Natural skin care products Take a purer approach to your delicate facial skin by using gentle plant-based products.

Most anti-aging skincare regimens use at least a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and serum. However many skincare systems are more involved. It is important to remember that anything placed on the skin enters the bloodstream much in the same way something ingested does. Therefore it is vital to ensure that skincare products do not contain any chemicals that are harmful to the body as a whole.

Choosing the right skincare products can depend upon a number of important factors. In addition to the personal aspects of skin care such as age, skin type, and skin condition there are also environmental, ethical and personal health issues to consider. There are more natural skincare products on the market than ever. Trying to decide which line to use can be tricky, but the benefits of using natural skincare far outweigh any inconvenience.

Natural Skin Care Products

Natural Skin Care Products

Best Skin Care Products

Arbonne

Arbonne relies on responsibly harvested botanicals to create lotions, cleansers, and scrubs that are hypoallergenic (meaning no harsh fragrances or dyes) and free of animal products. The FC5 line, which utilizes antioxidant-rich ingredients like kiwi and pumpkin, is especially innovative.

Step Saver

If you’ve ever used your face wash to remove makeup, or your makeup remover to clean your face, this product is for you. This oil uses camellia and rice bran oils to melt away your makeup as it cleans, leaving you with one less step in your beauty routine.

Carol’s daughter

What started in a New York kitchen quickly became a natural beauty line beloved by a host of celebrities, including Jada Pinkett Smith, Oprah, and even Jay-Z. The Carol’s Daughter line isn’t 100 percent natural some products contain fragrances and chemical-based preservatives, but others, like the popular Sexy Belly moisturizer, are free of petroleum and fragrance

Votre Vu

Votre Vu handcrafts small batches of plant-based ingredients to deliver exceptional and luxurious products in a lab outside of Paris. Its Attentive Base Face Regimen Set ($98.70) is a simple all-in-one formulation designed for sensitive skin.

Natural Skin Care

Natural Skin Care

Galens way

Galens Way provides what it calls “herbal skin therapy” by way of plant-infused moisturizers, oils, and toners. My coworker and friend, Renae, says that the Riot of Roses Rose Cream is the best moisturizer she’s ever tried.

Nude

This carbon-neutral company is one of the most sustainable and ethical companies in the business. Nude is a brand that has set high standards for itself and its products. They use no petroleum based ingredients in their products or packaging, and never test on animals. Formulating their products as nutrition for the skin, Nude uses a balanced combination of omegas, minerals, probiotics and antioxidants to treat the skin and restore its natural glow skin.

Clark’s botanicals

All Clark’s Botanicals products feature the essential oil Jasmine Absolute, which is said to “rebalance” skin. This flower-based oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help a wide range of skin types. Clark’s Intense Radiance Mask was named one of Allure’s Best of Beauty 2012 winners in their natural products category.