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 fourth 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: LJUNG OF LAPLAND | CIRCULOVE | WISE ORGANIC SKINCARE | BOTANICA NORDICA
LJUNG OF LAPLAND – Deodorant Barrskog
“Deodorant Barrskog is an effective roll-on deodorant with masculine scent that gives a freshness that lasts a long time. It contains organic aloe vera and essential oil of pine that effectively counteracts and gives a magical scent of northern forest!
Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties together with castor oil suppress both irritation and burning and give a gentle comfortable feeling under the arms.
Free from aluminum chloride, alcohol and synthetic perfume.”
CIRCULOVE – CLEAN – 2-in-1 Micellar Cleanser & Balancing Toner Mist
“CLEAN is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive one. It is truly a versatile multi-tasker!
This microbiotic micellar cleanser that gently removes impurities from the skin pores and light makeup without stripping the skin’s natural protective barrier. CLEAN works perfectly both as a quick cleanser and a balancing toner mist in busy mornings routines.
All-fermented actives contain naturally fermented raspberry, oat, rice and green tea to fortify the skin’s microbiome. Combines gentle cleansing with deep skin-balancing and hydrating benefits of a refreshing toner.
“Our uniquely slow biofermentation technology enhances the bioavailability and antioxidant properties of all the ingredients, making them easier for the skin to absorb. This also protects the skin from free radicals, environmental damage and signs of ageing, and reduces the potential irritation of the potent ingredients, making our products gentler on sensitive skin. The result is healthier, more hydrated and protected skin with reduced irritation.”
CLEAN has a natural scent from cucumber, white and green tea. Skin perfect pH ~ 5.5. 100% vegan & natural and 95% organic or wildcrafted ingredients. 7 fermented active ingredients.”
WISE ORGANIC SKINCARE – Jojoba Face Scrub
“WISE Jojoba Face Scrub’s main task is to make the skin fresh, smooth, and deep clean, to give a beautiful glow and make the skin more receptive to nutrition and moisture.
The peeling also stimulates both cell renewal and microcirculation, which gives a healthy complexion and a smooth skin surface.
The active peeling ingredient is soft jojoba wax grains that very gently do their job on the sensitive skin surface and remove dead skin cells, blocking sebum and harmful bacteria without disturbing the skin’s important microbiome.
Jojoba Face Scrub also contains sunflower oil and is rich in vitamin E, beta-carotene, and Omega 6 and 9, which calms inflammation, balances sebum production, and protects against free radicals, pure luxury for the skin.
Palmarosa and juniper essential oils provide an antibacterial effect and a fresh scent that lifts the mind.”
BOTANICA NORDICA – I’m Authentic Silky Facial Elixir
“Containing a carefully crafted blend of high-quality organic oils, vitamin-rich extracts and unique actives, such as bakuchiol and coenzyme Q10, these ingredients work synergistically to hydrate and moisturize the skin, leaving it soft, supple, and radiant.
The I’m Authentic serum is gentle and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin, and suitable for vegans as well.”
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: TAIGA COSMETICS | CATE NORDIC BEAUTY | GREVINNANS RUM | 1753 SKINCARE
TAIGA COSMETICS – Eye Cream Anti-Age
“Taiga’s Eye Cream is a firming cream for ageing and dry skin around the eyes. The natural active ingredients of the north – birch leaf, spruce knot and pine bark extract – nourish, renew and protect the skin from ageing.
Roseroot extract reduces swelling and darkening of the skin. Hyaluronic acid, squalane, cocoa butter, jojoba and argan oil moisturise and firm the skin effectively. “
CATE NORDIC BEAUTY – Super Hydrating Antioxidant Serum
“Super Hydrating Antioxidant Serum helps to improve the moisture balance of the skin. Algae and Hyaluronic Acid effectively binds moisture on the skin, leaving skin silky smooth and moisturized.
Oat Oil and Lingonberry Oil are full of natural essential fatty acids and antioxidants that protects the skin from oxidative stress. The product has a mild fruity scent.”
GREVINNANS RUM – Face Cure No:1 – Midnight Serum
“Grevinnans Rums’ Midnight Serum is your first step towards a healthier complexion. Let the serum work during the night when the skin is working at full capacity. You will wake up with clearer, fresher and healthier skin. Night after night.
During the night when the body sleeps, it does not need to protect itself in the same way against the free radicals. At night, the body can take care of what you have given it to work on in peace and quiet. Only for best results.
With Face Cure No:1 – Midnight serum, you improve the structure of the skin, sun damage, fine lines and lighten up. When a new day dawns, the skin is radiant, healthy and noticeably rejuvenated.
Face Cure No:1 – Midnight serum contains willow bark which is slightly exfoliating, and borage oil which is moisturizing and soothing.
Squalane contained in the serum helps the other active ingredients to be absorbed deeper into the skin. Calendula has been known for several thousand years for its medicinal effect, as well as the carrot oil which has lots of vitamins A and carotene.”
1753 SKINCARE – The ONE Facial Oil
“The ONE Facial Oil gives you a healthier skin with less inflammation, more glow, more moist, higher elasticity and firmess.
We achieve this by adding the perfect amount of CBD and CBG oil together with an MCT oil.”
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: RIMITA GREEN | OMHU SKINCARE | NOBE NORDIC BEAUTY | CATE NORDIC BEAUTY
RIMITA GREEN – Rimita Deo Original
“RimitaDeo is that deodorant that really works and concludes your search for a good organic deodorant.
It is a completely natural, aluminium-free and soda-free deodorant that effectively protects against sweat odour and keeps you fresh all day long.
Natrue certified RimitaDeo is an vegan option which doesn’t stain clothes. RimitaDeo is a unisex deodorant, suitable also as a first deodorant for adolecents.”
OMHU SKINCARE – Hand Cream Seaweed
“Our vegan cream has a delicious consistency that is easy to apply and is quickly absorbed into the skin.
The cream is made from Norwegian bladderwrack to provide nourishment, and contains, among other things, shea butter to nurture and protect.
It has a good and authentic aroma, which smells sweet like lemon and honey – and clean like herbs and ginger. And yes, you guessed it, the tube is recyclable, and 99% of its contents are natural.”
NOBE – Forest Elixir® – Microbiome Enriching Gel Moisturizer
“NOBE Forest Elixir® Microbiome Enriching Gel Moisturizer is a lightweight gel cream containing 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.
Microbiome Enriching Gel Moisturizer also contains skin-identical ingredients such as squalane and sodium PCA, which hydrate the skin, support its barrier function and make it soft.
The fast-absorbing moisturizer has a fresh, slightly forest-like scent. Microbiome Enriching Gel Moisturizer is suitable for all skin types, especially for people 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 99,28% of its ingredients are of natural origin.
CATE NORDIC BEAUTY – Hydrating and Protecting Face Cream
“Hydrating and Protecting Face Cream helps to improve skins own protective barrier.
Ceramide contained in the product helps to maintain the structure of the lipid barrier and protects the skin from aging and UV radiation.
Betaine and xylitol draw moisture to the skin and keeps it moisturized and vital.
The cream leaves skin moisturized, with a light and silky matt skin feel, and has a mild fruity scent.”
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: GREVINNANS RUM| LUYANA SKINCARE | PURODORÉ | KAURILAN SAUNA
GREVINNANS RUM – Body Balm Grapefruit Bellini
“Our body balm is made from the finest raw materials available, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, glycerin, avocado oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E and a dash of the loveliest oils to add fragrance.
In the product, we have only added ingredients that the skin can take advantage of – they have been carefully selected to give the best care for your skin.”
LUYANA SKINCARE – Nourishing Body Butter
“Certified organic, cold-pressed Nilotica is the only ingredient in this luxuriously rich Nourishing Body Butter. A little goes a long way, so apply a small amount and smooth over skin throughout the day as needed.
This versatile wonder can be used as an intensely hydrating moisturizer, a healing salve for dry spots, elbows, knees, hands, sunburns or scars, or as deeply nourishing overnight mask.
Pro tip – apply straight after the shower or after washing your hands.”
PURODORÉ – Brightening Cream Exfoliator
“As an effective exfoliating product, the Brightening Cream Exfoliator works well to remove dead skin cells from the surface while promoting better absorption of other skin products.
This exfoliating cream moisturises, cleanses, and nourishes the skin, and is suitable for all skin types.
For added protection, the Brightening Cream Exfoliator also contains effective antioxidants to help shield the skin from harmful environmental factors.”
KAURILAN SAUNA – Lemongrass Deo Cream
“Kaurilan Sauna’s creamy Vegan Deo Cream Deluxe helps to keep the body fresh all day. The effective and sufficient deodorant is easy to apply to the armpits, and the coconut oil and shea butter it contains care for the sensitive skin of the armpits.
A convenient sized version of Kaurilan Sauna’s vegan deo cream, the composition of which has been modified so that it stays creamy even in hot weather.
As Kaurilan Sauna’s Deo Cream does not contain aluminium it enables the sweat glands to function normally. However, as it keeps effectively unpleasant odors under control by neutralizing the sweat you stay fresh all day long.
FI-Natura certified Deo Cream is made from high-quality natural raw materials. The scents of the Deo Cream come from pure natural essential oils. The fresh citrus scent of lemongrass is suitable for all genders.”
What an ensemble of Nordic natural cosmetics! Read more about the nominated cosmetics in the other blog posts >