While we undoubtedly love the classic glamour of established beauty brands such as Lancôme, Elizabeth Arden, and Clinique, we also love the newer age of bohemian brands who embrace their inner environmental goddess! From earthy scents to floral detoxifiers, gone are the days when being eco-friendly meant forgoing being ultra-feminine. Looking radiant while also keeping our delicate planet just as radiant is something even the glammest of It girls can get behind. Here are five beautifully bohemian beauty brands to try out!
One of the more well-known organic brands out there is Juice Beauty. Perhaps because the one and only GOOP Goddess herself Gwyneth Paltrow gave it her seal of approval! And hey, we’re all for trying anything Gwyneth puts her name behind because let’s face it, she looks incredible. The brand uses – you guessed it – organic botanical juice bases to make products that are easily and effectively absorbed into the skin and body. The result is powerful serums and lotions without the parabens, silicones, pesticides and other artificial ingredients commonly found in skincare products. We’re ready to drink Juicy Beauty in.
To Try: Their Green Apple Peel Full Strength to add some brightness to your complexion and minimize fine lines.
There’s a reason why artisan products are the best – crafts makers in their respective fields know their skills inside and out and there’s nothing better than la crème de la crème. Farmaesthetics is exactly as the name summons: a high end beauty brand that comes directly from the farm. And we do mean direct! Founder Brenda Broch is a seventh generation farmer from Texas. Brenda focuses on herbal ingredients that retain all their natural status. The brand is also committed to sustainability and uses generations-old recipes. Pure, pretty and preserving.
To try: Their soothing Pure Complexion Tonic with 5 herbal ingredients ideal for acne-prone skin.
Based out of Australia, founders Dr. Jurgen Klein and his wife started Jurlique out of wanting to connect beauty lovers with the land. And, as a biochemist, he was more than qualified to do so. They even have their own farm where they source and extract many of their ingredients. Sounds just lovely, if you ask us! From their quite literally home-grown products to their strict no-animal testing policy, we’re loving this beauty brand from down under.
To try: Their heavenly scented Rose Moisture Plus Daily Moisture Balancing Serum to help protect dry skin from the elements.
Another celeb favorite is Dr. Hauschka. The brand is sustainable with a decidedly medical scientific edge without, however, being intimidating in the slightest. The biodynamic ingredients are all either wildly or responsibly harvested. Their beautifully luxe products are engineered to replenish skin by finding similarities in the skin and the plants used in their products. Ingenious. If science class was like this in school, we would have paid much more attention. Sign us up!
To try: Their Daily Hydrating Eye Cream keeps the delicate skin around your eyes looking fresh. An added bonus? It’s totally not irritating and suitable for lens wearers.
For those granola-glam goddesses out there with extra sensitive skin, we suggest checking out Suki. Ideal for even the most delicate of complexions (including being totally safe for pregnant and nursing moms as well as their babies), Suki uses 100% pure ingredients. The company is also locally made, packaged and shipped (from Massachusetts) with little to no carbon output. Looking great and supporting local? That’s a cause we can easily get behind.
To try: Their Active Daily Radiance Purifying Foaming Cleanser is ideal for combination skin. A fresh citrus scent and effective cleanser that’s strong enough to clean but gentle enough to use every day.
Written by Sheila Hui