A foaming facial cleansing gel, the Q Silica Remove Make up and Grime Cleansing Gel from Australia, based on coconut and sugar extracts, and jojoba seed, avocado, lavender and sandalwood oils, recently bagged the top prize in the inaugural FreeFrom Skincare Awards, patronized by NATorigin. 'A unique and stand-out product - it does exactly what it promises and leaves your face squeaky clean, smelling great - and well moisturised - absolutely love it' was the comment of one of our judges.
Q Silica's product, the Gold winner in the Face Care category, beat off competition from Fresh Therapies' Eden Natural Nail Polish Remover (Gold winner of Make up Category) and Spiezia's Calendula Ointment (Gold winner of Body and Hair Care category) for the overall trophy.
The awards were presented at The Allergy + FreeFrom Show at Olympia, by 'Imperfectly Natural' beauty and holistic health guru, Janey Lee Grace.
Silver and bronze runners-up included products by Salcura, Essential Care, Faith in Nature, Antipodes, Sukin and Barefoot, and all were chosen from an original pool of over 160 entries.
The announcements followed a three-stage judging process which culminated in a rigorous month-long assessment by testers recruited by the FreeFrom Skincare Awards' associates, the Green Beauty Bible.
"The quality of shortlisted candidates was exceptionally high," said Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, editor of SkinsMatter.com. "Some of our testers discovered genuinely life-changing products while others found good solutions for long-term scarring, acne and eczema problems."
"With some exceptions, the standard of 'free from' labelling, and indeed labelling in general, left room for improvement," added Alex Gazzola, co-founder of the Awards with Michelle. "We hope the industry will continue to look at ways of better communicating natural ingredients, allergens and 'free from' attributes to the consumer who may need or want to avoid certain chemicals or ingredients."
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