The original deadline was Monday, February 26th, so we have listened to your pleas for more time to get submissions in by extending the deadline to Monday, March 5th.
This gives you a whole extra week to get your submissions in for the five indie beauty and five ingredients categories, If you have an outstanding product or products launched on the market in the last year ago, don’t let it go unnoticed.
Below are the ten award categories. Simply pinpoint one or several that are relevant to your company and make your submission. All the details for the categories and the submission process can be accessed by clicking on this link to the dedicated Beauty Industry Awards website.
The Award Categories:
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 register your interest in the awards, please click here.