It can be easy to get lost when navigating the essay-length ingredients lists on the back of your skincare products. But the true worth of a beauty product isn’t always found in the size of its formula and if you’re concerned about exactly what you’re putting on your skin, it can be reassuring when an ingredient list looks friendly and familiar.
While we’re not saying that less is always better (it just means less complicated), natural skincare buffs and those with sensitive skin prefer to use products with ingredient lists that are a little easier to decipher and understand.
If you’re after short and pure ingredient lists, look to Skin & Tonic – the all-natural beauty brand who are every bit as concerned about what goes into their products as we are about what goes on our skin.
Keep reading to meet our faves.
It’s surprisingly difficult to find a cleanser with less than 15 ingredients – this one has just seven. The grapeseed and thistle seed-based formula starts off as a solid balm texture, which as you rub it into your skin, melts into a cleansing oil with all the high-power, makeup-melting capabilities of a regular cleanser.
Naked Lip Balm
Coming in at just three ingredients, this lip balm can be used by all skintypes, even the most sensitive. Without a trace of artificial fragrance, colour, preservatives, or parabens, the ultra-pure formula moisturises lips with a trio of OG natural hydrators – shea butter, beeseax, and coconut oil.
Detox Beauty Oil
This skin-nourishing oil contains only six select ingredients. Amongst them, watermelon seed oil (one of the oils most easily absorbed into skin) which helps to deliver proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Combined with jojoba seed oil and black cumin seed oil, it provides intensive hydration without clogging pores.
With pink clay, probiotics, and rosehip seeds, this dry powder is meant to be mixed with liquid (water or a cleanser) to turn it into a gentle exfoliating paste (which can also be left on for 10 mins as a mask). It’s produced in dry form to avoid the additives and preservatives required in water-based products.
Sea Salt Body Scrub
This skin-softening scrub uses pure mineral-rich sea salt blended with bergamot, spearmint, and lavender for an uplifting scent that lingers on skin after use. Massage onto wet skin to buff away dry patches – or alternatively, drop a handful into your tub for a cleansing end of day pick-me-up.