Cosmetics & Toiletries Allē Awards

C&t Alle Awards Logo400Shining the Spotlight on Cosmetics R&D Ingenuity 

Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) and Allured Business Media excitedly present the C&T Allē Awards—our newly reinvented* awards program bringing behind-the-scenes ingenuity in cosmetics and personal care R&D into the spotlight. The Allēs honor the scientific discipline, formulating skills, resourcefulness and creativity of innovators throughout the cosmetic product development process—from ingredient suppliers and finished product manufacturers, to test method/tool designers, digital tech developers and more.

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Entry Types/Categories 

Cosmetics and Personal Care Ingredients: Actives and Base Ingredients
Finished Formulas: Indie, Mass and Prestige

Ingredient/Formula Categories: 
Anti-aging/Well Aging • Skin/Body Care • Hair/Scalp Care • Color Cosmetics • Sun/Light Protection • Toiletries (Hand Hygiene, AP/Deo and Oral Care) • Nutricosmetics • 'Feel Good' Beauty • Microbiome Application

Claims Testing Methods/Tools
Digital Technologies: Consumer and B2B User

Submission Deadlines

Submissions for the 2022 Allēs will be accepted now through March 1, 2022. Submit now.

Entry Fees 

$275 Early Bird (through Feb. 15, 2022)
$375 Regular (through March 1, 2022)
*price is per entry


Entries will be reviewed and rated by an esteemed panel of judges for parameters such as sustainability, multifunctionality, novelty, proof of efficacy and more. 


Entries must have been launched or implemented between March 1, 2020, and May 25, 2022. Paid submission fees and supporting documentation (for the judges' review) are required for each entry.

Awards Dinner

The C&T Allēs will be presented during an exclusive in-person dinner, held on Sept. 28, 2022, co-located with our Beauty Accelerate event; tickets can be purchased in advance (details forthcoming). Sponsorships are available (contact or 1-630-344-6061).

Winner/Finalist Recognition

Finalists and winners will be recognized across all C&T multimedia platforms and will receive invaluable expert insights about their product or innovation. Winners will receive one team award and be profiled in the magazine. Note that additional licensing fees apply to display the C&T Allē Awards logo. 

Past Winners*

Submit now for the chance to join this list of past winners:

Finished Formulas: Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Belcorp,  Kao Brands Co.,  Procter & Gamble, PZ Cussons, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, AmorePacific, Shiseido L’Oréal

Ingredients: Sederma, Clariant,  Korea Particle Technologies, Dow Corning Corp.,  BASF,  Berg & Schmidt, Presperse, Ashland, Croda, RBT, a Syneron Company, DSM

*Previously known as the C&T R&D Awards and the International Technology Awards