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The Top 15 Paraben Free Beauty Products

We’re sneaking this into the Top 10 section because after doing some digging and discovering the wealth of brands out there working hard to bring us chemical free skincare, we just had to up it to 15. Parabens, for those who might not know, are preservatives widely used in beauty products such as shampoos, shaving gels, make-up and moisturisers.

Used unquestionably for many years due to their low cost and availability, parabens have come under the spotlight owing to their suggested link with breast cancer. Although no official link has been established, their growing controversy has lead to a steady increase in demand for wholesome, organic and natural beauty products.

We’ve picked some of the finest moisturisers, serums and more that will set you on the way to living paraben free. Enjoy!

1. ARK SkinResponse Hydrating Serum

Established in 1998, ARK Age Aware Skincare was set up with aim of boosting natural beauty through “balance and happiness in body, mind and spirit”.

ARK SkinResponse Hydrating SerumSpecially formulated to nourish and firm the skin, ARK’s concentrated hydrating serum uses algae and cucumber extracts to tighten, minimise fine lines, repair environmental damage and, ultimately, hydrate thirsty skin. The best bit is that a 30ml bottle such as this should last you sometime, making it very good value.

The hydrating serum is just one from the SkinResponse collection which also includes antioxidant and destress serums among seven others.

2. Pure Lochside Organic Orange Cleansing Oil

This luxury Scottish spa brand was born out of the desire to create a range of oil based organic skincare that would suit theraputic treatments. Each product is made from 100% plant oils which unclog the pores and penetrate deep through layers of skin.

 Pure Lochside Organic Orange Cleansing Oil

This award-winning cleansing oil removes all traces make-up and daily dirt while gently cleansing. It also acts as a mild exfoliator if used with a cloth. Naturally it has an intense citrus smell which is both uplifting and refreshing.

3. Jurlique Calendula Cream

This southern Australian brand has been going strong for over 25 years. It believes that “nature + science = beauty”, which has proved an effective equation having allowed Jurlique to create an impressive range of pure and natural beauty products.

Calendula Cream Jurlique

Especially good for sensitive or irritated skin, this repairing cream contains potent calendula extract, aloe vera, witch hazel and oils such as avocado, evening primrose and grapefruit.

4. Botanicals Mint & Tea Tree Foot Balm

Botanicals started in 2003 with the desire to create pure and safe products. Approved by both The Soil Association and the European Cosmetics Products Safety Regulations, Botanicals offers quite the selection from moisturisers, lotions and scrubs, to shampoo, masks and aromatherapy oils.

Botanicals Mint & Tea Tree Foot Balm

This refreshingly lush foot balm mixes shea butter with cold-pressed organic oils such as apricot kernel oil and peppermint oil, healing vitamin E and essential oils to create a silky balm. Rub into clean, cracked and dry soles to leave feet soft and smooth.

5. Weleda Skin Food

Swiss based Weleda has been cultivating ingredients for its award winning products for over 90 years, with Skin Food one of its most popular creations with celebs and models.

Weleda Skinfood

It can be used all over to feed dry skin and help restore damaged flaky areas. Its creamy texture blends essential oils with chamomile, pansy and rosemary extracts which moisturise deeply, while the invigorating orange scent ensures it’s exceptionally refreshing.

6. Oleo Replenishing Moisturiser

A relative newbie among the list, award-winning Oleo was set up in 2009 to provide good, honest, wholesome skincare. Made in Dorset, southwest England, products are blended using essential oils, herbs, vegetable oils and extracts before being lovingly packaged in simple recycled glass jars.

Replenishing Facial Moisturiser

Bursting with natural fragrance, this buttery moisturiser is ideal for very dry or more mature skin. Its key ingredients include rose oil, rose hip and neroli oil, while coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E all work together to do exactly what it says on the label. It also makes a delicious night cream for those looking to wake up soft and supple.

7. Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque

Offering hope to split ends and dry locks, Macadamia Natural Oil is a range of specially created haircare which harnesses the goodness of macadamia and argan oils.

Macadamia Natural Oil Masque Group


The mask itself is a combination of the two infused with tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extracts. Apply to clean wet hair, read a mag for seven minutes and rinse to reveal deeply conditioned hair. It really is very simple: it smells divine, leaves hair silky smooth and no one should be without it.

8. Bio2You Organic Antiaging Seabuckthorn Cream

Latvian at its roots, Bio2You combines nature and science in its impressive range of anti-ageing products. A key ingredient is sea buckthorn, which has long been used in a variety of products from food and juices to skincare and medicines.

Bio2You Antiaging Seabuckthorn Cream

This fine creamy lotion fights wrinkles at their core, offering nourishment and rejuvenation while stimulating collagen production. The hyaluronic acid hydrates skin helping it look smoother, reducing any scars, lines or sagging.

9. South Seas Tahitian Tan Mist

If you’ve had enough of blending in with the snow this winter, look no further than expert American super-tan brand, South Seas. Priding itself on producing paraben free tanning options in environmentally conscious packaging, the extensive range includes everything from mists, lotions and exfoliators, to more professional grade bronzing and sunscreen.

Tahitian Tan Mist

This fast drying, non-greasy spray tanning mist is easy to apply and leaves skin glowing golden brown.

10. Spiezia Rose & Chamomile Gentle Face Scrub

If the colourful jar doesn’t grab your attention, its contents and earthy smelling tones certainly should. Handmade in Cornwall, Spiezia Organics creates a variety of natural skincare products for all the family and even your home. Working in partnership with The Soil Association, every product contains 100% natural ingredients.Spiezia Rose & Chamomile Gentle Face Scrub
Its wholly organic face scrub combines exfoliating hand-sifted chamomile stamen with essential oils such as wheat, coconut and olive, as well as beeswax, vanilla bean and rose flower extracts. Together they gently remove dead skin while softening and healing thanks to its mildly antiseptic properties, leaving skin smooth and clean.

11. Outback Organics Post Wax Spray

This Aussie brand set up shop in a bid to harness the healing and antiseptic properties of its native tea tree oil. Outback Organics works hard to protect the natural habitat and utilise the knowledge of the local communities that harvest and farm the ingredients used in their products.

Post-Wax Spray spray

The Post Wax Spray is perfect for soothing the back, chest, legs and arms after waxing, preventing soreness and irritation. It blends bush mint and lemon myrtle to give a cooling sensation, and has a fresh zesty scent. The aftercare collection also includes Bush Balm, a fragrance free lotion which relieves redness after waxing in intimate areas, and Ingrown Hair Serum.

12. Daniel Galvin Extra Care Shampoo and Salon Protein Conditioner

Fresh from the shelves of one of London’s top salons, Daniel Galvin products are all formulated free from parabens, silicone oils, and other harsh chemicals.

Extra Care Shampoo, Daniel GalvinSalon Protein Conditioner

This dynamic duo bring a professional touch to your own home. The Extra Care Shampoo has been formulated to clean and cleanse all hair types, with added collagen to help strengthen. Meanwhile, the Salon Protein Conditioner uses nutrients, antioxidants, honey and grape seed for ultimate shine.

13. Tisserand Aromatherapy Lavender Blend Daily Body Lotion

Lovingly created by the pioneering Robert Tisserand in 1985 after years of training and education in aromatherapy, Tisserand Aromatherapy has blossomed into an internationally renowned company. Tisserand has a huge catalogue of sensual products including perfumes, body washes, deodorants, aromatherapy oils and so much more.
Tisserand Lavender Blend Daily Body Lotion

This fragrant moisturiser fuses lavender oil, ylang-ylang and bergamot with shea butter and mint extract to create a deeply nourishing body lotion.

14. Nu Skin ageLOC Transformation

Working to the philosophy of “all of the good, none of the bad”, American based Nu Skin uses the very best technology and science has to offer to make age defying products, supplements, juice and tablets.

ageLOC Transformation Nu Skin

Ideal for men and women over 30 keen to prevent or reduce the signs of ageing, this dream line-up includes a gentle foaming cleanser, future serum, day cream and night cream to give you everything you need for your anti-ageing skincare routine. The products work in harmony, day and night, to even skin tone, increase radiance, hydrate and crucially, turn back time by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

15. Black Chicken Remedies Balm of Ages

The ethos is simple: “Look better. Feel better. Love your body.” Concerned about the volume of products us humans apply to our bodies containing nasty chemicals, founder Chey Birch masterminded her own range of 100% natural products.

Black Chicken Remedies, Balm of Ages

Promising to nourish and uplift, Balm of Ages is made of 19 deeply penetrative ingredients and is especially good for sunburn, itchy skin and eczema, as well as minimising scars and stretch marks.

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