the shortlist, before a public vote decides the winner.
The Pure Beauty Awards
The Pure Beauty Awards are regarded as the most glamorous evening in the beauty retail calendar. They bring together the major individuals and companies from across the beauty industry to celebrate the best beauty and grooming products launched in the UK over the past 12 months.
Natural Health Beauty Awards
Natural Health is the UK's leading glossy on complementary therapies and holistic living. Crammed with quick DIY remedies and in-depth features written by the most respected experts in their fields, it's considered a bible by health-conscious women who seek optimum wellness in mind, body and spirit. The Natural Health Beauty Awards, launched in 2007, recognise the best organic and natural beauty products in the UK and have become one of the most eagerly awaited events in the holistic beauty world. They are all free from parabens, petroleum, propylene glycol, PEGs and phthalates. For each beauty category, a product winner is stated along with two other products, qualified as 'Highly Commended'. Each year the awards cover around 50 beauty categories.
Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards
The Green Parent Magazine Beauty Awards search for the cleanest, greenest and most effective natural products in a range of categories. The magazine has an independent panel of beauty experts to try out each of the submitted products and write about their experiences. After a sufficient period of testing, they select the award winners in each category.Following the awards they publish a beauty special containing articles about natural beauty, competitions and the prestigious awards. This reaches an audience of 150,000 green parents.
Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible
Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible is the the No. 1 source of independent beauty advice worldwide. Compiled and written by Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey, the aim is to help women take a short-cut through the beauty jungle to products that really work and that are completely natural. This book incorporates everything a woman needs to know about feeling great, looking gorgeous and being fabulous using all-natural products.
Chapters include guidance on skin, hair, make-up, hands, feet and nails, sleep, exercise and much more. And of course Jo and Sarah’s trademark ‘tried and tested’ reports on scores of health and beauty products – reliably tested by over 2,000 women making it the world’s No. 1 source of independent beauty information. Packed with insider info from the world’s leading experts, this is the bible for all women, showing you how to look, feel and be fabulous naturally.
Three NATorigin products have been named as Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Award Winners.
Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards
There is a 'natural alternative' to everything, and through her bestselling books, seminars, and numerous TV and Radio appearances, Janey Lee Grace has made it her life's passion to source, seek, test and recommend the best natural eco and organic products and services in the market place. Her name is flagged up 4 or 5 times daily to over 7 million listeners via BBC Radio 2, and she has been voted in the top 10 most influential people in the Natural Beauty Yearbook. She writes columns for 4 current mainstream magazines recommending natural products, including her own 'Janey Loves' section in the hugely successful Natural Health Magazine.
Janey and her panel of judges spend two months selecting and assessing all the entries before awarding Platinum to the winners. Categories include everything from the best natural skincare - everything from cleansers, moisturisers through to anti ageing serums and organic make-up. The best natural and organic grooming products for men and the best organic skincare for pregnancy and of not forgetting the best for babies and children. There are also be categories for health supplements and innovative health and wellbeing products as well as the best in eco gifts and gadgets. In addition there is the popular Readers Awards where your votes count.
FreeFrom Skincare Awards
The FreeFrom Skin Care Awards are designed to celebrate and encourage skin care manufacturers who create products that exclude as many as possible of the allergens, chemicals, fragrances and artificial additives associated with many of the skin and health problems which affect us in the 21st century - and which may appeal to those looking for purer or more natural cosmetics and products for their skin, including those with problem skin conditions.
The awards are run by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, editor of the Foodsmatter.com websites and founder-organiser of the hugely successful Free From Food Awards, now in their sixth year, and Alex Gazzola, deputy editor of SkinsMatter.com and a writer specialising in allergies and sensitivities.
Entries are initially assessed by panels of independent skincare and natural health experts who choose products to commend and products to shortlist for an award of excellence. Shortlisted products then undergo a rigorous month of hands-on testing by experienced testers before the best in each category are selected as Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in the final judging stage.
Judges assess the products firstly for organic, natural and 'free from' qualities, and for functionality, effectiveness, pleasantness and ease-of-use. They also look for innovation, originality, skin-healthy ingredients and benefits, and for products which denote awareness for consumers with sensitivities or allergies, especially with regards to their labelling.
Products receive credit for clarity of ingredient information, especially in conveying 'free from' attributes, including allergens. Issues such as value for money and packaging/presentation are also taken into account.
Beauty Shortlist Awards
Health and beauty journalist Fiona Klonarides founded The Beauty Shortlist in 2009 to highlight the best of beauty with an emphasis on natural, organic and eco-luxury skincare. There are 40 categories in total with a maximum of three brands or products being shortlisted in each category. The five judges come from the fashion, major retail, health and beauty worlds.
Fiona Klonarides features 4th in the Top 25, Natural Beauty Yearbook. The Beauty Shortlist is currently ranked one of the Top 10 Beauty Blogs UK and was longlisted in the Marie Claire Beauty Blog Awards.