Welcome to our sixth annual Eco Beauty Awards! Because it's Byrdie's mission to be real with you, we'd like to go ahead and break the fourth wall a bit: We know the world of "clean beauty" is muddled; there's greenwashing, confusing marketing, and no concrete definition for what "clean" even means. That's precisely the reason our Eco Beauty Awards have shape-shifted over the years to include a spotlight on education, nuance, and transparency. These awards are meant to champion the brands, people, and products with the aforementioned standards in mind. Now, Byrdie's 2022 Eco Beauty Award winners have arrived.
After testing hundreds of products all year, our 11 editors came together with four guest judges to choose 80 winners—74 products and six leaders in the space—as well as offer insight into our process and define buzzwords. You'll find a spotlight on innovation, sustainability efforts, and efficacy, as well as a celebration of formulas we've absolutely fallen in love with. Settle in and enjoy.