Here’s your chance to see your skincare products recognised by Britain’s biggest premium weekly magazine for women with Stylist Skincare Awards 2013. Scroll down to read about this year's categories, entry instructions, and to download an entry form using the PDF attachment at the bottom of this article
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Stylist is serious about skincare
The first free, premium weekly magazine for women in the UK, Stylist has rapidly become a media phenomenon since its launch in October 2009.
The magazine has set a new standard of positive, intelligent, thoughtful journalism and our editorial team has been awarded for its efforts; this year alone the Stylist beauty team were nominated for 15 awards in total, walking away with Best Weekly Journalist, Journalist Of The Year and Highly Commended Rising Star at the Johnson & Johnson awards, Highly Commended New Specialist Journalist Of The Year at the PTC New Talent awards and the Rodial Beauty Award for Best Shortlead Beauty Pages – a feat unparalleled by any other beauty team.
Stylist’s beauty pages have quickly become an authority in a competitive and broad editorial landscape, providing thought-provoking, original stories: from tasking ourselves to revolutionise the way we define our skin types, through to our groundbreaking investigation into the genuine efficacy of skincare treatments. Our commitment to boundary-pushing, cutting edge skincare is second to none, and is an area we’re wholly passionate about as a team.
The Stylist Skincare Awards have fast become a trusted and respected benchmark of quality in the industry – and a trusted, well-loved guide for our loyal ABC1 readership.
This year's categories
BEST LUXURY CLEANSER
A staple of every woman’s beauty arsenal, the winning cleanser should genuinely stand out in its ability to truly clear the skin.
BEST FACE EXFOLIATOR
BEST LUXURY FACE EXFOLIATOR
Judges will be looking for exfoliating scrubs with a difference, those that effectively remove dead skin cells without harming the surface of the skin.
BEST DAY CREAM
BEST LUXURY DAY CREAM
The winning products will demonstrate a real point of difference in the market, leaving judges with a sense of quality, value and efficacy.
BEST LUXURY ANTI-AGER
To stand out in this category, products should show a commitment to technology and provide impressive, tangible results.
BEST EYE CREAM
BEST LUXURY EYE CREAM
Gel, lotion or serums, the winning eye product should combat a variety of eye concerns – from fine lines to puffiness.
BEST NIGHT TREATMENT
BEST LUXURY NIGHT TREATMENT
The winning night treatments will need to wow the judges by offering a hit of overnight, intensive nourishment.
BEST BODY LOTION
BEST LUXURY BODY LOTION
To stand out from the crowd, the winning products will need to enrich and soften the skin and provide effective, long-lasting hydration.
BEST BODY SCRUB
BEST LUXURY BODY SCRUB
The judges will be looking for the best skin-smoothing scrub, which is a pleasure to use and leaves skin gleaming.
BEST SUN PROTECTION
BEST LUXURY SUN PROTECTION
From SPF to texture and fragrance, the winners of these categories will show their protection is unbeatable.
BEST LUXURY SELF-TAN
The formulas that give an even, realistic colour and provide ease of application will be contenders for this category.
BEST FACIAL TREATMENT
This new category celebrates life-changing facials that not only remedy any skincare woes, but provide an all-round intensive skincare experience. They must have been developed in the last two years.
The criteria for entry
- The luxury categories are eligible to products priced £20 and over
- All other categories are eligible to products priced £19.99 and under
- All products must have been launched since 1 May 2011 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, and therefore do not need to be entered separately.
LAUNCH OF THE YEAR
LUXURY LAUNCH OF THE YEAR
The winners of this category will be the most innovative and exciting skincare products to launch in the last 12 months.
BEST CLASSIC BUY
The winner of this category will be the ultimate skincare essential, in which our judges trust time and again. It can either be luxury or non-luxury but unlike the other categories, will have launched longer than two years ago.
How to enter the Stylist Skincare Awards
There are 21 categories for you to enter – with a further three honorary awards, the winners of which will be decided by the Stylist beauty team and a panel of expert judges.
IMPORTANT: Each product must be less than two years old to qualify as a new launch.
All entries to the Stylist Skincare Awards must be received, by post, no later than 31 MAY 2013
- First, decide which category your product is to be entered into. See above for the full list of judging criteria.
- Then, download an entry form by scrolling down to the bottom of this article and downloading the PDF document attached. Print it out and fill in the details. Please also include the official press release.
- Include one product for each entry along with your entry form, the official press release and any other supporting material together in the entry pack.
- For the new facials category, please include details and a press release for the relevant treatment ensuring that it is less than two years old.
- Send your entry pack – clearly labelled Stylist Skincare Awards – to Stylist Beauty Team, Stylist, 26-34 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QA
- If your product is shortlisted, the Stylist beauty team will contact you to request three more samples for our judges to test.
Questions? Please email Stylist beauty assistant Anita Bhagwandas on Anita.Bhagwandas@stylist.co.uk