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.
“Luxury” to Rose Mira means an unwavering dedication to using the highest quality ingredients and painstakingly experimenting with products until the perfect formulation is created. The brand was founded by Mira Herman, a woman obsessed with searching the world for awesome ingredients and who has decades of experience as an herbalist. That’s why each and every one of Rose Mira’s products are something to be treasured. All marketing jargon aside, Rose Mira’s products are made with 80-100% organic content, are always 100% all natural, and free from anything that could even be called a filler ingredient. It’s also worth noting that their formulations are very unique and you’ll be hard pressed to find organic products which use the same ingredients. To top it all off, online customer reviews of the brand and their products from across the web are overwhelmingly positive. A must try luxury organic brand!
Naturopathica is a serious high end skin care brand founded by wellness expert Barbara Close in 1995. Offered in luxury spas across the globe, Naturopathica has garnered a huge following of high-end skin care addicts who swear by the brand’s unique and innovative formulations. In addition to their standard skin care routine (i.e. cleaners, toners, and moisturizers), Naturopathica also offers heavenly organic serums, masks, and enzyme peels that are a must try. First and foremost, their enzyme peels are legendary. Gentle, yet effective, these facial peels effortlessly clear away dirt and oil from pores while leaving your skin feeling hydrated. Acne-prone and oily skin types should check out their Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel as a weekly treatment.
Amala’s luxury organic skin care line is made from the most potent botanical ingredients available. Using unique distillation methods, custom in-house research, and strict quality standards Amala creates products that are as effective as they are beautiful (there’s a reason why it’s used at high-end spas across the globe). If you’re looking to try a high-end organic skin care brand that can really deliver beauty results (in many clinical tests, Amala’s products have been shown to deliver results within 28 days), then look no further than Amala.
Kypris is another luxury organic skin care brand with an unwavering dedication to only using the finest ingredients available (and they mean business!). Chase Polan, the brand’s founder, is almost religious about her quest for organic, wild-crafted, local, sustainable, and toxic-free skin care. Their luxury prices are completely justified by the caliber of rare and potent organic ingredients that are packed into each bottle. The results? Breathtakingly stunning skin after just a few days of usage. You don’t have to take our word for it, however, because Kypris offers plenty of science to back up the claims!
Herbivore’s high end organic skin care line is includes only the highest quality plant-based, organic, and food-grade ingredients. Founded in 2011 in Seattle, WA, Herbivore has since grown into a trusted brand for non-toxic and highly effective skin care products. Herbivore’s products offer much more than just marketing and buzzwords. You won’t find any fillers or toxic ingredients on their ingredients list (meaning every single ingredient is actively working to benefit the skin). Instead, you’ll only find luxurious (and effective) ingredients like French ink clay, Brazilian gemstones, rare Blue Tansy, and other botanicals in each beautifully packaged product.
While 100% Pure’s products may be priced a little more affordably than some of the other brands on this list, don’t let the price tags fool you! These products are filled with delicious organic and natural ingredients that actually work. With thousands of loyal customers and hundreds of positive reviews for just about every product—it would be hard to overlook this organic brand as a luxury skin care contender.
Odacite was created in the hills of Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles by Valerie Grandury after she was diagnosed with cancer. Odacite offers an organic skin care line with all of the performance and none of the toxins. The brand’s bread and butter is a collection of over 20 potent luxury organic serum concentrates specially formulated to treat a variety of specific skin concerns like pimples, fragile capillaries, hyperpigmentation, deep wrinkles, clogged pores, and many others. In addition to their serum collection, Odacite offers a full skin care routine from cleansers to night creams. Even skin care gurus like Josie Maran use Odacite’s masks and serums as a part of their daily routines.
Osmia Organics is an awesome luxury skin care line that is starting to make waves for their high end, toxin free, and highly effective organic products. Osmia was founded in 2012 by Dr. Sarah Villafranco. After losing her mother to stage 3 pancreatic cancer and feeling unfulfilled in her career as an emergency room doctor, Sarah launched Osmia as a way to help others find and maintain wellness in their lives. As such, you won’t find any parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petrochemicals, ethoxylated ingredients, or synthetic fragrances in any Osmia skin care products. They offer a decently large collection of cleansers, exfoliators, moisturizers, serums, masks, and lip treatments (many of which contain up to 99% organic ingredients). One top product from Osmia is the Adzuki Nourishing Mask (96% organic). Customers say that it leaves their faces smooth, radiant, and blemish-free. (Please note: this mask is intended for mature skin types and should not be used by those with sensitive skin or dermatitis). Osmia designs their formulations to treat specific skin conditions and skin types, so you can find the best product just for your skin.
Eminence promises that all of their products are handmade, free from harsh processing, natural/organic, and capable of delivering dramatic results. The brand offers a line of professional-grade skin care products which have earned tremendous acclaim from skin care experts and customers worldwide. Their products feature only natural preservatives (like lemon), natural fragrances made from plants, and organic botanical distillations harvested right from their own certified organic farm. It’s hard to find an Eminence product people don’t like!
Founded in 2000, Mukti is one of Australia’s first certified organic skin care brands. Their brand shatters the stereotype that organic products are not as effective as mainstream chemical products. Mukti products (cleansers, serums, exfoliators, moisturizers, masks, and sunscreens) are certified organic by the Organic Food Chain (OFC) and certified effective by their hoards of fans and rave reviews. Like many of the brands on this list, Mukti is a luxury organic brand not because of their prices, but because of their high quality products (how refreshing!). Just ask their hundreds of happy customers from across the web.
Proudly made in the USA (with exotic ingredients sourced from all over the world), Kahina Giving Beauty is the epitome of luxury organic skin care. Their products are certified natural and organic by Ecocert, sustainably sourced from local women’s cooperatives, and feature a variety of high-end, authentically sourced ingredients like prickly pear, argan oil, rhassoul clay, and blue tansy. As an ultra-luxury brand, Kahina’s products are not cheap; however, despite the price, over half of their products received 4.5 or more stars from customers. Kahina’s Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a great under eye treatment (this is the secret ingredient in Kahina’s award-winning eye serum mentioned below). If you can’t decide which product to try first, check out their Kahina Sample Pack ($30 for 10 sample sized Kahina products).
Want to know why organic rose oil is often referred to as “liquid gold?” That’s because it is one of the most expensive oils on the planet (a single ounce of authentic organic Bulgarian rose oil costs just under $500). Alteya Organics is one of the oldest and most prestigious purveyors of organic Bulgarian rose oil. All of the roses used in Alteya products are harvested from their farm in the Bulgarian Rose Valley and expertly distilled to create one of the purest essential oils available. Alteya also grows and distills its own Bulgarian lavender oil (1 oz of the lavender oil costs around $20). Besides high end organic oils, Alteya also offers a ton of awesome skin care products that are worth checking out including cleansers, toners, moisturizers and treatments!
No list of luxury organic skin care lines would be complete without May Lindstrom. A brand which does not compromise on quality, their high end organic products are free from wheat, gluten, GMO, gross toxins (parabens, propylene glycols, sulphates, and many others). Their six product line includes a cleanser, a toner, a mud mask, a clay exfoliant treatment, an antioxidant mask, facial serum, beauty balm, and a radiance oil that can be used all over the body (even hair!). This collection may be small, but each product offered is incredibly powerful!
Founded by Miranda Kerr and based on the supermodel’s mantra “What you put on your skin – soaks in – use organic!!” Kora Organics offers a large line of certified natural and organic luxury skin care products. All of Kora’s products are made in Australia, certified by Ecocert (an internationally recognized organic certifying organization), and feature potent organic ingredients like rosehip seed oil, noni juice, and others. It’s a pretty robust collection that’s worth checking out. Kora’s skin care line includes high end organic cleansers, moisturizers, masks, exfoliators, serums, and toners. The company does use benzyl alcohol as their main preservative (which is rated as a moderate hazard by the EWG Skin Deep database), so those with sensitivities or concerns should exercise caution.