May 12, 2010 1:00 PM
Dedicated OB fan Nicole M. moans that she struggles to find "...organic, paraben-free, mineral oil-free, all those crazy additive-free face skin care products. Recently I was introduced to Arbonne.... but since it is a pyramidal marketing sales scheme, I'm not really into it. Any suggestions?" Well, Nicole, you're in luck, as organic everything-free skin care is huge these days. Here are a few of our favorite lines, but if any readers have their own natural faves to share, let us know in the comments section below!
1 - Suki Skin Care ($10-$53) - This line of all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free products includes everything from masques to toners to cleansers. Made with ingredients like green tea, roses, lemon, sage, and lavender, they smell great and won't hurt the environment - or your skin. Shown: Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser ($30).
2 - Dr. Hauschka Skin Care ($14-$85) - From regenerating serum to lip balm, this German company does it all, using 150 different biodynamic plants to create a holistic line of products. Shown: Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner ($35).
3 - Skyn Iceland ($20-$100) - This Icelandic wunderkind company creates products using pristine botanical ingredients and pure glacier water to help combat the effects of the environment on your complexion. No mineral oil or petrolatum products are used, and they're certified vegetarian, allergy tested, and cruelty free. Shown: Skyn Iceland Clean Sweep Kit ($35)
4 - Ole Henriksen Skin Care ($15-$95) - Ingredients like sea kelp, cucumber extract, tea tree oil, vitamin C, and African red tea are just a few of the naturally derived goodies found in this skin care line. Shown: Ole Henriksen Feel the Difference Perfecting Mask with African Red Tea ($35).
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