, 2024 SELF Healthy Beauty Awards: Here Are the Submission Guidelines

2024 SELF Healthy Beauty Awards: Here Are the Submission Guidelines

, 2024 SELF Healthy Beauty Awards: Here Are the Submission Guidelines

Hey, brands, publicists, and beauty enthusiasts: Submissions for SELF’s 25th annual Healthy Beauty Awards are officially open!

Each year, our Healthy Beauty Awards honor the best new products that feel good from head to toe. With a heavy focus on active ingredients, lots of input from dermatologists and other experts, and a several-months-long testing process, we strive to make sure that our winners are items that actually work. Taking care of yourself can and should be a pleasure, and our Healthy Beauty Awards aim to help you achieve just that.

This year, we’re making a few small (but mighty!) changes to our process:

  • We’ve trimmed down our makeup category to only include the essentials (think: when you only have five minutes and want to swipe on something quickly, what would you grab?).
  • We’re looking to make our Healthy Beauty Awards even more gender-inclusive: Taking care of your skin, hair, and body is for everyone, and you’ll see a few new categories that allude to that.
  • Finally, when combing through submissions, we’ll be paying extra attention to price and accessibility. (Put another way: A $400 serum should be great—so what are the $40 alternatives that are just as good?)

We’ll also be running our submission process a little differently than we have in the past—so please read the guidelines carefully below!

How to Submit to the 2024 SELF Healthy Beauty Awards


To be eligible, a product must meet the following criteria:

  • The product must have launched (or plan to launch) between June 1, 2023 and June 5, 2024. It must still be available for purchase in June 2024. (So limited edition products no longer on sale in June will not be eligible.)
  • Preexisting 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 specific product fits into one of them, send us an email at selfbeautyawards@condenast.com and we can help you out.
  • We kindly ask that each brand submit no more than five products total.
  • Please note that we do not consider supplements of any kind (for example, collagen drinks or biotin vitamins).

Our Process and Timeline

Because of our testing process and rigorous standards, we’re implementing two submission deadlines this year: one for skin care products (everything listed in the Face category below) and one for Body, Hair, Makeup, and Oral Care products.

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