You may be wondering what all the organic hype is about.
The term “organic” became more mainstream back in 2002 when the USDA shared the national standards for products to be considered as such.
Organic means that a product is in its most natural state without the alteration of chemicals.
Just like in food, skincare also comes with a list of ingredients – now more than ever pure ingredient beauty brands are making a powerful movement.
What are organic beauty products?
Organic cosmetics such as natural makeup, facial cleansers, body washes, hair care, moisturizers, etc. are made with ingredients that are farm-grown without herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers or genetically modified.
Companies that make natural and organic cosmetics tend to have the consumer’s best interest in mind.
Marketing on their labels may use the following terminology to better appeal to their consumer market:
Why is organic better?
Similar to incorporating organic food into our diets to get the most unaltered, natural nutrition possible, the same goes for our skincare routine.
Chemicals and preservatives are often added to both food and products for skin care to create a more pleasurable texture, to bind ingredients together, and to make them last longer on store shelves.
What we don’t know is how our body is going to react when we eat them or apply them onto our bodies.
Often an inflammatory response is triggered with a rash, itching, swelling, and redness.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. What you apply to it gets absorbed into the body and into your circulation.
Skincare products can be riddled with toxins that can affect the genetic makeup and well-being of our bodies.
The Breast Cancer Prevention Partners also warns of the harm that can be caused by these harmful components:
- Fragrances and phthalates
- Other additives, fillers, and toxic chemicals can be found in daily skincare routine products like DEA, TEA, propylene glycol, etc.
What are the best organic products for skin care?
With the public consumer becoming more knowledgeable about the harsh synthetic and toxic chemicals in skin care, more and more companies are coming out with natural and organic solutions to better nourish our skin.
Check out this extensive list of organic products to add to your natural beauty routine.
1. Eminence Organic Skin Care
This award-winning organic skincare line offers a multitude of products for all skin types and for specific corrective areas.
Their website makes it easy to find the right product for your skin concerns.
What we love – Their Bamboo Firming Fluid serum is a miracle in a bottle to tighten loose skin.
The organic ingredients of bamboo, coconut oil and coconut water, Swiss green apple stem cells, and Monoi oil create the perfect combination of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Chicory root and tara tree create the natural retinal alternative complex to help decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
This product line is also free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and propylene glycol.
2. Juice Beauty
The nature makeup made to quench your face.
Harsh dyes can do a number on this area’s sensitive skin.
Juice Beauty ramps up its natural makeup with certified organic ingredients using the color essence from plants instead of toxic dyes.
What we love – Their Stem Cellular CC Cream is made with organic ingredients which you can see on its packaging.
Juice Beauty cosmetics are loaded with intelligent nutrients from fruit extracts.
This CC cream includes extracts from the fruit cells of apple, grape, and lemon leaf to really feed your face as it minimizes the appearance of fine lines, evens the skin tone and enhances complexion, plus provides a mineral SPF 30.
3. Passport to Organics
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component within our bodies. It helps to retain moisture in the skin to maintain elasticity and a glowing, youthful appearance.
As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, that’s why adding it to your routine of makeup, natural cosmetics, and skin care will help to restore lost moisture.
What we love is their Blue Water Hyaluronic Moisturizer. It is made from organic blue-green algae and vegan squalene.
Squalene is a multi-purpose powerhouse providing properties that help with anti-aging, to balance oil production, and to calm inflamed skin with eczema and acne.
Passport to Organics will not use mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates in their products.
4. Tata Harper
We love a company that does their homework.
Tata Harper boasts the use of over 300 raw ingredients in their products including, African wild grape, Inca Inchi, Narcissus bulb extract, fermented giant bamboo, Edelweiss stem cells, pomegranate hydrospheres, grape polyphenols.
And they are constantly looking for more to incorporate into their organic anti-aging potions!
What we love is their Night Out Facial. Who doesn’t love a facial! It combines three of their best natural products to bring an instant revitalization to the skin.
It is perfect to bring life to your face if it is looking dull and run down.
The pomegranate enzymes and the BHA components help to rid the skin of dead cells and the Illuminate moisturizer uses hyaluronic acid to help plump and refresh the face.
5. Mukti Organics
Their motto is “Inspired by Nature”.
This skincare collection does not contain any fillers but is composed of the finest certified organic ingredients that are extracted from Australian berries, nuts, roots, leaves, and seeds.
Mukti Organics takes care to preserve the bioactive peptides which are short chain amino acids that help to produce new collagen in the skin and can also help to strengthen the effectiveness of other youth-enhancing proteins such as elastin and keratin.
What we love – The Aloe Vera Moisturizer made with plant botanicals that are blended with bioactive native extracts of Kakadu Plum, Finger Lime Caviar and Aniseed Myrtle.
This natural combo is used to tone and balance complexions prone to blemishes.
6. Josh Rosebrook
Read the Josh Rosebrook story and you will feel the love he radiates for his consumers.
He is all about a healthy life balance, including providing the highest-quality skincare line, made with certified organic components, which are farmed locally in the U.S. in Oregon and California.
His hero components include shea butter, cacao fruit powder, dandelion extract, and green tea flower extract to name a few.
What we love – The Herbal Infusion Oil. It is perfect for the multi-tasker as it is a multi-purpose potion.
This oil is a gentle detoxifying cleanser, make up remover, and restorative moisture treatment perfect for all skin types.
7. Herbivore Botanicals
This skincare line is available at Sephora and has been given the “Clean at Sephora” label which means its products are free of the most harmful ingredients (such as those listed above).
This line is great for all skin types with products for the body and the face, like the Blue Tansy Fruit Enzyme Resurfacing Clarity Mask.
What we love – The Blue Tansy facial mask contains powerful fruit enzymes that act as a natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid to exfoliate the skin of dead skin cells.
The Blue Tansy oil, derived from a North African flower, is known to fight inflammation, reduce redness, and calm the skin.
The white willow bark acts as a natural Beta Hydroxy Acid which aids acne-prone skin.
Most ingredients are organically produced.
Well-known for its robust hair care, this collection also offers shower gel, body oil, and natural perfume.
Read through their list of ingredients, so natural these could be found in your garden or your cupboard, hibiscus, lavender, lemongrass – except maybe their flagship ingredient, the Rahua nut.
What we love – their entire body care line.
Rahua is a nut found in the Amazon rainforest that provides wonderful skin enhancing properties from its omega-fatty acids.
Your skin will decrease in redness with its calming properties, regain lost moisture and even out the skin tone.
9. Josie Maran
Josie Maran’s line has also been given the “Clean at Sephora” checkmark.
This line swears by the use of 100% pure argan oil which is a lighter alternative than the heavier moisturizing coconut oil and avocado oil, and a good choice for all skin types.
What we love – the Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ties in with shea butter, avocado oil and white tea extract to provide for an ultra-moisturizing antioxidant body treatment.
More to Love
There are a plethora of cosmetic brands on the market. Some other honorable mentions include products from True Botanicals, Kora Organics, Goop, and Weleda.
We hope this was a good starting point to help you make up natural and organic products for your daily routine care.
Do you have a favorite natural product that we didn’t mention? Or do you have questions about the products here?
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