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Get Shopping, Gorgeous! The Best Online Organic Beauty Stores

By Sophia Hussain

For most of us, the closest we can find in our town to  organic beauty stores is pretty much the local health food store, where you’ll find some natural oils and boring body butters. And that’s about it. Otherwise, we’re stuck shopping for beauty products at big department stores that carry those ubiquitous, global brands that are so packed with chemicals, they actually give me (for one, anyway) a nasty headache every time I enter the beauty counter area.

That ´s a real shame, because there’s a growing number of highly luxurious, effective, all-natural and organic skincare and makeup brands out there. But you’re probably thinking: where can I buy them?

Luckily, there are also many more online retailers cropping up who deliver products around the globe. Most products, that is. Thanks to ‘terrorism laws’, we can no longer receive liquids like perfumes or nail polishes from overseas in the post. But never fear: whether you’re after the perfect mascara, an anti-ageing serum, an SLS-free shampoo or any other kind of non-toxic luxury beauty product, you’ll find it online at one of these shops below.

1.  Love Lula  

Based in: England but delivers internationally

Target Audience: Luxury beauty consumers

Brands: Essential Care, Pai Skincare, Neom, AEOS, NUXE and more

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, so you can try before you committing to a full-size version.

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2.  The Detox Market

Country: USA, Canada

Target Audience: Serious natural beauty lovers

Brands: Cocovit, the Beauty Chef, Dr Alkaitis, Soap Walla and more

Benefits:  The best thing about this online store, which also has actual boutiques scattered throughout the USA, is that they are more than happy to send you tons of samples so you can try before you buy!

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3.  Net a Porter

Country: International but based in USA

Target Audience: Well heeled beautyistas

Brands: Kjaer Weiss, Chantacaille, This Works and more

Benefits: Whilst Net a Porter still carries loads of nasty, chemical ridden cosmetics (Aerin, anyone?), there’s a lot of organic and natural goodness to choose from now, too. Just do a search in their window for ‘organic beauty’ or ‘natural beauty’ and lots of great luxury makeup and skincare brands will come up.

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4. Birchbox

Country: International but based in  NYC

Target Audience:  Both male and female beauty product lovers – their beauty boxes rock!

Brands:  Stop the Water, Trilogy, John Masters and more

Benefits: Birchbox carries both chemical and non-toxic makeup and skincare, and is most famous for its monthly beauty boxes, which is a great way to try before you buy. You can select the products you’d like in your box yourself, by doing a search for ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ in their search window. If you already know your natural beauty products, this is the site for you.

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5.  Planet Organic

Country: UK but delivers anywhere

Target Audience: The health conscious consumer – food is on offer here, too

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.

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6.  Sephora

Country: International

Target Audience:  Mainly young women

Brands: Herbivore, Drunk Elephant, Kopari, Ilia and more – not all are natural brands though; beware!

Benefits: Sephora is like Birchbox or Net-a-Porter: it’s not a designated natural beauty site, so you need to search around. If you now which natural brands you want to use, and aren’t too fussed about exactly how natural they are (for example, many point out that Josie Maran and Korres aren’t as pure as they pretend to be), then this is the place for you.

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7.  Ecocentric

Country: France, but is in English and delivers globally

Target Audience: Chic eco trend setters, those seeking more exotic brands

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.

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8.  Amazingy  

Based in: Germany, but is in English and delivers globally

Target Audience: Niche beauty addicts

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.

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9.  Ecco Verde  

Based in: Austria, but is in English and delivers globally

Target Audience:  Those with 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!

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10.  EcoDiva Beauty

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, who knows her organic beauty products! There’s also a fab blog on the site for tips and tricks, too.

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11.  Big Green Smile

Based in: Britain

Target Audience: Moms, students, families

Selected Brands: Dr Hauschka, Weleda, Jason, Avalon Organics

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.

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12.  Eluxe Exclusives

Based in: London

Target Audience: Eluxe Readers

Selected Brands: Faith Aromatherapy, Hynt Beauty, Saach Organics

Benefits: Unlike other shops, Eluxe Exclusives has less stuff but gives you discounts on the best sustainable luxury beauty and fashion products

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13.  Naturismo

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.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Elle
    May 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Hi, it would be great to be in your list of natural and organic beauty stores above: http://www.naturisimo.com

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