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I’m just back from my trip to the UK and already suffering in the Italian heat! The good news is that last night I bought some mosquito screens for my windows so I can sleep with some fresh air and not wake up covered in bites! The weather was very pleasant in the UK and I slept really well! I’ve just heard that they are having another heat wave but I couldn’t have been happier with how the trip went! I had a great time in London. Not only was it wonderful to see my family and my GMA friends but I managed to sneak in a couple of concerts too and even a musical in the West End!
Anyway! Today I would like to tell you a little more about some of my favourite winners from the 2022 USA Global Makeup Awards.
First of all we have Juice Beauty who went home with the Gold Award for Best Primer
With their Illuminating Primer. Let’s take a deeper look into Juice Beauty’s beginnings and goals!
Juice Beauty was founded by serial entrepreneur Karen Behnke who, after falling pregnant and taking extra care about the ingredients in the wellness and skincare products she was buying, wanted to make sure she used only organic products that couldn’t potentially damage her or her baby. She has been passionate about environmentalism since she was a teenager in Michigan and her lifelong passion for wellness stems from this period when she battled a rare blood disorder.
With Juice Beauty, Karen wanted to create the kind of product which she had been desperately searching for herself! Her goal was to create luxurious and organic products which worked better than their conventional counterparts which were almost always filled with chemicals. In 2005 she started the company and spent 5 years working with top scientists to solve complex formulation challenges. Her products have been thoroughly tested and she can take great pride in achieving and surpassing the high standards she set for Juice Beauty!
Another of my favourite winners from the USA Global Makeup Awards is NeoNaturelle who won Best Serum for their C-Major Vitamin C Serum 23%.
Neonaturelle are committed to honouring their principles and lay them out clearly. The first is that they care a great deal about their customers and also the world which we share. They have made the decision to only use recyclable packaging, to avoid plastic and encourage customers to reuse the glass jars that their serum comes in. They are also dedicated to continuous innovation and treat each new formula with care and respect while ensuring that they are safe and effective. Neonaturelle are based in Richmond, British Columbia and have a wonderful blog which goes into great depth regarding information on organic ingredients and advice for vegans who are concerned about ethical options and ingredients to avoid!
Thanks again for joining me while I took a look at the background behind these worthy winners. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about them as much as I have!
I’ll be back soon!
Ciao for now!
Graydon Skincare, The Humble Co. and Juice Beauty - winners in the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards with their incredible bamboo products
Hi again everyone!
I hope you are good and September is going well! Personally, I’m always a bit sad about the end of summer but sometimes September can be a really great month with good weather and smaller crowds! Here in Italy the weather has been really good and it's still warm enough to eat outside yet cool enough to sleep at night. Thank goodness!
In the last blog we explored the stories behind some of the winners from the last Global Green Beauty Awards, specifically those with hemp as an ingredient!
In today’s blog I want to take a better look at the winners of the Best Bamboo Product category, a new category within our Green Beauty Awards.
Let’s begin with the Gold Winner which was Graydon Skincare with their Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge. This product is 100% vegan and 100% biodegradable. It becomes jelly like when wet, but when dry, it shrinks in size ready for the next use. Made with 100% biodegradable konjac plant fiber and bamboo charcoal, this sponge is the ultimate tool to detoxify pores, smooth your skin and thoroughly cleanse your face. This product was a truly brilliant entry in the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards and was a well deserved winner. Bamboo is one of those miracle ingredients which can be used so many ways in the beauty industry.
This Canadian company has been going for about nine years and founder Graydon Moffat featured last month on City TV Breakfast television (see here). Interviewed in her immaculate kitchen, Graydon explained how her previous experience as a yoga instructor and a vegan chef as well as her holistic approach feeds into her philosophy behind her skincare business.
During the TV interview Graydon explains that her mission is to give people the chance to have a good skin day every day through products with simple, natural ingredients and to play a part in people all over the world feeling good about themselves! I love how simply and sincerely she states that and it’s clear that she loves her work! Additionally, the website proudly declares their ingredients to be dermatologist and clinically tested, hypoallergenic, non-irritating, vegan as well as cruelty-free.
Silver winner was The Humble Co. for their Interdental Brush / Bamboo. Established in 2013 by dentist Noel Abdayem and based in Sweden they follow the typical Scandinavian model which loves simplicity and efficiency. Inspired by a trip to Jamaica where he did voluntary work, Noah returned and set up the company which boasts products in over 40,000 stores and clinics worldwide.
It’s not surprising that they are so popular as the oceans are filled with old plastic toothbrushes (every single year we go through 10 billion plastical oral care products). It's clear that there is not only a demand but an absolute necessity for The Humble Co. to continue with its fight to give us high quality oral care in an environmentally friendly way!
Bronze winner was the super Juice Beauty for their Bamboo Pore Refining Mask. We loved this mask as it keeps help spots at bay. It contains bamboo charcoal & kaolin clay to help detox; Aspen bark to help smooth & hydrate, and exfoliating polyhydroxy acids for a softer, smoother complexion.
Founder Karen Behnke already had a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur in the wellness industry but her pregnancy at 40 and the changes in her hormonal balance inspired her to develop a skincare product which would work for others like her who are concerned that our skin absorbs the products we use on it and wanted effective solutions which were not harmful to the body or the environment. Her goal was not just to provide products that were as good as conventional options, but actually better. Consequently she spent five years working with scientists to explore complex organic formulations. Juice Beauty was founded in 2005 and is Vegan, Cruelty Free, Sustainable and they use Certified Organic Ingredients.
So, thanks for joining me for a closer look at the newest category for our 2021 Green Beauty Awards and at this year’s winners!
I’ll be back soon to delve deeper into the stories behind more of our winners.
Ciao for now!
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