Au Naturel: 10 Skincare Brands That Keep It Real

Above: All of these products include natural ingredients, courtesy of Mother Nature

Are you looking to change up your skincare regime but not sure which brands to turn to? Healthy and natural alternatives can be found all around you from the drug to department store, but to give you some knowledgeable guidance, here are 10 brands that look to Mother Nature for fresh, clean and au nautrel ingredients.


Founded in 1987, Australian skincare brand Aesop is known for using premium plant-based ingredients for body, hair and skincare. It’s developed a cult-like following world-wide and known for creating potent anti-oxidant products.

Top product pick: Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum ($37/59 mL)

Body Shop

Next time you’re at the shopping mall step foot into the Body Shop and check out the company’s wide-range of products whose ingredients are sourced from around the globe. Largely known for its robust social and environmental initiatives, the British brand has an extensive men’s skincare line that ranges from hair to bath and body care.

Top product pick: Arber Hair & Body Wash ($15/200 mL)


Boscia ranks high on our au naturel list. This Japanese brand is one of the world’s first preservative-free and botanically based skincare companies, known for its anti-aging and skin-purifying products.

Top product pick: Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel ($31/150 mL)


Burt’s Bees

Started in 1984 by Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz, Burt’s Bees originated from humble beginnings in Maine. Coconut oil, honey and, of course, bees wax, are some of the many ingredients sourced from Mother Earth used to serve up thoughtful products at pocket-friendly prices.

Top product pick: Natural Skincare for Men Body Wash ($9.99/354 mL)


Consonant Skincare

Consonant, one of Canada’s top skincare brands, prides itself on creating 100 percent natural products with the highest possible concentration of organic botanicals. Ingredients such as chamomile leaf extract and organic olive oil can be found throughout the line working to improve the health of skin.

Top product pick: HydrExtreme ($72/10 mL)

Dr. Hauschka

Founded in 1967 by Dr. Hauschka, an Austrian chemist, author, inventor and entrepreneur, this skincare line is based on the principals of respecting the body’s natural rhythm to restore balance and beauty. The company uses certified ingredients approved by NATRUE guaranteeing an international standard of high quality raw materials used in its products.

Top product picks: Cleansing Cream ($31/50 mL)


If you see a skeleton displayed in a store window and dressed in a lab coat you’ve likely run into Kiehl’s. Originating from old-world apothecary traditions, Kiehl’s started as a New York City pharmacy whose use of botanical extracts to treat, cleanse and hydrate the skin has become world-renowned.

Top product pick: Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream – Blue Eagle ($22/ 150 mL)

Kiss My Face

Kiss My Face may not sound like a manly skincare brand but this 30+ year old company, started on a 200 acre farm in the Hudson River Valley, is one of the most affordable and budget-friendly brands on our list. Its products are all-natural, using no artificial colors, unnecessary chemical additives or animal ingredients.

Top product pick: Pure Olive Oil Bar Soap ($2.99)


A premium skincare brand Méreadesso was founded by Linda Stephenson, a former cosmetics executive with degrees in chemistry and botany. Botanical and vitamin extracts, minerals and enzymes can be found in many of its formulas thereby eliminating the need to use 16 different products to achieve healthy looking and beautiful skin.

Top product pick: All-in-One Moisturizer ($120/50 mL)

Province Apothecary

Started in 2010 by Julie Clark, a Holistic Health Practitioner and Aromatherapist, Province Apothecary to provide holistic skincare products that is gentle, natural and healing. Indigo blue bottles house many of the company’s products which use ingredients such as organic avocado oil and blue violet leaves.

Top product pick: Repairing + Conditioning Lip Balm ($8/2 mL)

Related Posts

Previous Post Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *