10 Zero-Chemical Beauty Products That Actually Work

As consumers become more educated on the wholesomeness of their diet and fitness routines, they're also becoming more mindful of the healthfulness of their grooming habits. Sadly, cosmetic and personal care products are grossly under-regulated, with plenty of harmful chemicals secretly packed into many well-liked skin care products. However, as more and more information begins to emerge regarding the harmful side effects of certain beauty products, consumers have been increasingly looking for products that boast a more natural formula—sans harmful toxins.  

Although, sometimes those ultra-healthy, organic products just don’t get the job done as effectively as chemical-ridden ones do. Luckily, that’s not the case for all natural products, so here’s our top skin care picks that contain zero chemicals while also retaining those same high-quality results. 

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Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength ($45)

Not only is Juice Beauty an all-natural and chemical-free brand, but it’s also certified organic. This powerhouse peel uses potent alpha and betahydroxy fruit acids to exfoliate skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. As a bonus, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow swear by it.  


2/10

Meow Meow Tweet Face Exfoliant ($20)

As a skin care company that produces vegan products made from all-natural ingredients, this brand promises to keep all its products healthy and effective. The face exfoliant lifts away impurities while stimulating circulation for a more radiant complexion. The brand also houses this product in an environmentally friendly glass container to minimize plastic usage.


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Soapwalla Restorative Face Serum ($56)

Using rosehip seed oil, carrot seed oil and vitamin E (along with other good-for-you antioxidants), this revitalizing face serum helps foster firmer skin while also alleviating skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.


4/10

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask ($58)

Formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates, this all-natural face mask removes surface debris and dead skin cells while also brightening dull skin for a more radiant finish.


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Babe Scrub Body Soufflé ($30)

Not only does this body lotion have an ultra-luxe feel, but it also contains gentle ingredients like sweet almond oil, shea butter and macadamia oil to intensely hydrate skin without leaving behind an oily residue.


6/10

Jurlique Activating Water Essence ($55)

Using marshmallow root extract as it’s hero ingredient, this water essence hydrates the skin while soothing any inflammation. Because marshmallow root extract contains mucilage—known for its ability to attract and hold water—dry skin becomes more flexible and retains moisture for longer after a single use. 


7/10

Immunocologie Super 7 Elixir ($300)

Dubbed "Spanx in a bottle," by the founder of Immunocologie, this product contains snail mucin as a key ingredient to boost both collagen and elastin in skin. Over time, skin looks healthier and is more resistant to wrinkling. 


8/10

Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream ($45)

For an ultra-calming, natural solution for sensitive skin, this nourishing face cream uses rose petal extracts to gently moisturize skin while also minimizing the appearance of redness or irritation. 


9/10

Éminence Organic Skin Care Facial Recovery Oil ($76)

Allow your skin to soak up this all-natural hydrating oil by patting it onto your face in circular motions each night. Using olive oil to deeply moisturize and clary sage oil to balance oil production, this formula immediately penetrates skin without leaving behind a shiny finish.


10/10

True Moringa Universal Cure Balm ($29)

Consider this your new go-to product for all your skin care needs. It heals dry, cracked skin, minimizes the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and even contains antioxidants to fight off free radicals that cause premature aging, making it one of the most useful skin care products of all time.


1 Comment
  • Kelly Dobos
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    As a cosmetic chemist I have to point this out, there is no such thing as a zero chemical product. Even water is a chemical.

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