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Winners of the Free From Skincare Awards 2012

Winners of the Free From Skincare Awards 2012
(not sponsored, from press release)

I mentioned the Free From Skincare Awards in my post about the Allergy & Free From Show. The awards launched this year and are run by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson editor of FoodsMatter.com and Alex Gazzola, deputy editor of SkinsMatter.com and a health writer specialising in allergies. The idea behind the awards is to encourage and reward manufacturers of free from skincare.

Q Silica Remove Make up and Grime Cleansing Gel was announced as the Best Free From Skincare Product 2012.  This is a brand I am not familiar with so I am keen to learn more about this product.  I am delighted to hear that Q Silica is an Australian brand, we all know how much I adore skincare from Down Under.  Q Sillica products are not tested on animals and free from parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and synthetic additives. 

Category Winners 

Body Care and Hair Care Products
Gold award - Spiezia Calendula Ointment
Silver award - Barefoot SOS Face and Body Rescue Cream & Salcura DermaSpray  
Bronze award - Gentle Green Ecz-tend Soothing Cream, Miessence Organic Foaming Hand Soap & Salcura Zeoderm Skin Repair Moisturiser 

Make up
Gold award - Fresh Therapies Eden Natural Nail Polish Remover 
Silver award - Essential Care Eye/Lip Liner 
Bronze award - Bellapierre Mineral Eye Shadow 

Face care Products  
Gold award - Q Silica Remove Make up and Grime Cleansing Gel
Silver award - Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream & Faith in Nature Intensive Moisturising Cream 
Bronze award - Borealis Organic Skincare Calendula Daily Defence Cream, Inlight Ecz Easy Calendula and Plantago Soothing Balm, Salcura Antiac Acne Clearing Spray & Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream

I am pleased to see some of my favourite skincare brands winning an award. I have reviewed products from Barefoot SOSSalcura,  Borealis  and  InlightWhen people ask me for product recommendations for eczema I always tell them to start with Barefoot SOS and Salcura. Other brands on the winner list are familiar to me – Antipodes, Faith In Nature, Sukin, Gentle Green, Missence and Spieza.  

Congratulations to all the award winners. I am pleased that Free From Skincare is finally getting the recognition it deserves and I look forward to trying your products for myself.

Sarah x