Our Natural + Organic Beauty Awards: Part 2

by Rona Berg

We are widely considered leaders in clean beauty, and, when it comes to curating natural and organic beauty, we are well-known for our integrity—we vet every ingredient on every ingredient label for you.

Now, for the first time ever, we have decided to award top products with our new Organic Spa Media Beauty Awards. Our criteria was simple: We judged each product on ingredient purity, efficacy, innovation and sustainability. Here is part two of our 2020 award-winners!

Top Facial Suncare

Kimberly Sayer of London Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF 30

An amazingly lightweight protective day cream absorbs easily and won't clog pores, in fact, it calms breakouts and offers broad-spectrum protection. kimberlysayer.com

Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30

With herbal actives and plant oils, this cream not only protects, it soothes and nourishes, with fatty acids, phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory ingredients that leave skin looking radiant and protect from UV. joshrosebrook.com

Mychelle Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50

Offers dependable broad-spectrum protection, with soothing bentonite clay and safflower oil, to protect from UV and reduce photoaging. mychelle.com

Top Eye Creams

Naturopathica Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum

Vitamin K helps eliminate dark circles, while light-refracting mica and silica help improve the appearance of dark circles, too. naturopathica.com

Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil

With an easy rose quartz roll-on applicator and an Aussie ingredient, certified organic noni, along with other botanicals, to keep the eye area looking fresh and bright.
us.koraorganics.com

Trilogy Very Gentle Eye Cream

Maqui berry and other potent antioxidant botanicals make this a superior product, especially for extremely sensitive skin. trilogyproducts.com

Ilike PhytoLift Eye Contour Cream

With fenugreek, vitamins C and A, botanical oils and more, this favorite product tightens, smoothes and lifts the undereye area—a natural eye lift in a jar! szepelet.com

Marie Veronique Eye Repair Serum

With a host of powerhouse plant-based ingredients, this serum helps lighten dark circles and plump up lines and wrinkles. marieveronique.com

Top Moisturizers

Kypris Beauty Puff of Love

Our new favorite moisturizer, this recent launch is a featherlight, highly absorbent, beautiful blend of botanicals that leaves skin luscious and lovely to look at and touch. kyprisbeauty.com

Jurlique Moisture Plus Rare Rose Lotion

A super-lightweight, highly absorbent lotion with a heady scent of rose from Jurlique’s own breed of roses. Botanical hyaluronic acid and prickly pear seed oil leave skin luscious and glowing. jurlique.com/us

Eminence Organics Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer

Boosts collagen with a natural retinol alternative, containing chicory root and tara tree gum to smooth and firm skin plus green apple stem cells to keep skin soft and supple. eminenceorganics.com

Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream

A cult classic and favorite of many beauty editors, this little tube goes the extra mile to give your skin a plump and juicy look and feel with everything rose: rose petals, rose wax, rose hips. drhauschka.com

Reviva Labs Antioxidant Skin Smoothing Advanced Day Créme

A supremely moisturizing cream with alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, vitamins C & E, green tea extract, resveratrol and plant oils to plump, soften and nourish tired skin. revivalabs.com

Top Holistic Healers

Yum Gourmet Skincare Marine Algae Calming Gel

Seaweed-based, and rich in a shiitake and mannetake mushroom biocomplex, this gel provides cooling and relief for even the most sensitive and irritated skin. yumskincare.com

Tammy Fender Spontaneous Recovery Crème

After a day on the slopes or out in the sun, this little miracle worker will restore luster and glow to the skin. With a blend of beautiful botanical oils, the skin will feel like it’s been reborn. tammyfender.com

Pure Remedy Vegan Original Healing Homeopathic Salve

For healing just about everything skin-related, from itching and dryness, to bug bites and irritation. puremedy.com

Top Acne Treatments

La Bella Figura Purifying Manuka Mask

Manuka honey is a powerful antibacterial, gotu kola keeps skin from drying out and activated bamboo charcoal draws out impurities. A potent treatment for fighting breakouts and calming congested skin. labellafigurabeauty.com

Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap

Sometimes simple is best, and this simple bar soap, with tea tree oil to kill bacteria and bamboo charcoal to absorb oil, is a detoxifying, deep cleansing treatment for acneic skin. herbivorebotanicals.com

Ursa Major 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic

Splash on face and neck to cleanse, exfoliate, remove excess oil and clear blemished skin, with white willow bark extract, rosemary leaf, green tea and olive leaf extracts. ursamajorvt.com

Top Deodorants

Ambre Blends

Our editorial director swears by this product and has depended upon it for years, for its lovely scent, perfect texture and reliable protection.
ambreblends.com

Soapwalla Original Deodorant Cream

This now iconic unisex product started in the founder’s kitchen as a cream, and is still one of the best! Made from clay, and essential oils, to attack bacteria and odor. soapwalla.com

Violets are Blue Magnesium

It took a long time to formulate, but it’s well worth the wait, with an unscented, magnesium base, which is more easily absorbed through the skin than taken orally. violetsareblueskincare.com

LoveFresh Grapefruit

Featuring a blend of soft and yummy plant butters and a divine scent, this product is addictive. lovefresh.com

Taos Aer Lavender Myrrh

Super concentrated, a little goes a long way, and you will always be protected, and never waste a drop! taosaer.com

Top CBD Skincare

Color Up Relieve Pure CBD Salve

Organic hemp seed oil, beeswax and organic CBD oil not only hydrates the skin, it calms it down. colorupco.com

Cannuka Moisturizing Skin Balm

Luscious and one of the most soothing skin products we’ve seen, with CBD oil and manuka honey to calm and moisturize extremely dry skin. cannuka.com

Cause + Medic Hemp Pain Cream

Water-soluble CBD along with other botanicals, make this one of the most effective pain relievers in the CBD market. causemedicated.com

Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm

A concentrated whole plant cannabis-infused salve that eases skin irritation and helps relieve with inflammation and chronic pain. papaandbarkley.com

Hempfield Botanicals Soothe Face Oil

With a rich palette of skin-soothing oils like borage, hemp, patchouli and CBD, this product is not only effective, it’s a pleasure! hempfieldbotanicals.com

Top Hand and Nail Care

Spa Ritual Citrus Cardamom Hand Salve

This rich, protective cream with marula, shea butter and honeybush extracts has a beautiful, uplifting scent and not only keeps the hands hydrated, it makes you feel good. sparitual.com

Kahina Giving Beauty Hand Cream

Finally, a gorgeous hand cream that is not greasy, but highly absorbent. When there is so much hand-washing going on, this needs to be a staple in everyone’s beauty cabinet. kahina-givingbeauty.com

Sukin Hand & Nail Cream

With a blend of aloe vera, shea butter, borage seed oil and an out-of-this-world scent, this is a light, uber-hydrating hand cream. sukinnaturals.com

Most Philanthropic

Shankara

This beautiful Ayurvedic skincare brand donates no less than 100 percent of its net profits to doing good around the globe. shankara.com

Most Innovative

Birkenstock Natural Skincare

For decades, the iconic Birkenstock sandals have featured cork bottoms. Recently, someone figured out that cork—one of the most sustainable materials in the world, also has skincare benefits. Et voila! birkenstock.com/us/

Most Sustainable Packaging

Ethique

This company not only saves water, with its water-free shampoo bars, and concentrated face, hair and body products—the first—which last two to five times longer than the standard, the sleeves they come in are 100 percent compostable, meaning zero consumer waste. ethique.com

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