And the winner is ...

Always on the lookout for new natural beauty products, I was excited when the winners were recently announced for the UK’s desirable Natural and Organic Awards. The 19-year-old tradition bestows a number of awards to standout new companies and products, with honors like Best New Food Product and Best New Natural Living & Home Product. But I gravitate to two categories, in particular: Best New Organic Product and Best New Natural Beauty & Spa Product. I quickly scrolled the winner list, practically drooling at the sight of a bevy of promising new beauty companies to try. Best New Natural Beauty & Spa Product went to the Neocell Keratin Hair line and Best New Organic Product was nabbed by Pukka Herbs, but the finalists in both categories piqued my interest more. Simply Bee Propolis, which received a finalist nod for Beauty & Spa Product, is one of many bee-centric items made from happy and healthy-sounding bees in Cape Town, South Africa. Everything in their lineup looks like something I’d like to get my hands on. Similarly intriguing is the reportedly skin problem-busting All-Purpose Hemp Ointment from Carun, which was a finalist for New Organic Product.