19 Natural Beauty Products That Give Brand Names a Run for Their Money

Mandy Velez | Jan 13, 2020 Shop
19 Natural Beauty Products That Give Brand Names a Run for Their Money
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Years ago, folks just took their products at face value. Whatever moisturizer, body cream, shampoo, or mask was most popular was what many used. Thanks to social media and YouTube, it's easier to learn about beauty products and it has made it possible to compare products more easily. But this comes with more scrutiny from consumers -- and moms. Research has shown some product ingredients to be potentially harmful, and many brands have begun to labeling products "free" of these certain "dirty" ingredients. From parabens to phthalates to fragrance, these have become bad words to those who want to avoid certain items in their products. Personal care products go near the most vulnerable parts of the body. And it's not just ourselves we worry about. Kids are using products more now and many even have their own makeup kits

This has led to the rise in people wanting "natural" products. Because if the products aren't synthesized, or are actual chemicals, they're supposedly safer. And products that are hand-made or made on a smaller scale, like from home-based businesses, tend to fit this bill. Of course bigger brands have made the effort to produce more "natural" products, but it seems more common to have complete 100% natural products from indie brands. That said, it's harder to regulate, but the good thing is that the items we found below list all of their ingredients for transparency. Most are made with natural oils and plant extracts. Others have ingredients that are considered "safe."  While it's up to each individual person to do their due diligence to find the safest products that work for them, we found a few that could be considered options. Because natural beauty is becoming more of a thing, it's a lot easier to find the product one needs. And no, they're not just for celebrities, either. Just people who want to know exactly what goes into the products they use in their lives. 

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  • Coffee & Mint Body Scrub


    Body scrubs help exfoliate the body and rid the skin of dead cells. This coffee and mint scrub, along with only a few other natural ingredients, does that with natural scents and components. 

    Coffee and Mint Body Scrub ($25, MadeByCoopers/Etsy)

  • Vegan Hand Cream


    Winter makes the skin dry, but hand creams can help prevent dryness and chapping. ByRobinCreations on Etsy carries vegan hand creams such as this one, which has been made with shea butter and natural oils.

    Vegan Hand Cream ($11, ByRobinCreationsEtsy)

  • Rosacea Natural Face Cream


    Rosacea is a skin condition that can usually be treated by using the right skin care. For a natural remedy, Godess Divine Soap Shop has a cream that is all vegan and made from natural oils. It claims to be smooth and soothing. 

    Rosacea Natural Face Cream ($13, GodessDivineSoapShop/Etsy)

  • Sponge Silk Facial Sponges


    Sponges are the ocean's natural exfoliators and they're available online. They're touted as "100% natural" and work for the body or face.

    Sponge Silk Facial Sponges ($6, MermaidCoveGiftShop/Etsy)

  • Oatmeal & Honey Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar


    Oatmeal and honey are two natural substances that are soothing to irritated skin. This Etsy shop makes soap bars with those ingredients for an extra moisturizing wash. Fragrance is one of the ingredients, but the rest are all natural.

    Oatmeal and Honey Extra Moisturizing Soap Bar ($5, MakingScentsOrganic/Etsy)

  • Cheeky Curls Natural Curl Set


    Let's not forget that shampoos and conditioners are part of a beauty regimen and can be made as an all-natural product. This line called Cheeky Curls set includes a hair gel, hair spray, and hair cream.

    Cheeky Curls Natural Curl Products ($43, MyCheekyCurls/Etsy)

  • Key Lime Lip Balm


    Winter winds are particularly harsh on the lips, so it's important to keep them moisturized. Savannah Bee Company creates all-organic lip balm in different flavors, including Key Lime Pie.

    Key Lime Lip Balm ($4, Savannah Bee Company)

  • Natural Eczema Relief Cream


    Eczema is another skin condition where home treatment is crucial after a doctor's diagnosis. Sometimes fragrances and harsh chemicals can cause more irritation, but this cream is said to be a calming balm with intense hydration. Ingredients include Manuka honey, beeswax, tea tree oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and coconut oil.

    Natural Eczema Relief Cream ($35, SKNSolution/Etsy)

  • Natural Charcoal Mud Mask


    Charcoal is a holy grail for removing "impurities" from the skin and a mask is a relaxing way to do it. This one also includes tea tree oil, which is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

    Natural Charcoal Mud Mask ($14, BearsBeauty/Etsy)

  • Tea Tree Oil Cuticle Balm


    This moisturizing balm is made with tea tree oil to help to kill nail fungus. Other ingredients include beeswax, kaolin clay, goat milk, and honey.

    Tea Tree Oil Cuticle Balm ($5, TheLittleSoapStore/Etsy)

  • Flaxseed Leave-In Conditioner Spray


    Make hair silky smooth and de-frizzed with a natural flaxseed leave-in conditioning spray. Ingredients are glycerin-free, paraben-free, and vegan.

    Flaxseed Leave-In Conditioner Spray ($14, JAKEALA/Etsy)

  • Witch Hazel


    Witch hazel is a traditional ingredient in skin care that also relieves irritation and inflammation. Mix it with toner or use as a spot treatment.

    Witch Hazel ($9, AvadataAromatherapy/Etsy)

  • Rose Water Facial Toner


    Rose-infused products are known as calming agents, and in this case, toners. This one follows a traditional recipe and is made by solar distillation using farm-grown roses.

    Rose Water Facial Toner ($10, 2ndchancesanctuary/Etsy)

  • AHA Face Toner


    Speaking of toners, this one is formulated to help  hyperpigmentation. It can also help hydrate and brighten with its glycolic acid and other natural ingredients.

    AHA Face Toner ($18, ShineSkincareCo/Etsy)

  • Rose Water Hydrosol


    This rose water hydrosol is also a rose water option, but this one has multiple uses. Use it as a hydrating toner, add it to body lotion, use it as a spritz or as a linen 

    Rose Water Hydrosol ($10, WeepingWillowOilCo/Etsy)

  • 100% Organic Nourishing Facial Oil


    For those with extra dry skin, Botanic's organic nourishing facial oil replenishes the moisture. The item contains rosehip oil, which is associated with a number of skin benefits. 

    Botanics 100% Organic Nourishing Facial Oil ($18, Ulta)

  • Spruce & Cardamom Natural Deodorant


    Natural deodorant free of artificial fragrance and harsh chemicals is becoming more sought after. There's a natural Spruce and Cardamom deodorant available from RainwaterBotanicals on Etsy that's also packaged in a biodegradable material.

    Spruce and Cardamom Natural Deodorant ($4, Etsy)

  • Function of Beauty Shampoo & Conditioner


    Shampoos and conditioners don't have to be one-formula-fits-all. The Function of Beauty bottles can be tailored to each specific person, and can be customized without coloring or fragrance, if desired. The products are sulfate- and paraben-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. 

    Function of Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner ($39, Function of Beauty)

  • Marie Veronique Vitamins C, E + Ferulic Serum


    Serums are part of many beauty routines and they can be natural, too. This vitamin C serum is fragrance-free and not made with any ingredients on Credo Beauty brand's dirty list

    Marie Veronique Vitamins C, E + Ferulic Serum ($90, Credo Beauty)

  • RiseWell Toothpaste


    This is a bonus product but one we had to add to the list. It's a toothpaste that is not all-natural but definitely made with safer ingredients. The brand comes with equally safe mouthwash and kids' toothpaste. According to the company's founder, who shared the product with this writer, said that RiseWell was conceived while she looked for a safe toothpaste to use while pregnant. The result? A product that's fluoride-free, paraben-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.

    RiseWell Toothpaste ($12, RiseWell)

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