FreeFrom Skincare Awards

Free From Skincare Awards 2019 — the winners, the stories

Well, it’s all over for another year, folks … The Free From Skincare Awards results for 2019 were announced last week, during a very busy Tuesday, live via our Twitter account, for the very first time running as a standalone…
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Free from labelling: new rules and guidance

There is new guidance coming into effect for cosmetics in the EU from July 2019 concerning ‘free from’ claims. You can see it here, in Annex III of this Technical Document on Cosmetic Claims from the Sub Working Group on Claims,…
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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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