The Best Natural Beauty Products, According to the Internet
02.19.18

In January, Amelia interviewed Man Repeller team member Nikki about her recent obsession with natural beauty and conscious effort to make healthier lifestyle choices, including a greener makeup cabinet. Nikki considers herself a religious makeup-wearer, but she’s still in the process of finding the best natural products on the market, so she ended the conversation by opening up the floor for suggestions.

AND THEN!!!!

You swooped in to deposit hundreds of natural beauty recommendations of your own, turning the comment section into a virtual slumber party replete with best-kept beauty secret swapping. And thus, the story below the story become one unto itself. So, for the sake of immortalizing that, I compiled the best suggestions under their very own headline. Take a scroll and enjoy, and if you have more to add, feel free to stir up another slumber party-worthy discussion down below.


Skin

Weleda Skin Food

“My single skincare obsession … , especially in the Winter when my skin is dry AF, is Weleda Skin Food. I SWEAR BY THIS SH*T PEOPLE — it’s a $12 tube of heavy-duty moisturizer/balm and I just slather it on my face like it’s the elixir of life. When I wear it under tinted moisturizer it also looks super glowy because it has a little sheen. I AM OBSESSED.”

Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water

“[I]mportant to read ingredient lists for micellar water products. Scary stuff in most when it seems like there wouldn’t be.”

Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers

“A holy grail product.”

Super Salve Company Coconut Cream 

“Hands down the best facial, neck, body moisturizer.”

Suntegrity “5 in 1” Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen 

“I mainly love it because it’s very sheer.”


Lips

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

“Stays on for hours, even when eating and drinking, is made of all edible ingredients and comes in tons of colors!”

Burt’s Bees Natural Moisturizing Lipstick

“I just blot and the colour is good for 4-5 hours.”

Dr. Jen’s House of Beauty Lipsticks

“Her lipsticks are all deep colors and everything has the cleanest ingredient lists I’ve seen. One of her original goals was making non-toxic makeup for the drag community in Seattle so the Glossier-style natural look is not well-represented, but for bold stuff with clean ingredient lists, she is so good.”

Kosas Weightless Lip Color

“Hands-down my favorite lip range for texture, wearability and hydration (doesn’t dry out the lips at all). Their shades are limited (think they only have 8 so far) but are all pretty universal.”


Eyes

W3ll People Expressionist Mascara

“A favorite in this space because it defines the lashes well.”

Love Lash Magnetic Faux Lash Extension

“If you’re looking to dip your toe in the magnetic lash world, Love Lash is new and costs like $40 for a pair that lasts 2-3 months — kind of a no-brainer.”

Lily Lolo Natural Vegan Mascara

“The only natural mascara that […] make[s] my lashes look good.”

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara

“My fave for years, doesn’t flake”

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara

“The best mascara I’ve ever tried, natural or otherwise. It’s both lengthening and volumizing with no clumps, and it smells amazing! I haven’t tried their other beauty stuff yet but they have a huge range of products and super high environmental and safety standards, definitely check them out!”

Mineral Fusion Eyeliner 

“I love how it goes on smooth and [I’d say it] stays put at least 8 hours.”


Face

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

“I love it! I [have] a combination skin type with super oily T-zone area but the coverage and wear of this product has been phenomenal. It really keeps both my oily and normal-to-dry areas in check. It’s super dewy, which terrified me at first, but I just set it with their translucent powder applied with a damp beauty blender, then brush over it with a little bronzer. Gorgeous! Being [m]ixed-raced [with an] olive complexion, I find it extremely difficult to find my color in natural brands but Juice Beauty has a lot to offer in the face makeup department! Very impressed with their skincare and price point too! Check them out!”

SheaMoisture CC Cream

“SheaMoisture is a natural brand that focuses on women of color and offers C creams in darker shades of the rainbow.”

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Illuminating Primer

“[It] has a slight luminescence for those looking for a glow and is a liquid formula for those not wanting to use powder.”

HAN Skin Care Cosmetics Pressed Blush (in “Coral Candy”)

“[It’s] the best match I’ve found yet [for a Nars Orgasm blush/highlighter dupe], and it’s super affordable.”

Kjaer Weis Cream Highlighter (in “Radiance”)

“Expensive but the most luxe texture/finish.”


Hair

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo

“The price is 100% worth it. Honestly I talk to everyone about this because my hair has never looked better and I get compliments all the time. It’s nuts. Truly life-altering!”

Organic Soapberry Shampoo

“If anyone is looking for natural shampoo I can unreservedly recommend Soapberry shampoo. It is so good. This is going to sound like a commercial but I can’t help it — I looked for two sad years for natural shampoo that didn’t suck that could be used every day, and Soapberry is everything I wanted — all natural, no sulfates, almost no scent, with everyday use my hair is not dry, not greasy, not build-up-y, it’s just clean hair.”


Deodorant

Lavanila Sport Luxe Deodorant

“Lavanila is practically clear and never damages anything plus it works. Would it work in Mexico in July all day? Not without reapplication, but for an average workday it’s great. Would love if it came in different smells but whatever, it’s free of toxins.”

Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant

“The ONLY one I’ve found to work [with] a consistency close to non-natural [deodorant].”


Nails

James Robert John Nail Polish

“My go-to for natural nail polish that stays forever.”

J. Hannah Nail Polish

“[F]lexible, natural polish with some really earthy, awesome colors. Somehow, I can even apply this nail polish myself and it still looks good.”


Teeth

JĀSÖN Powersmile Toothpaste

“It’s the only one that gets close to as foamy as non-natural, and it’s aggressively minty which I enjoy.”


Fragrance

LUSH Lust Solid Perfume 

“Their perfumes are made with essential oils so not only are they more natural they are also pretty distinctive. My go-to everyday perfume is Lust and OMG. It smells amazing.”


Plus! Brands people repeatedly swore by:

100% Pure
Andalou Naturals
Arcona
Badger Balm
Benecos
Bio:Végane
Bite Beauty
Burt’s Bees
CV Skinlabs
Deborah Lippmann
Dr. Hauschka
Dr. Bronner’s
Emani
i+m Berlin
ILIA
John Masters Organics
Juice Beauty
Kjaer Weis
Lavera
Logona
Mad Hippie
Meow Meow Tweet
Nature’s Gate
Nu Evolution
One Love Organics
Pacifica
Piggy Paint
Red Flower
RMS
Skin Food by AB
Spela
Tata Harper
The Honest Company
Ursa Major
Vapour
Weleda


And, finally, places to shop:

Credo
Follain
Integrity Botanicals
Petit Vour
The Detox Market


What’s missing?

Collage by Louisiana Mei Gelpi.

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