It can be difficult making the transition to organic or natural beauty products and, with so many options available, it is easy to get overwhelmed. But there are green beauty enthusiasts who have tested many of the best products. We decided to gather 43 of them and ask: "if you could only use 3 natural skincare products in your routine, which 3 would you choose?" Also if you have ever wondered which are the best natural skincare products? The insights we received from these 43 natural beauty influencers will help you to decide and may even inspire you. Read through them all below or skip to your favourites.
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The Green Product Junkie, The Glow Getter, Jolene Hart, Gurl Gone Green, Small Bits of Loveliness, Natural Beauty at Home, Organic Beauty Source, Natural Beauty Expert, Ana Goes Green, Cruelty Free Kitty, Laura's Natural Life, Eloise Loves Nature, The Best Organic Skin Care, Skyn Therapy, Erika Summers, A Brighter Shade of Green, The Beauty Proof, Paige Padgett, Just Emma, Balanced Beauty Bristol, Natural Beautiful Life, April Lily Rose, Kimberly Loc, Boho Chic Meets Organic, Formula Botanica, Toasty Writes, Wild Organic Beauty, Naturally Marcy, Clean is the New Black, Call it Vanity, All Natural Aspirations, Ambers Beauty Talk, Sara Steele, (Not So) Quiet Girl, Hello Annabel, Naturalla Beauty, Jessa Blades, Brunete Ecoholic, Wonderlusting, Smells Like a Green Spirit, Viva Woman, Organic Beauty Blog, Aesthetika.
Katie O’Sullivan - The Green Product Junkie , you can also follow her on Twitter.
“I test out a ton of stuff, so choosing just three “clean” products for my skincare is a toughie, but here goes…
I’m really loving H Is For Love Nectar Face Oil. Handcrafted and made with fantastic ingredients, this really hydrates my skin, smells wonderful and absorbs fast so I can apply my makeup. I would recommend it for all seasons and skin types, too!
I now understand the importance of wearing an SPF each day. The problem is that many of them are thick and sticky. Josh Rosebrooke Day Cream goes on smooth, it’s light, no white cast AND it feels like a lotion. I’m utterly obsessed. It comes in tinted and un-tinted versions.
I love myself a great toner. There’s just something so refreshing and hydrating about True Botanicals’ Pacific Mist. Nothing makes my face oil slip on better and I keep one on my desk just to lift my mood and hydrate my skin throughout the day. Oh, and you can also use it to set your makeup, too! "
Ailish Lucas of the Glow Getter Also follow her on Twitter
"This is basically like saying which is my favourite child (Not that I have any, but it's similar, I'm sure) but I'll give it a go. My first product would be the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask because I have combination skin and I could use this as a cleanser, a mask and a spot treatment. It's so lovely to apply, doesn't dry your skin out and works wonders! Must be all that New Zealand Manuka Honey! The next product would be Bodhi and Birch Rosa Rosa Hydrating Toner because it's my all time favourite toner that smells divine, works like a charm and looks so nice in my bathroom! My third product would be Skin Owl's Mangosteen Beauty Drops PM because it smells delicious, makes my skin feel amazing and doesn't make me feel greasy."
Jolene Hart- Certified Beauty & Health Coach Author, Eat Pretty & Eat Pretty, Live Well
"I've learned, when it comes to skincare, that less is often more. If I could only have three skincare products in my routine I would choose those that keep my skin gently exfoliated, clean, moisturized, and protected. I'd pick raw honey for its exfoliating and moisture-attracting properties, an antioxidant-packed facial oil like Laurel Whole Plant Organics Antioxidant Facial Serum for moisture, healing, and protection, and a gentle cleanser (Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk is my perennial favorite) to clean my skin without stripping oil or compromising its natural skin barrier."
Suzi of Gurl Gone Green Also follow her on Instagram
"If I could only use 3 skincare products in my routine I would choose a cleanser, an all over anti-aging serum and an eye serum. If you're skin isn't properly cleansed a whole lot can go wrong, so this would be at the top of my list. Even when I don't wear makeup my skin is dirty. My top pick would be Marie Veronique's Replenishing Oil Cleanser. It doesn't strip my skin, yet removes my makeup effectively. My skin feels balanced and refreshed afterwards. Plus, it's in glass and comes in a pump form-what's not to love. I'm a sucker for an oil serum. Right now I can't get enough of Skin Owl's Mangosteen. The smell is amazing and it hydrates my skin perfectly. I wake up and my skin feels so balanced. An eye serum is a must for me as well because your eye area is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Kahina Beauty makes one of the best eye serums I've tried. It doesn't feel oily, and my eyes look awake and revived."
Jana of Small Bits of Loveliness Also on Instagram
"Eucalyptus honey – I absolutely adore using honey as a face mask and I can’t see myself ever be without it. It’s hydrating, calming and antibacterial.
Cleansing balm or oil – there is something so relaxing when removing my makeup in the evening and all thanks to that goes to beautiful cleansing oil and balms. I’ve always been a fan of organic, cold pressed coconut oil but I will have to buy Leahlani Skincare Bless Balm as soon as I used up my current multi-purpose balm. I has a sample and it really was so lovely.
Facial oil – I’m sorry for not picking just one but how could I choose if there are so many oils I love?! But my skin does always love calming and soothing oils, so the likes of Gaia Creams Oat & Amaranth, Odacite Ca + C Serum Concentrate and some others, work like a charm on my skin."
Janice Cox of Natural Beauty at Home Also on Twitter
"There are so many great natural beauty products it is hard to choose but if I were to select three that are my “go to” favorites here they are:
Honey — Bees are some of the best cosmetologist out there. Beeswax and honey are pretty hard to beat for natural skin and hair care. Honey can be used head to toe to treat your skin and hair. I like to use it as a hair conditioner but is is also great as a facial mask and in the bath and keeps your skin super soft and clean. Honey is a natural humectant and also has antibacterial properties.
Baking Soda — Baking soda has been a popular cleanser and skin soother for years. You can use it in the bath combined with natural salts to soak sore muscles and detox your body. It also makes a gentle skin scrub for exfoliating dead skin cells and surface impurities and as a natural deodorant. I always have box of baking soda in my bathroom cabinet. I also know people use it as a mouth rinse and natural tooth powder which works too.
Witch Hazel — A classic skin toner and astringent witch hazel is perfect for freshening your skin and restoring your skin’s natural pH level after cleansing. My favorite way to use witch hazel is to dampen 2 cotton pads with the toner and place them over my eyes and lie down for 15 minutes. This is a trick my grandmother taught me and it really is the perfect natural beauty tip. You will feel refreshed, relaxed and it also soothe tired eyes from a day at work and reduce underage puffiness."
Liz Thompson of Organic Beauty Source Also on Twitter
"If I had to choose only three products to use in my skincare routine, they would have to be:
1) Lavera Mattifying Balancing Cream (I’ve been using it for years and have never found anything my skin likes better. It’s moisturizing without being at all greasy and super gentle on skin).
2) RMS Beauty Oil (I love facial oils! They give skin glowy moisture that instantly revives tired, dry, or sallow skin. And this one is tops, in my book.
3) I am a lip product junkie! And while I have to have my lip gloss, I like to wear a lip balm underneath to give the gloss staying power and keep lips ultra soft. Surprisingly, my absolute top pick in balms is the Whole Foods Market Organic Lip Balm you find near the cash register. Glides on smooth and creamy, and can’t beat the low price. A similar, higher end alternative is the lovely Vapour Organic Beauty Lux Organic Lip Conditioner."
Belinda Hughes of Natural beauty Expert, Also on Twitter
"If I could use only 3 natural products in my skin care routine, it would have to be a milky cleanser to keep my skin clean without stripping it. Clean skin is essential to skin health removing dirt and bacteria to prevent irritations and breakouts. Following products like serums and moisturises penetrate the skin better when it has been properly cleaned. I would need a tinted moisturiser with some sort of sun protection during the day, this gives a beautiful evening of the completion while protecting the skin from UV exposure and pollution. Then in the evening a night oil to really feed and hydrate the skin at night. With this basic routine using just 3 natural beauty products you can achieve beautiful healthy skin."
Ana Green of Ana goes Green Also on Twitter
"A Konjac Sponge: I can't live without these clever little sponges for a good cleanse, made out of the roots of the konjac plant these sponges are extremely gentle on the skin and very hardwearing. Once you finish with them you can pop them straight on the compost heap and the biodegrade, no plastic in sight! You can use them alone or with a cleanser too.
Rose Water: This is such a beautiful ingredient in products, but I also love to use pure Rose water as a toner and cooling mist, especially before applying oils. Rosewater is a by product from the steam distillation of rose essential oil, but good quality rose water should still contain some of the precious oil and preferably be from organically grown roses. It's cooling and soothing properties make it perfect on stressed skin.
Rosehip oil: I adore oils and Rosehip is a firm favourite thanks to it's vitamins, fatty acids and anti-oxidants. I like to mix this with my moisturiser, in with clay masks and used alone as a wonderful treatment, it really helps brighten the skin and give glow. I look for deep orange rosehip oil, made from both the seed and fruit oil."
Suzi Scheler of Cruelty Free Kitty. Also on Twitter
"Sun protection is a must, so for my base I'd go with the 5-in-1 Tinted Sunscreen by Suntegrity. It does everything, has an SPF of 30, and uses zinc oxide. To take it all off, I love oil cleansers so I recommend the Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover by One Love Organics. My last pick would be an exfoliant such as the Vitamin A Serum by Mad Hippie."
Laura Ehlers of Laura’s Natural Life Also on Instagram
"Only three! This is so tough. The Aleavia Purifying Cleanser is my favorite cleanser. It's so gentle, yet effective. For moisture, I cannot get enough of the Ko & Humble Passion Fruit Seed Oil. It's a very lightweight, almost dry oil so it never makes your skin greasy and allows for the effortless application of makeup on top of it. As a treatment, I'm a die hard fan of Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive. I've been using it for years. Nothing makes my skin look as radiant or fresh as this gentle peel. Don't be afraid of the word peel, it is completely comfortable on the skin."
Eloise Balazs of Eloise Loves Nature Also on Twitter
Number one would be 100% pure purity facial cleanser + mask it's great because it's a two in one product, has always helped with breakouts and blemishes. I couldn't live without the AEOS hydrating mist, it's a new discovery but one I have fallen completely in love with my dry skin has reduced massively since using on a daily basis. And lastly, Living Nature Firming Eye Cream my under and upper eye fine lines are no longer an issue since using this gem!"
Andrea of the Best Organic Skin Care Follow her on Twitter
"Well I would have to say that I of course would use a cleanser, as this is essential. Right now I am really liking The Little Alchemist Wild Apple and Mint Purifying Gel Cleanser. For my second product I am going to be a little controversial. I use a product that is not 100% natural, and it is a benzoyl peroxide lotion. I have dealt with acne for over 20 years and have tried tons of natural methods with nothing working. In an act of desperation I gave benzoyl peroxide a try and it worked. I have been using it for the last couple of years and my self-esteem is so much better. I hunted for a benzoyl peroxide lotion that contained the cleanest ingredients I could find and luckily I found one. It is called BENZD and is from a company called SKIN BY POM. My third product would be a facial oil, but I also need a sunscreen so can I say 4 products? hee hee. I love facial oils as a moisturizer, and if I had to choose just one to use it would be Laurel Whole Plant Organics Antioxidant Serum. I need to use a sunscreen because the benzoyl peroxide makes my skin more susceptible to sun damage, and for that I use Eminence Tomato Day Cream with an SPF of 16."
Amy Saunders - Acne Expert & Health Coach. Find Amy on Twitter, Instagram, and on her blog Skyn.Therapy.
"Having struggled with acne for over 13 years, I’ve learnt the best skin care routine for acne prone skin and also what products and ingredients can cause further irritation. I believe there is no such thing a ‘quick fix’ or a miracle cure when it comes to resolving skin problems. To fully heal your acne it’s important to adopt a holistic approach to your diet, your supplementation, general wellbeing and also your skin care. A natural skin care routine is paramount to helping your skin calm and rebalance after a breakout but overloading your skin and complicating your routine with lots of different cleansers, toners, moisturisers, oils and treatments can be too much for those who struggle with acne. This is why I only ever recommend 3 natural skin care products to my readers and clients. My top 3 products are natural, affordable and most importantly, highly effective for acne prone skin! While the idea of such a basic routine may seem alien to the majority of women (it’s said UK women spend over £2,000 a year on beauty products!), when our complexion is acting up the best thing we can do is cut back on the lotions and potions and allow our skin to rebalance and heal.
1) Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil
This light oil is perfect for balancing sebum production and is one of the few oils that have a comedogenic rating of 0, meaning that it will NOT clog your pores. I like to use Hemp Seed Oil to remove make-up, cleanse the skin and moisturise. You only need to use a small amount so one bottle will last you a long time!
2) Probiotic Action Topical Spray
We all know how good probiotics are for our gut and healing our skin from the inside, but you can also harness the amazing powers of probiotics through Probiotic Action Topical Probiotic Spray. This simple 2-ingredient product (Bacillus Ferment and water) helps to restore the healthy balance of bacteria to your skin by crowding out the acne causing bacteria. My favourite thing about this product is that it totally safe and REALLY works!
3) Green People Day Solution SPF15
Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is vital when it comes to healing acne. Sun exposure can cause hyper pigmentation and the darkening of existing acne scars while some ingredients used in acne treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, can also increase the chances of sun sensitivity, making your skin more vulnerable to long-term UV-related ageing and hyper pigmentation. My favourite natural sun lotion for acne-prone skin is Green People’s Day Solution SPF15. It’s very hard to find natural sun protection that doesn’t contain coconut oil, beeswax, plant wax or other ingredients that could cause clogged pores and potential breakouts so the Day Solution SPF15 is a must have for every make-up bag."
Erika Summers Visit her Youtube channel, or find her on Instagram
"I have been very minimal with my skincare the past few months and I've seen an overall healthy glow..but that could also be because I'm pregnant! My 3 Must have skincare products are One Love Organics oil cleanser because it melts off dirt and makeup leaving baby soft skin behind. It's good for morning & night. Washes off with no oil residue. My second, would be a moisturizing toner like Josh Rosebrook's Hydrating Accelerator. It helps oils and serums penetrate more efficiently and relieves dry or cracked skin. My third and final product would be Josh Rosebrook's tinted moisturizer spf 30 because it protects your skin from sun damage, moisturizes, but also has many skin nourishing ingredients leaving a dewy glow on your skin."
Yanar Alkayat of A Brighter Shade of Green, Also on Twitter
"3 essential natural products in my skincare routine:
- rosehip seed oil or any rose blend facial oil. I'm currently using Herbfarmacy and enjoy how quickly it sinks in. Applied on top of Herbfarmacy facial spritz is even more hydrating on skin. Others I've loved include Ilia and Aurelia (both very luxurious with rich aromas making them aromatherapeutic too).
- cleansing oil - this is one of my essential as it takes off eye makeup including waterproof and cleanses skin and leaves it soft, all in one. I simply massage it in all over, including eyes, and wash off. Minimal effort and fuss free which I love. I only like the ones that wash off with water so I don't have to faff around with muslin cloths. Favourites include: Nude, Jurlique, DHC, and Caudalie which have all been very effective.
- floral water - this never used to be an essential but it is these days. I enjoy how refreshing it is and the simplicity of ingredients - no alcohol or astringents just pure distilled botanicals. I spray over my face first thing in the morning and pat into skin and always take a mini bottle on travels and flights to keep skin gently hydrated. I love: Herbfarmacy, Sjal, neal's yard remedies and Caudalie."
Jacqueline Jones of The Beauty Proof Also on Twitter
"If I could only choose three skincare products to use, I'd begin with an awesome cleanser like Juara's Rice Facial Cleanser. It cleanses thoroughly without stripping skin...too few cleansers can do that well! Next, since I'm always at a beach or park with my daughter, I'd choose a zinc oxide sunscreen like MyChelle's Sun Shield Unscented SPF28. It's broad spectrum, has a matte finish, and never feels heavy on my skin when our North Carolina weather turns uncomfortably humid. My third and final skin treat is a no-brainer. Wedderspoon's Raw Honey is a Good Skin Day in a bottle. No matter how my skin tries to misbehave, a 10 minute honey mask brings it back into beautiful balance."
Paige Padgett, Author of The Green Beauty Rules Also on Twitter
"Right now I love Tammy Fenders Antioxidant Cream, Vivesana Solar to Polar SPF 40 and Skin Owl Eye +"
Emma Everleigh of Just Emma. Also on Twitter
"Improving the overall texture and complexion of my sensitive skin is really important to me, so if I could use only three natural products in my daily skincare routine, they would have to be: organic avocado oil to gently and effectively cleanse my skin, Neal's Yard Remedies' Purifying Palmarosa Facial Polish to exfoliate and brighten my complexion, and lastly, I'd use Skin Blossom's nutrient-rich Age Resist Face Moisturiser to hydrate, nourish and calm my skin."
Sasha Seaward of Balanced Beauty Bristol Also on Instagram
"This is extremely hard to answer as I’m such a product hoarder! But at the moment my three favourite skincare products are:
S.W.Basics Make up remover. I love products with simple ingredients, and this only has three! It’s multi-use too, you can use it as an eye make up remover, an oil cleanser, or even a light moisturiser. It smells divine and has definitely become one of my firm favourites.
Mahalo Skincare’s Rare Indigo Beauty Balm. I recently received this in one of the now famous Beauty Heroes subscription boxes. I think this has to be one of the only products I’ve come across that literally gives instant results. I apply nightly and wake up to lusciously plump skin. It’s a little on the pricey side for me, but otherwise perfect in every way.
Angela Langford’s Angel Eyes. As a pregnant mumma, with a two year old who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “sleep”, I find that the skin around my eyes can really suffer! I love popping this eye oil in the fridge and rolling it on at the end of a (long) day. It’s so cooling and hydrating, and really helps to perk up my tired eyes."
Jenna Catherine of Natural Beautiful Life Also on Instagram
"Three items in my skincare routine would be: Fitglow Beauty Redness Rescue Cream, Calm Cleansing Milk, and Renew Cream. Love their products, and they are staples in my routine.
I enjoy the calming products from Fitglow, as I struggle with redness, and inflammation in my skin. The RRC helps to diminish redness immediately with the green mineral tint, and also has calming ingredients like calendula. The Calm Cleansing Milk removes makeup, and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight. The base is sunflower seed oil, which hydrates and cleanses without stripping the skin. Finally the Renew Cream smells like heaven, and it is a nice thick consistency so it's great for dry skin. It helps with brightening hyper pigmentation , and protecting the skin."
Sophie of April Lily Rose Also on Twitter
"Three natural products in my skincare isn’t too far from my actual everyday routine (I’m a less-is-more type of girl - that or I’m just too lazy...) so this isn’t too tricky for me!
To cleanse, organic hemp seed oil is my favourite. I’ve been using it for a year now and I love that it doesn’t require using cotton wool. It’s affordable, melts away mascara in a second, and is great for my sensitive acne-prone skin.
Oliva Pure Olive Oil Soap from Holland & Barrett is always on my repurchase list. Gentle and with no added fragrance, I like to use this to wash off hemp seed oil.
Finally to moisturise, Green People Vita Min Fix 24-hour Cream is the one. For a start I’m in love with the scent. It’s also anti-age, which I’m starting to pay more attention to now that I’m heading towards my late twenties! The consistency is something between a primer and serum, I couldn’t be without it under my foundation."
Kim Wallace of Kimberlyloc.com, Also follow her on Twitter
"I would include natural lip balm, body oil and hand cream. These items cover me from head to toe and are items that I constantly reapply."
Yeiza Reyes founder of Boho Chic Meets Organics Also follow her on Twitter.
"The following products are my top favorite can't live without products & ones that I use all year round.
- Meow Meow Tweet : Pink Clay Bar Soap (Face + body)
This gentle & detox soap bar works great on my comb skin to keep it balances yet still providing nourishment to my dry spot areas with out over drying my skin. Not only does it do the job to cleanse my face but also works beautiful as a body soap bar. It has a amazing floral scents that feels like your in a floral garden. Love the gentle experiences of this double duty soap that nourishes my skin & body. Its a total win win !
- One Love Organics: Brand New Day (Microderma scrub & Masque)
The One Love Organics brand new day is a gentle exfoliating that works wonders to keep my skin in shape. It provides a gentle scrub that helps to brighten the skin yet keep my dry spots at bay as it helps to remove dead skin cells thanks to its star ingredient Pineapple enzyme. In addition love that I can use this product as a facial scrub but also as a great mask that I can custom for my skin needs by mixing raw honey or yogurt to the power. A amazing double duty product that I can't be with out in my skin care routine. In addition that is smells amazing like summer days .
- Om Aroma & Co : Renew Pumpkin Serum
Feeding your skin good plant base food is just as important just like it is for your body health. And Pumpkin is one of those ingredients that my skin loves to eat up . The Om Aroma &Co Renew Pumpkin serum is just that food for my skin. It has help my skin to obtain its glow even on dark winter days & keeps it hydrated without causing my skin to break out or feeling oily. A product I been using for 2 years and have seen major improvement in my skin texture & having less acne since using this amazing product. Best part a little goes along way. Plus a happy health skin equals a happy me :)"
Lorraine Dallmeier, Director of Formula Botanica - the online Organic Cosmetic Science School, Also follow her on Twitter
"My 3 natural skincare products that I wouldn’t want to do without are:
- Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Moisturiser
- Orico London Streetwise Coco Spritz
- Fairfield Gardens Rosemary & Lemon Balm Lip Balm"
Beth Tolson of Toasty Writes Also follow her on Twitter
- "Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask is my go-to when my skincare routine needs something extra. It soothes and moisturises sore, spotty skin and generally just calms your complexion down. Unlike a lot of masks it doesn't dry or tighten so it feels a bit like putting yogurt on your face, especially since it smells so good, but the results are worth it!
- I like to use Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil every night before I go to bed. A little goes a long way (seriously, this stuff lasts for months) and once you've patted it in it sinks in slowly, nourishing your skin overnight. Continued use has softened my skin and reduced dullness.
- Literally any tea tree oil and I'm good; it's my favourite all-natural spot-buster and easily available. It can sting a little but it works wonders for drying out blemishes."
Kate Wild of Wild Organic Beauty Follow her on Instagram
"If I could only use three natural products in my skincare routine it would be a cream cleanser, to nourish my skin and remove makeup (I really like Green People, Estelle & Thild and Pai Skincare). I would also use a gentle moisturiser (my favourites are by Faith in Nature, Bloom Remedies, Pai Skincare and Therapi Honey Skincare) and finally a plant based oil - I love rosehip, apricot and jojoba."
Marcella Tam from Naturally Marcy Also follow her on Twitter
"I would choose these three products: Laurel Whole Plant Organics' Oily/Combination Facial Cleanser, Josh Rosebrook's Cacao Antioxidant Mask, and Isa's Restoratives' Blemish Solution Facial Oil. I am a huge fan of all three brands because their products are made with really high-quality botanical ingredients. Laurel WPO’s Oily/Combination Facial Cleanser balances my acne-prone skin without drying it out and Josh Rosebrook’s Cacao Antioxidant Mask detoxifies and softens my skin. Isa's Restoratives’ Blemish Solution Facial Oil is my absolute favorite moisturizer because it contains a stellar blend of oils high in linoleic fatty acids (watermelon seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, and hemp seed oil)."
Jena Halman-Kincaid of Clean is the New Black Also follow her on Instagram
"Vintners Daughter Serum- this super concentrated botanical serum is well worth the price tag. As long as you use it correctly, just two-three drops it's light, quick absorbing, and amazing for the skin. I use this day and night to keep my skin hydrated and calmed. Packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and anti aging nutrients it's a boost to any skin type. One of my fav ways to use it is two drops mixed in with a favorite serum. Plus is wears beautifully under foundation.
Studio Aroma Hydrasol- I love love love toners. There's something about spraying your face wth a fine cool mist that's so refreshing. It resets the skin, closes the pores and allows for an easy way to get botanical infused liquids into your routine. I love the Hydrasol toners from Studio Aroma because they are completely customizable. You can pick which botanicals you want according to your skincare needs. Each batch is made fresh and contains no preservatives.
True Botanicals Exfoliating Moisture Mask- this mask was a game changer for me, I immediately noticed big changes in my skin and even got multiple compliments when I first started using it. The mask is a non-abrasive lactic acid exfoliant that's also packed with skin hydrators like hyaluronic acid and potato tuber (which also brightens). It only takes 3-10 minutes to work and immediately your skin is smooth, fine lines reduced and brighter. This is a must have once a week treatment to keep me looking my best."
Mayah of Call it Vanity Also follow her on Twitter
"My skincare routine is always changing, but the one thing that I have used everyday for years is a konjac sponge - there are lots on the market, however I have always stuck to The Konjac Sponge Company. They're perfect for sensitive skin like mine and give just enough exfoliating and cleansing action for the mornings. Speaking of cleansing, my holy grail is the Aurelia Probiotic Miracle Cleanser; it's an all round makeup remover, soother and softener in one with its thick creamy texture. Last but not least, it has to be facial oil! I'm always wanting to slather on the next best thing, but if I really had to choose one I would it would be Lina Hanson's Global Face Serum with it's incredible blend of exotic plant oils."
Rachel of All Natural Aspirations, Also follow her on Twitter
My top three would be...
- Rachel's Plan Bee Facial Oil. I love this oil because it has a beautiful sweet yet subtle smell. It is moisturising enough to re-hydrate my skin after a hot shower but it is also light enough to be used just a few minutes before I apply my make up. All of Rachel's products are high quality, affordable and, most importantly, made with love!
- Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm. This, in my opinion, is one of the best quality balms out there... add to that the amazingly low price tag I don’t think you can get much better! I love taking my make up off at the end of the day with this buttery balm.
- Rose Water. I love floral waters, especially a good quality Rose Water. I am not brand specific when I buy this, I just look for organic and high quality. I use this mainly as a toner but I also like to spray it into my hair to re-fresh it, to spray on post 'sun time' skin to cool and re-hydrate it and it also makes a great make up setting spray. An all rounder that I can't do without!
Amber Felce of Amber’s Beauty Talk Also follow her on Twitter
"If I could only use three products in my skincare routine I would choose the Mallow + White Blossom Balm which is a product I collaborated with founder Joanna on for my new website Nectar & Bumble. I absolutely love balms and use them for cleansing or just moisturising when my skins in need of a little TLC. I would then choose a facial oil to keep my skin in tip top condition and my favourite has to be the Bodhi & Birch Neroli Lucé oil. A mask is also essential for my skin so I would choose any power clay mask as it can be mixed with a little water & honey for when my skin needs nourishing, with some apple cider vinegar for when I have any blemishes or with the Blossom Balm which turns it into an exfoliating balm!"
Sara Steele Also follow her on Twitter
"Wow this is so hard. But if I would think about the 3 key products that I couldn't see me living without, it would have to be:
As I'm a hairdresser at least one of my key products would have to be a hair product. I choose a good and moisturising conditioner for healthy looking hair. My favourite is John Masters lavender and avocado intensive conditioner.
And worst come to worst you can still wash your hair with conditioner.
Another product I couldn't live without is a good facial oil. I love how easy a good oil absorbs and rejuvenated the skin. My favourite just now is the Aphrodite facial oil from MOA. (Modern organic Apothecary)
A good all purpose balm is definitely a product I bring with me everywhere. Because it's nothing worse when your lips or hands get so dry and you have nothing to put on them. At the moment I'm using the chamomile balm from Sheila's Natural Products.
As you can tell moisture is an important factor in all my products to maintain healthy skin."
Nadia Henderson of (Not So) Quiet Girl Also follow her on Twitter
"One of my favourite natural products to use as part of my skincare routine is coconut oil - it is so versatile! I use it primarily as a cleanser, as it gently removes all of my makeup, including pesky eyeliner and mascara. Two natural skincare brands I have been enjoying recently are Tropic and White Rabbit - I love Tropic Skin Care's Face Smooth for exfoliating, and find White Rabbit's Orange Blossom and Aloe Vera toner spray so refreshing."
Annabel Pearson of Hello Annabel Also follow her on Twitter
"I love a typical cleanse, tone & moisturise regime, so I would have to pick one each of those to ensure my skin stayed well looked after. For cleanser I think an oil is my best bet, to both remove makeup and also cleanse skin. I love the Vedani Botanicals No21 Light cleanser as it contains hemp seed oil to balance my combination skin.
Toners are my favourite skincare product so this is a really tough one as I've used a lot of really great products! I'm currently using the May Lindstrom Jasmine Garden so I guess I'll go with that, it's a lush mist with witch hazel and silver and a heavy jasmine scent - this is a total splurge and I debated my purchase for weeks, but I just had to know what all the fuss was about! Finally, a moisturiser! I love a lot of different oils, balms and creams for different reasons and different weather/skin conditions but I think my final pick is the Mahalo Rare Indigo balm, which works well both under makeup during the day and keeping my skin moisturised and calm during the night."
Caitie of Naturalla Beauty Also follow her on Twitter
1) "A Great Cleanser -- Our faces are exposed to so much -- pollution, toxins, germs -- and one of the best things we can do for our skin is to ensure it's getting properly clean at the end of the day. A good cleanser should remove the day's grime and leave skin feeling clean, but not overly dry or stripped of moisture. Top Picks: Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash, Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk, Batty's Bath Soothing Cleanser
2) A High Quality Oil -- Oils are incredibly multi-funtional and, no matter your skin type, there's bound to be an oil to suit your needs. Whether it's as a makeup remover to take off that last bit of stubborn mascara, or as a moisturizer to deeply nourish and hydrate, oils are on my face in some capacity every single day. Top Picks: Sola Skincare Balancing Face Oil, Pure Hazelnut Oil
3) An Effective Spot Treatment -- Even for those of us that aren't very acne-prone, stuff happens, and a reliable spot treatment is a must have! Top Picks: Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel, Eucalyptus + Frankincense Essential Oils."
Jessa Blades, Natural Beauty Expert & Makeup Artist, Also follow her on Instagram
"If I only had to use 3 products in my skincare routine I would use:
an ayurvedic rose face oil by Sarada.
This oil is blended with healing herbs in a base of sesame oil. The infused rose oil is cooling to any inflammation on my skin and calms and hydrates at the same time.
Cocovit coconut oil to clean my face. I love this raw coconut oil because it takes of a full face of makeup and also cleans and hydrates my face at the same time.
To wash my face I’m in love with the Osmia gentle foaming cleanser.
The blend of essential oils are deeply healing, they smell amazing, plus the cleanser cleans my face without stripping or drying my skin."
Sabrina Zimmerman of the Brunette Ecoholic, Also follow her on Twitter
"The first product that I would need to have is a good cleanser. One that not only cleanses well but removes all traces of make-up without drying out my skin. The one that I have found that does the job is the "Rosehip Cleanser" by Indie Lee. Its gentle foaming formulation doesn't strip skin of its natural oils, yet is powerful enough to remove even eye makeup efficiently.
The second product would have to be a good face oil. One that moisturizes, balances and won't break me out. Right now, I am loving Annmarie Gianni's "Anti-Aging Face Oil" - it contains ingredients like Hibiscus and Broccoli Seed (aka nature's botox and natural make-up primer respectively) for anti-aging benefits along with Black Cumin and Jojoba to keep oil production in check. It also hydrates really well without being greasy and smells divine!
The last product that I can't be without - especially right now with Summer looming ahead - is a sunscreen. Since my skin becomes more oily in the warmer months, I need a sunscreen that won't contribute to that. The one I am using right now that I absolutely love is Enessa Skincare's "Sol". It's essentially a moisturizer with the added benefit of spf20 - it infuses skin with nourishing and balancing oils like Argan, Rosehip, Tamanu, and Black Cumin, goes on clear, does not feel greasy and doesn't cause breakouts. Since it is packaged in a jar, it's not one that I would take to the beach with me, but for going out to run errands, or just sitting or being outdoors, this will do just nicely in my opinion. :-)"
Lynda D’aboh of Wonderlusting. Also follow her on Twitter
"If I could only use three natural products they would be the following oils:
- Jojoba oil - this is the closest oil to skin sebum and is a great multi-purpose beauty oil. I would use this for cleansing and during the daytime as it sinks in quickly with no greasy feel on all skin types.
- Coconut oil - we all know that there are few problems that coconut oil can not solve! I would use this on hair, body, cleaning teeth, deodarant and for cooking whatever I caught on the desert island.
- Sea Buckthorn oil -one of the richest, skin-nourishing oils bursting with nutrients including all the fatty acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Beta-Carotene. It helps protect against damage from the sun, strengthens and repairs skin elasticity and boosts skin cell renewal. This would be my night time oil."
Liz of Smells Like A Green Spirit, Also follow her on Instagram
"If I could only use 3 natural products, I'd probably opt for versatile products with multiple uses such as:
- an aloe vera gel or aloe vera-based product. Aloe vera has always worked great for me to soothe inflammations or itchiness and I use it all year-round. Dr. Alkaitis soothing gel is a great multitasker and enriched with other botanical goodness such as lavender, wild chamomile, and rosemary.
- A cleansing mask in powder form, because I can use them as cleansers/exfoliators/masks. I particularly enjoy One love Organics Brand New day and Om cali skincare (formerly Earthbody) Purify cleanser and mask for that matter.
- A protecting oil/cream with SPF so that I don’t need to layer products. A lot of sunscreens tend to cause breakouts if I use them on top of a moisturizer or serum/oil, so I go for a 2-in-1 product, namely the Josh Rosebrook Nutrient day cream. It’s moisturizing yet super lightweight with SPF 30. I have oily skin and it works like a charm."
Sesame Chew of Viva Woman. Follow her on Twitter
Here are the 3 products I absolutely must have:
1. Marie Veronique Everyday Coverage SPF30 for daily sun protection
2. Whamisa Organic Flowers Natural Fermented Toner for maximum hydration
3. Marie Veronique Oil de Jour for moisturizing and nourishing
Natasha Uspensky, Founder of the Organic Beauty Blog. Follow her on twitter
I’m all about easy breezy natural skincare, so three great products is really all you need! The first, and most important, is a great oil face wash. I’ve been washing my face with oil for years now, and my skin has never been healthier, clearer, and more glowing. Lately, I’ve been really into the Kindred Skincare Co. Oil Cleanse, which has a blend of organic oils that are amazing for keeping skin youthful, clear, and hydrated. My second must-have product is a good antioxidant serum. Nourishing your skin with antioxidants slows the signs of aging, and is basically like a multivitamin for your face. I’m currently obsessed with the 100% Pure Purist Acai Berry + Vitamins Anti-Aging Serum which is a luscious and hydrating oil, loaded with tons of super potent skin-protecting ingredients. And my last must-have is a great BB cream with SPF. Using SPF on skin every day regardless of the season is one of the best things we can do to prevent aging, and a BB cream does does that plus so much more, eliminating the need for slathering on even more layers of makeup. There are so many good ones out there, but I really like Andalou Naturals Brightening SPF 30 Beauty Balm, which evens out skin and creates a beautiful glow with powerful antioxidants and a sheer tint.
Anita Santos of Aesthetika. Visit her Youtube Channel
Lately, I’ve been all about minimalist skincare, so I love this question! A pH balanced cleanser that removes all traces of makeup is a must for me. ED4OLO’s Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover is amazing for this, and it smells so good. A gentle, effective exfoliator also makes a huge difference in the tone and texture of my skin. One Love Organic’s Brand New Day Microderma Scrub + Masque is a great multi-tasker because it combines both physical and chemical exfoliants, and it’s a cleanser, scrub, and brightening mask, all in one! And of course the list wouldn’t be complete without a facial oil. I’ve been using SkinOwl’s Mangosteen Beauty Drops PM day and night, and I’m obsessed with the sweet scent and how it makes my skin feel!
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