When it comes to talking about natural skincare brands, it can be hard to fully understand what brands actually mean by the word "natural." While it may conjure up images of plant-based ingredients and organic actives, the reality is that for a product to be classed as "natural", it needs only to contain a small percentage of natural ingredients.
Organic brands are a little easier to understand as they need to have between 70 and 95% of ingredients grown without pesticides or chemicals. This means that when it comes to defining "natural skincare", it can be different for different people.
Here at Lookfantastic, we believe that natural skincare brands are ones which eliminate the use of potential skin-irritating ingredients such as parabens, silicones, sulphates and synthetic fragrances.
No matter how "organic and natural" a product is however, people can still have reactions if their skin is super sensitive to certain ingredients, so it's always best to listen to your skin and use whichever products it reacts best to.
The Best Natural Skincare Brands
We have rounded up our top 3 natural skincare brands, which we believe deliver on their natural promise and give incredible results for the skin too.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
The winner of 44 different beauty awards across the world, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare has become a cult hit amongst bloggers, beauty editors and makeup artists.
Formulated without the use of parabens, sulphates, silicones, synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, colourants and many other chemical ingredients, it is one of the cleanest and most natural skincare brands on the market. The packaging might look seriously pretty too, but don't let it fool you into thinking its style over substance. Each product in the Aurelia collection is the recipient of a different beauty award for its ability to deliver on its promise to cleanse skin, hydrate it and leave it glowing.
We love:The Miracle Cleanser is the perfect way to remove makeup, dirt, oil and impurities at the end of the day. Formulated with uplifting essential oils, its creamy texture massages into the skin perfectly to leave it completely clean, soft and moisturised. It now comes in a deluxe size too which has a pump, making it perfect for in the shower cleansing.
Jurlique are committed to bringing the healthiest and most natural products to you in order to get supremely gorgeous and soft skin. They farm many of their own ingredients on their farm in the Adelaide Hills in Australia, which was chosen for its unpolluted soil.
Jurlique believe that nature can provide our skin with what it needs the most, and extract nature's most powerful and potent actives into their products. All of their ingredients are grown without pesticides, making them perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. Rose, Jasmine, Calendula and Lavender are just of the botanicals included in the products, making them not only great for your skin, but an amazing sensory experience.
We love: The Rosewater Balancing Mist has become a cult favourite in the beauty world. Enriched with Rose and Marshmallow, it not only helps to rebalance your skin (which is great if you have hormonal problems), but also helps to add radiance and hydration to your complexion. We love to use it throughout the day when our skin needs a pick-me-up.
Balance Me is such a wonderful and affordable brand if you are looking for natural skincare. Their aim is to bring your skin back into balance with natural and plant actives, and without the use of harsh chemical additives.
Their products are free from parabens, silicones, sulphates, mineral oil, and artificial fragrances and colours, making them great to use on all skin types, including super sensitive. We love their holistic approach to skincare, and that they really care about what goes into their products to ensure your skin is receiving the best care possible.
We love: Their new Lip Quench Balm feels super hydrating on the lips and makes them really soft and moisturised. It is formulated with Cocoa and Mango Butters, which also makes it smell divine! Our hero product however has to be the Congested Skin Serum, which works absolute wonders if you suffer from the odd breakout and need something to take away its size and redness!