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 section your product/s fall into. Then tell us the USP for each product and why the product deserves to win (max length: 300 words). Please consider efficacy, innovation and packaging (with regards to sustainability and design). 

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 TWO physical samples for each product you enter to:

John Chester c/o Marie Claire Skin Awards, Future, 121 - 141 Westbourne Terrace, London, W2 6JR




 £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, providing that you have samples available for testing in line with our deadline and that the brand publicly launches before 31 October 2022.

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

No, any companies can enter, regardless of location. Products must be either stocked in the UK or shipped to the UK. 

Please post two products per entry. If you are entering a range/whole brand category please send two of the hero product only. If you are entering the same product into multiple categories then please send two per category as the judges will most likely be different for each. 

John Chester c/o Marie Claire Hair Awards, Future, 121 - 141 Westbourne Terrace, London, W2 6JR


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 2021 and July 2022:

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

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED: 6PM on Thursday 15 September 2022

Winning brands will be notified by email in November 2022. Winners will be celebrated at our virtual awards in November 2022. The winners are embargoed until after the virtual awards ceremony. Winners will also be announced to the Marie Claire community with exclusive editorial content on a dedicated hub on marieclaire.co.uk. 

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 (sustainability and design). 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 delivery 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.

Please use the discount code NEW at the checkout. 

Yes, providing you have samples available for testing and that the brand has publicly launched by 31 October 2022.

If your brand or product is launching between August and October 2022 then you will not be able to enter the 'New to Market' categories in 2022, your brand would be suitable for these categories in the 2023 awards. You can however enter other categories within cleanse, treat, moisturise and sustainability.

No, unfortunately you cannot enter a prescription-only product into the Skin Awards. All products entered must be available for UK consumers to purchase online or in-store/salon. Winners are featured editorially and therefore we cannot promote prescription-only products that require a GP or professional medical option.