A lot of skincare products have the natural label on them but are the components really pure and natural?
Some of the tactics employed by companies include slapping great big text on the package labelling it as all-natural.
This could include labels like 100% natural, 100% natural aloe vera juice, or essence of natural unicorn milk – you get what I mean. The text serves to distract.
There might be one or two natural components in the product but what about the rest of the components?
Since it’s possible for your skin to absorb up to 60% of anything you put on it, you probably want to sit up and start paying serious attention.
4 Tips for Getting and Maintaining Healthy Skin
- Choose products with an easy to understand ingredient listing. Find out more about what different ingredients mean at the comprehensive database from Environmental Working Group.
- Choose products with “certified organic” ingredients.
- Opt-out of products from companies that conduct animal testing.
- Keep track of the order of ingredient listing on the label. The lower down an ingredient is on a list, the less the amount of it in the product.
11 Top Recommended Organic Skin Care Brands
1. Logona Cosmetics
This brand originates from Germany and has been in business since 1987. You can purchase these in Organic Foods & Café.
I like the Regenerating Night Cream and the Daily Care Organic Aloe and Verbana Shampoo. You can also order online HERE.
2. Bentley Organic
A British brand with a passion for organic products. You can purchase this brand at Organic Foods & Café as well.
Bentley Organic Nourishing Face Cream
In addition to skincare products, they also manufacture hair care, body care and home care products.
3. Desert Essence
Desert Essence has been in business since 1987. It’s a very popular brand in the US.
This brand is available at Organic Foods Café as well as at popular pharmacies.
You can also order from the wide range of products online. Some of my personal favourites include:-
- Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash
- Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo
- Desert Essence Daily Face Moisturizer
- Desert Essence Gentle Facial Scrub
A small business with a team dedicated to crafting quality organic products. Unfortunately, this isn’t available in Dubai but you can order it on eBay.
You can also order through their website as they offer international shipping or have it sent through your forwarding address in the US if you have one.
5. AMALA Beauty
Amala products contain the most potent organic and wild-crafted ingredients available. Their products don’t contain preservatives.
Products come in a wide range from the Soothing Cream Cleanser to the Rejuvenating Collagen Mask and much more. See the complete range HERE.
I love the argan oil from this range. Family owned and operated, Acure Organics is produced from certified organic ingredients.
It is free of parabens, sulphates, phthalates and other unnatural ingredients. Their facial oils are especially potent for skincare. Some of my favourites include:-
See the full range of Acure Organic products for hair, body and skin HERE.
Rosemira was founded by Mira Herman who takes great pleasure in sourcing for the absolute best ingredients to create her range of organic and potent products.
See the full organic range of Rosemira skincare products HERE.
Free from artificial and other known toxic ingredients, the 100% pure brand contains only the best ingredients sourced from plants and fruits.
Their luminous primer is excellent for oily skin. See the full range of 100% Pure products HERE.
The Suki Skincare line is gentle and effective and free of allergens, parabens, sulphates and other synthetic ingredients.
Their facial oils are rich and excellent for all skin types. See the full range HERE.
Juice Beauty is a very popular organic skincare range. They engage juice blends, vitamins and organic fruit acids in creating all their products.
Their products are also free of allergens, pesticides, parabens and other synthetic ingredients. Some of my favourites include:-
- Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer
- Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum
- Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
See the full range of Juice Beauty products HERE.
The Eminence line was launched in Hungary in 1958. The line engages sustainable farming to produce the ingredients for their award-winning products.
My favourite from the line is the calendula oil, which I use in my DIY body oil and nail oil . See the full range of Eminence products HERE.
This isn’t an exhaustive list and there are many other natural and organic skincare products on the market.
I will be updating the list as I conduct more research. You can also DIY your own skincare products. I will be covering this more in future articles in the DIY section.
Let us know about your natural and/or organic skincare favourites in the comments section.
Main Photo by Dc Lovensky