It’s expensive enough to shop for organic food, but beauty products? To start, the labels are confusing. Few are made from 100 percent organic ingredients. “Made with organic ingredients” is more common, meaning 70 percent of the ingredients qualify. If it just says “organic,” 95 percent of what’s inside the bottle is free of man made pesticides and fertilizers. And by the time you figure out which is right for you, you’re probably dropping $40 for a bottle of lotion. Unless you shop the below, some of the best—and most affordable—products for your hair, face, and body.
Everyday Minerals Blush ($12)
Made with 70% organic ingredients, this brightly pigmented blush comes in a build-able pale pink.
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% CC Curl + Care Mascara ($9.95)
Curl and lengthen your lashes with this mascara—it comes in black and ultra black—that’s 100-percent free of harsh chemicals, preservatives, parabens, GMOs, and synthetic colors.
Hemp Organics Lipstick ($12.94)
Because strong chemicals make for bolder pigments, it’s tough to find organic lipstick, let alone at a bargain price. But Hemp Organics’ is 95% organic and boasts a flattering matte finish. (Though they typically retail for $17.95, you can find them on sale on Amazon.)
Just Skin Food Natural and Organic Sunscreen ($12.99)
Ever since the Environmental Working Group named this one of 2014’s top sunscreens the small brand can’t keep it in stock. It uses organic ingredients like coconut oil, raw unrefined shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter plus local beeswax and non-gmo vitamin E to protect your skin the healthy way.
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Aubrey Organics Natural Sun Sunscreen SPF 30+ ($15.95)
Safe for sensitive skin (and kids), this sunscreen is also approved by the Environmental Working Group for its UVA and UVB protection and long-lasting formula.
DeVita Creamy Aloe Vera Makeup Remover ($12.99)
After battling her own case of cystic acne, Cherylanne DeVita, PhD, discovered that aloe vera is great for clearing up skin. This gentle organic, vegan, paraben-free formula removes all traces of makeup without irritating your skin or eyes.
John Masters Bare Unscented Shampoo ($14.50)
This certified organic daily shampoo contains jojoba oil and evening primrose to add hydration, chamomile to minimize oils, and white tea to detoxify your hair and scalp.
Suki Balancing Day Lotion ($10.95)
If you have sensitive reactionary skin, try this lightweight formula—it won’t dry and tighten the way synthetic ingredients do. Jojoba and hazelnut keep oil at bay, while calendula, chamomile, lavender calm the skin.
Kiss My Face Lip Balm ($3.49)
This creamy formula comes in a whole slew of delicious flavors like cranberry orange, peach, ginger mango, and passion fruit. It’s gluten free and uses antioxidant fruit seed oils and aloe vera to prevent and treat chapped lips just as well as any medicated brand.
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Pangea Italian White Sage with Geranium and Yarrow Body Wash ($15)
Its ingredient list might sound like a salad: extra virgin olive oil, hempseed, coconut, and jojoba oils, but this body wash works like toner—while it cleans your skin.
Avalon Organics Tear-Free Baby Shampoo & Body Wash ($8.19)
Made with 70% organic ingredients, this chemical-free cleanser is gentle for your baby’s delicate skin and hair.
EO Deodorant Spray ($5.99)
Let’s just get it out of the way—natural deodorant doesn’t work as well as the big name brands. But they are both gentler and safer, thanks to the absence of aluminum salts, zinc salts, and propylene glycol. This certified organic spray-on version comes in subtle citrus, vetiver, and lavender scents and uses essential oils to keep you cool, clean, and fresh.
Jurlique's Essence of Rose Roll-on Fragrance Oil ($22)
While organic products avoid using chemicals, biodynamic products take it to the next level with a more spiritual approach to agriculture. Jurlique is one brand that uses this methodology, sourcing potent plants and natural ingredients from all over the world. This fragrance uses rose oils, shea butter, and the brand’s organically grown Rosa gallica.
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