For the guys who like to go the extra mile when it comes to putting their best face forward, we’ve put together a list of 15 organic skincare and grooming brands for men that are free from all things toxic — which happen to be better for you and the environment!
For as long as we can remember, facial hair and grooming products were the only items that were ever marketed as beauty essentials for men. But we’ve come a long way since then.
Men are no longer relying on 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioners or subpar grooming products to look their best because the beauty market itself has begun catering to the long-underserved demographic by extending their offerings to include skincare, haircare, and bath essentials, packaged in a minimalist design and musky scent just for men.
However, it should be worth noting that the “for men” label on skincare products is just that — a label — and is not the end-all-be-all of what we can or should buy.
Skincare labeled “for men” tends to have a muskier, more masculine scent, but many of these products aren’t too different from their feminine beauty counterparts and formulations. (Though some brands do design their products with men’s skincare concerns in mind.)
Many of the brands featured also have genderless skincare, which features more neutral scents and can meet the skincare needs of anyone. At the end of the day, some men’s skincare products may be just as — if not more — effective than “women’s skincare” products and everyone should feel free to use whichever skincare product they like best!
Now that that’s cleared up, why should one opt for clean or organic men’s skincare products?
For one, clean skincare brands use natural ingredients and are free of the kinds that are considered potential carcinogens, irritants, or linked to endocrine-system disruption.
And second, most of these brands happen to be cruelty-free and do not cut corners when it comes to eco-friendly packaging.
From skincare that avoids ingredients that can’t even be pronounced to science-backed plant formulations that deliver results, we found you the best natural skincare for men in the form of 15 clean beauty brands you can consider adding to your bathroom shelf.
Where to Find Organic Skincare for Men
A genderless natural skincare brand, MALIN+GOETZ is the modern-day interpretation of an apothecary label that creates fuss-free vegan products that get straight to the point.
Formulated to suit all kinds of skin concerns (especially the sensitive kind), their products will help you build an uncomplicated beauty regimen from the ground up with everything from skin, body, hair, and even fragrances.
We love the fact they offer a range of effective yet natural deodorants using plant extracts that are free from conventionally-used aluminum and parabens.
Skincare categories: cleansers, moisturizers, masks, exfoliators, eye creams, lip balms, serums, oils, soaps, deodorants, and fragrances
Grown Alchemist is an Australian zero-waste clean skincare brand that uses a science-based approach to its product formulations. Primarily composed of plant-derived active ingredients, their products comprise skincare, haircare, and body care essentials that are packaged in recyclable aluminum tubes and refillable body care bottles that’ll help you cut down on waste.
Skincare categories: cleansers, moisturizers, masks, exfoliators, eye creams, lip balms, serums, oils, toners, mists, and hand cream
Scotch Porter is a Black-owned men’s clean skincare and grooming brand that was created for men of color. Using clean and plant-based formulations, the brand offers collections that feature product bundles for first-timers who’d like to explore their entire range before settling in on their favorites.
Scotch Porter is one of the two brands in our lineup that stocks an extensive range of grooming essentials and accessories, right from the best natural beard balms to cellulose acetate beard combs that’ll help you keep your facial hair in top shape.
Skincare categories: facial cleansers, moisturizers, soaps, exfoliators, beard wash, leave-in conditioners, masks, and balms
4. Jack Henry
Based out of California, Jack Henry offers a range of genderless beauty and all-natural men’s skincare products that use a clean and minimalist approach when it comes to crafting their products.
Using the least number of ingredients possible — that can be as few as four and no more than 20 — the brand bottles its minimal plant-based formulations in amber glass packaging that’s not only the more sustainable choice but also blocks out UV rays that help preserve its all-natural integrity.
Skincare categories: cleanser, moisturizer, oil, toner, and deodorants
Offering an extensive range of natural skincare products for men, Disco creates clean and uncomplicated beauty essentials that work well with your daily regimen. Whether your skin is acne-prone, sensitive, combination, or even textured, their all-natural formulations aim at targeting your skincare concerns without having to rely on anything synthetic.
We love the fact that they offer overnight pimple stickers that come with unique self-dissolving microneedles that anchor onto the blemish and work at reducing its appearance. Some reviewers even claim to have given up popping and picking at their zits ever since they began using these stickers.
Skincare categories: cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, exfoliator, mask, and pimple stickers
Bevel is a Black-owned skincare and grooming brand crafted specifically for Black men to cater to their unique skin concerns and textured hair. All of their skincare and grooming formulations are free of alcohol, parabens, phthalates, and other synthetics that are notorious irritants.
Apart from its comprehensive range of beard care products, Bevel also offers all sorts of trimmers, clippers, and even plastic-free razors to complement its grooming range.
Skincare categories: cleanser, moisturizer, toner, mask, serum, shaving cream, beard balm, oil, and conditioner
With a conditioner that let’s “keep your head in the game”, shaving cream that helps you “cut out the fluff”, and a facial cleanser that reminds you to “wipe your slate clean”, the genderless products at Doers of London offer a lot more than just a fun name.
All of their products are formulated with organic and natural ingredients that are listed with a detailed description for investigative label readers who like to know a lot more about what’s going on their faces.
Skincare categories: cleanser, moisturizer, toner, mask, serum, exfoliatior, shaving cream, and mask
ASYSTEM is a plant-based skincare and supplements brand that uses a science-backed approach to its products and formulations. Their range of skincare in particular boasts of antioxidant-rich ingredients and plant-derived stem cells that help replenish and rejuvenate your skin.
The brand also offers a subscription service for those who might just forget to restock your skincare essentials.
Skincare categories: cleanser, moisturizers, and pain relief roll on
Inspired by the ocean, Haeckels is a UK-based genderless skincare brand that uses hand-picked seaweed as a base ingredient for all of its products. According to the brand, all-natural seaweed is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that help hydrate and rebuild the skin.
Handpicking its seaweed from a beach in Margate, UK just steps away from its shop, the brand reinforces its love for the ocean through its “Rubbish for Product” scheme that encourages people around their vicinity and worldwide to share visual proof of their beach cleanup initiatives in exchange for a 40% discount.
Skincare categories: cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliator, toners, mask, serums, eye cream, lip balm, and fragrances
Lumin is a natural skincare brand that helps the uninitiated approach skincare like a gym membership. After answering a couple of skin concern-specific questions, you get matched with a skincare set that’ll address your issues free of charge for a month and all you have to do is pay for shipping and try them on before you make a commitment.
Offering a range of face, body, and hair care products, we love the fact that there’s a dedicated “How To” section on their website that introduces you to how you can apply their products with a step-by-step explanation for your AM and PM routine.
Skincare categories: cleanser, moisturizers, serum, oil, toner, masks, exfoliator, aftershave and beard oil
In an effort to prove that it’s possible to go all-natural with your skincare without sacrificing results, Brickell crafts its products using only high-quality, natural, and organic ingredients that pack a punch.
From skincare products that address acne and aging concerns to grooming and hair essentials that help maintain your mane, you’re bound to find just about everything that suits your individual concerns.
Beginners also get a chance to explore their range with a free sampler kit before they wish to commit.
Skincare categories: cleansers, moisturizers, toner, exfoliator, serums, eye cream, lip balm, shaving cream, aftershave, and beard oil
John Masters Organics is a genderless skincare brand that believes in harnessing the power of organic and natural ingredients to create a range of clean beauty products, which also happens to be a household name in hair care.
The wind-powered John Masters Organics beauty salon in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan was the first ever “clean air” salon space that refrained from using damaging colorants and chemical treatments, not even hairspray.
The brand lives up to its organic heritage by offering products that smell as good as they perform.
Skincare categories: cleansers, moisturizers, toner, exfoliator, serums, oil, and lip balms
A clean range of skin and hair care products that are powered by plants and certified organic ingredients, Intelligent Nutrients is a woman-owned company devoted to creating cruelty-free and non-toxic beauty products that are proven to work.
We love a brand that strives to educate what they mean when they use fancy jargon to make a claim. And Intelligent does just that through its own lexicon of terms that help consumers better understand their claims.
Skincare categories: cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliators, serums, oils, and lip balm
14. Pangea Organics
Pangea Organics offers a range of genderless plant-based skin products in plastic-free packaging that aren’t just good for you, but the planet as well. Bottled in infinitely recyclable aluminum packaging, the brand prides itself on using science-backed bioactive ingredients that are ethically sourced from 54 global regions.
In fact, every product features a topographical map on its front that happens to be a map of the region where its primary ingredient has been sourced from.
Skincare categories: cleansers, moisturizers, toner, exfoliator, oil, mask and eye cream
15. Marie Veronique
Known for providing effective clean skincare products that feature carefully selected ingredients to help people achieve realistic skin health goals, Marie Veronique’s range of skincare and grooming essentials are packaged in glass bottles that can be endlessly recycled.
While its skincare range can be used by just about anyone, the brand offers a shaving oil and aftershave tonic specifically for men that helps restore the skin’s pH levels while helping prevent post-shave irritation with trace minerals.
Skincare categories: cleansers, serums, sunscreen, exfoliator, shaving oil, and aftershave
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