Knowing that our bodies absorb what we put on our skin, we try to read beauty labels and prefer to use organic and natural products. And when we find ones that deliver results that are just as good or better than their more toxic counterparts, we’re very happy about that.
So happy in fact, that we want to share the good news!
Following is our pick of the best organic cosmetics, skin care and hair care products out there. These are all free from parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, sulfates, heavy metals and synthetic fragrances.
Founded by the very same Horst Rechelbacher who brought us Aveda®, Intelligent Nutrients is a certified USDA organic skin care company we can trust. Almost all products contain their signature Intellimune® super-antioxidant seed blend that is both a wonder of science and of nature.
Intelligent Nutrient’s Renewing Oil Serum delivers better results than those promised by more aggressive creams and it’s one of the best anti-aging products I’ve ever used!
The Organic Pharmacy
No matter your beauty need, The Organic Pharmacy (a UK brand) has got you covered. From skincare and haircare, “glamour food,” to baby products and even natural perfumes, this brand has it all. We like their Self Tan which moisturizes and delivers a fast, natural and uniform tan. We hear celebrities like Kate Middleton are big fans of their Virgin Cold Pressed Rose Hip Oil, which you can buy at department stores and online.
This Australian brand was created by supermodel Miranda Kerr to complement her organic, healthy lifestyle. Key ingredients include Noni (a powerful natural antioxidant), rose hip oil, green tea and jojoba. We love their Recovery Eye Gel Cream for its ability to soothe puffy, tired eyes.
Possibly the most popular organic skincare line out there, Eminence uses bio-dynamic and USDA certified organic ingredients in their impressive collection of products. Their Lip Trio is a combo pack that hits your lips from every angle for your perkiest and softest lips ever. Bamboo, coconut, a natural Retinol alternative and Swiss Green Apple stem cells help to make their Bamboo Firming Fluid a best seller and a must try if you want tighter looking skin.
Acure Organics is a company with sustainable principles and natural and certified organic personal care products. They are truly a stellar brand and we’ve liked all their products. Acure Organics’ Line Eraser works wonders on even deep wrinkles, on scars and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. This healing balm moisturizes and smooths any skin area and is a must-try!
Using certified organic ingredients, sustainable packaging, and aromatherapy, this company makes products with minimal ingredients you can actually read like cocoa butter, Babassu Oil and lemongrass. They have a great line of scalp treatments that detoxify, nourish and balance the pH of your scalp, a gentle cleanser called Face it Lightly, which leaves skin clean without over-drying, and a Nice and Gritty Body Scrub, which we love.
All of their products are artisanally handcrafted by a team of artists and scientists who have mastered the hair arena. The Premium Organic Anti-Hair Loss Argan Oil Based Shampoo is free from harsh chemicals, artificial colors and fragrances and is fortified with an organic blend of Argan oil, B vitamin complex, biotin, and other clinically-proven natural ingredients to aid against hair loss. Best of all, it works; as reviews on Amazon and elsewhere will attest to!
I am Lov’leigh
When I tell you this line is amazing for hair….I mean it! Hand-crafted and made with organic ingredients, these products work magic on hair. The creator is a fragrance alchemist and their products are infused with incredible-smelling essential oils. You will love the Detangling Rinse Out Conditioner that makes even the kinkiest of hair more manageable and strengthens it against breakage.
Neuma’s lineup has everything you need for gorgeous tresses and all of them work like a charm. We especially like the NeuSmooth Finishing Polish which can turn locks into luscious shiny tresses.
Looking for a product that makes your skin look better instantly? The RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is that product. It highlights and delights as it turns skin flawless-looking; makeup artists, models and other beauty experts love it. The line was created by makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift and has been featured in Allure, Lucky, People, Vogue and other popular beauty magazines.
A sustainable brand whose cosmetic products are seriously top-shelf. Their makeup comes in all “flavors,” feels great and looks fabulous! Classic Love their Aura Multi-use Blush for a natural glow and flush of color. It’s extra cool that you can use it on lips and eyes as well.
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Bess is a wellness coach and educator, healing arts practitioner, and was lead Ayurvedic therapist for the Chopra Center for Well-being for 10 years. She is a dedicated wife and mother to four children. She is passionate about natural forms of healing, veganism, fitness and healthy living. She gets her "juice" from juicing, yoga, meditation, and being a mama.