Ever buy a product– like sunscreen, for example – and realize that its claims for any number of things are probably bogus? Well, if you’re any of the people involved in the $5 million class action lawsuit against Jessica Alba and her The Honest Company (THC), you have. In early August, many people were sharing photos of fairly significant burns, which the people claimed were a direct result of using THC’s waterproof sunscreen. And now, they want their money back.
And while the claim is likely to be dragged through the court systems, we thought we’d direct you to some natural products that aren’t allegedly scorching human skin.
14 natural beauty products that actually work
Natural SunscreenHere's a sunscreen that is 100 per cent natural. $45 at ConsonantConsonant
Natural CleanserThis cleanser is just pure magic. It contains refined french green clay for tightening pores, vitamin C for boosting radiance, black pepper to jumpstart circulation, sandalwood to ease skin irritation and inflammation, Jasmine for soothing and Frankincense for toning.
$59.50 at Sunday RileySunday Riley
Natural TonerThis here toner is made from cold-pressed apple cider vinegar. It minimizes oil production while smelling like sage and sandalwood.
$29 at SW Basics of BrooklynSW Basics of Brooklyn
Natural All-In-OneIf you were to turn the volume up on Smith's Rosebud Salve by one million, you'd have this. One Love Organics' Skin Saviour does it all: it heals dried and cracked skin, it acts as a quick-fix illuminator for cheek bones, and it can be used as a makeup remover, too.
$65 at One Love Organics One Love Organics
Natural Shampoo and ConditionerThis shampoo and conditioner from Rahua will not leave your hair greasy or dirty. In this blend you'll find aloe, molasses and quinoa. Meanwhile, the scent comes from palo santo wood. Mm.
$42 for shampoo, $45 for conditioner at RahuaRahua
Natural Body MaskFrench green clay. That's the only ingredient in this body mask. And it will leave you feeling so soft. So detoxified.
$40 at PursomaPursoma
Natural TintsFruit extracts and natural oils combine to make one of the most popular lip and cheek tints on the market.
$46 at Tata HarperTata Harper
Natural ExfoliantsJojoba beads and almond oil are used to mimic the exfoliating effect of sand on the beach. Scrub on. $46 at BelmondoBelmondo
Natural BB CreamAçai oil and hyaluronic acid help protect your skin from free radicals. That means softer, younger skin.
$37 at True NaturalBenecos
Natural Anti-InflammatoryThis blue goo is not something you should be afraid of. It's just packed with blue tansy oil and is super-effective at helping with inflammation. So soothing.
$212 at May Lindstrom May Lindstrom
Natural DeodorantIt looks good, it smells good. And it works. This luxurious blend of natural oils will keep you feeling fresh all day long.
$17 at SephoraLavanila
Natural RelaxantThis spritz is a combination of Frankincense and Petitgrain. Use as a body mist or to help freshen up a room – either way, the blend of essential oils (Frankincense, Petitgrain, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Pinon Pine) is relaxing no matter how you get it.
$40 at Poppy and SomedayPoppy and Someday
Natural Acne TreatmentIt's got a cute name, and it works. Fat and the Moon's Pimple mud uses clay and tea tree oil to dry up any blemishes. Then, soothing witch hazels takes over to control any inflammation.
$16 at Etsy Fat and the Moon
Natural MascaraWant natural, long lashes? If you weren't born with 'em, this is the next best thing. It just takes a few swipes of this mineral-based mascara for perfect eyelashes.
$31 at w3ll peoplew3ll people