At Beautiful Because we are extremely picky about the brands we choose to stock, handpicking only the best of the best, so you can rest-assured we have thoroughly checked a brand's credentials and products' performance, so you don't have to! Here we reveal a few of our award-winning products and why we love them so...
Vanessa Megan Nature's Elixir Oil won GOLD in Australian Organics Annual awards for best certified organic product of the year. It is a very prestigious award in the industry, well-deserved by this amazing beauty elixir. This organic multivitamin shot for your skin is rich in vitamin A, E, P & K.
Vanessa Megan Peruvian Flower Hand & Body Cream is a beautifully fragrant, all-natural hand and body cream, containing carefully chosen nourishing certified organics ingredients to leave skin soft, silky and supple. It won Nature & Health Magazines Best Hand Cream 2016.
MV Organic Skincare Skin Booster – Rose Plus is a luxurious, natural skin oil infused with precious Bulgarian Rose Oil (the rarest of the rose family) and Rosehip Oil, this versatile booster is wonderfully nurturing and strengthening. It has been awarded by the prestigious Beauty Bible "Ultimate Natural".
MV Organic Skincare Hand Rescue has also been awarded a Beauty Bible award. The creamy moisturiser works wonders for intensive skin repair, containing Sandalwood, Tangerine and Benzoin. The deeply nourishing, luxurious treatment helps to soothe and repair dry, chapped skin.
La Mav Organic Wrinkle Smoothing Firming Eye Lotion was awarded “Best Eye Cream” of 2010 by Nature & Health Magazine, this organic velvety crème visibly rejuvenate and transforms the delicate eye area. Hero ingredients include Hibiscus esculentus and Pisumsativum extract which help increase elasticity to smooth lines and wrinkles.
La Mav Organic Hydra-Calm Cleansing Crème was awarded a Nature & Health 2012 Beauty Award for "Best Cleanser". It gently cleanses skin to wash away impurities, perspiration and pollutants, while being deeply hydrating and conditioning at the same time thanks to its nourishing formula.
La Mav Organic Hyaluronan Day Creme was awarded a Nature & Health 2016 Beauty Award for "Best Day Cream". With clever ingredients like hyaluronic acid (to plump skin) and essential fatty acids from Moroccan and argan oils, this is hydrating, protective, and anti-ageing.
Antipodes Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner protects and refreshes stressed and tired skin with its blissful beauty! Premium botanical extracts blend with the natural minerals in pure ancient Waiwera artesian water, that springs from deep within the New Zealand earth. It won Best Toner in Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards 2012.
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream is a soothing, anti-ageing eye cream said to stimulate collagen production by 82%. This super natural eye cream is rich in Vitamin C from New Zealand kiwi, which helps repair damaged skin cells. It won....
Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum is just what you need to quench thirsty skin in a flash! This water-charged, oil-free serum instantly hydrates skin and helps improve its appearance over time. It won Best Serum in Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards 2011.
Vapour Organic Beauty have been honoured with 2 ALLURE Best of Beauty Awards; in 2010 for the Aura Multi Use Blush, and in 2013 Atmosphere Luminous Foundation. The Luminous foundation is a particular favourite at Beautiful Because, being a luxury organic cream formula of the highest quality.
INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation provides a natural finish and is suited to all skin types, especially dry. Uniquely formulated with organic oils, rich in antioxidants, pure minerals and Hyaluronic Acid, it helps hydrate and nourish the skin, blurring the line between makeup and skincare. It was awarded "Best Foundation" at the ACP Australian Beauty Awards 2010. Other INIKA award-winners include the Light Reflect Highlighting Creme which won Beauty Heaven's Glosscars awards 2010, and Mineral Foundation Powder which won Nature & Health's Best Foundation 2009.
So there you have just a few of our favourite award-winning products. Many of them are "certified organic" too. Our favourite "certified organic" brands include: Vanessa Megan, MUKTI Organics, La Mav Organic Skincare and INIKA Organic Makeup.
Now Certified Organic isn't always better, with some brands using it as a way to draw people in and make unfounded claims that their products are better. There are also lots of organic certifiers that aren't as strict as they should be, allowing brands they certify to get away with ingredients they shouldn't... A bit like greenwashing, another negative in the eco beauty sphere to look out for.
Many brands, such as MV Organic Skincare – a brand we love, have decided not to go for organic certification since they feel using only certified organic ingredients would compromise their products performance. So remember "certified organic" isn't necessarily better than "organic." When looking for a certified organic brand, look for authentic certifiers such as the OFC (Organic Food Chain), ACO (Australian Certified Organic), Soil Association, Ecocert and the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
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