THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS – ENTRY FORM & DIARY DATES

THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS

“We love the integrity that shines through, these Awards should be used as everyone’s beauty shopping list”  – Cult Beauty, London

Early bird entries are now OPEN (official announcement 1 September)

Please use the ENTRY FORM below or alternatively email Hannah with the products you wish to enter  hannahbeautyshortlist@gmail.com

8 Years of Beauty (this month!)

Thank you for being the best part of them

The Beauty Shortlist launched on 9 August 2009, and we’ve just celebrated our 8th birthday (thank you for all the Instagram messages!)

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Friday 1 September 2017:   2018 Awards Press Announcements

August 2017:    Early Bird Entries now open, early bird samples must reach us by 15 September

Friday 17 November:   Entries Close & Final Samples Deadline. Please don’t be late!

March 2018:     Awards Day (date tbc shortly)

Questions/Assistance:  Please email Hannah at hannahbeautyshortlist@gmail.com

 

2018 ONLINE ENTRY FORM

Please complete the form below

NOTE: This year year we are automatically entering all products submitted into ALL applicable categories, so that you do not have to select the individual categories unless you’d prefer to.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE ENTERING THE MAX OF 6 PRODUCTS, PLEASE ADD THE 6TH PRODUCT IN THE COMMENTS BOX

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS

Our Awards are the largest, 100% independent beauty and wellness awards in the UK.

The Beauty Shortlist Awards went global for the first time in 2017, attracting entries from 38 countries.

Judging takes place during a 6 month window. In 2017 our panel comprised 20 judges based in the UK, US and Australia, with additional judges for the Men’s Grooming categories. Every product is thoroughly tested.

NO SPONSORSHIP, NO ADS, NO VOTING

We do not accept sponsorship offers or run ads, which is one of the reasons The Beauty Shortlist Awards have gained such consumer (and brand) trust. There is no voting, favouritism or financial behind the scenes tie-in with any brand whatsoever.

OUR JUDGES: 2018 PANEL TO BE ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER

For 2017,  we were delighted to have cruelty-free campaigner and red carpet makeup artist Justine Jenkins (Fearne Cotton and Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson) join our LONDON judging panel alongside celebrity makeup artist Lauren Kay. Our global panel comprised 18 beauty and wellbeing experts (including male judges for men’s grooming) in the UNITED KINGDOM (incl. the founders of gentlemen’s grooming retailer Regal Gentleman) AUSTRALIA (Irene Falcone, CEO of Australia’s leading natural health and beauty retailer Nourished Life) and the USA (TV fashion stylist Dawn Del Russo, E! Entertainment, Cosmopolitan and Access Hollywood) and her sister New York makeup artist and Divalicious NY writer Denise Del Russo).

How to Enter

  1. After you have submitted your Online Entry Form, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours, with the Next Steps on how to complete your entry.
  2. Then send us two samples of each product you wish to enter for 2018, to the address we will provide. International brands can send samples to our US or Australian judges if they prefer – or to us in London.
  3. Brands may enter up to 6 (SIX) products in total this year. There is no need to nominate categories, as we automatically apply each entry received to all relevant categories.

ENTRY FEES & INVOICES

All entries are automatically invoiced. Early bird entry fees for entries from 8 August to 15 September are £60 (no VAT)/product or a special flat rate of £200 for 4-6 products, max, reverting to £70/product and £250 for 4-6 on 15 September 2017.

CLOSING DATE is Friday 17 November 2017.

Samples do need to be with us by 5pm on that date so don’t be late!

About The Beauty Shortlist Awards

  • Our Awards are UK’s largest, completely independent, non-sponsored beauty, health and men’s grooming Awards
  • 2018 will mark Year 7, and the second year the Awards are global
  • Every entry is properly, thoroughly tested and evaluated by our judges
  • There is NO voting, to avoid favouritism/voting strategies that could skew a genuine result
  • The judges do not communicate with each other so each judging sheet, submitted to us by February 2018 is completely confidential

Our Awards are well known for their transparency and integrity, and complete lack of any bias. This annual event gives us a global,  eagle-eye first look at the current market – from innovative packaging to the newest ingredient trends.  We support the smaller, artisan brands and big global players equally and we are known for being very early adopters.

Numerous fledgling/start-up brands that have won or been placed in our Awards have subsequently gone on to be stocked at London’s top retailers including natural beauty boutique Content Beauty, Selfridges, Liberty of London, Fortnum & Mason, John Lewis, Fenwick, etc.

“The Beauty Shortlist’s annual awards are enormously credible within the industry and are a very important part of our yearly strategy” – AURELIA SKINCARE

“There are lots of beauty awards around these days but The Beauty Shortlist Awards are one of my absolute favourites because of their sheer breadth and the diversity of the products up for a gong. And now they include men’s grooming, so there’s one more reason for me to follow them!”

LEE KYNASTON, Online Grooming Editor, MEN’S HEALTH, STELLA Magazine columnist, & founder of Grooming Guru

“The Konjac Sponge Company is so proud to be a holder of several trusted and respected Beauty Shortlist Awards. The excitement, buzz and recognition of the Beauty Shortlist awards speaks volumes to our consumers. This is such a valued accolade for our company.”

MICHELE RILEY, founder, The KONJAC SPONGE COMPANY 

 

CATEGORIES

MAIN BRAND CATEGORIES FOR 2018

BEST BRITISH SKINCARE BRAND 2018 – UK

BEST SKINCARE BRAND – INTERNATIONAL

 

NEW: BEST SKINCARE BRAND 2018 – AUSTRALIA

NEW: BEST SKINCARE BRAND – USA

NEW: BEST SKINCARE BRAND – SCANDINAVIA

 

BEST NEW SKINCARE LAUNCH 2017/8 – BRAND

(i.e. launched between 1 April 2017 and 1 February 2018, note, if you are entering a brand or product (e.g. for the category below) that will be launching after entries close on 17 November, we can still judge it, but we will need full retail packaging/finished product, with full labels, INCI, etc.)

BEST NEW SKINCARE LAUNCH 2017/8 – PRODUCT

BEST NATURAL/ORGANIC SKINCARE BRAND – UK

BEST NATURAL/ORGANIC SKINCARE BRAND – INTERNATIONAL

NEW: BEST NATURAL/ORGANIC SKINCARE BRAND – AUSTRALIA

NEW: BEST NATURAL/ORGANIC SKINCARE BRAND – USA

NEW: BEST NATURAL/ORGANIC SKINCARE BRAND – SCANDINAVIA

 

 

AGE TARGETED CATEGORIES

NEW: BEST AGE-TARGETED SKINCARE BRAND (Age 40+)

NEW: BEST AGE-TARGETED SKINCARE BRAND (Age 45+)

NEW: BEST AGE-TARGETED SKINCARE BRAND (Age 50+)

BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT (Age 40+)

BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT (Age 45+)

BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT (Age 50+)

BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT (age 60+)

 

BEST VALUE HIGH STREET BEAUTY BRAND – MAKEUP

BEST VALUE HIGH STREET BEAUTY BRAND – HAIR

BEST VALUE HIGH STREET BEAUTY BRAND – SKINCARE

 

BEST AROMATHERAPY BRAND

BEST BEE BEAUTY BRAND

BEST FAIRTRADE/SUSTAINABLE BRAND

BEST GIVE-BACK BRAND

BEST LUXURY SPA BRAND

BEST VALUE SPA BRAND

 

DAY & NIGHT MOISTURISERS, BALMS, SERUMS, MASKS

BEST DAY MOISTURISER

BEST DAY MOISTURISER WITH INBUILT SPF

BEST NIGHT TREATMENT (any skincare product – mask, serum, etc)

BEST NIGHT MOISTURISER

BEST FACIAL OIL

BEST BEAUTY BALM

BEST FACIAL TONER

BEST FACE MIST

BEST EXFOLIATOR

BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT FOR ACNE
BEST SKINCARE RANGE FOR ACNE

BEST FACE MASK – detox
BEST FACE MASK – age delay
BEST FACE MASK -natural
BEST FACE MASK -innovation

BEST DAILY SERUM (Age 40+)

BEST ADVANCED INTENSIVE SERUM

BEST AGE DELAY SERUM

BEST AGE DELAY BEAUTY PRODUCT

BEST ADVANCED/TARGETED EYE PRODUCT

BEST EYE REMEDY (targeted: instant lift/dark circles, puffiness, etc.)

 

 

THE CLEANSERS

BEST CLEANSER

BEST CLEANSING BALM

BEST CREAM CLEANSER

BEST CLEANSER FOR 40+ SKIN

BEST ALL IN ONE CLEANSER (including eye makeup/eye area)

BEST CLEANSING OIL

BEST CLEANSER 40+

 

BEAUTY BALMS

BEST MULTI-TASKING BALM

BEST BEAUTY BALM

BEST HEALING BALM

BEST ECZEMA THERAPY

 

MAKEUP

BEST MAKEUP BRAND – UK

BEST MAKEUP BRAND – INTERNATIONAL

BEST NATURAL MAKEUP BRAND – UK

BEST NATURAL MAKEUP BRAND – USA

BEST NATURAL MAKEUP BRAND – AUSTRALIA

BEST NATURAL MAKEUP BRAND – SCANDINAVIA

NEW: BEST MAKEUP BRAND (AGE 40+)

NEW: BEST MAKEUP BRAND (Age 50+)

BEST PRIMER

BEST EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

BEST NATURAL OR SENSITIVE EYES MASCARA

BEST MASCARA

BEST MASCARA/LASH GROWTH/SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCT

BEST EYELINER

BEST PRODUCT FOR BROWS

BEST FAKE LASHES

 

FOUNDATION/TINTED MOISTURISERS

BEST FOUNDATION

BEST POWDER FOUNDATION (with or without SPF)

BEST TINTED MOISTURISER

BEST TINTED MOISTURISER WITH SPF

BEST LUMINOSITY-BOOSTING PRODUCT (HIGHLIGHTER, ILLUMINATING TM, etc)

BEST CONCEALER

 

LIPS

BEST LIP BALM

BEST LIP TINT (INCLUDES TINTED LIP BALMS)

BEST THERAPEUTIC LIP BALM

BEST LIPSTICK

BEST LIP GLOSS

BEST LIP PRODUCT BREAKTHROUGH – Breakthrough

 

BODY 

BEST BODY LOTION

BEST BODY BALM/BUTTER

BEST BODY OIL

BEST BODY SCRUB

BEST BODY SERUM

 

DEODORANT/TOOTHPASTE/PERSONAL CARE/FOOT BALMS/ALLERGIES

BEST NATURAL DEODORANT

BEST TOOTHPASTE

BEST TEETH WHITENING PRODUCT

BEST ORAL CARE PRODUCT

BEST FOOT BALM

BEST PRODUCT FOR ALLERGIES (e.g. hayfever)

 

HANDS

BEST HAND SERUM

BEST EVERY DAY HAND CREAM

BEST INTENSIVE THERAPY HAND CREAM

BEST HAND WASH

 

NAILS

BEST NAIL PRODUCT
BEST NAIL BRAND
BEST FREE FROM NAIL BRAND
BEST NAIL TREATMENT/THERAPY/BREAKTHROUGH  (strengthener, growth, unique innovation, etc)

 

HAIR

BEST HAIR OIL

BEST PRODUCT FOR COLOUR TREATED HAIR

BEST HAIR PERFUME

BEST HAIR TREATMENT (revitaliser/therapy)

BEST HAIR PRODUCT OF 2018

BEST SHAMPOO

BEST DRY SHAMPOO

BEST HAIR CONDITIONER

BEST HAIR MASK

 

BATH & BODY WASH CATEGORIES

BEST BATH FOAM/SOAK/SALTS

BEST SHOWER GEL/BODY WASH

BEST BATH OIL

BEST ARTISAN SOAP

 

INNOVATION

BEST BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGH – PRODUCT

BEST BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGH – Daily SPF Product (tinted moisturiser, SPF, SPF/blur, etc)

BEST BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGH – Multi-tasking Product

BEST BEAUTY SUPPLEMENT

BEST BEAUTY DEVICE (electronic/battery)

 

 

AROMATHERAPY & FRAGRANCE

BEST NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH 2017/8 – BRAND

BEST NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH 2017/8 – PRODUCT

BEST FRAGRANCE

BEST CANDLE

BEST HOME FRAGRANCE PRODUCT (eg ROOM SPRAY)

BEST REED DIFFUSER

BEST ROOM SPRAY

BEST AROMATHERAPY PRODUCT (3 sub-categories: HOME – BATH – BEAUTY)

BEST STRESS-LESS PRODUCT (3 sub-categories: HOME – BATH – BEAUTY)

 

SUN PROTECTION & SELF-TANNING CATEGORIES

BEST SPF – FACE
BEST SPF – BODY
NEW: BEST HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORTS SPF
NEW: BEST EXTREME SUN PROTECTION SPF
NEW: BEST DAILY SPF
NEW: BEST ADVANCED ANTI-AGEING SPF PRODUCT (moisturiser/SPF)

BEST SELF-TANNER – FACE
BEST SELF-TANNER – LEGS
BEST SELF-TANNER – BODY

 

MEN’S GROOMING

MEN’S PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

BEST SKINCARE RANGE FOR MEN
BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT FOR MEN

BEST MEN’S FRAGRANCE – DAY

BEST MEN’S FRAGRANCE – NIGHT

BEST NEW LAUNCH 2017-8 (skincare, fragrance, hair or body)

BEST FACE MASK

BEST MOISTURISER

BEST SHAMPOO

BEST HAIR TREATMENT

BEST BEARD OIL

BEST BEARD PRODUCT

BEST BEARD BALM

BEST PRE-SHAVE PRODUCT

BEST POST-SHAVE PRODUCT

BEST MEN’S SERUM

BEST ADVANCED SKINCARE PRODUCT

BEST DAILY MOISTURISER WITH SPF

BEST SUN PROTECTION (HIGH PERFORMANCE/SPORT)

BEST CLEANSER

BEST FACE WASH

BEST BODY WASH

BEST POST-SPORTS/WORKOUT HAIR & BODY OR BODY WASH

 

SHAVING

BEST RAZOR/SHAVER

BEST SHAVING PRODUCT (cream, gel or oil)
BEST POST-SHAVE PRODUCT
BEST PRE-SHAVE PRODUCT

 

SUPPLEMENTS, HEALTH FOOD

BEST ENERGY BAR

BEST SUPERGREEN MIX

BEST VITAMIN PRODUCT

BEST BEAUTY SUPPLEMENT

BEST HEALTH SUPPLEMENT

BEST  WELLBEING TEA

BEST HEALTH SNACK

BEST HEALTH FOOD INNOVATION

BEST HEALTH OR BEAUTY SUPPLEMENT (eg powder, collagen, etc)