In Delicious Living’s eighth-annual Beauty & Body Awards, we highlight the innovation, ethos and ingredient quality defining today’s best health and beauty products. From a must-try daily moisturizer to the coolest natural combinations and the hottest new launches, we have a little something for everyone who wants to look her best—and feel great about her purchases.
The just-right combo of light and ultranourishing, this everyday lotion uses a research-backed concentration of L-ascorbic acid—the clinically proven form of vitamin C that supports supple, smooth, healthy-looking skin. Awesome for any age.
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Want to wipe away the day without trashing the environment or being exposed to nasty chemicals? We’ve got you covered. No need to wash your face after using these new wipes that cleanse, plus soothe and hydrate with aloe and borage seed oil.
We’re always looking for a great option to give our diets a beauty boost, and it looks like we just found our new favorite way to nourish locks. Start your day right by scooping this flavor-free keratin powder into a hair-loving smoothie of healthy-fat avocado, antioxidant-rich berries and leafy greens.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Who says natural shampoos don’t lend those bubbly suds you’re used to? But rather than stripping healthy oils with harsh surfactants (the stuff that makes shampoos lather), this shampoo adds moisture and shine thanks to its berry extracts and nourishing coconut milk.
The crème brûlée of natural hair care: this ultimate after-shampoo treat that’s rich and delicious (and leaves you craving more). Shea butter gets a boost from fatty-acid-rich oils in this truly luxurious conditioner that satiates stressed-out hair (from color treatment or environmental damage), offering instant sheen and radiance.
A beautiful glow—naturally! This nontoxic highlighter is perfect for cheekbones, below the eyebrows and even collarbones. It comes in an easy-to- use applicator that dispenses a blend of plant-based glycerin and minerals to help you radiate.
A daily go-to sunscreen is an absolute must for keeping the whole family safe from harmful UV rays, year-round. This fragrance-free, spray-on sunscreen contains 12 percent non-nano zinc oxide and a cocktail of skin-loving ingredients like jojoba and sunflower seed oils, all in a base of aloe leaf juice for an extra skin boost.
We’re big fans of calendula’s myriad benefits—from smoothing skin to soothing boo-boos; its no-frills, multifunctional properties make it ideal for healing cracked knuckles or simply maintaining soft hands.
The buzz around the beauty benefits of bee products isn’t going anywhere, and Savannah Bee focuses on one specific bee-derived ingredient, royal jelly, to lock in skin’s moisture. This lotion feels indulgent, bringing a spa-like experience into the bathroom.
Andalou Naturals’ take on the popular Korean beauty trend is a fiber mask designed to purify pores, hydrate skin and ease irritation. You can’t beat this well-rounded ingredient lineup: soothing aloe and jojoba, hydrating coconut water, astringent witch hazel and Andalou’s signature fruit stem cell for antiaging prowess.
The flavor, the texture and the all-star Ayurvedic ingredient blend make this toothpaste a worthy winner. It’s geared toward fighting plaque and oral bacteria with peelu, neem and licorice root. Fresh tasting and fresh-smelling breath lasts for hours, too.
Get noticeably kissable lips without the stuff you maybe never knew was in your signature color (like synthetic dyes and animal derivatives … no thank you!). These creamy sticks in tasteful pigments are made from a base of nourishing plant oils and butters such as argan oil and shea butter and get their color from plant and mineral extracts.
Nova Scotia Fisherman’s 100 percent–natural Xtreme Skin Care line uses pure local Canadian ingredients like Nova Scotian sea kelp (a potent antioxidant), sea buckthorn, sea fennel and bayberry.
Nova Scotia Fisherman is a family- and friend-owned company that employs local staff in Nova Scotia, plus gives back to the land that lends it all those powerful ingredients: A portion of every sale goes to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
A natural deodorant that actually works is the Holy Grail—and Schmidt’s delivers. The nontoxic, vegan and truly natural product can withstand heat, humidity and, yes, even early-morning CrossFit classes. The formula of arrowroot powder, baking soda and plant oils and butters is proof that when executed with impeccable precision, simplicity can lead to the greatest breakthroughs of all. A game changer!
We are instant fans of this alluringly simple and rugged take on traditional bar soap. Activated charcoal and hemp and mint oils cleanse and restore balance to oily complexions. Plus, The Grandpa Soap Co. story, which dates back to the first soap being made in the 1870s, is yet another reason the company reinvents a once stale category.
An affordable, no-fuss night cream that has a few unique standouts like plant sterols, which may encourage skin’s collagen production, allantoin, a skin-soothing botanical from the comfrey plant and apricot oil.
We believe inner beauty is ageless. But we also know that everyone needs a little help preserving natural radiance as the years pass. This clinically tested product features a branded ingredient called L’emerelle, which contains both French grape seed and melon extracts, along with a proprietary blend of boswellia and curcumin. When put to the test, Ageless Radiance was found to even skin tone, increase firmness and revitalize dull complexions.
Social and environmental responsibility continues to be the backbone of the natural products industry—with nontoxic beauty brands increasingly leading the charge by supporting global initiatives and local causes through ethical supply chains. Sibu is one brand that’s always been doing it right, bringing sustainably sourced sea buckthorn to the U.S. by way of fair-trade harvesting methods: fair wages, sustainable processing and healthy, safe working conditions.
Puberty can suck. But it doesn’t have to be harsh on your skin. From the trusted folks behind California Baby, this new willow bark–based cleanser is meant to gently combat oily skin and youthful breakouts. It also contains soothing ingredients like pansy and calendula, and the company offers a fun konjac facial sponge for easy application.
Wash your body with a bit of the tropics! Coconut (this product contains both its oil and its milk), shea butter and aloe soothe, while papaya enzymes exfoliate. The result? Smooth, silky, vacay-ready skin. We also like that the company founders got their start as Harlem street vendors.
Certified Organic by NSF, this new launch highlights the powerful antiaging benefits of coQ10 (no, it’s not just for supplements) and rosehip oil, plus raises awareness about the benefits of cleansing oils, which actually draw impurities and excess oil from the skin.
Pampering done right—that is, with only the purest botanical ingredients and brown sugar to shed dead skin cells and boost skin cell circulation. Sweet orange peel oil, jojoba oil and kumquat extract ensure your skin feels silky smooth and lend a luscious, irresistible scent.
In the same manner you’d decorate nails with polish, you can “paint” on this blend of oils that features tea tree, long used by Australian Aborigines, to strengthen nails and lend potent antimicrobial properties. And that’s not all: The formula also contains lavandin, lemon, oregano, cinnamon and sea buckthorn oils, all specifically geared toward strong, healthy nails.
This nutrient-packed bamboo sheet mask contains not only argile and kaolin clays to purify skin, but also up-and-coming antioxidant superfruit baobab. But perhaps the most intriguing addition is its new use of an ancient Himalayan ingredient called shilajit. A mineral-dense resin that comes from the Himalayan mountains, shilajit contains more than 85 micronutrients. A beauty company harvesting this global gem’s rich skin care potential is worthy of accolades!
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