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7 Potent Face Serums That Boast Natural Skin Care Ingredients

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Considering making some swaps in favor of more natural and organic skin care products? You’ve come to the right place. But before you do, it doesn’t hurt to know the facts and myths surrounding this burgeoning beauty category. The more informed you are, the more comfortable you feel about making this important decision.

Why Buy Natural Skin Care Products?

“Natural and organic beauty products are a great way of avoiding the content of toxic pesticides and preservatives and a variety of chemicals that we may or may not understand,” says Alan M. Dattner, M.D., founder of HolisticDermatology.com and author of the book Radiant Skin from the Inside Out. “Plus, organic products are generally higher quality and produced by smaller houses with a little bit more personal care,” he adds.

However, a lot of people make the switch to these products thinking they won’t cause skin irritation or result in negative reactions and that’s just not the case. Depending on your skin’s individualized biochemistry, Dr. Dattner recommends trying out any new product on a small area of skin and letting it sit for a few hours before determining if there’s any hypersensitivity reaction. “Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s non-irritating,” he says. “Poison ivy is natural, but certainly not non-irritating,” he notes.

When it comes to natural and organic skin care, there is a wide range of available ingredients, so most of your selection process will come down to your specific needs. Some of the most common ingredients, though, are antioxidants. “Vitamin A precursors, the carotenoids, are crucial to skin growth and differentiation as vitamin A and important in free radical quenching,” says Dr. Dattner. “Vitamin C and bioflavonoids also protect against free radical damage,” he adds. Like most dermatologists, he also recommends finding products that have a zinc-based sunscreen. And if you don’t know where to start, talk with your dermatologist about your specific skin concerns.

But don’t just limit your skin care regimen to the cosmetics aisle. Be sure to fill your plate with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables. “Green leafy vegetables have magnesium and if grown in well-cared-for soil, a wide variety of organically bound minerals,” says Dr. Dattner. “For example, zinc present in vegetables participates in over 200 enzymes in the body, many of which involve the skin,” he says.

Natural Face Serums for Every Skin Concern

Ready to give natural and organic skin care a shot? Start with some of our best natural serums for face below.

  1. 1. REN Radiance Perfection Serum
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    1. REN Radiance Perfection Serum

    REN Radiance Perfection Serum boosts skin's energy cycle, visibly improving tone and texture. A potent trio of glabridin, tyrosinase inhibitors and vitamin C regulate skin pigmentation, reducing age spots and hyperpigmentation. Hydrating hyaluronic acid ensures a supple, plump appearance while glycogen and magnesium boost luminosity.Due to a manufacturer packaging change, item received may vary from product
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  2. 2. Supermood Moisture Kick Serum

    Best for: Dry Skin
    Give dry skin the boot with Supermood’s Moisture Kick Serum. Enriched with multitasking ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba oil and Finnish chaga mushroom, this natural serum can help kick your skin’s moisture levels into high gear and prep your complexion for a flawless makeup application.

  3. 3. Youth to the People Kale Tripeptide 37 Age Prevention Serum

    Best for: Premature Aging and Prevention

    Nothing says prevention like antioxidants and Youth to the People’s Kale Tripeptide 37 Age Prevention Serum is chock-full of them. Enriched with powerful anti-aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid, green tea, vitamin C and lactic acid, this all-natural facial serum can boost radiance, even out skin tone, reduce the look of pesky wrinkles and protect the complexion from aging skin aggressors like sun damage and pollution.

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  4. 4. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Collection Blemish Clearing Serum
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    4. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Collection Blemish Clearing Serum

    Best for: Acne
    Pimples, blemishes, acne—no matter how you put it, breakouts can be downright frustrating. That said, having a powerful anti-acne serum in your back pocket (or, medicine cabinet) can mean the difference between a red, bumpy and irritated complexion and clear skin. Enriched with blemish-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and green tea, Juice Beauty’s Blemish Clearing Serum can do just the trick. The natural skin serum utilizes nature’s best to combat acne, protect against environmental aggressors and soothe and illuminate the complexion.
     

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  5. 5. Luzern Laboratories Serum Absolut WE3
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    5. Luzern Laboratories Serum Absolut WE3

    Best for: Wrinkles
    These days, getting rid of wrinkles is as easy as a few injections. But, that’s not the only way to smooth out wrinkles. Instead of an invasive procedure, consider an all-natural solution! We love Luzern Laboratories Serum Absolut WE3 for its ability to smooth fine lines, promote elasticity, firm the complexion and decrease the overall depth of wrinkles.

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  6. 6. Eminence Organic Skin Care Bamboo Firming Fluid
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    6. Eminence Organic Skin Care Bamboo Firming Fluid

    Best for: Sagging Skin
    As we get older, our skin starts to experience a loss of volume and elasticity. And as a result, the skin on the complexion starts to experience a sagging effect. To combat this repercussion, reach for a natural skin formula with a firming effect. Enriched with nourishing and protecting ingredients like vitamins A, C and E, coconut oil, panthenol and coenzyme Q10, the Bamboo Firming Fluid by Eminence Organic Skin Care can help keep visible signs of aging at bay by strengthening, balancing and unveiling an overall lifted effect on the complexion.
     

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  7. 7. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
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    7. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

    Best for: Dull Skin
    Want healthy, glowing skin? Reach for a natural skin care treatment that can slough off dead skin cells, soothe and illuminate the complexion in just a few pumps. Enriched with natural skin brightener licorice and radiance-enhancing lemongrass and lactic acid, Sunday Riley’s Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment is your one-stop product for putting your best face forward. This high-potency lactic acid can eat away at dry skin cells and plump fine lines for a softer, smoother complexion, while licorice and lemongrass work together to reduce the look of hyperpigmentation to create a lasting glow.

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Jessie Quinn

Jessie Quinn is a writer and editor with work published in NYLON Magazine, StyleCaster.com, Girlboss.com, Marvel.com, and more. She is a graduate of Academy of Art University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Journalism. Originally from Los Angeles, she currently resides in Brooklyn—her home for the last five years. In Jessie’s free time, you can find her creating content for her beauty blog, Hair Skin Kale, testing out DIY beauty recipes, exploring her neighborhood, or binge-watching episodes of Friends. Her background in fashion has taught her that beautiful skin never goes out of style. Follow her on Instagram.