As we are getting ready for the Nordic Natural Beauty Awards 2023, what better time to get to know all the nominated cosmetics 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 17 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!
Details of the products are written as the brands present them.
LEFT TO RIGHT: OQUIST COSMETICS | NAHÉLIE SWEDEN | AYU ORGANICS | IMOGEN – FARM TO FACE
OQUIST COSMETICS – 5 in 1 Butter
“Oquist Cosmetics’ 5-in-1 Butter is a 100% natural product for the skin of the whole body. The base of this butter is Shea Butter (>70%) which is rich in fatty acids and Vitamins F, D, A and E that helps protect the skin from free radicals and restore its smoothness and elasticity after one application.
Peach Kernel Oil (>10%) and Avocado Oil leaves the skin smooth and nourished for a prolonged time. The essential oil composition (Citrus & Benzoin) helps with detoxication of the skin as well as increase blood flow which helps evening out imperfections below the skin layer.
The butter can and should be paired with water for increased moisturizing effect. Regular use of the Butter makes the skin smooth and velvety soft. The absence of preservatives helps restore the skin’s barrier and its inherent self hydrating and self healing abilities.”
NAHÉLIE SWEDEN – Parfym W
“Nahélie Sweden’s exclusive fragrance Parfym W has an exquisite spicy opening and a depth that suits all genders. Enveloped by luxurious jasmine sambac and damask rose, it acquires a delicate sweet floral trail that provides a sense of tranquility and harmony.
The base is composed of delightful woody notes combined with cedarwood, patchouli, and vanilla, creating a perfectly balanced scent. Throughout its lifespan, the fragrance changes character and becomes unique on the skin from person to person.”
AYU ORGANICS – Cactus Elixir Rejuvenating Eye Serum
“Cactus Elixir is an oil based serum that effectively firms and smoothes the skin around the eyes overnight.
Prickly pear and cucumber oil, which slow down signs of ageing, restore the fullness and elasticity of the skin.
Carefully selected active ingredients, such as rose root and bakuchiol, smooth out lines, brighten dark under-eye circles, and help protect skin against sun damage and ageing environmental factors.”
IMOGEN – FARM TO FACE – Twinflower Cleansing Balm
“Our nourishing twinflower cleansing balm is formulated to remove makeup, sunscreen, and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. This balm is perfect for those looking for a thorough yet gentle cleansing experience but also want to remove waterproof mascara and eyeliner easily.
Our cleansing balm is powered by a blend of Scandinavian borage oil, twinflower and blue cornflower extracts. These natural ingredients work together to brighten, nourish, and replenish the skin. Leaving you with a naturally soft, clean and glowing complexion.
With its unique pudding-like texture, our cleansing balm transforms into a milky consistency when in contact with water, making it easy to wash off without the need for a face cloth.”
LEFT TO RIGHT: FOREST SPA FINLAND | PURODORÉ | TAIGA COSMETICS | MH+FACEOIL
FOREST SPA FINLAND – Nordic Adaptogen Serum
“Powered by highest potency all-natural adaptogens which are proven to support and protect the complexion, our super-natural Nordic Adaptogen Serum promotes renewed radiance and optimal skin health.
Specifically developed to help redress the impact of stress on the skin, our Nordic Adaptogen Serum works to strengthen the skin’s barrier, and helps compromised complexions transition back to a place of resilience and radiance, while the unique Forest Spa scent brings calm and balance to both skin and mind.”
PURODORÉ – Active Day Cream SPF 25
“Purodoré’s Active Day Cream is a skin-softening moisturiser that contains SPF 25. Not only will your skin glisten with a natural glow, but you can step out into the sun knowing you’re protected from premature aging too.
The Active Day Cream contains mineral filters which provide UVA and UVB protection against everyday UV rays. This fast-absorbing and gentle moisturiser contains no nanoparticles, and can be worn under makeup.
Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, normal and aging skin. The zinc contained in the sunscreen absorbs moisture from the skin, so you should apply a regular moisturiser under this cream.
Vegan, made in Finland”
TAIGA COSMETICS – Cleansing Oil
“This cleansing oil is for the daily cleansing of the face and it is best suitable for dry and ageing skin.
It is easy to apply and it removes impurities and makeup without drying the skin. The natural active ingredient of the north – birch leaf extract – cares and nourishes the skin while leaving it elastic and soft.”
MH+FACEOIL – 4+R Clean Mandarin – Oil to Milk Face Wash
“The Clean Mandarin Oil to Milk Face Wash is a 2 in 1 refreshing and moisturising multifunctional cleansing face wash with face oil qualities. It is a fresh and natural oil to milk face wash that gently removes make-up, impurities and dead skin cells.
4+R has a faint scent from organic essential oils – mandarin and vanilla. With vitamins A, B1, D, E, omega 9 and omega 7 from avocado oil this wash will help you feel moisturised and give elastic when cleansing your skin.
Raspberry seed oil is known to counteract the signs of ageing and will leave a smooth feeling on your face and body.”
LEFT TO RIGHT: CREATION MEETS NATURE | FRANTSILA HERBFARM | SAIVO NATURALS | NOBE NORDIC BEAUTY
CREATION MEETS NATURE – EIR Regenerating Balm
“EIR is a deeply regenerating balm based on high-quality unrefined vegetable oils with the addition of carefully selected fruit and herbal extracts.
It accelerates the reconstruction of the epidermis, while ensuring softness and elasticity in the skin.
Apply to wet skin after bathing, allow to absorb. The balm comes with the fresh scent of peppermint and citrus.”
FRANTSILA HERBFARM – 11 Herb Salve
“11 Herb Salve is a true classic: a multi-purpose skin healing salve which has been one of Frantsila’s most-loved products for over 40 years. Developed by Frantsila founder Virpi Raipala-Cormier, the product has been nicknamed the miracle salve by happy customers – as it brings relief to countless skin problems.
The salve’s effectiveness is based on the combined action of 11 skin-revitalising and soothing herbs – including self-heal, ribwort plantain and yarrow. The plants’ active ingredients regenerate and balance the skin.
Suitable for the whole body, from sensitive atopic skin to chapped lips. A multi-purpose product for the whole family.”
SAIVO NATURALS – Deep Forest Shampoo
“Deep in the forests of Lapland, there are plenty clean and nutrient-rich wild herbs growing that care for and pamper both hair and skin. We have selected the best of them for this shampoo; juniper, spruce sprout, and nettle.
Deep Forest Shampoo is a sulfate-free shampoo that does not dry out the hair or scalp. The plant-based oils and fats of the gently washing shampoo soften your hair and give it more fluffiness.
Juniper relieves skin itching, treats and cleanses the scalp, and balances the oiliness of the scalp. The essential oils of the refreshing spruce sprout prevent inflammatory conditions and regenerate the skin. Spruce sprout also contains plenty of vitamins A and C, which protect and nourish the hair and scalp. Nettle strengthens the hair and gives it shine. Nettle also helps with flaking and itching of the scalp.
Juniper berry essential oil is naturally antibacterial. It also promotes surface blood circulation and soothes irritated skin. Lychee essential oil is effective in the treatment of oily skin and restrains the sebum production of the scalp.”
NOBE – Forest Drops® Microbiome Booster
“NOBE Forest Drops® Microbiome Booster are potent, concentrated drops containing a high dose of the innovative Re-Connecting Nature® forest microbial extract to support the well-being of the skin’s microbiome.
Developed and patented by the Finnish company Uute Scientific, forest microbial extract is the world’s first natural ingredient equivalent to the diverse and rich biodiversity of the forest.
Made from renewable sources, it has been scientifically proven to restore the skin’s natural microbiome balance, strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and enhance skin regeneration.
Forest microbial extract has also been shown to reduce redness and irritation and increase the production of anti-ageing collagen. All of this results in healthy, balanced and radiant skin.
Forest Drops® is designed to be mixed with other skincare products, so it’s fragrance-free. It is suitable for all skin types from oily to very dry, and for people of all ages, especially those living in cities who don’t get enough exposure to nature in their busy daily lives.
This product is certified COSMOS Natural by Ecocert and 99,34% of its ingredients are of natural origin. This product has also been granted the Allergy Label by the Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation.”
LEFT TO RIGHT: CATE NORDIC BEAUTY | FLOW COSMETICS | GO CIRKULÄR | WISE ORGANIC SKINCARE |BEEKI SKINCARE
CATE NORDIC BEAUTY – Renewing and Protecting Vitamin Oil
“Renewing and Protecting Vitamin Oil leaves your skin nurtured with a light skin feel. The carefully selected oils soften and moisturizes the skin and prevent the water loss from the skin, without clogging the pores.
Bakuchiol helps to renew the skin, reduces wrinkles and acne scars, and improves the skin texture effectively.
Renewing and Protecting Vitamin Oil can be used day and night for all skin types. Add few drops of oil to Super Hydrating Antioxidant Serum or Hydrating and Protecting Face Cream or use as the last product of your skin care routine to lock the moisture in the skin.”
FLOW COSMETICS – AHA & BHA Peeling Serum
“The AHA & BHA Peeling Serum night serum brightens the skin, smooths lines, regenerates skin cells and effectively reduces impurities and blockages.
Flow Cosmetics’ unique recipe, developed from 100% natural ingredients, moisturizes and helps the skin to accept other care products better. The skin brightening and moisturizing effect can be seen immediately after the first use.
AHA acids effectively exfoliate the surface layer of the skin and stimulates skin regeneration, while BHA acids exfoliate and renew the deeper layers of the skin, dissolving excess sebum and fading enlarged pores.
Bamboo water maintains the moisture balance of the skin, bimolecular hyaluronic acid moisturizes the surface layer of the skin as well as the deeper layers of the skin, and smooths out wrinkles and fine lines, and glycerin binds moisture to the skin.
Lavender water soothes the skin, while lingonberry seed oil brightens, protects and softens the skin.
The full effects of the serum are noticeable after about two weeks of use, and it can be used together with other skin care products overnight.”
GO CIRKULÄR – Radiance Oil Serum
“Go Cirkulär’s Radiance Oil Serum contains powerful natural ingredients – sea buckthorn, coffee oil, and squalane.
It is nourishing and repairing, and made of 100% natural and vegan ingredients. Suitable for all genders.”
WISE ORGANIC SKINCARE – Eye Cream Pomegranate
“WISE Eye Cream Pomegranate with pomegranate extract and neroli oil has an immediate effect on “puffy” eyes, dark circles and wrinkles caused by dehydrated skin, which is common around the eye area, where the skin is thinnest and where there are no sebaceous glands that can lubricate.
Pomegranate is the most antioxidant nature has to offer, so we have chosen to add it as an active ingredient in our eye cream, which is suitable for all skin types.
Sensitive, dry, oily, and mature skin – everyone can use this cream, which is applied above and below the eye and very close to the eyelashes.
A light, cooling, uplifting, and pleasant cream for the very thin skin around the eyes. Can remove irritating redness that can occur around the eyes and gives a nice and fresh feeling. “
BEEKI SKINCARE – Sacred Glow – Saffron, Myrrha & Sandalwood Face Oil
“Our superhero facial oil, Sacred Glow, is created to provide glow, deep nourishment and care for body and mind. It is uplifting and gives a feeling of inner strength. The oil provides a balanced calm and is perfect for meditation and to promote better sleep.
Sacred Glow works deep into the skin and adds plenty of nourishment without clogging the pores. The oil is quickly absorbed and leaves a velvety smooth surface. The skin stays soft and supple all day, and it also doesn’t feel tight and dry after a long night.
The oil contains ingredients known to have a revitalizing effect, stimulate collagen production, increase skin elasticity, and prevent lines, wrinkles, age spots and other signs of ageing.
It is rich in vitamin E and Omega 3, 6 and 9, and has a high content of antioxidants that protect the skin against free radicals from e.g., UV radiation and pollution. Vital nutrients give the skin an even skin tone and lots of glow.
The oil contains beeswax from our own bees. It provides a natural protective layer and helps keep the skin moist, soft, and smooth throughout the day and night.”
What an ensemble of Nordic natural cosmetics! Read more about the nominated cosmetics in the other blog posts >