Just in case we had not told you before….. The FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2013 opened for business yesterday! Anyone wanting to know more about them should check in at the awards site – www.freefromskincareawards.co.uk - where our rather smart new ‘count down clock’ will tell you that you have, at this precise moment, 43 days, 8 hours, 12 minutes and 3 seconds to get your entry in… And to do so, you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org for the entry forms.
The awards are significantly larger in ‘year two’ – twelve categories instead of just three – including Babies, kids and Mums-to-be, Men’s grooming, Face and body oils and serums and Problem Skin Products as well as the ‘Take off’/'Leave on’ Face and Body care products and Make up and nail care categories from last year and two across the board categories: Best ‘FreeFrom’ Skincare Brand and, the champ of the show, Best Overall FreeFrom Skincare Product.
And we are delighted to report not only that the successful team from 2012 – sponsors, NATorigin and associates The Green Beauty Bible and the Allergy+FreeFrom Show – are back on board for 2013, but they at they have been joined by Janey Lee Grace who presented the awards for us last year and will do so again in June this year. We will all be organised, chaperoned and generally kept in line by Alex Gazzola who is not only running our social media and proof-reading our websites (very much needed as some of you may be only too aware….) but will be running this year’s awards. So please don’t anyone offer him any more jobs – we have already got him fully booked!!!
We were very agreeably surprised last year by the number of entries we got in our very first year and if the interest shown since (and the 34% increase in entrants to the FreeFrom Food Awards for which entry closed last month) is anything to go by, we will be awash in body oils, afloat on moisturisers and our skins will glow with buttery balms….
To help launch the new awards, SkinsMatter is launching its own monthly e-newsletter this weekend – free to all who might enjoy it, you can sign up right here. And just to give you a flavour, issue one will include:
• Kelly Rose Bradford reviewing the best aloe vera based skincare products
• Tony Frost exploring whether water softening treatments can help eczema
• Rowena Wilson advising on make up and skincare for those with rosacea
and that is just for starters….