07 Nov 2023

The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) and NYKAA have declared the winners of the second edition of BEAUTY&YOU Awards in India. Held on 2nd November 2023 at Snowball Studios, Mumbai, the Award is a platform to scout new talent in the beauty industry. An expert panel of judges took them through the entire process, scrutinising them on several aspects.

The second edition of the awards program saw 600 entries from across 150 cities in varied categories of skin care, hair care, fragrance, and colour cosmetics. ELC and NYKAA conducted the entire reviewing of application pool process and shortlisting the 10 promising brands.

The ceremony witnessed 27 finalists who showcased innovative concepts and products for skin care and fragrance rituals  in the Breakthrough, Create, Grow, Imagine, and Impact categories.

All the winners will have access to ELC and NYKAA and other experts from the beauty industry. BEAUTY&YOU India will also offer the winners funding, guidance and distribution support.

List of winners

Beautywise, a dermatology-led supplement brand

Havah, a fragrance brand

Community Category

The Best Community Engagement and SupportPrize money: $10,000

Priya Minhas

CREATE section

The Next Generation of Creative Talent Submitting Work Around the Theme of ‘Experiential Beauty in India
Prize money: $10,000

Call of the Valley

GROW Category

In-Market Businesses

Cash prize: $150,000


Pre-Launch Concepts

IMAGINE Category

Sohrai and C16 Biosciences

The Most Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programming

Prize money: $50,000