Organic Skin Care BrandsMarch 15th, 2019
So long, toxins! If you’re looking to clean up your act when it comes to organic skin care, Thrive Market is the place to be. Since what you put on your skin is equally important as what you put in it, we’ve done the leg work to ensure the organic skin care brands we offer are filled with the good stuff like botanicals, essential oils, and naturally-derived ingredients and skip parabens, phthalates, and other potentially harmful chemicals. Whether you’re looking for a single solution (new eye cream, perhaps?) or need to overhaul your entire routine, stick with us and check out some of our members’ all-time favorite brands and products to build the ultimate organic skin care medicine cabinet.
Best Organic Skin Care Brands
If you’re looking for the best of the best, look no further. These 11 skin care brands are formulated with natural ingredients that’ll hydrate and nourish your skin morning, noon, and night.
“Fewer but better” sums up the philosophy behind S.W. Basics, a skin care brand that uses as few ingredients as possible to make a gentle product line that works for all skin types. Plus, everything’s certified organic, fair trade, and sourced from family farms.
This oil-serum combo helps hydrate and balance skin using organic avocado, geranium, turmeric, and coffee oils.
After cleansing, tone skin with the power of witch hazel, clary sage, and apple cider vinegar. This one is great for all skin types.
Acure takes your skin and hair from blah to brilliant with signature products that combine powerful natural ingredients. The company is also committed to charitable work, sustainability, and keeping pesticides off your skin.
For all skin types, this refreshing facial scrub blends oceanic ingredients like French green clay and sea kelp to naturally exfoliate skin, plus Madonna lily, an all-natural brightening agent.
Meet a true skin superfood rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and proteins. This multitasker can be used to nourish your split ends, cuticles, face, and body. It’s lightweight and easily absorbed—liquid gold is an understatement!
Founded in 2000, Colorado-based MyChelle uses sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing practices, and ethically sources the ingredients for its targeted treatments like cleansers, serums, and sun care.
This liquid tint makes it easy to remember to wear sunscreen every day. The 100 percent mineral-based sunscreen is lightweight and protects skin from UVA and UVB rays, too.
Perfect C Serum
Every bottle of serum is infused with vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, plus plant stem cells to protect skin from environmental stressors.
When Annemarie Lindner couldn’t find a solution to her skin woes, she took matters into her own hands—literally. After World War II, she launched her career as a beautician and developed her own topical herbal formula to combat acne in 1959. Today, the brand continues to marry botanical ingredients with scientific innovation, and promote social responsibility along the way.
ZZ Cleansing Emulsion
Wash away the day with a water-based gel that uses pure spring water and herbal extracts to help remove impurities.
Finish your evening routine by dabbing this anti-wrinkle cream around your eyes. The formula is made from a base of spring water that’s harvested 166 meters below the ground, and features shea butter, carrot extract, and jojoba oil.
This brand believes beauty is more than putting your best face forward—it’s all about how you think, feel, and behave. The luxurious skin, body, and hair treatments are made with non-GMO ingredients and fruit stem cells backed by science.
Put a bounce in your step with this color-safe shampoo that encourages natural waves to resist frizz.
Reveal brighter skin with a powerful mask featuring beta carotene from organic pumpkin, moisturizing manuka honey, and vitamin C. It’s the perfect treatment for normal to combination skin.
True to its name, Alba Botanica starts with botanicals that not only nourish skin and hair, but are kind to the planet, too. The line is completely vegetarian, cruelty-free, and helps people embrace their inner beauty.
Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser
Alba Botanica draws inspiration from the bright and breezy islands, as in this cleanser with pineapple and papaya enzymes to refine pores and brighten skin. Aloe, hibiscus, and passion flower soothe and balance.
Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelette
Can’t manage to get it together for a full-on face wash? No problem—these towelettes remove makeup, deep clean, and refresh in a pinch.
With a history that dates back to 1847, this skin care brand continues to use organic witch hazel as its key ingredient. The products aren’t distilled which means they retain more tannins—naturally occurring substances with mild antioxidant properties—making them more effective in helping skin stay balanced.
This formula is paraben-free, vegan, and cruelty-free and made with proprietary witch hazel extract derived from plants grown on a Connecticut family farm.
So long, puffiness! Let the cooling power of cucumber rejuvenate your skin along with vitamin C and caffeic acid. Just mist it onto your face anytime you need a refresher.
You won’t find any preservatives or chemicals in this skin care line—only ethically sourced ingredients from organic farmers.
Superfood chia oil is the base of this lightweight and balancing facial oil. You skin will soak up the omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients!
For a DIY spa treatment, make this your go-to product. Chlorella, wheatgrass, and spirulina help detoxify skin, heal breakouts, and get you glowing.
For 35 years, Desert Essence has been blazing its own beauty trail by avoiding harsh chemicals and using naturally sourced, sustainably grown ingredients instead.
Coconut Hand and Body Lotion
Dry skin? Quench its thirst with an ultra-moisturizing lotion that combines organic coconut oil and jojoba oil with rich shea butter.
Neem & Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste in Wintergreen
Brighten your pearly whites the natural way with this chemical-free toothpaste made with a blend of tea tree oil, neem, and wintergreen.
Derma E started selling a vitamin E-based moisturizer in health food stores back in 1984. The product did so well, the brand kept evolving and is now one of the largest in the natural facial care space in the United States.
Try this gentle scrub when you need to slough away dull skin. It’s made with sea salt from the Dead Sea and volcanic sand for the ultimate exfoliation.
You’ll love this plant-based cleanser using natural exfoliants like papaya, marine plant extracts, and glycolic acid to dig deep and clear out pores.
Launched in 2003, Nourish Organic makes environmentally-friendly and chemical-free beauty products, and was one of the first skin care brands to become certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
This cooling cream soothes and hydrates the delicate eye area with two excellent moisturizers, argan oil and avocado oil.
This gentle formula makes it possible to nix skin impurities without drying out your complexion. Plus, soothing cucumber and watercress help protect against free-radical damage while you cleanse.