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Nu Skin, Vintage Beauty and Chitocare Beauty - a look into some winners from Scandinavia 2022 Global Makeup Awards
Nu Skin, Vintage Beauty and Chitocare Beauty - a look into some winners from Scandinavia 2022 Global Makeup Awards
We have a busy year planned here I have lots to write about and I really want to talk a little more about the 2022 Scandinavia Global Makeup Awards before we move on to our next adventure!
So, last week I wrote about some of the winners from the 2022 Scandinavia Global Makeup Awards which we announced before Christmas but just before I signed off I promised that today I would write a blog which focuses on the haircare gold winners.
Let’s begin by looking at the Gold Winner for Best Shampoo which was Nu Skin and their Smoothing Shampoo. The Smoothing Shampoo helps detangle and smooth frizzy hair for a sleek, flawless finish. Its carefully selected blend of mild plant-based surfactants gently removes buildup leaving your hair delightfully clean. They are also conscious with their packaging. All their shampoo and conditioner bottles are made with 100% post-consumer resin (PCR) and caps with recyclable materials. Nu Skin have a great track record at the Global Makeup Awards and I’ve written about them extensively in previous blogs so I won’t repeat myself here but it’s safe to say that they continue to hold their position as a major brand in the hair and beauty industry.
So, let’s move on to the Best Conditioner category! This year the gold went to Vintage Beauty for their Vital Dream Deep Care Conditioner with Karanja Oil. It is 100% vegan, not tested on animals, it is also GMO and paraben free. It has a pleasant and refreshing orange scent and leaves hair feeling cleansed and deliciously scented. I wrote briefly about the Vintage Beauty Brand when we first announced the winners last month as they have such an interesting and inspiring story as well as an excellent range of anti ageing products. Have you tried their Day and Night Firming Eye Contour set (a Golf Winner in the 2022 UK Global Makeup Awards) as it provides anti wrinkle effects in just minutes. I’m eager to write more about them but there just isn’t space today. If you happen to have time, I do recommend checking out their website where they proudly describe their journey!
So now let’s move on to the gold winner for Best Bath / Shower Product which went to ChitoCare for their Beauty Shower Gel. Formed in 1999 in Iceland, all Chitocare products are produced in Siglufjörður by Primex Iceland. They clearly have a strong ethos and are extremely innovative, often using raw materials that were previously considered waste while always following science and maintaining a strong respect for nature. Sigríður Vigfúsdóttir, founder of ChitoCare, was recently interviewed for the mbl.is website where she proudly spoke about the Gold win at the Scandinavian Global Beauty Awards! She said "This is a great recognition for this newest product in our ChitoCare Beauty product line". She added "This is a bioactive shower soap loaded with natural ingredients that cleanse, refresh and rejuvenate the skin. It contains antioxidants and a combination of active ingredients from the sea and Icelandic geothermal water, which protect the skin. But the shower gel contains precisely the patented ChitoCare chitosan that we produce ourselves and geothermal silica from GeoSilica."
The Gold award for Best Hair Masque / Treatment went to Eleni and Chris for their Scandimin The Blonde Hair Mask, This scandinavian mother and daughter team was founded in 2015 and have gone on to become one of the most exciting brands in the industry! This is another story I’m keen to write about in more depth in the near future! There just isn't space to do them justice in today’s blog but they are deserved winners of their gold!
In fact, I’ve already gone over my word limit! I’ll love you and leave you now but don’t worry, I’ll be back again soon with another blog!
Ciao for now!
Best Direct Selling Beauty Brands - with award winning products from the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards
Hi again everyone,
Today I’d like to take a deeper look into more winners from the Global Green Beauty Awards. This time - they all have something in common - they are all from MLMs, aka Direct Selling companies. These companies aren't found in shops, but are sold by their distributors, or from the brand's website. There is a lot to squeeze in so let’s not won’t waste any time and jump straight in!
First we’ll take a look at Nu Skin, one of the world’s leading anti-aging companies and originally founded in the United States. They have recently been in the news as last week, in quick response to the current situation in Afghanistan, employees spent a day creating language learning activity sets and toys for refugees arriving in Utah. Additionally, the company made a $20,000 donation to the International Rescue Committee. This impressive act towards helping newly arrived people with a massive culture shock demonstrates not only their company values towards the current global situations but has the added effect of making employees feel like they are directly helping others in need as well as creating a new dynamic between employees, surely deepening bonds and relations.
Nu Skin were gold winners for BEST SHEA BUTTER PRODUCT with their Nu Skin Epoch® Baobab Body Butter Tube. This product is a god send for dry skin, and has a delicious scent that you won't resits.
BEST VEGAN MAKEUP BRUSH GOLD WINNER was Tropic for their EcoArtist 3in1 Eye Brush. Founder and CEO, Susie Ma, grew up in the tropical North Queensland City of Cairns in Australia. Inspired and educated by her grandmother who was a medicinal chemist and toxicologist, Susie learned that skins needs to be treated with healthy and natural ingredients. Fortunately, the tropical climate was rich in exotic plants and this has influenced the products used at Tropic.
BEST VEGAN ANTI AGEING PRODUCT GOLD WINNER went to MONAT and their Botanic Bakuchiol Lotio. Founded in 2014, Monat has three principles which it bases its practice on; the first of which is Healthy Planet as they carefully assess and audit their environmental impacts and strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, the second is Purposeful Business and Products which includes using natural and sustainable products, and the third is Joyful People and Communities.
GOLD WINNER for BEST PLANT BASED BEAUTY PRODUCT was awarded to Arbonne and their AgeWell Collagen Nurturing Serum with 2% Bakuchiol. Arbonne are committed to the link between inner and outer beauty, understanding the direct connection between the two. They combine intense scientific research with top-grade plant ingredients to create safe, clean products which they are clearly immensely proud of, and rightly so. All Arbonne products are Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Formulated Gluten-free. Their philosophy is made up of 4 key factors, all rooted in scientific research. They are-
Plant Based Ingredients
High Clean Standards
Co-development with experts
Finally, let's take a closer look at Silver Winner for MOST INNOVATIVE GREEN PRODUCT SILVER which went to Young Living for their CBD Beauty Boost. I love the way these guys describe themselves so rather than paraphrase I’ll share this wonderful statement from their website where they describe their purpose-
“We are distillers and dreamers, creators and caretakers, farmers and family. We uplift and enhance lives around the world through nature’s living energy—essential oils.”
In addition to these beautiful words, Young Living are also taking really impressive action, here are just some of their achievements so far!
99 percent landfill-free status at our largest distribution center
Green Business of the Year and Recycler of the Year (2019)
Minimising environmental impact with their packaging
Using only high-grade natural ingredients
Do check them out and all the other great brands who were winners at the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards!
Until next time, ciao for now!
My recent blogs showcasing some of our recent 2020 UK Global Makeup Awards winners have been pleasingly popular, I must say I love writing them! Today I would like to highlight some more wonderful
companies which not only have super products deserving of beauty awards but also have such
fascinating back-stories and positive contributions to our industry.
BEST ANTI AGEING PRODUCT GOLD WINNER
24K Gold & Manuka Honey Face Oil
Manuka Doctor was gold winner for best anti ageing product in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards. Manuka Doctor is a company with a firm foot still in its homeland among the fresh New Zealand
mountains where their expert Bee Keepers source high-quality, quality authentic Mānuka Honey.
The last few years has seen demand for the honey increase dramatically as more and more people
become tuned-in its well-being properties.
The origins of the company go all the way back to 1909 and the Manuka Doctor strives to keep their
production techniques as clean and pure now as they were in the beginning. Their philosophy is to
use the best ingredients from New Zealand and the remain a rare example of a New Zealand honey
company which runs its private business in a fully integrated way.
We loved this product because we could see an approved appearance of our skin, reduced wrinkles and improved skin radiance. It is 2020's must have beauty product.
BEST BEAUTY TOOL GOLD WINNER
Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System
Mary Kay Mission – Enriching the lives of women and their families around the world. That’s a great mission statement! Furthermore, Mary Kay back it up by creating excellent products
which really do have a positive effect on women and their families!
Founded in 1963, Mary Kay’s original offer consisted of one foundation product along with four
skincare products. By the late eighties they had banned animal testing and created a recycling
programme. Soon after they achieved the impressive milestone of $1Billion wholesale sales.
According to Instagram Mary Kay China has just celebrated its 25 th Birthday.
The company’s standpoint on equality is inspirational and I absolutely love how they promote their
beauty products from a feminist standpoint as well as vocally getting behind the recent #BLM
movement. This is a company run by people who know who they are and what change they want to
make in the world. Mary Kay’s huge success only underpins the notion that you don’t have to
abandon your values to be successful.
The Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System provides you with a cleaner, impurity free face in just 60 seconds. It was truly deserving of a gold win in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards. The Skinvigorate also removes 4 x more dirt, makeup and pollutants compared to just hand cleaning at home. This means you are left with super clean skin, that looks fresher and rejuvenated. It really is a must have cleanser, up there with LumiSpa and Foreo Luna 3 skincare cleansers.
I’d love to tell you more about these brands but probably the best thing you can do is head over to
their websites to find out more about their history, their products and their latest news.
They are thoroughly deserving of their beauty awards and in this tough year so far, I definitely think
any products that help us feel better and healthier are a great thing,
By the way, here in Italy the weather is super-hot, just as it has been in the UK, and it is great to see
lots of German tourists have come back to Italy as soon as they could, to enjoy the food, culture and
beautiful scenery. It’s a huge boost not only to the tourism sector but to everyone’s mood. Living in
a ghost town started off like a novelty but it soon became quite draining!
Also, thank you for all your entries in the Global Green Beauty Awards and the 2020 USA Global Makeup Awards - watch out for their entry deadlines closing in mid july and 1st of August respectively.
Until next time!
Danny's updates on the beauty awards
Read more about the great brands who win the Global Makeup Awards and Global Green Beauty Awards. Mostly written by Dan in Lake Garda, Italy!
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