Here’s your chance to see your skincare products recognised by Britain’s biggest premium weekly magazine for women with the Stylist Skincare Awards 2015. Scroll down to read about this year's categories, entry instructions, and to download an entry form using the PDF link at the bottom of this article.
Stylist is fanatical about great skincare.
As the first free, premium weekly magazine for women in the UK, Stylist has become a media phenomenon since its launch in October 2009. The magazine has set a new standard of positive, intelligent, thoughtful journalism. Stylist’s beauty pages have become an authority in a competitive and broad editorial landscape, providing thought-provoking, original stories. In the past 12 months, the Stylist beauty team has been nominated for an outstanding number of awards. Meanwhile, from a reader’s perspective, the Stylist Skincare Awards have fast become a trusted and respected benchmark of quality in the industry – and a well-loved guide for our loyal ABC1 readership.
This year's categories
A staple of every woman’s beauty arsenal, the winning product should be both outstandingly effective in cleansing the skin and an utter joy to use.
Judges will be looking for exfoliating products that effortlessly remove dead skin cells without scratching the surface of the skin.
Potent, powerful and capable of transforming skin in record time, the winning serum will add a boost to any skincare regime.
BEST EYE CREAM
To stand out in this category, products must show a commitment to modern-day technology with impressive, tangible results.
BEST DAY CREAM
The winner will demonstrate a real point of difference in the market, leaving judges with a sense of quality, value and efficacy.
BEST FACE MASK
The product worthy of this award will offer both instant and long-term skin-improving results, with a spa-standard sense of indulgence.
BEST ORGANIC PRODUCT
The winner of this category will prove to our judging panel that a natural, skin-friendly and earth-friendly formula can pack as much punch as its non-organic rivals – if not more.
The winner of this award will be practical and safe to use, and bring clinical skin results into the comfort of the home.
BEST SELF TAN
The formula that gives an even, realistic colour pay-off with an ease of application will be a leading contender in this category.
BEST BODY SCRUB
The judges will be looking for the best skin-smoothing scrub, which is both a pleasure to use and leaves skin gleaming.
BEST SUN PROTECTION FOR BODY
From sun protection to texture and fragrance, the judges will be looking for a well-rounded formula that feels as luxurious as a body cream.
BEST FACIAL TREATMENT
Deliberated over by the Stylist beauty team, this category celebrates the gold standard of facials brought to market in the past two years that can truly remedy skincare woes.
An often overlooked – but important – step in a woman’s routine, the winning deodorant will offer long-lasting protection with built-in skin benefits.
BEST SUN PROTECTION FOR FACE
Judges will be looking for a non-greasy formula and a long-lasting, high protection factor that can stand up against skin’s most ferocious damager, the sun.
BEST BLEMISH TREATMENT
Yielding fast-acting results, the winning blemish treatment will be both spot-minimising and skin-repairing.
BEST NIGHT TREATMENT
The winning treatment will need to wow our judges – and our readers – by offering a hit of intensive overnight skin nourishment.
BEST BODY LOTION
The winning product in this category will need to enrich and soften the skin and provide effective, long-lasting hydration.
BEST SHOWER GEL
The winner of this category will offer skin nourishing benefits far beyond a typical body wash.
BEST HAND CREAM
This category calls for a nourishing, non-greasy formula that softens and hydrates hands effortlessly
The criteria for entry
All products must have been launched since 10 April 2013 and be on sale in the UK now
Stylist's special awards criteria for entry
The winners of these categories are selected by the expert judges from all of the other entries – as well as Stylist’s award-winning beauty team – and therefore do not need to be entered separately.
BEST CLASSIC BUY
The winner of this award will be practical and effective for almost all skin types, and have proven itself to be an essential part of the modern skincare kit. As such, we don’t require products to be sent in.
FORMULA OF THE YEAR
The winner of this category will be the most innovative and exciting skincare product launch in the last 12 months, as selected from this year’s winners.
How to enter the Stylist Skincare Awards
There are 19 categories to enter, with a further two honorary awards decided by the Stylist beauty team and a panel of expert judges. Each product must be less than two years old to qualify. All entries for the Stylist Skincare Awards must be received by post no later than Friday 10 April 2015. All products must have launched between April 2013 and April 2015 and be on sale in the UK.
Firstly, decide which category your product is to be entered into. See above for the full list of judging criteria. Products may be entered for more than one category if relevant and brands can enter multiple categories
Download the entry form below, print it out and fill in the details. Please include the official press release, including the product’s original launch date, and any other supporting material labelled Stylist Skincare Awards – to Stylist Beauty Team, Stylist, Shortlist Media Ltd, 26-34 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QA.
For the treatment category, please include price details and a press release for the relevant treatment, ensuring that it is both available nationwide and less than two years old.
Send your entry pack – clearly labelled Stylist Skincare Awards – to Stylist Beauty Team, Stylist, Shortlist Media Ltd, 26-34 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QA
If your product is shortlisted, the Stylist beauty team will contact you to request additional samples for our judges to test.
Feel free to encourage votes for your product on social media by using #StylistSkincareAwards
Questions? Please email Stylist Beauty Assistant Shannon Peter on firstname.lastname@example.org