Awarded cosmetics – part 4
awarded nordic natural cosmetics 2023

Nordic Natural Beauty Awards 2023 were organized on the awards’ Instagram account on Thursday, October 26, 2023. 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 six parts. Let’s get to it!

(To learn more about a specific product, click the title text of the product!)

Elou – Shampoo Bar Healing Hemp

“Our mild, sulfate-free and pH-balanced shampoo bar Healing Hemp is suitable for all hair types, but is especially great for those with a sensitive scalp, dandruff or hair loss.

Organic hemp seed oil is packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids, which have a strengthening, balancing and soothing effect on both hair and scalp.

The special bark extract from the Joazeiro tree is, together with burdock root, rich in vitamins and properties that reduce dandruff, balance sebum production and relieve itchy and irritated scalp.

Rasul clay is particularly suitable for sensitive scalps and leaves the hair shiny, nourished and cleansed.

Together with other hair-loving ingredients such as organic jojoba oil and squalane, the shampoo bar leaves the hair soft, soothed and strengthened.”

Heard from the jury:

“Loved this shampoo. My hair felt bouncy and even had a nice shine to it – which is usually hard to achieve with blonde-colored hair.”
“The scent is great. This was the best shampoo bar I have ever used. My hair felt really good afterward and didn’t even need any conditioner.”
“My favorite shampoo bar! Hair feels fantastic, and no need for conditioner.”

Forest Spa Finland – Nordic Adaptogen Serum

‘Awaken skin’s light’

“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.”

Heard from the jury:

“I felt like it gave my skin an extra layer of protection. Thank you for bringing me into the Scandinavian forest with the scent.”
“Such a lovely serum! Nothing to say except a five-star for my skin.”
“Wonderful results! Woke up with soft, tight, and firm skin. 10/10!”

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.”

Heard from the jury:

“This little powerhouse is incredible! And such a nice saver to keep in the handbag, to remedy all dry feels on hands/elbows/feet, or chapped lips.”
“I love how soft and supple my skin feels after use. I couldn’t recommend it enough!”
“This natural salve is a miracle in a jar! A must-have for everyone!”

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 “

Heard from the jury:

“I love the innovations of Oquist. Everyone who enters my home praises these beautiful art objects. It is also a great idea to have as many different options for butter. My favorite this year!”
“I loved this one! The way it’s just beautiful to look at. But the product is also amazing, and lasts a long time. You don’t need to use much to get the result you want. Definitely a favorite for me.”
“I am OVER THE MOON with this product. Already almost empty and I could not recommend this enough. Wow. Even though I had to understand the multi-use at first, it really translated when using it. Gives the most amazing look and feel to the skin, whether it be for cleansing, moisturizing, or as a body butter. This is my new red-carpet shine product, I have used it for two looks and it photographs SO well!!”

Vojal – All-round Creme For Men

“All-round Creme for Men is a cream with very charming and sensual smell for men. The cream is additive-free, anhydrous and made entirely from natural ingredients.

The cream contains nutrient-rich wild herbs collected from Finnish Lapland during the nightless night. Nettle, fireweed and common yarrow provide your skin and beard with the antioxidants, trace elements and vitamins them needs.

Rosehip, sea buckthorn and tamanu oil deeply moisturize the skin and activate skin cell renewal.”

Heard from the jury:

“Fantastic for my skin!”
“I appreciate the versatility; it’s perfect as an all-in-one solution.”
“Like the all-around effect. Suits me well to have one product for everything.”


What an ensemble of Nordic natural cosmetics! Read more about the awarded cosmetics in the other blog posts >

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