Get to Know the Winners – Facial Cleansing

Nordic Natural Beauty Awards 2020 winners were announced in the awards’ Instagram Live show on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020. The competition was tight in all of the categories, proving that all the nominees are just incredible.

We wanted to take a deeper look at the winners and why they specifically make a great addition to anyone’s beauty routine. To avoid the list of the winners become one heavy manual (even though we know it would be a good one!), we divided the winners into four parts. This post is all about FACIAL CLEANSING.


Let’s start from the very basics of what comes to our facial beauty regime. Gentle but effective cleansing of the skin is the basis for a better natural glow.

Frantsila’s Red clover cleansing gel received the title for the Best Nordic Natural Facial Cleansing Product. This is a deep cleansing, clear gel formulation, featuring an antioxidant-rich complex of red clover and fermented cranberry extracts, that thoroughly removes impurities and makeup, prevents excess sebum production, and tightens the appearance of pores, all without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture and PH balance.


“This cleanser feels so fresh and light, and cleanses the skin really nicely without drying it out.”

“Not only a lovely product but also the bottle is lovely to have in the bathroom.”

“Very gentle and kind product, one of my favourites!”

– Awards Jury


When you feel to cleanse a little deeper, the winner exfoliator from Sóley Organics’ GLÓey Exfoliator, is a great choice. This exfoliator’s name, GLÓey, means ‘eternal glow‘ in Icelandic. And for a reason…


GLÓey exfoliator is a natural at multi-tasking. Its gentle buffing action does several things at once: by thoroughly removing sluggish surface cells, it promotes skin renewal, reduces the signs of aging, and eases the absorption of applied nutrients and moisture.  It even gives you a bit of a head-start with that last bit, using a lavish combination of coconut, sweet almond, and apricot kernel oils to moisturize your skin and prep it to absorb whatever you put on next. People with puffy eyes, acne, or sensitive skin will be happy to know that this scrub also contains Sóley’s signature blend of wild Icelandic herbs which calm redness, eliminate bacteria, and tell inflammation to sit the heck down.

“Refreshing and light, and gently exfoliating. One of my favourites!”

“It definitely gives the skin a good blood circulation and is nice together with the Sóley moisturiser.”

“The scent is amazing and the product is light so you can easily use it everyday if you feel like your pores get clogged. Best exfoliator I have ever tried. Thank you!”

– Awards Jury


To pamper yourself with an effective face mask, your choice could be Grevinnans Rum’s Ansiktsmask/ Peel, the winner of the face mask category. The awards’ jury really loved this product, as follows:

“I loved how this face mask got rid of old skin and stripped my skin in a good and gentle way without leaving my skin dry or tight.”

“The moisturizing component of this mask felt luxurious.”

“I loved the effects of this product! It left my skin looking balanced and smooth.”

– Awards Jury


This organic and vegan product brings you a face mask and a face peeling in the same jar. You can choose whether you want to peel the skin or apply a deep cleansing, moisturizing, and firming face mask. This luxurious product is suitable for all skin types from the driest and most sensitive to acne. The raw materials of the product adapt to your skin type and give it what it needs.


Have you heard of Facial Oil Cleansing Cakes? If not, then this will be an info package for you!

The innovative beauty brand Luonkos received a special prize from the jury for its’ innovative new method for cleansing the face with its’ Facial Oil Cleansing Cakes. The jury praised the new innovative way of cleansing with comments such as:

“The use of the cleansing cake was something I had not tried before and I really liked it. I liked also the fact that I didn’t need to use a lot of water to clean my face. This was the best product to clean up makeup.”

“Very simple and I like how you don’t need moisturiser after using this.”

“Love love love the packaging and the concept! Great cleansing product to take with me when I travel!”

– Awards Jury

Luonkos Facial Oil Cleansing Cake is a 4-in-1 product that cleanses the skin, removes the make-up, and balances and nurtures your skin. By using the product daily, you can re-establish and equalize the skin’s moisture balance. At first, the impurities might activate, but your skin will calm down when it gains back its’ natural balance.


Oil cleansing is a highly effective but gentle way to clean even a thicker layer of make-up. It also works on sun protection that typically doesn’t come off with gentle cleansing products. Oil cleansing is also an excellent choice when travelling to places with limited water resources, as it is used with very little to no water. To mention as well; the cakes are unisex products, with fresh fragrances that suit men as well.

Overall, we can summarize that Nordic nature will get your face well cleansed – naturally. To dig even deeper, see all this year’s NOMINEES HERE >

Details of the products are written as the brands present them.

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