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8 Amazing All-natural Beauty Buys Under £50

If you’re looking to ‘clean up’ your beauty routine, look no further. We’ve rounded up eight of the best all-natural skin care and make up buys – all of which are under £50!

A must-have for discerning night owls, SkinOwl’s {Eye +} is brightening and tightening – reducing puffiness, lessening fine lines and swiftly sending under-eye bags packing. A cooling cocktail of aloe and cucumber works alongside brightening liquorice and antioxidant gingko biloba, to dispel signs of too-little sleep and diminish those circles of darkness…

Arguably the most brilliant balm cleanser we’ve come across, Emma Hardie’s best-loved {Moringa Cleansing Balm} now comes in three, 50ml jars (with three fantastic face cloths), for the same price as 100ml*. Brimming with skin-nourishing oils, this indulgent formula melts make up effortlessly – dissolving the day’s grime without leaving your skin feeling stripped. In the words of one devoted customer (Tina Turner, was it you??), this cleanser is ‘simply the best’.

Beloved by beauty bloggers, vloggers, editors and mere mortals alike, Tata Harper’s skin care ‘top coat’ is one of those elixirs you’ll soon wonder how you coped without. A power-packed blend of 17 active, vitamin-rich ingredients (96% of which are certified organic), {Replenishing Nutrient Complex} contains everything your skin needs to stay smooth, supple and resilient – it’s a featherweight, nutritive ‘shield’ between complexion and the ageing effects of the elements.

A long-awaited innovation, W3LL PEOPLE’s {Expressionist Mascara} is the stuff of ‘green girls’ dreams. Completely free from synthetics, this pitch-black, lash-lengthening and separating formula is rich in nourishing ingredients – bees- and carnauba waxes, glycerin and sunflower seed oils – and stars a flexible, injection-moulded rubber brush to coat each hair with long-wear smudge- and budge-proof pigment.

With the original centuries-old recipe, Pommade Divine {Nature’s Remedy Balm} is a definitive bathroom cabinet have-to-have. Every man, woman and child needs  a pot of this skin-healing treatment; perfect for soothing scraped knees, protecting burns, softening scales and hydrating dry or chapped lips. A thick nourishing salve, this brings instant relief from tightness, itchiness (and ouches) with shea, clove, cinammon, lanolin and nutmeg.

A potent blend of pure botanical extracts, Odacité’s {Hydration Serum Concentrate} can be used on its own – or blended with your day cream to enhance its moisturising benefits. With pomegranate and rose geranium flower/leaf oils alongside reparative vitamin E, this quickly quenches skin’s thirst – you can practically hear the parched cells breathing sighs of relief – and the smell is incredible.

Adored by the likes of ever-flawless Emma Watson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Cara Delevingne, MV Organic Skincare’s {Pure Jojoba} does it all. With a molecular structure almost identical to sebum, this miraculous oil helps to normalise confused complexions – nourishing where-needed and balancing shine-prone areas to keep skin clear, calm and contented. Just a couple of drops on some damp cotton wool will gently dissolve even stubborn eye make up, while a small amount warmed between fingertips and ‘pressed’ over your face will leave skin soft and dewy.

RMS Beauty’s gorgeous {Lip2Cheek} comes in six stunning, wearable shades to lend a flush of skin-friendly colour to cheeks, lips and anywhere else you fancy! Pioneering the ‘natural’ beauty movement, creator Rose-Marie Swift’s self-named range has graced the faces of angels (the Victoria’s Secret ones) and harnesses the protective and reparative properties of botanical ingredients in their ‘raw’, unadulterated state (no superfluous chemicals here).



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…