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Best Natural Beauty Brands

November 3rd, 2014

I’ll be completely honest with you: a die-hard chemical-eschewing natural-beauty maven I am not. After all, until recently, I was a full-time beauty editor, and trying out products (both natural and not) was in my job description. It simply wasn’t an option to decide to only sample chemical-free, paraben-free items. Plus, as a total beauty junkie, I genuinely loved trying out a diverse range of brands and products — and, until as recently as a year ago, “natural” beauty products just weren’t very compelling or as effective as their conventional counterparts.

Well, fast-forward to now: I’m no longer a full-time editor, and for the first time in awhile, I’ve been able to be more choosy as to the products that I actually buy, use and stock on my online store, Hoot. I no longer feel that I’m compromising to use natural cosmetics; on the contrary, I’m actually finding that I prefer natural formulas and essential-oil-based fragrances more than conventional products. It seems that new chemical-free, paraben-free, toxin-free brands and products are popping up on the beauty scene almost every day, making it almost a no-brainer to begin to replace less-than-pure products with their simpler, cleaner counterparts.

I really believe that chemical-free beauty is more than a trend; I think that it’s the future. There’s really no reason anymore for women to have to choose between boring, crunch-ola hippie products and potentially harmful chemicals. While I’m by no means suggesting that you toss your entire beauty regimen and and replace everything with organic picks, I would encourage you to branch out a bit and get educated about formulas and ingredients the next time you’re searching for a new face cream or mascara — you may find, like me, that you like your new, pure primpers even better than your old ones.

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  1. Erin says:

    Love this product round up!! Another of my favorites is Healing Anthropologie http://www.healinganthropology.com/ like may European brands, some of these product should be refrigerated. My favs are the day cream with 30 SPF and the foamy facial cleanser. Another brand I love is Waxalene, an alternative to Vaseline.

  2. Thanks for introducing some great natural products! I will definitely be giving the Scotch nail polish a try. I love painting my nails, but can’t stand the smell of nail polish. Alterna has been one of my favorites for years. They make great products!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

  3. Renan says:

    Hi Tara,
    Loved the article! Loved it because I so agree that chemical-free is absolutely not a trend, but it is here to stay. Two years ago I launched my chemical-free skincare brand, Sans. It really is all chemical-free, I use no water in my formulations. I would be so happy if you would like to visit my site and look around.

    http://www.SansSkinCare.com

    My products are pure, simple, and formulated with wonderful, nourishing plant extracts. I hope you love what you see!

  4. Georgia Bompola says:

    I insist that you all look for korres products. Korres is a Greek firm that uses natural ingredients and its products have multiply been awarded. I strongly recommend the pomegranate moisturizer.

  5. Jo says:

    Thank you so much for this insightful post. I swear by the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer. (Stock up whenever J. Crew has some massive (25-30%) sales on regular-priced items!)

  6. Steph says:

    Hi Tara,
    This is simply the BEST article I’ve come across for natural makeup!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was just wondering if you knew if any of these companies tested on animals? I plan on doing my research, but I thought I’d ask anyway. Love this article though!

  7. best natural beauty brands are easy to use and also cheapest by rate but have good effect.

  8. Can says:

    Hey there! Do you happen to have the credit for the model, photographer, and makeup artist? Thanks

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