Natural and organic beauty products have come a long way from their earthy roots, especially in the anti-aging category. There's no longer a trade-off between looking younger and going natural. The latest products, packed with natural ingredients, can make you look prettier, fresher, and more youthful -- all without harsh chemicals.
As we age, lips tend to lose their natural color and volume. A sheer, but bright lip color with soft shine is a quick and easy way to get a pop of color and a more plump-looking pout. This balm, rich in natural oils including coconut and Moringa, imparts a pinky-red hue that looks like your natural lip color, only brighter. Bonus: Use it on your cheeks for a youthful, dewy flush.
RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Sacred ($25; rmsbeauty.com)
Plump, smooth skin is dependant on your body's own supply of hyaluronic acid. As we age, we produce less and less of it, which leads to wrinkles and volume loss. This serum includes 20 natural-based ingredients that help boost surface volume and strengthen the structure of skin.
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum ($59.50; origins.com)
We probably don't need to tell you that the skin on your always-exposed, often-neglected hands tends to show the first signs of aging. This nighttime serum, formulated specifically for your mitts, contains natural ingredients including licorice extract, molasses, and plant oils to brighten dark spots and plump up hand skin over time.
Aveda Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum ($35; aveda.com)
The quickest route to brighter, fresher skin: a two-in-one exfoliating cleanser. Free of skin-stripping sodium lauryl sulfate and plastic microbeads, this formula gently cleans and whisks away dead skin with a mix of sugar, lemongrass, and coconut oil.
Suki Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser ($32.95; sukiskincare.com)
It's not just about skin; dull, dry hair is also a sign of aging. Fortunately, a shine-enhancing, deep conditioning treatment can restore your damaged strands quickly. This leave-in leaves out silicone and petrochemicals (among other things) and relies on organic sea kelp and other plant extracts to boost shine and softness.
John Masters Organics Shine On Leave-In Hair Treatment ($30; johnmasters.com)
Thicker, darker, longer lashes are the stuff that youthful lashes are made of, but can you really get all that from a natural mascara formula? The answer is yes. Made with 70 percent organic ingredients and 100 percent natural pigments and preservatives, this mascara defines, darkens, and volumizes lashes without any of the clumping or flaking typically associated with natural versions.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes Mascara ($10; physiciansformula.com)
Don’t be fooled by its pink and buoyant, jelly-like appearance. There’s nothing light and fluffy about this anti-aging mask. Pink clay detoxifies skin, pomegranate enzymes deep clean, and white willow exfoliates dead skin cells.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask ($55; tataharperskincare.com)
We're going to assume that supermodel and mom Miranda Kerr knows a thing or two about tired eyes, which is probably why this cooling undereye gel really works. Soothing and detoxifying ingredients such as chamomile, bladderwrack, and aloe vera take down puffiness, stat.
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Recovery Eye Gel Cream ($59; koraorganics.com)
This little, heart-shape sponge doesn’t just clean skin, it buffs away complexion-dulling dead skin and deep cleans pores. Made from the root of the konjac plant, the natural fiber is gentle enough for dry, mature skin or even rosacea-prone sensitive types.
One Love Organics The Cleansing Sponge ($10; oneloveorganics.com)
Few anti-aging products work faster than foundation -- it erases lines and spots in one swipe (albeit, temporarily). But natural formulas have a bad rep of being a little too light -- or too cakey -- to get the job done. This creamy stick offers buildable coverage and leaves skin glowy and slightly dewy, thanks to light-reflecting particles and plant oils.
Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation ($42; vapourbeauty.com)
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