The finalists have been shortlisted by a judging panel comprising a natural products retailer, a research firm, an ingredients company, a formulator, an industry association and media. From about 100 entries, the following finalists have been selected (in alphabetical order):
New Sustainable Product Finalists: EcoTan Hand and Nail Cream, Hair O'right Hinoki Scalp Exfoliating Gel, Keracol Dr. Craft, Olivia Care Shampoo Bar and Rhodes Skincare Products.
This award is given to a new cosmetic or personal care product (range) with important sustainability credentials.
Sustainable Ingredient Finalists: Ashland Cb2 skin biofunctional, IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics SKINectura, Intiki Myro PE, Pierre Fabre Green Native Expression of Aquatic Mint, RAHN AG CellActive and Sensient Cosmetic Technologies Natpure Xtra Longevity.
This award is given to a cosmetic ingredient that makes a significant difference in terms of environmental and/or social impact.
Sustainable Packaging Finalists: Aveda, Bioaroma Crete, Henkel, Maiiro and PharmMatt.
This award is given to a packaging format that has low environmental footprint, which could be in terms of production method, design and/or materials.
Sustainability Pioneer Finalists: AAK Personal Care, Boticario Group, Hair O'right International, Naturamus and Serdex.
The sustainability pioneer award is given to an operator in the beauty industry that is a leader/pioneer in some aspect of sustainability
Sustainability Leadership Finalists: Clariant, Hair O'right International, Heinz-Glas, REN Clean Skincare and TCI Co.
This award is given to an organization leading in various aspects of sustainability. The operator is displaying overall leadership in sustainability and not mastering a few areas.
The winner and runner-up in each award category will be announced at the Sustainable Beauty Awards reception in Paris on the evening of November fourth. The reception will take place at the Paris Marriott Champs Elysées hotel, hosted alongside the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit.