When you first get into green beauty it’s mostly the big brands you hear about. Lush was definitely my (and probably most people’s) introduction to more natural products, then I found 100% Pure, and moving to Germany it was easy to get brands like Lavera and Weleda. However one of my favourite things now is discovering small, indie brands who make wonderful products. So I want to share a few favourites I’ve tried.
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This Canadian hair care brand started with only a few hair treatments but have slowly been expanding their range. They focus on beneficial herbs, botanical blends, and high quality ingredients. I’ve been using their products for over a year and a half and keep going back to them. While I love using their shampoo and conditioner, my top picks would actually be their scalp treatment – it’s amazing for dryness and to nourish your scalp, and also their rose hair elixir – a few drops can really help dry ends and frizziness.
Since I have collaborated with them before, they also kindly gave me a discount code – if you use MYGREENCLOSET at checkout you can get 15% off your order! 🙂
I first discovered this UK brand through the owner of The Choosy Chick (which is a great place to order it in North America). All of MOA’s skincare products are made in England with a strong focus on yarrow, which is a herb with a rich history of healing, that they combine with other herbal extracts and oils. Their Hello Sunshine body oil has been amazing for summer and has such a great bright, citrusy scent.
I’ve also really enjoyed their Aphrodite facial oil, but probably the product I love most is their Green Balm – it has been my go-to multi-purpose product especially when camping and road-tripping this summer. It can be used as an oil cleanser and to remove makeup and I’ve also found it great for any dryness (which I’m getting a lot more since moving back to dry Alberta) as well as bug bites, itchiness, redness/irritation, and I even put it on sunburns.
This small batch skincare brand is all hand made in New York and I love their focus on minimal, high quality, beneficial ingredients. After trying out their starter set I fell in love with the gentle, moisturising skin care routine (you can watch a skincare video I did in partnership with Oil + Water here). My favourite product of theirs is probably the face oil; after experimenting with a lot of different oils I know that argan works really well for me which is the base of their oil, it absorbs nicely without being too heavy or greasy. The oil also contains other moisturising and calming ingredients like chamomile which is really helpful for the redness I get.
Additionally they have a beautiful face mist, clay mask, and soaps – basically everything I’ve tried I’ve loved. ☺️ Plus I also have a discount code – with MYGREENCLOSET10 you can get 10% off the Oil + Water line!
I love finding brands that value natural ingredients and work hard to create formulas that deliver all those beneficial plant properties to our skin and hair. Learning more about green beauty has been such a cool journey – it’s incredible all the amazing properties and things plants can do for our skin and bodies!
What are your favourite natural ingredients or indie green beauty brands?
Photos using the products by Dennis Wilhelms Photography