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!)
“Aamuisa’s Sea Buckthorn solid shampoo contains abundant nourishing ingredients such as silk and argan oil. It also includes sea buckthorn oil, which is highly beneficial for maintaining a healthy scalp.
Sea buckthorn oil contains anti-inflammatory components like beta-carotene and vitamin E, which can reduce scalp inflammation and irritation. It is rich in omega fatty acids that nourish the hair and scalp. Sea buckthorn oil promotes also hair growth and imparts shine to the hair.
The silk protein present in the shampoo bar helps strengthen the hair and gives it a silky smoothness. Silk acts as a natural moisturizer, preventing hair from drying out and providing more shine and strength. Silk forms a protective layer on the hair, helping to reduce hair damage.
Argan oil, on the other hand, nourishes and moisturizes the hair, making it more manageable and healthy-looking. Argan oil prevents split ends, conditions the scalp, and helps prevent dandruff formation. The shampoo bar does not leave the hair feeling sticky as it does not contain soap.
Aamuisa’s solid shampoo has a refreshing citrus scent, and it is suitable for dry and brittle hair that needs extra shine and moisture. It is highly concentrated, with one bar equivalent to 2-3 liquid shampoos. The packaging is made of recyclable cardboard, and it is easy to store and convenient to carry while traveling.”
Heard from the jury:“This is a favorite of mine. I have very fine Scandinavian hair, and shampoo bars don’t always work for me. This one however, cleansed my hair to perfection, even gave my hair volume and it was very easy to use, as the soap bar would foam in contact with water quickly. The scent and feel of this product were lovely too, also on the skin as a body shampoo.”
“The scent is amazing! Wonderful shampoo bar!”
“A favorite of mine! Perfect for fine hair, adds volume, and cleanses quickly.”
“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.”
Heard from the jury:“Definitely one of my favorites. I love the scent and the way it makes my skin feel invigorated. I use it before applying moisturizer, and it works really well.”
“This serum does exactly what I want – for sensitive skin, this ended up being perfect to use long-term. I feel that it cleaned up the texture and also provided me with a good balance and glow.”
“Such an exquisite and sophisticated scent, and the serum applies smoothly without leaving any greasiness. 5/5!”
“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.”
Heard from the jury:“This is a favorite I will definitely continue using! Sometimes after a cleanser, I can feel my skin thirst for hydration. But after this one, I almost felt like I didn’t need one. This one is just a fantastic cleanser that also leaves your skin super soft and moisturized.”
“This product boasts exceptional quality, unquestionably deserving of praise, and it radiates elegance.”
“First of all – the very luxurious container is so extra and it makes the use of this a spa experience on another level. This product cleansed my skin very well and left it well-balanced and fresh.”
“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.”
Heard from the jury:“LOVE LOVE LOVE! Amazing scent, I would wear this always. It lasts well on the skin and feels amazing. Not one thing to put a finger on at all!”
“Wonderful scent and stayed on really well!”
“Very well built perfume product!”
“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. “
Heard from the jury:“Great for fine lines under the eyes. I felt the difference. So happy that a natural product can do this. Gives a lot of moisture.”
“Wonderful eye cream that feels soothing and hydrating on the sensitive under-eye area.”
“The texture was lovely and this eye cream felt so light and moisturizing around my eyes, loved the feeling when applying it and afterward as well. I felt like my lines became less visible because of the moisturizing effect. Really loved this one!”
What an ensemble of Nordic natural cosmetics! Read more about the awarded cosmetics in the other blog posts >