best chemical free makeup brands

Best Chemical-Free Makeup Brands

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As time goes on, we are slowly becoming more aware of what we put in our bodies. We realise that everything that goes in, affects our health in many ways, probably in more ways than we actually know.

We are also becoming more aware of what we put on our bodies in terms of cosmetics and makeup, unhealthy chemicals get absorbed into the skin and can affect us in the same way. It’s time to start thinking about the products we use, a simple change to your makeup routine can affect your health in a huge way.

Before I get started on the best chemical-free makeup brands I think I should first explain what exactly chemical-free means.

What does chemical-free mean?

Chemical-free means that the product is made from natural ingredients that are healthy for you and the environment. Technically speaking every product is made out of chemicals because all substances, like water and air, are considered chemicals. When I use the term chemical-free, I am referring to products that are made from natural ingredients.

I have put together here some of the best chemical-free makeup brands on the market.

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Best Chemical-Free Makeup Brands

Green People

Green People chemical free brand

Did you know that to call products natural, you only need 1% of natural ingredients in the product? I didn’t know that either, but Green People do and they decided they need to do something about it! Their products have up to 99% natural or organic ingredients.

They have all types of products from hair and teeth, to products for babies. Most of their products are skincare products, but they have some makeup and their range is constantly being expanded. One thing you know with Green People is that they’re a brand you can trust!

Green People can be bought from Look Fantastic

Nude By Nature


Nude By Nature is a relatively unknown brand, however, they are worth knowing. They only use ingredients that are good for you and their products and packaging are beautiful. All of their products are decked in rose-gold packaging that makes me want to buy their products for the packaging alone!

Their products are free from chemicals, parabens, silicones, talc and bismuth. Instead of harming the skin as many products do, they claim their products help the skin improve. I have used some of their makeup products and I was really impressed, they are high quality, last well and are good for you at the same time! You can check out my review on the Nude By Nature Primer here.

Nude By Nature can be bought from Boots

lilah b.

lilah b

lilah b.’s motto is to simplify and declutter life, make your life a more minimal one with more essentials and less clutter. It’s something many of us are trying to do in a world where everything is in excess. In makeup, this translates as fewer ingredients in each product, which is better for you and your skin! Most of lilah b. products are also multi-purpose, making decluttering all the easier.

The packaging of the products is all gorgeous and clean with a lot of white. They definitely win when it comes to beautiful packaging!

Their products are free of gluten, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic fragrances. They are also vegan and cruelty-free.

lilah b. can be bought from Amazon

Antonym Cosmetics

Antonym Certified Organic Baked Foundation

I love this brand, I have their baked foundation which is one of the loveliest foundations ever from the packaging to the product itself! Many of their products are certified organic by an organisation called Ecocert (a very stringent European certification body that makes sure all ingredients are safe). This means that they have gone through an extensive and expensive process to become certified. The results are that they have ticked all the boxes to be natural, healthy and good for you!

Antonym was born when they noticed a gap in the market, they noticed that most naturally made makeup products were not very high-quality, so they decided to create the best of both! Their makeup is awesome and their ingredients are natural and free of all the bad stuff. I like to call it, the best of both!

Antonym Cosmetics can be bought from Amazon

RMS Beauty


RMS Beauty has almost all their products naturally derived. You know a company is honest when they list their products that aren’t natural. This is what RMS Beauty has done. Click here to read the few products that have some synthetic ingredients to them. And all the other products are completely natural.

They have a really impressive variety of products and colours, and I love their simple yet classy packaging! It depicts what the brand is all about- being clean and straightforward! What you see is what you get!

RMS Beauty can be bought from Space NK

My Thoughts

These are a few of the best chemical-free makeup brands on the market today. Keeping ourselves healthy should be the priority over everything else, I’m sure you agree. I’m not quite ready to make that major shift to completely natural products, but slowly, slowly I am getting more natural and chemical-free products. These products help us feel better so its only natural to head this way. Slowly more and more brands are heading for more natural products, which is really great! I think in 10 years we’ll all be looking back thinking how did we ever put all those unhealthy ingredients on our faces! Only time will tell:)

Have you tried any of these chemical-free makeup brands or other ones? What’s your favourite one? Let me know in the comments below:)

Hollie xx

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21 Responses

  1. Alejandra

    Hi Hollie,

    Thanks so much for sharing a good article to read about the best chemical-free makeup brands.

    So important to know more about this topic, I’m switching into a living more a natural life and makeup is part of my morning routine.

    Every time I go to the store to get a new makeup product I ask about which brands are chemical-free and not always I get a good answer to help me to get the right product.

    This list of makeup products will help me to get the right product for me!

    • Hollie

      You’re making clever choices! The fewer chemicals in our bodies the better.

  2. Mariah

    This post is exactly what I have been looking for. In my experience, my face is very sensitive to makeup, especially around my eyes. A lot of different products make my face oily or feel dried out if I have any makeup near my eyes they will feel dry and tired all day. I am so excited to check into some of these companies further and try out their makeup. I think I will start with the Lilah B because I agree that fewer ingredients = better.

  3. Linus Udochukwu Marvellous

    This is just the truth. Products with chemicals especially products for our skin has many disadvantages compared to products made from natural ingredients. I can proudly say products made from natural ingredients are the best because I am a witness. I once bought a body lotion online and after three days of using it, I began to notice some rashes. I had to stop it, went online for solutions and discovered that using the juice from Aloe Vera would heal it. I tried the solution and the rashes disappeared.

  4. Kenechi

    Every makeup should be chemical free but the cosmetics industries wouldn’t do this. They are only after their own money and that’s why most of them produces makeups that are unhealthy to the human body. Some of the chemicals can lead to cancer but they don’t mind pushing these disastrous makeups to the market. Free chemical makeup is better if it’s actually free. 

    • Hollie

      True but on the flip side look at how many new chemical-free makeup brands there are. Slowly we’re changing it all!

  5. Chrissie Spurgeon

    Hi Holly

    Like you, I really believe that we should only put natural products in our bodies.

    So your post is extremely helpful for everyone who feels the same way. It is not always easy to find products which are completely natural, but you have shown us places where they are available.

    I will certainly be checking up on your recommendations.

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Chrissie 🙂

    • Hollie

      I hope you love the brands as much as I do and thanks for stopping by.

  6. Gracen

    Hi Hollie, the best treat we can ever give to our skin is going natural. There are so many beauty products that have harsh chemicals that do affect our skins in a negative way. Just like what we eat has a way of affecting our skins, the beauty products we use also has a way of affecting us negatively or positively. The importance of using natural beauty product cannot be over emphasized. It helps us pamper our skins and make our skins to age with grace.The products you listed are wonderful and is worth checking out, as I am for anything natural. I use green tea product, like their powder and deodorant etc. I don’t know why, but I love the rmsbeauty products you listed. I will definitely check it out.

    • Hollie

      Chemicals do so much damage and we are surrounded by them in so many other aspects of our lives. The least we can do is avoid them on our skin!

  7. Mary

    Great and informative article on “Best chemical-free makeup brands” , and it is very important and really worth it, to your readers and most especially to me because I hate using cream, makeup etc that has chemicals, even some chemicals used are very harsh, when use will affects our health in many ways.The chemical-free makeup brands listed on this post will help us to get the right products to use.Thank you for sharing!

  8. AV2001

    WOW!!! Chemical-Free? Are you kidding me? I’ll be damned!!!

    I can’t believe my eyes right now cause every make up kit I’ve ever bought contains thousands of chemicals. Well, I’m glad that I found this page, and like technology, the make up industry is improving as well.

    Where can I get that “Plants Not Parabens”?

  9. Michel

    In this day and age, most things are going back to the way nature intended. Most of us think about what we eat, but few of us worry about what we are putting on our skin. We should be worried as the skin is the largest organ on the body and it absorbs whatever we put into it.

    This is a great resource to check which make up brands are made only with natural ingredients with no chemicals added. I simply love the Nude by Nature Lipstick.

  10. Whitedove1

    This is actually an awesome post, good job done. Every woman should read this post and share to friends. 

    Have been so tired of chemical ingredients makeup  for it’s side effect in burning of face. But this chemical free product made of naturally ingredient would be best for me to have a good and beautiful looking. Thanks for taking your time to research for this. Best regards 

  11. Peace

    I am getting scared that chemicals, that is the harmful substances we use everyday are going to be the death of us one day. And knowing that most make up products are made with harmful chemicals has made me to go make up free on most days. 

    But now that more make up brands are going natural, I think I would go 🔙 to my regular application of make up. 

    I have heard a bit about the nude by nature brand, but the other nine are foreign to me. 

  12. MaryLi

    Hi! Thank you for this post. I remember my face reacting badly with some make up I bought in the past. Now when I’m trying out new makeup I always worry about my skin reacting to the chemicals. 

    I’ve never tried chemical free makeup and after reading your post, I’d like to try them out. It’s good for the skin and the risk of bad reactions will be much lower. And it’s good for the environment too. I had a look at the different brands you’ve recommended and they are more expensive than the makeup I usually get. Do you have any brand recommendation for students who are on a budget?


    • Hollie

      You make a valid point. Unfortunately, there is no chemical free equivalent to the cheap high street brands….yet. The whole concept is still pretty new so be patient and I’m sure in a couple of years we will see a lot more with a lot more affordable ones too. 

      Also, keep checking on these brands because they often have offers, Green People have 15% off now which is quite a good deal!

      Thanks for stopping by:)

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