All-Natural Skincare

All Natural Skincare | Makeup DetoxTruth? I’ve never been one to spend lots of money on fancy skincare lotions, potions and creams. I don’t believe what we do externally makes that much difference – our skin is a reflection of our inner health and even our emotional well-being (hello stress breakouts).

Even so, it’s important to have a skincare regimen that will nourish your skin and most importantly, not irritate it. What do we watch out for? Well of course we avoid parabens and fragrance. Similar to shampoo (and any foaming product) we avoid Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate in face washes. Aside from toxicity concerns, SLS and SLethS strip the skin of it’s natural oils and can be quite irritating.

Bonus tip: use a natural oil like olive oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil or sweet almond oil on a cotton pad to remove your makeup at night! Works like a charm.

Here are my picks for all-natural skincare:

Acure Organics

Yes Acure does it again with their skincare. All-natural, affordable and effective, their cleansers are a solid choice. Downside? They don’t ship to Canada. You can order them off AmazonLucky Vitamin or Vitacost but you may pay duties.

Green Beaver

Green Beaver is a Canadian company and I enjoy their cleanser and moisturizer. Also affordably priced, they’re gentle enough for sensitive skin. I did try their blemish mousse and found it irritated my skin after a few days so now I only use it occasionally.

Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soaps

If you want to go super basic, Dr. Bronner’s liquid soaps are gentle and couldn’t be simpler. Also an affordable choice.

Pangea Organics

Pangea Organics is more expensive but it’s a lovely brand. They used to have decent-sized trial kits for about 30$ but I’m not seeing that on their site anymore… but it’s something to look for.

Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty has some nice options. Also a little more expensive but they have some trial sets available. It was one of the first natural brands I tried and I liked it.

100% Pure

I haven’t tried any of their skincare but I’ve heard raves about their Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. Kimberly Loc reviews it here.

Luxury Brands

Natural luxury skincare has exploded in the last several years. The following are brands that are well loved by natural beauty bloggers but I haven’t tried them.

Have you tried natural skincare? Are you willing to shell out the big bucks for luxury options?

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kimberlyloc May 23, 2014

Thanks for the mention! The 100% Pure Eye Cream is a good one. I’ve also tried one of their lip colors (really moisturizing, average color payoff, smelled incredible) and mascara (meh). It’s definitely a line I want to explore more!

The only luxury lines you mention that I haven’t tried is Pai. The rosehip oil sounds incredible, but I do like to get special oil blends from companies, which is why I haven’t tried this one just yet. But it’s definitely calling me 🙂

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Michele May 24, 2014

Hey Kimberly – I actually like the 100% Pure mascara… all of their products smell amazing.

I did list Pai in the luxury skincare options but I haven’t tried it myself. Seems great. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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mangomadness June 7, 2014

I’ve tried natural and ‘sort of’ natural skin care. I’m not a big spender — I buy affordable stuff or DIY.

Currently I use Alba Botanica skin care (gel cleansers, oil-free moisturizers & acne spot treatment), witch hazel as toner, 100% Pure eye cream, Life-Flo Health retinol, Reviva Labs glycolic acid cream and BabySpa wipes as make-up remover.

In the future I’ll switch to Andalou Naturals skin care for gel cleanser, oil-free moisturizer, acne spot treatment and eye cream. The ingredients are lovely and the price is right.

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Michele June 7, 2014

I haven’t tried those though I’ve seen them in the health food store. Thanks for the suggestions!

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