Pure Beauty judging panel

Lucy Tandon Copp

Editor of Cosmetics Business
& Pure Beauty

Sarah Parsons

Features Editor of Cosmetics Business
& Pure Beauty

Rebecca Bargh

Online & Social Media Reporter of
Cosmetics Business & Pure Beauty

Julia Wray

Editor of Soap, Perfumery &
Cosmetics (SPC) & SPC China

International expert judging panel

Nichola Joss

Beauty Therapist / Skin Care Expert

Nichola Joss is one of the beauty industry’s most revered skincare, self tanning and nail experts. She is the beauty therapist of choice for a bevy of A-list beauties such as Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Gisele Bundchen and Gwyneth Paltrow. Best known for her miraculous lymphatic drainage massage facials, Nichola is one of the most well-reputed celebrity skincare experts in the industry.

Lee Kynaston

Journalist / Grooming Expert

Described in the Financial Times as “possibly your ideal Grooming Editor” Lee Kynaston is one of the UK’s best-known and most experienced male grooming experts. An award-winning journalist with over 25 years’ experience, Lee Kynaston writes for Telegraph Men, Mr. Porter, Balance Magazine and Fashionbeans.com, has a regular style & grooming column in The Sunday Telegraph’s award-winning Stella magazine and has his own blog, The Grooming Guru.

Andrew McDougall

Global Hair Care Analyst

Andrew is an award-winning beauty & personal care analyst with over ten years’ experience of researching and writing about the cosmetics industry. Previously Editor of the Cosmetics Design brand he has travelled the world to cover key markets, interviewed top industry figures and presented at key industry conferences.

Eryca Freemantle

Global Beauty Strategist

Eryca Freemantle is well known as a Global beauty expert and in her career, spanning over 30 years, has worked with some of the best known names in showbusiness and works with famous make up brands. Eryca Freemantle is well-known in the global circles of health, beauty and makeup, particularly for her campaign for the beauty industry to take a broader and more inclusive strategic position by ‘Embracing all Tones of Women’

Barbara Olioso

Natural & Organic Expert

Barbara is a doctor in Chemistry with a Master in Food Science and Technology and a diploma in Cosmetic Science, she has 18 years experience in the cosmetic industry, developing green cosmetics and promoting the value of embodying the green ethos whole heartedly in the product’s content.

Amarjit Sahota

Natural & Organic Expert

Amarjit Sahota has been involved in the health, wellness and sustainable industries for over 20 years. He is the founder and president of Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) a specialist research, consulting & training firm that specialises on the global organic & related product industries. Ecovia Intelligence has been actively tracking ethical and sustainable product industries since 2001.

Arnita Wofford

Chemicals & Raw Materials Expert

Arnita Wofford is Head of Marketing EMEA, Personal Care at Univar group, a global distributor of specialty chemicals and innovative raw materials. Her 12+ years in the beauty industry have been highlighted with successfully launching new technologies, managing several brands and integrating marketing approaches in the face of the new media landscape, and continually building skills in global to regional to local roles.

Nikos Xefterakis

Beauty Retailer

Nikos Xefterakis is an experienced chief buyer at Sephora, a leader in global prestige retail, teaching and inspiring clients to play in a world of beauty. Nikos is armed with valuable knowledge gained through over the past 20 years working as a Buyer in the retail sector. Over the years he has maintained his relationships with suppliers, and is proactive in seeking the best and most innovative groundbreaking beauty products that will appeal to his audience.

Francis Pickthall

Fragrance Expert

Francis Pickthall Francis is an expert in fragrances. He joined CPL Aromas in 1985 where he began his career as a trainee perfumer though his family had been involved in the fragrance industry for many years. A member of the British Society of Perfumers, Francis established himself as a successful perfumer creating successful market products.

Laura Husband

Beauty and Hair Expert

Laura Husband is the former editor of Pure Beauty and has spent the past five years writing about the beauty retail sector with expert knowledge on everything from new product launches to global trends. She was chair of the judging panel for the UK’s Pure Beauty Awards for three years and is now the editor of the UK’s leading magazine for the hairdressing sector – Hairdresser’s Journal.

Jack Ferguson

Sun Care & Skin Care Expert

Jack Ferguson is an expert in Sun Care, Skin Care product development and support required for advertising claims used to promote cosmetic products. Jack Ferguson worked at senior levels in R&D at Beechams (London), Boots (Nottingham), and Oriflame Cosmetics (Dublin) and has worked in the cosmetics industry for over 25 years. His company provides bespoke formulation development services to cosmetic and pharmaceutical organisations for Sun Care and Skin Care products.

Farah Ahmed

Fragrance Expert

Farah is President & CEO of IFRANA, the fragrance industry’s association where she works with leading fragrance houses and consumer brands to guide efforts towards science-based fragrance policies and greater public understanding and appreciation of fragrance. With more than 12 years of experience in fragrance and cosmetics, she was named one of the most influential south asian women executives in media and entertainment by Korn/Ferry International.


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