6 Natural Skincare Brands That Will Make You Glow All Over
It’s one thing to decide to swap your skincare products for all things natural and organic, and it’s another entirely to actually pick ones that will work the best for you. The market is so inundated with options that this once-fun project can easily become an anxiety-driving pain in the ass. That’s why we decided to shorten that list for you.
Honestly, there’s nothing better than taking care of your skin and the planet at the same time. So with that in mind, here are six natural skincare brands that will make you glow green — in all of the best ways, of course.
This brand is all about sustainability at affordable price points. Each product in the line is both natural and organic, free of sulfates, parabens and gluten, and the packaging is made from recycled materials that are biodegradable. The company’s approach to body care is all about plant- and food-based nutrients, as well as essential oils. So regardless of whether you’re shopping for your face, hair or body, Acure is a safe bet across the board without hitting your wallet too hard.
Amala products harness the powers of particular plants in each component of the product line to address your specific skin issues. Whether you’re looking to rejuvenate, hydrate, purify, brighten or soothe your skin, there is a natural active ingredient waiting for you here. Plus, every Amala product is certified by NATRUE, the global standard-bearer for natural and organic cosmetic certification. The price point definitely isn’t cheap, but hey, we had to include a splurge on this list so you can #treatyoself when the situation calls for it.
3. Desert Essence
This company is all about ethically sourcing its laundry list of quality ingredients — its product line covers everything from skincare to bath and body to dental care — as well as running a socially responsible business. All of the products are natural, and the company has a specific line dedicated to organic care. Everything it makes is 100 percent vegetarian as well. The best part? You can easily afford this one. And you might have even seen it on the natural skincare shelf in your local supermarket. Score.
4. Intelligent Nutrients
Every product made by Intelligent Nutrients is USDA-certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free and made with plants. And because the company is so focused on being good for both people and the environment, a lot of research goes into the ingredient picking and overall product design. Beyond skincare and body products, Intelligent Nutrients has an extensive hair care and styling line, as well as a fair number of natural fragrances. Okay, so this is the second true splurge on this list, but it’s so worth it.
5. Tom’s of Maine
We’ve known about Tom’s forever, thanks to its natural — and easily accessible — deodorant and toothpaste products. But did you know the company has tapped into body care as well? From bar soap to lip balm, these guys have all the bases covered in scents like lavender shea, creamy coconut and orange blossom. They perfectly nourish your skin without stripping it of important natural oils or leaving a synthetic residue behind. All of the packaging is eco-friendly as well. Oh, and it’s super affordable!
Weleda has been in the natural skincare game for almost 100 years now, so you know it must be doing something right. Most fans swear by the Skin Food line, which is thick and moisturizing for rough, dry skin without leading to unwanted clogged pores. Similar to Amala, its products are NATRUE-certified and are based on flower, fruit and root extracts, minerals and essential oils. When it comes to price, Weleda is the perfect middle-of-the-road option to try with a ton of products across all personal care categories to choose from.