By Sophia Hussain
For most of us, the most available organic beauty products are either sold at local health food shops, or we are limited to the big brands available at major department stores. That´s a real shame, because most of the very best organic brands are bijou. But where to buy?
We´ve scoured the net to curate the best online organic beauty stores, focusing on those carrying only chem-free brands (many of which have been featured in Eluxe before) that are either certified organic or natural , but are all definitely designed to enhance your natural beauty.
Based in: England
Target Audience: luxury beauty consumers
Brands: Essential Care, Pai Skincare, Neom, AEOS, NUXE
Benefits: The best international selection of niche and luxury certified organic beauty brands, with the added bonus of subscribing to a monthly beauty box sampler program, you can try before you committing to a full-size version.
Based in: The UK
Target Audience: Those who are into overall luxury wellness: men, women and children
Brands: Butter, Viridian, Oskia and more
Benefits: There’s a huge variety of products here: supplements, serums, skincare, makeup, perfume, you name it! And of course, all of it is all natural. They also carry a wide variety of made-in-Britain brands.
Based in: The Netherlands
Target Audience: Muslim women, vegans, eco-conscious women
Brands: Amara, FX Cosmetics, PHB Ethical Beauty, Samina Pure Makeup, Tuesday in Love
Benefits: Halal-certified brands will appeal to vegans and women seeking organic products, since they do not contain any animal by-products.
Target Audience: The health conscious consumer
Brands: REN, Neal’s Yard, Dr Hauschka, Weleda
Benefits: It’s normally known for its food, but Planet Organic has recently exploded with awesome beauty products too! A wide range of well known brands including Neal’s Yard, Odylique and many more are on offer, as are organic candles and health supplements.
Target Audience: Chic eco trend setters
Selected Brands: Studio 78 Paris, HONORÉ DES PRÉS, Kure Bazaar, World Wild Men, Ren
Benefits: Offers the best luxury organic and natural beauty products, their range also includes eco fashion and lifestyle brands. Being a socially conscious brand, a tree is planted with the purchase of every order.
Based in: Germany
Target Audience: Niche beauty addict
Brands: Amazingy organic lip balms, Konjac Sponge, Less is More, Dr. Bronner, Therapi Honey Skincare
Benefits: A tree is planted with every customer order, and proceeds from every sale is contributed to LiveBuild, a small Dutch organization that supports local water and education projects in Cameroon.
Based in: Austria
Target Audience: delicate skincare concerns
Selected Brands: Najel, Lavera, Benecos, Lily Lolo, Stop the Water!
Benefits: A brilliant feature of this site is that it categorizes beauty products by skin ailment making it easier to locate what you need. Ingenious indeed!
Based in: Canada and the USA
Target Audience: the total skincare and hair care addict
Selected Brands: Dr Sponge, La Bella Figura, Rahua
Benefits: High end luxury beauty brands for the discerning shopper
Based in: Britain
Target Audience: Moms, students
Benefits: Affordable, everyday items for skin, hair and baby care is all available, and the prices are quite reasonable too! You can do all your home and beauty shopping here: there are organic cleaners for the house, makeup, skincare and all the daily grooming essentials too.
Based in: Paris
Target Audience: Eluxe Readers
Selected Brands: Faith Aromatherapy, Luxsit, AEOS
Benefits: Unlike other shops, Eluxe Exclusives has less stuff but gives you discounts on the best sustainable luxury beauty and fashion products
Based in: Canada
Target Audience: Makeup loving women
Selected Brands: One Love, DaLish, Deep Steep, Ilia
Benefits: A great selection of rarely found makeup brands, selected for you by a pro makeup artist