The 2022 Clean Beauty Awards revealed new stars and trusted faves. The panel of esteemed eco-warriors, clean beauty advocates and influencers spent months testing and trialling a multitude of products to ensure the most objective critique possible. They compiled their list of favourites, thus creating the ultimate lists of the top ten clean beauty masterpieces. We are sharing the 2022 lineups of facial products [that don’t require water], including Mists & Toners, Face Cream, Face Oil and Face Serum.
Hydrating, cleansing and refreshing toners and mists have incredible benefits that have evolved over the past decade. Once teeming with alcohol and chemical ‘pore tighteners’, toners and mists now offer an entirely new approach to skincare. The top ten clean beauty toners and mists take this evolution a step further.
1 Elva's All Naturals - GLOW. Brightening Facial Toner with Bioflavonoids
GLOW Brightening Toner with Bioflavonoids by Elva's All Naturals is designed to be used three great ways: as a toner, makeup setting spray and 'on the go skin refresher'. Formulated with a proprietary blend of anti-oxidant Citrus Bioflavonoid extracts, Witch Hazel, Frankincense, Geranium, Aloe Vera and multi-functioning essential oils to help improve skin's texture and absolute radiance. Helps tighten the appearance of pores and fight blemishes and daily oxidative stress. Powerful natural ingredients of Frankincense, Tea Tree, Lemongrass and Geranium are known to encourage skin healing, tone brightening and deep cell regeneration. Alcohol-free, and safe for all skin types.
2 Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm - Rose Hydrosol
Hydrate your skin and help balance its pH and soothe redness and irritation with Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm's farm grown and distilled Rose Hydrosol. Extracted from the petals of the Damask Rose through steam distillation, rose hydrosol is floral and sweet in aroma and incredibly beneficial for all skin types as a face toner.
3 Calli Essentials - Signature Blend Hydrosol Cell Renewal
Calli Essentials' Signature Blend Hydrosol - Cell Renewal is made of 100% Pure hydrosols of rose, frankincense and helichrysum. It is produced from plants free of chemicals or pesticides. It is formulated especially, for sensitive skin and those with rosacea. This hydrosol purifies, promotes cell regeneration, stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It is anti-inflammatory and helps to reduce pore size, fade hyperpigmentation, tone and firm the face and neck.
4 Rinascentia - Hydrating Rose Sea Mineral Spray
Delightfully refreshing Hydrating Rose Sea Mineral Spray provides a botanical burst of hydration for your face and body. It contains glycoproteins and hyaluronic acid to protect your skin from dehydration in extreme hot and cold temperatures. Sea Kelp Bioferment is a soothing, natural and super moisturizing extract produced by fermentation using Lactobacillus. Its rich antioxidants help to remove toxins and reduce the appearance and swelling of breakouts. The formula enables faster healing of wounds and increases collagen and elastin production.
5 Green Bee Botanicals - Fresh Face Toner
Toner is a crucial but often overlooked step after cleansing. This alcohol-free, antioxidant-rich toner combines potent Sonoma Hills Farm full-spectrum CBD, willow bark with 0.5% naturally-occurring salicylic acid, cucumber, lemon balm and hydrolyzed oats to do three things in one for clearer, smoother, plumper looking skin:
Balances and restores skin’s pH level and protective acid mantle.
Very gently exfoliates and clears pores.
Hydrates and preps skin for serum and moisturizer.
Fresh's delicate scent stems from the active botanicals inside it: bright citrus notes, fresh cucumber, subtle rose, and warm, woody, slightly medicinal myrrh. Very much like a California spa. No added fragrance.
Result with daily use: clearer, smoother, plumper looking skin.
6 Eco By Sonya Driver - Super Fruit Toner
Super Fruit Toner is a refreshing and hydrating Vitamin A, B and C booster mist that harnesses the power of multi-active botanicals for balanced, clean and clear skin. This product contains a unique blend of over 96% of the highest quality Certified Organic ingredients and multi-active botanicals including Kakadu Plum, Organic Pineapple, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera and Pure Hyaluronic. Organic Pineapple rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which can boost the production of collagen and slow down the skin's ageing process and it smells absolutely delicious. It is a very light water-based formula that serves to revitalise the skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps clear acne and works as a refreshing pick-me-up during the day when your skin needs a bit of thirst quencher.
7 Iremia Skincare - All Calm Facial Mist
Iremia's All-Calm Face Mist is bursting with natural ingredients that soothe, hydrate, and plump up skin in a single spritz. Its blend of extracts and vegan, non-GMO black oat extract and lecithin are more hydrating than glycerin and hyaluronic acid put together. Plus, this calming face mist actually helps support your skin's own natural moisturizing factor in storing water in the epidermis, leaving your complexion radiant and glowing.
A 2-in-1 toner and hydrator hero powered by Malachite, Skin Creamery's two-phase Skin Tonic hydrates, restores and nurtures the skin. Packed with antioxidants, this blue-green infusion tones and tightens pores without stripping or drying the skin whilst Baobab and Kalahari Melon seed oils are both packed with omega fatty acids known for their plumping, hydrating powers. Ideal after cleansing to restore deep balance to the skin.
9 Purodoré - Smoothing Silk Toner
Bring balance back to the skin with Puro D’ore’s deeply moisturizing and soothing toner. This natural toner effectively softens the skin and leaves it feeling fresh.
Equipped with gold, silk, champagne, rose and truffle, this splendid toner will give a luxurious touch to your daily skincare routines.
10 Leaf People - Nettle & Cucumber Soothing Toner with Hyaluronic Acid
Ideal for dry, dull, mature and sensitive skin or for use after a facial, the Nettle & Cucumber Soothing Toner with Hyaluronic Acid nourishes the skin without overstimulating it and brings it back into balance. This special formula includes a kiss of apple cider vinegar to draw out the minerals from water activated botanicals, with plant sourced hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to soothe, smooth and replenish for a radiant complexion and finish.
Face cream seems like a beauty basic, but none of the top ten Clean Beauty face creams from the 2022 Clean Beauty Awards can be described as basic. These extraordinary creams are chuck full of nutrient-rich botanicals and research-proven naturals for boosted hydration, mega moisture, clarifying, de-puffing and beautifying like no other.
1 Tigoderm skincare day & night - tigoderm skin system care day & night
Tigoderm skin care day & night is a clean and organic care with active antioxidants of green tea and the powerful benefit of a probiotic. As an antioxidant, green tea in the day cream not only protects against environmental influences such as UV rays, but also against free radicals and supports the skin's natural detoxification function.
The probiotic-based night cream balances the pH by providing the skin with healthy bacteria ready to fight the bad ones. The result: the natural skin flora is rebalanced overnight.
2 PURA Botanicals - Azure Dream Cloud
This ethereal lotion and serum hybrid, with its whipped cloud texture, sloughs off dead skin cells for revitalized-looking skin. Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, and all-natural fruit acids help to firm the skin. Moroccan blue tansy oil soothes, softens and helps improve the skin's resiliency and Japanese yuzu oil aids in neutralizing harmful free radicals. Intensive nutrients from cold-pressed avocado oil, prickly pear extract and cooling cucumber extract maintain a supple, lifted, and radiant finish.
3 DrLOUIE - Revitalizing All-in-One Essence for Dry Skin
DrLOUIE All-in-One Essence is a toner, serum, and moisturizer in one bottle. With this one product, you can skip and replace your everyday toner, serum, and moisturizer allowing for a quick but effective anti-aging skincare routine morning and night. It is the ultimate anti-aging time and money saver for those looking to simplify their anti-aging skincare routine.
4 Lendava Skincare - Good Morning
Goodmorning my Lendava Skincare is a maximum effect formula packed with a powerful combination of ceramides, skin superfoods, and an antioxidant complex. It maintains a healthy barrier to protect your skin from signs of aging, irritation, dehydration, and pollution during the day.
5 Calli Essentials - Triple Rose Cream + Lipo-Amino & Hyaluronic Acids
Triple Rose Anti-Aging Cream with Rose Petals, Rose Water & Rosehip Oil + Lipo-Amino & Hyaluronic Acids has 20 roses in every jar. This luxurious and nourishing anti-aging cream is excellent for all skin types especially sensitive or those with rosacea. Eco-Certified Lipo-Amino Acids offer a natural alternative to Lipo-Filling. It purifies your skin with powerful antioxidants, promotes cell regeneration and relieves irritations and rashes. Facial volume is redefined and elasticity is increased after two months of treatment and deep and moderate wrinkles are filled after 4-6 weeks.
6 Zorah Biocosmétiques - Ultimate anti-aging hydrating cream Rêvolution
The ultimate anti-aging cream with pure silver, the Ultimate anti-aging hydrating cream Revolution tones, plumps and thoroughly hydrates mature skin. Pure silver has been used for thousands of years in medicine for its healing, purifying, soothing and anti-aging properties and is the key feature in this one-of-a-kind product.
7 Dr. Orga - TAICHO Essence in Lotion
TAICHO is an everyday moisturizing lotion with ceramide and hyaluronic acid to support the skin's moisture barrier and prevent water loss. Formulated with Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract for a hydrated, balanced complexion.
8 Rosemira Organics - Blue Bliss Beauty Balm
A rich, potent facial balm to moisturize and soothe sensitive and irritated skin. The main goal of this balm is to alleviate redness associated with rosacea. shea butter, cacao butter, marula, baobab, along with essential oils of Immortelle, lavender, geranium, frankincense all collaborate into a concentrated product to moisturize, diminish redness, cool and soothe irritated skin.
9 KAELEN HARWELL Organic Skincare Products - Clarifying Citrus Moisturizer
The Clarifying Citrus Moisturizer is the perfect lightweight moisturizer packed with antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory ingredients, helping to retain moisture and leaving the skin feeling soothed, nourished and looked after.
10 Iremia Skincare - Soothing Lotion
Iremia Skincare's Soothing Lotion is specially formulated to calm and clarify even the most sensitive skin. Light and luxurious, this CertClean certified lotion features all-natural ingredients that soothe tender skin to keep it cool and comfortable. Featuring the unique African mahogany tree bark extract, the Soothing Lotion is proven to show results after just 28 days. In fact, this Soothing Lotion (paired with our Restorative Facial Oil) is the exact solution that transformed their founder's sensitive, eczema and rosacea-prone skin.
While it soothes, it also boosts elasticity, stimulates collagen production, and smooths the appearance of fine lines. Safe to say, this skin-saver is also a multi-tasker.
Plant extracts, antioxidants and magic are all part of what make great face oils so effective. The 2022 Clean Beauty Awards celebrated a range of face oils that each provide unique outcomes and profound differences in the texture, tone and hydration of your skin. Looking for the best Clean Beauty Face Oils have to offer? Look no further.
1 The Potion Masters - Bloom Smoothing Balm
The lushest ingredients from nature and science fill the Bloom Soothing Balm with nutrition and nourishment. Jars have been made with the most exotic floral extracts from across the globe; Hibiscus, Butterfly Pea Flower, Damask Rose, Blue Tansy, and Chamomile, to reduce the appearance of redness and smooth the skin's surface. The ultimate rich cream, lip conditioner, eye balm, massage balm and sleeping mask for the driest skin. Passionfruit, Prickly Pear, Plum and Marula infuse the skin with delectable moisture.
2 Amazonian Skinfood - Superfruit Facial Oil
Amazonian Skinfood's Supefruit Facial Oil is a multi-functional superfruit-powered pure oil blend with plant-based retinol alternative + natural vitamin-C.
Traditional retinol can leave your skin red, irritated, and sensitive to the sun; Amazonian Skinfood's Superfruit Facial Oil mimics the benefits of retinol without the side effects. Rich in natural vitamin A (retinol) + vitamin C, powerful antioxidants, and essential omegas 6 and 9, Amazonian Skinfood's pure oil blend made from the most nutritious superfruits from the Amazon Rainforest. It brightens, balances, and evens skin tone while restoring a radiant glow and smooth, youthful complexion to your skin. Great for all skin types, including the most sensitive. Non-comedogenic & won't clog pores.
3 Chorus Supernatural - Firm-Smoothing Facial Oil
An exquisite blend of rosehip, kukui and argan oils- rich in revitalizing nutrients, including fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Subtly fragranced with rose otto essential oil. Chorus Firm Soothing Facial Oil penetrates deep into the skin, helping to strengthen skin's natural barrier, while also locking in moisture. Firm is an excellent primer before putting on makeup, for that vibrant, healthy looking glow.
4 Founder's Formula - Australian Botanicals Nourishing Facial Oils
Founder's Formula Nourishing Facial Oils includes 7 Australian Botanical Nutrient-Rich Organic Oils that quickly absorb deep into the skin, delivering a broad spectrum of benefits for even, dewy skin.
Nourishes, hydrates and reduces the appearance of fine lines, these oils are the Super Stars of Australian Botanical oils and work synergistically.
5 Ayelet Naturals, LLC - Defense Patrol Protective Antioxidant Serum
This Antioxidant-Rich serum is a super blend of plant-based cold-pressed fruit oils and pure essential oils containing Mega-Doze of vital antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients to neutralize free radicals created by pollutant irritants.
This protective serum helps create an immune barrier, maintains the skin's elasticity and smoothness, and promotes healthier skin.
Black Currant Seed Oil helps reduce skin inflammation, redness, irritation, and hyper-pigmentation encourages natural skin cell turnover brilliantly, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and scar tissues, ultimately fights skin's aging process.
6 Penny Lane Organics - Facial Serum Oil
This lightweight Facial Oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids.
It reduces the appearance of aging and pigmentation, hydrates skin, and provides a strong antioxidant boost and best of all, is good for all skin types.
7 Bloem Botanicals - Moments to Nourish
Bloem Botanical's concentrated nourishing balm soothes skin in the most beautiful way. With it's striking blue hue of azulene compounds and Bakuchiol Oil, this powerhouse, active ingredient is known to be a natural retinol alternative without the photosensitizing risks.
Melting on touch to ease feelings of emotional anxiety while providing nourishing hydration and relief to even the most delicate and troubled skin conditions. It is effective both as your primary hydrator or as a special treatment for skin that is sensitive, inflamed, damaged, or irritated, providing the perfect level of hydration.
8 Bloem Botanicals - Moments to Cleanse
Bloem Botanical's gentle oil cleanser is rich in vitamins A, C and E along with Bukuchiol Oil to soften and lovingly cleanse the skin, effortlessly melting away excess sebum, dirt, makeup and environmental debris while ensuring your skin stays hydrated and balanced. For best results, massage Bloem Botanical's natural blend of oils and extracts into your skin in the morning and evening to achieve the ultimate balance between deep clean, deep moisture and a deep calm.
9 Elva's All Naturals - Ethereal GLOW. Facial Oil Serum
Elva's All Naturals' velvety-smooth facial oil helps to soften the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, uneveness, redness and blemishes with regular daily use. Just a few potent drops deliver intense and luscious moisture, without the heaviness.
Packed with powerful and proven nourishing skin food ingredients, including Rosehip, Camellia, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Argan, Evening Primrose and skin-benefiting essential oils. These ingredients work together to noticeably nourish, rejuvenate and hydrate your skin for an improved youthful and healthy glow.
10 bareLUXE Skincare - Northern Rescue Elevated Recovery Oil
Northern Rescue Elevated Recovery Oil is a face oil for dry skin. Designed to have a high level of emollience, this face oil works to replenish and protect the skin's moisture barrier. It will help alleviate irritation and damage caused by dryness or harsh elements.
This blend is made using hardy ingredients native to North America, Northern Europe, and the Arctic. Your skin will be left feeling silky smooth, moisturized, and recovered.
Fighting dull, dry and damaged skin has become a whole lot easier with the introduction of face serums to the beauty market. Clean Beauty brands are spearheading the movement toward potent elixirs that brighten, tighten, hydrate, renew, balance, and defend. These products, according to our illustrious judges, are the best of the best:
1 Vela Days Active Compound - CannaComplex® Multi-Active Serum
Vela Days Active Compound Canna Complex Multi-Active Serum is an all-in-one, multi-use daily serum, so you can do more with less. Brighten, tighten, hydrate, renew, balance, and defend with one all encompassing serum. Encapsulated retinol helps to stimulate cellular turnover, while 4 weights of Hyaluronic Acid intensely hydrate and plump the skin. Niacinamide and active Plant Growth Factors help to boost collagen, reduce the appearance of large pores and diminish pigmentation. This serum is truely revolutionary and crowned Australia's first Facial-in-a-bottle.
2 The Beauty of Caring - Glow Drops Serum
Instant Glow Revitalizer is a powerfull, high performance serum that boosts facial skin, deeply hydrates and increases skin elasticity.
The Algae technology reduces age spots and evens skin tone thanks to its smart melanin modulation, whilst the rest of the serum works alongside this component to restore energy for an overall anti-aging effect.
3 Retreatment Botanics - Kakadu Brightening Serum
Retreatment Botanics Kakadu Brightening Serum is an ultra-strength, oil-free serum. It targets hyperpigmentation, sunspots, blemishes and uneven skin tone, promoting skin elasticity and visibly firming the skin. The formula plumps and rehydrates, targeting sensitive skin with its advanced complex of active & potent vitamin C. Featuring native Kakadu plum, wild desert lime and finger lime, this light-weight serum quickly penetrates without leaving a greasy or sticky residue on the skin.
4 Hereward Farms - Lavish Face Serum
Hereward Farms' luxurious lavender-infused face serum is made with all-natural ingredients. It contains all the health benefits of lavender with its cold-infusion method. The base of this product is sweet almond oil which is high in Vitamins A, B and D and is known to be a very efficient moisturizing agent and creates a soothing combination to ease skin and hair. It helps to balance oily skin and nourishes dry skin.
5 Element Apothec - Belle Visage | Face Serum
Unleash your skin’s potential with Element Apothec Belle Visage Face Serum. Formulated with a custom blend of twenty soothing botanicals and beneficial oils, this luxurious, doctor-formulated serum will leave your skin glowing.
6 Founder's Formula - Phyto-A+ Australian Native Tobacco Serum
The Phyto-A+ Australian Native Tobacco works like a retinoid but is four times more effective than both retinoic acid and retinol at stimulating collagen. It reduces pore size and improves radiance, reduces the count, volume and depth of wrinkles and improves hydration for a deeply nourished, even finish on skin
7 Skay Skincare - Arabia's Secret Hydrating and Anti-Aging Serum
Skay Hydrating Serum, is your ultimate all natural hydrating and anti-aging Serum. Not only will this serum hydrate and nourish your skin buts its fast absorption makes it the ideal primer before make-up application. It offers an effective 2 in 1 easy to follow daily skin care routine. The combination of fig, pomegranate and hibiscus gives the skin the vital vitamins and minerals and a variety of skin essential antioxidants and omega fatty acids. The serum restoes suppleness to the face, tightens pores and controls secretion of excess oils. It will also brighten, lighten and even out skin tone.
This serum was inspired by natural ancient remedies used by Arabian women to preserve the quality of their skin.
8 Founder's Formula - CALM Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry Serum
CALM Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry Serum is the perfect solution for exhausted skin. It calms and protects when skin cortisol levels are elevated due to extended periods in air-conditioning, emotional stress, or long days and long nights.
The serum improves skin comfort, reduces appearance of redness and reduces the potential for inflammation and micro-inflammation.
9 AREMES FERMENTIS - Super Bioactive Face Serum
Super Bioactive Face Serum is a multi-correctional formula designed to deliver moisturization, hydration, protection, restoration, brightening, nutrition and balance to the skin's overall complexion. With a proprietary blend of 27 botanicals and super bioactive metabolites extracted from reishi, shiitake, snow and chaga mushroom ferment, this product is a powerhouse of nutrients with anti-inflammatory properties. The fermented mushroom metabolites are designed to penetrate deep into skin layers that produce vital extracellular matrices and help make skin look and feel brighter, repaired, protected and nourished.
10 AYSWE - Rosa Vita Hydrating Serum
Hydrate and replenish skin with AYSWE’s one-of-a-kind vegan formula. It is enriched with 31% Organic Damask Rose Water, multi-vitamins and a blend of natural ingredients. Rosa Vita Hydrating Serum is a 95.76% natural, slightly pink concentrated serum that absorbs quickly to provide nourishment even for sensitive skin.
Toners and mists, face creams, face oils and face serums have a few vital characteristics in common: They are nourishing, restorative, balancing and intended to bring that elemental glow back to your skin. The 2022 Clean Beauty Awards honoured the best of the best of these four categories and are bringing them to the forefront of the beauty world, celebrating clean, natural beauty products that are both effective and ethical.
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