The New Knew’s Top Beauty Products of 2022

January 6, 2023

Welcome to the annual BEST OF NATURAL BEAUTY! Every year, I take a minute to look back and call out some of my absolute favorite discoveries from the past 12 months. Lesssgo!

A flat lay of the best of 2022 products.

By: Lisa Fennessy

I don’t know about you, but 2022 was filled with a lot of personal ups and downs. I could call 2022 a lot of things, but I’m deciding to take the high road and call it a *year of growth*. 

Along with several external challenges, I tend to be really hard on myself (as my therapist has pointed out again and again and again) so I’m choosing to enter 2023 with “self compassion” as my word of the year. Less shoulds and more…well…compassion. Compassion for the moment, compassion for my timeline and compassion for myself…which, to be honest, feels really hard to grasp. But I will keep trying. 

One of the ups in 2022 (as it is with most years) was getting to discover some of the best of the best when it comes to clean beauty. I love this post because it allows you to cut through all the noise and go straight to the good stuff when it comes to natural beauty.

To keep this from turning into a best of all time post, I’m narrowing down these picks to new releases in 2022 OR products that I tried for the first time in 2022.  

Per usue, aside from touting healthy ingredients, I also really wanted to hone in on EFFECTIVE products. Products you could essentially use for a very short period of time and see a difference. I don’t know about you but more than ever, instant gratification is like chicken noodle soup for my mental health. Can I get a witness?! I mean, let’s be honest, at the end of the day, after rolling with all the punches, I just want beauty products that will serve me. Make me feel good. We all deserve that. 

I also want to take a moment and say goodbye and thank you to some brands that closed their doors this past year like Clean Beauty Box, Vapour, TAOS, Clove + Hallow, biophile (and the Pleni Naturals kids line). It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you and you will be sorely missed. 🤍 

RELATED: We’ve been rounding up the best in beauty since 2017! Check out 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021’s top picks. 


Top clean beauty products of 2022

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What beauty products topped your 2022 list?!

xo, lisa in cursive

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By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

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