Modern makeup and skincare industry has for forever been abusing and exploiting the self-esteem of everyone, including non-regular consumers. They insidiously provide you “the solution”, which just so happens to be their very own chemical-laden, mass-produced, and of dubious ethical provenance product.
People love enhancing their appearance. But wouldn’t you rather do it with a product that doesn’t involve chemicals, nor developed from extensive animal testing? (you can look that up, but beware NSFW) Organic skincare involves 0% of the chemical poison and 0% of the animal abuse compared to your regular chemical peel and cleanser product. Just sustainable, organic ingredients. Get the same look with none of the poison, try these organic skincare brands.
Centered around performance and focused on ingredients, CRUNCHI’s products are made with safe, toxin-free, EcoCert ingredients so you can feel good about what you wear on your face. The brand offers an extensive collection of beauty and skincare products such as their hydrating Daylight Facial cream, rejuvenating Nightlight Evening Facial Cream and reef-safe moisturizing Sunlight SPF. Additionally, CRUNCHI strives to use only eco-friendly packaging such as glass bottles and makeup wrapped in paper packaging designed to minimize environmental impact.
#2 Tame The Beast
Tame the Beast offers soaps, lotions and potions for the fellas, made with arousing scents and energizing properties. The team behind Tame The Beast takes the art of manliness up a notch with raw, natural botanicals that take an everyday boring de-funking shower and turn it into an invigorating journey of so fresh and so clean, clean enlightenment.
Tame the Beast features intense botanicals like Ginseng; commonly used as an all-natural libido stimulant, it can also be used to stimulate healthy hair growth and ward off dandruff, and Moringa; a superfood that is glorious for skin and blood circulation around the scalp, also an anti-aging natural protector. Their new Beast Blue Natural Bar soap is a 100% natural bar soap with heightened levels of organic essential oils and crisp Beast Blue™ scent.
Extra moisturizing for beasts of all kinds, including tender beasts with sensitive skin. Invigorating at first sniff and smooth to the touch, this gentle hydrating soap features only plant-based ingredients like Organic Palm Oil (Rainforest Alliance Certified™), Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Almond Oil. Beast Blue™ brings notes of Juniper, Citrus, Eucalyptus and a hint of Musk of the Beast.
#3 Novo Naturals
They are a super clean luxury skin care brand that is handcrafted to perfection in ever bottle. My skin has been loving their products.
#4 Elina Organics Skincare
Always 100% Transdermal, Organic, Fresh, Hand-made, and Cruelty Free, Elina Organics products are lovingly created with the finest and most pure natural ingredients. They formulate each product to safely and naturally deliver its essential nutrients and healing properties. Their goal is to provide the safest, most natural, and most effective skin care to our clients. This goal involved careful combination of only essential ingredients.
Elina’s products are not jeopardized by mass-manufacture, which requires chemical additions for enormous production runs. They are instead custom formulated at Elina Organics, where rigorous quality checks and inspections ensure that what nature created remains pure and safe.
Sundaily is your skincare in a daily gummy. Founded in 2018 by Dr. Emilia Javorsky, a Harvard dermatology researcher and Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare, Sundaily believes that beauty starts with health. While you can’t avoid daily skin stressors, you can fight back. Sundaily gummies work from the inside out to promote healthy #skinfromwithin with the power of evidence-based botanical extracts.
#6 Ekc Deodorant
After searching years to find an all-natural deodorant that actually worked – Dr. Jessica Benningfield decided to make her own and EKC Deodorant was born. As deodorant is the one item most women don’t leave home without, Dr. Benningfield wants to educate women on what they are putting on, and in, their bodies.
Did you know over 60% of the ingredients found in mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants are so toxic they are banned throughout the world, just not here in the US?
EKC Deodorant is different – first, it’s organic, all natural and made in the USA! No Toxic Chemicals. No Aluminum. No Kidding. The deodorant contains no toxic chemicals, aluminum, glycols, parabens, sulfates, or zinc salts.
Second, they donate a tube to women and girls in need for every tube sold. EKC is all about giving back and they donate to numerous organizations such as Sherry Strong and Girls on the Run.
Jurlique, an Australian skincare and cosmetics brand that prides itself on pure, natural and botanical ingredients. They utilize ingredients farmed from their 180 acre farm in Australia to embrace natural beauty.
#8 Organical Botanical
Organical Botanical is a modern-day herbal apothecary, holistic spa + lifestyle shop. Every product from their skincare line is formulated and created by a real esthetician who works with dozens of clients every week, and really looks at and knows about different combinations of skin because of all the women (and men!) who she works with.
MËNAJI is the indie brand changing the dynamic of the men’s skincare industry, a market and trend that is growing at warp speed. The line of products is of the best quality specific to a man’s needs, revolutionizing the concept men have toward grooming and helping them to look better in the age of selfies and sharing profiles online. Currently niche skincare brands are having their moment and MËNAJI is the most advanced in this category. MËNAJI is a great affordable luxury with lifelong benefits–making men look good.
#10 Cris’S Blends Natural Deodorant
Cris’s Blends is an organic brand. Although not certified, we use only organic ingredients of superior quality. They offer 2 lines of aluminum free Natural Deodorant, and a line of Facial Serums.
#11 Goddess Garden
Goddess Garden CEO and Founder Nova Covington developed safe skincare and sun care solutions for her daughter, who, as a baby, experienced allergic reactions to the chemicals in conventional products. With support from her biochemist husband Paul Halter, Goddess Garden is now the leading reef-safe sunscreen brand for sensitive skin.
The company expanded beyond sunscreens into the clean beauty category, offering plant-powered facial care, aromatherapy and a bath and body line for babies, launching later in 2019. Now carried in major retailers including Target, Whole Foods, CVS, Walgreens, Wegmans, REI, Sprouts Farmers Market, Bed, Bath & Beyond and many others throughout the U.S. and Canada, Goddess Garden is a women-owned business (WBENC), as well as a Certified B Corporation®.
The company was instrumental in gathering support for the recent Hawaiian chemical sunscreen ban and was named a B Corporation® Best for the World Change maker in 2018. Nova also established an ocean preservation foundation, Protect Our Mother, to help protect the coral reefs and ocean mammals and was named one of the 2019 Conscious Company’s 35 World Changing Women.
#12 100% Pure
This brand provides organic skincare cosmetics that absolutely free from artificial, synthetic, and other toxic ingredients. This brand made in the USA and the products are vegan and cruelty-free. The packaging is also recyclable and reusable! Plus, it also has a full line of cosmetics for all skin type and a line of personal care.
#13 Juice Beauty
Juice Beauty’s cosmetics contain more than 70% of organic ingredients and are sulfate-free as well as paraben-free. This brand also has recyclable packaging and they utilize sustainable energy sources for production. What I love most about this brand is that the products can be used for all skin types.
#14 Tata Harper Skincare
Tata Harper Skincare is an amazing organic skincare line. This brand uses 100% natural and non-toxic ingredients for their cosmetics. They also use glass bottles and soy-based ink for printing. This brand promises a high level of ingredient concentration which helps costumers have better results and is for all skin types.
Sunscreen is a crucial part of a skincare routine and it is important that we protect ourselves from UV rays without any added toxic ingredients to cause additional harm to our skin. Colorescience offers skin-friendly sunscreens that protect your skin without the toxic effects of other sunscreen products. Our specially formulated products are trusted and recommended by thousands of physicians and focus on healthy skin that provides lasting results.
#16 Elena Reva
Elena Reva is a multi-industry entrepreneur and co-founder of dermoi!, a beauty-tech platform that opens access to results-driven skincare solutions, knowledge and expertise. Dermoi! allows clients to book clinical facial treatments at their home, using cosmeceutical grade products and technology to provide material improvements in skin health and overall wellbeing. Dermoi! intends to bring all important achievements in skin science into the platform so everyone can have access to the most effective solutions.
#17 Dr. Bronner’S All-One
Dr. Bronner’s All-One is backed by 150 years of soap making expertise and 5 generations of soap makers. This brand pioneered liquid Castile soaps and eventually became the largest personal care company with a certification from the USDA National Organic Program. At the present time, they have expanded their product line to include lotions, toothpaste, lip balms, household cleaners, and coconut oil. What’s great about the products from this brand is they are all-around.
Their line of Pure-Castile liquid soaps, for example, can be used as a shampoo, body wash, dish washing soap, an all-around household cleaner, and even as pet shampoo. Their organic lotions, on the other hand, can be used for the face, body, and hands. Since all of Dr. Bronner’s products are natural and organic, you won’t have to worry about ever harming the environment. That alone makes it worthy for being our number 1 choice for organic skincare brands.
Amazource is a purpose-driven brand of skin care products made with ingredients directly sourced from the Amazon rainforest. They are 100% natural, contains no chemicals, paraben free and are cruelty-free.
They have partnered with indigenous communities in Amazonia who own a combined 1 million acres to promote true beauty with a concrete cause. How is that? Each product purchase finances the conservation of at least 2,000 sq ft of virgin forest. Each one preserves different surfaces according to their price tag. This business model has empowered these people for the first time to protect their territory from the deforestation caused by illegal logging, oil extraction, and illegal mining.
#19 Bel Essence
Bel Essence, a skin care company making highly effective skin care products from natural and organic ingredients. Bel Essence creates its products based on a simple principle – nutrition for the skin. If we use products that give our skin the vitamins, minerals and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids it needs, we will have naturally healthy skin that is firm and even toned, and does not easily show the effects of aging.
Plant oils such as Argan, Hemp, Rice Bran, Avocado and others are rich in the vitamins, omega 3s, fatty acids and other nutrients important for healthy skin and a healthy body. These oils have been known for centuries for their healing and restoring properties, giving your skin what it needs to regenerate and rejuvenate itself to its best.
Bel Essence combines plant oils, all researched for their nutritional properties and combined to deliver the best nutrition to skin and hair, and give our bodies topical nutrition. The products are built from these oils, not a base of filler ingredients with oils sprinkled in. This is why the products enjoy 4+ star reviews – they are natural and organic, cruelty free certified, made in the US, paraben and sulfate free, and very effective in repairing and rejuvenating skin.
The BAFTA-nominated producer turned entrepreneur, Andrea Dinnick, recognized a niche in the cosmetics landscape for small-batch skincare that gently promoted hydration, regeneration and elasticity to meet her evolving skincare needs and reflect her increasingly dynamic lifestyle. With an emphasis on sustainability, she created Desavery as a long-awaited solution for conscious beauty consumers of every age.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Megan Teasdale from CRUNCHI
Katie RoseCronin from Tame the Beast
Sammie Smith from Taiga Labs
Jessica McCafferty Brennan from Janice McCafferty PR
Caroline Berger from Sundaily
Tabitha Ziegmann from Orca Communications
Zoe Nightingale from BLND PR
Crystal Bui from Adventures with Crystal
Jacqueline deMontravel from MËNAJI
Cris Black from Cris’s Blends
Barbara Marks from Goddess Garden
Darina from Warren Tricomi Salons
Sanem Ahearn from Colorescience
Elena Reva from Dermoi!
Laurice Wardini from Subscriptionly
Sergio C. Rossi from Amazource
Chris Williams from Bel Essence – Nutrition for the Skin
Jill Lewis from Desavery