10 Natural Beauty Essentials You Can Actually Afford for Fall

Rachel Krause | Oct 12, 2016 Beauty & Style
10 Natural Beauty Essentials You Can Actually Afford for Fall

When it comes to choosing between clean, organic food and a blueberry that was created in a laboratory, natural is always better -- and much like locally grown produce, beauty products that leave out the bad stuff come with the you-get-what-you-pay-for price tag to match.

Still, you shouldn't have to sell your soul -- or everything you own -- to put together a perfect fall beauty routine that doesn't include an ingredients list that makes you feel like Halloween came early.

Rule of thumb: If you can't pronounce it, don't put it on your face.

Start here, with 10 under-$25 natural beauty essentials for fall that will cover all your cool-weather needs without breaking the bank.


Images via herbivorebotanicals.com; figandyarrow.com; bareescentuals.com; verbproducts.com; sephora.com; credobeauty.com

  • The Perfect Berry Lip

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    Image via Kosås Cosmetics

    It isn't officially fall until you've found your go-to seasonal lip color -- and luckily, your search is over just in time. Kosås Weightless Lip Color in Darkroom ($24, kosascosmetics.com) is the perfect universally flattering plum, with a creamy finish that leaves lips feeling lush, not dry.

  • The Ultimate Skin-Soothing Balm

    weleda skin food
    Image via Target

    Cool weather's claim to fame is its ability to send even the most resilient skin into a tailspin, which is exactly why Weleda Skin Food ($12.79, target.com) is a total necessity. Rich and nourishing but never greasy, this revolutionary formula has been a cult favorite for years.

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  • The Midday Pick-Me-Up


    You can't prevent the sun from going down at 4 p.m., but you can fight off that is it time for bed yet? feeling with Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist ($16, herbivorebotanicals.com), a moisture-enhancing mist that revives skin -- and brain power -- with a concoction of coconut water, aloe vera, and rose.

  • The Head-to-Toe Hydrator

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    Image via Bed Bath & Beyond

    Yes to Coconut Head-to-Toe Restoring Balm ($9.99, walgreens.com) works like a charm on even the most parched skin (i.e. hands, elbows, and feet), thanks to a nutrient-packed blend of hydrating oils (coconut, sweet almond, sunflower seed, avocado) and butters (shea and cocoa).

  • The Does-It-All Cream Cleanser

    korres greek yoghurt cleansing emulsion
    Photo via Korres

    Minimize the amount of time spent splashing water on your face (brrrr) by switching to Korres Greek Yoghurt 3 in 1 Cleansing Emulsion ($24, korresusa.com), a game-changing formula that not only removes even the most stubborn eye makeup, but also soothes, moisturizes, and protects as it does so.

    The best part? No rinsing necessary -- just wipe off with a cotton ball for clear, calm skin.

  • The Seriously Face-Saving Concealer

    bareminerals complete coverage serum concealer
    Image via bareMinerals

    Because dark circles, discoloration, and the occasional stubborn blemish are a fact of life, bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer ($21, bareescentuals.com) is the next best thing to having naturally perfect skin.

    This magical multitasker covers everything, from under-eye shadows to redness, and the smooth texture prevents it from ever looking dry or caked-on.

  • The Skin-Softening Facial Scrub

    fig and yarrow facial scrub
    Photo via Fig+Yarrow

    For gentle exfoliation that coddles even the most sensitive skin, Fig+Yarrow Facial Scrub ($22, figandyarrow.com) is hands-down your best bet. The soothing scrub comes complete with skin-loving oils and ingredients like Fuller's earth clay and raw local honey -- so good-for-you, you could practically eat it. (But don't.)

  • The Dry Hair-Healing Mask

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    Image via Verb

    Split ends and staticky frizz don't stand a chance against Verb Hydrating Mask ($14, verbproducts.com), an impossibly luxurious formula that drenches hair in much-needed moisture without weighing it down.

  • The Universally Flattering Flush

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    Image via Credo Beauty

    When you're in a hurry, the last thing you want to do is spend time dealing with fussy products that only do one thing. Enter HAN's Cheek and Lip Tint ($14, HAN Cosmetics) in Rose Berry, which, as the name implies, looks just as good hydrating your lips as it does adding a natural flush to your cheeks. 

  • The Basic (But Better) Lip Balm

    kari gran naked lip whip
    Image via Sephora

    Sure, you could buy a drugstore lip balm, but why would you when you could nourish your lips with Kari Gran's Naked Lip Whip ($16, at Sephora) essential oils like olive, sunflower, and calendula? 

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