Cosmetics grab the limelight for the Natural and Organic Awards 2012

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Organic products europe, Cosmetics

Cosmetic and personal care products scooped a wide range of awards at this year’s Natural and Organic Awards, recognizing achievements in the fast moving and innovative European market.

The event acknowledged some of the most outstanding natural and organic fast moving consumer goods to be launched in the past year, which as well as including beauty products, also touched on the food and beverage, textile and home products categories.

The winners were announced at an award ceremony in London this weekend, at the close of this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show, which was attended by 450 industry professionals.

Growth in cosmetics despite economic challenges

“These awards play an important role in helping to raise awareness and support for an impressive array of innovative organic brands and businesses,”​ said James Twine, Soil Association certification business development director.

“It is an exciting time for organic textiles, cosmetics and independent retail, with these sectors all experiencing growth in recent years, despite the challenging economic context.”

With a total of 16 different categories, the awards for the cosmetic s and personal care categories centred on: Best Organic Skincare Product, Best Organic Mother and Baby Product, Best Innovation in Organic Cosmetics and Best New Natural Beauty and Spa Product.

The list of winners and  runners up for each category:

Best Organic Skin care Product

Winner:                                    Pukka Herbs – Pukka Ayurveda Firming Facial Oil

Shortlisted nominees:                 Bamford – Body Polish

                                               Maclaren UK – Beginning Replenishing Body Lotion

Best Organic Mother and Baby Product

Winner:                                    Maclaren UK – Beginning Absorbing Dusting Powder

Shortlisted nominees:                 Bamford – Organic Baby Balm

                                               MacDonald and Taylor – Pitta Patta Shampoo & Bodywash

                                               MacDonald and Taylor – Pitta Patta Bubble Bath

Best Innovation in Organic Cosmetics

Winner:                                    Sophyto – Purifying Silken Cleanser

Shortlisted nominees:                 Sophyto – Tocotrienol Super Skin Concentrate

                                               Sophyto – pH Optimizing Restorative Toner

Best New Natural Beauty and Spa Product 

Winner:                                    Pukka Herbs – Pukka Ayurveda - Firming Face Oil

Shortlisted nominees:                 Lotions and Potions – Compassionate Sage

                                               Green People – Summer Sun Essentials

The Natural and Organic Products Europe event will turn to the Olympia expo centre next year, 7 – 8 April.

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