With the clean beauty movement growing overseas, the demand for more naturally-derived, safe, and sustainable products is in an all-time high. Locally, it's not that difficult to find products with these specs—the struggle is more on pointing out which ones exactly are true to their claims.
For one, the term natural is only a catch-all term for products with both naturally-derived and organic ingredients. A product that is called plant-based simply means that it uses mostly plant-based ingredients and avoid most animal-derived ingredients. Meanwhile, certified organic products should carry seals from the QAI, NSF, or USDA to guarantee their authenticity. (Read more about the difference among these labels here!)
Again, despite how complicated that may sound, it's easier than ever to spot products with more natural and safe formulations. As proof, we rounded up some of our favorite lipstick formulas that tick these boxes! Check them out below:
1. Origins Blooming Bold Lipstick
Aside from being richly pigmented, this plant-based lipstick formula has a lovely floral scent from the dozen flowers it's infused with. It's also free of parabens and mineral oil, but contains flower waxes and honey for a buttery finish.
ORIGINS Blooming Bold Lipstick in Red Red Rose, P1150, Lazada
2. Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner
For a sheer, hydrating finish, swipe on this formula with certified organic botanicals and no harsh chemicals.
ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioner in Lust for Life, P1619, Sephora.ph
3. Burt's Bees Satin Lipstick
Try this medium-coverage lip color that moisturizes your lips with all-natural ingredients like moringa oil, beeswax, and raspberry seed oil for a fuller-looking pout.
BURT'S BEES Satin Lipstick in Scarlet Soaked, P795, Beauty Bar
4. Lily Lolo Natural Lipstick
Mineral makeup brand Lily Lolo offers a fragrance-free option that doesn't skimp on pigment and hydration. It nourishes the lips with vitamin E and organic jojoba oil for a natural glow in nine wearable shades.
LILY LOLO Natural Lipstick in Berry Crush, P795, Beauty Bar
5. Human Nature Made to Bloom Lipstick
Human Nature stays true to their 100% natural claims with a line of matte nude lipsticks that were made to complement Filipina skin tones. Each bullet uses less plastic than your average lipstick, packaged in paper tubes that feel extra light in your makeup bag.
HUMAN NATURE Made to Bloom Lipstick in Grace, P495, SM North Edsa the Block
6. Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon
These lip crayons contain castor seed oil and vitamin E for a smooth yet precise glide. Like all of Jane Iredale's products, each shade is allergy-tested and free of common irritants like parabens, synthetic fragrance, and phthalates.
JANE IREDALE PlayOn Lip Crayon in Naughty, P845, Rustan's
7. Josie Maran Argan Color Sticks
Josie Maran's Argan oil-based sticks are a multi-tasking formula with a clean ingredients list and a smooth, glow-inducing finish to match.
JOSIE MARAN Argan Color Sticks, P1300 for a set of 3, Lococo
8. Hello Gorgeous Faux Blush
This lip and cheek tint is made from natural fruit pigments that'll give you an instant flush and a pop of color in a few taps. Just click the pen and blend!
HELLO GORGEOUS Faux Blush in Coral, P250, Freyja
9. RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick
This luxurious formula is enriched with beauty oils and plant extracts for a rich satin finish and vibrant color. It's moisturizing enough to use as a multi-stick, too!
RMS BEAUTY Wild With Desire Lipstick in Brain Teaser, P1900, Sephora.ph
10. Rraw Stains
These all-natural sheer stains from local brand Rraw leave a comfortable veil of pigment that looks flattering even on dry lips.
RRAW Lip & Cheek Stains, P150, Rraw