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Skin care encompasses exfoliating to moisturizing, and everything in between. So when you’re overhauling your arsenal for better products, you might be wondering about the best place to start. Here’s our advice: Take it one step at a time. When you finish a tube or bottle, replace it with a more natural product. In a few months’ time, you’ll be on your way to a cleaner routine (and your skin might be looking more radiant, too). To help you on the journey to better skin, we’ve rounded up some of the top brands and products for you to try.
How to Do a DIY Facial Massage
Take your skin care game to the next level by working in a DIY facial massage a few times per week. It’s cheaper than paying for regular facials, and is an easy way to help promote oxygen flow to the face and release excess fluid.
- Step 1: Warm a few drops of rosehip oil in between your hands and apply it all over your face, massaging up and out.
- Step 2: Move to your forehead and use the tips of your middle and ring fingers to loosen up this area.
- Step 3: Stroke your fingers along the undersides of the brow bone, along your eyelid crease, and under the eyes, working from the center out.
- Step 4: Gently tap or drum your fingers on your cheeks.
- Step 5: Finally, massage the neck and jawline to help flush your lymph nodes.
Top Skin Care Brands
There are lots of skin care brands to love, but here are the top three that are most popular with Thrive Market members.
When the founder of Cocokind couldn’t get to the bottom of her stubborn hormonal acne, she decided to make her own clean products—and the ingredients are ethically sourced!
Acure is known for combining powerful natural ingredients like argan oil, vitamin E, and French green clay to create its signature products. Committed to giving back, the brand is involved in charitable work that promotes sustainability and helps remove pesticides from the supply chain.
Founded in 2000, this Colorado-based company uses eco-friendly manufacturing practices when creating its go-to serums, cleansers, and sun lotions.
Best Toners & Astringent
After cleansing, tone your way to beautiful skin with these soon-to-be favorite products.
This signature product is one of the original formulas from Thayers. Made with aloe vera and a proprietary witch hazel extract, your skin will feel extra clean and invigorated.
Alaffia Neem Turmeric Facial Mist
Infused with turmeric, yarrow, and algae, this refreshing fair trade certified mist helps restore your skin’s protective layers. Spray it on morning or night.
Top Natural Cleansers
Start your nighttime routine with one of these top organic cleansers.
This cleanser does it all—clears out pores, melts away makeup, and washes off impurities and environmental pollutants in one go.
Try this gentle and hydrating cleanser that’s ideal for sensitive skin. Put your freshest face forward with a perfect blend of sunflower amino acids, argan oil, and peony extract.
Best Sun Care
It’s easy to make sun care a regular part of your morning regime with these favorite formulas.
Get in the habit of adding a layer of this sunscreen. The mineral-based formula helps protect skin from UVA and UVB rays but goes on sheer.
Before you head out the door, don’t forget to coat your face with this safe suncare option. Enriched with vitamins C and E, the moisturizing formula is gentle for sensitive skin and makes a great base before applying makeup.
Shield your skin from the rays while nourishing it at the same time. Vitamin C adds antioxidant protection, and the formula is completely vegan.
Skin Care Tips & Advice
Up your skin care knowledge with these favorite reads from the blog.
Consider this post the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exploring natural skin care brands.
The next time you’re shopping for organic skin care products, start here for a primer.
Learn more about Acure, a natural beauty brand that cares for skin with food-based and plant-derived ingredients.