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 HYDRATION AND THE FINAL TOUCH.
REFRESH AND HYDRATE
A toner is a great way to freshen up and add lighter hydration to your skin. The winner of the awards’ toner category, Frantsila’s Calendula Face mist, is a soothing toner that features a double dose of Calendula flower water and Calendula extract. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory combination that infuses skin with restorative moisture and a radiant glow.
To justify the win, here are a few comments from the star jury:
“Great toner! It is really fresh and does its’ job.”
“I liked how my skin looked well balanced after using this product. It’s a nice refreshment throughout the day.”
“I get a feeling like it is a high-class, well-made product which I want to have in my beauty kit.”– Awards Jury
To hydrate the deeper layers of the skin, an effective serum is the best way to go. The awards’ winner, Transderma’s Vitamin C Serum, employs a revolutionary new technique for stabilization and improved absorption of natural vitamin C. This serum provides skin the proven regenerative effects and antioxidant protection of vitamin C – better luster, improved firmness and elasticity through help in stimulating elastin and collagen production, and protection against the damaging effects of free radicals and UV light.
“I loved using this serum. It made my skin feel and look glowing, and I like the thin texture and the payoff.”
“This is the best serum I’ve ever tried! It really made a difference in the appearance of my skin.
“Amazing serum with some magic – trust me!”– Awards Jury
To provide powerful hydration, a face oil will do the trick. Loelle’s Organic Face Oil was acknowledged as the Best Face Oil in the Nordics this year, and it received quite praise from the star jury. Using Loelle Face Oil you obtain both the protective and repairing Argan oil capabilities and the Barbary Fig Seed Oil skin food and facelift effects.
“A gentle oil that feels very soft and natural.”
“This is such a good facial oil! I’ve used it night and day, and underneath makeup as well.”
“This oil has a very nice scent and it gives you a lovely glow. Plus for the luxurious packaging”– Awards Jury
Sóley Organics’ eyGLÓ Moisturiser, the winner of the moisturizer category, is quite a package for hydration. This certified organic concentrated moisturizer is rich in radiance-giving antioxidants such as evening primrose-, rosehip-, and frankincense oil that improve skin elasticity and longevity. The brand’s signature blend of hand-picked wild Icelandic herbs works to tone, tighten, eliminate harmful bacteria, fade sun damage, and brighten complexions.
“Absolutely lovely pine tree-like scent, that takes you directly to nature.”
“The product was very good at balancing my skin and worked very well with the GLÓey exfoliator.”
“This product was very effective and moisturized my skin thoroughly. My favorite!– Awards Jury
AROUND THE EYES
To keep the sensitive skin around the eyes hydrated, Anumati Skincare’s winner product Antioxidant Eye & Lip Serum does the trick according to the jury. This anti-aging concentrated formula serum delivers targeted hydration and nourishment from concentrated fortifying antioxidants and fatty acids to the delicate skin surrounding the eyes as well as the top lip area. It contains botanical extracts to help smooth, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin.
“This feels so good when you want to do a little extra for the skin around the eyes without any irritation from perfume and heavy creams.”
“Love! It was exactly what I would expect from a great serum. Plumping and hydrating. Very smooth and gel like. It calmed my skin and I loved using it morning and night.”
“I just love this product, that’s it!”– Awards Jury
PROTECT FROM THE SUN
To finalize the hydration before going out, Anumati Skincare’s Vividness Cream Spf 15, titled the Best Sunscreen in the Nordics, is the way to go. This brightening, moisturizing cream is designed to protect sensitive skin from environmental effects and reduces hyperpigmentation such as liver spots, scars, and damage from the sun. The cream makes your skin look smoother, lighter, and softer. A matte finish guarantees the product’s usability under makeup.
“I loved how it made my skin more even-looking.”
“I really liked the texture, scent, and finish of this.”
“A plus for a nice little bottle. It is easy to carry in the handbag!”– Awards Jury
LET’S NOT FORGET THE LIPS
As the WINTER IS COMING, an effective lip balm is something that we are all searching for. Lykke by Julie’s Kyss Lipbalm was praised for its’ hydration by the awards’ jury and was titled the Best Nordic Natural Lip Balm in 2020. This nutritious and caring lip balm moisturizes in-depth, exactly what we are all looking for.
“A perfect product! Smooth full consistency, which worked also as a lip gloss. Plus also for the beautiful packaging.”
“I’m almost addicted. This product really makes my lips feel moist. The balm stays on for a long time because it is so rich. Looove!”
“I have in all honesty never tried a lip balm this good! I believe that it hydrated my lips and stayed on for a very long time. It did also have a lovely scent and gave my lips a nice glow and an illusion of a plumped lip. 10/10”– Awards Jury
To add a statement to those moisturized lips, we would like to present the lipstick category winner – HAVU Cosmetics. The lipsticks of HAVU Cosmetics are 100% biodegradable and contain only natural waxes and oils and no additional perfumes or preservatives.
HAVU Cosmetics won also a special jury prize for their extraordinary package design. The design was praised by the star jury of the awards, and for a reason. The lipstick container is made from common alder and aspen, and the lipstick mechanism is made from biodegradable PLA (polylactide). Therefore, the lipstick container can be disposed of as bio-waste after use.
“I love this lipstick! It is really easy to apply and stays well on my lips. The casing is absolutely gorgeous!”
“Great lipstick! And of quality. It is great to see new thinking in design!”
“This was my favorite product. It was simple and stylish. I love the wooden package design. The product stayed on well and left my lips feeling soft. Winner material here!”– Awards Jury
Overall, we can summarize that Nordic nature will get your skin well hydrated and ready for daily life – naturally. To dig even deeper, see all this year’s NOMINEES HERE >
Details of the products are written as the brands present them.