Best facial cleanser
Jasco Organics Balance Acne Fighting Cleanser
The best part about this refreshing facial cleanser is that the pleasant lather comes from a vegan blend of herbs and botanicals rather than the foaming agent sodium laureth sulfate—a possible carcinogen. The plant extracts work together to remove dirt and excess oil from pores without causing irritation. “The strong aroma is an invigorating early-morning wakeup call.”
Best nail care
TheraNeem Neem Nail and Cuticle Scrub
“What surprised me the most is that this product isn’t just for nails and cuticles; it’s a one-stop shop that also repairs dry, cracked skin nearly instantly.” Filled with long-chain fatty acids, antioxidants, and glycerides, neem is a potent natural healing agent used in soaps, shampoos, oils, and supplements. This scrub combines exfoliating sea salts with nine oils, including neem.
Best blemish treatment
Burt’s Bees Outdoor Herbal Blemish
“Quelling blemishes couldn’t be easier,” says a tester. The stick’s ingredients are gentle enough that you can glide them over blemishes as often as desired. Antiseptic and astringent tea tree and juniper oils prevent inflammation and bacterial growth, while willow bark to clear pores and help nip blemishes in the bud.
Tom’s of Maine Anti-Plaque Toothpaste
The refreshing mint gel controls plaque buildup with Xylitol, a white crystalline alcohol powder that inhibits bacteria growth. Another reason to love the product: Tom’s of Maine is so dedicated to consumer education that it lists the origins of all ingredients on its website. “I’ve used Tom’s of Maine forever and I always go back to it. The taste is clean, not sickly sweet, and the mint flavors leave your whole mouth feeling revitalized.”
Crystal Body Deodorant Stick
You may be skeptical of testing out a new deodorant, let alone an “all-natural” one, but you can count on the Crystal line. It’s free of aluminum chlorohydrate and parabens, instead relying on minerals to quell odor. “You put it on right when you get out of the shower, and rather than masking odor and perspiration, it tackles the bacteria that produces the odor…. No more worries about aluminum.” Choose from a spray, solid, or roll-on.