The Dartmoor Skincare Company has won two awards at the eighth annual Free From Skincare Awards! Our Naturally Nourishing Hand Cream and Lavender & Rose Geranium Soap were both awarded bronze medals. Our Naturally Purifying Cream Cleanser was shortlisted, and we were also shortlisted in the Free From Brand category, which was such an honour and privilege for a young kitchen start-up business.
The Awards were founded to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that are ‘free from’ many of the allergens, chemicals, additives and fragrances associated with skin sensitivities, allergies, and ethical, environmental and health concerns. With allergies on the rise, free from skincare is becoming more and more important.
The announcements were made on 30th July and followed a long judging process which included a rigorous month-long assessment by four experienced skincare testers and concluded with week-long expert judging sessions.
Our Lavender & Rose Geranium Soap won a bronze medal in the Hard Soaps Category. Testers feedback was highly praising; “Light uplifting fragrance, soap lathered well, creamy lather spread well, felt cleansed and refreshed for a long time, sufficiently moisturising that I did not need to use cream on my hands, held its shape and fragrance lasted.”
Our Naturally Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream made the shortlist in 2018 and this year scooped a bronze medal in the Hand and Foot Category. The testers said “from first use I knew that I loved this. Scent heavenly, texture thick and creamy, a real luxury, but sinks in quickly and leaves skin soft not greasy. Great for a quick fix or a deep treatment overnight. Became a handbag staple as it’s addictive and leaves your hands lovely, smoother, hydrated, nails shiny too. Really delivered and would buy again and again.”
Our Award Winners
We were told that our Naturally Purifying Cream Cleanser narrowly missed out on a medal this year. Testers commented “it was very easy to use, not too thick and not too runny, the perfect consistency. It was rich, non-greasy and creamy. The scent was of peppermint so cooling on skin. I liked both aspects of this. I loved the packaging: the pump action allowed the product to be dispensed easily and I particularly loved the removable wrap-around paper label, that gave all the info and did away with unnecessary boxed packaging at the same time.”
For the full set of results, see the Awards website at www.freefromskincareawards.co.uk