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Winners: The Best Natural Beard Care of 2020

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Winners: The Best Natural Beard Care of 2020

Need help finding the best natural beard care products? Luckily, more and more brands – clean, natural and organic – are creating products for bearded men.

This year, CertClean created a new category: Beard Care. So to find out which beard balms, creams, oils and serums are worth your hard earned dollars, see these expert picks! Scroll down to find the best beard products in the natural and organic market today:

Best Beard Care:

1. Leaf People Skin Care – Sandalwood and Cypress Face and Beard Oil
2. Bellus – Beard oil concentrate
3. Always Bearded Lifestyle – Beard Conditioning Cream: Bergamot + Ylang Ylang with Distilled Pine Scotch

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Congratulations to all these amazing winners and special thanks to the incredible panel of judges who worked hard to determine the best in clean beauty!

More than ever, supporting indie brands is extremely important; learn more about the mission and history of Leaf People and how the CEO, Julie Levin, is motivated to create products to benefit the community. She’s travelled the world to study herbal medicine, while blending art, science and spirituality together, in order to create truly amazing products to share with the world!

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CertClean
Host of the Clean Beauty Awards

CertClean is North America’s leading certification for safer beauty and personal care products. Learn more about the certification here!

Every year, CertClean hosts the Clean Beauty Awards, where the best in clean beauty is determined by an esteemed panel of judges worldwide!

Winners: 2020’s Best Natural Face Cleansers and Face Care products

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Winners: 2020’s Best Natural Face Cleansers and Face Care products

Over 370 products entered CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards this year and the most competitive categories were face washes and face care. And the results are in! The judges have spoken; the judges tested and tried a plethora of natural face products — from cleansers to creams to oils to serums to toners and mists! 

Don’t underestimate the power of an incredible face wash – the very best of them can leave your face feeling supple and soft..the perfect canvas to kickstart your daily skincare ritual! Here are the very best natural cleansers in the market today:

Best Face Wash:

1. aiona alive skin care – aiona alive e-citrus exfoliating cleanser
2. Biossance – Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel
3. Eco Tan – Super Citrus Cleanser

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Clean skin allows your toners, serums, creams to live up to their full potential! With a surge of new natural and organic face products popping up at a super-rapid rate – some are so fancy on the outside, it is challenging to decipher which ones live up to their claims and which ones are not-so-fancy in quality. The judges also tried it all when it came to face care — face cream, oil, serum and toners and mists! Here’s the round up of the best face care products in 2020:

Best Face Cream:

1. Iremia Skincare Inc. – Soothing Lotion
2. Iremia Skincare Inc. – Protective Cream
3. Ao Skincare (Distil Skincare LLC) – Raw Nourish AM Treatment

Best Face Oil:

1. Ellie Bianca – Citrus Skin Oil
2. Helena Lane – Skincare Pomegranate & Lemon Nourishing Face Oil
3. Eco Tan – Glory Oil

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Best Face Serum:

1. Caldera + Lab – The Good
2. Immersion Botanica – Rosehip Facial Serum for Dry/Damaged Skin
3. Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm – Sensitive Skin’ Face Serum

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Best Toner & Mist:

1. Vanessa Megan – Group 11 Active Mist
2. AROMATICA – Tea Tree Balancing Toner
3. isoi – PHA First Toner

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The above products hit all the right marks: it is easy to use and it delivers as promised. If you are looking to tame your mane with natural hair products, find the most fitting products for you here! or if you’re looking to do a complete makeover of your bathroom cabinet and makeup bag, see the list of winners here!

Also, consider learning more about the ethos of EcoTan, their professional, tanning, skincare and body care range is Certified Organic by the Organic food Chain Australia, they are accredited Toxic Free by Safe Cosmetics Australia, and are accredited by Choose Cruitely Free, and for those who are vegan – their tanning, skincare and body care range is vegan – see the interview with CEO of Eco by Sonya Driver here

Kind to your Skin, Kind to the Earth, and Kind to Women. These are the 3 pillars that guide Ellie Bianca and their products. Ellie Bianca’s CEO, Evelyne Nyairo has a vision of “cultivating a global connection that empowers women, creates resilient communities that exemplifies natural beauty.” To read more about their story and the meaning behind these pillars, check out the interview!

Passionate about nature and formulating herbal personal care products, Cydney Higgins is the founder of Immersion Botanica. Her fascination with plants and their value in skincare has allowed her to create a beautiful brand with stellar skincare products certified nontoxic by CertClean – plus zero-waste, and biodegradable packaging! Learn more about Cydney’s story here!

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CertClean
Host of the Clean Beauty Awards

CertClean is North America’s leading certification for safer beauty and personal care products. Learn more about the certification here!

Every year, CertClean hosts the Clean Beauty Awards, where the best in clean beauty is determined by an esteemed panel of judges worldwide!

Winners: The Best Natural Shampoo and Hair Treatment of 2020

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Winners: The Best Natural Shampoo and Hair Treatment of 2020

Once upon a time, brick and mortar stores were the place to pick up your shampoo and hair treatment products. Not anymore. Now, online shopping is the destination of choice!

More than ever, there are natural hair care products full of good clean ingredients – leaving out the harmful chemicals. Times have indeed changed for the better. But which of these natural, organic and or clean products can you buy without worrying about buyer’s remorse? Not all products are created equal – and some products are beautiful on the outside and not necessarily beautiful on the inside. Well, the hard work has been done for you! An esteemed panel of green beauty experts in CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards tested products on their beautiful manes to determine the best natural hair care products in the industry — here you go:

Best Hair Wash:

1. Black Chicken Remedies – Dry Shampoo
2. Birch Babe Naturals – Shampoo Bar
3. AROMATICA B5+Biotin Fortifying Shampoo

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Best Hair Treatment:

1. Black Chicken Remedies – HairOM – Restorative Hair and Scalp Treatment
2. Jordan Seban Hair – Le Baume
3. Supernova – LUCY Anti Frizz Leave in Conditioner

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These products earned the ultimate seal of approval: the top picks of the Clean Beauty Awards! Save your money – no more spending your hard earned money just to experiment with products that may or may not deliver! If you are also looking for the best bath and body care products that really live up to their claims, see the winners in those categories here!

If you’re looking for vegan, plastic-free products, then look no further! Birch Babe Naturals is a small natural body products company with a lot of heart and tons of love for nature! Learn more about what inspired Debbie Alger, the founder behind Birch Babe Naturals, to start her wholesome line of body and hair care products!

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CertClean
Host of the Clean Beauty Awards

CertClean is North America’s leading certification for safer beauty and personal care products. Learn more about the certification here!

Every year, CertClean hosts the Clean Beauty Awards, where the best in clean beauty is determined by an esteemed panel of judges worldwide!

6 Natural Bath and Body Care Winners of 2020 Clean Beauty Awards

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6 Natural Bath and Body Care Winners of 2020 Clean Beauty Awards

Your body deserves the best of the best. Every year, there is a slew of new nontoxic bath and body products that hit the market and push the boundaries of just how incredible our skin can feel and look …all while leaving out harmful chemicals in the formulations.  However, given the ever-expanding options in the clean beauty sector, it is becoming more and more challenging to determine which products truly deliver on their promises. And so, this is where CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards comes in. 

After a rigorous judging process by an external panel of green beauty advocates, the verdicts are in and the best performing products have finally been determined in the clean beauty industry for 2020.  Here are the top 6 bath and body products, deemed by a panel of green beauty advocates, in CertClean’s 5th Clean Beauty Awards for 2020!

Best Body Wash:

1. Moyaa Shea Products Ltd – Organic Soap Lavender
2. Ginger Michelle Apothecary – Symphony Jun kombucha Soap
3. Eco Tan – Coconut Mint Body Wash

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Best Body Care:

1. Biossance – Squalane + 100% Squalane Oil
2. Moyaa Shea Products Ltd – Fair Trade Organic Raw Shea Butter
3. Aequora – Australian Botanical Intensely Moisturising Hand Cream

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Time to nurture every inch of your body and indulge in a light, gorgeous, and luxurious robe … aka your skin! To find natural and organic face care products that you will continue to turn to again and again, see here for the best face care products that money can buy.

Also, consider learning more about the ethos of EcoTan, their professional, tanning, skincare and body care range is Certified Organic by the Organic food Chain Australia, they are accredited Toxic Free by Safe Cosmetics Australia, and are accredited by Choose Cruitely Free, and for those who are vegan – their tanning, skincare and body care range is vegan – see the interview with CEO of Eco by Sonya Driver here

Not to mention, Moyaa Shea Products, whose products are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, is striving to transform the lives of people in Uganda by ending the cycle of dependency for the Shea farmers and their families. Learn more about the CEO, Debbie van Grieken’s incredible story and how she is cultivating change and making the world a better place!

That’s not all, if you’re looking for products that are award-winning, eco-luxe, vegan, and cruelty-free, Australia-based Aequora’s got you covered! The founder, Lisa Egglestone works hard behind the scenes to ensure the products will “restore the pH balance to your skin, whilst also enhancing your skin’s natural beauty!” See more in the interview here!

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CertClean
Host of the Clean Beauty Awards

CertClean is North America’s leading certification for safer beauty and personal care products. Learn more about the certification here!

Every year, CertClean hosts the Clean Beauty Awards, where the best in clean beauty is determined by an esteemed panel of judges worldwide!

The 2019-2020 Clean Beauty Awards: All the Winners

The 2019-2020 Clean Beauty Awards: All the Winners

CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards: The Winners of 2020

The votes are in. This year’s best performing products in 21 categories: Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup and so much more!

This year, 371 products entered the 5th Clean Beauty Awards to strive to achieve the ultimate stamp of approval — the winning badge! The external judging panel of green beauty advocates have lathered, soaked, sprayed products on themselves for months and they have now spoken!

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Let’s give a round of applause to these incredible brands and judges for moving the dial towards clean beauty! After a rigorous judging process of over 120 judges testing these products, the verdicts are in and the best performing products have finally been determined in the clean beauty industry.

You may want to clear your bathroom shelf and make up bag for these 63 game changers. See all the winners in every coveted category:

Best Face Cream:

1. Iremia Skincare Inc. – Soothing Lotion
2. Iremia Skincare Inc. – Protective Cream
3. Ao Skincare (Distil Skincare LLC) – Raw Nourish AM Treatment

Best Face Oil:

1. Ellie Bianca – Citrus Skin Oil
2. Helena Lane – Skincare Pomegranate & Lemon Nourishing Face Oil
3. Eco Tan – Glory Oil

Best Face Serum:

1. Caldera + Lab – The Good
2. Immersion Botanica – Rosehip Facial Serum for Dry/Damaged Skin
3. Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm – Sensitive Skin’ Face Serum

Best Toner & Mist:

1. Vanessa Megan – Group 11 Active Mist
2. AROMATICA – Tea Tree Balancing Toner
3. isoi – PHA First Toner

Best Face Wash:

1. aiona alive skin care – aiona alive e-citrus exfoliating cleanser
2. Biossance – Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel
3. Eco Tan – Super Citrus Cleanser

Best Body Care:

1. Biossance – Squalane + 100% Squalane Oil
2. Moyaa Shea Products Ltd – Fair Trade Organic Raw Shea Butter
3. Aequora – Australian Botanical Intensely Moisturising Hand Cream

Best Body Wash:

1. Moyaa Shea Products Ltd – Organic Soap Lavender
2. Ginger Michelle Apothecary – Symphony Jun kombucha Soap
3. Eco Tan – Coconut Mint Body Wash

Best Odour Care:

1. EverKind – EverKind Organic Deodorant – Ultra Stick
2. Cleo&Coco – Aluminum Free All Natural Charcoal Deodorant
3. SoulDeo Naturals – Vanilla & Coconut Natural Deodorant

Best Eye Care:

1. Eco Tan – Eye Compost
2. Biossance – Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
3. SanRe Organic Skinfood – Eye Candy

Best Lip Care:

1. #LipGlam – #LipGlam – The multi award winning beauty balm.
2. Dr.Lipp – Dr.Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Dry Skin, Luscious Lips & Glossy
3. Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm – Nomad’ Lip Balm

Best Hair Wash:

1. Black Chicken Remedies – Dry Shampoo
2. Birch Babe Naturals – Shampoo Bar
3. AROMATICA B5+Biotin Fortifying Shampoo

Best Hair Treatment:

1. Black Chicken Remedies – HairOM – Restorative Hair and Scalp Treatment
2. Jordan Seban Hair – Le Baume
3. Supernova – LUCY Anti Frizz Leave in Conditioner

Best Sun Care:

1. AROMATICA – Aloe Mineral Sunscreen SPF50/PA++++
2. 3rd Rock Sunblock – 3rd Rock Sunblock Sunscreen Lotion
3. Kaelen Harwell – Sun Salvation

Best Beard Care:

1. Leaf People Skin Care – Sandalwood and Cypress Face and Beard Oil
2. Bellus – Beard oil concentrate
3. Always Bearded Lifestyle – Beard Conditioning Cream: Bergamot + Ylang Ylang with Distilled Pine Scotch

Best Eyeliner:

1. MarieNatie Cosmetics – All Natural Eyeliner

Best Lip Gloss:

1. MarieNatie Cosmetics – LoveMarie Lip Gloss

Best Nail Polish:

1. SunCoat Products Inc. – Top Coat Nail Polish

Best Perfume:

1. Aromantik – Tropique Narcotique Natural Perfume Oil
2. Wild Coast Perfumery – Natural eau de perfume
3. Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm – Bloom’ Perfume Balm

Best Mascara:

1. Elate Cosmetics – Elate Essential Mascara
2. Elevé Cosmetics – Lash After Party
3. PHB Ethical Beauty – Mesmerise Mascara

Best Lipstick:

1. Kester Black – First Date Liquid Lipstick
2. YULIP – Wednesday Fever
3. SaltyGirl Beauty – SaltyGirl Beauty Lipstick

Best Eye Colour:

1. MisMacK Clean Cosmetics – ART Shadows
2. Elevé Cosmetics – Crop Top and Flip Flops Eyeshadow Palette
3. 100% Pure – Fruit Pigmented® Rose Gold Palette

Note that the number of top products per category is dependent on the number of entries.

Congratulations to all these amazing winners and the incredible panel of judges who worked hard to determine the best in clean beauty! If you’re curious to see last year’s winners, see the full list here!

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CertClean
Host of the Clean Beauty Awards

CertClean is North America’s leading certification for safer beauty and personal care products. Learn more about the certification here!

Every year, CertClean hosts the Clean Beauty Awards, where the best in clean beauty is determined by an esteemed panel of judges worldwide!

The 5 best natural eyeshadow of 2020

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The 5 best natural eyeshadow of 2020 for beautiful eyes

Imagine this scenario: Your natural mascara gave your lashes length and volume, your natural eyeliner defined your eyes as symmetrically as possible, and your eyeshadows blended magically. But in a mirror check a few hours later, you see your once beautifully blended eyeshadows have now faded and creased.

How to prevent this from happening again? Try these best nontoxic eyeshadows as per green beauty lovers who spent months determining the game-changing eyeshadows of 2020.

Top eyeshadow products of 2020 below!

100% Pure – Fruit Pigmented® Rose Gold Palette
Adorn Cosmetics – Loose Mineral Eye Shadows
Elevé Cosmetics – Eyeshadow Palette
MisMacK Clean Cosmetics – ART Shadows
MG Naturals – Mineral Eye Shadow – Aubergine Glow

100% Pure - Fruit Pigmented Rose Gold Palette - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Adorn Cosmetics - Loose Mineral Eye Shadows - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Elevé Cosmetics - Eyeshadow Palette - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
MG Naturals_- Mineral Eye Shadow - Aubergine Glow - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist

Now your makeup masterpiece will stay a masterpiece throughout your shenanigans! See the best natural skincare products here.

The 8 best natural lipsticks of 2020

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The 8 best natural lipsticks of 2020 for luscious, beautiful lips!

Whether it is a long day at work or a fun evening out, we all need a lipstick that won’t require constant re-applications or mirror checks! For those looking for a natural/organic/nontoxic lipstick option, see what an external panel of green beauty advocates say are the absolute “clean” lipsticks to buy for the year:

Top lipstick products of 2020 below!

Zuii Organic – Certified Organic Lux Lipstick: Audrey
SaltyGirl Beauty – SaltyGirl Beauty Lipstick
Odylique – Mineral Lipstick – #19 Peach Melba
YULIP – Wednesday Fever
CADŌ COSMETICS – ANNA
MisMacK Clean Cosmetics – Moisture Locking Lipstick
Kester Black – First Date Liquid Lipstick
MG Naturals – Organic Glow Lipstick the Red Collection – Bombshell

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SaltyGirl Beauty - SaltyGirl Beauty Lipstick - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Odylique - Mineral Lipstick - #19 Peach Melba - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist (1)
YULIP - Wednesday Fever - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
CADO COSMETICS - ANNA - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
MisMacK Clean Cosmetics - Moisture Locking Lipstick - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist (1)
Kester Black_- First Date Liquid Lipstick - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
MG Naturals_- Mineral Eye Shadow - Aubergine Glow - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist

These are the top performing nontoxic lipsticks in 2020 as per the judging panel of the 5th Clean Beauty Awards – time to indulge! Complete your makeup bag with natural mascara, and eyeshadow.

The 5 best nontoxic mascaras for perfect lashes in 2020

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The 5 best nontoxic mascaras for perfect lashes in 2020

All natural and organic mascaras promises that their mascaras will volumize, curl and lengthen, but which ones actually deliver results as promise? Who better to trust for advice than the experts who love scouring through natural and organic beauty products for the best performing products in the market!

Here is the guide to the best performing mascaras in the clean beauty market today – carefully ranked by CertClean’s 5th Clean Beauty Awards judging panel.

Top mascaras of 2020 below!

Zorah Biocosmetiques- length & care
Elevé Cosmetics – Lash After Party
Elate Cosmetics – Elate Essential Mascara
PHB Ethical Beauty – Mesmerise Mascara
Adorn Cosmetics – Hello Lashes Organic Mascara

Zorah Biocosmetics - length & care - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Eleve Cosmetics - Lash After Party - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Elate Cosmetics - Elate Essential Mascara - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
PHB Ethical Beauty - Mesmerise Mascara - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Adorn Cosmetics - Hello Lashes Organic Mascara - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist

With your mascara covered, see what experts say about the best natural lipsticks, and eyeshadows.

Best Natural Perfumes for Women in 2020

Best natural perfumes for women in 2020 for a flawless fragrance

Whether you have sensitive skin or simply wish to avoid harsh or harmful chemicals, get to know 9 green beauty lovers’ favourite fragrances below – they range from 100% natural and or organic to using only “clean” ingredients to ones that are progressively natural, organic or clean compared to the conventional fragrances in the market today — yet, they all have one thing in common: they are ALL breaking boundaries by providing ingredient transparency by listing out each ingredient they use in their formulations.

Top perfume products of 2020 below!

Vanessa Megan – Monarch Natural Perfume
Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm – Bloom’ Perfume Balm
Aromantik – Tropique Narcotique Natural Perfume Oil
Wild Coast Perfumery – Natural eau de perfume
Cocoon Apothecary – Persephone

Vanessa Megan - Monarch Natural Perfume - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm - Bloom Perfume Balm - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Aromantik - Tropique Narcotique Natural Perfume Oil - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Wild Coast Perfumery - Natural eau de perfume - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist
Cocoon Apothecary - Persephone - Clean Beauty Awards 2020 Finalist

If you’re looking to green your whole beauty routine, see the top natural and organic products that your skin will love – all determined by green beauty lovers.

The best natural and organic makeup products for 2020

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The best natural and organic makeup products for 2020

Finalists revealed! The 5th Clean Beauty Awards has announced the top performing clean cosmetics for the year!

Natural and organic cosmetics has continued to explode year over year. Everyone is chatting about “clean beauty” as shoppers are more aware of the harmful effects of certain chemicals often found in beauty products.

One of the biggest hesitations around natural makeup is around quality – does using natural ingredients compromise quality, does avoiding harmful chemicals compromise product performance? Wonder no more – there’s been a plethora of indie makeup brands with highly effective products formulated with organic, natural and or safer ingredients.

Check out all the posts below to discover the best natural makeup products in the industry today — as touted by green beauty advocates around the world (the judging panel of CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards – these are the finalists!)

Introducing the Best of the Best in Clean Beauty’s makeup and cosmetics sector.

Don’t be shy, click away- you know you want to!

The 8 best natural lipsticks of 2020 for luscious, beautiful lips!

Best natural perfumes for women in 2020 for a flawless fragrance

The 5 best natural eyeshadow of 2020 for beautiful eyes

5 nontoxic mascaras for perfect lashes in 2020

If you’re looking to “clean” your whole beauty routine, see the top natural and organic products that your skin will love and hair will love.