A perfect skin regimen doesn’t always stem from a single brand, and the best products on the market definitely do not stem from your typical mainstream cosmetics manufacturers. The Clean Beauty Awards celebrate clean beauty brands that are as effective as natural. In doing so, there is a discovery of new faves, incredible results and, in the end, the ultimate list of skincare that will change the look and feel of your skin. The 2022 Clean Beauty Awards had hundreds of entries in 24 different categories. These are the outstanding top products in the Face Wash, Face Mask and Face Scrub categories.
Our clean beauty community knows to look out for a face wash that is hypoallergenic, free of fragrance, chemicals, alcohol and unwanted nasty preservatives. But with a vast (and growing) list of incredibly skin-changing face washes, the options - and what to use for your unique skin type - have become almost unlimited. This is the 2022 Clean Beauty Awards’ top ten list of face wash.
Tri-Balm by Frances Prescott is an oil-based cleanser containing a blend of botanical oils formulated to melt away impurities and remove makeup. It is hydrating and nourishing to the skin, improving texture and tone. Non-irritating Pumpkin Enzyme gently removes dead skin cells while promoting cell renewal. Rich in antioxidants Vitamin A and C refine and brighten while zinc helps to heal and maintain skin health. Hyaluronic Acid and Carrot Tissue Oil lock in moisture whilst antioxidant Vitamin E and Blackcurrant Oil neutralize free radicals to protect the skin.
2 Flourish Beauty Lab - Effortless Enzyme Cleansing Oil
Flourish Beauty Lab’s Effortless Enzyme Cleansing Oil is nut-free and microbiome friendly with enzymes to brighten and clean skin gently and thoroughly. This luscious, rinsable cleanser effectively removes environmental debris, sunscreen and makeup without stripping skin of its protective oils. A light, juicy whiff of pink grapefruit smells heavenly and then fades away.
3 Penny Lane Organics - Cleansing Gel - Refreshing Orange
Refreshing Orange Cleansing Gel This silky lathering cleanser nourishes skin without stripping natural oils. This cleanser has a calendula hydrosol base to leave skin soft and hydrated. A refreshing smell of fresh orange will awaken your skin. Directions: Apply to wet skin. Massage in circular, upward motions on the face and neck. Rinse thoroughly. Use morning and night. Apply toner and moisturizers after.
4 kus - Aga-Glow Facial Cleanser
Kus' facial cleanser is one that helps to cleanse gently with natural formula of plant-derived surfactant, leaving the skin soft, nourished and deeply refreshed.
5 Sweetsation Therapy - CARIN’DUO Bi-Phase Micellar Makeup Remover
Carina Duo Bi-Phase Micellar Makeup Remover for Waterproof Makeup is an all-natural and silicone-free bi-phase cleanser that effortlessly removes even the most stubborn makeup, even waterproof. It is soothing, refreshing and gentle to the skin. The multi-purpose cleanser contains micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing while conditioning and refreshing delicate eye area and leaving skin perfectly clean and soft without an oily residue. It is alcohol-free, artificial fragrance-free, and silicone-free.
A must-have in your gym bag. PB SKN Refresh Cleanser is a revitalizing gel cleanser that detoxes the skin of pollutants such as sweat, oil, dirt and makeup without stripping the skin of its protective barrier. A cocktail of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients including Tasmanian pepper berry, finger lime, green tea and wheatgrass help soothe stressed post-workout skin, fight workout breakouts and support the skin's natural collagen production.
7 Ayelet Naturals, LLC - Denude Facial Cleansing Balm
Denude is an opulent no-cloth-required deep cleanser, made with a carefully thought synergistic composition of antioxidants, exotic butter, and oils, with an ability to cleanse, nourish, and soothe. Gently and effortlessly melt away, lift makeup and dirt caused by pollution, revealing a dewy luminous complexion.
8 Calli Essentials - Chamomile and Calendula Cleansing Milk with Vitamins B3 & B5
Calli Essentials' Chamomile and Calendula Cleansing Milk with Vitamins B3 & B5 is vegan, soap-free and made of 100% pure botanicals and essential vitamins. Every single skin type will benefit from this rich and creamy cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. This product effectively removes makeup and softens the skin leaving it hydrated. It increases cell renewal and improves texture with lactic acid (from fermented carbohydrates) vitamins B3 and B5.
9 Vela Days - Lipid Complex - CannaComplex Cleansing Balm
This cleanser works as both a first cleanse on dry skin and a second cleanse on wet skin as well as a hydrating mask. Vela Days truly unique gel texture is made from rare plant oils which contain vitamins A, B, D & E and Omega 6 & 9 to restore skin, thoroughly purify pores and provide long lasting moisture for the skin, rinsing off cleanly.
10 Qēt Botanicals - Hydrating Cleansing Oil with Lavender
This cleansing oil safely and naturally goes down deep to remove makeup, excess oil, sweat, and impurities. It gently balances and hydrates the complexion with plant actives while cleansing and not over-stripping the skin and microbiome. The cleaned skin is left feeling soft, supple, and not greasy. It's good, clean fun.
Firming, anti-aging pore refining, detoxifying. There has never been a more extensive range of face masks to suit your skin type or woe. The top ten face masks from the 2022 Clean Beauty Awards don’t represent a single result but rather a plethora of spectacular outcomes that will surprise even the most prominent clean beauty advocate.
1 Zorah biocosmétiques - Firming Redensifying Mask – Ultimate Anti-aging Rêvolution
The ultimate anti-aging Revolution mask with pure silver tones plumps and thoroughly hydrates mature skin. Silver has been used for thousands of years in medicine for its healing, purifying, soothing and anti-aging properties. Argan leaf extract is featured to hydrate and combat free radicals and oxidants and red sage to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation and redness.
2 BYROE - Golden Carrot Overnight Relief Mask
BYROE's ultra-creamy overnight relief mask envelops the skin in a moisture-locking embrace, intensely hydrating, brightening, and soothing reactive skin with antioxidant-rich carrot, vegan collagen, and reparative onion and ginger. Gently fortify your moisture barrier and restore a healthy radiance to troubled skin while you sleep.
3 Lowen's Natural Skincare - Swamp Thing - Canadian Glacial Marine Clay Facial Mask
Lowen's spa tested Swamp Thing - Canadian Glacial Marine Clay Facial Mask is a clean, safe and effective face mask, using uncomplicated ingredients. The unique formula starts with Canadian glacial marine clay (AKA Canadian colloidal clay - sourced from Vancouver island). This clay is the product of the movement, erosion and melting of rocky mountain glaciers. The very fine particles make their way down the mountains of British Columbia, through the many rivers and streams. Ending their journey by settling on the coast. They are bathed in the pristine phytoplankton-rich coastal waters until harvested.
4 YOUTH - Anti-Age Defense Mask
This pampering melt-in mask becomes a delicate oil upon application. Formulated with a unique blend of natural active ingredients with anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and anti-pollution properties, this mask will dramatically improve skin's appearance.
5 Moor Spa - Kelzyme Mask
Moor Spa's Kelzym mask was carefully developed for a variety of skin types. This unique mask enlivens the skin with sea kelp, enzymes, and minerals offering superior exfoliation, skin tightening, cleansing, and improved skin tone.
6 KAELEN HARWELL Organic Skincare Products - Cherry Vanilla Scrub-Mask
The Cherry Vanilla Scrub mask is loaded with Vitamins A, B, C and D, trace elements and minerals. It improves skin tone and leaves skin soft and glowing.
Fyve's Pink Clay Mask combats aging and sagging skin with the combination of Sea Buckthorn Extract and Rosehip Extract resulting in firm, smooth, glowing skin. The pink mask comes in powder form, allowing the user to mix water, essence, or toners to their desired consistency. It goes on smooth, dries quickly, and the delicate smell of roses leaves one feeling pleasantly euphoric.
8 LaVigne Natural Skincare - Bakuchiol Molecular Fusion Overnight Mask
LaVigne Natural Skincare's Bakuchiol Molecular Fusion Overnight Mask ignites radiance and natural clarity with this intensive, overnight sleep mask that fortifies, nourishes and revitalizes fatigued skin. This Ayurvedic-inspired, cosmeceutical treatment is the perfect solution for those who experience dehydration, loss of clarity and visual signs of aging. Treasured vegan botanical, bakuchiol, is known to provide similar benefits to Retinol, without the side effects. LaVigne combined this potent antioxidant with niacinamide, spirulina, mandelic acid, papain and more, in a base of macadamia oil.
9 Founder's Formula - Post-Workout Australian Clay Detox Mask for Clear Skin
This Post-Workout Australian Clay Detox Mask contains Australian clay to bind with and draw out toxins, Tasmanian mountain pepper berry to reduce redness, sensitivity and inflammation, certified organic babassu seed oil and squalane to nourish and prevent skin from becoming dry. This mask is also fortified with soothing peptides (tyrosine + arginine-based molecules) that stimulate the skin nerve cells to release met-enkephalin, to improve comfort and signal skin cells to relax.
10 Redmint - Pearl Brightening Facial Treatment Mask
A harmonizing blend of pearl powder and vitamin C serves as a gentle exfoliant and refining treatment to slough away dull skin cells and reveal a brighter, more luminous complexion. Goji Berry enhances absorption to improve clarity, balance and radiance to restore a revitalized, newfound freshness and youthful vitality to skin. Rare and precious, pearls were first used in skincare rituals by the only female empress of China, Wu Zetian, renowned for her intelligence and flawless complexion. Perfect for all skin types.
Carefully crafted and mindfully produced, the face scrubs entered into the 2022 Clean Beauty Awards are exfoliating, illuminating powerhouses of natural ingredients. Our judges loved venturing into the world of face scrubs as much as they enjoyed discovering their new favourite washes and masks. The results? The top five list of the best face scrubs from the 2022 Clean Beauty Awards.
1 The Potion Masters - Frolic Skin Polish
Frolic Skin Polish uses both ultra-finely ground rice and fruit enzymes to gently buff away dull, flaky skin revealing a dewy glow. A balanced exfoliating formula perfect for all skin types. Frolic can be used on its own as a daily cleanser, as a second cleanse (after oil cleansing), or as an occasional exfoliating treatment. The texture is a soft, mousse-like cream, that rinses easily while leaving your skin feeling dewy.
2 Bloem Botanicals - Moments to Illuminate
Bask in the nourishing power of natural clay exfoliants which are key to gently removing impurities, easing congestion and helping to shed dead and dehydrated skin leaving you feeling incredibly soft and lovingly illuminated.
3 Yunasence - BIOMAZE Microdermabrasion Balm to Milk Perfecting Cleanser
Yunasence's active butter-like balm deeply cleanses and refines the appearance of skin texture, softens imperfections for a radiant, silky-smooth, clear, and bright complexion. Using sugar chemistry it looks and feels like a balm, but once you start massaging it into your skin it melts activating polishing action while providing warming sensation and taking away makeup, impurities and dead skin cells. Enriched with nourishing Coconut, cupuacu and avocado and infused with gentle scent of tahitian gardenia, this highly effective cleanser will become a staple in your luxury skin cleansing routine. Upon contact with water, it transforms into coconut milk, then rinses away without leaving an oily residue. The skin you will discover will be perfectly clean, soft and smooth, revitalized, and naturally beautiful. Suitable for all skin types.
4 YOUTH - Hydration Milky Exfoliating Emulsion
YOUTH Hydration Milky Exfoliating Emulsion will boost your daily routine with a unique combination of Quartz and Rice powder, along with Bamboo extract to gently eliminate impurities and dead cells. Stimulating skin regeneration and improving absorption of your day or night care, skin appears more even, radiant and soft.
5 KAELEN HARWELL Organic Skincare Products - Lemon Kiwi Scrub-Mask-Booster
The Lemon Kiwi Scrub-Mask-Booster is rich in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C, and E. It helps skin cells to regenerate and it works to stimulate the skin's metabolism, leaving it refreshed, bright and revitalised.
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