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 second part of our nominee blog series, you can familiarize yourself with twenty-two 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!
NOMINEES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
ROSENSERIEN – VITAMIN C SERUM WITH ROSEROOT
Rosenserien’s Vitamin C Serum with rose root is a deep-acting serum. It gives a boost of energy with its stabilized Vitamin C and revitalizing rose root. The skin regains and maintains its elasticity and shine.
“We at Rosenserien have invested in quality ingredients despite their relatively high price. Cheaper ingredients are often less effective because they do not contain cell-activating substances. Our plants come from organic cultivation, which means that the plants are not sprayed with chemicals or artificial fertilizers and that they are harvested by hand.”
FLOWUS – DAILY BALANCE FACE CREAM
Flowus’ Daily Balance Face Cream is packed with natural ingredients that together create a great synergy for nourishing facial hydration. The cream adds moisture right into the deep layers of the skin penetrating quickly without being greasy.
“CBD contained in our cream is one of the hemp plant’s natural and active cannabinoids. Research suggests that it has a very good effect on the skin, in several areas even. It helps to regulate the skin’s sebum production – an overproduction of sebum is what can cause oily skin and result in enlarged pores. It also soothes the skin and stimulates the formation of new skin cells.”
FRANTSILA – NETTLE & PEAT SCALP TREATMENT OIL
Frantsila’s Nettle & Peat Scalp Treatment Oil revitalizes dry, itchy, and flaky scalp. The effect of the treatment oil is based on soothing and antimicrobial herbal and peat extracts as well as essential oils.
“Our Scalp Treatment Oil strengthens the health of the hair thanks to the effect of nettle and rosemary that activates blood circulation in the scalp. This way the hair gets shinier and stronger. Scalp treatment oil is suitable for everyone to maintain the good condition of the scalp and hair, and it is especially helpful for treated hair and problematic scalp.”
WISE ORGANIC SKINCARE – ANTIAGE SERUM LIMEFLOWER & BROCCOLI OIL
“WISE’s Antiage Serum for mature skin with lime flower and broccoli oil enriches your skin with lots of antioxidants, increases oxygenation, and adds nature’s own vitamins. These together improve the skin’s texture and give a beautiful glow.
“Mature skin loses both moisture and elasticity over time and needs customized products, which strengthen elasticity and help both prevent and reduce wrinkles. To achieve a good recovery, both nutrition and super antioxidants are needed.”
KAJO COSMETICS – HYDROPHILIC CLEANSING OIL
Kajo Cosmetics’ rich cleansing oil and make-up remover is based on a mixture of natural oils and vitamin E. It forms a pleasant emulsion and cleans the skin perfectly without a greasy feeling.
“Our Hydrophilic Cleansing Oil effortlessly dissolves impurities, base makeup, and waterproof eye makeup. It helps protect the lipid barrier and preserve the skin’s natural resilience for a smoother feel after cleansing. The oil is formulated with nourishing antioxidants for healthy-looking radiance and it leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturized.”
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NATURLIG DEO – EKOLOGISK DEODORANT CREAM GRAPEFRUKT
Naturlig Deo is an organic deodorant cream made from a few specially selected natural ingredients. They are manufactured in Norsjö, a small village situated in northern Sweden, with care and consideration with regard for the user, animals as well as nature.
“Naturlig Deo eliminates the smell of sweat and absorbs moisture in a natural way. It is free from aluminum, alcohol, unnecessary chemicals, and other additives. Naturlig Deo is vegan and unisex hence suits all genders of all ages.”
MH-FACEOIL – 2+B BAKUCHIOL FACE OIL
MH-FACEOIL’s 2+B is a smooth and lovable anti-age face oil serum. It contains natural avocado oil that moisturizes, gives elasticity, increases the skin’s collagen production, and works as a soothing caring base.Another powerful natural ingredient, moisturizing and emollient squalane is made from olive oil.
“Our 2+B Face Oil also contains 3% bakuchiol which is the natural alternative to retinol without the negative effects associated with retinol. Bakuchiol stimulates collagen and reduces signs of aging such as uneven skin tone, dryness, and fine lines.”
PURA NORDICA – RHODIOLA ROSEA FACIAL CREAM
Pura Nordica’s Rhodiola Rosea Facial Cream is salvation for dry skin. The moisturizing and nourishing ingredients of the rich cream are particularly gentle on dry skin, but the cream is also excellent as a night cream for normal, Couperosa, and aging skin.
“Making the products we take into account the needs of different skin types. No essential oils are added to our products, so they are also suitable for the most sensitive customers and people with sensitive skin.”
SKARGARD – SOLID SHAMPOO SEA BUCKTHORN
Skargard’s Solid Shampoo with the scent of sea buckthorn is from the brand’s archipelago series.
“Our archipelago-themed cosmetics are handmade from organic ingredients and with inspiration from the Swedish boathouses and the Swedish archipelago. They are wonderful to take to a bathing place, onboard a boat, or to your summer (or winter) cottage.”
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ERISAN+ – EYE CONTOUR CREAM
The prebiotic ingredients of Erisan+ Eye Contour Cream balance, soothe, and moisturize the skin and reduce the oiliness of skin. The cream contains also lipoamino acid, which smooths lines and moisturizes.
“Erisan+ is our product series for sensitive skin designed to strengthen the skin’s own resistance. The products in the series contain prebiotics that balance the skin, strengthen the skin’s natural resistance and increase skin health by promoting the growth of beneficial microbes.”
NORRSKIN – FACE OIL CLEANSER
Norrskin’s Face Oil Cleanser is not only a cleanser. It can be used also as hair oil, face oil, aftershave, and face massage oil. Among other ingredients, the oil provides nourishment with rich jojoba oil, linseed oil, and wild strawberry extract.
“Our anti-inflammatory oil nourishes your skin and hair while boosting hydration level. It calms down redness and irritation and supports regenerating and repairing processes in your skin.”
AIVA – THE CREAM
AIVA’s The cream is a protective, nourishing, and balancing antioxidant cream that leaves your skin feeling well, good and hydrated. The fresh formula penetrates fast and leaves skin feeling supple and moisturized.
“Organic cold-pressed Northern Bilberry Seed Oil / Extract contained in our cream is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. It contains vitamins, anthocyanins, and flavonoids to protect the skin from the damaging effects of environmental pollution, oxidation, and premature cell aging. Its omega fatty acids and phytotensins nourish, moisturize and soothe the skin, helping to relieve inflammation while keeping the skin supple, helping to support the skin’s collagen.”
PURODORÉ NATURAL SKINCARE – REVITALISING DAY & NIGHT GOLD CREAM
Purodoré’s Day & Night Gold Cream is a powerful product that revitalizes, brightens, and tightens the skin. It is perfectly formulated to add protection and moisture when you need it (which is always!).
“Our smooth face cream includes Vigna Aconitifolia seed extract which is a natural alternative to retinol. It energizes tired and dull skin by fading pigment changes, as well as by enhancing cell regeneration and collagen production. The result is brighter, firmer, and nourished skin. This ingredient is a 100% natural alternative to the vitamin A derivative retinol. With Vigna Aconitifolia, you get the top results without the irritating side effects.”
FURFACE DOGS – SMOOTH PAWS PAW BALM
FURFACE’s Smooth Paws is a creamy paw balm that absorbs quickly into the skin. It is fully based on plant oils.
“Our paw balm contains organic Swedish rapeseed oil, infused with stinging nettle that is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and full of antioxidants. The shea butter contained in the balm is intensively nourishing and the gentleness of the balm is strengthened by the fact that there is no added fragrance in our paw balm.”
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GREVINNANS RUM – PRE-FACIAL OIL SERUM
Grevinnans Rum’s Pre-Facial Oil Serum is a very effective anti-aging dry oil to be used day and night.
“Our Pre-facial Oil Serum contains black cumin oil. This oil was one of Cleopatra’s favorite oils, highly regarded. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, cell renewing, and moisturizing properties, and it protects the skin against free radicals. It is rich in omega 6, omega 9, and B1, B2, and B3 folic acid, minerals, iron, and calcium – everything that strengthens the skin. Fun fact; when you can smell the scent of black cumin in the oil, it means that all important nutrients remain.”
LJUNG OF LAPLAND – HANDCREME VILDVIDE
Ljung of Lapland’s rich, softening, and moisturizing hand cream Vildvide is formulated with organic coconut butter and shea butter and has a fresh scent. It absorbs into the skin without feeling sticky and provides nurturing protection throughout the day.
“Coconut butter included in our hand cream has a high nutritional value and contains vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids. Almost half of coconut oil’s fatty acids consist of lauric acid, which has antibacterial properties. Olive oil instead contains vitamin E and phytosterols with anti-inflammatory properties, is rich in chlorophyll, and is very nourishing and softening for dry skin. It protects against weather and wind and retains moisture well.”
TAIKA – SENSITIVE 24H MOISTURISER
TAIKA’s Sensitive 24H Moisturiser is a full-bodied, gentle, and intensively moisturizing 24-hour face cream for sensitive and dry skin. It moisturizes ideally, nourishes dry skin effectively, and leaves the skin looking nourished and healthy.
“Our Sensitive 24H Moisturiser contains skin-caring shea butter, oat oil, and rapeseed oil and effectively moisturizing xylitol and glycerol. Plant-based ceramides moisturize and protect dry and sensitive skin. The ingredients are 100% of natural origin.”
TERESE & SOON – EVERYDAY CLEANSING MOUSSE
Terese & Soon’s soft cleansing mousse contains bergamot oil and lemongrass that naturally and gently cleanse the skin of make-up, dirt, and impurities. It combines gentle daily cleansing with a softening, moisturizing, and protective effect. Based on certified organic emulsifiers, the skin barrier is preserved without reducing its lipidic components.
“Our Everyday Cleansing Mousse is multifunctional and suitable for all skin types. Bergamot balances oily skin, lemongrass has antibacterial properties and reduces pores. Organic blackcurrant extract and raspberry water provide a refreshing sensation. It gives the skin a clean and refreshed feeling with a mild citrus scent.”
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LUONKOS – INFINITY FACIAL OIL CLEANSING CAKE
Luonkos’ Infinity Facial Oil Cleansing Cake contains plenty of important antioxidants, vitamins, and good fatty acids for your skin. Coconut oil and cocoa butter help remove dirt from the skin. Grape seed oil softens and cares for the skin. Sea buckthorn contains e.g. Vitamins B, E, and C, which strengthen the skin and accelerate its recovery.
“Our innovative cleansing 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!”
GO CIRCULÄR – UPCYCLED COFFEE BODY SCRUB
Go Circulär’s Upcycled Coffee Body Scrub is formulated with shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, and with repurposed coffee grounds.
“Our business model is inspired by the circular economy because we believe that the imminent present and future are circular. For us, this means extending the life of food products with bio-compounds that have beneficial properties for the skin, such as the coffee in our Body Scrub. This process is called upcycling. After finding the raw materials we manufacture high-quality skincare products that are good for people’s health and the planet.”
DERMA – DERMA ECO BODY OIL
Derma Eco Body Oil is a nourishing and softening body oil with organic jojoba, almond, and apricot kernel oil. The natural oils add moisture and vitamin E to the skin so that the skin retains its suppleness and elasticity and is left soft, supple, and well cared for.
“Our tip for use: Massage the oil into the skin after bathing while the skin is still slightly damp. Dab the skin with a towel and then apply the oil, which absorbs quickly.”
HAVUKA – SPRUCE RESIN BALM 30%
HAVUKA’s Spruce Resin Balm – nature’s own antiseptic balm – is rejuvenating, soothing, and nourishing. It regenerates the skin and moisturizes it effectively. Spruce uses its resin to protect itself against bacteria and microbes as well as other pathogens. In the same way, spruce resin supports the skin’s own protective mechanisms.
“When using our Spruce Resin Balm for pets and animals, you can treat for example dry paws, wounds, asphalt burnt paws, inflammations, and unpleasant effects of tick bites, insect bites, and stings.”
Details of the products are written as the brands present them.
The featured photos were taken by the talented Laura Loukola.