Calling all eco-beauty warriors! Here's a guide to the best natural and organic skincare brands in Singapore for all your mindful primping needs.
Organic food and ethical fashion have come a long way in Singapore, and now it’s time for natural makeup and skincare products (and those made with super ingredients) to steal the spotlight. All-natural, toxin-free cosmetics and skincare aren’t just better for your skin, but the planet too. From fruit-dyed lipsticks to certified organic serums to recyclable packaging, these mindful beauty brands – locally made or available in Singapore – are the goods.
Natural and organic skincare in Singapore
1. Fawn Labs: Natural and organic skincare
Looking for no-frills yet effective skincare that does the job? Get your glow on with Fawn Labs. This lab-to-skin brand combines organic ingredients, science-backed formulas, and refillable packaging to bring you the clean beauty your skin deserves. All ingredients are sourced in bulk to reduce carbon footprint and shorten the supply chain process. Try its best-seller: Fawn + cleanse² Rejuvenate, a sick cleansing oil made from baobab oil and rosehip fruit oil. The double cleansing oil melts away makeup, unclogs pores and leaves you with soft and supple skin.
Fawn Labs, available online
2. Founder’s Beauty: Vegan, natural and cruelty-free
Founder’s Beauty was conceptualised when CEO Sonam Uttamchandani noticed the lack of products free from parabens, sulfates, SLS, and other chemicals back in 2011. As someone with an autoimmune condition, she took matters into her own hands and whipped up natural skincare for herself. Eleven years later, Founders Beauty now has a line of vegetarian, cruelty-free and synthetic-free products for all skin types. The Creamy Clay Concentrate is exactly how it sounds: a hydrating and detoxing clay mask that doesn’t dry your face. In fact, it draws out toxins and reduces excess sebum in oily areas.
Founder’s Beauty, available online
3. Oasis: Natural skincare
We immediately fell in love with this homegrown brand when it entered our radar. Its products are a luxe treat for skin – they’re made without parabens, sulfates and other synthetic substances. Handcrafted in Singapore, they contain 100% natural and premium ingredients sourced from botanical experts around the world who abide by strict purity and sustainable production standards.
Oasis, multiple locations including Joo Chiat and Cluny Court; also available online
4. The Herb Farm: Natural skincare
The Herb Farm truly lives up to its name – many of its fresh ingredients are grown at founder Lynn Kirkland’s farm in New Zealand. Products are all made on-site, with pure herbal extracts, plant-derived and 100% natural ingredients. We can’t go a day without morning spritzes of the Rejuvenating Facial Toning Mist. It awakens skin, refreshes makeup and minimises the appearance of pores.
The Herb Farm, available online via Lazada and at Isetan Scotts
5. Kew Organics: Water-based and organic skincare
Touted as Singapore’s first serious water-based organic skincare, Kew Organics is perfect for Singapore’s humidity. The range features facial oils, treatment essences, face mists, micellar water and balms that are packed with active botanicals and pH-balancing elements. Goodbye, dehydrated skin! Oh, and all products come in European Miron Violet Glass which retains the freshness of active ingredients in the formulas.
Kew Organics, available online and at multiple locations including Cluny Court and Clarke Quay Central
6. Sigi Skin: Vegan and superfood-based skincare
Local skincare brand Sigi Skin’s range is free of nasties like parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and phthalates. Packed with superfoods and antioxidants, the products also guard the skin against pollution and environmental stressors. Their road to clean beauty is serious business. In fact, they’ve even discontinued a product that contained honey.
Sigi Skin, available online
7. Re:Erth: Natural and plant-based skincare
Finally, someone’s stripping it all down for us. Re:Erth wants you to feed your skin with only the most natural ingredients sans a 10-step skincare regime. Formulated with natural skin boosters like Japanese white turmeric leaf and root extract, and Japanese spring turmeric extract, Re:Erth’s skincare range shows major results. They also have a sustainability program that encourages people to bring in their empty packaging to be fully recycled and converted to virgin-quality recycled plastics and non-fossil-derived fuel. Hop over to their recycling stations at Nana Bird, Design Orchard and Perk by Kate.
Re:Erth, available online and at multiple locations including Design Orchard and Tangs Orchard
8. Handmade Heroes: Natural, vegan and cruelty-free skincare
Handmade Heroes has fast become a household name amongst local beauty fans. The Singaporean skincare brand is hard to miss as it boasts simple yet eye-catching packaging and a name you’re unlikely to forget. Unlike others that claim to be 100% natural, Handmade Heroes truly is – its products do not contain synthetic chemicals or preservatives. Check out our throwback interview with founder Lynsey Lim here.
Handmade Heroes, multiple locations including Takashimaya and Liliewoods Social; also available online
9. Forest Rhapsody: Natural and plant-based skincare
Papaya, sea kelp, aloe vera – no, we’re not making a breakfast smoothie. These are some of the key ingredients used by SG-based label Forest Rhapsody. Using natural plant-based actives like fruit enzymes, flower acids and marine extracts, the skincare brand stays away from red flags like parabens, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances. Its range includes a flower acid resurfacing mask for exfoliation and a liquid silk elixir for hydration. And plus points to the recyclable glass jar and bottle packaging.
Forest Rhapsody, available online with free international shipping for orders over $60USD
10. Glowfully: Clean skincare
It all started when founder Charlene Sim was researching safe skincare to use for her mum who was undergoing chemo. She realised many skincare brands have toxic ingredients, pushing her to create Glowfully. This skincare brand is formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates and formaldehyde. We’re obsessed with the gel cleanser featuring charcoal beads that melt into your skin, unclogging pores and impurities with every wash. Great for Singapore’s humid weather, too!
Glowfully, available online
11. Luxe Botanics: Natural and organic skincare
There’s no doubt why this eco-luxe skincare brand is in everyone’s good books. Firstly, the products contain power-packed, transformative botanicals like marula nut oil from Kenya and camu camu berry extract from Brazil. Secondly, the organic oils are kind to the planet and sourced through fair-trade alliances that give back to local communities. The brand also has a recycling program that lets you enjoy a 20% discount for recycling each container.
Luxe Botanics, available online
12. Sephora Collection Good Skincare: Natural skincare
Sephora’s clean skincare line has up to 99 per cent naturally derived ingredients. Highlights include the Ultra Glow Serum with vitamin C and E from potato, tapioca and sunflower, and natural peptides from marine algae. The Glow Peel Pads, which contain natural glycolic acid from sugar cane, are also a must-try. And it doesn’t hurt to know that the recyclable plastic packaging is derived from sugar cane and printed with vegetable-based ink!
Sephora Collection Good Skincare, available at Sephora
13. Evereden: Natural skincare
You know it’s legit when a brand’s backed by a team of leading dermatologists (aka Moms in Medicine). Non-toxic and plant-based ingredients like sunflower seed oil, oats, rosehip oil and jojoba oil are stars of the show at this mummy and baby skincare brand. Mother or not, the Golden Belly Serum is great for stretch marks and cellulite.
Evereden, available online
14. Basic Theory: Natural skincare
Founded in 2015 by sisters, Basic Theory emphasises slow living. Its products are refreshingly gentle – even the facial polishes. The bestselling Clarifying mask contains three superfoods: oats, flaxseeds and turmeric. These, combined with bergamot, grapefruit and ylang ylang oils, give the skin a major boost by clearing the dullness to reveal a brighter complexion. We also swear by the Basic Lip Protectant thanks to its all-natural ingredients like avocado oil and shea butter, and eucalyptus and peppermint for a cooling effect.
Basic Theory, available online
15. Jurlique: Natural and botanical-based skincare
You’ve probably heard of Jurlique – this Australian brand has been around for a while. Its key botanical ingredients like viola tricolour, yarrow flower and red clover are grown in an organic farm in Adelaide. Psst: the Jurlique Farm uses clean energy thanks to solar panels and has sent zero waste to landfill since 2016. Even the compost used to enrich the soil is made from plants grown at the farm. Needless to say, it doesn’t get any more organic than this.
Jurlique, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Tangs; also available online
16. Antipodes: Natural skincare
With a killer combination of raw superfruit extracts, quality ingredients from New Zealand and high-tech certified organic formulations, it’s no wonder Antipodes works wonders. And the brand has scientifically validated results to prove it. The keywords are collagen, elastin and antioxidant in this range of holy grail anti-ageing products.
Antipodes, available online via LookFantastic, Guardian and Lazada
17. Herbivore Botanicals: Natural skincare
Founded in Seattle, the cruelty-free brand offers filler-free products – almost all its ingredients are pure, highly concentrated active ones. They’re also created without synthetics, parabens, chemicals and petroleum. On rotation is the Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask and refreshing Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist to rehydrate and heal the skin. You’ll want to follow the brand on Instagram – its feed is a wonderland of pastels and crystals.
Herbivore Botanicals, available at Sephora
18. Kora Organics: Organic, natural and vegan skincare
Aussie sunshine babe Miranda Kerr isn’t just a top model – she’s also a qualified holistic health practitioner. Her skincare brand is certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free. The products pack a serious punch with powerful ingredients like the noni fruit, a superfood that protects the skin from environmental damage. Try the rich Noni Glow face oil that nourishes and brightens skin, as well as the turmeric brightening and exfoliating mask which dissolves dead skin cells, stimulates renewal and evens skin tone.
Kora Organics, available at Sephora
19. NatureLova: Natural, organic skincare and makeup
This eco-luxe apothecary has its natural beauty game on point. It’s passionate about personal wellbeing and environmental sustainability. The huge product range includes fine hypoallergenic, natural and organic cosmetics and skincare. And while ladies are more than catered for here, men can get in on the action too. Get him all groomed up with VMV’s hypoallergenic pre-shave barber oil, aftershave or Botani’s moisturising facial products.
NatureLova, available online
20. Pai Skincare: Natural, vegan and cruelty-free skincare
Pai Skincare hits all the right marks – it’s natural, ethical, sustainable and gentle on your skin. The brand has a Soil Association certification, which means all ingredients are 100% natural and 70% are organically grown and harvested. If you’re new to the brand, try the Rosehip Bioregenerate. This multi-tasking facial oil keeps blemishes, dryness, pigmentation, redness and fine lines at bay. It’ll leave you with glowing skin, too!
Pai Skincare, available at Sephora
21. A Kinder Beauty: Vegan skincare
Afraid of what you’re putting on your skin? Let A Kinder Beauty do the selection for you. This Singapore-based e-tailer curates guilt-free, fuss-free and innovative brands. That means you’ll find ones with full transparency on their ingredients, straightforward skincare regimes (yes, multi-taskers) and innovative formulas that fetch maximum efficacy. Spot names like Bivid, Doctors PGA and Esqa in the mix.
A Kinder Beauty, available online
22. Rough Beauty: Natural skincare
Inspired by trips to the Himalayan mountains, Rough Beauty offers handmade botanical soaps made with quality natural ingredients. Think plant essential oils, as well as herbs and spices for natural scents and colouring. We love the Mint Rose. It gives the skin an exfoliating treat with its blend of floral, herbs and citrus essential oils. The brand takes eco-friendly practices seriously – packaging is kept simple to reduce wastage.
Rough Beauty, available online
23. Pure Tincture: Natural, organic, cruelty-free skincare and makeup
Award-winning beauty boutique and spa Pure Tincture is a beauty haven. But aside from its treatments, the boutique also stocks an extensive line-up of natural, cruelty-free organic makeup and skincare brands. Organic enthusiasts have tons of skin-friendly makeup and skincare options including products for sensitive and ageing skin.
Pure Tincture, multiple locations including Tras Street and The Adelphi
24. W.ant Skincare: Natural skincare
The feel-good vibes you get from using only all-natural skin products don’t stop here. Purchases from this ethical beauty brand contribute towards empowering marginalised local communities, especially women in Bali, Indonesia and Benin, Africa. All products are cruelty-free, free of fragrances and synthetic ingredients, and handmade from pure botanical oils and minerals. Oh, and did we mention they’re formulated without water? Yup, these babies are seriously potent.
W.ant Skincare, available online
25. Bud Cosmetics: Organic and natural skincare
Bud Cosmetics takes customer care very seriously. With a bold “nothing to hide” policy, every ingredient is up for careful scrutiny online and in-store. Bud boasts a wide variety of ethical and guilt-free beauty products from over 30 popular organic brands, including Dr Alkaitis and Juice Beauty. Simply swing by one of the stores if you want to experience the products for yourself (or study the labels).
Bud Cosmetics, multiple locations including Mandarin Gallery and Square 2; also available online
26. The Naturally Better Company: Organic, natural and cruelty-free skincare and makeup
The Naturally Better Company is an eco-luxury boutique offering makeup and skincare brands with healthy, safe ingredients and sustainable practices. The selection is extensive, with the likes of award-winning RMS Beauty, Ilia Beauty and Tata Harper ranking high on the bestseller list. But a special mention must be made for bringing in Priti NYC. It’s a luxury nail polish brand with polishes that aren’t just trendy, fast drying and chip resistant, but also vegan, non-toxic and free of carcinogenic ingredients.
The Naturally Better Company, available online
27. Charis Naturals: Organic, natural skincare
It’s nice to know that the founder of Charis (pronounced Care-iss) Naturals, Michelle, is on our team when it comes to the battle for good skin. Faced with eczema problems as a teen, she’s done intensive research on the dos and don’ts of organic products. She’s a huge fan of the store’s Kahina products, a brand based on the wonders of argan oil (also known as Moroccan liquid gold). And we’d have to agree, just a few drops of the 100% Argan Oil onto our dry, frizzy hair, and poof – magically smooth hair the next morning.
Charis Naturals, available online
28. Ania Skincare: Natural and sustainable skincare
Is your makeup stash piling up with unnecessary products? Step on the brakes and take things slow with Ania Skincare, a brand that helps declutter your regime and focus only on the essentials. The line of masks, moisturisers, serums and toners are made with clean formulations of safe synthetics and botanicals, along with potent ingredients from untouched regions in Africa. It’s also the first beauty brand in Singapore to be verified by the Environmental Working Group, an ingredient safety certification for beauty and personal care goods.
Ania Skincare, available online
29. Mmerci Encore: Natural skincare
Helmed by Alli Sim, Mmerci Encore is best described as soulful. It’s all about holistic spa regimes and feel-good rituals made to ‘champion self-care’. Formulated with fresh, raw ingredients and the purest essential oils sourced from France and Australia, all products are hand-blended in Singapore in small batches. Everyone loves the organic geranium-based Glow Elixir, a roll-on aromatherapy perfume that’s free of alcohol and synthetic chemicals.
Mmerci Encore, available online
And there you have it, a big fat list of organic skincare in Singapore for the good stuff.