Topical Skin Product/Range of the Year

Criteria This award will be given to the manufacturer or exclusive UK distributor of the best topical skin product or range offered in UK medical aesthetics clinics. The judges will select finalists who show evidence that their product is effective, safe, easy-to-use and well accepted by patients. Injectables and devices are not eligible for entry in this category and should enter either ‘Injectable Product of the Year’ or ‘Energy Device of the Year’. This category is only open to products that have been available for a year or more. The winner will be selected from the finalists using a combination of Aesthetics reader votes and judges’ scores. Voting will constitute a 30% share of the final score.


Heliocare 360

Heliocare 360


Heliocare 360° is indicated for the protection of skin from sun and free radical damage, helping to protect skin health, and prevent accelerated skin ageing. Everyone, regardless of age or skin concerns, will benefit from the daily use of Heliocare 360° products. 

Heliocare 360° not only provides protection against damage caused by UVA and UVB, but also visible light (including blue light) and infrared-A. The products also contain DNA repair enzymes and powerful anti-oxidants to boost skin health. 

Beyond daily use, Heliocare 360° is also ideal to use post in-clinic procedure when skin is more sensitive to the sun, and to help manage the risk of PIH. The Color products provide foundation coverage to hide post-procedure redness – giving clients the confidence to go about their daily routine in the days following treatment.  

Oral supplements

The Heliocare 360° Oral Supplements provide additional protection from the sun from within. They are the perfect choice for those who are spending lots of time outdoors and must always be used in combination with topical sun protection. With a potent cocktail of anti-oxidants, the capsules reduce free radical damage – taking your skin protection to the next level.

In addition, Heliocare 360° Oral Supplements are also clinically proven to:

• Reduce polymorphic light eruption (PLE), an issue effecting 10-15% of the population. (3)

• Benefit in clinical dermatological conditions, either as a standalone or adjunctive therapy, including immunologically-mediated photodermatoses, vitiligo, melasma, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and actinic keratoses.(1-6)

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ZO Skin Health

ZO Skin Health

Wigmore Medical

The dynamic bond between science and skin health is the essence of ZO Skin Health. Guided by Dr Zein Obagi, a practising dermatologist with over 30 years of experience, ZO Product Development Team is constantly reviewing market trends, sourcing new ingredients and formulating products to offer comprehensive treatment protocols that cover the full spectrum of skin conditions, including pigmentation disorders, acne, rosacea, ageing and inflammation.

ZO Skin Health’s philosophy is to create & maintain healthy skin for life – for all patients. Their mission is supported by a comprehensive range of skincare products and peels, powered by the latest scientific advances, that enable physicians to create custom regimes, tailored to patient’s individual needs and areas of concern.

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skinbetter science

skinbetter science


The skinbetter science range of products are designed to treat a variety of skin types and indications. This inclusive range of products are suitable and are clinically tested on all fitzpatrik skin types. The range is Dermatologist tested, Non-comedogenic, Paraben-free, Cruelty-free, Fragrance and dye-free, Gluten-free, Soap and sulfate-free.

skinbetter science is divided into 5 categories: Rejuvenate, Enhance, Protect, Refresh & Professional. Depending on the patient needs, each product would be used for a specific area/condition. See below the varying indications the range address;

• Skin Rejuvenation

• Anti-Ageing

• Lines and wrinkles

• Sagging skin

• Dark eyes

• Crows feet

• Tone & Texture

• Anti-oxidant protection

• Dehydrated / compromised skin

• Pigmented skin

• Oily/Blemish Prone

See attached images of the Full Regimen Chart and indications.

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PCA Skin C&E Advanced

PCA Skin C&E Advanced

Church Pharmacy / PCA SKIN

C&E Advanced is a powerful antioxidant corrective featuring therapeutic levels  of pure vitamins C and E, hexylresorcinol, and silymarin that work synergistically to provide the skin with optimal protection from free radical damage caused by oxidative stress. Its maximum concentrations of vitamins C and E, as well as its innovative anhydrous formulation and unique gel matrix transdermal delivery system, stabilise the product for a long shelf life and deliver maximum penetration, potency, and efficacy of ingredients

In addition to the prevention of skin damage caused by free radical damage, C&E Advanced provides protection against skin damage from harmful UV rays as it repairs signs of ageing and photo damage. C&E Advanced is clinically proven to show a significant improvement in brightness, evenness, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and overall global facial appearance.

Key Benefits

✓ Brightens the skin's complexion and improves evenness in skin tone 

✓ Firms the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines  and wrinkles 

✓ Dramatically reduces discoloration and dark spots

✓ Reduces inflammation and calms irritations

✓ Strengthens skin and reduces redness

repairs  ageing, discoloured skin with collagen-inducing ingredients and melanin inhibitors

prevents  free radical damage with potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties

protects  against harmful UVA/UVB rays reducing photo damage

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Dr.LEVY Switzerland

Dr.LEVY Switzerland

Dr.LEVY Switzerland

•    Formulated to transform your skin from within, the Dr. LEVY Switzerland ® range was created by Dr. Phillip Levy, Switzerland’s number one Botox® Doctor. The star formula is based on Nobel-Prize winning research, protected by an international patent.  One of the most concentrated and active anti-ageing cosmeceuticals available with clinically proven results, the range contains the ArganCellActiv® complex which exclusively contains Argan CDV, a plant-derived stem cell extract scientifically proven to boost the vitality of both dermal and epidermal stem cells, the ultimate source of production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The Dr. LEVY Switzerland ® range is designed to deliver true medi-grade results at home as products deliver outstanding results both individually as well as incorporated in a tailored skincare protocol. With no downtime or side-effects, the range of medi-grade at-home treatments are highly enriched in peptides, omega fatty acids 3, 6 and 9, vitamins (A, C, E), niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.  The range instantly combat crêpey-ness, diminish dark circles, eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet, reduce the signs of ageing, relieve puffiness, uneven texture and skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. 

The Dr. LEVY Switzerland ® medi-luxe range has been designed to suit all skin types, all skin tones, and all genders to refresh and revive your own skins regeneration system, working to renew your skin from within. Each product in the range provides the building blocks needed in your daily skincare regime to target anti-ageing as well as strengthening your skin from within, via your own natural rejuvenating skin repair system.

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HA-Derma Ltd.

Profhilo® Haenkenium® thanks to the antioxidant properties of  Haenkenium and the synergistic effect of combining the two different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid is indicated to restore the protective barrier of sensitive and stressed skin which is irritated and red due to oxidative stress caused by atmospheric agents, pollution and ageing or following dermoaesthetic treatments.

Profhilo Haenkenium also improves visible signs of ageing such as small wrinkles and the loss of firmness and elasticity.

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Medik8 founded their own innovative approach to simplifying skincare to treat a range of conditions in 2009 following years of independent research and testing – The CSA Philosophy.

Through a scientific and evidence-based approach to product development, the CSA regime (daily use of Vitamin C + SPF + Vitamin A at night) became Medik8’s core philosophy and foundation for skin heath, after being identified as the most credible ingredients with the most evidence to show that they really work – regardless of skin concern or type. ‘I began looking through the literature and all the published studies and I discovered that there were three molecules that actually made 90% of the difference in terms of skin care; vitamin A, sunscreen and vitamin C” Medik8 Founder Elliot Isaacs recalls. Products that fall within this range – notably, Advanced Day Total Protect SPF 30, C-Tetra Intense Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum, and Crystal Retinal - have been formulated to provide results for those wanting to address broader ageing issues (hyperpigmentation, inflammation, fine lines, dehydration, uneven tone and texture) through to those experiencing breakouts and inflammation, and those wanting to optimise skin health in general. Due to the simplicity of the range, and it’s grounding in science – each product works in synergy to combat multiple concerns.[1] 

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SkinCeuticals Antioxidants

SkinCeuticals Antioxidants


Normal/Dry/Visible Signs of Ageing – C E Ferulic

Normal/Oily/ Visible signs of hyperpigmentation – Phloretin CF

Acne-prone – Silymarin CF (Launch January 2021)

Very sensitive-redness prone – Serum 10

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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 1st June 2020
  • Entries Close 21st August 2020
  • Finalists announced 1 st December 2020
  • Voting and Judging Close 28 th February 2021
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Virtual Ceremony 28th May 2021