Entering the Skin Awards is simple and easy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us

Check out our categories page to see which sector your product/s fall into. Then write out the USP for each product (max length: 300 words).

Click enter to create your account. After entering your personal details you can start submitting at stage 3. Simply list your product and it's USP then click continue. At stage 4 you can review all entries and submit more. 

Confirm your payment and you're all done! Send three physical samples for each product you enter to:

Marie Claire Skin Awards, 161 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9AP


Keep updated with the awards via our social channels and #MarieClaireSkinAwards



 £250 + VAT per product, per category


Marie Claire is committed to representing a diverse portrayal of beauty.  For the Skin Awards this is reflected by our judging panel, our democratic judging process and through our content.

Marie Claire is committed to sustainability and championing brands that are working towards a greener future. Judges will be UK based and we will be recycling and reusing packaging sent to us by brands entering products and using local couriers wherever possible when sending judging packs. We also have categories dedicated to sustainability and will be announcing the winners with an environmentally friendly virtual event.

Yes, we have a number of licensing packages available to winning and highly commended entries, so that you can make the most of your accolade. To request costs please contact Efi.Mandrides@futurenet.com

Yes, products can be launched at any time apart from four categories: Best Ethical Initiative, Best New Skin Brand, Best New Skin Product or Best Skin Innovation. 

No, any companies can enter, regardless of location. 

Please post three products per entry. If you are entering a range/whole brand category please send three of the hero product only. 

Marie Claire Skin Awards, 161 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9AP


You can enter your product into multiple relevant categories. One entry is £250 + VAT per product, per category. e.g. if you wanted to enter your brands product into Best Skin Innovation and Best Serum the cost would be £500 + VAT. For most categories, products can be launched at any time, however entrants for the following categories must have been launched in the last 12 months, between July 2020 and July 2021:

Best Skin Innovation
Best New Skin Product
Best New Skin Brand
Best Ethical Skin Initiative

The entry deadline has been extended to 6PM on Friday 13 August 2021.

Winning brands will be notified by email w/c 4 October 2021. Winners will be celebrated at our virtual awards event later in October 2021. The winners are embargoed until after the virtual awards ceremony. Winners will also be announced to the Marie Claire community with exclusive content created by the beauty team, on a dedicated marieclaire.co.uk skin hub and social platforms. 

Entries will be judged by the Marie Claire UK team and a selection of experts from our judging panel. Individuals will be selected from our panel to judge the category best suited to their skin type and expertise. Judges will be asked to test the products and provide feedback comments. The scoring criteria is based on efficacy, innovation and packaging. The highest scoring product will win the category. 

In order to minimise waste and as part of our commitment to sustainability we will be re-using packaging that has been sent to the Marie Claire team. All judges will be UK based and we will use local couriers where possible.

Unfortunately we cannot return entry samples.

We require card payment at the point of entering online. 

We can supply an invoice for £1,000 + VAT or more. Please contact kate.smith@futurenet.com.