Certified Organic Skincare Brands in India

The beauty world is being flooded with products claiming to be either natural, organic, ayurvedic or herbal. Do you think just labeling their products to be natural or organic is enough for the product to be actually ‘natural’ and safe for us to use? Whatever products we apply on our skin gets absorbed into our body and can cross our bloodstream, so it’s important to make sure that only the best ingredients are used in our skincare products. Whenever we buy a product we need to make sure to see the ingredient list. It’s disappointing that many of these so called natural brands do not show transparency in their ingredient list and mention only their active ingredients. It makes us think what harmful chemicals they would have added as preservatives that they do not tell us. Going completely organic can be a little complicated as you will have to try various products to see if it suits your skin type as natural ingredients can be quite strong. And cost might also be an issue as most of these brands are quite expensive. But all these can be worth the effort in the long term to prevent further skin damage.

After an intensive research, here is a list of Certified Organic Skincare Brands that holds at least one of the certifications given by accredited organizations.

1. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA Organic) is committed to promote organic agriculture. In order to be USDA Organic Certified, certain organic standards have to be met by the product from farm to table which includes the source of the raw materials to the livestock practices. They conduct inspections and residue testing to maintain the integrity of organic products.

2. Introduced in 2003, ECOCERT was the first certification body to develop standards for Natural And Organic Cosmetics. ECOCERT is one of the highly regarded international organic certification which originated in France and have been recognized throughout the world now. ECOCERT Standard imposes that a minimum of 95% of the total ingredients come from natural origin.

3. NPOP National Programme for Organic Production. Implemented by The Government Of India, NPOP involves providing standards for organic production, promotion of organic farming and accredition programme for certification bodies. The NPOP standards have been recognized by the European commission and Switzerland as equivalent to their country standards.

Apart from these certifications, PETA certification has its own value for declaring brands that do not involve any animals and are against animal testing. Simply put, a brand certified by PETA is cruelty-free.

1.Rustic Art

Organic Skincare Brands - Rustic Art

Started in 2010, Rustic Art is a USDA Certified Organic, handmade & cruelty-free brand. Describing themselves as Nature Lovers, their products are completely hand made by rural women and are absolutely against child labor. They follow eco-friendly techniques and ensure no machinery is used thereby conserving energy. Their packaging is bio degradable too. They do not use Silicones, Parabens, SLS/SLES, Mineral oil, Petrolatum, Phenoxyethanol, Phthalates, DEA/TEA, fillers and many more hazardous chemicals. They only use certified essential oils and certified IFRA fragrance. Rustic Art has an exotic range of Organic Skin Care, Hair Care, Baby Care, Bathing Range and Bio-Degradable Laundry.

Some products to try:

  • Aloe Vera Gel Rs 200 for 200 ml
  • Aloe shampoo Rs 290 for 200 ml

Organic Skincare Brands - Krya

With the mission to eliminate toxic substances in their home, Chennai based couple Preethi Sukumaran & Srinivas Krishnaswamy initially produced everyday products such as detergent powder made from fruits, mosquito repellents and dish washers. Started in 2010, Krya is India’s first sustainable consumer products company. Their products are cruelty free, vegan, biodegradable, safe, non-toxic and use certified organic ingredients. Krya has a limited range of skincare and haircare products and they do not use any artificial preservatives and hence safe enough to eat.

Some products to try:

  • Krya Face Wash – Classic Rs.280 for 100 g
  • Krya Zesty Hair Wash – Conditioning Rs.280 for 100 gm
3. Bio Organic & Natural (BON)

Organic Skincare Brands - BON Organics

Bio Organic & Natural (BON) which began in Auroville, Pondicherry by Ganesh Chandrasekaran back in 1997 is a cruelty free, environment friendly organic brand that promotes women empowerment. All their products are 100% handmade, hand filled, and packed by hand in small batches in order to keep the richness of the ingredients intact and effective. They proudly carry an USDA organic seal on their product lablels.  BON Organics offers a wide range of products such as handmade soaps, paper soaps, face wash, exfoliants, hair wash, aloe vera gels, bath scrubs, lotions, oils, loofahs, laundry bars, dish wash products. They also offers edible products such as palm sugar, chocolates, dry fruits, nuts and various oils such as cocont oil, sesame oil, castor oil.

Some products to try:

  • BON Organics Aloevera Cinnamon Orange Gel Rs.150 for 100g
  • BON Organics Aloe Vera Shampoo Rs 119 for 100 gm
4. Azafran

Organic Skincare Brands - Azafran

Started in Ahamedabad in 2007, Azafran Organics claims to be one of the first ever product line created completely with organic products from ‘Farm to Face’. This beauty brand offering personal care products is USDA organic certified and ECOCERT certified. All their products are completely pure and natural. Azafran has its own organic farm with large greenhouses where they grow over 35 varieties of plants, flowers and herbs ensuring 100% purity. All their products are free from harmful chemicals, parabens, sulphates, artificial colors and fragrances. They do not test their products on animals and do not engage in child labour.

Some products to try:

  • Multi Fruit Clear Skin Facial Cleanser Rs.325 for 100gm
  • Clear Skin Beauty Regime Kit Rs.700 for 150 gm
5. Dear Earth

Organic Skincare Brands - Dear Earth

Launched in 2012 by Amit Gupta, Dear Earth is purely vegan offering a limited range of products. Dear Earth products are made from pure, high quality, USDA organic certified ingredients such as herbs, flower and fruit extracts, shoots, nutritive soil, and cold pressed organic essential oils. Their products are handcrafted and made in small batches using cold process method without using any machinery. They do not use any synthetic chemicals, fragrances, parabens, sulphates, or any other unnecessary or harmful synthetic ingredients. All Dear Earth products are certified by OneCert Asia for US NOP and Indian NPOP Organic Standard. It is registered Vegan by the Vegan Society UK and certified by PETA India.

Some products to try:

  • Dear Earth CoQute CoQ10 Firming Lotion Rs.900 for 150 ml
  • Dear Earth Apple Cider shampoo Rs.400 for 150 ml
6. Soultree

Organic Skincare Brands - Soultree

Founded in 2010 by Vishal Bhandari, Soultree provides natural products enriched with the goodness of freshly made organic ingredients collected and processed through eco-friendly procedures. All the herbs are prepared in-house in true ayurvedic tradition and their products are free from any petroleum based products or harsh chemicals. It is certified ‘Natural’ by BDIH, Germany, a globally renowned European certification body. This certification has to be renewed every year for each product which ensures integrity of the products. Soultree has a range of organic products in skincare, haircare, bath care and beauty products which includes SLS free shampoos, paraben free skin care and detergent free shower gels.

Some products to try:

  • Wild Aamla, Aloe & Rejuvenating Manjistha Shower Gel Rs.250 for 200 ml
  • Hibiscus Hair Conditioner with Shikakai, Henna and Coconut Oil rs.295 for 100 gm
7. Organic harvest

Organic Skincare Brands - Organic Harvest

Started by Delhi based Rahul Agarwal in 2014, Organic Harvest is a EcoCert, OneCert & Natrue certified personal care brand. Organic Harvest combines the latest scientific knowledge concerning the needs of the skin with excellent manufacturing to create authentic organic products. They have an impressive range of products comprising of about 26 skincare, 9 hair care and 6 body care products as well as 18 varieties of essential oils.

Some products to try:

  • Organic Harvest 3 in 1 face wash Rs.395
  • Organic Harvest Sunscreen Gel with SPF 15 Rs.495
8. Just Herbs

Organic Skincare Brands - Just Herbs

Started by entrepreneur Dr Neena Chopra, Just Herbs is a line of pure, bespoke, and Ayurvedic results-driven skincare made from certified organic and wild crafted ingredients collected from across India. The brand stands for honesty (disclosure of full ingredients) and purity (uses authentic Ayurvedic herbs without harmful cosmetic chemicals). They use only ECOCERT-certified preservatives. They claim that most of their products can be altered using natural foods such as milk, lemon juice and water to suit different skin types as per the principles of Ayurveda. Just Herbs products have no petrochemicals, parabens, SLS and other chemicals. They are completely organic in nature.

Some products to try:

  • Silksplash Neem-Orange Rehydrant Face Wash Rs.325 for 100 ml.
  • 6 step cream free organic skincare regime for oily/combination skin Rs.2750
9. Kama Ayurveda

Organic Skincare Brands - Kama Ayurveda

Kama Ayurveda started in 2002 offers an extensive range of products from skincare to body care to men care to essential oils. Kama Ayurveda is an authentic Ayurveda brand that uses organically grown plant-based ingredients and herbs. Their organic products are internationally certified containing no petrochemicals, urea, parabens, sulphates or propylene glycol. Their henna powders and indigo powder are certified organic by Ecocert India Pvt. Ltd. It is also a cruelty free brand that do not test on animals.

Some products to try:

  • Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment Oil Rs.515 for 100 ml
  • Rose water Rs.250 for 50 ml
  • Miraculous Beauty Ayurvedic Night Serum Rs.1890 for 12 ml
Special Mentions:

The last two are GMP certified which means that they follow Good Manufacturing Practices ensuring their products meet quality standards.

♦. Fuschia by Vkare

Organic Skincare Brands - FuschiaLaunched in Delhi in 2013 by Vkare, Fuschia is a brand well known in the natural soaps industry that makes handmade natural glycerine based soaps. Fuschia products are natural, eco-friendly and free from chemicals that are hazardous to the skin. Their products are essential aroma oils based and are paraben and SLS free. They are not tested on Animals and hence cruelty free. Vkare is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified and WHO-GMP Certified brand. Their products include handmade soaps, Lip Balms, Day Cream with SPF 15, Anti-aging Night Ceam, Nourishing Foot Cream, Face & Body Scrub and Bath Salts

Some products to try:

  • Fuschia Almond Oil Scrub Natural Handmade Herbal Soap Rs.225 for 100 g
  • Fuschia Green Tea Face & Body Clarifying Scrub Rs.450 for 100 g
♦. Ancient Living

Organic Skincare Brands - Ancient Living

Ancient Living was established in 2010 by Kalyani Gongi and has been producing pure, natural herbal products for healthy living thereby imbibing the soul of Ayurveda. They are ISO 9001-2008, GMP certified. Their products are free of parabens, sulphates, phthalates, synthetic dyes, perfumes and additives. Their products are cruelty free, fully bio-degradable with recyclable packaging. They have a variety of handmade soaps, face wash, essential oils, blended oils and hair care products which includes soapnut powder and henna mix powder.

Some products to try:

  • Ancient Living Hibiscus & Bhringraj Hair Oil Rs.195 for 100 ml
  • Ancient Living Multani Mitti Rs 125 for 100 g

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21 Replies to “Certified Organic Skincare Brands in India”

  1. Nice compilation dear.. I will definitely order Krya soapfor my baby when he will turn 1 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Anjali 🙂

  2. Pretty informative 🙂
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Lovely post , Well compiled .
    It was much needed one as now a days almost every brand claims to be Natural , herbal & Organic , which actually is in’t so we need to know the reality 🙂

    1. Yeah thanks Ghazala 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this post. I got to know many new organic brands.

    1. Thanks Alisha 🙂

  5. Nice and useful compilation :). I didn’t know Azafran was organic brand.

    1. Thanks Archana 🙂

  6. Awesome! Will be picking up some products from each of these brands! Natural and organic products suit my sensitive skin very well! You must include Greenviv Natural as well. I am currently using Greenviv Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse (Recently posted a review)

    1. Sure I will check that out 🙂

  7. Krya is one of fav brand!

  8. Amazing compilation…I have only tried 3-4 brands from a very list…need to try other…

  9. great compilation and loved that you did proper reasearch and shared information about certification bodies. Loved it.

  10. I bookmarked this page! There are so many good products mentioned in this post! I should try them all as I am into chemical free products 🙂 Loved your compilation dear :-*

  11. Thankew so much for this list. These days I am searching about authentic and certified organic brands. And this compilation is great and really helpful. I am switching to organic products and will try all the brands listed. Again thanks so much for this help.

    1. Glad that it was helpful 🙂

  12. You should also look up the products by Omved! They have a fab collection!

  13. I also have tried Ayurvedic Brand “iena” who has introduced HALAL INDIA certificate in its ayurvedic facial kit. It’s amazing n different.

  14. skin is the most exposed part of our body and it is a very sensitive organ, you should be extremely careful in choosing your cosmetic brand. Before that you should be well aware of your skin type, whether it’s dry, oily, normal or sensitive.

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