If your product was launched within the past 12 months and it is an innovation that serves to bring value, technological advances or breaks new ground, then you should be making a submission as soon as possible.
And just as important is our dedicated award for The Beauty Industry Woman of The Year, which is a readers' choice that can involve absolutely anyone in the industry, across the globe.
For the first stage of the awards we are inviting submissions from companies or professionals who operate with our three principle regions - Asia Pacific, Europe and The Americas - to apply no later than February 6 2017.
More details about the awards...
The Beauty Industry awards will highlight some of the most cutting edge and advanced innovations in the formulation arena, as well as giving a nod to professional achievements, both on a team and an individual basis.
Bought to you by the Cosmetics Design team, we invite you to make your submissions as soon as possible for a chance to showcase some of the most innovative, ground-breaking and eye-catching innovations and achievements.
There will be a total of seven award categories, which will include six directly related to formulation and product innovation, as well as a category that will showcase the professional achievements of the women that make this industry tick.
Regional and Global competitions
The competition will be run on the three Regional levels: Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe by Cosmetics Design Asia, Cosmetics Design USA and Cosmetics Design Europe, respectively.
The winners will then automatically go through to the Global competition and the Grand Championship winners will be announced in April.
We have assembled four judging panels – one for each Regional award and one for the Global competition. Submissions for the regional competitions will open in the next few weeks.
Best color cosmetics ingredient – The judges will be looking out for submissions that highlight ease of formulation, cost effectiveness, impact on the environment, efficacy and function and, in particular, special effects.
Best skin care ingredient – Entries for this category should be at the cutting edge of innovation, include ease of formulation and cost effectiveness, have strong environmental attributes and be highly effective.
Best hair care ingredient – Because of the highly segmented nature of the hair care market, the judges will be particularly looking out for functionality that helps give brands that all-important competitive edge, together with ease of formulation, environmental attributes and cost effectiveness.
Best sensory ingredient – This will be decided through the submission of six topical cosmetic formulation samples representing each ingredient and will be determined by criteria such as appearance and texture, appearance on skin, after feel and rate of absorption.
Best use of an ingredient in a finished product – In this category judges will be looking for ingredients or formulation technologies that help give brand owners an added edge in efficacy and function, provide overall benefits to the end user and are also relatively easy to formulate with. This category will also require the submission of six formulation samples per entry, for the judges to test.
Best Indie Beauty Brand – How innovative is the product, does it break new ground, what does the consumer get out of it, what does the presentation of the product look like and how effective is the marketing campaign are the points the judges will be looking out for here.
Readers’ Choice, Beauty Industry Woman of the Year – Cosmetics Design readers are invited to nominate the female beauty industry professional they feel has been a real game changer, has been a mentor or provided career support and constantly demonstrated valuable leadership skills.
To make a submission into any of these award categories, please click here.