A Winning Wedding Day
In February this year I entered two of my products into the Free From Skincare Awards 2023 (FFSA) and also started to plan my June wedding.
Having received lovely feedback for my Simply Nourish Face Moisturiser which was a Finalist in the FFSA Awards 2022 I decided to give it one more try and enter it once again into these awards along with Nourish Citrus Face Moisturiser.
The Europe-wide Awards were founded to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that are ‘free from’ many of the allergens, preservatives, additives and fragrances associated with skin sensitivities, allergies, and ethical, environmental and health concerns.
On 25th May the awards organisers revealed that they would be announcing the winners on Tuesday 13th June which also happened to be my wedding day!
I remained hopeful but also knew that I would be 100% happy on that day no matter what the outcome.
The announcements were made online on Tuesday 13th June, and followed a long judging process which included a rigorous month-long assessment by four experienced cosmetic testers, and concluded with round-table expert judging sessions, held in May.
I was getting married at 11am and then having photos taken and a celebratory lunch around 2pm.
So being phone free for my wedding day I thought I’d take a peak at Twitter at about 3.30pm on 13th June whilst waiting for a dessert to arrive.
I was delighted to discover that the Simply Nourish Face Moisturiser won Silver in the highly competitive Leave on Face Care category at the twelfth annual Free From Skincare Awards.
It turns out that I had another reason to celebrate as later on in the day it also scooped a Bronze medal in the Overall Free From Achievement Award which covers all 16 categories from body care to cosmetics.
I’m delighted to have won these prestigious awards. The announcement coming on my wedding day as I sat down to lunch made it even more special.
The Overall Free From Achievement Award is a real honour. As a small indie brand I’m thrilled to be recognised alongside world renowned premium green beauty brands.
I developed the Simply Nourish Face Moisturiser especially for those with more sensitive skin and I’m so proud to read what the product testers had to say…:
“It is indeed extremely nourishing…it promises soothing, softening, toning and reduced appearance of fine lines and I feel it delivers fantastically…
I think it’s a fantastic little understated powerhouse of a product that absolutely does what it says on the jar.”
About Just Be Natural
After frequently receiving requests from clients for bespoke aromatherapy blends I decided to train in how to make cosmetics. I wanted to be 100% certain about the quality of the products I was using and the only way to do that was to formulate them myself. In 2006, Just Be Natural was born.
The Just Be Natural skincare collection promises to nourish, soften, repair and hydrate the skin using natural and effective plant based botanicals. Each product is carefully handmade and packaged in Beddington, Surrey.
I’m currently working on an eye cream which will be launched later this year.
You can find the whole range of Just Be Natural products at www.justbenatural.co.uk, at Wallington Farmers Market on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
A small selection is also available in independent health shop – The Natural Way, Banstead, Surrey.
P.S. Simply Nourish Face Moisturiser is on SALE until 30th June 2023