In spite of our penchant for certain tweakments, the fact remains: we want to be natural beauties. While some might say that this rests entirely on the fortune of genetics, we happen to think that adhering to a natural beauty routine is basically the same thing. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we can only hope that ours are the type to favour sustainable clothing brands and wear natural deodorant – they’d adore us. On that note, here are the best natural and organic foundations for all skin types, tones and concerns. With the right one, being a natural beauty should be the easiest thing in the world.
Whether you use Green People’s Pressed Powder as a finishing powder or a foundation, the results are the same: matte skin that’s still able to breathe. The added SPF protects you from UVA and UVB rays too. And Caramel Medium can also be used as a bronzer.
Available in 16 shades, RMS Beauty’s “un” cover-up cream foundation is reliably brilliant. Enriched with organic coconut oil and other things that will benefit your skin, expect a glow that could only really be described as ‘smug but gorgeous’.
ILIA’s True Skin Serum Foundation isn’t named as such for no reason – it’s as much skincare as it is makeup. Who knew that a foundation with a potent blend of botanical ingredients and a buildable formula was all we needed for true happiness?
When your skin is dry, not having a foundation that’s at least somewhat moisturising is a recipe for misery. Luckily, Lily Lolo’s Cream Foundation contains jojoba and argan oils for that purpose. And it blends like nobody’s business.
We’ve extolled the virtues of hyaluronic acid here before, but those were serums – Inika Organic offers the stuff in its Certified Organic Liquid Foundation. As you’d expect, it plumps skin and reduces fine lines in the process. Here’s to having the wisdom of age without as much of the appearance.
Wine (as you’re probably aware through your own field research) is not the best thing for you in general. But sauvignon blanc grape seeds are when blended with kiwi skin to create Vinanza® Skin Performance+. This is what’s in Antipodes Mineral Foundation to stabilise oil production and beautify blemished skin. And it’s adept at covering rosacea too.
No respectable authority on the matter would tell you to sleep in your foundation, but studies have shown that sleeping in the Kjaer Weis Invisible Touch Liquid Foundation actually minimises pores, regulates oil production and improves circulation – all with no excess bacteria on the face to show for it.
We assume you’re happy to eat quinoa, but would you put it on your face? If it comes in the form of the Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation, we’d recommend it. The quinoa battles redness while blackcurrant provides a vitamin hit.
If all you want is a lightweight base that illuminates your face while blending seamlessly with your natural skin tone, we suggest Dr. Hauschka Foundation.
Enriched with aloe to soothe and green tea to tone, 100% Pure’s Fruit Pigmented® Full Coverage Water Foundation will give you the dewy skin you’ve always dreamed of.