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Best Natural Skin Care Brands

By May 9, 2018December 11th, 201811 Comments

best-natural-skin-care-brandsThe 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

skin care winners

Serum | Dry Skin

olie-biologique-005Olie Biologique Huile Radicale 005 Rejuvenating Face Oil  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Serum | Combination Skin

desert-essence-balancing-face-oilDesert 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-agless-facial-elixir-leafsDr. Alkaitis Organic Ageless Facial Elixir ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy

Serum | Sun Spots

laurel_whole-plant-organics-sun-damage-repair-serumLaurel 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-aloe-veraDr. Alkaitis Organic Soothing Gel   Click to See Full Description/Buy

Balm | Calming Sensitive Skin

may-lindstrom-blue-cocoon_openMay Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Balm | Severely chapped lips and skin

cv-skinlabs-primary-restorative-skin-balmCV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm. Click to See Full Description/Buy

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Moisturizer | Normal to Dry

desert-essense-moisturizerDesert Essense Revitalizing Oils Moisturizer  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Moisturizer | Sensitive | Normal to Combination Skin

cv-skinlabs-primary-calming-moistureCV Skinlabs Calming Moisture for Face, Neck and Scalp ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy

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Moisturizer | Aging

celtic-jewel-by-celtic-complexion-white-backgroundSkin Celtic Complexion Celtic Jewel ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy

Moisturizer with SPF

naturopathica_spf17-2Naturopathica Lavender Protective Moisturizer SPF 17  Click to See Full Description/Buy

High SPF Protection for face

babo-spf_50_sport_stick_0-6ozBabo Botanicals Super Shield Sport Stick Sunscreen SPF 50.  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Face Cleanser | Oily Skin

blissoma-cleanser-free-2013Blissoma Free – Rejuvenating Herbal Gel Cleanser and Makeup Remover   Click to See Full Description/Buy

Face Cleanser | Dry Skin

josh-rosebrook-cleanserJosh Rosebrook Complete Moisture Cleanse  Click to See Full Description/Buy 

Face Cleanser | Oil Based

botanical-cleanser-arya-essentials-shoot01-0007Oil based Arya Essentials Botanical Cleanser   Click to See Full Description/Buy

Face Cleanser | All-in-one

promise_coconutmilk_facecleanserPromise Organic Nourishing Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser with Papaya. Click to See Full Description/Buy

Face Cleanser | Removing Mineral Makeup & Sunblock

goddess-garden-erasethedayGoddess Garden Organics Erase the Day Mineral-Removing Cleanser  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Face Wipes

promise_argancreme_facetowelettePromise Organics Ultra Moisturizing Argan Creme Facial Towelettes with Calendula. Click to See Full Description/Buy

Exfoliator | Nourishing Treatment

josh-rosebrook-active-enzyme-exfoliator-1-5oz-zJosh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator. Click to See Full Description/Buy

Exfoliator | Gentle Refining

mychelle-fruit-enzyme-scrubMyChelle Dermaceuticals Fruit Enzyme Scrub ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy

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Lip Exfoliator

java-skin-care-lip-scrubJava Skin Care Demitasse Lip Scrub   Click to See Full Description/Buy

Night Cream | Rich

kahina-giving-beauty-night-creamKahina Giving Beauty Kahina Night Cream   Click to See Full Description/Buy

Night Cream | Lightweight

dr-alkaitis-organic-night-creme-flowerDr Alkaitis Organic Night Creme ◊ Click to See Full Description/Buy


soapwall_toner-calledulaSoapwalla Hydrating Facial Toning Mist  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Eye Cream

bottega-organica-eye-illuminate-copyBottega 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-prd-boxJuice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Revitalizing Mask

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask. Click to See Full Description/Buy

Detoxifying Mask

Jacq’s Organics Green Smoothie Face Masque and Scrub  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Hydrating Mask

may-lindstrom-honey-mud_openMay Lindstrom The Honey Mud. Click to See Full Description/Buy

Calming+ Balancing Mask

dr-alkaitis-organic-universal-maskDr. Alkaitis Organic Universal Mask  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Lip Balm

mongo_eco-lips-lip-balmEco Lips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm.  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Lip Balm

john-masters-organics-lip-balmJohn Masters Organics Lip Calm.  Click to See Full Description/Buy

Lip Balm | Deep Treatment

bottega-organica-soothing-lip-balmBottega Organica Soothing Lip Balm (St. John’s Wort).  Click to See Full Description/Buy

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Kristen Arnett

Author Kristen Arnett

A makeup artist and green beauty educator helping you find the very best safe cosmetics. Teaching pro secrets for enhancing your natural beauty at every age, so you can be empowered to make healthier choices, and radiate confidence every day.

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Join the discussion 11 Comments

  • Laura says:

    I too linked to many products that go to bad addresses or are not available. Will await a refreshed list of recommended products!!

    • Kristen Arnett says:

      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.

  • Dinorah says:

    Hi Kristen.

    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?

  • Kat says:

    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?

    • Kristen Arnett says:

      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!

    • Vidhya says:

      How do you rate Aveda products?

  • Enith says:

    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

  • Teresa Arnau says:

    Dear Kristen,

    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,


  • Barb Suiter says:

    Hi Kristen,

    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!!

    • KA Admin says:

      Hi Barb!
      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!!

    • Natalie Grusling says:

      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.

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