40 Natural Face Serums & Oils of 2021, Rated by Beauty Experts
PUBLISHED: 07/02/2019 | LAST UPDATED: 07/07/2021
Price : $110
The most popular product from luxury organic skin care brand, True Botanicals. This natural face oil is the perfect moisturizer because it sinks deeper into the skin than a traditional cream-based moisturizer would. Formulated with super potent anti-aging and regenerative ingredients like marula oil, chia seed, rosehip seed oil, evening primrose, passion fruit, algae, astaxanthin, and papaya. This rich face oil absorbs easily and instantly hydrates the skin for a glowing, radiant complexion.
Shop *TRUE BOTANICALS – RENEW ANTI-AGING PURE RADIANCE FACIAL OIL
Price : $79
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 day and night use.
Shop *ALITURA NATURALS – THE ALITURA ANTI-AGING ORGANIC GOLD SERUM
Price : $16.85
Affordable yet effective, Acure's Brightening Glowing Serum is a great natural face serum for promoting radiant skin. It's packed with a bunch of nourishing, organic ingredients, but the stars in this facial oil include Argan oil (restores moisture) borage oil (soothing), and cranberry + pumpkin seed oils (antioxidant protection). This natural face oil is great for brightening the complexion, and should be applied after moisturizing. It has a nice, light fragrance and absorbs well.
Shop *ACURE ORGANICS – BRIGHTENING GLOWING SERUM
Price : $298
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.
Shop *AMALA – ADVANCED FIRMING CONCENTRATE ORGANIC SERUM
Price : $38
This rich, super concentrated, 100% certified organic facial serum is packed with everything mature skin needs to fight the signs of aging. The star ingredients of this serum are pomegranate seed oil (antioxidant rich & anti-inflammatory), rosehip seed oil (brightening and moisturizing), and argan oil (skin softening). It also features a blend of anti-aging essentials oils: geranium, frankincense, and helichrysum. That's it! No filler, no water. A little goes a long way--making this a super affordable serum given the quality.
Shop *MADE SIMPLE – HELICHRYSUM POMEGRANATE ANTI-AGING SERUM
Price : $44
This is hands down one of the best rosehip oils on the market. Made from high quality, CO2 extracted Andean Rosehip Oil, renowned for its high concentration of omegas and antioxidants, this oil is like no other. First of all, it absorbs effortlessly. It feels like a "dry oil" so it sinks in fast, layers beautifully with other skin care products, and leaves no greasy residue. Rosehip oil is known for its ability to brighten, soften, and plump the skin---and this is no exception. A true powerhouse oil without the frills.
Shop *PAI – ROSEHIP BIOREGENERATE ORGANIC FACIAL OIL
Price : $48
If your main skin concern is reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles, this natural face serum is for you. It's concentrated with potent natural ingredients to nourish and plump the skin while diminishing wrinkles. Star ingredients in this serum are certified organic rosehip oil, which synergistically works with certified organic ylang-ylang to promote antioxidant activity and give skin a serious ant-aging boost. A little goes a long way, you only need 2-3 drops in the morning and evening.
Shop *ODACITE – ROSEHIP + YLANG YLANG ORGANIC ANTI-WRINKLE SERUM
Price : $119
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.
Shop *ANNMARIE – WILD FRUIT ORGANIC BRIGHTENING FACIAL SERUM
Price : $49
A lovely, brightening natural face serum from 100% Pure that actually works! It's crafted with a yummy blend of gentle plant-based lighteners including bearberry, kojic acid, sake, fruit acids, licorice, vitamin C, lemon juice, and strawberry. All of these ingredients work together to brighten the skin and promote a radiant complexion and healthy glow. This lightweight serum works best when applied before moisturizing, and should only be used in the evenings. Follow up with a good SPF the next day.
Shop *100% PURE – ORGANIC BRIGHTENING SERUM
Price : $185
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.
Shop *VINTNER’S DAUGHTER – ACTIVE BOTANICAL ORGANIC FACIAL SERUM
Price : $98
Osmia's Nectar Vital Rose Drops are a unique natural face serum. This luxurious treat is designed to be mixed with your skincare products to give them a potent boost of hydration. It's 99.6% certified organic and made with only eight ingredients. including organic oils of safflower, argan, prickly pear, and pumpkin seed (soften and smooth), as well as rosehip seed oil (fades sun damage). This nourishing face oil also has a lovely scent due to yummy botanicals like otto rose and jasmine.
Shop *OSMIA ORGANICS – NECTAR VITAL ROSE DROPS ORGANIC FACE OIL
Price : $96
A potent organic face serum from Laurel that's all about the antioxidants. It's formulated with 31 fresh, skin-nourishing botanicals like gotu kola (promotes collagen production), calendula (restorative), frankincense (diminished lines and scars), pomegranate (nourishing), and white rose (soothing). All of the ingredients are 100% organic and each one was sourced for maximum potency and vibrancy. This serum feels a little more hydrating than a serum, but not as heavy as a facial oil. It absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling oh-so soft.
Shop *LAUREL SKIN – ORGANIC ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL SERUM
Price : $88
When your skin needs an intense moisture boost, look no further than OSEA's Hyaluronic Sea Serum. This natural face serum diminishes wrinkles and fine lines while deeply hydrating the skin. A potent combination of hyaluronic acid and three organic seaweeds work together to moisturize the skin, while infusing it with a concentrated dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This natural serum is lightweight and absorbs instantly, leaving your complexion hydrated, plumped, and glowing.
Shop *OSEA MALIBU – HYALURONIC SEA ORGANIC SERUM
Price : $30
Designed for oily and blemish prone-skin types, Juice Beauty's blemish-clearing serum does exactly what its name suggests. This natural face serum is great for curbing breakouts, unclogging pores, and hydrating. It's packed with effective natural ingredients like organic lemon + apple fruit acids (evens skin tone), beta hydroxy salicylic acid + willow bark (fights acne), CoQ10 + vitamin c (renews skin), and organic aloe + green tea (hydrates and soothes). It's your ultimate weapon for breakouts.
Shop *JUICE BEAUTY – ORGANIC BLEMISH CLEARING SERUM
Price : $188
A hyaluronic acid serum like no other! What makes this serum special is that it features two forms of hyaluronic acid to maximize hydration both at and deep beneath the surface of the skin. In addition to a huge dose of hyaluronic acid, this serum is also packed with high-end, potent ingredients like rose gold, vitamin C rich amla fruit, pre+probiotic cocoa bean infusion, and organic rose oil. Just a drop of this serum effortlessly spreads across the skin like silk, absorbs in seconds, and can easily be worn under makeup or with other skin care products.
Shop *AMALA – SKIN PLUMPING HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
Price : $45
This natural face oil from Pangea Organics is an anti-aging powerhouse. It's made with a potent blend of nourishing, plant-based ingredients like Helichrysum essential oil (speeds up cell turnover), pomegranate seed oil (helps reverse and prevent sun damage), tamanu (moisturizing and helps prevent breakouts), and squalene (plumps and hydrates). All of these ingredients work together to counter the effects of aging and keep skin looking bright. It's a non-greasy oil that absorbs effortlessly.
Shop *PANGEA – BALANCING ORGANIC FACIAL OIL
Price : $58
Odacite’s specialty is crafting high-powered all natural serums targeted at your most specific skin care concerns. Wild carrot seed oil has been used for centuries as a brightening treatment. That’s why this potent Odacite serum is actually just made with pure wild carrot oil and vitamin E oil. This serum can be used both day and night, although it works really well as a potent night treatment. Great for all skin types looking for a naturally brighter complexion without chemical lighteners or peels.
Shop *ODACITE – CAR WILD CARROT VITAL GLOW SERUM
Price : $45
This stunning organic hyaluronic acid serum is just as effective as it is pretty to look at. This serum is made with yummy ingredients that your skin will love (such as pomegranate fruit powder, aloe, botanical hyaluronic acid, seaweed peptides, and niacinamide). It absorbs effortlessly and leaves no stickiness behind. Best of all, it's super hydrating! All of the ingredients are working to help retain moisture, shrink pores, and plump the skin. It has an uplifting lemongrass scent that can be worn day and night.
Shop EARTH HARBOR NATURALS – CELESTINE HYDRA-PLUMPING PEPTIDE SERUM
Price : $88
Vered's natural face oil infuses the skin with powerful herbs and antioxidants thanks to a medley of effective ingredients. Chickweed (fights blemish-causing bacteria), speedwell (anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent), black cumin seed oil (calms irritations, promotes healing of infections, fights acne), and white willow bark (exfoliates, balances sebum production, reduces inflammation). It's ideal for normal, oily and problematic skin types and can be used every day.
Shop *VERED ORGANIC BOTANICALS – THERAPEUTIC BALANCING ORGANIC FACIAL OIL
Price : $54
Rosemira calls this organic face serum "beauty in a bottle." Handmade in small batches with yummy natural ingredients like sea buckthorn berry (regenerating and anti-aging), evening primrose oil (moisturizing and rejuvenating), carrot seed essential oil (fades wrinkles, increases elasticity), apricot kernel oil (nourishing, anti-aging) and borage seed oil (slows down wrinkle formation). Great for all skin types, but it's especially nourishing for dry, mature, and rosacea-affected skin.
Shop *ROSE MIRA – BEAUTY REVITALIZING ORGANIC SERUM
Price : $150
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.
Shop *DR. ALKAITIS – AGELESS ORGANIC FACIAL ELIXIR
Price : $60
Deeply hydrating, lightweight, and fast-absorbing, this natural face oil from luxurious Maya Chia is the ultimate skin treat. Its namesake star ingredient, supercritical omega-3 chia seed oil, is filled with fatty acids that plump up the skin, while vitamin b and zinc keep pores clear. This lovely face oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and increases elasticity, all while leaving skin with a luminous glow. Great for all skin types, and can be used on its own, or mixed into a moisturizer.
Shop *MAYA CHIA – SUPERCRITICAL OMEGA 3 CHIA SEED ORGANIC FACE OIL
Price : $78
We were very pleasantly surprised by this all natural and organic hydration serum from Pai. While Pai is known for making excellent sensitive skin care products, this serum is definitely one for all skin types. This serum is super lightweight, absorbs fully without a hint of stickiness, is unscented, and ultra-hydrating. The combination of hyaluronic acid, probiotics, and the product's signature "tri-berry" keeps skin soft, balance, dewy. This serums is so lightweight, you can easily layer on another serum or moisturizer.
Shop *PAI – BACK TO LIFE HYDRATION SERUM
Price : $88
Laurel's Sun Serum should become your new best friend if you've (regrettably) spent too much time in the sun without protection. This 100% organic serum was created to help repair damage caused by too much sun exposure, while also helping to mitigate new damage. It's made with 27 organic ingredients including: scarlet pimpernel (stimulates circulation and promotes cell regeneration), carrot seed (prevents sun damage + repairs discoloration and loss of elasticity), licorice (anti-inflammatory + balances melanin), and sea buckthorn (strengthens connective tissue). This serum feels like a mix between a serum and an oil--so it is very hydrating.
Shop *LAUREL SKIN – SUN SERUM ORGANIC FACIAL SERUM
Price : $69
Great for all skin types, this natural face serum from Annmarie Organics is great for hydrating, rejuvenating and soothing the skin. It's made with a potent blend of skin-reviving probiotics and other yummy ingredients. Olive leaf extract and astaxanthin (antioxidants that shield skin from the elements), Tremella (natural mushroom alternative to hyaluronic acid), and restorative herbs and extracts (balances the skin). This natural face oil works best when applied before your moisturizer.
Shop *ANNMARIE – PROBIOTIC & TREMELLA MUSHROOM ORGANIC FACIAL SERUM
Price : $90
A natural face serum that provides a potent boost of anti-aging goodness. It's made with a concentrated medley of powerful ingredients including: echinacea (stimulates new collagen and protects existing collagen), butterfly bush (protects from photoaging and hydrates), acai (promotes regeneration and suppleness), and helichrysum (anti-inflammatory). This natural face serum should be used in the evenings in order to rejuvenate the skin overnight while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Shop *NATUROPATHICA – PLANT STEM CELL BOOSTER ORGANIC SERUM
Price : $90
Kypris's Antioxidant Dew infuses the skin with antioxidants, amino acids, and calming botanicals. This natural face serum is deeply hydrating, and can be used as a light moisturizer, or applied underneath one as a nourishing layer. It's packed with skin-loving ingredients like sea algae extracts (hydrating), vitamins c and e (ultimate skin beauty vitamins), Waltheria indica (soothing), and DPHP (promotes luminous skin). This lightweight serum can be used both day and night for glowing skin.
Shop *KYPRIS – ORGANIC ANTIOXIDANT DEW SERUM
Price : $138
Perfect for dry and mature skin, this natural face oil from Vered will leave your skin soft and radiant. It's deeply nourishing and rich, yet quickly absorbs into the skin. This treatment oil is crafted with yummy natural ingredients like vanilla bean (prevents and reverses damage), rose essential oil (moisturizes), horsetail (promotes collagen), and green coffee bean (protects against skin damage and prevents development of photoaging and inflammatory skin issues). Can be used daily.
Shop *VERED ORGANIC BOTANICALS – VITALITY TREATMENT ORGANIC FACIAL OIL
Price : $140
May Lindstrom is known for her line of luxurious, decadent skincare products. This natural face serum is yet another delicious treat-- it's packed with 20 regenerating plant + botanical oils and antioxidants that hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. It's especially great for clearing acne-prone skin, combating both dryness and excess sebum. It also helps plump, protect and hydrate mature and dry skin types. You can use it twice a day to promote a soft, radiant, happy complexion.
Shop *MAY LINDSTROM – THE YOUTH DEW ORGANIC SERUM
Price : $36
A beautifully simple USDA Certified Organic facial serum designed for dry, dehydrated skin types. Made with 100% certified organic ingredients, this serum has everything dry skin needs to spring back to life: jojoba oil (moisturizing), argan oil (antioxidants), evening primrose oil (omega 6 fatty acids), and a blend of lavender, geranium, and cedarwood essential oil. It has a pretty scent that fades quickly (not over powering) and just melts into dry skin.
Shop *MADE SIMPLE – ARGAN GERANIUM USDA ORGANIC FACE SERUM
Price : $110
Crafted with 99% certified organic ingredients, the star of this natural face oil is definitely prickly pear seed oil. It's a rare oil that works wonders for hydrating, promoting collagen production and cell regeneration, and brightening dark spots. The rest of this formula contains 85% naturally-occurring Vitamin E and 60% omega 6 linoleic acid, which help nourish the overall appearance of the skin, diminish lines, and soothe inflammation. This natural face oil is suitable for all skin types.
Shop *LILFOX – PRICKLY PEAR ILLUMINATING BEAUTY NECTAR SERUM
Price : $110
This beautiful organic elixir is one part anti-blemish serum and two parts anti-aging elixir. The very first ingredient of this organic wonder sauce is organic Polynesian tamanu oil. Tamanu oil is a powerhouse healing oil for blemish-prone skin and acne scars. Other star ingredients include chia seed oil, black cumin, astaxanthin, turmeric, CoQ10, rose and carrot seed oil. It's a rich serum that your skin just soaks up, so it's easy to layer on your favorite moisturizer afterwards.
Shop *MAHALO – THE VITALITY ELIXIR
Q: Can I use a face oil as a moisturizer?
A: Yes! Facial oils are rich with protective nutrients that help to retain moisture and protect against environmental stressors. Facial oils are best used as moisturizers when used after a highly hydrating and lightweight serum or essence.
Q: Do you put face oil on before or after moisturizer?
A: A purely oil-based serum (typically avocado, jojoba, or olive oil base) should be gently dabbed onto the skin with the fingers following cleansing and toning/misting, and before moisturizing. A water-based serum can be used directly after cleansing and before moisturizing, again, by gently dabbing onto the skin until absorbed.
Q: Can I use face serum daily?
A: Yes, you can use a face serum daily. You know your skin best, so experiment with various oils tailored to your specific skin needs and type to find your complete day to day skin healing/balancing solution. It’s also important to remember that depending on the climate you live in and your skin type, your serum can change from season to season!
Q: Do you need a face serum?
A: Yes! Face serums are brimming in oils that are rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A and C, lycopene, beta-carotene and antioxidants. These oils are a powerful cocktail of skin rejuvenation, restoration, and brightening nutrients that are readily absorbed (3, 4, 5).
Q: What is a natural face serum?
A: A natural face serum is a lightweight, water or aloe-based skin care product made from blend of plant-based oils, essences, polyphenols, and omega fatty acids. When used regularly, a natural face serum balances the skin, protects and builds up the skin’s barrier function (1).
Q: What is the difference between a face oil and serum?
A: Face oils are typically crafted from a blend of plant-based oils, polyphenols, and omega fatty acids. Facial serums, on the other hand, are crafted from a base of aloe or water making them lightweight and less “oily” feeling than facial oils.