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 fourth 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!
NOMINEES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
HONNINGPERLER – BODY PEELING BAR GERANIUM
Honningperler’s effective Body Peeling Bar is a perfect self-care companion for a gentle scrub. With a refreshing scent of geranium, it gives a feeling of well-being.
“The shea butter contained in our Body Peeling Bar improves skin moisture and the marigold oil supports the healing of the skin with its regenerating effects. Beeswax retains moisture and protects against dehydration of the skin, while sugar gives the peeling power to the bar with its’ gentle scrubbing properties. The essential oil of geranium gives you a refreshing effect.”
DONNA TAPONERO – ARCTIC SECRET
Donna Taponero’s Arctic Secret is an effective moisturizer that nourishes and firms dry skin.
“Our Arctic Secret, “Magic Moisturizer”, is a luxurious moisturizer that can be used also wonderfully as an eye cream, make-up remover, tattoo and pregnancy scar treatment as well as prevention. It contains luxurious Royal Jelly and argan and sea buckthorn oil. The cream really pampers and nourishes your skin.”
PURODORÉ NATURAL SKINCARE – CERAMIDE & GOLD FIRMING EYE CREAM
Purodoré’s instantly absorbing Ceramide and Gold Firming Eye Cream provides intensive care for the skin while restoring firmness and radiance. The cream strengthens the bonds of collagen fibers, creating a fuller look on the skin around the eyes. It also improves blood circulation within the skin, giving it a brighter appearance.
“Our lightweight Ceramide and Gold Firming Eye Cream is made of an impressive list of effective ingredients. Southernwood, pine phloem, nourishing shea and argan oils, hydrating squalene, twinflower, and gold all come together in this power-packed eye cream.”
LUONKOS – REFRESH UPLIFTING DRY SHAMPOO
Luonkos’ Refresh Uplifting Dry Shampoo is a fine velvety dry shampoo for hair and scalp that also works as a hair powder. It gives the hair volume and hold, and effectively removes greasiness from the hair and scalp.
“Refresh is a great example of a Luonkos product made according to circular economy principles. It contains, among other raw materials, Finnish birch bark powder, which has been saved from birch bark and other parts that go to waste from industrial side streams.
Refresh also contains nettle, betaine, oat flour, and freshwater clay. Nettle has been found to strengthen hair, improve surface blood circulation and soothe the scalp. Birch bark has properties that strengthen the scalp and prevent hair loss. Betaine and oatmeal, on the other hand, moisturize and care for the scalp and treated hair, making them healthier and shinier. The clay binds greasiness and brings a fresh feeling and gives volume.”
NOMINEES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
RÂR NATUR – NATOLIE
RÂR Natur’s Natolie is a 100% natural, caring facial oil, rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E.
“Our Natolie contains organic baobab oil, organic rosehip seed oil, squalane from olives, and organic vitamin E. All the powerful ingredients together nourish and prevent drying of the skin and leave it with a beautiful glow.”
KINOKO – KOMBUCHA & PROBIOTICS FACE CREAM
Kinoko’s Facial Cream is a magical combination of kombucha and probiotics, which together harmonizes and treats the skin’s own microbiome effectively.
“The skin’s microbiome is the skin’s own protective wall, an ecosystem consisting of essential good bacteria. Kombucha and probiotics work directly on the skin’s natural functions, resulting in healthy and clear skin. Kombucha smoothes and refreshes the skin with the help of antioxidants, probiotics, and vitamins, which refresh and even out the skin tone effectively. With long-term use, kombucha and probiotics prevent skin aging and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema, rosacea, and acne.”
PURODORÉ NATURAL SKINCARE – SMOOTHING SILK TONER
Purodoré’s natural Smoothing Silk Toner effectively softens the skin and leaves it feeling fresh. It makes your skin feel silky smooth while hydrating and firming the skin.
“Bring balance back to your skin with our deeply moisturizing and soothing toner. Equipped with gold, silk, champagne, rose, and truffle this splendid toner will give a luxurious touch to your daily skincare routines.”
LUONNONLAHJA – HEART-SHAPED SALT SOAP
Luonnonlahja’s Heart-Shaped Salt Soap is made from fine sea salt and plant oils. The soap has a natural scent and color tone and so does not contain any fragrances or synthetic colorants.
“The heart, a symbol of love, gives shape to our salt soap. The heart represents Luonnonlahja soaps best because loving values guide everything we do. The soaps are handmade, they are vegan and biodegradable, thus good for the animals and our planet as well.”
NOMINEES FROM LEFT:
TVÅLA&TVAGA – FASTA TVÅL MAGNIFIK
Tvåla&Tvaga’s Magnifik Soap is exclusively handmade in Tvåla&Tvaga’s soap factory in Gothenburg, Sweden. It contains organic ingredients – nothing strange is added.
“Our Magnifik is a really healthy soap that enlivens even the driest of people. The soap contains a lot of shea butter, which makes it really creamy and mild. The invigorating scent of it comes from lime essential oil and coriander essential oil.”
ERISAN+ – FACE MASK
The prebiotic ingredients of Erisan+ Face Mask balance and moisturize the skin as well as reduce the oiliness of the skin. The oat oil in the mask soothes the skin and the fermented rice water activates collagen synthesis.
“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.”
ESTER BY SWEDEN – NORDIC CHILL CLAY MASK
At times, we all need a break from our skincare routine to let our skin rest. Ester by Sweden’s Nordic Chill Clay Mask is packed with repairing oils and it has a cooling effect that soothes the skin.
“Unlike other clay masks, our Nordic Chill does not dry out. It sinks into your skin quickly and leaves a smooth film that you can wash off with a warm cloth for total cleansing and moisturizing. The mask is perfect for quick moisturizing and especially wonderful as an after-sun treatment. Fun fact; for every clay mask we sell, a tree is planted in Sweden and the Baltics with the Absorb climate initiative.”
FINLASH – EYELASH SERUM
Finlash Eyelash Serum is a moisturizing and nutritious serum specifically made for eyelashes and eyebrows. It is formulated for daily use and the oil-free formula ensures that the serum is also perfect for eyelash extensions.
“We formulate our Eyelash Serum with betaine made of Finnish sugar beet as a by-product of the sugar industry. Restorative and protective betaine really moisturizes, cares, protects, and strengthens eyelashes, and it adds special shine to them. Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, also contained in the serum, provides additional moisture and strength. An important note; our serum is ophthalmologically tested under the control of ophthalmologists.”
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RIMITA GREEN – RIMITAOATS HAND & BODY SOAP
Rimita Green’s RimitaOats Hand & Body Soap is a product that gently cleanses and nourishes the skin, without drying it. The soap’s key ingredients are Finnish oats and sea buckthorn and it has a unique scent from fresh and refreshing lemongrass essential oil.
“We want to change your idea of soap. RimitaOats will leave your skin feeling silky soft.”
TARAMAR – DAY TREATMENT
TARAMAR’s Day Treatment combines sustainably harvested Icelandic seaweed with organically grown medicinal herbs in an exceptionally pure skincare product that stimulates healthy cellular metabolism, protects the skin from oxidation, counteracts inflammation, and restores skin firmness.
“In our Day Treatment, you will find an ultra-pure bioactive formula with premium organic oils, Icelandic seaweed and medicinal herbs, liposomes, and Q10 in perfect synergy.”
TRANSDERMA – TRANSDERMA M – MOISTURISING SERUM
Transderma M is a highly concentrated moisturizing and regenerating serum. This new, fast-absorbing formulation re-moisturizes dry and tired skin by repairing the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It reaches deeper layers of the skin where it helps to stimulate long-term improvement of skin softness and moisture-holding capacity.
“Our Transderma M Serum is based on ceramides and lipids identical to those found in human skin. These human skin-identical molecules in a deep absorbing delivery system are particularly suitable for long-term protection and repair of sensitive and dry skin. The ceramides support the renewal of the skin’s natural protective layer and form an effective barrier against moisture loss. Transderma M revitalizes dry mature skin by optimizing the skin’s natural moisturizing system and repairing the skin’s protective lipid barrier. It also supports epidermal cell differentiation, skin repair, and skin renewal.”
NORRSKIN – PREMIUM REUSABLE COTTON PADS
Norrskin’s Premium Reusable Cotton Pads are an ecological alternative to other available pads on the market. They are made of natural material from ecological bamboo and organic cotton and are designed especially for the most sensitive skin.
“Our Natural Cotton Pads will change the way you think about removing makeup! They are extremely soft, not coloured, and they do not hold any polyester or plastic derivatives. They have received an ‘ECO 1st CLASS’ certificate as well as a ‘Safe for Baby’ certificate.”
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LJUNG OF LAPLAND – VITAMIN C ANTIOXIDANT SERUM
Ljung of Lapland’s Vitamin C Serum is a fast-absorbing and deeply hydrating facial serum. It is formulated with powerful raw materials, such as heather extract, blackcurrant seed oil, and Vitamin C.
“Heather extract is rich in antioxidants, and it has a proven anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effect. It also contains natural ursolic acid, which through soft impulses supports the structure of the collagen threads. The result is an improvement in the elasticity of the skin, and thus dryness lines and fine wrinkles are softened. Blackcurrant seed oil provides an optimal balance of fatty acids and contains plenty of Omega 3, 6, and GLA, vitamins A, E, and antioxidants that protect the skin against free radicals and help with collagen formation in the skin. Vitamin C protects the skin against free radicals and contributes to collagen formation in the skin, as well as preventing pigment spots.”
MELLOW MIND – HYDRATING SHAMPOO BAR / GERANIUM
Mellow Mind’s Hydrating Shampoo Bar is an ecological alternative to traditional liquid shampoo. It is balanced for the scalp’s PH value and contains mild but active and effective ingredients, such as clay, avocado oil, vitamin B5, oat protein, and geranium. It leaves hair clean, moisturized, and shiny.
“Our Hydrating Shampoo Bar with the scent of geranium repairs, nourishes, and rebuilds dry and damaged hair. Vitamin B5 helps regenerate the hair and works to retain moisture and protect it. Hydrolyzed Oat Protein is a natural protein with amino acids that come from oats. It softens the hair, gives it shine, and revives dull hair. Avocado Oil instead is rich in A and E vitamins, oleic acid, and monounsaturated fats that penetrate the hair strands. The delicious and soothing scent of geranium is anti-bacterial and spreads a mild floral scent in the bath without becoming too feminine.”
LUONNOTAR – SPRUCE RESIN GENTLE
Luonnotar Spruce Resin Gentle is a particularly caring and gentle balm, designed specifically for (over)sensitive and demanding skin.
“Our Gentle contains plenty of skin-caring and rejuvenating plant oils and extracts. The balm is an excellent moisturizer for the face and is well suited also for treating the skin of small children. You can use this oat and calendula resin salve daily for the whole family for an extended period of time.”
AYU ORGANICS – SEABUCK&BAOBAB OIL TO MILK CLEANSER
AYU Organics’ Seabuck&Baobab Oil To Milk Cleanser is a luxurious and nutrient-rich, water-rinsable face cleansing oil that cleanses impurities and makeup gently and effectively without clogging skin pores.
“Our Seabuck&Baobab Oil To Milk Cleanser leaves the skin clean, fresh and soft. Antioxidant-rich baobab oil, camellia oil containing plant collagen, and sea buckthorn oil rich in vitamins A and C and carotenoids strengthen, renew and nourish the skin. The scent of Seabuck&Baobab combines the softness of enchanting vanilla, the sharpness of sea buckthorn, and the elegant citrus Litsea Cubeba.”
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The featured photos were taken by the talented Laura Loukola.