Eligibility & Criteria

Eligibility & Criteria

NOTE: All product entries, application and payment must be RECEIVED and submitted by the deadline to be admitted into the awards. 

Categories

Make-Up:

  1. LipStick: Lipsticks, and other products for the purpose of enhancing the lips with pigment and colour
  2. LipGloss: Lipgloss, and other products for the purpose of enhancing the lips with gloss
  3. EyeColour: Products such as eyeshadow and other products for the purpose of enhancing the eyelids with colour
  4. Mascara: Products such as mascara and other products for the purpose of enhancing eyelashes with colour, volume or length
  5. EyeLiner: Products such as eyeliners and other products for the purpose of defining the eyes
  6. NailPolish: Products used to colour nails.
  7. Perfume: Products such as perfume, and other products for the purpose of adding scent to the body.

FaceCare:

  1. FaceCream: Products such as creams, gels, balms, moisturizers, lotions, and other products which are applied for the purpose of hydrating and soothing the face
  2. FaceSerumProducts such as serums, and other products which are applied for the purpose of treating the face and/or balancing pH.
  3. FaceOilProducts such as oils, and other oil-based products which are applied for the purpose of sealing in hydration and soothing the face
  4. Toner/MistProducts such as toners, mists, and other water-based products which are applied for the purpose of hydrating the face, soothing the face and/or balancing pH

SkinCare:

  1. BodyCare: Products such as creams, gels, oils, balms, moisturizers, lotions and other products which are applied for the purpose of hydrating and soothing the body
  2. LipCare: Products such as balm, butter, conditioners, and other products which are applied for the purpose of hydrating and soothing the lips
  3. OdourCare: Products such as deodorant and others which are applied to reduce or eliminate body odour
  4. EyeCare: Products such as creams, gels, oils, serums, lotions and other products which are applied for the purpose of reducing the look of wrinkles and puffiness around the eye area.
  5. SunCare: Products used to protect the skin from UV rays.

SkinWash:

  1. BodyWash: Products such as shower gels, liquid and bar soaps, bath oils, body scrubs and others which are applied for the purpose of cleansing the body
  2. FaceWash: Products such as cleansers, gels, scrubs, masks, and others which are applied for the purpose of cleansing the face

HairCare:

  1. HairWash: Shampoos, and other products which are applied for the purpose of cleansing the scalp and hair
  2. HairTreatment: Leave-in treatment products which are applied for the purpose of nourishing and strengthening hair

 

Exclusions

  • Limited edition products, product gift sets, and multi-step treatments or kits ie. more than one product
  • Oral care products and or supplements
  • Electrical or battery powered tools or accessories - hair, body or make-up
  • Brands/products that contain pornographic material, hate messages, defamatory statements
  • Products containing plastic microbeads
  • Anti-perspirants

Only products belonging in the following categories will be considered for evaluation at this time.

 

For more information on CertClean and how to get the certification visit: CertClean.com

 

Please note:

  • Late submissions will be disqualified. No refunds.
  • 3 additional products may be required for products in the fall for those declared as the Top products within their categories
  • An entry gives CertClean & Clean Beauty Awards permission to use the brands' images/texts/logos for promotional purposes
  • Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification​

 

Disclosure

CertClean takes the potential for conflicts of interests very seriously.  We do everything in our power to minimize occurrences of conflicts while ensuring that the best performing clean beauty products are recognized.  

The Clean Beauty Awards and the CertClean team does not select the participating businesses, the Winners, or influence the judges in any way. A diverse body of judges who are objective, respected and knowledgeable in either the environmental health, social or beauty space have been carefully selected.  Judges may not vote for any entry with which they have a conflict of interest; such situations are prevented and or closely monitored, dependent on both the personal integrity of the judges and various sources of knowledge to police such activity.