2022 Beauty Shortlist Awards

Natural artisan beauty shines as 2022 proves a strong year for the indies

Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod

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Published: 14 March 2022

This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod

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Crystal-infused cleansers, botanical-powered skincare and mood-boosting aromatherapeutic bath and body heroes are among the biggest winners at this year’s Beauty Shortlist Awards.
 
Entries were evaluated by three industry expert panels in the UK, USA and Australia over a period of three months.

My Green Pod co-founder Katie Hill once again joined the UK judging panel and was blown away by the strength of the entries. ‘It was great to see new names shine alongside more established brands’, she said. ‘It is real testament to the way these awards create a level playing field for authentically ethical brands, big or small.’

Certified beauty brands

Numerous organic and eco-certified brands made the list, with Soil Association certified brands Modern Botany (Best New Skincare Launch), Inlight Beauty, VOYA, Willow Organic, Verdant Alchemy and SKN-RG scooping awards alongside Weleda (NATRUE) and Scottish indie brand Seilich, the first Wildlife Friendly™ enterprise to be certified in the UK.
 
Numerous Formula Botanica graduates won awards this year, including Orn Kuu, Lamia Biocosmetica, Kyushi, Flower & Spice, Rua, Organically Epic, OKOKO Cosmetiques, Apo.Ge, Creation Skin Sanctuary, Ayelet, SunLux, Alix Clo, OSCO, Wildcrafted Organics and more.

UK highlights

Here are some brands that stood out from this year’s awards.

EVOLVE ORGANIC BEAUTY

Best Natural/Organic Brand (UK) – Evolve Organic Beauty (Winner)
Best Face Mask – Evolve Organic Beauty Bio-Retinol Gold Mask
Best Crystal-Infused Facial Polish/Exfoliator – Evolve Organic Beauty Rose Quartz Facial Polish
Best Skincare Product (Age 30+) – Evolve Organic Beauty Rose Quartz Facial Polish
Best Face Polish – Evolve Organic Beauty Rose Quartz Facial Polish

INLIGHT BEAUTY

Best Natural/Organic Brand (UK) – Inlight Beauty (Finalist)
Editor’s Choice Beauty (Winner) – Inlight Beauty Under Eye Revive
Editor’s Choice Beauty (Winner) – Inlight Skin Aid Kit

WELEDA

Best Body Lotion – Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion
Editor’s Choice Beauty (Commended) – Weleda Prickly Pear Cactus Hydrating Eye Gel
Editor’s Choice Beauty (Commended) – Weleda Skin Food

NATURISIMO

Best Green Beauty Retailer – Naturisimo
Best Green Beauty Box – Naturisimo Discovery Box
Best Subscription Box (indie brands) – Naturisimo Discovery Box

ALTEYA ORGANICS

Editor’s Choice Beauty (Winner) – Alteya Organics Organic Sunscreen Rose Otto Face Cream – Bio Damascena Spf25

THE ROSE TREE

Editor’s Choice Beauty (Winner) – The Rose Tree Soothing Hand Balm: Geranium,Cypress & Lavender
Editor’s Choice Beauty (Winner) – The Rose Tree Marshmallow & Frangipani Intense Balm
Editor’s Choice Beauty (Winner) – The Rose Tree Geranium Cypress & Lavender Soothing Bath Oil

Click here to see all of this year’s beauty and natural health winners.

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