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.