No matter your skin type, there are four face products everyone needs: sun protection, face cream, eye care, and lip products. Sun protection should of course be used wherever your skin is exposed, but for those of us who live in northern climates, winter can mean that only our faces see the sun. Good face cream is the foundation of every skincare routine and the skin on your lips and around your eyes deserves special attention. Not sure where to start or how to complete your face care arsenal?
These 12 products are winners of the 6th annual Clean Beauty Awards, organized by CertClean, and have been tested and judged by an international panel, so you know they’re good. In fact, they’re the best!
First Place: SPF30+ Face Cream – Moor Spa
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. But with Moor Spa’s SPF30+ Face Cream, you can now decrease this risk. Regularly use sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures.
Second Place: 100 Suncream – Dr. Orga
Dr. Orga’s 100 Suncream with a SPF of 50 is non-nano so prevents zinc oxide and titanium dioxide from being absorbed into the skin while reaping the benefits of sun protection and is free from silicon so you can avoid clogging pores and or keeping sebum, oil and dirt trapped in your skin.
Third Place: 100% mineral Sunscreen – Birch Babe Naturals
100% Mineral Sunscreen by Birch Babe Naturals is a certified SPF 30+ naturally creamy sunscreen that feels like a moisturizer and protects your skin from the sun without the use of any harmful chemicals. This sunscreen is 100% mineral-based and made with ethically sourced ingredients.
First Place: Night Cream – Alitura
Enjoy the synergy of Hyaluronic acid, plant-derived stem cells, and potent anti-oxidants from The Alitura Night Cream. This cream delivers unparalleled hydration and optimal cellular health for a brightened complexion and long-term anti-aging benefits.
Second Place: Hydrating Face Cream – Birch Babe Naturals
Birch Babe Naturals Hydrating Face Cream is a light and hydrating fast-absorbing moisturizer for day or night. This face cream may become your favorite item in the bathroom. This creamy moisturizer, loaded with Vitamins A, B6, C, D and E, helps with inflammation, rejuvenates skin tissue, and aids with eczema and skin irritations.
The product is vegan and carries the CertClean seal of approval, demonstrating that it is free from 1400+ harmful ingredients.
Third Place: Aga-Glow™ Capsule Cream – Ku:s beauty
Ku:s beauty’s Aga-Glow™ Capsule Cream contains jojoba seed oil and xylitol so it moisturizes intensely. it contains niacinamide which improves the skin tone and it contains rice bran water, port marigold flower extract, rice ferment filtrate which all support skin health. It is no wonder this is one of the top face creams in the industry.
First Place: CellProof Eye Cream – Modere
Modere’s CellProof Eye Cream combines their award-winning BioCell Collagen® CG with energizing ginger, pomegranate, and natural caffeine to smooth and firm the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a radiant, youthful appearance.
Unlike other eye creams that only target one or two signs of tired eyes, CellProof Eye Cream proactively addresses all the most common visible signs of aging with a lightweight formula that gently hydrates, lifts, and depuffs the look of delicate under-eye skin.
Second Place: Ora Eye Contour – Zorah Biocosmétiques
Zorah biocosmétiques’ Ora Eye contour is a magnificent eye contour cream with both short- and long-term effects. Ora quickly prevents signs of aging by significantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles, making it one of the most exceptional anti-wrinkle and dark circle concealers on the market. Their test results on men and women aged 30 to 71 years are remarkable: Up to 68% of participants observed a significant decrease in their wrinkles and crow’s feet!
INIKA Organic’s Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Eye Cream contains powerful antioxidants that help to neutralize pollution-induced free radicals during the night rejuvenation cycle. It has resveratrol and grapeseed oil that works together in this lightweight eye cream to improve the elasticity of the delicate skin around the eyes, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and helps to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
First Place: Be Local Lip Balm – Lowen’s Natural Skincare
Be Local Lip Balm (As seen in Dote Magazine!) is a collaboration between Lowen’s Natural Skincare and ABC Bees & Belocal.org Made with 80% local, 60% certified organic ingredients and is flavored with honey. All Lowen’s lip balms are 100% natural, locally sourced, and good for the lips.
Second Place: Lip Restore Dianne Caine Australia
Dianne Caine Australia’s Lip Restore is a CertClean Clean Beauty Award Finalist. It’s a replenishing formula that soothes, repairs, and protects. Castor Oil is rich in vitamins and essential nutrients to help hydrate dry, cracked lips. Jojoba oil is rich in Vitamins E and B complex, as well as several minerals, helping to restore moisture and softness to the lips. Sweet Almond Oil is extremely nourishing, with great emollient properties, acting as an excellent moisturizer for dry skin.
Third Place: Lip Almighty Nutty Milk – YULIP
YULIP’s Lip Almighty Nutty Milk is a certified, 100% vegan lip balm with sheer, watercolor-like color. It is suitable and ideal for all skin types. It is natural, organic, gluten-free, soy-free, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, and certified vegan.
Looking for more safer skincare inspiration? See the list of award-winning natural serums, oils toners and masks of 2021.