Cosmetics Business triumphs at 2016 Johnson & Johnson awards

Lucy Copp wins trade beauty category and Katie Middleweek gets runner up

Emma Reinhold and Dr Susan Mayou present Lucy Copp with her award during last night's ceremony

Lucy Copp has scooped the trophy for Best Trade Beauty Journalist for the second year in a row at the prestigious Johnson & Johnson Skincare Journalism Awards. Lucy, who is Editor of Cosmetics Business, won the category for her article 'The brave and beautiful', which appeared in the October 2015 issue of Pure Beauty magazine and addressed skin care challenges associated with cancer treatments.

Lucy Copp, Editor, Cosmetics Business

This marks the third occasion Lucy has topped the Best Trade Beauty Journalist category. Last year, Lucy won for her article on body care, 'Skinny love', featured in the September 2014 issue of SPC.

It was a one-two for HPCi Media-owned titles last night, as the runner up position was awarded to freelance journalist Katie Middleweek for her skin care market report 'Tailor made skin care', published in the May 2015 issue of SPC. Katie is the former Editor of ECM (now Cosmetics Business Markets).

Katie Middleweek, freelance journalist

2016 was the 12th year of the Johnson & Johnson Skincare Journalism Awards and, throughout the event's history, journalists employed by HPCi Media, including SPC Editor Julia Wray and Cosmetics Business Markets Editor Jo Allen, have written several award-winning articles. Former Group Editor of HPCi's Cosmetics Division and multiple winner of the Best Trade Beauty Journalist category Emma Reinhold now sits on the Johnson & Johnson Skincare Journalism Awards judging panel, while in 2012 Nadia Di Martino took home the Journalist Of The Year award for 'Beauty shows its true colours', published in ECM.