Award Categories

The Cosmetics Design team is delighted to announce the winners of the Beauty Industry Awards.  The full list can be viewed here.  With over 250 submissions in just seven categories, we would like to extend our thanks to all those companies and individuals for their time and commitment to the competition.

The global finalists will be honored at our stand at in-cosmetics global event in London on April 4th. Please stop by our stand, P-71, at 4:00 to congratulate all our finalists and winners!  To view the list of regional winners click here.

Best Color Cosmetics Ingredient – The judges will be looking out for submissions that highlight ease of formulation, cost effectiveness, impact on the environment, efficacy and function and, in particular, special effects. View more >>

Best Skin Care Ingredient – Entries for this category should be at the cutting edge of innovation, include ease of formulation and cost effectiveness, have strong environmental attributes and be highly effective. View more >>

Best Hair Care Ingredient – Because of the highly segmented nature of the hair care market, the judges will be particularly looking out for functionality that helps give brands that all-important competitive edge, together with ease of formulation, environmental attributes and cost effectiveness. View more >>

Best Sensory Ingredient – This will be decided through the submission of two topical cosmetic formulation samples representing each ingredient and will be determined by criteria such as appearance and texture, appearance on skin, after feel and rate of absorption.  This category will also require the submission of two formulation samples per entry, for the judges to test. View more >>

Best Use of an Ingredient in a Finished Product – In this category judges will be looking for ingredients or formulation technologies that help give brand owners an added edge in efficacy and function, provide overall benefits to the end user and are also relatively easy to formulate with. View more >>

Best Indie Beauty Brand – How innovative is the product, does it break new ground, what does the consumer get out of it, what does the presentation of the product look like and how effective is the marketing campaign are the points the judges will be looking out for here. View more >>

Beauty Industry Woman of the Year – Cosmetics Design readers are invited to nominate the female beauty industry professional they feel has been a real game changer, has been a mentor or provided career support and constantly demonstrated valuable leadership skills. View more >>