The SkinsMatter FreeFrom Skin Care Awards are into their 4th year and we proudly stock many brands here at Sophia’s Choice who have won some of their respected awards.
"The Awards, run by Skins Matter, in association with Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible and the Allergy & Free From Show, seek out the best in 'free from' skincare, by manufacturers who create cosmetic products without the use of some of the key allergens, artificial compounds and other problematic or undesirable ingredients which many seek to avoid."
Image courtesy of SkinsMatter FreeFrom Awards 2015
Each accepted entry into the awards is submitted to 6 experienced Beauty Bible testers to undergo a month of rigorous testing. The testing period ends in a shortlist of products for each of the 13 categories which then go on to be judged further in the hope that they will win one of the 3 awards; gold, silver and bronze on offer in each category.
I sadly wasn’t able to make the awards ceremony this year which takes place at the Love Natural Love Organic & The Allergy Show. However, I was exceptionally proud to see that once again many of the brands we stock took home an award and a couple won their very first award too – yay!
So who were our winners on the day?
Bloom Remedies have had an amazing few years picking up some great awards for their wonderful products and this year is no exception. As well as winning Gold for their Daily Revive Moisturiser with the Green Parent Awards, Marie took home Gold for her Men's Daily Moisturiser in the Men’s Grooming category and to top it all won the overall Best FreeFrom Skin Care Product 2015 ! Wow, Marie must be walking on air.
To say I am proud is an understatement. As a small business myself, I know how much hard work goes into making things run smoothly. When you don’t have a big team behind you helping to share the load, it can seem like a tall order to get your brand and products out there to a wider audience. So when they start winning awards and giving the bigger names a run for their money, it makes me smile. It also helps to raise awareness of some really great brands out there. We are very lucky indeed to have such a vast choice now.
Were any of you at the Love Organic Love Natural or The Allergy Show this year? What were your thoughts on the day and the award winners? I’ll be waiting with excitement to see how many other new brands we’ll see popping up in the SkinsMatter FreeFrom Awards 2016.