16 Luxury Organic Skin Care Brands That Actually Work
WRITTEN BY: DIANE ELIZABETH K. | PUBLISHED: 03/09/2017 | LAST UPDATED: 01/17/2020
We’ve all heard about organic skin care products and brands, but are they really worth all of the hype? If you don’t mind paying for great skin care products (so long as they actually work!), then this is the list for you. No one likes getting suckered into paying top dollar for a product that turns out to be nothing more than fancy packaging and buzzwords. When it comes to organic skin care, however, there is definitely legitimate benefits behind all of the buzz. One common misconception is that organic skin care products are somehow less effective than their non-organic counterparts. In actuality, many luxury organic skin care products work as well or significantly better than conventional products. The best organic brands avoid using potentially toxic and skin-irritating chemicals like pesticides, ethoxylated ingredients, and parabens in their skin care products (which can actually harm the skin over time). Additionally, luxury brands take it one step further by combining the most powerful natural botanicals with the latest (and safest) science to create highly effective botanical blends.
So, if you’re looking for luxurious, safe, organic skin care products that can deliver game changing results then this list is for you. After painstakingly researching hundreds of organic skin care brands (let me tell you, it’s a jungle out there), we drafted this list of 14 luxury brands below based on the following criteria:
(1) Quality and quantity of organic and natural ingredients (2) Commitment to avoiding harmful ingredients (3) Customer product reviews and (4) Clinical effectiveness of ingredients.
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The True Botanicals entire skin care line is MADE SAFE certified (which means a team of third-party scientists have rigorously analyzed each and every product in the line and has certified their safety); thus, this line is as pure as it gets. Moreover, True Botanicals also provides extensive clinical trials which show how their products stack up against competitors. Now, that's Confidence! Customer favorites include the Pure Radiance Facial Oil, Hydrating Cleanser, and Vitamin C Booster Serum.
Honestly, we really didn't want to fall in love with Vintner's Daughter due to the luxury price. Surely, we could find better skin care at a lower price? Wrong. Vintner's Daughter is the real deal and worth every penny. The brand was founded 7 years ago and they've only created two out-of-this-world anti-aging products: The Active Botanical Serum + Active Treatment Essence. Truly, those two products are all you need for glowing, firm, hydrated, youthful looking skin no matter your skin type. Our #1 natural brand for 2020.
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Amala is a powerhouse organic skin care line that is considered the best kept secret of five star spas all over the world. First of all, Amala is one of the few (if not only) skin care line that has third party clinical trials on every product they make. That's serious dedication! We can't rave enough about the results after using Amala products. Their products are super potent. After just a few uses, you'll definitely notice a difference in your skin. Signature ingredients include real 24k gold, an skin-adaptive pre+probiotic blend, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid.
Founded in 2009, Annmarie is an organic skin care line focused on creating the highest quality handcrafted, organic, wildcrafted, and non-gmo products. Their products are 100% natural and have received overwhelmingly positive reviews from customers around the world. Annmarie is completely vegan with the exception of just 4 products that contain beeswax or honey. While all of their products are very impressive, their Aloe Herb Cleanser, Neroli Toning Mist, and Anti-aging Facial Oil are awesome.
Whenever we feature Dr. Alkaitis products in our Ox Box Beauty Boxes, our subscribers go nuts. A small, but knock out brand, Dr. Alkaitis products are shockingly good. Made with unique, rare, and potent organic ingredients, Dr. Alkaitis products definitely stand out from the luxury organic crowd. Their Nourishing Treatment Oil, for example, is a game changer for acne scars & blemishes--quickly softening and fading away uneven skin & dark spots. We really can't say enough good things about the brand--you just have to try it yourself!
Pai offers an entire product line specifically formulated for those with a range of sensitive skin conditions. Whether you suffer from eczema, rosacea, reactive skin, or something else--Pai has got you covered. Their products are made from organic and natural ingredients and are truly super gentle. We love Pai's Camellia & Rose Hydrating Cleanser + Cloth duo for all skin types--it's gentle enough to soothe the skin while the cloth offers soft exfoliation. They also offer anti-aging serums for sensitive skin types!
OSEA is an organic skin care brand that has been committed to non-toxic skin care for over 20 years. OSEA was the first company to sign the Environmental Working Group's "Compact for Safe Cosmetics" pledge and has lead the charge ever since. The line is totally plant-based, vegan, and free of synthetic ingredients. Responsibly sourced organic seaweeds are the star ingredients in nearly all of OSEA's products. Top products include the Ocean Cleanser, Vitamin Sea Serum, and Hyaluronic Sea Serum.
May Lindstrom's luxurious line of organic skin care products features only the best certified organic, bio-dynamic, and wild-crafted ingredients. The line is free of any harmful parabens, glycols, petroleum, sulphates, PEGs, phthalates, GMOs, silicones, and anything synthetic. May Lindstrom offers seven products, each handcrafted and packaged in micro-batches for premium freshness. Their most loved product, The Blue Cocoon Mask with rare blue tansy, is a must try for anyone suffering from acne.
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Alitura Naturals is one of the best luxury organic skin care brands you haven't heard of ---yet! Founded former model, Any Hilo, after a tragic car accident left his face & body severely scarred, and boasting investment partners like Dave Asprey (Founder of the Bulletproof brand), Alitura Naturals doesn't mess around when it comes to quality. Alitura makes some of our absolute favorite (and truly unique) anti-aging organic skin care products: the Alitura Gold Serum, the Alitura Clay Mask, and the Alitura Night Cream.
Kypris is a luxury organic skin care line that takes ingredient quality to the extreme (in a good way). All products in the Kypris line feature certified organic, wild-crafted, natural, and sustainably sourced ingredients. Their truly unique formulations are truly unlike anything you've seen before in organic skin care and definitely justify their prices. Must-tries from the line are the ultra-luxurious Beauty Elixirs: 1,000 Roses (made from 1,000 roses!), Healing Bouquet, and Prismatic Array.
We've got three words for you: Active Enzyme Exfoliator. Josh Rosebrook products are worth their weight in gold. His creations are almost always 100% natural and organic and they seriously get the job done. The Active Enzyme Exfoliator should be in the Hall of Fame for organic skin care--it is a potent exfoliating mask that reveals baby-soft skin every time. Honestly, the whole product line (including hair care products) are worth coveting. Any day we receive a Josh Rosebrook package in the mail is sure to be a good day.
RoseMira is an organic skin care brand founded by a woman (Mira Herman) who is obsessed with finding the absolute best ingredients from around the world for her products. Once she has gathered a harvest of potent ingredients, Mira goes to work using her decades of herbal formulation knowledge to craft perfectly balanced and effective products. If you had to try just one organic brand--RoseMira is it! Check out their Pineapples + Cream cleanser or Rich Moisturizing Cleanser + Night Cream.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, the founder of Odacite decided to create an organic skin care line that used only the most effective, fresh, and magical ingredients that nature has to offer. The brand swears off fillers, parabens, nanoparticles, petrochemicals, PEGs, synthetics, and phenoxyethanol. Experience ultimate potency with Odacite's Rejuvenating Cleanser, Beautiful Day Moisturizer, and Oleosomes Times Release Delivery Creme (83% organic) with aloe and antioxidant rich teas.
Every product we've tried from La Bella Figura has quickly become one of our favorites. This is a luxury organic skin care brand that truly delivers when it comes to making effective products. Their products are made with all natural, organic, and non-gmo ingredients. One of our staff favorites is the brand's Healing Manuka Hydrating Mask--it's like sweet nectar for dry, mature, and even acne-prone skin. Their night treatments are also out of this world. A must try for serious organic beauty babes.
Vered is a little-known organic skin care brand that we promise you’ll never forget. Vered was founded by a master herbalist and esthetician with over 27 years of experience. Each product is handcrafted with 100% organic, wild-crafted, and natural ingredients. While these formulations are potent, what brings us back time and time again are the scents--not overpowering, but so unique that we could easily identify any Vered product while blindfolded. One of our top 10 organic brands!
The hype around Maya Chia is definitely real. The entire Maya Chia organic skin care line revolves around supercritical chia seed oil. Chia oil is an anti-aging wonder ingredient that is packed with antioxidants and clinically proven to increase skin hydration. Maya Chia's patented extraction process allows for the gentle extraction of chia oil at max potency. Their products are made in the USA and their ingredients are either certified organic or wildcrafted. Must try products include their Supercritical Omega-3 Chia Facial Oil and their Eye Achiever serum.
Kari Gran caught our attention because they are an organic skin care brand dedicated to using high quality ingredients--without using water as a filler. All of their products are crafted using only active ingredients that nourish your skin. In short--you get more bang for your buck with these concentrated products. Our favorite products from the brand include their daily Three Sixty-Five SPF 28 moisturizer and the Essential Balm. Kari Gran also makes amazing natural mineral makeup worth checking out.
One Love Organic's award-winning skin care line is certified by ECOCERT and made in small batches in Georgia. Many of their products include ingredients that are 100% from natural origins and up to 92.5% from organic farming. By blending the antioxidant power of vitamins with the healing power of organic oils and fruit extracts, One Love Organics creates top rated products like their Vitamin B Enzyme Cleanser, Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream, and their caffeinated firming serum, Morning Glory.
Tammy Fender's products are some of the most unique that we've tested. Made with high quality certified organic ingredients, every one of the brand's products offers just a little something extra that makes the luxury price seem all too worth it. The Plant Milk, for example, is a totally unique blend of arnica, milk thistle, and white lily designed to nourish sensitive skin. The Epi-Peel (by far the most popular product from Tammy Fender) is a contender for the best exfoliating mask on the market. A must try brand!
Tata Harper's organic skin care line is certified by ECOCERT,100% natural, and never includes synthetic chemicals. In fact, the company grows and formulates all of their products on their own Vermont farm. Additionally, each Tata Harper product is packed with 9 to 29 powerful active ingredients sourced using the latest extraction and preservation techniques. Tata Harper's top organic products include their Nourishing Oil Cleanser, Concentrated Brightening Essence, and Honey Blossom Mask.
Top Rated Luxury Organic Skin Care Products
This is a really unique Vitamin C formula! While L-ascorbic acid is a great form of Vitamin C, it has some downsides including instability when combined with water and it can cause mild irritation at high concentrations. True Botanicals works around these downsides by creating a powder formula (no water) made with just L-ascorbic acid powder, ferulic acid powder, and tapioca starch. All you have to do is mix a little of this powder into water or your favorite serum and apply the fresh Vitamin C to your face. It is very effective at boosting collagen, brightening skin, and treating wrinkles.
Quite frankly, this is one of the best anti-aging serums we've tested. It's no wonder this German brand is featured in 5 Star spas around the world. Our test subject for this product was a 70 year old woman with deep wrinkles and age spots. The results after our 30 day review were amazing. Her skin was brighter, firmer, and super smooth--it looked like she had work done (in a good way!). While we could go on and on about the ingredients in this serum (like their "Living Beauty Complex" made with rose gold, vitamin C, and spirulina), the truth is that the whole formula is simply perfection.
OK--I apologize in advance for recommending a $248 moisturizer, but this is truly a miracle cream. Luckily, you don't just have to take my word for it---they have legit third party clinical trials to prove it. Amala is a German organic skin care brand used by five star spas all over the world. Whatever my skin is going through each day, this moisturizer seems to fix. Blemishes? Gone. Dull complexion? Poof, brightened. Dry skin? Softened like butter. Best of all, it does all of this without being greasy or heavy. I can't put this stuff down. Truly worth every penny.
Honestly, we hate how much we love this organic moisturizing balm from May Lindstrom. It's a luxurious treat that just cannot be ignored once you try it. This balm was made for pretty much any skin type, but is ideal for acne-prone, inflamed, and dry skin types. The mix of blue tansy, marula, lavender, frankincense, baobab, shea butter, and camellia oil work to soothe inflammation, boost collagen production, and kill acne-causing bacteria after just one use. Trust us, this organic balm worth the hype.
A high-powered organic anti-aging serum crafted from 95% organic ingredients. This serum has just about everything dry, mature, dull skin needs. It's packed with antioxidants, plant-derived retinol, and collagen-boosters like alfalfa vitamin A, CoQ10, astaxanthin, marine collagen, bee propolis, rose essential oil, carrot seed oil, rose water, rose hip, and copper tripeptide-1 (naturally boosts elasticity). It's got a beautiful gold color, a creamy consistency that just melts into the skin, and has a light but not discernible scent. This serum is non-greasy, yet super-hydrating. Great for [...]
This ultra-luxurious natural face serum from Vintner's Daughter is a powerful little treat. It's a multi-correctional face oil crafted with 22 nutrient-rich botanicals, as well as 60+ skin-beautifying vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, phytoceramides, aminos, and omega fatty acids. All of these ingredients work together to create a nourishing serum that helps regenerate, renew, repair, protect, balance, and tone the skin. It's great for all skin types and reveals instant results.
Vintner's Daughter has been around for seven years and has only crafted two products: The Active Botanical Serum and most recently this Active Treatment Essence. Just these two products together are meant to replace your toner, serum, moisturizer, and treatments. We've tried the Active Treatment Essence and became loyal fans and addicts quickly. Upon use, you can instantly detect the fermented actives and apple cider vinegar and watch your skin plump up. It is packed with too many powerful active ingredients to list, so go check it out!
While we seriously love all of Laurel Skin's products, this Honey Berry Mask is something special. This 100% organic mask is made with super simple, yet powerful ingredients which gently exfoliate, plump, and firm the skin. The lead active ingredient in this mask is raw California wildflower honey along with a bounty of enzymatic berries like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, black raspberries, schisandra berries, and aronia berries. To use, you simply massage a teaspoon of the berry mask onto damp skin and let sit for up to 30 minuets.
Made of organic seaweed, algae, and botanicals, this anti-aging moisturizer from OSEA infuses the skin with a dose of deep hydration. It's formulated with DPHP, an amino acid that evens skin tone and diminishes signs of aging, as well as grapeseed, macadamia, and avocado oils which work to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A natural wrinkle remover, this rich, age-defying cream can be used both day and night. It's ideal for mature, dry, and sensitive skin types.
One of our favorite organic face masks for dry and sensitive skin types! Using a unique blend of botanical hyaluronic acid (from Indian senna seed) as well as calming ingredients (like turmeric, aloe, blue tansy, chamomile, and many more), this mask does a fantastic job at soothing, plumping, and hydrating. It's a pre-mixed mask which has a harder texture, so make sure your face is pretty damp before applying for even application. You can stretch the life of this luxury mask by using it once per week (that's all you really need).
This wild fruit natural face serum is just the thing for brightening and hydrating the skin. It's formulated with a concentrated blend of potent ingredients that work wonders on the skin. Kakadu plum and apple help rejuvenate, while knotweed, plant-cell extracts and copper work together to help keep skin hydrated and supple. It's very effective for brightening skin and even helps lighten dark spots, revealing a radiant complexion. It absorbs quickly and has a lovely scent.
A beautiful organic cleansing oil capable of gently removing every trace of dirt, makeup, and excess oil--without leaving your skin feeling greasy. How is this possible? Well, this non-foaming cleanser starts off as a thick oil to break apart tough grime + makeup as you work it around your skin. Then, add a little warm water and the oil instantly transforms into a milky cleanser that just melts right off your skin. All that is left is super soft, totally clean (but not "squeaky" clean), skin without a hint of greasy residue. Definitely one of the most memorable cleansers we've ever tested.
It's hard to find a better ingredient for acne-prone skin than raw manuka honey. That's why this organic manuka honey face mask from La Bella Figura should be tested by all those with stubborn acne. Manuka honey is one of the most potent natural antibacterial agents on the planet. This mask combines the power of authentic manuka honey with other pore-shrinking, acne-busting, oil-balancing ingredients like kaolin clay, black cumin seed oil, willow bark, burdock root, turmeric, myrrh, activated charcoal, and many others! A real work horse.
Deeply moisturizing and regenerative, this ageless natural face oil from Dr. Alkaitis is packed with a blend of restorative ingredients. These include anti-aging antioxidants, ayurvedic herbs, and powerful superfoods, oils and extracts that promote radiant skin. This natural face oil stimulates cell renewal, strengthens the skin's barrier, refines pores, and protects skin from environmental damage. This natural face oil is wonderful for all different types and conditions.
This 100% organic Vitamin C serum works a bit differently than other serums. Instead of isolating Vitamin C (which can be unstable and requires additives and stabilizers), this serum contains natural fruits and oils that are packed with Vitamin C. Thus, it is a very gentle formula that is ideal for those with sensitive skin. It is made with ingredients like marula oil, pomegranate seed oil, Bulgarian rose oil, and lemon verbena which not only contain high amounts of whole Vitamin C, but they also contain potent antioxidants, fatty acids, and other natural compounds to nourish the skin.
Want to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells while also getting rid of blackheads and clogged pores? Then bathe your skin in this detoxifying and natural exfoliating clay mask from Kypris. Herbal acids of hibiscus flowers and citrus gently slough away dead skin while montmorillonite mineral clay pulls dirt, oil, and grime from the pores. Montmorillonite clay is also a mild physical exfoliant, so feel free to massage this mask for a few seconds before rinsing it off.
This night serum is a natural retinol alternative for nighttime exfoliation. Kypris is known for sourcing the very best ingredients for their products--this one contains an effective medley of peptides & botanical actives (like pumpkin enzymes and sea algae) that refine skin and diminish blemishes while you sleep. This night serum has a light, botanical smell and a rich consistency which absorbs easily. It should not be worn during the day or used with other exfoliants. Ideal for dull and acne-prone skin.
Get all of the benefit of a potent serum condensed into a powerful organic moisturizing balm with this Maya Chia Pressed Serum. This moisturizer is made with powerful antioxidants and hydrating ingredients like vitamin C, CoQ10, astaxanthin, and the brand's signature concentrated chia seed oil. While this product is non-greasy, a little goes a long long way. Simply rub a pea-sized amount into your palm to melt and then massage into the skin. Can replace both your existing serum + moisturizer.
This potent night serum from Odacite is the perfect treat for rejuvenating your skin while you sleep. It's packed with tons of organic, clinically-proven anti-aging ingredients that combat free radical damage to diminish signs of aging. Star ingredients include a high dose of nourishing natural vitamin E, MSM (helps skin appear firm and youthful), and hyaluronic acid (plumps fine lines and wrinkles with hydration). This serum is super light and absorbs easily. Perfect for all skin types!
This organic rose petal mask is perfect for acne-prone and inflamed skin. With a healthy dose of raw manuka honey and silver hydrosol (clean colloidal silver) to kill acne-causing bacteria and rose oil, camellia oil, and turmeric extract to reduce inflammation, this mask will transform your skin. Additionally, rose oil has been known to kill acne-causing bacteria in as little as 5 minutes after application (and this mask is packed with rose oil!). On top of that, it’s packed with hydrating ingredients which bind with water to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated longer.
This Article Was Written By…
Diane Elizabeth K., Founder at SkinCareOx.com
Diane Elizabeth founded Skin Care Ox in 2016 after her personal struggle to find truly clean, natural, and organic products. Leveraging her background in biomedical engineering, scientific research + analytics, and entrepreneurship, she created Skin Care Ox to be an easy-to-use resource to find real clean beauty options. Since then, her articles have been read by over 3 Million people and have helped millions choose cleaner alternatives. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and growing family.
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