BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 03 Aug '18

Natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace reveals the Platinum Award winners that should be on everyone’s Christmas list

This article first appeared in our autumn ’18 issue of MyGreenPod Magazine, The Consumer Revolution, distributed with the Guardian on 16 Nov 2018. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

We’re in our fifth year of the Janey Loves Platinum Awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in natural, organic and eco products and alternative treatments and therapies. It’s wonderful to have MyGreenPod as our media partner. This was a record year for entries, and it’s incredible to see how things have changed since 2013.

There’s now a burgeoning trend for amazing natural, organic and sustainable products that give their conventional rivals a serious run for their money.

Here are just a few of 2018’s Platinum Award-winning products. Get them on your shopping list if you want to get some Christmas (did I say that word?!) gifts in early, or just treat yourself – you know you’re worth it!

Platinum Awards 2018 roundup

The Most Innovative Cleansing Product
This award went to The Mythical Collection Sponge and Hook set (£10.99) from The Konjac Sponge Company. It cleanses and exfoliates gently, making this
sponge suitable for all.

The Most Innovative Bodycare Product
The Hayo’u Method Body Restorer (£35) is a unique massage tool that invigorates and improves circulation.

Pampering Bodycare
Try the Marula Conditioning Body Oil (£22, 50ml) from Africology UK.

Summer Skincare
After a long, hot summer, we had to give an accolade to Weleda for its Edelweiss Sun Care range (£13.95-£22.95) – and to incognito® for its Insect Repellent Suncream (£22.99, 150ml).

Hair Care
For amazing hair every day, check out the Tabitha James Kraan Clean Shampoo (£25, 250ml) and Clean Conditioner (£32, 200ml) in Amber Rose, which smell divine. There was also a win for the Hair Elixir (£40, 100ml) from Inlight Organic Beauty.

Hand and Nail Care
We gave a gong to the Natural Nail Enamel (£11) from NATorigin.

Food and Drink
Our judges loved The Blissful Blends Cacao Turmeric and Ginger (£4.99, 100g) from CHOC Chick. It’s a wonderfully warming autumnal drink.

Home and Pets
We didn’t forget about holistic petcare; congratulations to K9 Organics for its ‘Get out of my Hair’ spray (£6, 100ml). In home and garden there was another win for the gorgeous Relax Aromatherapy Reed Diffuser (£45, 100ml) from Shui Me. As we were looking at great eco products, we couldn’t miss out the wonderful yoga mats (£69) from Blisscloud – they’re non toxic with plant-based dyes.

To find out more about these recommendations from Janey, go to MyGreenPod Heroes and click on the Health and Beauty tab

Janey Loves Platinum Awards

MyGreenPod.com is very proud to be a media sponsor of the Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2018.

The awards showcase the best in natural and organic products and services in the health and beauty sector, in areas ranging from beauty and men’s grooming to therapies and pets.