A skincare business has won a gold award for its handmade products.

Andrea Lawrence, creator of Toulou Organics Skincare, was delighted after the form won a gold award at the Freefrom Skincare Awards.

Toulou's handmade products underwent several months of rigorous testing, to secure the win in the body care category at the awards.

The judging panel were unanimous in their praise of the company at the awards ceremony held at the Love Natural Love Organic Show in London.

Toulou Organics Skincare, of Imperial Way, Borehamwood, was created by the mother of two in 2006 to combat her dry skin.

She said: “This award was totally unexpected, but it is really gratifying to receive this national recognition from the skincare industry and feature alongside my industry peers.”

The annual Freefrom Skincare Awards, now in its third year, shortlisted over one-hundred products from more than seventy skincare companies.