ENTRY FORM FOR THE 2018 BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS

beauty – grooming – health – nutrition – innovation – home fragrance – aromatherapy

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

2018 ENTRY FORM

Entry Process

  1. Please submit the form or email Hannah hannahbeautyshortlist@gmail.com with up to 6 products (please insert the 6th product if entering six, in the COMMENTS box).
  2. You will receive the Next Steps email within 24 hours with information
  3. Closing date & samples deadline is Friday 17 November.
  4. The Awards are on Friday 2 March 2018.
  5. Entries are £70/product, or £250 flat fee for 4-6 products. Every product will automatically be entered by us into ALL relevant categories at no extra cost.

ABOUT OUR AWARDS

Our Awards are now the largest, 100% independent beauty and wellness awards in the UK. No sponsors. No ads. No voting.

Launched in 2012, The Beauty Shortlist Awards went global for the first time in 2017, attracting entries from 38 countries.

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

AURELIA SKINCARE 

Judging takes place during a 6 month window. Every product is thoroughly tested and evaluated for efficacy, texture, scent, packaging, and numerous other factors.

Our Awards are well known for their transparency and integrity and absolute lack of any bias. The event gives us a unique, global,  eagle-eye first look at the current beauty, wellness and men’s grooming market, from innovative new packaging to the most interesting, breakthrough ingredient trends.  We support the smaller, artisan brands and big global players equally and we are known for being early adopters. Every product is judged on its own merits and ranked and critiqued by the judges (our judges are based in the UK, USA and Australia).

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 such as natural beauty boutique Content Beauty, Selfridges, Liberty of London, Fortnum & Mason, John Lewis, Fenwick, etc.

 

“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 diversity…”

LEE KYNASTON

Grooming Guru, Men’s Health, Stella Magazine

NO SPONSORS, NO ADS, NO VOTING

We do not accept sponsorship offers and we don’t run ads, which is one of the reasons The Beauty Shortlist Awards are implicitly trusted by consumers, ever since their first year in 2012. There is no voting, favouritism of any kind, or financial behind the scenes tie-in with any brand whatsoever.

2018 JUDGING PANEL

We are delighted to have cruelty-free campaigner, humane ambassador and red carpet makeup artist Justine Jenkins (Fearne Cotton and Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson) return for a second year to our LONDON judging panel. 

Our global panel for 2018 comprises 23 (5 more than 2017) beauty and wellbeing experts including male judges for men’s grooming in the UNITED KINGDOM.  We’re thrilled to have the founders of London gentlemen’s grooming retailer Regal Gentleman back again.

New this year to our UK judging team are wellness and nutrition coach, yoga teacher and beauty expert Amber Macintosh (Dandelion Wellbeing) and contributing beauty editor and founder of beauty and lifestyle blog MummyMode Helen Wilson-Beevers (Stylenest, Marie Claire & Cosmpolitan). Also helping us once again are health food and beauty writer Samantha Hadadi (The Nourished Naturally) and spa reviewer, beauty and lifestyle writer Michaela Deasy-Smith @LaPetiteAussie.

Overseas:

AUSTRALIA Holly Spierings, founder of Byron Bay makeup brand Eye of Horus and for men’s grooming, eco-luxe skincare blogger Arjun Sudhir (JustAskArjun)

USA TV fashion stylist and on-air presenter Dawn Del Russo (E! Entertainment, Cosmopolitan and Access Hollywood Live, Vogue Italia and more) and her sister New York makeup artist and Divalicious NY writer Denise Del Russo.

Entry Fees & Invoices

£70/product (one product can be entered into multiple categories)

Special flat fee £250 for 4-6 products. 6 products is the cap this year.

ENTRY DEADLINE (also deadline for samples to reach the judges) is Friday 17 November 2017.

“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

The KONJAC SPONGE COMPANY 

 

THE CATEGORIES

BEAUTY – MEN’S GROOMING – HEALTH & HEALTH FOODS – HOME FRAGRANCE & AROMATHERAPY

 

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 March 2018, and please note that if you are entering a brand or product (e.g. for the category below) that launches before 1 March 2018 we will need full retail packaging/final formula, pre-launch samples, 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)