The world of natural and organic skincare can be pretty confusing. With tons of brands labelling their products as “non-toxic,” “green,” and/or “clean,” but in some cases, those terms mean very little because they’re not all regulated by an authoritative body here in Australia. That’s not to say everything you see on your favourite product label is untrue – it just means that as a consumer, you need to do your own research when it comes to buying natural and organic skincare.
But, because beauty should be fun, we took on the hard work for you and rounded up the 5 best organic skincare products that we believe to pack a serious punch. They’re all from trusted brands that work closely with third-party certification agencies (like the ACO & COSMOS) to ensure that everything from their packaging to their ingredients is safe for your skin and the planet. Get ready for your skin and your conscience to feel really, really good.
1. RosehipPLUS Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
This 100% pure and natural Rosehip Oil is cold-pressed and made from the highest quality Rosehip seeds, which are sourced in the Southern regions of Chile. It is ACO certified which protects consumers from misleading claims and is the mark of a genuine organic product, which has been audited all along the production chain to comply with strict organic standards. An Australian Certified organic product is made using a production process free from pesticides, artificial fertilisers and synthetic chemicals. Containing naturally occurring bioflavonoids, vitamins and essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9, The RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil works to keep the skin on the face and body hydrated, moisturised and younger-looking.
2. The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner
The Beauty Chef (aka Carla Oates) is best known for her organic powders and supplements, but this liquid exfoliator from her organic skincare line is a standout. It’s made from organic grains, seeds, and plants that have been fermented—a process that creates glow-enhancing lactic acid (a gentle alpha hydroxy acid) and skin barrier-boosting probiotics to leave your skin softer and brighter with each use.
3. endota spa Organics Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Instant Tanner
Reveal instant shimmer and a radiant, natural glow as you nourish your skin with this velvety rich blend of moisturising oils and native extracts. The organic shea and coconut butter hydrate while aloe vera, lilly pilly and Davidson plum nurture your skin. With no developing time, you can build colour easily by adding layers.
4. Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask
Founded by supermodel Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics is certified organic by COSMOS which guarantees that no toxic pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals were used in the production or manufacturing process. Try this sleeping mask, which contains noni extract, a superfood that’s rich in vitamins C and A to brighten skin over time.
5. Dr Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm
We’re firm believers that everyone should be using a lip balm with natural and/or organic ingredients. If you’re putting something on your mouth multiple times a day, it’s bound to get into your body, right? Luckily, this clean lip balm from Dr Bronner is certified organic and comes in a range of delicious flavours, so there’s really no excuse for not using it instead of a conventional one. The formula will leave your lips feeling like heaven, thanks to the organic jojoba, avocado and hemp oils help with extra moisturisation, and the fragrance-free formula is perfect for even the most sensitive skin!