GET TO KNOW THE AWARDS NOMINEES FOR 2022

As we are enjoying the beautiful summer of 2022 turn to autumn, what better time to get to know all the nominated cosmetics for the Nordic Natural Beauty Awards of the year?

To avoid the presentation of the nominees becoming one heavy manual (even though we know it would be a good one!), we divided the nominee cosmetics into four parts. In this first part of our nominee blog series, you can familiarize yourself with twenty incredible nominees.

If you want to learn even more about a certain nominee product or the brand behind the craftmanship, click the link mentioned after the description. We welcome you all to celebrate Nordic Natural Beauty with us!

LEFT TO RIGHT: LOELLE ORGANIC BEAUTY | GREENETIQ DENMARK | AIE COSMETICS | LUONNOTAR

NOMINEES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

LOELLE ORGANIC BEAUTY – AFRICAN BLACK SOAP FOAM

Loelle’s African Black Soap Foam deeply cleanses and detoxifies the skin and hair of dirt, impurities, and excess sebum. This sulfate-free foam is made of 100% natural and organic ingredients, including turmeric, neem oil, shea butter, and aloe vera.

“Our African Black Soap Foam instantly soothes and nourishes dry and irritated skin. It contains powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that leave your face, body, and hair clean and refreshed.”

Read more about Loelle Organic Beauty here >

GREENETIQ DENMARK – FACE TONIC WITH ORGANIC LAVENDER, SWEET ORANGE & CAMOMILE

GreenEtiq’s Face Tonic is a refreshing tonic for the face which can be used for all skin types. It has moisturizing, cleansing, and firming effects.

“Our Face Tonic contains, among other things, organic aloe vera, organic lavender, organic sweet orange, and natural chamomile, which all cleanse, tighten, and soothe the skin as well as counteract redness.

Read more about GreenEtiq Denmark here >

AIE COSMETICS – 010 SERUM, EYES, PUFFY, NO MORE

The aie 010 Eye Serum is the brand’s secret agent against wrinkles. It truly hits puffiness and small wrinkles where it heals. Keep your eyes open for this refreshingly efficient eye-opener. 010 – for your eyes only.

There are some ingredients that we like to bring up, however, the perfect aie feeling is made by combining all the necessary ingredients, nothing less, nothing extra.

Read more about aie Cosmetics here >

LUONNOTAR – SPRUCE RESIN SALVE 30%

Luonnotar Spruce Resin Salve is a versatile care product that can be used to protect and care for your skin as well as your pet’s skin in a natural, effective and safe way.

“Our Spruce Resin Salve soothes irritated skin and relieves itching. It promotes the renewal of skin cells and thus helps skin blemishes to heal. As an antibacterial ingredient, spruce resin relieves and prevents inflammation.”

Read more about Luonnotar (in Finnish) here >

LEFT TO RIGHT: SWEDEN ECO | DON TAPONERO | DICK JOHNSON | DON TAPONERO

NOMINEES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

SWEDEN ECO – BEARD AND FACE OIL

Sweden Eco’s Beard And Face Oil is an exclusive and organic oil for the beard and face. It makes the beard soft and has a nurturing effect on the skin.

“Our Beard And Face Oil contains nutritious and active oils, such as watermelon seed, chia, Crambe, and argan oil. It is excellent as a massage oil for the face and suitable for all skin types.”

Read more about Sweden Eco here >

DON TAPONERO – ARCTIC CHARM PARFUM OIL

Don Taponero’s Arctic Charm Parfum Oil is a fresh and mystical scent that is a combination of sweet and exotic tones. The oil base of the product contains almond oil, hemp oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.

“Our Arctic Charm is made for confident and original men.”

Read more about Don Taponero (in Finnish) here >

DICK JOHNSON – GOD SPRAY

Dick Johnson’s God Spray is materal of the gods available to mortals, as the brand states.

“In our opinion, the typical face cream was crying out for an update, so we created an easier-to-use face product, God Spray. It soothes, reduces swelling and effectively moisturizes the skin of the face. Spray the product on the face directly or apply it by hand. Remember to take a deep breath, because Dick Johnson’s Signature Scent combined with the divine herbs of the spray works wonderfully for stress relief as well.”

Read more about Dick Johnson (in Finnish) here >

DON TAPONERO – ARCTIC HEALING AFTER SHAVE FACE OIL

Don Taponero’s Arctic Healing is a hemp oil-based oil, which works magic as an aftershave or face oil.

“The spruce resin contained in our Arctic Healing After Shave Face Oil helps heal wounds and the argan and jojoba oils soothe dry and sensitive skin. The oil can also be used as a beard oil.”

Read more about Don Taponero (in Finnish) here >

LEFT TO RIGHT: TAIKA | GEISHA SHAVER | HEJBUDDY | FOUR REASONS

NOMINEES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

TAIKA – SENSITIVE CLEANSING MILK

TAIKA’s Sensitive Cleansing Milk is a gentle cleansing emulsion for dry and sensitive skin. It cleanses the facial skin and removes make-up effectively, but gently and without drying – leaving the skin soft and moisturized.

“The gentle composition of our Sensitive Cleansing Milk contains skin-moisturizing xylitol and glycerol, as well as nourishing oat and rapeseed oil. The ingredients are 100% of natural origin.”

Read more about TAIKA (in Finnish) here >

GEISHA SHAVER – GEISHA SHAVING GEL

Geisha Shaving Gel is the trusted partner of a sharp shaver! Wave goodbye to irritated skin, red dots, and ingrown hairs.

“Our Geisha Shaving Gel creates a very smooth surface on the skin that helps the blade glide easily without scratching or irritating your delicate skin. Red hibiscus and dragon’s blood extract form an antimicrobial protective layer that calms and helps the skin to recover after shaving. The slick and silky gel is plentiful, which makes the Shaving Gel tube last for a long time. Even a small amount is enough to shave every nook and cranny of your body.”

Read more about Geisha Shaver here >

HEJ BUDDY – SCRUB BUDDY: VANILLA + COFFEE

Hej Buddy’s Scrub Buddy is a very rough exfoliating bar of soap.

“Do you happen to have ingrown hair? Do you love dry brushing? Aren’t exfoliating gloves the best? Our vanilla-scented Scrub Buddy is an effective zero-waste equivalent to cosmetics in a plastic jar. The exfoliating power comes from real coffee.”

Read more about Hej Buddy (in Finnish) here >

FOUR REASONS  – NATURE STYLING MOUSSE

Four Reason’s Nature Styling Mousse protects your hair from the heat of hairdryers as well as from humidity. This volumizing hair product with a fresh scent creates a rough structure and lift to your hairdo.

“The consistency of the styling mousse is airy and light, so it is easy to apply and spread on the hair. Your hair feels airy and your hands won’t get sticky! It contains organic sea buckthorn, apricot, and silver linden bud extract.”

Read more about Four Reasons here >

LEFT TO RIGHT: ELM ORGANICS | GREVINNANS RUM | SILÉ COSMETICS | BIRK

NOMINEES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

ELM ORGANICS – COTTON FLOWER HAND WASH

Elm Organics’ Cotton Flower Hand Wash is a luxurious and gel-like body soap. The soap cleanses without drying out the skin and fills your bathroom with an aroma of well-being and natural ingredients. It is suitable for all skin types – including dry and sensitive skin.

“Our Cotton Flower Hand Wash removes dirt and bacteria from the surface of the skin without drying out or disturbing the skin’s natural balance. Organic ingredients from meadowsweet, aloe vera, and olives cleanse and add moisture to keep the skin soft and supple.”

Read more about Elm Organics here >

GREVINNANS RUM – MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER

Grevinnans Rum’s Micellar Cleansing Water offers facial cleansing with maximum moisture. It can be used on its own or after cleansing with soap or oil.

“The best cleansing and moisturizing effect you will get using the Micellar Cleansing Water after cleansing with one of our soaps. The cleansing water soothes and moisturizes the skin.”

Read more about Grevinnans Rum (in Swedish/Norwegian) here >

SILÉ COSMETICS –  SOQRU SUGARING PASTE FOR HOME HAIR REMOVAL

Silé Cosmetics’ SUQRU is a gentle sugaring paste for hair removal at home. It is suitable for use on all skin types and all parts of the body.

“Our SOQRU sugaring paste for hair removal at home contains sea buckthorn, which has antibacterial, soothing, and anti-irritant properties.”

Read more about SILÉ Cosmetics here >

BIRK – DRY SHAMPOO | TØRSHAMPOO MED PILEROD

BIRK’s dry shampoo is a dry shampoo with 100% natural ingredients.

“Do you also wish you could skip a hair wash at times? Here is our help that gently lifts the hair and absorbs the natural fat layer at the hair roots. That way, you can get through one more day without washing your hair.”

Read more about BIRK (in Danish) here >

LEFT TO RIGHT: LOELLE ORGANIC BEAUTY | VUOHELMA | LUONKOS | HERBHUB SWEDEN

NOMINEES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

LOELLE ORGANIC BEAUTY – AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAR

Loelle’s African Black Soap Bar is specially formulated to reestablish healthy skin cells. The gentle foam works well on all skin types, including sensitive skin.

“The neem oil in our African Black Soap Bar is a powerful ingredient that helps to balance oily and acne-prone skin. The cooling aloe vera soothes and nourishes dry and irritated skin, while the organic shea butter is blended to replenish moisture and make skin softer and smoother. Turmeric is included to fight aging signs and brighten the complexion of the skin.”

Read more about Loelle Organic Beauty here >

VUOHELMA – SHAMPOO BAR HONEY & SHEA

Vuohelma’s handmade, sulfate-free and softly foaming Honey & Shea Shampoo Bar washes your hair sparkling clean. The piece is not soap-based, but is based on gentle cleaning agents derived from coconut and sugar, and is completely biodegradable.

“Our shampoo bar is suitable for all hair types, especially for dry hair and for those with scalp challenges. The scent of the bar comes from rosemary and cinnamon leaf essential oils, which also care for the scalp.”

Read more about Vuohelma (in Finnish) here >

LUONKOS – VITALITY BALANCING BODY OIL CAKE

Luonkos’ Vitality Balancing Body Oil Cake moisturizes, cares for and balances the skin of the body, making it wonderfully soft and elastic. The brand’s body oil cakes are like solid pieces of body cream – they bind moisture to the skin and nourishe the skin.

“Our innovative Vitality cake contains Reconnecting Nature™ forest microbe extract developed in Finland, which has been scientifically proven to strengthen the skin’s own microbiome and promote connection with nature. Like a wonderful forest bath indoors!”

Read more about Luonkos (in Finnish) here >

HERBHUB SWEDEN – FLUFFY MOULDING

Herbhub Sweden’s Fluffy Moulding is a soft hair wax for those who want to style their hair without it being visible. The wax is a mixture of wax and leave-in wrap. It cares for your hair while giving you the feeling of having more hair.

“Our Fluffy Moulding can be applied to wet or dry hair depending on the desired result. When applying to wet hair, you can choose to blow-dry to shape the hair or let the hair dry on its own to define its own natural fall. If you want a bit of firmness or to tighten the curls, apply the product to dry hair.”

Read more about HerbHub Sweden (in Swedish) here >

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

The featured photos were taken by the talented Laura Loukola.

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