Au Natural: Natural and Organic Skincare and Makeup Guide

Marisa Robinson Beauty Blogger Natural and Organic Skincare

We care about the foods and ingredients we put into our body so we should definitely care about the products we apply to our skin. Whether you have normal or sensitive skin, the revolution of the natural and organic beauty market has created a lot more awareness about going natural and changed the way we shop for skincare and makeup.

From organic to vegan friendly, there are so many options available so in this post I am going to share my favourite natural and organic skincare and makeup brands and my must-have products you need to try!

 

ANTIPODES

Marisa Robinson Beauty Blogger Natural and Organic Skincare

I am a BIG fan of New Zealand brand Antipodes and their range of skincare is one of the best on the market! Antipodes is a scientifically validated organic beauty brand and their products contain high quality ingredients from New Zealand nature and raw super-fruit extracts. From kiwi seed oil to manuka honey their range is designed for the eco-conscious and delivers amazing results for all skin types.

FAST FACTS
Origin: New Zealand
Products: Skincare and Makeup
Organic Certified: Yes
Vegan Friendly: Certified vegetarian by the UK Vegetarian Society
Cruelty Free: Yes

MUST TRY PRODUCT
Antipodes Joyful Hand and Body Cream*
To be honest I have so many favourites from the Antipodes range but my go to product for results and the most luscious scent I've ever smelt is the Joyful Hand and Body Cream hands down (pun intended!). Click here to check out my full review

 

TRILOGY

Marisa Robinson Beauty Blogger Natural and Organic Skincare

It has been voted best beauty product by the likes of Harper's Bazaar and InStyle and they sell a bottle of their award winning Certified Rosehip Oil every 22 seconds, so it is no wonder Trilogy is slaying the natural beauty game! Highly recognised for their concentrated and effective formulas, the Trilogy range consists of skin and hair care solutions and I highly recommend their starter sets. Curated with your skins needs in mind they are ideal as gifts and are a great way to try before you buy.

FAST FACTS
Origin: New Zealand
Products: Skincare and Haircare
Organic Certified: Yes, BioGro Organic Certification
Cruelty Free: Yes

MUST TRY PRODUCT
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask*
This mask instantly makes my skin feel soft, smooth and completely cleansed. But what I love about it most is that it doesn't get too dry and crack on my face, it hydrates and absorbs into my skin so I can really feel it working! Click here to check out my review

 

BURT'S BEES

Marisa Robinson Beauty Blogger Natural and Organic Skincare

Best known for their beeswax lip balms, Burt's Bees is a pioneer in natural beauty and creating skin and body products for the greater good. Over the years their line has expanded to include baby soaps, body washes, scrubs and lipsticks which have been worn by major celebrities around the world. From root to stem and bark to blossom— Burt's Bees fuses raw ingredients that work in harmony with your skin's natural chemistry to create best selling solutions!

FAST FACTS
Origin: Maine, United States
Products: Skincare, Body and Baby
Organic Certified: On average, products are 99% natural; over half are 100% natural
Cruelty Free: Yes

MUST TRY PRODUCT
Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm
Cracked or chapped lips is my biggest pet peeve, it feels uncomfortable and definitely does not do your favourite liquid lipstick justice! So to prevent this I never leave home without my Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm. It is super moisturising, nourishing and makes my lips feel amazing! Also be sure to check out their range of Tinted Lip Balms* - they have the same amazing qualities but add a sheer splash of colour to your lips, perfect for everyday!

 

SCOUT COSMETICS

Marisa Robinson Beauty Blogger Natural and Organic Skincare

If you are looking for a mineral makeup range to enhance your natural beauty that doesn't contain any nasties look no further than Scout Cosmetics. Their range, which is made in Australia from only the highest quality of certified organic and natural ingredientsalso includes organic skincare, 5 free nail polishes and vegan friendly makeup brushes. 

FAST FACTS
Origin: Australia
Products: Mineral Makeup, Skincare, Makeup Brushes and Nail Polish
Organic Certified: Yes
Cruelty Free: Yes

MUST TRY PRODUCT
Scout Cosmetics Illuminate Highlighter*
This would have to be one of the most beautiful highlighters I have ever used! When swept over the high points of the face it creates a gorgeous, natural glow like you're beaming from within!

 

ESSANO

Marisa Robinson Beauty Blogger Natural and Organic Skincare

Crafted in New Zealand, Essano provides head to toe certified organic skin and hair care solutions at a truly affordable price! A lot of people would automatically assume that organic and natural skincare would be expensive but Essano have developed a range which is not only affordable and easily accessible (you can get it from Priceline, Woolworths and Coles) but it doesn't compromise on quality, containing only the very best, natural ingredients so it safe for you and your family.

FAST FACTS
Origin: New Zealand
Products: Skincare and Haircare
Organic Certified: Yes, certified organic by Ecocert
Cruelty Free: Yes

MUST TRY PRODUCT
Essano Certified Organic Body Oil*
Rosehip Oil is such a powerful ingredient which deeply nourishes and rejuvenates the skin and I love using the Essano Certified Organic Body Oil which is also enriched with Pomegranate Antioxidant Oil. It is also the first product of its kind I have used in a spray bottle and I personally find that it makes application so much easier! You simply spray it directly onto your body or the area you want to target and massage it in for hydrated, healthier looking skin!

 

STEM ORGANICS

Marisa Robinson Beauty Blogger Natural and Organic Skincare

Stem Organics believes that 'everything you touch, or that touches you, matters' and I couldn't agree more. A more natural approach to skincare, Stem Organics is a luxe and ethical Australian made skincare brand which uses Pomegranate, Organic Aloe and Australian Kakadu Plum as the three key ingredients in each of their products to create healthy, glowing skin the natural way.

FAST FACTS
Origin: Australia
Products: Skincare
Organic Certified: Stem Organics products contain up to 94% certified organic ingredients
Cruelty Free: Yes and they will only export to countries that comply with no animal testing.

MUST TRY PRODUCT
Stem Organics Balancing Face Fluid*
One thing I always look for in a facial moisturiser is a light and soothing formula and I have definitely found that in the Stem Organics Balancing Face Fluid. Containing Willow Bark and Organic Aloe, this Vegan friendly cream is perfect for those with sensitive skin.

 

THURSDAY PLANTATION

Marisa Robinson Beauty Blogger Natural and Organic Skincare

If Thursday Plantation isn't a household name it definitely should be! Their range of products and natural oils are not only ideal for healthier looking skin but for relieving skin abrasions, cleaning and much more! With over 40 years experience, Thursday Plantation has paved the way with the restorative power of nature’s oils.

FAST FACTS
Origin: Australia
Products: Skincare, Natural Oils, Aromatherapy, Antiseptics
Vegan Friendly: Yes, except the Tea Tree Lip Guard which contains beeswax
Cruelty Free: Yes

MUST TRY PRODUCT
Thursday Plantation Brightening Oil*
This is a new addition to my collection but I am loving how my skin feels after using it! It has a fresh citrusy scent and all you need is a few drops each night and you're on your way to softer, brighter skin! Click here to check out my full review

 

As a beauty blogger I try lots of different products so I don't solely use natural and organic formulas but I enjoy incorporating them into my skin and beauty routine where possible to give my skin the nutrients and love it deserves!

What are your favourite natural and organic skincare and beauty brands? 

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*These products were sent to me in exchange for a review. Products have been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.