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 third part of our nominee blog series, you can familiarize yourself with 16 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.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: FRANTSILA HERBFARM | LUNDEGAARDENS | NOBE NORDIC BEAUTY | THE SKIN AGENT
FRANTSILA HERBFARM – Calendula Cream
“Calendula cream, suitable for the whole family and even for sensitive skin, moisturizes and soothes the skin and promotes skin cell renewal.
It is suitable as a day and treatment cream for both face and body and for the treatment of sunburned skin.
The tube is made of sugarcane plastic.”
LUNDEGAARDENS – Lavender Splash
“Lundegaardens’ Lavender Splash is a foaming luxury all-round bar, for hair, body wash and shaving.
The bar is infused with a wonderful essential oil of lavender, which is known for its calming effect on body and soul.
The combination with the caring ingredients gives the bar a creamy lather that will leave your hair and skin clean and silky soft.”
NOBE – Oat Wonder® Nourishing Face Oil
“NOBE Oat Wonder® Nourishing Face Oil is a skin-loving, nourishing face oil powered by the northern superfood oat in the form of organic Fazer Oat Oil.
Made from high-quality oats using a CO2 extraction process, oat oil is rich in fatty acids, vitamin E and ceramides, which nourish, protect the skin from free radicals and strengthen the skin barrier.
Oat oil also has an effective soothing effect that reduces irritation, and it prevents moisture from evaporating from the skin, making it great for those with sensitive and dry skin.
In addition to oat oil, the face oil contains squalane and antioxidant-rich grape seed oil to soften and nurture the skin. The lightweight and non-comedogenic formula absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it with a beautiful, natural glow.
The mild, slightly vanilla-like scent of the face oil completes the pampering experience. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry and irritated skin. 99.8% of the ingredients are of natural origin.”
THE SKIN AGENT – Move Anti Chafe Balm
“The Skin Agent’s Move is a protective balm that prevents chafing of the inner thighs. It prevents soreness and irritation caused by high friction from skin rubbing on skin. The silky finish leaves a powerful protective layer that both reduces friction and counteracts redness.
Move Anti Chafe Balm consists of a unique combination of fatty acids that work in the upper layers of the skin.
Instant protection. Non greasy. Sweat-resistant. Dermatologically tested. Fragrance-free.”
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: WISE ORGANIC SKINCARE | THE SKIN AGENT | DERMA ECO | AIVA
WISE ORGANIC SKINCARE – Night Balm Calming Rose
“WISE Night Balm Calming Rose is a nourishing, protective, and caring balm with exclusive genuine essential oils of Rose and Olibanum.
The balm strengthens fragile and dry skin and has a deep nurturing effect. It is suitable for all skin types, but especially mature and dry skin or rosacea.
A mix of natural plant oils such as rose hip oil, sweet almond oil, and shea butter saturates the skin and gives a beautiful glow.
WISE Night Balm Calming Rose contains no water that can freeze on the skin and therefore acts as a protective facade against harsh weather conditions, such as wind, snow, rain, and cold. It fits equally well day and night.
WISE Night Balm Calming Rose also counteracts UV damage and makes it easier for the skin to adjust to changes in climate. Dry indoor air combined with cold outdoors during winter often means dry skin. This balm provides excellent protection for those challenging winter conditions, on the ski slope, as well as on the beach.”
THE SKIN AGENT – Active Anti Friction Balm
“The Skin Agent’s Active is a protective balm that prevents blisters, chafing and other friction damage to the skin from shoes, clothes and equipment.
It prevents soreness and irritation caused by low grade friction from textiles rubbing on skin. The silky finish leaves a powerful protective layer that both reduce friction and counteract redness.
Active Anti Friction Balm consists of a unique combination of fatty acids that work in the upper layers of the skin.
Instant protection. Non greasy. Sweat resistant. Dermatologically tested. Fragrance free. Marathon tested.”
DERMA ECO – Firming Anti-Age Serum
“Derma Eco Anti-age Serum is an anti-age vitamin bomb to bring resilience and glow to the skin. Based on pure, organic and active ingredients, that deeply moisturise and nourish the skin.
The serum contains organic aloe vera, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to smooth out fine lines. It is rapidly absorbed, leaving your skin smooth, as soft as a feather, supple and well cared-for.
Derma Eco Anti-age Serum is certified organic by Ecocert COSMOS, Nordic Ecolabel-approved, AllergyCertified and recommended by Asthma Allergy Nordic. It is also certified as vegan by The Vegan Society.
Contains no perfume or colouring, thus minimising the risk of allergic reactions.”
AIVA – AIVA Sun The SPF20
The high-quality AIVA Borealis Beauty Sun Blend mixture of natural and organic ingredients together with mineral filters has been researched to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
Thanks to the comprehensive power of the ingredients the product contains, the composition helps to prevent the skin from drying out in the sun.
“Our premium mix of e.g. sea buckthorn extract, rich in antioxidants, protects the skin from the degenerative effects of UV light, and vitamins C and E help to keep the skin in good condition when exposed to UV rays.”
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ALONIA ECO HAIR THERAPY | SUMILAYI | BEAUTY FOR ASHES | GREENETIQ DENMARK
ALONIA ECO HAIR THERAPY – B. Nourishing Conditioner
“Alonia’s B. Nourishing Conditioner is a nourishing and moisturizing conditioner of shea butter and apricot oil.
It contains hydrolyzed proteins from kale, lemon, carrot and oat. Hydrolyzed, so that all beautiful proteins are used in the best way.
The conditioner contains also radish root fermentation to get the best bacterial balance for a scalp.
All Alonia’s hair care products are unscented, but you can add a few drops of our aromatherapeutic essential oil blends to the conditioner if you wish.”
SUMILAYI – My Beautiful Zen Curls Shampoo
“We have been asked for fragrance-free product family many times and we are proud to present it’s first product: My Beautiful Zen Curls Shampoo.
My Beautiful Zen Curls is a hydrating and gentle fragrance-free shampoo for dry and damaged hair. The shampoo contains deep hydrating ingredients to treat your scalp, such as cucumber, ivy and arnica extracts and Saccharide Isomerate. Plant-derived Saccharide Isomerate moisturizes dry scalp, strengthen scalp barrier and provides reduction of scalp flaking.
Cucumber extract is nutrient-rich including amino acids, fatty acids and vitamin C, while arnica extract is known for its gentle antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Ivy extract moisturizes hair and scalp and balances its sebum secretion.”
BEAUTY FOR ASHES – Luxury Cleansing Foam
“Luxury Cleansing foam is Finland’s first fermented cleansing foam developed for cleaning skin and eyelash extensions. The highest quality natural ingredients have been selected for the cleansing foam, and thus it can be called a natural cosmetic product.
The cleansing foam caresses your skin, leaving it soft and nourished. If you use eyelash extensions, the cleansing foam helps to keep your eyelashes healthy and strong. As we know that probiotics are important for our skin, we wanted to develop a cleansing foam that contains probiotics. That’s why we chose to ferment watermelon as one of the ingredients.
Bamboo maintains the moisture balance of the skin, and it contains a lot of silicon oxide, which promotes the formation of collagen and fights against the signs of aging. Bamboo is rich in antioxidants, it soothes and moisturizes.
Rice protein contains inisitol, which has a strengthening and damage-repairing effect. Amino acids caress the hair follicle and make the eyelashes shiny without making them slippery.
Vegan silk protein treats and moisturizes sensitive skin, soothes irritated skin, and has the ability to preserve the natural moisture of the skin and eyelashes.
Lupine strengthens the eyelashes and prevents them from falling out. It is rich in protein and fiber. Lupine repairs existing damage.”
GREENETIQ DENMARK – Body Lotion
“GreenEtiq’s Body Lotion surprises with its’ fine quality and provides lots of nourishment; it moisturizes and protects 24/7 – day and night.
Organic Apricot Oil, Organic Wheat Germ Oil and Organic Aloe vera together provide great anti-aging effect while keeping the skin supple.
Organic almond oil, organic Shea Butter and natural coconut ensure a high and long-lasting moisture for the skin. The skin is kept silk soft and elastic 24/7.
The Organic Olive Oil has many good strengths, including protecting the skin from weather conditions, while supporting the above effects such as anti-aging, elasticity and promoting the re-production of new cells.
The organic Lavender extract is anti-inflammatory, and it cleanses, provides balance, and is soothing for the skin.
This lotion is very laborious, which is why you can most likely use less than you normally would. About 12 pumps for the whole body should be enough.
To retain the moisture the skin has right after a bath, it is recommended to use Lotion right after the bath, for optimal effect, especially if your skin is very dry and or irritated.”
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: LJUNG OF LAPLAND | GREVINNANS RUM | GREENETIQ DENMARK | PURA NORDICA
LJUNG OF LAPLAND – Rosa Damascena Flower Water
“Organic rose flower water is moisturizing, cooling and astringent with a wonderful natural rose scent, suitable for all skin types and can be used for impure skin and acne.
Exclusive rose water, produced by steam distillation of roses and is 100% pure organic hydrolate, without added fragrance or preservative.
Whether you spend your days in a dehydrating environment or many hours in front of the computer, use the rose water as a refreshing facial shower to keep your skin hydrated.”
GREVINNANS RUM – Face Cleansing Oil/ Milk
“Wonderfully luxurious facial cleanser that effectively sweeps away make-up, impurities, and dirt – without irritating the skin.
It also works for waterproof make-up. Make-up remover and cleansing in one!
The cleansing oil turns into silky milk when in contact with water. The skin is left soft and hydrated.
Contains organic raw materials such as jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, castor oil, and essential orange oil that balance the skin.”
GREENETIQ DENMARK – Antiage & Moisture Cream SPF 30
“A pure, organic and vegan luxury cream with natural, gentle, effective and safe protection against both UVA and UVB rays, while at the same time all the wonderful ingredients, which are packed with vitamins.
This cream will care for your skin with an intense anti-aging effect as well as lots of moisture. All raw materials are mild but effective, which means that the cream can also be used for e.g. sensitive skin and rosacea.”
PURA NORDICA – Spruce Sprout & Humus Balancing Clay Mask
“Pura Nordica’s Spruce Sprout & Humus Balancing Clay Mask offers exposure to nature in your home.
It is a clay mask that effectively cleanses the facial skin and scalp, and it contains Finnish, skin-soothing spruce sprout as well as Re-Connecting Nature® microbial extract.
The microbial extract has been researched to have several skin-care effects, and it balances the skin’s microbiome.
To use, mix the powder with water according to the instructions on the packaging.”
What an ensemble of Nordic natural cosmetics! Read more about the nominated cosmetics in the other blog posts >