The Skincare Awards
The annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards was held on Friday 8th July at the Love Natural, Love You exhibition at the Olympia Stadium, London. The awards are there to recognise and award brands in the natural beauty industry who strive for natural, ethical ingredients with clear and honest labelling. There were over 150 brands entering this years awards with over 270 natural products. And a very lucky team of testers behind it all- each product undergoes a month of daily testing by 6 experts in the beauty and skincare world, followed by a further week of testing by the judging panel.
In our last post I wrote about how two of our products had been entered into the competition and that we were so excited they had been shortlisted for the awards. The Mint, Rosemary & Spirulina Clay Soap and the Hemp & Avocado Body Butter had made it through the vigorous month long testing and on to the shortlist for the final judges testing.
So on Friday, armed with morning smoothies and looking forward to the exhibition, we boarded the early morning train to London.
The Love Natural, Love You exhibition was great. So many exhibitors there, with all kinds of innovative and unique products. It was also great to see so many independent brands and chat to their owners who were so full of enthusiasm about their work. If you like good healthy food, gluten and dairy free foods and all things for a natural healthy lifestyle, make sure you visit the next one.
After looking around the exhibition and picking up lots of goodies, we found our way to the awards presentation. There were 13 categories, in addition to Best Overall Brand and Best Overall Product. Huge congratulations to those who won. I’ve added the link to the full list of winners here FreeFrom Skincare Award Winners
And we won!
The Hemp & Avocado Body Butter won a Silver in the Problem Skin category with the judges saying that,
“I liked the velvety texture, it melted really well into my skin. Cracks in my heels improved considerably. Soothed and moisturised chapped hands. It’s perfect.”
“Very pleasant neutral fragrance and texture. I used it on knees, heels and dry skin on my legs and found it was very healing, much more so than other products.”
The Mint, Rosemary & Spirulina Clay Soap won Gold in the Soap category and came runner up in the Overall Best Product category. This is what the judges had to say about our soap,
“My skin felt clean, soft and delicately scented after every use of this delicious soap. It cleaned without over drying and made shaving legs a dream.”
“Lovely soap, made with integrity and good ingredients, totally gorgeous to use and makes my mind and body feel so healthy and uplifted. Every time it did a super job of cleaning the skin, refreshing it but with no stripping of oils or compromising barrier function.”
We are so proud of the results and of such great feedback from experts in the skincare and beauty field. We put so much effort into finding good quality and ethical ingredients and want to make sure that our labelling is clear and honest. Not forgetting that the we try and make our formulas as kind and gentle to skin as possible. So to have this effort recognised is just wonderful.