Why Choose Organic Skincare and Beauty Products?

Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies

Writer and expert

We’re constantly reminded that organic fruit and veg helps us remain strong and healthy, but did you know that using organic beauty and skincare products is just as beneficial for your skin?


Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It absorbs over 60% of whatever you put onto it, which means many of your skincare products end up in your bloodstream. Choosing organic products isn’t just skin deep – it can be better for you on both the inside and the outside.


Join us as we explore some of our favourite natural and organic skincare products and why switching from non-organic skincare makes perfect sense for your overall health and wellbeing.

Clean and green since 1981

2021 sees us celebrate 40 years of organic health and beauty. Founded in London’s Covent Garden in 1981, we’ve harnessed the power of the world’s finest natural and organic, ethically and sustainably sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils from the start, helping you find the perfect balance between inner health and outer beauty for the past 40 years.

We’ve also been a Soil Association certified licensee since 1991. Whenever you see the Soil Association or COSMOS Organic logos on our beauty products and natural remedies, you can rest assured of the quality and integrity of the organic product you’re buying.


Today, our mission is still the same: to create effective, luxurious and award-winning skincare collections that are free from any ingredients we have doubts about. This means our products are safe for you and better for the environment, delivering some of the best organic skincare in the UK. And, don’t just take our word for it – we’re delighted to reveal that Neal’s Yard Remedies recently won the award for best organic skincare in the Soil Association BOOM awards 2021. These are the only UK awards that recognise and celebrate the very best of the organic industry and we couldn’t be prouder.


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5 reasons to use organic skincare

If you’re looking to improve the look and feel of your skin, there are so many reasons to choose organic facial skincare products. Green, clean beauty is bigger and better than ever, so there’s no need to compromise on your skincare routine by using synthetic ingredients. Organic products are:


1. Free from harsh chemicals and ingredients

When you choose organic products, you’re saying no to:

  • Genetically modified (GM) ingredients
  • Controversial chemicals or harmful pesticides
  • Parabens and phthalates
  • Synthetic dyes, colours and fragrances
  • Nanoparticles

All of these things may have a detrimental impact on your skin and body.


2. Made with natural ingredients

We use raw, natural ingredients that are sustainably sourced and grown organically. Some of our ingredients are grown on site at our eco factory, where our Head Gardener Fraser and his team grow the organic calendula, St. John’s wort, verbena and lemon balm used in many of your favourite products.

Because of this, over 90% of our physically processed agricultural ingredients are certified organic by weight. We’re also committed to using no genetically modified (GM) ingredients, which means they haven’t been altered in any way.


3. Better for your skin

Organic ingredients naturally contain higher levels of glow-boosting antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Once these ingredients absorb into your skin, they do good from the inside, working alongside your body’s natural abilities to increase collagen production, prevent free radical damage, and improve blood and oxygen flow to the skin.


All of these things have a long-term impact, helping you feel just as good as you look. As a result, you’re more likely to notice a reduction in redness and irritation, and you may also see your skin’s feel and appearance improve.

4. Cruelty-free

Organic, natural ingredients don’t need to be tested on animals because they’re already safe and harmless for humans to use. This means organic products allow you to look good and feel good naturally without any guilt.


When you buy organic products from Neal’s Yard Remedies, you can be sure that they haven’t been tested on animals. We never have, and we never will. That’s why we’re Leaping Bunny approved.

5. More likely to be sustainably sourced

Organic products are kind to the earth. They’re picked where they’re grown, minimising their impact on the planet. They’re also grown without harsh chemicals, so they’re more environmentally friendly than synthetic ingredients.

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Not only that, but natural ingredients benefit the people we source these ingredients from. For example, we source our chiuri butter ethically from Nepal, helping around 60 women from the village of Nayapanizufa who harvest fruit from the chiuri trees. We also source organic honey from Chiapas in Mexico, supporting indigenous communities in hard-to-access villages with selling their produce. 

Organic skincare recommendations

To get you started on your natural and organic journey, we’ve pulled together a selection of our most-loved organic skincare collections. Build them into your daily routine to enjoy the full skincare benefits.  

Wild Rose skincare

Inspired by our cult favourite Wild Rose Beauty Balm, our certified organic Wild Rose Skincare collection is a complete beauty ritual to visibly enhance radiance. Formulated with glow-giving organic wild rosehip seed oil and high performance natural and organic ingredients to brighten and nourish, this indulgent collection will reveal your natural glow.

A woman applies Wild rose skincare to her face

Frankincense Intense™ collection

Enhance your skin’s natural beauty and target the signs of ageing with our clinically proven and certified organic Frankincense Intense™ collectionFrankincense Intense™ Age-Defying Collection. For fine lines and wrinkles, choose to visibly smooth and plump. For loss of firmness, elasticity and definition, try our Frankincense Intense™ Lift Collection to visibly lift and recontour. 

Frankincense Intense collection

For Men Collection

Maintain healthy-looking skin and energise your senses with our For Men Collection. Packed full of natural and organic herbs, botanical extracts and energising essential oils to deliver a routine that’s simple and under a few minutes. 


Certified Organic Sensitive Skincare

Soothe, calm and hydrate sensitive skin with our dermatologically tested Certified Organic Sensitive Skincare collection. We know not all sensitive skin is the same, that’s why our fragrance and alcohol-free collection can be mixed and matched to suit your skin type. Whether you’re dealing with dry, sensitive skin and redness, or you’re prone to irritation, take care of delicate skin with our gentle, yet effective collection. Expertly formulated with powerful natural botanicals that work together to support the skin’s natural barrier, sensitive skin is left nourished, comforted and relieved.