My favorite natural beauty products is becoming an annual round-up, as I find better, cleaner, more amazing favorites!
After spending another year trying out some of the best organic luxury 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.
I met these two girls at a Philly flea market and couldn’t believe how amazing this natural deodorant is. The scent is totally pleasant, fresh, and unisex, and activated charcoal is the special ingredient to make it last through your toughest summer workouts. I like to credit myself for turning this into a cult fave!
Also made locally in Philadelphia, this product has made it possible for me to only wash my hair 2-3 times per week while doing CrossFit 4 times per week. And it comes in a salt shaker!
I like my facial scrubs gritty, and Acure Organics Argan Stem Cell + Chlorella Growth Factor Brightening Facial Scrub leaves your skin feeling super clean and polished. Organic Sea Kelp, Organic Lemon, and Organic Cocoa Powder gently exfoliate your skin while French Green Clay and removes impurities from your pores.
Also gritty and detoxifying. Feels like it is really doing it’s job but won’t leave you red-faced.
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.
I helped this brand launch their line of little girls products – but fell in love with the Orange Pop Lip Gloss as my own personal lip balm. It’s super moisturizing, delicious, and organic. And at $3 a tube it’s an absolute steal.
Knowing it is a product that we use all over our body on a daily basis, I searched high and low for a body wash that got high marks from both EWG and the Think Dirty App. Nourish is one of the few USDA certified organic bodywashes on the market and the price won’t break your budget. Super moisturizing with shea butter and pretty packaging to boot!
Tried and True:
These rock star products have remained on my list and have yet to be replaceable.
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.
This year I made the jump to occasional self-manicures because this polish is long-lasting enough to make it not seem futile. And I was shocked to find that I love the look of grey polish, especially Kure Bazaar Cashmere.
La Bella Figura Decouverte Under Eye Repair Serum - Sleepless nights with two children is no match for this antiwrinkle serum with vital healing botanicals and omega 3 to repair the look of tired eyes, dark circles and smooth facial lines. Découverte is made from pure barbary fig seed oil, which makes this under eye treatment a real rock star of a serum! Derived from the seed of the cactus plant, Barbary fig seed oil is a richer source of vitamin E than our beloved argan oil.
Kajer Weis Mascara - The ingredients in Kjaer Weis Mascara contain nourishing properties, with 99.8% sourced from organic farming. It glides on easily, with a sleek wand that adds the perfect amount of product, delivers great definition, and adds layers to eyelashes.
W3LL PEOPLE Elitist Mineral Shadow - Pure pigments in a beautiful finish. Perfect for easy shading, highlighting, contouring and lining.
Chocolate Sun Sunless Tanning Cream – the answer to streak-free, toxin-free, sun-ray-free beautifully tanned skin! And it smells delicious.
Yarok Shampoo and Conditioner – I have tried it all for my big mess of hair, and this is my favorite.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer - brings you back when you look like death warmed over.
Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation – so light and luminous – like silk.