FreeFrom Skincare Awards: winners revealed

By Lucy Whitehouse contact

- Last updated on GMT

FreeFrom Skincare Awards: winners revealed

Related tags: Naturals, Free From, Organic beauty products

This year’s FreeFrom Skincare Awards have announced their winners, with brands including Harborist, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Green People taking home accolades.

Harborist’s Balm-Gel Cleanser took home the Overall Award for Best Free From Skincare Product, making it the standout product for this year’s FreeFrom Skincare Awards - the seventh year it has taken place.

Kirsty Mawhinney, Awards’ Administrator explains: “It contains no beeswax, lanolin, essential oils, typical preservatives, alcohol, or food allergens, making it a great choice for vegans, allergy sufferers and fans of fragrance free.”

Green People took the Best Free From Brand Award for the first time, while Lyonsleaf’s Zinc and Calendula Balm won the Free From Achievement Award.

Among the other 14 category winners were Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Wild Rose Beauty Balm, SenSpa’s Talc Free Natural Body Powder, Urban Veda’s Purifying Facial Oil and Bloomtown’s Avo Mint Organic Avocado & Peppermint Vegan Lip Balm. The full list of winners is available here​.

Free From: a desirable claim?

Free-from claims have come under fire from some quarters of the industry for the fear they can provoke in comsumers, turning them away from safe and effective ingredients.

Dr Barbara Brockway, Director of Personal Care at Applied DNA Sciences, has previously commented: “To me, the free-from route is the lazy route. Fear sells a product."

With the free-from trend predominantly based on marketing claims rather than scientifically-proven safety concerns, industry experts suggest that brands engaged with it need to be careful that they don’t missell perceived benefits associated with ‘free from’ products.

Jamie Mills, a market analyst with research firm GlobalData, explained to CosmeticsDesign​ last year that a savviness is crucial when it comes to the claims and terms used to promote a brand or products.

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

InitialE [PT+TMG] for a radiant new look

InitialE [PT+TMG] for a radiant new look

Naolys | 03-Jun-2019 | Product Brochure

InitialE [PT+TMG] is a plant cell complex made from native cells of tuberose (polianthes tuberosa), containing not only its own active molecules but also...

Sustainably sourced collection of African Oils

Sustainably sourced collection of African Oils

Symrise | 28-May-2019 | Product Brochure

Sustainably sourced to preserve local biodiversity and improve local social and economic conditions, Symrise presents its African Oils collection. The...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars