As much as we seek out organic ingredients for our food, we don't always consider how clean and green the ingredients are in the beauty products we use on our skin every day. Though we're not ingesting them, the formulas are still going right onto (and often into) our pores and sitting on our skin all day, every day. For that reason, the ingredient lists on your go-to beauty products are worth looking into.
When you're auditing your current makeup collection or choosing new products to invest in, differentiating between "natural" and "organic" isn't always easy, and finding certified-organic beauty products isn't common. For those looking to clean up their beauty routine, a smart first step is with your foundation. The six organic foundations below boast natural ingredients that not only provide full coverage but also work to better your skin with hardworking botanicals and antioxidants. These are clean formulas you can feel good about applying.
Professional makeup artist Valerie Giraud created Antonym, a certified makeup line that delivers professional-level performance with clean ingredients. This liquid foundation is formulated with organic ingredients like sweet almond oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil for a smooth finish that nourishes your skin during wear.
Concentrated, plant-derived phytopigments from rose petal powder and Argan shell powder create a seamless finish when using this buildable foundation. Among a blend of other certified-organic ingredients, hydrating coconut alkanes leave skin looking radiant, while resveratrol-rich grape-seed and fruit stem cells help combat signs of aging.
Certified organic and formulated without petroleum, parabens, fragrance, and silicone, this compact cream foundation from luxurious Danish brand Kjaer Weis epitomizes clean beauty. The buildable formula provides sheer coverage or can be layered to conceal breakouts or rosacea. While the high-grade mineral pigment perfects the complexion, anti-aging organic sweet almond, coconut, and jojoba oils restore skin's elasticity.
For a lightweight formula that still provides even coverage, this organic BB+ cream leaves a barely there feel and boasts 70% organic ingredients. Providing more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, this cream perfects skin tone while also protecting skin with mineral broad-spectrum SPF 30 and rose stem cells that help to replenish skin's natural resilience.
Ilia products are formulated with up to 85% organic ingredients, including this vegan foundation with 100% natural dye. The brand explains that this formula is just as much skincare as it is color correction, using ingredients like aloe leaf, rose hip, jojoba, and Marula oils to soothe irritation and redness, not just conceal it.
Made with certified-organic ingredients and consciously packaged, this foundation delivers nutrient-rich, lightweight medium-to-full coverage. Within the eco-friendly glass bottle is a vegetarian blend of ingredients including soothing aloe leaf and vitamins C and E.