I constantly have people asking me where to shop for natural/organic beauty products and the main reason they give me when they are doing this is that they feel not only overwhelmed by the selection of shops available but also that they have no way of telling which is the best. The one repeating theme seems to be that everyone feels completely lost within this marketplace as there doesn’t seem to be a clear and decisive market leader. The funniest part of this is that it was these exact same people who I used to hear complaining that there weren’t enough options of shops they could go to buy their natural beauty products. It now seems that everyday there is new online green shop opening and while we are all grateful for the ever expanding choice and competition the downside is that it just seems to add to the growing confusion. The next complaint that follows soon after is of course that with the huge number of naturals brands joining this marketplace these same people have no idea what to purchase as they scroll through the thousands of options on the thousands of shops!
Its unbelievable now the choice that we now have: great quality, great products, great packaging……nothing at all like it used to be. But as with everything when one area improves it always throws up issues that had not been predicted. In this case it seems to be this huge consumer confusion due to lack of knowledge and too much choice. Ultimately this is one of the main reasons for me starting this blog and why I try to write simple, easy to understand reviews of the best products I find. However the issue of the best shops still seems to be left unaddressed…….until now that is! I have tried my very best to compile a succinct list of what I believe to be the best online shops to buy natural beauty products. These range all the way from budget up to high end and from organic to vegan in an attempt to give as much choice as possible for everyone.
http://www.naturisimo.com/ – Naturisimo is a great go to site for green beauty. They offer so many beauty products and brands from budget to expensive and as there is this huge choice you can literally spend hours on it without even noticing. The first thing I do when I’m on their site is to check the samples section as I think they have one of the best due to their massive range of options! Some of the samples are travel size so you can really test the product and get a good idea before buying the full size. They also offer 10% off on the entire site quite often so keep checking back for amazing deals like this.
Brands: Ere Perez, Ami Iyok Green Shaman, Boucleme, Antonia Burrell, Antipodes, Weleda, May Lindstrom, Green and Spring, Pacifica, ILIA Beauty, RMS Beauty
Delivery: Free Worldwide
http://www.alyaka.com/ – Makeup can be difficult to purchase online especially when it comes to foundations, tinted moisturisers and concealers so what I like with this eshop is the fact that they sell custom sample makeup kits! You choose 5 products in the colour you want to try and then the full price of the sample will be refunded if you purchase one of the products within a month. This deal is also available for skincare and fragrances so it’s an amazing way to test things out in smaller amounts before spending your hard earned cash. This shop offers quite high end chic green brands so if you are on a budget this isn’t the one for you.
Brands: Ecobrow, RMS Beauty, Kaers Weis, Axiology Beauty, Kypris, De Mamiel
Delivery: Free delivery in Europe, £5 Worldwide
http://www.be-ecocentric.com/ – This is a french eshop that stocks various brands from all over the world; niches beauty products, amazing brands I’ve have never heard about or seen before and ethically produced clothes. The cherry on top is that with every order made, a tree is planted! I love supporting this kind of amazing initiative!
Brands: Hévéa, Colorisi, Nohèm, 2moss, Less is more, May Lindstrom
Delivery: Europe 9,90€ Worldwide about 24,90€
http://www.aliceandwhite.com/ – I recently found out about this eshop thanks to french beauty blogger Monagrom. Every quarter this online shop sells beauty boxes filled with gorgeous natural beauty brands at the affordable price of £45.56 (that’s with delivery price included too). The previous boxes contained about 5 to 6 beauty products, some full size and some sample size, so it’s good value for the amount of products you receive. I wanted to get the summer box but unfortunately it’s sold out so I bought the next one which I will receive in the autumn! I seriously can’t wait to know the contents.
Brands: included in the previous boxes – De Mamiel, Nuori, Bodhi & Birch, Meow Meow Tweet, Neom, Mitchell and Peach
http://www.lucyrose.biz/ – If you are looking for vegan cosmetics then this eshop has a big section offering products for hair, skincare, makeup etc… There is no need to waste your time searching out which brands make vegan products, like you have to on many other eshops, as you can spot it instantly. Another huge plus point for me is that they sell a lot of budget brands too so you don’t need to break the bank to have the sort of products that fit your ethics.
Brands: Human Kind Pacifica, Benecos, Lily Lolo, ecotools, Khadi
Delivery: UK Free from £15, EU £4.95, Worldwide £7.95
https://www.ecco-verde.co.uk – They sell a massive amount of natural beauty products (over 8300 to be precise!!) so its close to impossible not to find what you need! There is loads of affordable goodness so head over there if you fancy trying some new brands and only have a limited budget.
Brands: Avril, Cattier, Indemne, Biofficina Toscana, Savon du midi, Jack’s Beauty Line, Zoya goes Pretty
Delivery: It varies for each country so I let you check it here
https://www.reinaorganics.com/ -This eshop is very similar to Alyaka as it too stocks only green chic beauty. The two seem to be direct competitors but at the same time they also complete each other as some products that you can’t find on one will be available on the other and vice versa. I like them because they have lots of US products that we have a hard time finding in Europe.
Brands: Laurel Whole Plant Organics, Henne, Josh Rosebrook, MUN, Nudus, Leahlani, Moss
Delivery: Europe €8,95
There are loads of other eshops available so I am going to update this list as and when I find others that are equal to or better than the ones on this list. If any of you have any that you use and recommend I would love to hear about them and test them out and hopefully add them to this list! I have a feeling this is going to become quite an organic list and grow and change over the weeks, months and years until it hopefully becomes a go to destination for everyone wanting to know where the best place to shop for natural products is. I can’t wait to hear your feedback about these and other shops so please leave comments, ideas and tips below!