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In this blog I would like to shine a Spotlight on 2020 Winners of the Global Green Beauty Awards.
But, before I do. Here are some key dates for your diaries regarding this year’s awards!
May 30th 2021 - Awards entries close
The 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards are open, but i thought it would be nice if we look back at last year's winners. Some great ethical brands in a sea of quality competition all striving to be more green and clean in the beauty industry.
Here are all the winners from last year. https://www.globalmakeupawards.com/2020-global-green-beauty-awards.html#/
Last year two amazing products shared the Gold Award for The Best Ethical Beauty Product .
The first was Dr. PAWPAW for their Scrub and Nourish Lip Scrub and Lip Balm duo. This vegan product comes in beautiful and eye-catching packaging (100% recyclable with recycling instructions, naturally) and is multi-use as it can also be used on hands, heels and elsewhere to treat dry skin and flakey dry patches.
Dr. PAWPAW’S story began in 2013 when married couple Johnnie and Pauline found out that their little girl was suffering from eczema. At this point, unable to find a cream without steroids to treat her, they decided to create alternative natural solution themselves. The team has a strong sense of values and all their products, which are stocked all over the world, are animal cruelty-free and certified by PETA.
Dr. PAWPAW shared their award with Deardot, Yuja Cleansing Seal but we’ll talk more about their story another time because at this moment, I want to tell you about Nu Skin's new nutricentials range.
Nu Skin’s Nutricentials® Bioadaptive Skin Care™ is an innovative range of skin care essentials produced from carefully selected ingredients and clean formulas which look after the your skin as well as our planet. The collection features products in such categories as: cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, exfoliators and masks with blends of bioadaptive botanicals that help skin adapt to its ever-changing environment.
Nu-skin have shared a useful skincare routine, using Nutricentials. Follow this link for the full routine.
Finally, I want to tell you about a cult classic, Liz Earle's hot polish cleanser (this renowned product won a gold in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards).
This marvelous cleanser is made with cocoa butter which softens and moisturises, and also includes rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus which help to purify and soothe skin. This cream not only cleanses and removes daily grime but can also be used on mascara.
It is recommended to use the cream with a pure cotton cloth to exfoliate and reveal brighter, healthier skin.
So there we have three wonderful products from brands that really do care about creating green products. Do check them out if you haven’t already!
We’ll be back soon with another showcase of more winners from last year’s awards.
All the best
Dan and the rest of the Global Green Beauty Awards team
It's Dominique, the editor for the Global Makeup Awards. Now in our fourth year, it was exciting to expand the regions for the Global Makeup Awards yet again. After four successful years for UK, Scandinavia and USA, we had many requests for ASIA and Australia and New Zealand to expand our beauty awards to those regions.
So, in 2021 the ASIA 2021 Global Makeup Awards was born. This is for all ASIAN markets as well as Australia and New Zealand. Just like our other regional Global Makeup Awards, this awards celebrates the best of the best of new launches in those markets.
We have seen a huge amount of entries for this year's new beauty awards for ASIA, seeing entries from Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia. It has really been an incredible year for entries, for this new geographical market. Furthermore, this is made all the more impressive given the Global crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, mixed into this, the difficulties that Brexit has produced.
We are delighted to have seen so many new brands enter from those regions and will be delighted to announce the winners in a dedicated magazine on the 20th May. These ASIAN beauty awards are so important as it gives a chance for brands to celebrate their worth within the beauty industry compared to other brands in a similar geographical location. The awards are judged by our panel of 6 beauty specialists and as always, the best products win - ie those with real results where efficacy is key.
There have been some huge players entering this year's awards - but we don't want to spoil the surprise yet! In May, all the answers will be revealed and you can learn the best of not just K-Beauty, but so much more! If you are an Asian or Australian beauty brand looking to nominate your beauty products in this year's awards there is still time to enter. Entries close for our 2021 ASIAN beauty awards on the 15th April, so there's still over a week left!
Remember, to enter the product must be newly launched (after January 2018) as we are looking for the hottest new ASIAN beauty trends. We have a number of beauty categories which you can see here.
To all those who have already entered, we wish you the best of luck! All winners will receive an entry in our online beauty magazine which showcases the ASIAN Global Makeup Award Winners, a listing on our website with a backlink, and gold winners will receive an image too. You can also request a printed certificate.
We look forward to seeing any last minute entries, and wish you the best of luck in the 2021 ASIA Global Makeup Awards.
The 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards are open!
Have you entered your brand yet? Please make a note of these key dates!
May 30th 2021 - Awards entries close
July 15th 2021 - Winners Announced Online
Good morning everybody!
It's Dan here and I'm writing from sunny Italy, where I live. Spring has arrived here in Italy and that has definitely changed my mood and it seems the mood of the people around too. Everyone seems a lot happier and I can see the ‘spring’ in people’s steps and the sparkles in their eyes when they say hello.
I am excited about this and for a couple of other reasons too! Firstly, my tortoise woke up from hibernation yesterday, I miss his little face over the winter months and I am always a bit worried about him and hoping that he’s OK in his little hole that he digs under the Tea Olive Shrub (this has the most wonderful fragrance every September) and that he doesn’t get too cold.
I am also very excited to remind you that this year’s Global Green Beauty Awards are now OPEN!
We had a wonderful time doing these awards last year and we can’t wait to do it again! The Global Green Beauty Awards are very close to our hearts as we are passionate about protecting the beautiful world around us and inspiring beauty brands to take that step to becoming greener, cleaner and more eco friendly.
Last year we worked with lots of inspiring companies who work so hard to create top-quality beauty products while endeavouring to minimise their effects on the environment though carefully selecting packaging (or lack thereof!), ingredients, suppliers and even distributors. It is clear that these companies are not just paying lip-service to the idea of being environmentally friendly because it looks good.
Additionally, we also have categories for vegan friendly products. We understand how important vegan friendly products are to customers for a whole host of different reasons including but not limited to animal cruelty, ethics, health and religious reasons.
We understand that it is not easy at all for companies to create beauty products to high standards and remain viable, financially it can be much more difficult to create green products and of course retail price is always a big consideration when choosing how to market products. But the work these companies do is so, so important and we feel it’s essential that they are recognised for these efforts!
From a customer’s point of view, it can be very confusing when trying to purchase ethically produced, environmentally friendly products. Unfortunately, there are more than a few businesses out there that are looking to exploit people’s values and misrepresent their efforts to be ‘green’, ultimately misleading people. That’s another reason why we care so much about the backstory of entrants, we really gain a sound understanding of companies' raison d’etre and it becomes clear which are authentic and which are not. The Global Green Beauty Awards are a way to communicate that authenticity to customers who want to be sure about the purchases they make!
So, if you haven’t already entered, please do get involved with this year’s Global Green Beauty Awards! We can’t wait to work with you!
Until next time!
Hair conditioner is an important part of the process of looking after your hair. Conditioner is usually
applied after you’ve shampooed and many people see it as the reason why hair looks shiny and feels
great. However, it’s a little more complicated than simply grabbing a conditioner from your local store and using it.
What Conditioner Does
When you wash your hair you need to consider two things; what type of scalp do you have and how
do the ends of your hair look. As many dermatologists will agree, the wrong products will encourage
skin issues on your scalp. This results in rashes and itchiness. But, it also means you’re stripping your
head of essential oils and preventing your hair from getting the nutrients it needs.
You can have an oily scalp and dry, split ends. This shows the nutrition isn’t getting through the hair
and you need to change the products you’re using. Shampoo opens the cuticles in your hair, allowing you to remove excess oil and debris. But, shampoos with harsh chemicals can also suck the moisture from your hair, leaving it dry, brittle, and easily damaged.
Your conditioner closes your cuticles, locking moisture and nutrients into your hair. That’s what
makes it such an important part of your hair care regime. Of course, conditioners can also help you
to tame your hair and encourage the glossy mane.
Choosing The Right Conditioner
The secret to successfully conditioning your hair is to ensure you’re using the right conditioner.
There are hundreds to choose from. But the one thing you’ll notice from reputable products, such as
the Kevin Murphy range, is that they use natural products. These are designed to help your hair
stay healthy, as opposed to harsh chemicals that can strip the goodness from your hair.
Of course, you will need to adopt a trial and error approach to find the perfect conditioner for you
and your hair type, it’s a personal decision.
How Long Should You Leave It In For?
When using a conditioner you’ve probably been curious about how long it should be left in for.
While it is acceptable to lather with conditioner and wash it straight out, this will simply help to
protect your hair. To ensure you’re giving it all the nutrients it needs to shine, you should, three or
four times a week, leave it in for twenty to thirty minutes.
Simply lather the conditioner into your hair and then leave it, this gives the ingredients time to be
absorbed into your hair and improve its health. You should note that leaving it in for longer than thirty minutes has no discernable benefit. In effect,
your hair is fully hydrated and should look fantastic. Leaving the conditioner in won’t increase the
hydration level as this will be impossible.
If you’re in a rush then five minutes of conditioning while you wash your body will suffice. But, you
should make time to condition it for thirty minutes several times every week. You will end up with
hair that a celebrity would be proud to have.
Global Green Beauty Awards Open Monday 15th March
Big News! We are so excited to announce that the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards open on Monday 15th March!
These awards are really close to our heart as they celebrate companies which make a genuine effort to create products which are friendly to the environment. I saw a Leonardo DiCaprio meme this morning and while I can’t find it again now, the point was that if we all make a difference each week with our behaviour and choices, we will significantly reduce the damage that is being done to our planet. I think this stuck with me because there are moments when shopping where it can be so easy to consciously set aside my own values (especially regarding packaging and ethically sound companies) because I am in a rush or I’m tempted by a special offer. However, I am determined this year to stick to my values 100% and support companies which are making a concerted effort to improve things for everybody!
Of course, in addition to being good for the environment, green products inevitably end up being great for clean beauty too and are especially popular with people who have sensitive skin. Our favourite companies are very proud to use natural ingredients and go to great efforts to use them, even when it’s not always the easiest option. We love that commitment to clean beauty and are proud to give the recognition that it deserves. Ethical beauty and natural ingredients go together and as a consequence, buying green also leads to great results in our beauty regimes!
So, if you would like to get involved and receive some recognition for your efforts while also helping customers to make an informed choice, go ahead and enter the 2021 global Green Beauty Awards - Entries close May 30th 2021.
We will announce the winners on July 15th 2021!!!
This is our second Global Green Beauty Awards! Last year was a lot of fun and we discovered so many new great companies with wonderful stories behind their ventures and products. We can’t wait to do it again and build on our existing relationships while creating new ones!
Some of the categories which you’ll be able to enter include:
Organic beauty products
Furthermore, there are no launch date restrictions for products entered
We don’t require product certification but brands need to genuinely believe their product fits the category and demonstrate an authentic approach to green values. Some great winners from last year were Weleda, Dome Beauty and Inika organic, Eco By Sonya Driver-
You can see a full liist of last years winners here https://www.globalmakeupawards.com/2020-global-green-beauty-awards.html#/
So, as you can see there are so many reasons to apply! Apply now and don’t miss out. Naturally, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We are a small team devoted to running these awards and we’d be delighted to hear from you!
All of us at the Global Green Beauty Awards
It's the final countdown! Entries for the UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards close in 5 days, on 15th March 2021.
It has been a whopping 3 months since the awards opened on the 1st January 2021. Trying to organise so many amazing entries alongside Brexit and the Global Pandemic have made this year's awards one to remember. There have been a fair share of logistical difficulties with couriers the last few months, but not a challenge we can't handle! We have seen an astonishing number of entries, and the bell hasn't chimed yet - we still have a huge 5 more days to see the entries pour in.
There have been so many new brands back this year, after multiple years and awards of entry. We adore seeing so much brand loyalty, and we recognise and appreciate all the brands who come back year after year to our beauty awards. We also have seen a huge number of new beauty brands! As our UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards celebrates the best in new launches, it is great to see lots of start-ups showcasing their new beauty products. With categories not just in makeup, but also in skincare, hair care, body care and hygiene, we are seeing a record number of entries. There is still time to enter though, with 5 days to get your entry in.
There is nothing like a last minute entry and we look forward to seeing the final push this weekend! In fact, we are dying to see what the last minute entries are! The global pandemic has changed consumer habits, and we are seeing a bigger focus on health and wellbeing, skincare, hair care and anything which is DIY at home beauty!
As soon as the UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards close, we are delighted to announce, that for its second year the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards will launch straight after! This is for greener and cleaner brands with no launch date restrictions. In fact we look forward to telling you about these green beauty awards in the upcoming blogs. Many brands want to showcase their ethical ethos and we are so proud to have an award which recognises this shift towards being more eco-conscious and responsible.
We look forward to announcing the winners in Global Makeup Magazine at the end of April.
Speak soon beauty lovers!
The GMA team x
Wow. It's been an exhilarating start to the year with our UK Beauty Awards. As part of a Global beauty awards group, we work through the year providing the following 5 awards:
UK Global Makeup Awards (our local beauty awards for new trends.)
ASIA Global Makeup Awards (perfect for the Asian beauty award market, and also includes New Zealand and Australia beauty awards.)
USA Global Makeup Awards (for the American Beauty Award market - a very interesting concept as USA Beauty Awards is not such a recognised concept compared to the other geographical markets - especially the UK where Beauty Awards are huge!)
Scandinavia Global Makeup Awards
and last but not least, the Global Green Beauty Awards (our biggest green and clean beauty awards which opens from mid March.)
The 2021 UK Global Makeup Awards is drawing to a close with entries closing in two weeks, on 15th March 2021. Immediately after, the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards open. It has been exhilarating for the UK market, as after the success of last year, which was our biggest year to date, who knew what the future would hold for 2021 which sees the UK reeling from the effects of its biggest recesion to date due to the coronavirus outbreak. The beauty industry was particularly hard hit, as the high street was closed, and with many people who had lost their jobs, there was less to spend on high end beauty items. On the other hand, self-care has never been so important - and home hair kits and home spa products have seen a rise.
Our beauty predictions for 2021 from what we've seen so far is a leap towards more affordable and more eco beauty goods that you can use at home. Unfortunately, we've also seen a lot of famous beauty houses collapse. Victoria Beckham Beauty has closed its London store. Other colour cosmetics brands have taken a hit, as with social venues and work places being closed people just don't need it. Overwhelmingly, we have seen an increased demand for skincare haircare, wellness and of course sanitization. We have seen many beauty brands bring out hand sanitisers and hand creams and soaps in a reaction against the COVID19 pandemic. In fact at the start of the pandemic, you couldn't find hand soap or hand sanitiser for love nor money in any supermarket or pharmacy. OUr UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards responded to this with the following new categories:
Best New Health and Wellness Product
Best New Hand Cream
Best Soap Bar
Best Liquid Soap
Best Hand Sanitiser
After a year of meticulously washing and scrubbing our hands - we are all desperate for new finds in these categories which look after our hands and care for them.
All of your beauty predictions with be proven (or otherwise!) in our winners list in April's Global Makeup Magazine. There are still two weeks left to enter our UK beauty awards, and if you have an ASIAN beauty brand you can enter our Asia beauty Awards the 2021 ASIA Global Makeup Awards until April.
the GMA team
Hello beauty lovers,
Boy oh boy are we glad it's February. We can see the daffodils and crocuses peaking out, and it seems slowly but surely that Spring is on its way. Well, in between the snow storms, rain and I think tonight it's going to hit -7 degrees. However, I'm hopeful that there are warmer days around the corner.
Between being a working mum and organising these awards, the bad weather has truly made it more of a challenge with this bad weather. And with Spring, comes the announcement of the UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards. This is our biggest local beauty awards of the year out of our regions for UK, Asia, Scandinavia and USA. The UK is a truly special market when it comes to beauty awards, as consumers look to awards to find the best of the best in the hottest new makeup and cosmetics trends.
These awards aren't just for makeup though, they cover skincare, body care, hair care and of course the brand categories which look into Vegan, the packaging and Natural brands. Over the years we have seen an array of brands enter - from huge brands like L'Occitane, Boots, FOREO, Mary Kay, Avon, Nu Skin, REN Skincare, to Liz Earle and their super famous hot cloth cleanser. (Which incidentally won gold in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards.)
Honestly - after the last 12 months we've had, I'm not quite sure what to expect in this year's awards. But I am predicting more hygiene entries - more shower gels, hand gels and soaps and more hand creams. With the cold weather and all the washing of hands, I think people want to use better quality products that not only look after their hands and keep them from being dry but also that clean properly. When it comes to bath and shower products, I think people will just be wanting a good luscious pamper. Lastly - for makeup and cosmetics - of course eyes are all important. As are in-home beauty treatments like face masks, tweezers and fake lashes you can apply yourself.
Entries for the UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards close on 15th March. You've got to be in it to win it! So if you are a beauty brand - why not enter this years beauty awards and celebrate your amazing new beauty products. We all need a pick me up at the moment - and the consumers in the UK want to find out which products has been voted the best by a panel of experts.
Lots of love
Editor of the Global Makeup Awards
What have we taken away from 2020? Maybe that we are looking to pamper ourselves at home a bit more, and also that we are more aware of our health, wellbeing, body and environment. One product which takes all of that into account, is giving yourself a mini manicure at home with the green and clean brand called S'N'BIO.
S’N’BIO’S mantra is one for all of us to remember. We’ve had some of their super nail varnishes on tests and believe us when we say we would have been full of praise for this company just reviewing their products without being aware of the scientific pluses to complement production .
First, the product. S’N’Bio Natural Origin intense Gloss Lasting Wear varnish glides on the nail perfectly with each stroke. Some of us can hardly see our toes when applying and yet the end result was a perfectly even application. Top marks just for that. The colours are amazingly complementary, the gloss finish spot on. And it really lasts the course. So that’s the positives on the actual product but the production process really backs it up. One of our favourite shades is the taupe / mink natural shade that is very subtle. Another favourite is a bit more va va voom and is the ruby red shade.
HOW IT'S GREEN AND CLEAN
This plant based nail varnish is based on a vegan revolutionary formula combining the power of nature with an extremely rich long lasting nail colour. The natural composition is certified 85% vegetable origin ingredient. The double patented formula includes potato, corn, wheat, manioc, sugarcane and cotton. No damage to our nails or cuticles. They won silver in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards for best Vegan Hand / Nail Product.
The umbrella brand, Safe 'n' Beautiful has more than just S'N'Bio. In fact, we were so impressed by the product that we are going to order their Snails products for our own little Princesses. This is a range of products specifically formulated for use by little ones and also includes a range of beautiful little hair accessories. The packaging is going to be particularly alluring to young beauties. For us this company can do no wrong.
I get so excited about Christmas and the whole build-up ...and then get to have it all again in January as I'm just as excited about the opening of entries for the Global Makeup Awards! There are no January slumps here!
Entries are now open for the 2021 UK Global Makeup Awards and also the 2021 ASIA Global Makeup Awards which is their first inaugural year due to so many requests from Asian, and Eurasian countries. We love working with new brands and like-minded companies and discover so many amazing products.
One of my favourite categories is for BEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT. Last year in the UK Global Makeup Awards some of the GOLD WINNERS were Tweezerfile and House of Life London for their facial advance no 31. I’d love to share some more information about these companies with you now.
Firstly, can I say that Tweezerfile have the most beautiful website, unlike most company websites
out there. It’s not just extremely easy on the eye but also really engaging and fun, while still being
user-friendly and easy to navigate. Based in Finchley, North London, and the brainchild of husband and wife team Lucy and Wolfgang Zender, Tweezerfile, as you may have guessed is a file for you tweezers. They use a diamond-plated stainless steel surface to re-invigorate your tired sets of tweezers, reducing wastage and saving you
Visit www.tweezerfile.com to see what I mean about their website and take a closer took at
their business. The Tweezerfile costs £12.99 and is available in coral and midnight blue. Earlier this
year it was featured in a great article at Glamour Magazine UK which dealt with home eyebrow care.
Another favourite of ours was the Gold winner House of Life London with their facial advance no.31. This product is designed to reduce lines and increase skin firmness and is made of a blend of 31 natural and organic compounds.
Deborah Craven-Smith-Milnes launched House of Life London in 2016, after spending 20 years
working in global technology innovations. We love her philosophy which is to “simplify the skincare
landscape” by providing products with multiple benefits that can be used both day and night.
Products are made from 100% organic materials and locally sourced as much as possible. Ethically
aware, they strive to minimize waste and environmental impact, this is a product you can buy
knowing that you are on the right side of the fight for the planet.
House of Life London are endorsed by BRAND AMBASSADOR RH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg and
were recently featured in the Sunday Times Style section Please do check out both these products.
Personally, I think the Tweezerfile is a product that every household should own, I can’t believe it hadn’t been invented before but maybe I the future we won’t remember life without one! And once again, do check out their fabulous website.
I also wholeheartedly recommend House of Life London. I love their philosophy of simplifying beauty
regimes and creating ethical and natural beauty products. Also, the facial advance no.31 cream is
fantastic, especially for those days (and nights) when you do want a fast and simple treatment.
Thanks again for dropping by, even writing this blog has made me excited to the year ahead!
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