I’ll admit it: I met organic skincare with a bit of skepticism. But natural products have continued to infiltrate my bathroom vanitiy this year, and I can’t say I’m mad about it—because with antioxidant-rich vitamins and oils and powerful botanical blends, it’s safe to say that our bodies are reaping the benefits of non-chemical ingredients (what’s up, dewy, soft skin?). This is all to say that if you haven't tried your hand at organic skincare just yet, the time is now.
Ahead, we rounded up 12 organic face serums that hydrate parched skin, brighten dull complexions, and stop excess sebum in its tracks. Shop them all below.
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum ($185)
"This luxurious face oil is called a serum because it's packed with 22 active botanicals,” says Byrdie Editorial Director Faith Xue. “I use it anytime my skin looks dull, and it’s like waking up to a new complexion; my skin looks noticeably brighter, clearer and more balanced. It’s such an exquisite product and well worth the price tag.”
True Botanicals Hydrating Serum ($85)
Rather than sitting on top of your skin, True Botanicals’ serum uses a combination of super-moisturizing hyaluronic acid, skin-softening sodium alginate, and soothing green and white tea leaf extracts to deeply hydrate even the driest of complexions.
May Lindstrom The Youth Dew ($140)
After massaging two drops of this powerful serum onto skin morning and night, a blend of skin-protecting antioxidants and vitamins work to soothe dry and oily complexions.
One Love Organics Vitamin C Moisturizing Facial Serum ($75)
One Love Organics’ formula is spiked with vitamin C, green tea, and vitamin E to brighten and smooth dull, uneven complexions.
Osmia Organics Balance Facial Serum ($50)
Oily and breakout-prone complexions, rejoice—this serum calls on black cumin seed oil to calm overactive and problem skin, as well as açaí, Schisandra fruit, and rose-hip seed to improve uneven texture. With regular use, the serum works to smooth skin, minimize oil, and prevent breakouts.
Noto Deep Serum ($48)
Vitamin-rich marula and anti-inflammatory rose-hip seed oil pack this formula with an incredibly moisturizing punch.
Grown Alchemist Detox Serum Antioxidant+3 Complex ($55)
If heavy oils aren’t your thing, look no further than this lightweight (but super-effective) serum. The oil-free formula blasts skin with antioxidants and moisture for a soft, healthy-looking complexion.
Meow Meow Tweet Spot Serum ($25)
This spot-treatment serum calls on a blend of essential oils to stop zits in their tracks. Plus, the rollerball makes for easy, mess-free application.
Palermo Body Regenerative Facial Serum ($78)
Palermo Body’s serum features omega and vitamin-rich botanical oils that work to hydrate skin and restore elasticity.
Amareta Fresh Dew Serum Lotion ($48)
Not only does Amareta’s formula restore skin’s natural moisture, but it also moonlights as both a lightweight lotion and base primer.
Monastery Gold Botanical Healing Serum ($128)
This serum is packed with major goodness—red raspberry seed, filtered avocado, macadamia nut, vitamin E, and more—that works to heal, protect, and moisturize skin.
Soapwalla Restorative Face Serum ($56)
Ideal for sensitive and mature skin types, Soapwalla uses a blend of rose-hip seed oil, vitamin A, and evening primrose to minimize the appearance of pores and hydrate skin.
Next up, check out our 10 favorite organic lip balms.