Free From Skincare Awards 2015 to open on 2 February

The fourth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards open this year on 2 February 2014. Run by skincare health site Skins Matter, the Awards celebrate the best skincare products that are ‘free from’ allergens and other ingredients which many consumers now look to avoid.

This year there are thirteen categories, including a new ‘Fresh and Fragrant’ category for fragrances, personal hygiene and oral care. Returning categories include Family Skincare (sponsored by longstanding supporters NATorigin), Men’s Grooming, Hair Care, Oils and Serums, and the ever-popular Problem Skin.

The Awards seek out products with strong natural qualities, formulated for skin health, or which are suitable for people with skin or other sensitivities and allergies. They reward beneficial ingredients, the absence of undesirable ingredients, and clear, accurate labelling.

“We’re particularly excited about the new ‘Fresh and Fragrant’ category, because it means many companies specialising only in perfumes and scents, toothpastes and mouthwashes, and feminine hygiene will be able to enter the Awards for the first time,” said Alex Gazzola, the Awards co-ordinator.

The Awards will again be run in association with founding partners, The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible and the Love Natural Love Organic Show.

Details of categories, rules, entry criteria, sponsorship, publicity and previous years’ winners are at