The 10 Best Natural & Nontoxic Foundations For Any Skin Tone


Finding a natural, or at least non-toxic, foundation that works for your needs and specific skin tone used to be a major struggle. Not only were the options more limited than with traditional brands, but the colour range and textures used to be less diverse. (Although that colour range complaint could have been said about most foundation collections.) Now, options abound! Collection shades span up to 45 hues. You can find endless texture variations from oils and whipped moisturizers to powders. Coverage goes from barely there to full-face.

And the options only continue to grow: Just on this list alone, there are six new formulas to try out! So if you’re in the market for something new, try out one of these. Not only are the ingredients clean, but they’re the highest quality we’ve tried.

Jane Iredale Beyond Matte Liquid Foundation

The brand’s newest foundation launch is perhaps their most impressive: A shine-controlling liquid launched in 18 diverse shades. The semi-matte finish comes from the peptides, and a combo of linseed and celery seed extracts give that smooth, airbrushed-like finish.

RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up Cream Foundation

You have to feel this foundation to understand why it’s special: It’s basically the texture of a whipped moisturizer, and rubs in like one too. And while RMS Beauty is known for their sheer-leaning cosmetics (just their aesthetic!), this packs major pigment and a velvet-like finish.

Burt’s Bees Goodness Glow Tinted Moisturizer

For the tinted moisturizer fans among us, Burt’s Bees’ newest is, as the name might suggest, good. Tinted moisturizers either fall too heavy on either the tinted or moisturizer side, but with a blend of oils and just enough coverage, this strikes the perfect balance.

Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation

The most surprising of the mix: This classic French beauty staple’s new 97% natural formula. In pivoting toward natural ingredients, the brand misses nothing of what you might come to expect from them with a silky smooth finish, buildable coverage, and ultra-luxe feel.

Vapour Beauty Velvet Glow Foundation

Vapour Beauty may be a mainstay for many clean and natural makeup lovers, but they recently got a little makeover themselves. Not only did they launch all-new (more sustainable) packaging and higher color payoff, but 97% of the products were reformulated with significantly less or no water, in an effort to temper the beauty industry’s consumption—including this serum-like foundation.

Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation

Consider it an instant classic: The finish is what I can only describe as “refreshed.” It’s a lighter coverage so your skin can still peek through, and the potent skin-care-like ingredients plump the skin and help minimize pores.

Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation

This is ideal for those who prefer a powder option: It’s made with just mica, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and iron oxide. And it comes in 45 shades with five types of undertones, so you are sure to find one that works for you.

Kosås Tinted Face Oil

For any and all face oil fans: This is the foundation for you. When picking a coverup, it’s always important to remember bases (if you use conflicting ones, it can cause pilling and the like). So if you’re go-to skin care regimen is oil-based, the six botanical oils in this will mix effortlessly in.

Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation

Made with ultra-trendy oat milk, this liquid-cream foundation is great for sensitive skin types. It sheers out pretty easily, so it’s ideal for those just looking to even tone, not necessarily full coverage.

W3LL People Narcissist Foundation Stick

Sticks are great not only for travel (TSA-friendly!) and gym bags but for people who don’t like to deal with foundation brushes or blenders. Just slick it around, and then blend in with your fingers. It melts so easily into the skin.