11 Natural Solutions To Your Beauty Problems

Trying to convince people to convert to natural beauty products isn't easy. Our arguments are usually met with drawn-out sighs and the occasional eye roll — not to mention a slew of pre-existing misconceptions. Some of the more popular thoughts are that natural products are too expensive or they don't actually solve your [insert beauty problem here]. We're here to tell you — that's all a load of crap.
Sure, 10 years ago, natural products seemed to fall short on their promises (and did you notice they all smelled like patchouli?). But brands have done their homework since then. They’ve taken the time to pinpoint the ingredients that work and the ones that don't. Now, there are entire skin-care lines featuring raw ingredients that smell delightful — and effectively solve major beauty concerns, too. In fact, sulfate-free hair-care lines — like Carol’s Daughter — can often clean hair better than some of its not-so-green competitors. Don’t believe us? Click through to see some of our favorite natural beauty products. We’re willing to bet we can turn that skepticism into pure green enthusiasm.
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Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Target Spot Treatment

Best For: Breakouts

Made with naturally derived salicylic acid, this spot treatment from Burt's Bees reduces the redness and size of any pesky blemish. And it does so fast. (You'll see results in 48 hours.) Yes, the smell is a bit strong, but it’s tolerable when you know you'll wake up to clearer skin in just a few short days.
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May Lindstrom The Honey Mud

Best For: Redness

Honey is nature's powerhouse. In addition to being antibacterial and super-hydrating, the sweet stuff calms and soothes skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. And since it's the hero ingredient in this clay mask, you'll be surprised how moisturized your face feels afterward. Calm skin and clean pores? That's a win-win in our book.
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Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Smoothie

Best For: Dry, Dull Hair

When your hair gets so dry and brittle your regular conditioner's just not cutting it, it's time to call in the big guns. This rich hair smoothie from Carol's Daughter will do the trick, whether you use it as a weekly mask or as a deep-conditioning treatment. Made of a rich blend of restorative oils, cocoa and shea butters, and vitamin B5, it hydrates and softens your hair while also adding major shine.
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Tata Harper Restorative Eye Crème

Best For: Dark Circles

This is the eye cream we turn to when we've gotten next to no sleep the night before (and don't want our boss to know). Granted, it's pricey, but the silky-smooth texture and brightening powers against those hard-to-hide dark circles make it worth the dough.
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Éminence Organics Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer

Best For: Fine Lines

In our wildest beauty dreams, we'd own a private spa where we could get a facial whenever we wanted. While we’re still striving for that level of luxury, we’ve found the next best thing. This lightweight moisturizer — featuring coconut oil, green-apple stem cells, and natural retinol — firms your skin and diminishes fine lines over time.
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The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation

Best For: Shade Range

Finding a foundation line that comes in a wide range of shades is more difficult than it should be. And that's before you decide you want an all-natural product. So when you discover the unlikely combination of both, you have to thank the beauty gods. This Body Shop collection comes in a solid 16 shades and goes on smooth and natural looking. The formula is just as impressive: Infused with rosewater and aloe vera, it'll give your skin an enviable, dewy glow.
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W3LL People Expressionist Mascara

Best For: A Clump-Free Finish

This might be a bold claim, but we’re standing by it: This mascara doesn't clump. Not at all. Ever. It does lengthen and volumize your lashes with a light, weightless feel — as if you weren't wearing any mascara at all.
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Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Leave-In Conditioner

Best For: Damaged, Over-Processed Hair

If you're a little too attached to your flat iron or curling wand, you'll need products to restore the major damage these tools cause. Made with almond oil, shea oil, and aloe vera, this leave-in conditioner will make your hair feel softer immediately. Plus, it doubles as a heat protectant to help prevent future breakage.
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RMS Buriti Bronzer

Best For: Fake-Looking Bronzer

When it comes to bronzer, there's a fine line between looking naturally sun-kissed and looking...like a carrot. This one from RMS, thankfully, does the former. Its creamy texture blends seamlessly into the skin, and the warm shade has zero orange undertones. Basically, it's everything you want in a bronzer.
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Pacifica Beauty Solar Complete Color Mineral Palette

Best For: Color Payoff

Going natural doesn't have to mean sacrificing your penchant for color. The powder shadows in this Pacifica palette are mineral-based, but also contain coconut oil and safflower seed oil, giving them a highly pigmented finish. As an added bonus, the set contains blush, bronzer, and highlighter options that can be used on the lips and cheeks.
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Lurk Perfume Oil

Best For: Scent Range

When you think natural fragrances, you think patchouli, lavender, and not much else. The range of scents available just isn't as vast as those made by less "green" brands. Lurk breaks that mold. With perfume oils that range from musky tobacco scents to lighter and brighter citrusy ones, you'll easily find a new favorite.
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