It’s time for my annual round-up of the best natural beauty products, gleaned from trying and testing almost every brand around!
After spending another year trying out some of the best natural and nontoxic beauty products on the market, I have a few new favorites to share and a few that have stood the test of time. Others have been removed from the list because of purity of ingredients, annoying repackaging, or simply finding something that worked better.
Beautycounter Shampoo and Conditioner
I would not bullshit you. I have tried EVERYTHING. But no matter how well I think a natural shampoo and conditioner is working, there always comes a time when my hair feels so weighed down I have to do a secret rinse with Pantene. These are life changing.
Moom Organic Hair Removal System
Just admit it – you have always wanted to wax your own bikini line. I know it’s been a long time dream of mine, fulfilling both type-A hair plucking fantasies as well as saving time and money. I googled “natural waxing” and remained totally skeptical when I ordered Moom Organic Hair Removal system. But O-M-G it works! And the pain is far less than I remember feeling at the waxing salons. Probably my favorite product of the year (even though it’s possibly been around for ages). Also, a tip for the eco and budget savvy – don’t waste money buying more fabric strips! You can tear up old sheets and pillowcases – I even used a stained tuxedo shirt!
Sanre Organics Tinted Moisturizer
This was the year I finally accepted that I needed to start putting makeup on my face – just the eyes and lips weren’t cutting it anymore with some for real wrinkles setting in. This stuff is amazing and USDA organic. I can’t say enough good things about the company or this product.
Board and Batten Glowing Solution
I had the opportunity to work with this brand this year and this product was the favorite of all our celebrity testers. It’s a lightweight, concentrated blend of oils and extracts that saturates your skin with omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. I wear it day and night.
Beautycounter Purifying Charcoal Mask
Charcoal is everything. And nothing makes for a better purifying face mask. An at-home-facial at its best.
My love for these natural perfumes warranted its own post earlier this year. My personal favorites are Divine Orchid, R of Rose, and Absolu Tiare. So, if you are like one of my many friends who swears she can’t give up her beloved perfume, I urge you to give these a whiff!
Beautycounter Touchup Concealer Pen
I’ve been obsessed with this thing since my friend gave it to me two years ago – in fact, I should really get a new one. This pen comes in five skin tones and works amazing to cover any blemishes
Miessence Purifying Skin Conditioner
My friend Erin has been selling this Australian brand for a while and raving about how natural and effective the formulas were. After trying a few for ourselves, both my husband and I were hooked. This skin toner is one of my favorites, especially for breakout problem areas.
Piperwai Natural Deodorant
I met these two girls at a Philly flea market and couldn’t believe how amazing this natural deodorant is – and then they became a national phenomenon! The scent is totally pleasant, fresh, and unisex, and activated charcoal is the special ingredient to make it last through your toughest summer workouts.
Goddess Garden Natural Sunscreen
This is the absolute best natural sunscreen I have found. It comes in an easy to apply spray – but not a traditional aerosol spray. It’s closer to a liquid that goes on sheer unlike most natural sunscreens that leave a thick white film. And it has worked great on my super pale child.
Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick in Coquette
Ever since I found this perfect color it is pretty much all I wear. Sometimes I wear it with no other makeup just to wake up my face and I always get compliments. I have also found that it looks amazing on every complexion.
Kure Bazaar Nail Lacquer in Stiletto
I usually only wear polish on my toes but this brand is the best non-toxic polish I’ve ever tried. The unique formula is made from up to 85% of natural origin based on wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and corn – and still maintains top notch glamour.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
Brings you back when you look like death warmed over.
Have you tried these products? What do you think?
Disclosure: Some of these brands are past or present clients and some have sent me free samples. But most are simply items I have purchased, loved, and bought again and again! Regardless, my opinions are honest. See my full disclosure here.