Free From Skincare Awards 2018: The Winners

A seventh Free From Skincare Awards, and a seventh overall winner — huge congratulations to Kate Porter, whose Harborist’s Balm-Gel Cleanser scooped the top prize last Thursday, beating off competition from almost 250 free-from skincare products which were originally submitted into the…
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Free from grooming — what’s new?

In my dear dad’s day, men’s grooming toolkits consisted almost exclusively of Brylcream, an industrial soap, some shaving foam and razors. The Brut I’d buy him for Christmas as a boy was a late addition to his repertoire. Or was…
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Free From Skincare Awards 2018: the testing, the judging, the shortlist!

Phew! At last! The announcement of the Shortlist for the 7th Free From Skincare Awards has just been made! It comes over four months after we opened for entry. Four months is, granted, a fairly long time, and we often…
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Developments in free from hair care

We were intrigued recently to learn of the development of a ‘Ribena’ hair dye, made from the skins of blackcurrants who’ve given up their juice to make the popular British cordial and would otherwise be disposed of. Read the Telegraph’s…
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FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2017: The Winners

Given that the decision last year to launch a new Lip Balms category for the 2017 Awards was, we thought, a little risky and experimental, it came as a surprise even to us that it transpired that the new category’s inaugural Gold…
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Testing and judging at the FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2017

Every year, to some degree, the Free From Skincare Awards is a bit of a numbers game. Here are 2017’s: 264 entries (just a few shy of 2016’s total), 120 brands (54 of them first-time entrants), 94 testers, 14 categories, 14…
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