8 Of Our Favourite Organic Beauty Brands

8 Of Our Favourite Organic Beauty Brands

The popularity of green beauty brands has soared in recent years – with more and more people recognising the importance of consciously-created products with ethically-sourced, organic ingredients that are as good for the earth as they are your skin. So, to celebrate Organic September this month, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites…

1. Herbivore

In a nutshell: Hailing from the USA Herbivore was founded by a couple who drew inspiration from their love of crystals and combined it with their environmentally-conscious attitude. Everything from the Instagramable packaging to the efficacious formulas says luxury skincare.

Why we rate it: You won’t find any fillers in their products; instead, they’re brimming with concentrated actives. All their ingredients are ethically sourced from around the globe – from Brazilian gemstones to French pink clay each one is hand-picked for its vitamin and mineral content alongside its ability to nourish your complexion.

Cult products: It’s hard to choose, but the trio of face oils come up trumps. They target a range of skin concerns, but our hero is the Lapis – a sebum-balancing tonic that promises to clarify and refine even the most congested complexions (yes, often oily skins need oils), press a few drops into your skin and massage in until absorbed.

Available at SpaceNK.com

2. Rahua

In a nutshell: Born when a pro hairdresser took a trip to the Amazon rainforest, the brand gets its name from rahu oil (from rahu nuts) which Amazonian women have long used to nourish their hair.

Why we rate it: Along with being vegan, cruelty-free and free from all the typical nasties lurking in your haircare products, Rahua also give back to the communities from which their ingredients are sourced; helping to preserve and sustain the rainforest’s indigenous people and ecosystems.

Cult products: The Hydration Conditioner is an instant antidote to parched ends, thanks to protein-bonding sugars and Amazonian oils. Use when your strands have been overstressed and are suffering as a result. Blondes should reach for the Colour Full Conditioner – a purple-toned tonic which helps to preserve, prolong and protect your colour; keeping brighter and healthier looking for longer.

Available at Rahua.com & CultBeauty.co.uk

3. Farmacy

In a nutshell: Based on a farm-to-face philosophy, it all started when the founders discovered a potent new plant growing in new york. Now patented as Echinacea GreenEnvy, it’s the building block for all of their formulations, which are sustainably grown on local farms.

Why we rate it: Echinacea GreenEnvy boasts 300% more natural antioxidants than regular echinacea, making their products anti-ageing powerhouses. All of Farmacy's packaging is both recylable and eco-friendly too – everything down to the ink is renewable.

Cult products: By far the best is their Clean Green Cleansing Balm. Think Eve Lom’s cult cleanser, but green and brimming with veggies, it rids the skin of dirt, pollution and makeup; leaving it clean and bright. There’s a reason it won an Allure’ Best of Beauty’ award last year.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk 

4. MV Organic Skincare

In a nutshell: With a long list of celebrity followers, including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Cara Delevingne and Emma Watson, it’s no wonder that MV Organic is considered to be one of the most luxe natural brands out there.

Why we rate it: Originally developed for people with excessive skin sensitivity manifesting in conditions like eczema and rosacea, the holistic formulas are comprised of carefully chosen organic plant and essential oils – pure and powerful, yet gentle enough to be used on the most reactive skins.

Cult products: Their best-selling Signature Mineral Mask harnesses the detoxifying power of white clay – which works to renew and refine – all the while calming and soothing irritated skin, inflammation and redness.
Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

5. RMS Beauty

In a nutshell: Effective natural make-up brands are hard to come by, as unfortunately a lot of the unwanted ingredients serve a purpose. But RMS is breaking boundaries – creating chemical-free, good-to-skin cosmetics without compromise.

Why we rate it: Developed with the raw food principle in mind, the brand never adds or takes away from the core natural ingredients. Plus, supermodels Gisele Bündchen and Miranda Kerr are reported fans, and if it’s good enough for them...

Cult products: The Luminiser is the crème de crème of highlighters, so much so it’s hard to remember that it’s totally natural. It leaves a barely-there glossy shimmer and can be layered for more intensity. One is rumoured to sit in Megan Markel’s make-up bag.

Available at SpaceNK.com

6. SkinOwl

In a nutshell: Dissatisfied with what was on offer to treat her cystic acne, SkinOwl Founder Annie Tevelin decided it was time to take matters into her own hands and set out starting her own stripped-back skincare range.

Why we rate it: Tevelin believes ransparency is of the upmost importance when it comes to ingredients, so you'll know exactly what you're putting on your skin. Everything in her range is cruelty- and fragrance-free, 100% vegan and crafted from recyclable glass bottles.

Cult products: The Beauty Drops are well worth the hype. Each one targets a different complexion complaint. If you’re looking slightly lacklustre, the Geranium Beauty Drops will revive your radiance overnight. We also swear by her Eye+ balm to soothe and plump delicate under-eye skin.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

7. Tata Harper

In a nutshell: Dubbed the Queen of Green, Tata Harper has built up a well-deserved name for herself in the beauty industry, with Vogue stating that her skincare range is “life changing”.

Why we rate it: Harper believes natural ingredients shouldn’t mean sacrificing on performance, and while her products aren’t cheap, they certainly deliver. Encased in gold and green, each freshly batched bottle comes from their farm in Vermont straight to your door.

Cult products: The Purifying Cleanser is a testament to Tata’s innovative approach to natural skincare and a beloved hero from her line (it has 52 five-star reviews on Cult Beauty). A botanical blend of fruit enzymes, natural sugars and broccoli, exfoliate and resurface, use daily to reveal a brighter, more even-toned complexion in days.

Available at SpaceNK.com

8. Tropic Skincare

In a nutshell: Susie Ma started making natural beauty products in her garden in Australia, and today, she still follows the same small batch recipes she used as a child.

Why we rate it: You won’t find Ma's products on the shelves of any shop – they’re so fresh, each batch is created and delivered to your door in under two weeks (be mindful of the best before dates). There’s also no honey, lanolin or beeswax in any products, making them entirely vegan.

Cult products: We couldn’t live without the Tinted Skin Shade Facial Sun Protection – a balmy, chemical-free tinted sunscreen rich in antioxidants and natural oils. The award-winning smoothing Cleanser + Bamboo Cloth comes in at a close second.

Available at TropicSkincare.com

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