Where to Find the Best Natural Skin Care Products Online (and Save Money)
For people who are concerned with what they put on their skin and face – which should be everyone, come on! – the quest for the best natural skin care products online is a serious one.
But what is it we’re really finding? When certain companies that have reputations for being, shall we say, less than all-natural start touting their credibility as the best all-natural skin care products maker around, you’ve got to wonder what the rules are for labeling something “natural” or “organic.”
There is USDA certification for organic, but some companies use labels like “all-natural” or “earth-friendly” or some other label that isn’t covered under USDA guidelines. On the other side of that coin are companies that ARE organic or all-natural but can’t afford to pay the high cost of certification. These are my favorite companies and some of the ones I will highlight.
With that in mind, I’ve done the research and give you my top picks for the best natural skin care products and brands you can trust and a few places online where you can buy them and save big money.
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Okay, I’m starting with Burt’s Bees because I just LOVE the lip balm. But beyond that, Burt’s makes a bevy of other products that are all based on their science of “kitchen chemistry.” They keep their ingredients all-natural through what their website refers to as “modern science grown in your garden.”
Their products include lip balm; facial care such as creams, lotions, and exfoliants; and body care including sun care, hand and foot care, moisturizers, and soaps. (But I’ve really only scratched the surface.)
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As this brand’s name infers, the products are all 100% pure. The products, according to their website, are “completely free from any skin irritating chemicals, damaging toxins, artificial fragrances and harmful parabens. Instead, they’re jam-packed with naturally occurring antioxidants that will not only improve the health of your skin, but also, help your good fight against premature aging.”
The products include everything for skin, body, hair, and nails, as well as fruit-dyed makeup.
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While this was a frequent inclusion in my camping gear as a child (since it is biodegradable and effective for washing dishes – among other things – in the wild), Dr. Bronner’s products have multiple uses for the body as well. This family-owned maker of the top-selling brand of natural soaps in the U.S. is committed to making environmentally-responsible products and giving back.
It’s products include liquid soaps, bar soaps, hair care, lip and body balms, lotions, shaving gels, hand sanitizing spray, toothpaste, and even virgin organic coconut oils for cooking.
“With this list of the best natural skin care products — and the online stores where you can save both time and money when ordering these products — you can do some good for not only your wallet, but also for your skin AND the environment.”
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Josie Maran’s top selling product is its straight argan oil, which is the primary ingredient in most of its products. Josie’s philosophy is based on the idea that you can have both a luxury feel and a conscience with an organic product. And after she met a 70-year old in the South of France who looked 40 and found that her secret was argan oil, she knew she found her niche.
Her products run the gamut of skin, face, lips, cheeks, eyes, body, hair, hands, and nails.
Le Couvent des Minimes
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From lotions, “healers”, and lip balms, to colognes, deodorants, and shampoos, this French skincare company has the natural solution for anyone. The minimalist approach of the Franciscan missionaries who ran this place for a couple hundred years developed the recipes that are still in use today.
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Paula’s Choice founder Paula Begoun was motivated to start her line of skin care and cosmetics after a youth filled with acne, eczema, and other skin problems and the discovery of what horrible ingredients were in the brands she used. She is the author of 20 books on cosmetics. Her product line is vast and the website is very informative.
With this list of the best natural skin care products — and the online stores where you can save both time and money when ordering these products — you can do some good for not only your wallet, but also for your skin AND the environment.