15 Home-grown Brands For Non-Toxic Skin & Hair Care

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Now more than ever is when you should invest in self-care. Not that one ever needs a reason, but if you're looking for transformation and great results in the long run, buy products that nurture, care and protect! By which we mean clean and non-toxic, of course. To help you get on this new journey and make better decisions, here's a host of all-natural skin, hair and beauty brands that you can Shop On LBB and Nykaa Beauty.

These inform you about the ingredients they work with on their respective websites and product labels—so transparency is guaranteed. Plus, we've curated this list based on reviews from people like you and I, and for the most part, let us tell you that these labels have a cult following. 

Satliva Nature Nurtures

Satliva Nature Nurtures

Super nourishing face, body and hair creams, face and hair oils, lip balms, soap and shampoo bars are what Satliva is known for! And we know this how? Well, for one, this awesome local brand is chemical-free and all-natural. All of their products use a base of cold-pressed hemp seed oil with essential oils like argan and jojoba to ensure maximum skin/hair nourishment! Here's what we are recommending from the range: Rosemary and Mango Face Cream, Argan and Peppermint Hair Cream (can be used as a pre-shampoo massage or a post-wash leave-in) and the Neroli Body Butter. Men, they have products for your beloved beards and 'staches too. 

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: mango, raspberry, lavender, hemp, moringa, avocado and more

Price: INR 350 upwards

Hydra By Ambika

Hydra by Ambika

Natural, organic and handmade, say hello to Hydra By Ambika and its skin, body and haircare range that you will fall in love with! Start with getting yourself the Rhassoul Body Wash for a spa-like experience at home. For great hair, get the Shea Butter Cream that doubles as a mask and conditioner. Hair serums, whipped body butters and hair oils are also available in plentiful mixtures and concoctions. If you're shopping for the kids, Hydra By Ambika also has a range of cleaners and head-to-toe oils for the little ones. Curated travel sets, facial kits and festive hampers are also up for grabs here.

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: lemon, jojoba oil, tea tree, coconut oil, raw organic honey and more

Price: INR 500 upwards

Bioayurveda

BioAyurveda

Are you a strong advocate of health and wellness? Then shop for Bioayurveda's skincare that propagates the same through its ayurvedic, organic and vegan face creams, packs and scrubs. We love that their range of sustainably formulated products also cater to all kinds of skin tones and target-specific problems. Like, for anti-aging, the Kumkumadi Saffron Face Pack or for anti-pigmentation, the Licorice Renewal Face Cream. Similarly, they have all-natural potions for sun protection and toning, among others. 

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: kumkumadi, saffron, almond extracts, multani mitti and more

Price: INR 250 upwards

Laviche Bath Essentials

Laviche Bath Essentials

Although Laviche may sound luxurious like expensive commercial brands, mind you, they don't have heavy price tags or anything to hide in terms of ingredients (everything is mentioned on the packaging in bold, not fine print). Their cruelty-free, natural skin, body and hairline has soaps, scrubs, face washes, body butters, hair serums and more. We suggest buying all their rose-scented products which includes body wash, face mist, face gel, face scrub, face wash, hand cream and skin polishing gel to enjoy a complete regime and come out smelling as beautiful as a rose! Men, for you they have a Wolverine Beard Oil, and for the tiny tots, Unicorn and Donut shaped soaps for a playful bath time.

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: shea butter, goat milk, aloe vera, shikakai, neem, tea tree, orange extracts and more

Price: INR 180 upwards

Oriental Botanics

Oriental Botanics

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Bringing together the age-old benefits and reliable expertise of Ayurveda, Oriental Botanics is a holistic skincare brand. We're talking about an endless collection of toners, face wash, mists, hair masks, lotions, serums and soaps. We are particularly loving the night gels from this brand and also the fact that most of their products make use of aloe vera and green tea (to soothe away any worry!). No artificial chemicals in sight again! Try their Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Cucumber Night Gel and if hair fall is a worry, the Red Onion Shampoo and Conditioner. The hand-crafted soaps using goat milk, floral scents and oils are investment-worthy as are the combos and kits!

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: extra virgin olive oil, glycolic acid, castor oil, turmeric, saffron and more

Price: INR 275 upwards

Tattvalogy

Tattvalogy

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Shop for Tattvalogy and you're well on your way to a chemical-free routine for life. First off, the brand is organic, but what makes Nature's Tattva even more special is that it can customise any product to suit your skin type! All you have to do is purchase any one of their skincare products that are perfect for DIY. Tea Tree Hydrosol, Hand Extracted Aloe Vera Gel or Natural Rose Water, and make your own skincare product based on what works best for you! Red Sandal Powder, Vegan Kasturi Manjili, Pharma Grade Rose Clay are some of the products in their DIY range.

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: papaya, rose, sandalwood, kasturi manjil and more

Price: INR 230 upwards

Rustic Art

Rustic Art

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Take care of your skin and the environment by purchasing your beauty essentials from Rustic Art on a regular. Why? Because they support a sustainable model of manufacturing their personal and home care products that are also all-natural and toxin-free. Here you will find concentrated face wash, lip balms, moisturisers and soaps—all cruelty-free and vegan. Our favourites are the Organic Been Hand Wash, Coconut Nectar Baby Shampoo and Aloe Vera Lemon Gel. 

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: neem, basil, almond, saffron, charcoal, coffee, hemp, eucalyptus and more

Price: INR 200 upwards

Sadhev

Sadhev

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It doesn't get more natural than Ayurveda and the herbal formula from home-grown and already a raging-hit brand, Sadhev. The products they make, aside from being completely plant-based with potent herbal formulae, are also super luxurious, you literally feel like you're slathering on gold or cream! The brand also addresses sustainability by planting trees as a way of giving back.  We vouch for their whole collection that spans across hair, face and body, and urge you to give their hair cleaners, conditioners, tinted lip glosses and body oils a try.

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: henna, coconut, hibiscus, vitamin e, blue water lily, turmeric, sesame and more

Price: INR 495 upwards

Dr Sheth's

Dr. Sheths

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A brand that you would have spotted heavily all over social media, and for the right reasons we must add, Dr. Sheth's is so adored because they create skincare suited for Indian skin! Plus, of course, their formulae are vegan, dermatologically tested, and paraben and sulfate-free. We suggest you build your non-toxic skincare routine with products from this brand because they have everything from hydrating gels to gentle peels.

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: ashwagandha, marigold, spirulina, primrose oil, avocado oil, kojic acid and more

Price: INR 350 upwards

The Love Co.

The Love Co.

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Organic and loving from the get go, we want to introduce you to our newest skincare favourite, The Love Co. Cute and vibrant packaging aside, this brand wins for targeted skincare products with effective ingredients like tea-tree, aloe vera, onion seed and charcoal. Their range covers skin, hair, bath and body, and includes lotions, body wash, shampoo, volumising conditioners and refreshing body scrubs. You can also buy their products in sets.

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: rosewater, rice bran oil, jojoba, birch tree extracts, cherry blossom oil and more

Price: INR 250 upwards

Plum

Plum

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Who hasn’t heard about Plum! From face wash to night gels and face masks to moisturisers, Plum is known for it all. For one, the skin care formulae are 100 per cent vegan and use no harmful chemicals at all. Plum does not endorse unrealistic beauty standards and promotes healthy skin. Here’s what we are recommending from the range: Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer, Chamomile & White Tea Sun-Buddy Body Lotion, Green Tea Revitalising Face Mist, Hello Aloe Gentle Cleansing Lotion. All these products are gender inclusive! 

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: green tea, chamomile, aloevera, grapeseed, olive and more

Price: INR 499 upwards

Organic Harvest

Organic Harvest

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If the name of the brand wasn’t self-explanatory, you should know that all the products are made from plants that are cultivated without any hazardous chemical fertilisers and pesticides. The brand is completely transparent with consumers and helps them make informed choices with the ingredients listed on the packaging. Their bestsellers are the Red Onion Shampoo, the sunscreen, sulphate-free face wash and much more! 

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: onion, apple,  saffron, aloe vera

Price: INR 316 onwards

Mirah Belle

Mirah Belle

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This is a natural beauty brand that offers luxurious hand-crafted products. Their products are amazing and are cruelty-free, sustainable and have recyclable packaging. Their apple cider vinegar shampoo must make it to your everyday hair care routine because it is super refreshing! The wide range of face wash is one of our personal recommendations for you. 

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: lavender, chamomile, charcoal

Price: INR 354 onwards

Khadi Natural

Khadi Natural

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Herbal is the term that comes to our mind when it comes to this Indian natural skincare brand. Their products are made of herbal active elements, which are crafted from organically grown pure plant extracts. The most recommended products are the Khadi Natural herbal shampoos, face wash and paraben-free cleansers. Their face wash are a must-buy if you are switching from regular to organic.

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: saffron, henna, gooseberry, rose

Price: INR 250 onwards

Avnii Organics

Avnii Organics

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A brand run directly by artisans themselves should be supported. Not only for that but also because it is made from plants and is completely chemical free! The walnut face scrub is literally made from walnut shells and not something synthetic! If that was not it, all their products are curated keeping nature in mind. From cinnamon bark essential oil to natural eucalyptus essential oil, their oils should be your first pick. They have a natural range of face and hair masks that will give your hungry skin all the grooming that it requires.

Natural Ingredients This Brand Loves Using: cinnamon, sesame, rosemary, lemongrass

Price: INR 449 onwards

Pro Tip

Because variety is the spice of life, here are more Organic Beauty Brands and Chemical-Free Skincare Brands.

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