Irish skincare brand Holos scooped top honours, named Overall Champion, at the tenth annual Free-From Skincare Awards.
Get Better Butter from the Holos ‘This is More’ range triumphed over 300 different skincare product entries to take the top award, beating luxury and designer beauty brand offerings.
The multi-purpose skincare treat took the Gold award in the Problem Skin Category, as well as Overall Champion of the 2021 Free From Skincare Awards.
One of the tester judging panel said Holos This is More, Get Better Butter ‘worked miracles’ from the very first application.
“It calmed my skin straight away, taking away the itch. If I were shipwrecked, this would be the one luxury item I’d want… a Godsend!”
Get Better Butter is a rich buttery cream that is excellent for very dry skin, on the face or body. It forms a barrier to lock moisture in, resulting in smoother softer skin. Also ideal for sensitive skin, its organic cocoa and shea butters are antioxidant rich, hydrating and softening.
Collagen boosting, vitamin rich shea butter, and natural antioxidants, jojoba and grapeseed, in the multi-tasking cream help protect the skin from the signs of ageing, while juniper and lime are anti-bacterial and gentle on sensitive skin.
The prestigious Europe-wide awards encourage and reward producers of skincare products that are ‘free from’ many of the allergens, preservatives, additives and fragrances associated with both skin sensitivities and allergies, and with ethical, environmental and health issues.
The innovative Holos skincare brand, handmade in County Wexford, is a range of 100% plant-derived, vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly products. Its natural products are multi-award-winning, so much so, the brand’s popularity has recently seen it launched on the U.S market.
The Holos ‘This is More’ collection is multifunctional and multi-beneficial skincare that is plant-based and like food for the skin, brand owner Niamh Hogan says.
“As an holistic brand, Holos works to make beauty routines easier, and to simplify choice. Our award-winning formulas can be used in many different beauty applications to nourish, enhance and calm skin.
“We are thrilled to have our small Irish brand acknowledged on the international skincare stage. We are dedicated to innovative products that bring real benefits to the skin, while also being committed to natural plant ingredients and sustainability”.
The Holos brand collection also claimed Silver in the Best Brand category, based on product performance, free from attributes, brand ethos, diversity of product range, value, originality, and eco credentials.
The awards announcement in July followed a long judging process which included a rigorous month-long assessment by four experienced skincare testers, and concluded with round-table expert judging sessions.
Awards Director Alex Gazzola says “We highlight the best products and brands offering something ‘different’, using alternative ingredients that work for people who live ‘free-from’ lives, and for whom mainstream cosmetics and skincare are often unsuitable”.
The award-winning Get Better Butter and the complete Holos ‘This is More’ range is available online at www.holosskincare.com and from pharmacies nationwide.
With dermatology experts reporting that up to a third of people may be allergic to skincare ingredients, the natural look is definitely best, and natural Irish-made Holos is now officially the best of the best!