The 2018 Womens' Essentials Awards

Mother’s Day is May 13, but we’d like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to all women for all they do to make the world a better place (and they do plenty)! Women face different challenges throughout the decades. Hormones fluctuate, nutritional needs change, and new skin challenges emerge.

We’ve selected an array of products that contain some of the most useful and effective ingredients available for common issues. We hope you find an “essential” product in our selection that keeps you looking and feeling your best!

Adrenal Support

Natural Factors WomenSense AdrenaSense provides herbal support for adrenal gland function and promotes uninterrupted sleep with adaptogenic herbs such as rhodiola, eleuthero, schisandra, and ashwagandha.

Anti-Aging Skin Care

Acure Organics Radically Rejuvenating Sheet Mask with Age Performance Elixir fights aging with argan oil, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. After 15 minutes, peel off the sheet mask and massage the hydrating elixir into skin. No rinsing required.

Body Lotion

Nature’s Answer Essential Oil Body Lotion Vanilla Coconut Body Lotion uses natural botanicals and fragrant essential oils that absorb quickly to nourish the skin. Hypoallergenic and free from chemicals and preservatives.

Breast Health

Europharma Terry Naturally CuraMed Breast supports breast health and hormone balance with clinically studied curcumin, French grape seed extract, vitamin D, and pomegranate seed oil and fruit extract that combine omega 5 and polyphenols.


Wakunaga of America Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Candida Cleanse & Digestion Formula 102 uses ginger, aged garlic extract, and an enzyme complex to support intestinal cleansing while managing yeast overgrowth.


CV Sciences Plus CBD Oil Gold Formula Softgels deliver agricultural hemp-derived CBD oil, which contains nonpsychotoxic phytocannabinoids that support the natural equilibrium of body and mind.


Enzymedica 10 Day Purify Complete Body Cleanse makes your spring cleanse easy with morning and evening packets that support the liver with enzymes, probiotics, and supplements.

Dry Skin Care

Babo Botanicals Advanced Therapy Sensitive Skin All Natural Healing Ointment is a pleasure to use, thanks to the soothe factor of medical grade colloidal oatmeal and shea and cocoa butters. Effective and nongreasy.


Ancient Nutrition Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Protein Powder contains hydrolyzed collagen, types I, II, III, V, and X to support skin, gut, and joint health. Protein sourced from pasture-raised, grass-fed beef.

Bluebonnet Beautiful Ally Collagen Type I + III Caplets help firm skin and strengthen hair and nails with 1,000 mg of collagen peptides combined with vitamin C to support the body’s collagen production.

NeoCell Super Collagen for hair, skin, nails, joints, and bones provides grass-fed collagen types 1 and 3 that have been clinically tested to increase skin hydration in 92 percent of study participants.

Reserveage Nutrition Beauty Shot delivers hydrolyzed collagen peptides with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and biotin in a sugar-free 3-ounce “shot.” In one study, women who took the patented collagen daily for eight weeks were shown to have a 20 percent reduction of eye wrinkles.

Youtheory Collagen Powder Type I + 3 combines easily absorbed hydrolyzed collagen with vitamin C and biotin for increased skin hydration, improved elasticity, and reduced wrinkles.

Digestive Health

American Health Dual-Action Enzyme Probiotic Complex uses nine digestive enzymes that break down protein, fats, and carbs, and 2 billion probiotic micro-organisms from five strains.

Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant does double-duty with spore-forming bacillus strains that arrive in the intestines intact to make antioxidants. This research-based company is involved with numerous human clinical trials.

Facial Toner

DeVita Natural Skin Care Moroccan Rose Facial Toner wakes the skin with a lovely floral scent. Certified organic aloe vera gel and witch hazel extract soften and smooth, leaving skin refreshed and invigorated.

Lily of the Desert Facial Toner goes on with a natural peppermint scent while delivering the skin-nourishing benefits of organic aloe vera and extracts of witch hazel and papaya. Free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Hormonal Support

Nordic Naturals Omega Woman with Evening Primrose Oil offers 500 mg of omega-3 essential fatty acids and 76 mg GLA to support hormonal balance and healthy skin. Non-GMO verified, third-party purity tested.

North American Herb & Spice Actifem Female Hormone Ovarian Support blends royal jelly, wild raw kelp, and mountain spices such as sage and raspberry leaf to support the female endocrine system.

Hair Restore

Ridgecrest Herbals Hair ReVive restores proper nutrition to hair follicles by delivering the key building blocks of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and bioflavonoids to support hair regrowth.


Carlson Women’s Iron Restore provides 28 mg of iron to promote healthy blood production, B-complex vitamins to support red blood cell formation, and vitamin C and copper for optimal iron absorption.

Massage Oil

Just . . . Love All in One Sensual Pleasure Massage and Moisturizing Oil contains ingredients good enough to eat! Edible liquid coconut MCT oil, green tea, and French plum oil make this a luxurious indulgence. Bavarian Raspberry White Chocolate scent.

Medicinal Mushrooms

Host Defense MycoBotanicals Woman supports breast and reproductive cycle health with a blend of organic mushrooms and herbs. Turkey tail, reishi, and maitake mushrooms work with chasteberry and shatavari to support balanced hormones.


Mushroom Wisdom Aquamella Advanced Skin Care with Tremella and Pearl is a delightful skin cream. Nourishing ingredients include tremella, known as the “mushroom of beauty,” vitamin C, CoQ10, and alpha lipoic acid.


Natural Vitality CALM Specifics Calmful Muscles combines award-winning CALM with L-carnitine, beet root powder, and bromelain to help tired, sore, and cramping muscles recover quickly.


America’s Finest, Inc., Sanutra Wellness Relax & Sleep Support Formula helps you get to sleep and stay asleep, thanks to relaxing chamomile, the hormone melatonin, and BioPerine, a natural extract that aids nutrient absorption.


MetaCan HempFusion Stress Full-Spectrum Phytocomplex uses a synergistic blend of hemp oil extract from European industrial hemp (supports the body’s endocannabinoid system) and organic ashwagandha (an adaptogen herb that helps the body adapt to stress).

Prenatal Multivitamins

New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Multivitamin uses whole foods to support fetal development. Soothing herbs, probiotics, and nutrients for energy, heart, and immunity support help moms—and the fermented formula means no nausea!

Multivitamin Drink

Oxylent Multivitamin Supplement Drink 5-in-1 Formula appeals to the multitasker in all of us—delivering vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and electrolytes—in an easy-to-mix, tasty formula.

Multivitamin for Woman 50+

Country Life Core Daily-1 Multivitamins for Women 50+ uses raw whole foods to support energy and digestive health. A proprietary Women’s Health Blend offers organic cranberry, grape seed extract, and other supportive nutrients.

Menopause Support

Bioforce USA A. Vogel Sage Menopause Forte Tablets help reduce hot flashes and excessive sweating. Studies show that sage has been shown to improve mood, memory, and focus.

Bioforce USA A. Vogel Sage Menopause Forte Tablets help reduce hot flashes and excessive sweating. Studies show that sage has been shown to improve mood, memory, and focus.

Urinary Tract

Now Foods NOW D-Mannose 500 mg is a naturally occurring simple sugar the body uses to cleanse the urinary tract and maintain a healthy bladder lining. Clinical studies show that D-mannose promotes normal urinary tract function. Does not interfere with blood sugar regulation.

Protexin Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan combines three scientifically proven ingredients that fight urinary tract infections: cranberry extract; two bacteria strains; and vitamin A, which helps maintain the mucous membranes along the urinary tract.

Yeast Balance

Each capsule of Flora Udo’s Choice Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic contains 42 billion cells of eight strains of friendly bacteria specifically chosen to maintain a woman’s healthy yeast balance and protect against bacteria.