2018 INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SHORTLIST AWARDS – DATES & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DIARY DATES

2018 International Beauty Shortlist Awards

ENTRIES OPEN: FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

ENTRIES CLOSE: FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER

Early Bird entry rate – last day Friday 15 September

SHORTLISTED BRANDS will be announced end of FEBRUARY

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON AWARDS DAY (March 2018 – date tbc)

If you have a question about the awards, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Hannah at hannahbeautyshortlist@gmail.com.

Our awards are the largest, completely independent beauty awards in the UK and went global for the first time in 2017, attracting entries from 38 countries. Our awards are especially trusted by consumers because the products are thoroughly judged by experts, there’s no voting or favouritism or financial behind the scenes tie-ins with any brands.

The products with the best scores and most positive feedback, across the board, win.

Last year we were delighted to have cruelty-free campaigner and red carpet makeup artist Justine Jenkins (Fearne Cotton and Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson) join our judging panel alongside celebrity makeup artist Lauren Kay.

How to Enter

Entering is a quick, 3-step process:

  1. Complete the online entry form which will be on the site when entries open on or just before Friday 1 September 2017.
  2. Complete your entry fee (either at the early bird rate £60/per product entered which will apply until Friday 15 September, or the special flat fee of £200 for multiple entries or individual product fee thereafter, until entries close). The regular entry fee of £70/per product and £250 for 5 products or more (maximum 7 products this year) applies after 15 September until entries CLOSE on Friday 17  November).
  3. Then send us two samples of the product(s) you are entering, to the address provided.
  4. The 2018 Awards will be open again to brands in all countries worldwide. Our first International Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2017 (held on 2 March) attracted entries from 38 countries, including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Dubai, UAE, Morocco, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, France, Estonia, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Greece.
  5. These Awards give us a global, first-look eagle-eye view of market, including new packaging and the newest ingredient/formula trends and innovations, and it’s also important to point out that we support small, artisan brands and the big global players equally.
  6. This year’s 2017 MAMA & BABY AWARDS which include skincare, health and baby categories open for entries on Wednesday 12 April (closing in late May). Should you have any queries at all about how to enter, please contact Hannah at hannahbeautyshortlist@gmail.com. The awards will be held in late June – full details will be in the official press announcement on Monday 24 April.

“I love the integrity that shines through these awards, they should be used as everyone’s beauty shopping list”

– Alexia Inge, co-founder, Cult Beauty LONDON

 

“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,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 

 

 

 

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

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

NEW: BEST BEAUTY APP

NEW: BEST BEAUTY BOX

NEW: BEST WELLBEING APP

 

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+)

NEW: BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT (Age 50+)

NEW: 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

 

SKINCARE
BEST DAY MOISTURISER
BEST DAY MOISTURISER WITH INBUILT SPF

BEST NIGHT TREATMENT
BEST NIGHT CREAM

BEST FACIAL OIL

NEW: BEST FACIAL ELIXIR

BEST FACE BALM

BEST FACIAL TONER

NEW: BEST FACE MIST

BEST EXFOLIATING PRODUCT

NEW: BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT FOR ACNE
NEW: 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 ARGAN BRAND
BEST ARGAN PRODUCT

BEST EYE SERUM
BEST EYE CREAM
BEST ADVANCED/TARGETED EYE PRODUCT
BEST EYE REMEDY (instant lift/dark circles, puffiness, etc.)
BEST PRODUCT FOR TIRED EYES/SIGNS OF FATIGUE

CLEANSER

BEST CLEANSER

BEST CREAM CLEANSER

BEST CLEANSER FOR 40+ SKIN

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

BEST OIL CLEANSER

BEST CLEANSING BALM

BEST CLEANSER 40+

BEST MULTI-TASKING BALM
BEST BEAUTY BALM
BEST HEALING BALM

BEST ECZEMA THERAPY

MAKEUP

BEST MAKEUP BRAND – UK
BEST MAKEUP BRAND – INTERNATIONAL
NEW: BEST MAKEUP BRAND (AGE 45+)

BEST PRIMER

BEST EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

BEST MASCARA – natural

BEST MASCARA

BEST MASCARA/LASH GROWTH/SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCT

BEST EYELINER

BEST PRODUCT FOR BROWS

BEST FAKE LASHES

LIPS

BEST LIP BALM

BEST THERAPEUTIC LIP BALM

BEST LIPSTICK

BEST LIP GLOSS

BEST LIP PRODUCT BREAKTHROUGH – Breakthrough

HANDS & BODY

BEST BODY LOTION

BEST BODY BALM/BUTTER

BEST BODY OIL

BEST BODY SCRUB

HANDS

NEW: 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, innovation, etc)

HAIR

BEST HAIR OIL

BEST PRODUCT FOR COLOUR TREATED HAIR

BEST HAIR PERFUME

BEST HAIR TREATMENT (revitaliser/therapy)

BEST HAIR PRODUCT

BEST SHAMPOO

BEST DRY SHAMPOO

BEST HAIR CONDITIONER

 

BATH & BODY WASH CATEGORIES

BEST BATH FOAM/SOAK/SALTS

BEST SHOWER GEL/BODY WASH

BEST BATH OIL

BEST ARTISAN SOAP

 

2018 AWARDS FOR INNOVATION

BEST Beauty Breakthrough – PRODUCT

Best Beauty Breakthrough – Daily SPF Product

Best Beauty Breakthrough – Multi-tasking Primer

BEST BEAUTY SUPPLEMENT/DEVICE/SKINCARE

BEST HEALTH BREAKTHROUGH – Device or Nutritional Product

BEST BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGH – Device/Makeup/Skincare includes Airbrushing Devices, etc.

 

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 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

 

 

THE MEN’S GROOMING CATEGORIES

MEN’S PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

BEST SKINCARE RANGE FOR MEN
BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT FOR MEN

BEST MEN’S FRAGRANCE

BEST MOISTURISER

BEST SHAMPOO

BEST HAIR TREATMENT

BEST BEARD OIL

BEST BEARD PRODUCT

BEST BEARD BALM

BEST MEN’S SERUM

BEST ADVANCED SKINCARE PRODUCT

BEST DAILY MOISTURISER WITH SPF

BEST SUN PROTECTION (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 BALM
BEST POST-SHAVE OIL

BEST BODY WASH

BEST SHAMPOO
BEST CONDITIONER
BEST STYLING PRODUCT

BEST FACE MASK (MEN)

SUPPLEMENTS AND BEAUTY DRINKS

BEST DAILY MULTIVITAMIN

BEST BEAUTY SUPPLEMENTBEST HEALTH SUPPLEMENT

BEST  WELLBEING TEA

BEST HEALTH SNACK

BEST HEALTH FOOD INNOVATION