Caring for our skin daily is one of the easiest ways to ensure long-term health, confidence, and youthfulness. These natural skincare brands are dedicated to redefining beauty industry standards for products which are not only good for us, but also good for our planet. Check out our favorite natural and organic make-up brands.
Natural & Organic Skincare | All-natural, nontoxic, paraben-free, sulfate-free, organic
Eco-Friendly | GMO-free soy wax, recyclable & reusable packaging, food grade
Ethical | Cruelty-free, made in small batches in USA
Our Pick | Pink Clay Soap Bar
Price Range | $16–$88
Herbivore Botanicals is a Seattle-based skincare line that uses cold-pressed and steam-distilled oils. Their products avoid fillers, instead utilizing globally-sourced natural ingredients such as French pink clay and Brazilian gemstones. Their beautiful package designs, captivating scents, and great textures encourage self-care and healthy indulgence.
Natural & Organic Skincare | All natural, 70% or more organic ingredients, sulfate-free, paraben-free, no artificial dyes
Eco-Friendly | USDA Organic, local sourcing, uses solar and wind power, recycled packaging
Ethical | Vegan, cruelty-free, gives back
Our Pick | Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer
Price Range | $12–$110
Juice Beauty has been changing the beauty industry since 2005 with their organic and natural clinically-validated skincare and vibrant plant-pigmented cosmetics. All of their products are vegan and cruelty-free, they utilize sustainable energy sources for production, and they’re USDA Certified organic so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin! We love their detailed ingredients list and the variety of products for different skin types available.
Natural & Organic Skincare | All-natural, toxin-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free
Eco-Friendly | Recyclable and reusable packaging
Ethical | Vegan, cruelty-free, made in USA
Our Pick | Blood Orange Cleansing Balm
Price Range | $6–$59
100% PURE‘s USDA-Certified Organic skin care is made with the highest quality, natural nutrients for your skin and daily enhances your own efforts, the natural skin care way. Their natural cleansers and masks detox and refresh skin, and their natural facial scrubs exfoliate and buff away bumps, flakes or dullness. Plus, they offer a full line of cosmetics and personal care products, so they’ll be your new favorite one-stop shop for all-natural products.
Could your make-up be making you break out?
Anyone who’s ever struggled with acne-prone skin knows to avoid using products that clog your pores. So, when it comes to picking cleansers and moisturizers we aim to use products labelled with ‘non-comedogenic’ (ie. non pore-clogging). But sometimes we tend to forget about the other products that go on our faces—and stay there all day long. When it comes to preventing blocked pores, your choice of makeup is just as important as your skincare. Many foundations, powders and blushes contain oils, sodium lauryl sulfate and other skin-aggravating ingredients that can lead to breakouts.
Thankfully, there are plenty of non-comedogenic beauty products out there. Here are some of our top picks.
1. Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation
This oil-free foundation from Laura Mercier will give you radiant, all-day coverage without making your skin breakout.
2. Benefit The Porefessional Primer
Not only will Benefit’s The Porefessional primer not clog your pores, it’ll make them virtually non-existent!
3. Bareminerals Original SPF 15 Foundation
This all-natural powder foundation from Bareminerals will give you a flawless finish while still letting your skin breathe.
4. Jane Iredale Peaches and Cream Bronzer
Like all of Jane Iredale’s products, this gorgeous bronzer/blush combo is 100% non-comedogenic.
5. Nars Radiant Concealer
Cover up blemishes without making them worse with this creamy, non pore-clogging concealer from Nars.