We round up the top 8 natural skincare brands who will be on your radar soon
Each year Cosmoprof Asia, the leading beauty event in Asia, showcases a treasure trove of new skincare and cosmetics brands, as well as spa machines. We spent all three days wading through all the offerings, on the hunt for the best products and brands.
We saw a huge rise in supplements, both in liquid and powder forms, which are now entering the skincare market with many “beauty from within” formulas. Think collagen for beautiful hair, skin and nails, propolis for a healthy immune system, omega-3 for circulation, as well as grape seed for that extra vitamin E to boost your skin. The list simply goes on and on.
We also saw a rise in do-it-yourself non-invasive treatments, such as microneedle patches, which you can use at home. The bioactive molecules of your face cream penetrate the deep layers of your skin thanks to the microneedle technology of your very own roller.
Another trend in the beauty industry is without a doubt the rise of natural and organic brands, which have their own dedicated area. We’ve selected our top 8 natural and organic brands.
Pestle & Mortar
A family-made and run company, Pestle & Mortar grew out of a mother’s need for simple and effective skincare. She worked closely with her sister who had a degree in biochemistry and created a brand based on results to achieve hydrated and healthy looking skin. All products are 100% vegan and cruelty free, and ban over 3,000 harmful ingredients. We can’t help but also notice the ultra stylish packaging. Check out the pure Hyaluronic Serum, their bestseller.
Based in Romania, Skin Novels handcrafts 100% natural aromatherapeutic soaps and wraps them in beautiful poems because they look at the skin as not only being the biggest and most sensitive organ, but also a delicate garment covering our soul. Treating the skin with the utmost care, Skin Novels is an experience of the senses. The brand is also extremely eco-conscious. Most of their soaps are packed in recycled carton and their aim is to buy all ingredients from certified producers who practice responsible agriculture.
The Divine Company
An Australian beauty and skincare company from northern New South Wales, Australia, this brand is Certified Organic with a strong focus on ingredients. Our favorite part of the brand is the mum-to-be and baby line. Check out the Baby Bliss Massage Oil, which contains avocado and coconut oil, as well as rooibos tea extract, lavender and chamomile. Furthermore, the brand is cruelty free, vegan, and gluten free.
An anti-aging sensation from New Zealand, Beenigma is a natural skincare made with bee venom and manuka honey. As if the skin has been lightly stung, it is triggered to increase its collagen and elastin, which help to lift, plump and tighten the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and leaving the skin soft and supple. Beenigma is 100% cruelty-free and uses ethical and sustainable extraction methods that don’t harm the bees. Furthermore, Beenigma doesn’t test on animals, and all products are paraben-free and contain no harmful chemicals and only natural active ingredients.
Pure Nut skincare started on the 50-acre family-owned macadamia farm in Northern New South Wales, Australia. Their macadamia crop was being sent off as premium food grade nuts, and eventually the family started to apply the concept of “farm to face” and expanded into skincare, due to the oil’s health benefits as it’s full of omegas 6, 7 and 9, which are known to keep in moisture and improve the appearance of fine lines and minimize skin damage by nourishing and rejuvenating the skin. The macadamia oil is light and quickly soaks into your skin, instantly nourishing it. It is 100% natural, you can even eat it.
The Organic Hemp Line
This brand is based on the natural richness of organic hemp seed oil. One of Mother Nature’s best kept secrets, hemp is the only plant known to offer a perfect balance of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, making it an ideal choice to offset the severely unbalanced omega 6 and 3 ratio found in the modern diet. Containing all 21 amino acids, hemp seed oil is great for any type of skin and perfect for that healthy natural glow. All products are certified by ECOCERT Greenlife, and the packaging is made from bamboo.
Caring for roses has been a family tradition since the early 1900s. Located in the heart of Bulgaria, Alteya Organics distils premium organic rose essential oils and flower waters using an old recipe that has been handed down by generations. The flower essences they distract are dermatology-grade and retain the therapeutic properties and synergy of the plants. The company also creates rose skincare, but we were particularly interested in their organic rose waters, which can be used as toners and mists.
Olive Oil Skincare Company
Made with 100% Australian extra virgin olive oil that is derived from an eco-friendly source, the olive tree, these products are high in vitamins A, E, and K, allowing them to work as cleansers, moisturizers and protectors. They regulate the moisturizing system of the skin and hair, improve skin flexibility and elasticity, neutralize free radicals, assist in anti-aging, and encourage hair growth.