Listen, I get it. The world of natural and organic skincare can be confusing as hell. Tons of brands label their products “non-toxic,” “green,” and/or “clean,” but in reality, those terms don’t mean anything because they’re not regulated by the FDA. Yup, shock and awe. That’s not to say everything you see on your favorite product label is a lie—it just means that as a consumer, you need to do your own research when it comes to buying natural and organic skincare.
But because beauty should be fun, not a thesis-level research project, I did the work for you and rounded up the 15 best organic skincare products below. They’re all from trusted brands that work closely with third-party certification agencies (like the USDA, COSMOS, and ECOCERT) to ensure that everything from their packaging to their ingredients are safe for your skin and the planet. Your face (and conscience) are about to feel really, really good.
Kopari Coconut Body Milk
If you’re into coconut oil, then Kopari is definitely the organic skincare brand you need in your life. Everything in the line is made with pure, organic, 100 percent coconut oil that’s sustainably sourced from the Philippines. The product to try first? This coconut-infused body milk, which softens and hydrates skin but never feels greasy or sticky.
Follain Lip Balm
I like to think of Follain as the Sephora of the organic skincare world. The online and brick-and-mortar retailer vets and sells tons of incredible natural and organic brands—and now they’re making their own line of organic products too. My personal fave is the lip balm. It’s made with organic shea butter, coconut oil, and argan oil to make your lips feel crazy soft and smooth.
3. this organic chemical exfoliator
The Beauty Chef (aka Carla Oates) is best known for her organic powders and supplements, but this liquid exfoliator from her organic line is a standout. It’s made from organic grains, seeds, and plants that have been fermented—a process that creates glow-enhancing lactic acid (a gentle alpha hydroxy acid) and skin barrier-boosting probiotics to leave your skin softer and brighter with each use.
True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil
This organic face oil from skincare brand True Botanicals is made with chia seed, kiwi seed, and passion fruit oils to moisturize skin and smooth fine lines and dry patches. In fact, in clinical trials conducted by the brand (so not exactly unbiased, but still interesting), this little oil out-performed the iconic $490 Creme de La Mer moisturizer when it came to hydration and the reduction of wrinkles and creases.
5. this organic facial soap
If the thought of using bar soap on your face seems crazy/gross/cave man-ish, then you haven’t tried this one from organic skincare brand Osmia. I started using it a few years ago when I was dealing with hormonal acne, and it has been a staple of my skincare routine ever since. It’s made with clarifying black clay and dead sea mud—plus organic almond and avocado oils to help moisturize and soothe your skin, while soaking up excess oils. And unlike with traditional bar soaps, it’s zero percent drying or irritating.
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30
Everything in Josh Rosebrook’s organic skincare collection is truly amazing, but this SPF 30 day cream is the one product I can’t live without. It’s formulated with certified organic, non-GMO shea butter and aloe vera juice to moisturize skin—plus 12 percent non-nano zinc to give SPF 30 protection. It goes on silky smooth and doesn’t leave the white cast that’s typical of zinc-based sunscreens.
7. this organic eye cream
LA-based Beautycounter is known for their clean, non-toxic formulas that are filled with all-natural and organic ingredients. Even cooler: Gregg Renfrew, the brand founder, has been pushing for stricter, safer regulations in the cosmetics space. One of my favorite products from the line is this nourishing eye cream. I swear it makes me look like I got eight hours of sleep, thanks to its soothing aloe and coconut oil, and it wears really nicely under my concealer.
Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask
This organic beauty and wellness brand started out in a Seattle kitchen and is now one of the most popular lines at Sephora and on Amazon. The Blue Tansy face mask is a best-seller for a reason: It helps de-clog pores, clear up acne, and reduce inflammation, thanks to a combo of organic chemical exfoliators and soothing ingredients.