Gone are the days when buying organic skin care and makeup means visiting a hole-in-the-wall shop full of crystals, hemp, and incense—although very cool if you find a shop like that! Instead, natural and organic beauty is actually quite trendy, thanks to improved formulas and wider awareness of the benefits of going all-natural. To prove that not all green beauty needs fall under the “crunchy” category, here are 11 of the best natural beauty products to try right now.
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If you're at all familiar with the world of natural beauty, you know Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil ($105, sephora.com) is on the top of everyone's list—including ours. If you haven't experienced the wonder of blue tansy yet, you're in for a treat!
Can you tell we're still not over the strobing trend? Between using it on our cheekbones, collarbones, and anywhere else that needs a little oomph, RMS Living Luminizer ($38, rmsbeauty.com) is the perfect addition to any highlighting kit.
In need of a general do-it all? Look no further than this luxe find from One Love Organics. The Skin Savior Multi-Tasking Wonder Balm ($49, credobeauty.com) is a blend of organic coconut oil, mango butter, jojoba, and chia that works to remove makeup and dirt in one application.
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We can't imagine a more luxe beauty product than one with actual gold flakes inside. That's exactly what you get with Shiffa Dubai Luxury Gold Body Oil ($68, shiffa.com), which combines jasmine, lemon, orange, argan oil, and again, gold!
We're suckers for a good sheet mask, but this gooey find takes things to a new level. 100 Percent Pure Green Tea Water Bomb Mask ($7, 100percentpure.com) is a hydrogel mask that contains 95 percent aloe water and 5 percent plant cellulose.
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If Indie Lee's story doesn't move you, her products will. After a life-threatening brain tumor (apparenlty environmental toxins were the culprit!), Lee created her own all-natural brand. Currently we're eyeing this Squalene Facial Oil ($32, indielee.com), which promotes skin elasticity, diminishes age spots, and boosts cell regeneration.
Moroccan rose is the star ingredient of Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish ($36, herbivorebotanicals.com). Why is it so great? With high doses of antioxidant tocopherols, phenolics, and beta carotenes that fight aging and cellular damage in the skin, it's ideal for sensitive skin.
We've always been fans of Burt's Bees, but this special edition of their classic lip balms is especially noteworthy. With every purchase of the Pink Grapefruit Cause Lip Balm ($3, burtsbees.com)—and a few others—1,000 wildflower seeds are planted to help the #BringBackTheBees campaign to help bring back disappearing honeybees.
Each time we use a Tata Harper product we feel as if we're living in the lap of luxury. And their new Elixir Vitae Eye Serum ($265, tataharperskincare.com) is only here to add to that. With ingredients like Spanish lavender, hibiscus peptides, and Snowflake bulb extract, this is one product we can't wait to slather on nightly.
Being the suckers for makeup that we are, we can't deny our obsession with this Vapour Organic Multi Use Stick in Aura ($36, vapourbeauty.com). Between that soft pink hue and the signature Herbal Enlightenment Complex used to nourish skin, we're already planning to purchase one of every shade.
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As if we weren't sold on natural skin care already, a recent trip to Avalon Organics's headquarters sealed the deal. There we learned all about the benefits of going natural—and discovered our love of the Brilliant Balance Purifying Towelettes with Lavender and Prebiotics ($7, Whole Foods), which work wonders on removing makeup and hydrating skin with balancing prebiotics.