Our Favorite Healthy Finds: Natural Beauty Alternatives for Healthier Looking Skin

Medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, APRN on November 29, 2017Written by Healthline Editorial Team

organic beauty alternatives

For many consumers, it’s becoming more and more important to use products with natural, organic ingredients. For wellness writer and nutritional therapy practitioner Liz Wolfe, plant-based beauty is the key to looking and feeling your absolute best.

If you’re searching for better alternatives to your current beauty regimen, these are Wolfe’s top recommendations for natural products that deliver amazing results.

1. Charcoal cleansing bar

Charcoal cleansing bar

For the easiest cleansing routine possible, the Beautycounter charcoal cleansing bar is a cult favorite that can be used for face and body! Formulated to cleanse without stripping, the finely milled charcoal detoxifies and absorbs toxins, the organic green tea soothes, and the witch hazel helps tone the skin. I love it because it’s perfect for everyday use.

2. Hydrating nutrient mist

Hydrating nutrient mist

Never underestimate the power of a great mist. The Mad Hippie hydrating nutrient mist contains powerful moisture-enhancers like hyaluronic acid and white pine bark, alongside potent antioxidants like ginkgo biloba and resveratrol. It hydrates, reduces redness, and helps repair your skin. Perfect for after cleansing, post-workout, or any time you need to refresh.

3. Vitamin C serum

Vitamin C serum

The first vitamin C serum of its kind, the C-Ex vitamin C serum hydrates, brightens, and repairs with the world’s most vitamin C-rich oils and extracts, derived entirely from whole, natural ingredients! No filler, water, stabilizers, or preservatives — just pure, natural ingredients for a radiant glow. 3-5 drops daily on your face and neck let this product last 4 to 6 months. Full disclosure: I helped design it!

4. Anti-aging eye cream with CoQ10

Anti-aging eye cream with CoQ10

CoQ10 is destined to be the next big thing in the skin care world. This natural nutrient enhances your skin’s health at the cellular level, fighting and repairing fine lines. It literally helps your skin work better! This anti-aging eye cream by AnnMarie Gianni also brightens with antioxidant goji berries and green tea, and reduces puffiness with cucumber extract and eyebright.

5. Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo

With options for both lighter and darker hair, Primally Pure’s dry shampoo is the most natural, most effective dry shampoo on the market — at least in my opinion! Arrowroot and kaolin clay absorb oil without harming the hair, and the natural essential oils smell delightfully fresh.

6. Natural deodorant

Natural deodorant

A natural deodorant that actually works? Sign me up! This aluminum-free, totally natural deodorant by Bubble & Bee Organic keeps you stink-free without the questionable chemicals in traditional deodorant and antiperspirants. If you’re a super-stinker, the Pit Primer is a must. Plus, who can resist the yummy lavender vanilla scent?

7. Tinted moisturizer

tinted moisturizer

Protect your skin from sun damage with Beauty Counter’s Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage. It’s SPF 20, and gives your complexion a dewy glow while helping improve age spots with peony flower root extract and vitamin C. This can be layered below non-SPF foundations for added coverage!

8. Lip and cheek tint

Lip and cheek tint

A peachy flush can make even the most tired skin look revitalized! This tint by 100% Pure does double-duty on the cheeks and lips, and is the ultimate on-the-go fix.

8. Formaldehyde-free nail polish

Formaldehyde-free nail polish

Peacock green" is a playful-yet-refined color, classic for year-round. And this brand guarantees it comes with none of the baggage of traditional nail polish! Côte products are free of the damaging, potentially dangerous formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and parabens that are ubiquitous in most nail colors. You can rest easy knowing these are completely vegan and cruelty-free!


Liz Wolfe

Liz Wolfe is a nutritional therapy practitioner, wellness writer, mom, and part-time farmer who is passionate about real food, safe skin care, and healthy babies and families. She’s the author of “Eat the Yolks.” Follow her on Instagram.

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