Qsilica wins ‘Best Skincare Product’ at the inaugural FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2012
Qsilica REMOVE ‘Make up & Grime’ Remover has won overall ‘Best Skincare Product’ and ‘Best Face Care Product’ in the 2012 FreeFrom Skincare Awards. The Qsilica brand is marketed by Planet Health International, specialists in premium natural health products for skin and hair. ‘A unique and stand-out product – it does exactly what it promises and leaves your face squeaky clean, smelling great – and well moisturised – absolutely love it’ were the comments of one of the FreeFrom Skin Care Award judges.
The FreeFrom Skin Care Awards, newly launched this year, to complement the established FreeFrom Food Awards, were held in association with The Green Beauty Bible and the Allergy and FreeFrom Show on 18th May at Olympia, London.
Qsilica REMOVE Make up and Grime Cleansing Gel is a foaming cleansing gel with natural sugar and coconut extracts and jojoba seed oil which removes impurities and excess oils to balance the skin’s natural oil production and leaves skin fresh and ready for moisturisation.
Qsilica REMOVE gained a Gold accolade in the ‘Face care products’ category.
Qsilica’s product then beat off competition from Fresh Therapies’ Eden Natural Nail Polish Remover (Gold winner of Make up Category) and Spiezia’s Calendula Ointment (Gold winner of Body and Hair Care category) for the overall trophy of ‘Best Skincare Product’.
“The quality of shortlisted candidates was exceptionally high,” said Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, editor of SkinsMatter.com. “Some of our testers discovered genuinely life-changing products while others found good solutions for long-term scarring, acne and eczema problems.”
The Qsilica skin care range promotes beauty from the inside out and includes eight products that use potent natural nutrients – not synthetic cocktails. All the Qsilica Skin Care products are infused with colloidal silica to visibly fight the signs of ageing and give that outer glow. It is based on the principle that the secret to glowing and youthful skin, hair and nails lies in supporting the body’s internal healthy cell renewal processes, by protecting and gently treating the skin with powerful natural ingredients.
Qsilica products are gentle on the skin and provide immediate relief from skin complaints such as tightness and dryness. The Qsilica range contains skin care products to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise, replenish, and treat the face, hands, and body.
Qsilica is an affordable range that provides women with skin care products that are able to naturally protect and treat the skin and improve complexion.
Every product is free of chemicals, parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, Phthalates, Propylene glycol, alcohol,and synthetic additives or frangrances. No products are tested on animals.
The Planet Health International operation was established in January 2010. The company has introduced a succession of previously unavailable brands to this market. These include Watson & Son ‘Black Label’ Manuka Honey, new ‘Love System’ products from the Australian Bush Flower Essence company, the scientifically researched Qskin DNA Age Defence creams, and Qsilica supplements and skin care which offer ‘beauty from the inside and out’.
For more information about Planet Health International and the Qsilica product range, visit www.planethealthdirect.co.uk
Planet Health International supplies around 350 natural health stores, pharmacies & premium department stores across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, preferring the careful selection of stockists to mass supply through mainstream channels.
Stockists include Revital Health Stores, Harrods Pharmacy, Lloydspharmacy in Selfridges, John Bell & Croyden, Bodywise Health Stores and G Baldwin & Co.
Customers can also purchase products marketed by Planet Health International through the company’s online store if a local retailer is not yet available. www.planethealthdirect.co.uk
For more information contact:
Emma De Maio or Maria Bretti
Tel: 07921 160 134 or 07854 819 213
Planet Health International - backgrounder
Planet Health International, a distributor and marketer of innovative premium natural health products, was founded by Peter and Mandy Harwood in New South Wales, Australia in 1996. In the years since, the family business has grown to become a market leader, supplying natural health, skin and hair products to over 3000 retailers.
The company’s UK operation was established in January 2010. From its Gloucestershire office and distribution centre, Planet Health International has introduced a succession of previously unavailable brands to this market. These include Watson & Son ‘Black Label’ Manuka Honey, products from the Australian Bush Flower Essence company, the scientifically researched Qskin DNA Age Defence creams, Kosmea’s Rose Hip Oil treatment skin care and Qsilica: Beauty from the Inside Out range – with ranges now stocked by Harrods in Knightsbridge, London and many other premium retailers including Selfridges. In total, Planet Health International supplies around 350 retailers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, preferring the careful selection of stockists to mass supply through mainstream channels. Customers can also purchase products marketed by Planet Health International through the company’s online store if a local retailer is not yet available. www.planethealthdirect.co.uk
The growth of Planet Health International owes much to the business philosophy of Peter and Mandy Harwood. The company carries out an extensive ethical and quality audit of the producers and manufacturers of goods marketed and distributed through Planet Health International. This commitment to integrity provides an assurance to retailers and creates the foundations upon which strong, durable brands who’s products give real results win and retain the trust and loyalty of consumers.
The team at Planet Health International includes scientists and qualified naturopaths and a highly trained sales team focusing on retailer customer service which goes beyond all expectations for maximising sales.
The premium natural health products are not tested on animals, contain no sodium laurel sulphate, parabens, petrochemicals, artificial colours or harsh preservatives and are 100% fragrance free.
Planet Health International Co-founders
Peter held several senior roles in the natural health industry in sales, marketing, international business development and management. As managing director of Planet Health International since its launch in 1996, Peter’s key objective is to expand the presence of the business in key global markets such as the UK. Peter also has a love of classic cars and art deco.
Mandy’s passion for natural health, which began while she was a fitness instructor, is a major factor in the success of Planet Health International. A director of Planet Health International since launch, Mandy also loves horse riding and interior design and is pleased to say she’s better than husband Peter at both.