From organic skincare that boosts your radiance to beauty-enhancing natural cosmetics, featured in this week’s edition of “Fabulous Finds” are 8 natural beauty brands that are good for you.
Whether you live an organic lifestyle or simply want healthy, beautiful skin, paying attention to the products you use is an important step toward being healthy. Since natural beauty brands produce products that are free of parabens, paraffins, silicones, talc, petrolatum, mineral oil, or synthetic fragrances, they are thought to be safer to use.
In years past, natural beauty products were hard to come by. And, if by chance, you did find natural beauty brands on the market, you were probably disappointed with the quality of their products, since most natural beauty brands’ products didn’t perform like traditional (chemical-based) beauty products. In recent years, more natural beauty brands have cropped up on the shelves of major beauty retail chains, such as Sephora and Ulta.
Featured below are 8 natural beauty brands, including skincare and makeup, that not only have become best-selling product lines, they also have received rave reviews from customers and beauty editors.
Natural Beauty Brands for Skincare
Boscia: Named after the term ‘Botanical Science’, Boscia utilizes Japanese technology to create skincare products that are free of preservatives. Originally developed 37 years ago in Japan, the company’s line of skincare products contain effective botanicals, designed to provide noticeable benefits, including: increased cell rejuvenation, greater skin elasticity, improved skin tone, diminishment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne treatment, and more.
When I travel, instead of packing cleansing, hydrating, and makeup-removing products, I just bring their Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup, cleanse, and moisturize my skin.
Josie Maran: Created by renowned model, Josie Maran, this line of luxurious beauty products is based around a key, multi-purpose ingredient – Pure Argan Oil. The company’s website explains that, “Argan oil (also known as Moroccan oil) is a multi-tasking miracle moisturizer that’s organically grown and naturally chemical-free. It’s rich in high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and powerful anti-oxidants. Vitamin E and essential fatty acids are argan oil benefits that help hydrate and soften your hair, face, body, nails and everything in between.”
While you might think that putting oil on your skin will create blemishes; the opposite is true for Argan Oil; it moisturizes skin without clogging pores. Ever since trying a sample of the 100% Pure Argan Oil Light, I’ve been hooked. It not only helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, it also makes my sensitive, combination skin feel buttery soft.
Juice Beauty: Beloved by celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Alicia Silverstone, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Juice Beauty is an award-winning organic beauty brand (based in San Francisco, CA.). The company prides itself on using “certified organic ingredients, which dramatically reduces residue from pesticides, unnecessary synthetic chemicals, and synthetic fertilizer residue in (their) product ingredients. While there is no certification for “natural” ingredients, organic ingredients are regulated by the USDA.”
As a brand I use on a daily basis, I can personally attest to their products improving the look and texture of my skin, thanks to their antioxidant rich botanicals and truly effective ingredients. Some of my personal favorites from their line are the Green Apple Peel, Green Apple Age Defy Serum, and Oil-Free Moisturizer.
Origins: Long renowned as a top beauty brand, Origins utilizes the power of plants (such as antioxidant-rich Goji Berry, moisturizing Jojoba, Free Radical-fighting Green Tea, calming Lavender, and more) in development of their products. Having been around since the 1980’s, Origins has become a leader when it comes to natural beauty products.
Whenever I need to unclog my pores and banish blemishes, my go-to product is their Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. Unlike other anti-acne skincare, this mask never dries out my sensitive skin. Plus, it makes blackheads seem to virtually disappear!
Natural Beauty Brands for Cosmetics
bareMinerals: You might have seen bareMinerals’ founder, Leslie Blodgett, demonstrating how easy it is to apply their award-winning cosmetics on TV. For 35 years, they’ve built a reputation based on offering women makeup products that not only conceal imperfections, but actually help boost their natural beauty. Devotees of the brand claim that their skin has improved because of wearing their makeup. Plus, they love the fact that their makeup line never looks artificial or cakey, as it naturally enhances their appearance in a subtle manner.
Having won the 2015 Allure Magazine Readers’ Choice Award, one of the top-selling products is their highly reputed Original SPF 15 Foundation, which provides flawless coverage, a luminous finish, and a no-makeup look that lasts all day.
Dr. Hauschka: Since 1967, Dr. Hauschka has been developing products that are based on the foundation of “natural medicine, heathy skin, and the rhythms of nature.” Their line of skincare and makeup products do not contain synthetic ingredients and do not undergo animal testing. They also pride themselves on their holistic business practices, as they implement environmentally-responsible harvesting and processing operations, and conduct their business in a socially-responsible manner.
As one of my beautiful mother’s long-time favorite makeup brands, Dr. Hauschka is a natural beauty brand I’ve grown up hearing rave reviews about. She is in love with the Dr. Hauschka Eyeliner, as it glides on easily, is highly-pigmented (for bold definition), and lasts for hours.
Honest Beauty: Created by Hollywood actress, Jessica Alba, Honest Beauty is an extension of her lifestyle brand, The Honest Company. Working with top makeup artists, scientists, and beauty industry professionals, the company has created a full-line of makeup products that are intended to be both effective and safe to use.
Tarte: As one of the most popular natural beauty brands on the market, Tarte specializes in “good-for-you glamour, makeup and beauty products that are eco-friendly and cruelty-free.” Containing naturally-derived ingredients, including Amazonian clay, Acai Berry Extract, Vitamins, Maracuja, and more, Tarte’s cosmetics line is packed with powerful beauty-boosting elements.
As a brand I use everyday, I’ve truly become a ‘Tartelette’ over the years, having used a myriad of their products, including the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, and the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer.
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