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The Free From Skincare Awards 2018 Shortlist is Announced

Free From Skincare Awards 2018 Shortlist AnnouncedCan you believe this is my sixth year participating in judging for the Free From Skincare Awards? Where has the time gone? I was honored to be invited back and had a interesting day seeing old favourites and discovering new brands. At the point where I become involved, products have already been put through intensive testing. Alongside tester feedback we then consider matters such as product innovation, practicality, free from and allergen awareness, labelling, ingredients, environmental and ethical awareness and value for money. 

Almost 200 products from over 100 brands have made the shortlist of the seventh annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards. Leading the way with six shortlisted products in the 14 product categories are Bloomtown, followed by Lyonsleaf and Rosalena with five each, and Green People, Eminence Organic Skincare, Urban Veda, Bare Faced Skin and Kinvara Skincare with four. 

“We were excited by the innovation in products this year,” says Kirsty Mawhinney, Awards Administrator. “Among them were spirulina and beetroot-coloured kids’ bath bombs, solid shampoo cubes, an eyelash oil, a scalp hydrator for men, and a probiotic deodorant.”

“Every year the diversity of entries delights testers and judges,” adds Alex Gazzola, Awards Co-ordinator. “But this year the standard excelled, which is terrific news for those consumers with allergies, problem skin conditions, religious sensibilities and ethical or environmental concerns who rely on free from skincare products.”

This year’s Awards are supported by sponsors NATorigin, Bare & Beyond, Organii, Organyc, Lavera and partners Formula Botanica. Winners and runners-up in all 14 categories – plus additional awards for Best FreeFrom Skincare Brand, Best FreeFrom Achievement, and of course Best Overall FreeFrom Skincare Product – will be announced at an invitation-only awards presentation and networking event held in the Pillar Room, London Olympia, on 5th July 2018. 

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