British heritage brand Neal’s Yard Remedies has picked up a trio of awards at the 2018 edition of the Organic Beauty Awards.

The awards, organised by the Natural Organic Cosmetics Sweden Association (NOC Sweden), are Sweden’s first awards dedicated to the sustainable, and organic beauty category.
Now in their third year, the Organic Beauty Awards attract over 200 participants. This year’s award ceremony was held alongside the Green Beauty Day event in central Stockholm on 5th of May.
14 of the awards categories were judged by an expert jury led by eco-make-up-artist Catherine Dichy. The winner in the 15th category, Product of the Year, is voted for by Swedish consumers – with Maria Åkerberg winning the peoples vote with its Papaya Peeling product. Last year, Maria Åkerberg also won Product of the Year with the product Eye Creme More.
With the Organic Beauty Awards placing great emphasis on how the brands work with sustainability, the assessment of sustainability was evaluated by experts Anna Högberg, managing director and founder of Futerra Stockholm and Åsa Fredrikson-Jedeskog, sustainability manager at Kicks. Following their deliberations, a special prize – the ’Sustainability Award 2018’ – was established and awarded this year Weleda.
Commenting, lead judge, Catherine Dichy said: “This year’s selection process has been more difficult since many of the products had a very high quality. I found the most difficult category to asses was ‘Best Hand Soap’, since the products were very close in quality, followed by ‘Best New Product’ which had most entered products of all the categories.
The full list: All winners in Organic Beauty Awards 2018
Best Body Lotion:
Neal’s Yard Remedies – Beauty Sleep Body Butter Best Lip Balm: Crazy Rumors – Leaping Bunny, plum apricot
Best Shampoo: Maria Åkerberg – Shampoo Nettle
Best Face Tonic: Loelle Organic Beauty – Loelle Rosenvatten
Best Facial Oil: Neal ́s Yard Remedies – Rose Facial Oil
Best Hand Creme: i+m Naturkosmetik Berlin – Hand Cream Olive Argan
Best Bath Product: Neal’s Yard Remedies – Bee Lovely Bath & Shower Gel
Best All-in-one Product: Weleda – Skin Food
Best Hand Soap: Dr Bronners – Organic Sugar Soap
Best Facial Mask: Tata Harper – Resurfacing Mask
Best Day Creme: Esse Probiotic Skincare – Esse Nourish Moisturiser
Best Mascara: Couleur Caramel – Regard Infinity Mascara Refill + Multipurpose case
Best Childrens Product: Alpaderm – Cérat des Alpes Alpaderḿs Cold cream
New Product of the Year in cooperation with Natural Products Scandinavia: Marina Miracle – Amaranth Night Serum
Sustainability Award 2018: Weleda
Product of the Year: Maria Åkerberg – Papaya Peeling
The award ceremony was held at the fair and event called Green Beauty Day in central Stockholm on 5th of May.
Picture: Neal’s Yard Remedies picked up a trio of awards at the ceremony in Stockholm, earlier this month. Kajsa Göransson