2020 has gotten a bit of a bad reputation so far, but we know there’s more to it than that. When we look around, we see that that there are plenty of reasons to appreciate the world we live in, and a lot of people and companies working to keep the planet a beautiful place. Whether that’s through charitable giving, organic ingredients, or responsible biodegradability – or often, all that and more – here are 12 natural and organic beauty products you can feel good about.
- Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum
Why It’s The Best: This perfect blend of anti-oxidants not only delivers a powerful boost of vitamins C and E, but it also contains natural extracts, toners, and minerals that your cells crave. Steady use of this beauty serum helps keep your skin looking good, and your body feeling even better!
Price: $33.99 USD
- Bkind Duo Top & Base Coat Nail Polish
Why It’s The Best: While most nail polishes are terrible for the environment, animals, and your sense of smell, Bkind’s combo of top and base coats is anything but. It has none of the top ten bad chemicals you’d usually see (including formaldehyde, toluene, animal products, camphor, and others), ensuring that your nails can look their best and do their part for responsible buying power.
Price: $30.00 CAD
- Schmidt’s Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
Why It’s The Best: Brushing your teeth with charcoal might seem like a bad idea, but it’s actually pretty good for you – especially when you use this stuff, enhanced with mint, vitamins, and organic botanical extracts. It’s also Leaping Bunny and vegan certified, so go ahead and brush as long as you want, guilt-free.
Price: $6.97 CAD at Amazon
- Aloha Naturals Coconut Bliss Shampoo
Why It’s The Best: This is just one of several shampoo offerings that are overflowing with omega-3s, avocado oil, olive oil, and hemp oil. These ingredients, combined with powerful organic extracts, heal and hydrate your hair, nourish your scalp, and protect your follicles from damage. Plus, this natural beauty product is completely biodegradable and environmentally safe – and part of every purchase goes toward clean water initiatives and other charities.
Price: $24.99 USD
- LaVigne Mayan Magic Balm
Why It’s The Best: This naturally hydrating, ultra-lightweight balm is a lifesaver for dry and damaged skin. Containing indigenous tree extracts responsibly sourced from Mexico, alongside shea butter and vegetable-based ingredients, this balm is also vegan, free of synthetics and non-organic materials, and manufactured in a cruelty-free facility. What’s not to like?
Price: $24.00 USD
- The Ordinary Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen
Why It’s The Best: No alcohol, animal products, or gluten. Manufactured without cruelty to animals. Loaded with anti-oxidants, hydration, and soothing ingredients. This broad-spectrum, SPF 30 UVA/UVB formula uses natural properties to reduce free radicals, protect your skin, protect the environment, , and enhance your beauty, all at the same time.
Price: $9.70 CAD
- Routine “A Girl Named Sue” Natural Deodorant
Why It’s The Best: Made with sage and berries, and created with sustainability in mind, this natural cream deodorant is made with coconut, arrowroot, beeswax, shea butter, and many other organic plant extracts. It also contains essential oils and plenty of vitamin E to keep your skin healthy. Plus, you can always switch up the scent if you prefer something different!
Price: $28.00 CAD
- The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Wash
Why It’s The Best: Turns out charcoal is good at keeping things clean! This 100% vegetarian body wash formula is made with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan region, along with Kenyan tea tree oil and kaolin clay. This combo is perfect for cleansing skin, removing excess oil, and unclogging pores – all with a dermatological seal of approval.
Price: $18.00 CAD
- Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser
Why It’s The Best: Derived from olives, this mild purifying cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin that is prone to dryness. It’s enriched with bergamot, chamomile, and rosemary elements, and just half a teaspoon is enough to lather up your whole face – the refreshing citrus tingle is the perfect way to start a day.
Price: $43.00 CAD
- Bare Skin Bar Pink Exfoliating Soap
Why It’s The Best: Like a perfect mix of nature’s best ideas, this combination cleanse/scrub will leave your skin soft and supple. With a slight floral citrus scent, each bar also contains blackberry seeds, cocoa butter, and argan oil for an infusion of anti-oxidants and vitamin E.
Price: $6.00 CAD
- Saje Restoral Ointment
Why It’s The Best: Saje is well known for their commitment to natural products and this ointment is no different. Made with all-natural, plant-based ingredients like pine tar and eucalyptus, this organic balm will soothe your skin, help it rehydrate, and help reduce the aches and soreness after a long day.
Price: $16.00 CAD
- Aloha Naturals Natural Hemp Lotion
Why It’s The Best: Hemp seed oil has been used for centuries to heal the body and keep skin hydrated and healthy. Our all-natural hemp lotion contains no parabens, petroleum products, or sulphates, but it does have plenty of omega 3, vitamin E, and other nutrients to promote collagen and skin repair. Once you try hemp lotion, you’ll never go back to another.
Price: $24.99 USD