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As we get older our skin changes, that’s no secret. But many women might be surprised to discover the crazy skin changes that come along with pregnancy, birth and nursing. Hormonal changes can throw your body out of whack, causing breakouts and irritations where there were none before. Not to mention, moms will want to be super conscious about what they put on their skin when they are pregnant or breastfeeding, prompting a need for natural skincare and safe products now more than ever.
We’ve rounded up 16 of the best natural skincare products for every type of complexion including dry, oily, combination, sensitive and acne prone. Included in this list are oil-free moisturizers, anti-aging lotions, acne treatments and of course, under-eye creams to combat the dark circles you’re bound to get as a parent. The products are also free from dyes, harsh chemicals and perfumes — and all the other stuff that your skin simply doesn’t need.
Of course, with so many products on the market, it can be seriously overwhelming to try to figure out the best, natural solutions. We’ve got you and your skin covered with these 16 natural products from trusted brands that will up your skincare routine.
Best for Sensitive Skin: Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer
Best for Dry Skin: LXMI Crème Du Nil Moisturizer
Best for Oily Skin: Intelligent Nutrients Liquid Green Serum
Best for Acne: Honest Beauty Acne Clearing Regimen Kit
Best for Anti-Aging: Eminence Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer
Best for Dark Under Eye Circles: 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream for Wrinkles
Best with SPF: Kypris Pot of Shade: Natural Heliotropic Sunscreen
Best Night Cream: BeautyCounter Rejuvenating Night Cream
Best Multipurpose: NOTO Botanics Natural Basil Yarrow Mist
Best Tinted Moisturizer: Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer
Best for Dark Spots: Olehenriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
Best Oil: True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil
Best Serum: Nourish Organic Face Serum
Best Mask: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
Best Cleanser: Alaffia – Purely Coconut Face Cleanser
Best Scrub: Aradé Beauty Revitalizing Face Scrub
Juice Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer
This lightweight moisturizer also has SPF 30, so it works overtime to hydrate your skin and to protect you from the sun, making it a great everyday option. It contains antioxidant-filled organic grape and pomegranate extracts, aloe vera, vitamins and detoxifying sea algae for a healthy glow. Plus, It absorbs into the skin quickly so it won’t leave you feeling greasy.
Best for Sensitive Skin
Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Daily Face Moisturizer
This moisturizer is made from naturally-derived ingredients and is jam-packed with hydrating vitamins like vitamins B, C and E to help replenish skin’s natural nutrients. It is also free from parabens, dyes and sulfates and is allergy-tested and non-comedogenic so it won’t irritate sensitive skin.
Best for Dry Skin
LXMI Crème Du Nil Moisturizer
This rich lotion is plant-based and uses moisturizing fatty acids and exfoliating Alpha Hydroxy Acids to give your skin all the hydration it needs. It also uses aloe and vanilla extracts for healing and nilotica, a rare subspecies of shea that contains Vitamins A and E, for extra hydration.
Best for Oily Skin
Intelligent Nutrients Liquid Green Serum
Oily skin will find balance with this serum that uses clean oils such as argan, blue tansy and acai to renew your complexion. The oil in the serum blends with your skin’s own natural oils to bring calmness and moisture to your skin. This product is vegan and certified organic.
Best for Acne
Honest Beauty Clearing Acne Regimen
It can be hard to find a natural product to combat acne, but this regimen contains blemish-fighting neem and rosehip extract combined with salicylic acid and retinol, while being free from harmful mineral oil, synthetic dyes and fragrances. The clean three-step system is clinically proven to fight acne within four weeks.
Best for Anti-Aging
Eminence Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer
This moisturizer uses natural acai berries, hyaluronic acid and marine algae to plump the skin and to help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting elasticity. It’s free from parabens and sulfates and users say that a little bit goes a long way when using it.
Best for Dark Under Eye Circles
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream for Wrinkles
This cream is packed with three different types of caffeine to help diminish dark circles and have you looking wide awake, even on just a few hours of sleep. The caffeine also helps reduce puffiness and the Vitamin C in the cream reduces wrinkles. We need this!
Best with SPF
Kypris Pot of Shade: Natural Heliotropic Sunscreen
This moisturizer provides protection from the sun while also enhancing the appearance of your skin. It contains zinc for sun protection, sweet iris stem cells for a plumper looking complexion and sea algae for added hydration. We will definitely be packing this for our next tropical vacation.
Best Night Cream
BeautyCounter Rejuvenating Night Cream
Put your skincare to work while you sleep with this night cream that contains marine extracts to help amp up your skin’s natural cycle of nightly repair. You’ll notice increased elasticity and hydration after just a few nights of this awesome cream.
NOTO Botanics Natural Basil Yarrow Mist
This mist can be used on your face, body and hair for a quick burst of hydration and has a fresh smell of basil and ylang ylang. Use it as a moisturizer on your body or face or to refresh your skin and hair on a hot day.
Best Tinted Moisturizer
Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer
Give your skin a natural glow with this chemical-free tinted moisturizer that is made with argan oil to help hydrate and brighten. The lightweight formula also has SPF 47 so it can be worn alone for sun protection, or under your makeup as an everyday moisturizer.
Best for Dark Spots
Olehenriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner
This toner is made with glycolic and lactic acids that work to reduce the appearance of dark spots while evening the skin’s texture and tone. It also contains natural extracts from lemon, sugar cane, licorice root, chamomile and sandalwood to the nourish skin. We noticed the sweet lemon smell and invigorating tingle right away.
True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil
This oil has a cult-following because it delivers serious results. It’s made with jasmine, neroli, and rose to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles and is able to penetrate the skin to enhance moisture levels and shield your complexion from outside toxins.
Nourish Organic Face Serum
Apricot and argan oil give this affordable serum its potency, providing skin with intense hydration for a more supple texture. It’s highly concentrated, so just one or two pumps is all you need to get “glowing.”
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
This brightening mask is a tired mom’s dream. It contains botanical ingredients such as willow bark and pomegranate enzymes that work to transform dull skin, and is free from synthetics, artificial colors or fragrances. The mask works to refine pores and smooth skin’s texture in as little as 20 minutes, for an instant glow.
Alaffia Purely Coconut Face Cleanser
Wash the day (or night) away with this natural coconut facial cleanser. It leaves skin feeling fresh and clean and is made with coconut oil to moisturize your skin at the same time. The under-$10 find is gentle and safe for everyday use.
Aradé Beauty Revitalizing Face Scrub
We love a good face scrub to slough off those dead skin cells. This version uses jojoba nuts to exfoliate, while the prickly pear seed oil and argan oil moisturize and purify your skin. It’s a great addition to your current skincare routine.