The Beginner's Guide to Natural and Organic Beauty Brands


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Editor's note, June 2, 2017: In light of yesterday's shocking and incredibly disheartening news regarding the United States' withdrawal from the landmark Paris climate agreement, Team Byrdie wants to reemphasize its own commitment to protecting the planet as best we can. That's why today, we're highlighting our eco-friendly beauty content in an effort to illustrate that even seemingly small (and easy!) decisions can add up to a huge impact on our environment.

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: There's never been a better or more exciting time to adopt a more natural beauty routine, thanks to an ever-growing market of innovative, highly effective, chic brands and products. (For the ultimate proof of that, check out our Eco Beauty Awards.) That being said, while having so many options to choose from is certainly a good problem to have, it can also be intimidating for someone who's just starting to transition into a new regimen.

But we've been there too—and for us, figuring out the best of the best is just part of the gig. Below, you'll find all the must-know brands that got us hooked on green beauty and have since become staples on our vanities. And before you dive in, might we suggest checking out or guides to understanding the difference between "natural," plant-based, and organic?




This post was originally published on June 6, 2016.

What all-natural brands and products do you consider essential? Tell us in the comments below!