The time has come: Submissions for SELF’s 2023 Healthy Beauty Awards are officially open! Our annual Healthy Beauty Awards honor the best new skin, body, hair, and makeup products after a comprehensive testing and review process by dermatologists, beauty experts, influencers, and SELF editors. We’re looking for products that are effective, straightforward to use, functional in our everyday lives, and ultimately spark some level of joy.

Keep reading for everything brands need to know.  


How to Submit to the 2023 SELF Healthy Beauty Awards

To submit a product for consideration, brands must fill out this form. Please fill out one form per product—so if your brand is submitting one face moisturizer and one serum, you’ll need to fill out two separate forms. We kindly ask that each brand submit no more than five products total. 

To be eligible, a product must have launched (or plan to launch) between July 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023. Pre-existing products that have been reformulated, released in new colorways or shades, repackaged, or improved in any significant way within the eligible time period are fair game.  

Below, you can find our list of eligible product categories. If you’re wondering whether a product fits into one of them, send us an email at [email protected] and we can help you out. Please note that we do not consider supplements of any kind (for example, collagen drinks or biotin vitamins). 

Please do not ship any samples for testing at this time. If we’d like to test your product, we’ll reach out after reviewing your submission, which may take a few weeks. 

All submissions are due via the 2023 Healthy Beauty Awards submission form on Tuesday, February 21 at 12 p.m. EST. 


This year, we will be accepting submissions in the following categories: 

Face

  • Facial cleanser
    • Oil
    • Gel
    • Bar
    • Cream
    • Balm 
  • Face moisturizer 
    • Daily 
    • Night/rich
    • Barrier repair 
  • Eye cream
    • Brightening 
    • Mature skin 
    • Depuffing
  • Facial sunscreen
    • Chemical 
    • Mineral 
  • Face Serum
    • Retinol 
    • Hydrating 
    • Brightening 
    • For fine lines and wrinkles 
    • Resurfacing (AHA and BHA) 
  • Face Oil
  • Toner, Essence, and Face Mist
    • Hydrating
    • Exfoliating 
    • Brightening 
  • Exfoliant
    • Chemical 
    • Physical (face scrub)
  • Face masks and sheet masks
    • Clarifying 
    • Hydrating
    • Brightening 
    • Overnight 
  • Peels
  • Spot treatments
  • Lip mask 
  • Skin care tools and gadgets 

Body

  • Body lotion
  • Body serum
  • Body oil
  • Deodorant 
  • Antiperspirant
  • Body wash
  • Body scrub
  • Hand soap 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Nail polish 
  • Press-on nails 
  • Nail polish remover 
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers 
  • Nail files
  • Self-tanner
  • Razors 
  • Shaving cream or gel 
  • Foot treatments 

Hair 

  • Shampoo
    • Volumizing 
    • For curls 
    • For natural hair 
    • For dry or damaged hair 
    • For blondes 
    • For color-treated hair 
    • Smoothing/for frizzy hair
    • For sensitive scalp, scalp health, or dandruff 
    • Bar shampoo
  • Conditioner 
    • Volumizing 
    • For curls 
    • For natural hair 
    • For dry or damaged hair 
    • For blondes 
    • For color-treated hair 
    • Smoothing/for frizzy hair
    • For sensitive scalp, scalp health, or dandruff 
    • Bar conditioner
  • Co-wash 
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Hair oil 
  • Mousse 
  • Edge styler 
  • Pomade 
  • Dry shampoo 
  • Hair spray 
  • Curl gel/styler 
  • Curl cream 
  • Scalp treatment 
  • Hair mask 
  • Hair towel 
  • Hair ties 
  • Hair bonnet 
  • Blow dryer
  • Flatiron
  • Curling iron
  • Wand 
  • Multi-styler tool

Makeup 

  • Foundation 
  • Concealer
  • Blush
  • Bronzer
  • Highlighter 
  • Mascara 
    • Volumizing
    • Lengthening 
  • Brow gel 
  • Brow pencil 
  • Eye shadow 
  • Eyeliner 
  • Lipstick
  • Lip balm 
  • Lip gloss 

Oral care 

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste 
  • Floss 
  • Mouthwash 
  • At-home whitening products 

This list is subject to change. 

Source: SELF

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