Natural Skincare

If you could look up “sensitive skin” in the dictionary—you would likely find a picture of me. Flaky, dry, irritated skin was the norm and the skincare products I was using made little difference. That’s when I decided to overhaul my beauty shelf and give natural skincare products a try (honestly, what did I have to lose?). So I kicked blacklisted ingredients to the curb in hopes of resolving my complexion woes.

After a few months on my new natural routine, my skin slowly began to transform. The redness had visibly subsided, dry patches were disappearing, and my skin felt soothed. Switching to a skincare regimen free from harmful ingredients was the key to achieving healthy, balanced skin (finally!). Interested in giving it a try? I’m breaking down all the natural skincare products that I now swear by.

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser

Finding the right cleanser is all about balance. For me, some gel cleansers would strip skin, resulting in dryness and flaking. Alternatively, lotion-like cleansers can leave you with a not-so-clean feeling. So I was thrilled to find Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Cleanser. The French green clay melts away makeup and purifies skin without over-drying. For an extra skin cleansing boost, I use my Foreo to gently massage and buff away dead skin cells. My skin looks healthy, happy, and feels oh-so-soft.

Origins Mega Mushroom

Origins Dr. Andrew Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion

Achieving soothed, calm skin was my main reason for making the switch to natural skincare. It was clear to me that my skin’s pH balance was completely off. Luckily, I found Origins Dr. Andrew Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion. The lightweight formula instantly soothes redness and irritation. Powerful nutrients restore skin’s resilience, making this treatment lotion a must-have for fighting back against free radicals. Trust me, this best fan-favorite treatment definitely lives up to the hype!

ARCONA Gentle Solution

ARCONA Gentle Solution

It’s right there in the name: gentle solution! With natural ingredients, powerful antioxidants, and amazing results—ARCONA Gentle Solution seemed like it was tailored specially for my sensitive skin. And I might be right! This game-changing, nighttime treatment stimulates cell renewal to repair sun damage and resurface skin all while you sleep. Since adopting this treatment into my nightly routine, I wake up to clear, radiant skin.

Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream

A major nuisance of sensitive skin is the unappealing redness that accompanies the irritation. Living in the city, environmental pollutants can wreak havoc on delicate skin. While there are dozens (hundreds?) of creams that promise to soothe and protect sensitive skin—many fall short. Then I had a breakthrough—Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream creates a protective, healing barrier to keep skin hydrated while shielding against environmental aggressors. This gentle cream is truly a secret weapon for my skin.

Kjaer Weis Foundation

BONUS: Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation

Something about my new-found natural skincare regimen made me want to change-up some of my makeup products too. Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation provides beautiful coverage that looks effortless and natural. The lightweight texture blends seamlessly for semi-matte flawless finish. Et voila!

Written by Erika D, Creative Director


  1. Hey Erika,

    Loved reading this and also the super helpful ingredient blacklist you put together. However, I’m super apprehensive about switching up any part of my skincare routine because I struggle with breakouts on and off and I have this irrational fear that changing anything will make them more problematic.

    Do you have any advice on what kind of natural face product might work best in this situation? I really do want to change and also try out smaller, local brands but I don’t know where to start.

    Sending love and thanks

    1. Hi Alice,

      Changing up your skincare routine can make anyone uneasy! We suggest switching out one item at a time with a one month break between each product. Switch your current cleanser for a natural option, keep the other products the same and within a month change your moisturizer, ect. Doing this in baby steps will allow your skin time to get used to new products without changing everything at once!

      We suggest trying out the Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser. This cleanser is free of phthalates, parabens, sulfates, gluten, animal products, artificial color or fragrance and is packed with antioxidants. This cleanser is 100% vegan and gentle enough that you skin will not get angry from any chemicals and will keep breakouts at bay.

      Please let us know if you need any other recommendations or need help with anything else!

      Best wishes,
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