According to CNN, farm-to-table has become a common idea in restaurants and homes. But harnessing the benefits of Mother Nature isn’t just for foodies, of course. Some of the best beauty trends historically rely on natural ingredients such as milk, salt, oats and honey. In a beauty report by Marie Claire, the long list of Egyptian beauty secrets includes the use of sesame oil to deter wrinkles and burnt almonds as eyebrow filler.
These days, we don’t usually burn our own brow almonds (although, admittedly, that can be a fun project for Galentine’s Day). Instead, we rely on the experts to curate farm-fresh beauty products ranging from serums and masks to cleansers.
Along with serving hydration and nutrients, farm-inspired skincare can be a natural alternative to harsh chemicals. In an interview with Well + Good, board-certified dermatopathologist Gretchen Frieling, MD, recalls that “your skin is your body’s largest organ, and what you put in it gets absorbed through your pores and into your body.”
So if you love clean beauty trends, take advantage of nature’s bounty and refresh your beauty foundations with some farm-to-face glow.
Celery stalk acts like a magic wand in this skin-plumping serum
Celery is loaded with moisture and antioxidants, according to WebMD, and the folks at Sweet Chef put it to good use. This plumping celery + hyaluronic acid serum combines celery and green sprouts blended, and it’s infused with hyaluronic acid. The website lets you search for kale, beets, ginger, and more.
This drugstore beauty buy is getting rave reviews on Byrdie, giving it a big green boost. At under $25, it turned the unassuming stalk of celery into a magic wand.
Follow in the footsteps of a queen with this plant-based beauty brand
Radishes and melons, oh la la! Dehiya Beauty, a black-owned herbal beauty brand, is named after the North African queen of the Amazigh (“free people“). She was a mighty warrior, and these beauty products channel all that and more. The brand honors traditional skincare with ingredients like radish, Kalahari melon and geranium. Their simple vision of beauty includes inclusivity across all skin tones and all ages. Check out the Safi Mist for a boost of hydration and antioxidants, or boost your glow with their lip and cheek tints.
Treat yourself to skincare harvested and created at Stonegate Farm in New York
Grown on the gracious lands of Stonegate Farm in New York, Cultivate Apothecary offers a full line of skincare. Co-founders Jill Rowe and Matthew Benson are the self-proclaimed “happy stewards” of the farm, which they describe as a “magical, productive piece of land.” Their exfoliating botanical mask has an ingredient list that includes pink clay, quince, lady’s mantle, calendula flower, aronia berry, comfrey leaf, and lemon balm. Quinces from the orchard and hand-mixed formulas? Yes please!
Use fresh honey face mask to get hydrated and glowing skin
Made in California, Oak Essentials is the gorgeous beauty creation from lifestyle brand Jenni Kayne. Although they have an easygoing minimalist vibe, there is one thing they are fiercely opposed to. Their all-natural products are free of dyes, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, petroleum, mineral oil, silicones, PEGs, and nanoparticles. So if you’re looking for more makeup-free days, grab Zoe Report’s recommendation – the repair mask – and harness the power of her honey.
Boost your skin’s radiance with pumpkin puree and yogurt
Whipped pumpkin and yogurt. No, it’s not a smoothie; it’s your skin’s new go-to de-gunker. FarmHouse Fresh offers the Quick Recovery Face Mask Sampler: a trio of their unique pumpkin, avocado, and tapioca face masks. Don’t let the simple ingredients fool you. Praised by Coveteur for using powerful products, FarmHouse Fresh is an expert in skin care, body care and fragrance. They grow and harvest their own microgreens for their products, which is enough to pique our interest.
Include carrots in your beauty routine for a natural glow
Esker’s Repairing Oil has lovingly taken to the garden to achieve its goal of reducing the appearance of aging through the antioxidant-rich properties of carrots. The beloved brand has fans at Vogue and has us clamoring for new beauty buys. The serum is bottled in recyclable glass and includes a small packet of pollinator-friendly wildflower seeds. So, make room in your skincare routine and on a sunny windowsill; Esker offers beauty for both. (You just need to understand the most common gardening mistakes for beginners before growing these seeds.)
All in all, farm-to-table beauty is the beauty bonus you need for natural-looking glow and radiance no matter the season.