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We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Botanicals has won the ‘Best FreeFrom Skincare Brand’ award for 2014. This prestigious award was presented to Wendy by Radio 2 broadcaster and best-selling author, Janey Lee Grace, at the ‘Love Natural, Love Organic Show’ in London yesterday.

Selected from a long and illustrious list of companies offering natural skin care products – including Green People, Weleda, Neals Yard Remedies, and even Waitrose – here’s what the judges said about Botanicals:

“Beautiful handmade products, in which natural botanicals and plants are allowed to shine, and which always perform exceptionally well in testing. A 10th anniversary redesign has modernised this vegan and organic brand. Bronze medallists in this category in 2013, they are deserved winners in 2014.

We entered three products into this year’s awards – and each won silver. The judges told Wendy that they only failed to reach the top spot by just one or two marks. But we can’t be disappointed by that. It was an amazing result – especially considering the size and scale of the competition.

Here are the three products we entered, with some the judges’ remarks; (click a heading to view the product on our store).

Botanicals Revitalising Body Polish

body-polish-200wd“It felt lovely, not too oily and the sugar dissolved at just the right speed. It’s a really invigorating scent and it left my skin feeling nourished”

“Absolutely gorgeous fragrance – the citrus and ginger is a winning combination”

“Effective and healthy option to improve the appearance and texture of skin”.

Botanicals Foot Softening Balm

foot-balm-200wd-wd“The skin on my feet just got better and better: loved that you only needed the tiniest amount”

“Minty and incredibly refreshing – clear labelling, beautiful packaging and the dark glass jar protects the product from exposure to sunlight”

“A nourishing natural balm to seriously soften hard, dry skin, and nurture over-worked feet. Naturally antibacterial”

Botanicals Gentle Cleansing Melt

cleansing-melt-madarin-200wd“Really couldn’t ask for anything easier to use: my skin felt amazing after using this!”

“My skin was left feeling more supple and velvety smooth, with reduced shininess. My overall skintone looked clearer, brighter and more even.”

“Love love love the natural fragrance and pretty (recyclable) packaging”

We’ll follow this post up with another next week giving further details about the judging process, and what this could mean for Botanicals in the future. But we just wanted to share our excitement with this quick announcement for our very loyal and enthusiastic customers and clients.