Natural beauty brands have been paving the way for a more eco-conscious market for years, and with more consumers looking to organic and natural beauty products than ever before, the category is well and truly flourishing.
Whether you’re looking to reduce your environmental footprint, or are after a more transparent ingredients list, these 10 brands are leading the way when it comes to natural beauty.
Australian made and owned, Sukin offers an extensive range of naturally effective and affordable skin, hair and body care. Displaying a strong commitment to minimal environmental impact, Sukin products are certified carbon neutral and contain no sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, EDTA, mineral oils or parabens.
Andalou Naturals was created for women who prefer to use natural skincare, but won’t compromise on results. Andalou is non-GMO, cruelty-free, 100 per cent vegetarian with a large vegan offering, gluten-free and 98 per cent nature derived. But it is technology that really sets Andalou apart. Fruit Stem Cell Science is Andalou’s signature innovation and is formulated within every product. This blend of nature’s most potent bioactive stem cells from the heirloom apple, grape, Swiss Alpine rose and the argan tree, deliver a specific action targeting skin cells, supporting skin protection and radiance.
At Weleda, beauty is not something that is made in a lab; it is something that is cultivated right from the earth. Ingredients are either grown in its biodynamic gardens or sourced through fair trade partnerships around the world. All Weleda products are free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants and raw materials derived from mineral oils, as well as genetically modified organisms. The brand was also recently chosen as the most sustainable cosmetics brand by consumers in Germany, as part of the cosmetics 2019 sustainability study compiled by Facit Research.
Based on natural vitamin E, which is more potent and easier to absorb than synthetic vitamin E, this range of products protects and nourishes skin against moisture loss, dehydration and the signs of ageing. Formulated with vitamin E, rich in antioxidants which neutralise damaging free-radicals generated by the environment, and rosehip oil, rich in vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), helping to improve skin elasticity and suppleness. Plunkett’s Vita E is ideal to help soften scars and stretch marks and restore dry, damaged skin. Available in cream, ointment, super concentrated oil and a quick dry oil.
Nutri-Synergy (NS) is natural dermatology brand for dry, sensitive and problem skin. NS products synergistically combine natural active ingredients and contain no petro-chemicals or other potentially irritating and harmful ingredients. NS formulations combine over 70 carefully selected natural and organic ingredients which provide natural skin therapy to restore and maintain naturally healthy skin. The range includes everything from moisturises and hand creams, to deodorants and heel balms.
Natural skincare brand, Ipsum uses only the highest quality, sustainably sourced, pure and organic oils which are carefully extracted from plants grown in their natural habitat. Ipsum oils are blended and bottled in the clean, verdant and beautiful hinterland of Byron Bay, under strict COSMOS regulations so you can be assured the brand is mindful of the integrity of the environment.
A mother and daughter’s love of the coast and the rejuvenating properties of the ocean, was the catalyst for em&mary Coastal Naturals. A blend of sustainably sourced natural extracts, gathered from sea and shore, em&mary harnesses the power of wild harvest seaweed and Australia’s natural flora to create a skincare range that is indulgent, ethical and effective.
Glow Lab’s offering is based on solid research with New Zealand women to discover what their ultimate natural skincare range would be. The results ended in a product range that answered customer demand with scientifically-proven active ingredients to deliver effectiveness women crave in a natural product range; formulated with rapid absorption rates to remove any greasy after feel; natural ingredients and elegant, natural fragrances; free from parabens, sulphates, silicones and other nasties; cruelty-free, vegan and palm oil friendly; and proudly New Zealand made.
NATRUE certified natural and organic skincare and makeup, Dr. Hauschka's products bring balance to all skin conditions, for healthy and radiant skin. More recently, the organic castor oil used in Dr. Hauschka products has now also been certified as ‘Fair for Life’, a seal used to denote products from socially responsible, environmentally friendly and fair trade sources. As well as helping to ensure a sustainable livelihood for its cultivation partners, Dr. Hauschka aims to contribute to improving infrastructures for education, water supply and healthcare.
Kosmea is a 100 per cent Australian owned family business, established by Marie Kapetanakis in 1993. Kosmea provides a complete natural skincare range, with every product containing rosehip oil as the key ingredient. The brand's philosophy was founded on developing natural products that work in harmony with our bodies and the environment. The brand has since formulated its range using the best certified organic rosehip oil and the finest herbal, plant and flower extracts. Kosmea believes in no mineral oils, artificial colours, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, SLS/SLES and is not tested on animals
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