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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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9 Comments under :: Best Natural Beauty Brands
  1. Erin says:

    Love this product round up!! Another of my favorites is Healing Anthropologie 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!

  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.

    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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