How Do I Choose the Best Organic Foundation Makeup?

Kristeen Moore
Kristeen Moore
Organic foundation.
Organic foundation.

Organic foundation makeup is a form of cosmetics that has the same function as traditional versions, but it is preferred by some users because it lacks the chemicals that other types have. Foundation itself is used to even out your complexion, but many versions available on the market have other added benefits such as ultraviolet ray protection. The best natural foundation depends on your skin type, as well as the amount of coverage that you desire. Consumers should also be aware that many foundations are labeled as organic, but they still might contain synthetic ingredients and chemicals.

Organic foundation may be best for sensitive skin.
Organic foundation may be best for sensitive skin.

Makeup is generally used to accentuate your features and add color or glow to the skin. The primary purpose of foundation is to even your complexion and act as a base for any subsequent products you apply to the face. As the natural cosmetics industry continues to grow, organic foundation makeup is increasing in popularity as well. Organic makeup products are touted by proponents as being better for the skin because they do not contain pesticides, preservatives, or talc. Unlike traditional foundations that contain chemicals, true organic versions contain plant extracts and minerals.

Identifying organic foundation makeup is the first step in choosing the best version. It is important to read all product labels because some products are advertised as being organic when they still contain chemicals and synthetic materials. Depending on the country in which you reside, true organic products might be certified by a reliable agency. If you are trying to add color to your face through a particular foundation, the product is more likely to contain synthetic ingredients in order to create such an effect.

Not only does foundation help to even out your complexion, but there are also different varieties available that provide other benefits. Anti-wrinkle products are extremely popular, as well as non-comedogenic foundations that will not clog the pores of acne-prone skin. Some products also contain sunscreens to help to protect your face when you are exposed to ultraviolet rays. Keep in mind that there are some organic materials that offer such features in foundation makeup, but these types are more likely to contain chemicals. Generally, a lighter foundation contains the least amount of ingredients.

Using an organic foundation makeup product is touted as safer for the skin, but many scientists are skeptical of such statements from proponents. This type of makeup is perhaps the most beneficial for sensitive skin, as many ingredients in chemical-based products can cause rashes and irritation. Even plant extracts carry the danger of causing adverse reactions in some consumers, so it is best to discontinue any product that irritates your skin.

Discussion Comments


@ocelot60- I wear powder mineral foundation make up that is also organic, and I love the way it looks and feels. It goes on evenly and doesn't cake, streak, or smudge. I think that it is also much easier and quicker to apply than liquid organic foundation because all you have to do is dust in on your face with a makeup brush.

Just because it is powder mineral foundation doesn't necessarily mean that the make up is organic though. To be sure you get the right kind of organic foundation, look for the organically certified logo on the label. You should also look for mineral foundation that doesn't contain certain ingredients. Parabens, fragrance, and petroleum oils should be avoided.


I see a lot of powder mineral foundations that claim to be organic, but I have never used this type of makeup before. Does anyone have experience using it, and if so, does it wear nicely? Also, how can you tell if it is really organic?


I like to use organic foundation because I think it feels less heavy on my face. The best formula is one that contains natural minerals and oils instead of heavy petroleum-based ingredients.

Though some brands can be costly, you don't have to spend a lot of money for a great organic foundation. If you shop around and compare prices and ingredients, you will find one that works great on your skin.

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