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Putting on the Glitz: Gala Spa Awards Held in Germany

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Spa industry leaders donned their finest for the 22nd annual Gala Spa Awards, which were held at the Brenners Park Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany. More than 200 guests attended the event, including leaders from the cosmetics and entertainment industries.

Model, author and activist Waris Dirie was presented the Beauty Idol of the Year award, recognized for her commitment women’s rights; her Desert Flower Foundation (named after her bestselling autobiography) fights against female genital mutilation around the world.

Sylvia Earl, Ph.D., was presented the 2018 Special Prize. The 82-year-old oceanographer is a committed conservationist and is president of the Mission Blue project, which promotes the establishment of marine protected areas.

Winners of the 2018 Gala Spa Awards

Beauty Idol Waris Dirie

Special Prize Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.

Luxury Concepts La Prairie—Skin Caviar Absolute Filler

Innovation Concepts Codage Paris—Seasonal Serums

Cult Concepts Biotherm—Lait Corporel

Organic Concepts Less—Dry Skin

Medical & Health Concepts Lanserhof Tegernsee—Lans Med Concept

Spa Concepts The Lanesborough Club & Spa, England