The best and brightest stars of green beauty are showcased below. These skin care brands represent a mix of natural, organic, non-toxic ingredients. Visit this link to read about the awards criteria and see all the categories of winners.
Vegan items are marked with this diamond symbol ◊
Every skin care brand listed is cruelty-free.
skin care winners
Serum | Dry Skin
Olie Biologique Huile Radicale 005 Rejuvenating Face Oil ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Serum | Combination Skin
Desert Essence Balancing Face Oil ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Serum | Sensitive Skin
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Serum | Aging Skin
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Ageless Facial Elixir ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Serum | Sun Spots
Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Serum: Sun Damage Repair ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Serum | Roseacea + Redness
In Fiore Calme Face Oil Concentre ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Serum | Acne
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Balm | Calming Sensitive Skin
May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Balm | Severely chapped lips and skin
CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm. Click to See Full Description/Buy
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Moisturizer | Normal to Dry
Desert Essense Revitalizing Oils Moisturizer ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Moisturizer | Sensitive | Normal to Combination Skin
CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture for Face, Neck and Scalp ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
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Moisturizer | Aging
Skin Celtic Complexion Celtic Jewel ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Moisturizer with SPF
Naturopathica Lavender Protective Moisturizer SPF 17 ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
High SPF Protection for face
Babo Botanicals Super Shield Sport Stick Sunscreen SPF 50. Click to See Full Description/Buy
Face Cleanser | Oily Skin
Blissoma Free – Rejuvenating Herbal Gel Cleanser and Makeup Remover ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Face Cleanser | Dry Skin
Josh Rosebrook Complete Moisture Cleanse ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Face Cleanser | Oil Based
Oil based Arya Essentials Botanical Cleanser ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Face Cleanser | All-in-one
Promise Organic Nourishing Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser with Papaya. Click to See Full Description/Buy
Face Cleanser | Removing Mineral Makeup & Sunblock
Goddess Garden Organics Erase the Day Mineral-Removing Cleanser ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Promise Organics Ultra Moisturizing Argan Creme Facial Towelettes with Calendula. Click to See Full Description/Buy
Exfoliator | Nourishing Treatment
Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator. Click to See Full Description/Buy
Exfoliator | Gentle Refining
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Fruit Enzyme Scrub ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
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Java Skin Care Demitasse Lip Scrub ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Night Cream | Rich
Kahina Giving Beauty Kahina Night Cream ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Night Cream | Lightweight
Dr Alkaitis Organic Night Creme ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Soapwalla Hydrating Facial Toning Mist ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Bottega Organica Eye Illuminate Cream (horse chestnut & cucumber) ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Puffy Eye Treatment
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask. Click to See Full Description/Buy
Jacq’s Organics Green Smoothie Face Masque and Scrub ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
May Lindstrom The Honey Mud. Click to See Full Description/Buy
Calming+ Balancing Mask
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Universal Mask ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy
Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm. Click to See Full Description/Buy
John Masters Organics Lip Calm. Click to See Full Description/Buy
Lip Balm | Deep Treatment
Bottega Organica Soothing Lip Balm (St. John’s Wort). Click to See Full Description/Buy
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I too linked to many products that go to bad addresses or are not available. Will await a refreshed list of recommended products!!
Yes, some don’t work anymore because the shop sites have changed them, but feel free to just Google the names so you don’t have to wait.
Thanks for your articles!
I’ve been looking for the products you recomend, but I find them so expensive and most of them dont have shipping to Latin America.
Do you know others that I can buy in Uruguay?
I love that you work with natural green products. Unfortunately, in search for some of these, I found that they have been discontinued. Are you going to be revising these best beauty awards any time soon?
Oh darn! Which ones, other than Cultivar, have been discontinued? I have so much to keep up with that I am appreciative of your help on this. And yes, I think 2019 will be my updated version 🙂 You heard it here first, Kat!
How do you rate Aveda products?
Dear Kristen, I News a full coverage foundation, even I do not like to be cake, due to the fact I have black spot in my face, most of the foundation and videos you use are wonderfull however the model do not have black spot, blemishes in the face and it is hard to tell if this really covers, please would you advice with a natural beautiful foundation that can help and full coverage, thanks
Fabulous your article “5-MINUTE NO MAKEUP-MAKEUP”. Wonderful your work on Natali, simply Amazing!!, she’s so pretty (pure and natural). Lovely look! You are GREAT, you did it once more “Master work”.
I feel a deep gratitude to you:)
Always by your side,
Maybe a week or two ago you did a quick little video (maybe on Instagram?) talking about how you were caught outside without your usual sunscreen. IIRC you used or referred to a couple of Jane Iredale products that you use. I like some of the JI products I’ve tried and was wondering which ones you referred to in that video. (Obviously I should’ve made note of them at the time., but I was about to go to bed and told myself I’d go back in the morning. Hah!)
I enjoy and appreciate all your hard work! Before making purchases I always check to see what you might recommend. Many thanks!!
Thanks for watching my Instagram stories! yeah, it’s kind of annoying that they go away in 24 hours sometimes. So I’m glad you found me here. I used the Jane Iredale Hand Drink as a fix in a pinch on my face. But that is not something I’d recommend on a daily basis. And importantly I applied my foundation first to give me a layer of protection in case something in the hand lotion might irritate my skin. I hope that answers your question, and thank you so much for the appreciation. That means a lot!!
This article is insightful but unfortunately, MANY of these suggestions are loaded with essential oils. Although essential oils are a better alternative to “fragrance/parfum” it does not excuse the fact that they can be extremely harmful and irritating to certain skin types. A fragrance/essential oils free skincare line is best! Especially when it comes to moisturizers. Cleansers are wash off treatments that I’ll give a “pass” for when small amounts of fragrance or essential oils are present. But seriously…the list of essential oils were longer than the ingredients that matter! Big no no in my book.