Get the Gloss’s Beauty and Wellness Awards 2020 finalists have been revealed.
The panel of judges for the 2020 awards included British Beauty Council Advisory Board Members Ateh Jewel, George Northwood and Mary Greenwell.
Age Well Hero
Skin Glow Hero
Best Skin Fixer
Bath and Shower Hero
At Home Hero
Best Beauty Oil
Base or Cheek Hero
Textured and Curly Hair Hero
Healthy Hair Hero
Self-Care Super Hero
The Inclusivity Award
Best Bang for Your Buck
Best for Wellness from Within
Cleaner Skin Hero
Hair Styling Hero
Hair Colour Hero
Best Breakthrough Brand
Mum and Baby Hero
2020 Hero Award
2020 Hero Award
Nominated by our judges and community, this category is for any product, brand individual or campaign in beauty and wellness that helped define an extraordinary year. Whether that’s a lockdown self-care hero, a hand sanitiser, hand cream, face mask, virtual fitness class, community campaign – these are the stars who stepped up.
Joe Wicks, PE with Joe nominated by Victoria Woodhall, GTG Editorial Director
The man who made it his mission to get the country working out stepped in when schools closed in lockdown to keep millions of families off the couch and moving every day for weeks in lockdown, going above and beyond with educational quizzes, shout outs and fancy dress, even when he was injured, showing children not just the physical but mental health benefits of exercise.
Caroline Barnes, NHS Morale Boost, nominated by GTG co-founder Susannah Taylor
In the face to of the corona crisis, makeup artist Caroline corralled beauty industry experts and editors to give an astonishing 1000 hours of their time to NHS staff offering much-needed self-care.
Dija Ayodele, aesthetician founder Black Skin Directory, nominated by Dr Sophie Shotter
Dija has been a powerful and practical force in breaking down barriers to aesthetic treatments and professional skincare for people of colour.
Clinisept Plus, nominated by writer and MUA Madeleine Spencer
A powerful alcohol-free antimicrobial spray, that’s as good on spots as it is sanitising hands and surfaces. Dr Sophie Shotter had this with her at all times when she went back to the NHS Covid frontline and called on the government to make it available for NHS workers. Clinisept gave NHS workers a 50 per cent discount.
Tracie Giles aesthetics, nominated by reader Emily Redding
With her clinic closed on lockdown, Tracie fought tirelessly for the beauty industry, in the media and lobbying MPs. In recognition of the huge sacrifices NHS staff were making to keep the country safe and as well as the toll it was taking on their skin she donated 4,000 tubes of her Crème Rescue Serum to NHS workers, which one frontline ICU doctor called “transformative’’.
Ormonde Jayne luxury perfumery, nominated by reader Sarah Ehrlich
In March when it suddenly became impossible to find hand sanitiser, Ormonde Jayne Perfumery pivoted to making hand sanitiser, giving free sprays to their employees and families, neighbouring shops, hotels and customers.
Caroline Hirons, advanced aesthetician, author and consultant, nominated by writer and campaigner Ateh Jewel
Caroline put her considerable platform to positive use, shining a light on the plight of the beauty industry in lockdown founding the Beauty Backed fundraising campaign and petition supporting those who couldn’t earn a living due to restrictions, and as an ally leaning into the Black Lives Matter conversation.
Millie Kendall MBE, CEO of the British Beauty Council, nominated by hair stylist George Northwood and MUA Mary Greenwell
Millie and the British Beauty Council have been a true support to the Beauty Industry campaigning to get beauty open after lockdown as well making known how much the industry contributes to the economy, campaigning for a VAT reduction for salons in this tough time.
Dr Hazel Wallace, aka author and podcaster The Food Medic, nominated by Adrienne London fitness expert and podcaster
Hazel was set to be on study leave when the pandemic hit, but went back to working in frontline NHS Covid wards while at the same time keeping her channels and followers updated with practical tips on how to keep active and stay well.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Natural Defence Hand rub, nominated by neuroscientist and author Dr Tara Swart
As well as providing a natural and divine smelling way to keep hands sanitised, Neal’s Yard pulled out all the stops in its factory to ship 60,000 units of this to 200 hospitals and organisations.
To find out the full list of nominees for all awards, click here.