Leaders of Change Awards celebrates the passionate leaders and effective organisations in beauty and wellness, committed to make a positive impact on society and planet.


Nominations are open for Leaders of Change Awards by INNOCOS, recognizing beauty and wellness leaders with the ability to influence and enthuse others through personal advocacy, vision and drive in three distinguished categories: sustainability, social impact and industry disruption.

The Leadership Awards have been created by INNOCOS events to recognize and honour managers and leaders in the beauty industry, who have significantly contributed to the success of their company by developing, enhancing and expanding the practice of innovation. 

Awards Categories


Pandemic Response Leader
Recognizing beauty/wellness industry leaders for new product, or policies, or anything else designed to mitigate either the health effects of COVID-19 or the economic effects of lockdowns.

Circular Economy Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their efforts on circularity as an important step forward in developing more sustainable goods and processes.
Sustainability Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for initiatives to advance transparency, sustainability and the highest standards in clean beauty movement, developed with consideration for the human and environmental health impact.
Blue Planet Leader Brand
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry brand leaders for their impact helping preserve our planet. It can be anything from zero waist products to educate, creating movements inspiring positive change.

Blue Planet Leader Retailer
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry retail leaders for their impact helping preserve our planet. It can be anything from zero waist products to educate, creating movements inspiring positive change.

Inclusivity & BLM Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact in promoting inclusivity and the authentic representation of all ages, people with disabilities, BLM, the LGBTQ+ community and racial diversity.
Women’s Empowerment Leader
Women’s rights movement,
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for their impact in Women’s rights movement, that inspired positive change.
Health and Wellbeing Leader
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders, who have contributed to communities around the world by developing and implementing holistic health and beauty products, that educate and help improve your mental and physical well being to community around the world
Recognizes Beauty/wellness industry leaders who is disrupting the industry and blazes a trial for others to follow by introducing new product, services, formula, packaging, supply chain.
Entrepreneur 2020
Recognizes beauty/wellness industry leaders for launching successful company/product into the marketplace in 2020.

Retail Leader 2020
Recognizes aspiring beauty/wellness retail entrepreneurs for leading their business to success during the pandemic or launching successful business into the marketplace in 2020.
World Changing Leader Of The Year
in Beauty and Wellness
The most world changing leader of the year will be selected by INNOCOS Beauty Influence Network advisory board. The winner will be selected from the wide list of finalists (three finalists per each category) and judged on the quality, breadth, and ambition of their work.

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You can also NOMINATE a product which is climate positive to win Blue Beauty Product Awards

Irina Kremin, Founder & CEO, INNOCOS
"COVID-19 is fundamentally changing the world of beauty and this is the time when the industry leaders are redefining the boundaries of technology, setting a higher standard for sustainability, empowering an ever-changing consumer and inspiring disruptive innovations. Celebrating Leaders of Change and Blue Beauty Awards makes us all realize that making change is possible and can bring people and brands together to do something good!"