Some skincare products may contain irritating fragrances, dyes and other synthetic chemical additives that may aggravate your skin and damage your skin cells. For such reasons, you may wish to choose a skincare product formulated with natural, organic ingredients. But not all organic products are made alike. For the best benefit to your skin, choose a skincare treatment picked by beauty and skincare experts as some of the best in their respective categories.
Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF 20 Unscented Sunscreen
Aubrey Organics' all-natural sunscreen has a smooth, lightweight texture and has an "ideal" SPF rating, according to skincare expert Paula Begoun. The sunscreen's protecting power comes from the manufacturer's inclusion of titanium dioxide. It's also formulated with certified organic products like Rosa Mosqueta oil and herbal skin conditioners like certified organic aloe vera.
Nude Skin Cleansing Milk
Nude Skin's skin cleanser was named as 2009's best green skincare product by the beauty editors of "InStyle" magazine, who loved that it effectively cleansed and nourished the skin surface without relying on sulfates or synthetic parabens. Organic ingredients include aloe vera, and it's made without common skincare chemicals like silicone, propylene glycol or pthalates. Even the packaging is beneficial, being crafted from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic.
Evan Healy Blue Chamomile Day Moisturizer
Evan Healy's organic skin moisturizer comes praised by "Elle" magazine's beauty editors as a top way to care for your skin without "chemicals, preservatives and toxins." They liked its skin-soothing organic herbal extracts, like antioxidant-rich green tea and lavender, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. Additional beneficial ingredients include hydrating avocado oil and horsetail extract.
Sonya Dakar Triple Action Organic Scrub
Sonya Dakar's skin scrub is made with organic skin-brightening granules derived from linseed and sea salt. The editors of "InStyle" magazine recommend the scrub as a way to boost your skin's glow, suggesting you use it twice weekly for a more even complexion. Additional beneficial, organic ingredients include moisturizing linseed oil, green tea leaf extract and apple fruit extract.
Care by Stella McCartney Purifying Foaming Cleanser
Stella McCartney's foaming facial cleanser was rated as the best facial cleanser for sensitive skin by "Real Simple" magazine. It's made with certified organic herbal extracts like horsetail and hawthorn extract, both which are naturally rich in damage-reducing antioxidants. The entire Care product line is also animal-friendly, with the manufacturer not testing any of its skincare products on animals.
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2009
- "InStyle" Magazine: Nude Skin Cleansing Milk
- "Elle" Magazine: Saving Face with Organic Skin Care
- "InStyle" Magazine: Get Glowing Skin
- "Real Simple" Magazine: Best Facial Cleanser
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