Best Organic Skincare Brands in the UAE

The beauty industry has witnessed a global trend with an influx of new skin care brands launching every season. In this article I’ll take you through some of the best organic skincare brands in the UAE.

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Why it stands out?

Neal’s Yard Remedies line of organic skin care products are free from silicones, mineral oils, parabens, GMOs, phthalates, glycols, DEA, BHT or synthetic colours and fragrances. The brand uses organic, natural, and wild ingredients whenever possible. It also offers a wide range of beauty and holistic treatments formulated with 42 different essential oils.

Best-selling products to try:

Frankincense Intense Cream (75% organic), Wild Rose Beauty Balm (99% organic), Palmarosa Facial Wash (83% organic), Rose Hip Oil (100% organic) and Wild Rose Beauty Balm (99% organic)


Tata Harper

Ecocert-certified Tata Harper revolutionized natural beauty game with her high-performance skincare and wellness products line. Formulated with over 300 different raw ingredients, it combines both quality and potency. From their best-selling Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil to a select collection of lip and cheek balms and highlighters, everything is 100% natural and non-toxic.

Best-selling products to try:

Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil, Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask


Sukin

sukin organic brand
Sukin Sensitive Range

Why it stands out?

Founded in Melbourne, Sukin has made international headlines with its high-performance skin care range. It is a generous blend of active botanicals, essential oils, natural ingredients and earth-friendly ethos. Again as with most clean beauty brands, their range is free from sulphates, synthetic fragrances, petro-chemicals, artificial colours, mineral oils and parabens.

Best-selling products to try:

Purely Ageless Restorative Night Cream, Purifying Masque, Antioxidant Eye Serum


Antipodes

antipodes skincare dubai
© Sahar Reviews 2019
antipodes skincare dubai
Antipodes’ Natural Makeup: Matte Lipsticks ~ © Sahar Reviews 2019

Top marks to this New Zealand brand for its killer combination of raw super-fruit extracts, quality ingredients and high-tech certified organic formulations. Their range is formulated with 100% natural ingredients, of which at least 70% are certified organic. Their range has been scientifically proven to promote the production of elastin and collagen. This is an internationally acclaimed brand that works wonders for women of all ages and there’s hardly any product we didn’t love in their line. Bonus points: they even have a natural lipstick line across a vibrant range of colours.

Divine Facial Oil, Aura Manuka Honey Mask, Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream, Manuka Honey Treatment Mask, Manuka Honey Brightening Light Day Cream


Grown Alchemist

Grown Alchemist Dubai
Photo: Grown Alchemist

Why it stands out?

Grown Alchemist is another Australian certified non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free brand to look out for and their products are formulated with organic ingredients. Beneath its minimalistic design and Aesop-esque look packaging, the brand presents a full range of innovative skin and hair care products as well with bio-actives such as quinoa protein and botanically derived flavonoids. It comes with reasonable price tags and in travel friendly sizes.

Best-selling products to try:

Hydra+ Intensive Cream, Hydra Repair Day Cream, Gentle Gel Cleanser


 Jurlique

Why it stands out?

Here’s another Australian-born brand famous for its bio-dynamic farming and formulation process. Jurlique fuses the best of nature, together with science and resources to create a powerful skin care range. The brand also owns a 154-acre farm in the Adelaide Hills where they grow their grow and source their own ingredients such rose, calendula and lavender.

Best-selling products to try:

Rose Moisture Plus Revitalizing Gel-Lotion, Nutri-Define Superior Retexturising Serum


Melvita

Why it stands out?

This French-born organic brand offers organic bio-actives well presented in an eco-friendly packaging — everything is natural, free from any nasties. I, however have limited experience with this brand. But given my interest in clean beauty options, their range is seemingly both moderately priced and effective at achieving what it claims. Certain key ingredients include certified-organic Damask rose and argan oil.

Best-selling products to try:

Melvita Rose Hip oil


The Organic Pharmacy

The Organic Pharmacy Dubai
Rose Diamond Range from The Organic Pharmacy © Sahar Reviews 2019
The Organic Pharmacy Dubai
Honey and Jasmine Mask

Why it stands out?

Founded in London, The Organic Pharmacy has cemented itself as one of UK’s favourite organic skin care brands and offers an extensive range of products from face cleansers to masks, detox capsules, luxury treatments, supplements and even candles! Every product is both natural and organic and is formulated in accordance with the company founder’s beliefs in homeopathy. Margo, who is a delight to chat with, aims to deliver a balanced, result driven health and beauty treatments through her promising range of organic products. I have to admit, although the products are on the expensive side, the highly superior and potent ingredients helps treat a number of your skin issues and concerns.

Best-selling products to try:

Carrot Butter Cleanser, Clear Skin Tincture, Rose Diamond Exfoliating Cleanser


Nourish London

Nourish London Dubai

Why it stands out?

Nourish uses organic, plant-derived, scientifically tested ingredients. Their products are free from synthetic colours, TEA, DEA, parabens, phenoxyetol, sulfates, mineral oils, PEGS and silicones. Their range is divided into 4 core skin types, so you can easily identify and cleanse, tone, and moisturise your skin. The four ranges are: Protect, Balance, Relax and Radiance – all of which have products that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Best-selling products to try:

Argan Anti-aging Peptide Serum, Kale 3 D Cleanse


Shirley Conlon Organics

Shirley Conlon Organics Dubai
Photo: SCO

Why it stands out?

Not only is this one of the Emirate’s first organic skin care brands, it also goes without mentioning that their luxurious range is a massive hit among most beauty enthusiasts. The SCO range is specially formulated for hot and humid climates and delivers a synergistic formula of locally sourced, certified organic and wild-crafted botanicals for an antioxidant boost.

Best-selling products to try:

Vitamin C Elixir, Rosehip Oil, Rosewater Hydrating Spritz


Phenomé

Why it stands out?

I’ve just come across this new organic skin care brand from Poland and have been researching about their company lately. Their products are 100% organic, and their ingredients are all sourced from sustainable organic farms and packaged in 100% recycled plastic, and fully recyclable glass and aluminium. I’ll be sharing more about this brand soon, but the looks of it, we’re so far impressed!

Other Clean Beauty Brands

Below are some brands that are not 100% organic, but have made the cut to our list of clean beauty brands. Most of these brands focus on safety rather than the source, but are also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial colours and preservatives.

Boscia

Boscia Sahar Reviews

Why it stands out?

Three cheers for this brand for bringing affordable, natural, safe and effective skin care products to our shelves. This Japenese-inpired brand defines themselves with an ‘aim to achieve beauty and well being through botanical science’. What we love about it is how they combine the best of nature’s botanicals in an assortment of concoctions to address all skin issues namely premature skin-aging, pigmentation and dryness. Boscia’s signature blend of Willowherb and Jojoba is formulated as the brand’s propriety base for most of their products. You can read our review on Boscia’s Rose Hip Omega Face Oil here.

Best-selling products to try:

Purifying Cleansing Gel, Cactus Water Moisturizer, Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask, Rosehip Omega Oil


Teaology

Teaology Matcha Range
Matcha Tea Ultra-Firming Face Cream

Why it stands out?

Now let’s change your tea game with Teaology. This is an ethical, sustainable, high-performance natural skincare brand from Italy. It carries a complete range of skincare from cleansers to body creams and face masks, and it satisfies a variety of your skin’s needs. It goes without saying that each of their products are primarily formulated with actives from the highest quality teas and the potent formulas include antioxidant flavonoids from green, white, black, oolong, and matcha teas. Teaology range is free of parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, synthetic colors or chemicals.

Best-selling products to try:

White Tea Miracle Drops, Matcha Tea Ultra-Firming Face Cream, Matcha Pore Cleansing Stick, Jasmine Tea Firming Body Cream

Hope you found this helpful. It took me time to compile this list, and of course, I’ll be editing this whenever I find a new brand fulfilling the criteria to be matched in this list. Also, if you have a product that you think I need to try, do let me know in the comments.

love,
Sahar x

1 Comment

  1. Norhan
    2nd November 2019 / 8:16 pm

    I’m passionated about your products; and i have many natural products ti share them with you
    Iam a pharmacist ; fond of natural cosmetics
    Thank you

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