Winners of the FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2017
While we tally up the results from our own Beauty Bible Awards, we thought you'd love to hear the results from the excellent FreeFrom Skincare Awards, set up by author and editor Michelle Berriedale-Johnson in line with our Beauty Bible testing principles. As Michelle explains: 'The FreeFrom Skin Care Awards are designed to celebrate and encourage skincare and cosmetics manufacturers who create products that exclude many of the allergens, chemicals, fragrances and artificial additives associated with skin and health concerns, ethical and environmental worries, and which may appeal to those looking for purer or more natural cosmetics and products for their skin, including those with problem skin conditions.'
'Each accepted entry,' Michelle continues, 'is initially submitted to four experienced Beauty Bible testers to undergo a rigorous month of "real life" testing. Their feedback is then collated and used to draw up a shortlist of products, which then go forward to our expert roundtable panel of judges, who choose products to receive bronze, silver and gold 'medals' within their categories.'
So: maybe you were among those testers. And even if you weren't, we know you'll be interested in those gold medal-winners. Just click on any of the product names to find them on-line – and for the rest of the results, visit skinsmatter.com.
Best Overall FreeFrom Skincare Product Benecos Classic Lip Balm/£2.45 for 4.8g
FreeFrom Achievement Award Honesty Protect Nourishing Cleanse Balm/£15 for 90ml
Best FreeFrom Skincare Brand Bloomtown Botanicals
Family Skincare (sponsored by NATorigin) Siskyn Skincare Oils, Rosehip & Tamanu Scars & Stretchmark Body Oil/£34 for 150ml
Men's Grooming (sponsored byBeauty Kitchen Rosalena) Beauty & The Beast Face Oil/£42 for 15ml
Hair Care Green People, Neutral Scent Free Shampoo/£12.50 for 200ml
Body Care ('Leave On') Organic Surge, Fresh Ocean Hand and Body Lotion/£7.95 for 250ml
Body Care ('Wash Off') Bloomtown Botanicals Sweet Almond & Shea Sugar Scrub in "The Meadow"/£12 for 285g
Face and Body Oils and Oil Serums Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Rose Otto Nourishing Face Serum/£37 for 20ml
Make Up Jane Iredale Active Light Under Eye Concealer in 2/£25 for 2g
Hand, Nail and Footcare Bloom Remedies Peppermint & Lemongrass Footbalm/£9 for 50g
Hard Soaps Living Naturally Oat Milk & Calendula Soapnut Soap/£4 for 90g
Lip Balms (Sponsored by Green People) Benecos Classic Lip Balm/£2.45 for 4.8g
Face Care ('Leave On') (Sponsored by Bare & Beyond) AEOS Realive Serum/£105 for 50ml
Face Care ('Wash Off') Nyasa London Pure Glow Cleansing Balm/£50 for 100ml
Problem Skin Mrs Frisbee’s All Naturals Tattoo Aftercare Balm/£4.95 for 15g
‘Fresh and Fragrant’ Neal’s Yard Remedies Peppermint & Lime Organic Roll on Deodorant/£8 for 50ml