Nordic Natural Beauty Awards 2022 were organized on the awards’ Instagram account on Thursday, October 27th, 2022. 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 awarded cosmetics and why they specifically make a great addition to anyone’s beauty routine. To avoid the list becoming one heavy manual (even though we know it would be a good one!), we divided the awarded cosmetics into seven parts. This post is all about FACIAL MOISTURIZERS AND BALMS.

The skin is our largest organ, so it is important to take care of it well. Whether it’s about hydrating the skin lighter or deeper, these following award-winning products will have you covered, naturally.


WISE Organic Skincare – Facial Cream Calming Rose

Facial Cream Calming Rose of the Swedish brand WISE was awarded the title of Best Day Moisturiser. This moisturizing and nutritious cream suits various skin types and ages. It contains real rose and selected plant oils that soothe dry, stressed, moisture-poor, and sensitive skin as well as rosacea.

“The botanical plant oils bring nutrients to the skin with their high quantity of fatty acids, bind moisture through aromatic oils such as geranium, and calm the skin with rose and chamomile. The chamomile and rose also help to avoid the bursting of blood vessels and calm sensitive, stressed and rosacea-prone skin.”

“This product is a really beautiful everyday product, that you can use safely when having sensitive skin and be sure that you are protected and moisturized.”

“I liked this cream a lot. I also tried blending it with my (quite dry) liquid foundation and it worked really well to give a better texture. Also a great combination with the WISE oil.”

Awards Jury

Grevinnans Rum – Face Moisturizer

Face Moisturizer of the Swedish brand Grevinnans Rum was awarded the title of Best 99% Natural Moisturizer. This face moisturizer is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamins A, C, E, and omega 3,6, and 7, derived from organic sea buckthorn oil from Norrland, Sweden.

“Our moisturizer provides both anti-ageing and moisturizing benefits. Additionally, organic orange essential oil helps balance the skin, while giving it a glow.”

“Great product! Felt luxurious and brought happiness to my face. Really good hydration and my face felt fresh and with a lovely scent throughout the day. Will use it from now on!”

“Super solid product. I seem to like everything that Grevinnans Rum does. Felt great on my skin. Good job!”

Awards Jury


Pura Nordica – Rhodiola Rosea Facial Cream

The Finnish brand Pura Nordica’s Rhodiola Rosea Facial Cream was awarded the title of Best Deep Hydration. It is a true remedy 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 ageing 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.”

“In my opinion, the one cream that hydrated the most. If I used it at night, my skin feels amazing in the morning. It was thick but also light at the same time.”

“This cream was excellent. Really thick, felt like I was hydrated all night. And I used this on my hiking trip. Felt protected 24hrs, with a layer of this on.”

Awards Jury

Luonnotar – Spruce Resin Gentle

Spruce Resin Gentle of the Finnish brand Luonnotar was awarded the title of Best Face Balm. Designed specifically with sensitive and demanding skin in mind, it’s particularly caring and gentle. 

“The balm works excellently as a moisturizer for the entire family since it is well suited for treating the skin of small children. With plenty of skin-caring and rejuvenating plant oils and extracts, you can use this oat and calendula resin salve daily for the whole family for an extended period of time.”

“This is one of my absolute favourite face products. It feels amazing on the skin, really hydrating and thick. Made my skin feels so soft after applying and for many, many hours after, great both as day and night cream.” ​

“Amazing product for many purposes!”

Awards Jury


Dick Johnson – God Spray

God Spray of Dick Johnson was awarded the title of Best Men’s Facial Hydration. The God Spray is a natural option for men, looking for a daily facial moisturizing spray, that effectively also treats your beard. The caring spray is material 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.”

“Love the scent! Subtle but powerful. Design is quite masculine and I like that.”

“This was my favourite out of all the products! Absolutely fantastic! I will never use anything else to my beard than this one!”

Awards Jury

Overall, we can summarize that Nordic nature will get your skin well hydrated – 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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