Remember our grandma’s period was all about using homemade natural products from the amazing turmeric besan face pack to the shikakai hair powder, everything was homemade and natural. Sadly, they slowly got buried with the advent of modern cosmetics. But I’m so glad that lately there is a sudden bloom of numerous startups who are willing to restore us our lost beauty recipes. Still! Keep me in mind that not all of them are natural and organic as they claim. So as I always say, you definitely need to keep an eye on the ingredient list. You could see that the terms natural and organic are used carelessly everywhere and for your information, both the terms does not mean the same.
All Organic products are natural, but not all natural products are organic. Briefly, Organic products are those in which all the ingredients used in the product are produced without the intervention of any fertilizer or pesticide and are organically grown locally in a natural way. Only then a product becomes Organic. Whereas Natural products are those in which some of the ingredients may be grown with the use of fertilizers yet it may also contain organically grown ingredients. Holding a minimum of 50% plant based ingredients qualifies a product for being natural according to ECOCERT.
Its praiseworthy that few exclusive skincare only lines are slowly bringing up products that can substitute chemical laden makeup products which does no good than harm in the long run. For those of you who are looking for natural/ organic makeup in India, I have come up with the list of noteworthy natural/organic makeup products in India from exclusive skincare only lines.
Organic Foundations & BB Creams in India
1. Magic Dust BB cream
This is the perfect blend for the perfect No-Makeup look. Made with the purest organic ingredients such as Organic Grapeseed oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Lemon Oil, Aloe Vera Extracts, Mushroom Extract, Blueberry Extracts, Strawberry Extracts and Pomegranate Extracts, Magic Dust BB Cream is handcrafted without the use parabens, pthalates and any other synthetic ingredients. Giving the most natural smoothened finish, it also moisturizes the skin and provides sun protection.
Where to buy?Amazon.in
2. Just Herbs Herb Enriched Skin Tint
This is a new launch from one of my favourite brands. The herb enriched skin tint is a part-skincare part-makeup product. It compliments every skin shade and blends in easily with the skin masking imperfections such as fine lines, blemishes and pores giving you a flawless look. Also, the skin tint moisturizes your skin and provides broad spectrum UV protection. This is a must have product for daily use and you’ll always want to have a bottle in your hand-bag. Read my review and swatches of shades HERE
3. Quinta Essentia Organic Luminescence Liquid Mineral Foundation
Quinta Essentia Organic is a natural skincare line that formulates nothing but the best of the most exquisite beauty products available, sourcing their raw materials from different parts of the world. The luxurious Luminescence Liquid Mineral Foundation has got anti-inflammatory organic ingredients, absolutely no fillers & preservatives, hence great for sensitive and acne prone skin. This luminescent make-over is made with pure mineral extracts, organic vitamin rich oils, organic vitamin E, organic chilean roseship oil and fragrances from organic essential oils and natural sun blocking compounds, promoting hydration, radiance, even skin tone and absolute perfection.
Where to buy? Nykaa.com
(This product has been discontinued at the moment)
4. Soultree BB Cream
Coming from the certified Natural Skincare Brand, Soultree BB Cream is formulated with an ayurvedic blend of herbs and oils that not only gives a natural makeup look but also provides additional skin benefits. The BB Cream is enriched with Licorice, Turmeric, Sandalwood and Pimples, all of which are excellent for treating acne and pigmentation. The BB Cream comes in a 5 Shades that caters to different skin types. None of these contain parabens, PEG’s, Lead, Phthalates and other nasty chemicals.
5. Organicmill Compact Powder SPF 30 & Beauty Balm (BB Cream) SPF 40
This compact powder comes from the 100% chemical and preservative free skincare brand, Organicmill, wherein products are freshly prepared on order basis. The compact powder is packed with natural minerals which does not clog pores or prevent it from breathing. It has unique mix of rich minerals, including zinc oxide, which enhances the product’s ability to prevent and calm skin conditions such as acne and also protects from harmful UVA and UVB rays. This compact powder is ideal for all skin types which leave skin naturally soft and fresh.
Also, the brand has newly launched a BB Cream which is loaded with the goodness of Shea and Cocoa butters to help you give flawless coverage, hydration, smoothness and sun protection with its natural SPF 40. The BB Cream is also infused with anti-aging serums and essential oils which help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and open pores giving radiant and supple skin. Shades can be customized as per request.
Where to buy? Organicmill Facebook Page.
6. Ecoberry Handmade Natural Loose Mineral Foundation
Ecoberry, a natural and wellness handmade brand from Bangalore brings us a new range of handmade cosmetics which are completely safe for our skin. Ecoberry Loose Mineral Powder Foundation is made out of naturally mined minerals such non-nano zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, kaolin clay, micas, jojoba oils and naturally mined zinc oxides. All of these are FDA approved skin safe minerals and are free from any metal impurities. Available in 4 shades – 01 Ivory Pink, 02 Warm Beige, 03 Honey Beige, 04 Hazelnut, this powder foundation is perfect for everyday makeup.
Where to buy? Nykaa.com
7. BON Organics Face Loose Powder
BON Organics Face Loose Powder is a handmade and organic loose powder. Completely made with only natural ingredients like Bentonite Clay, Kaolin Clay, Arrowroot Powder, this powder minimizes large pores, provides a super matte finish, has a good coverage and natural sun protection. It also has anti-aging benefits. The powder comes in three shades – Fair, Mermaid, Dusky. It has it own, soft, sponge applicator, so travelling with it is super easy.
Where to buy? Nykaa.com
8. Ruby’s Organics Cream Concealer
Ruby’s Organics is one of the best organic makeup brands in India. Their best selling cream concealer has a weightless balm like texture that is thoughtfully created with seed oils, clays and butters. Although it’s a Concealer, it can be applied all over the face as a foundation since it has buildable coverage. This is a 100% vegetarian product and doesn’t contain any synthetic preservatives. It is available in 3 shades – Light, Neutral, Deep.
9. Gulnare Skincare Gold Dust Highlighter & Moonshine Illuminator
A luminous product from an all natural toxin-free handmade brand. You don’t have to go full blown contour, just dab them on your cheeks, cupid’s bow, brow bone and chin to add a natural sheen to your skin that shines with a hint of sparkle. The creamy highlighter comes in a peachy golden hue that is best for darker skin types whereas the creamy illuminator comes in an icy pink shade with a silver sheen best suited for fairer skin types. So go ahead and choose the one that suits you.
Price: Rs.950. Buy HERE.
10. Juicy Chemistry Dusting Powder
Heard about Dusting Powders? They are nothing but a loose powder made with cornstarch instead of Talc which may contain carcinogenic asbestos. Dusting powders perform in the same way as that of a commercial talcum powder but does not hold any harmful chemicals. They help to absorb oil and keeps skin away from perspiration. Often used as a body powder, Dusting Powders can also be used on the face and if you are a makeup person, you can use it as setting powder, compact powder and even for baking makeup.
Juicy Chemistry gives us a calming and refreshing dusting powder formulated with soothing floral powders, gentle clays and root powders. A boon for oily skin types, the powder keeps your skin dry and clean for longer hours. The powder is made sans chemicals with absolutely no artificial perfumes added. It is available in two variants: Rose Damask and Walnut Shell & Peppermint.
Where to buy? Amazon.in
That was all about it. I hope you find this post on the Noteworthy natural/organic makeup products in India helpful.
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- Certified Organic Skincare Brands in India
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