Tween skincare is growing in popularity, but which brand to trust? Becoming a teenager is a difficult time, there’s no doubt about it. Your little ones are making the massive jump from primary to secondary school, all the while their bodies are going through arguably one of the biggest changes they physically can.
One of the most notorious physical changes soon to occur? Temperamental tweenage skin. With the surge of newly acquired hormones comes spotty, oily skin. For many youngsters, this is an incredibly large knock to their self-confidence and image, which is why it is best to try and support them in every way possible.
Best natural tween skincare brands
There are so many tween skincare brands out there that claim to cure tweenage acne in days, even hours – but which of these brands are being honest about this, and what products are pumped full of unnatural chemicals?
At My Baba, we tend to prefer brands that use natural ingredients. By using organic products, you can be sure that even the most sensitive of skin won’t be at too much risk of a flare-up caused by a heavy amount of manufactured chemicals.
Below we have listed our natural skincare brands that target tween skincare issues.
Strawberry Seed Oil Moisturiser, My Olivanna
Dedicated tween skincare brand My Olivanna has developed a range of brilliant natural products for suitable for ages 11+.
The Strawberry Seed Oil Moisturiser is a lightweight face moisturiser with a luscious creamy texture that’s perfect for everyday use. Rich in essential fatty acids and packed with free radical-fighting antioxidants, keep skin super-hydrated thanks to the formula’s inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid and White Willow Bark Extract, known to have pore purifying properties.
Face Cleaning Gel, Z&MA
This cleansing gel is perfect for purifying teenage skin. Its formula with essential oils purifies the skin, tightens pores, cleanses and adds radiance to the complexion.
The organic label certifies that this item has been made from environmentally friendly materials and ingredients, and contains no chemical substances.
Spot Control Gel, 31st State
Formulated to give direct soothing relief, 31st State’s Spot Control Gel actively fights the bacteria that cause acne, blemishes and redness, so you can get on with your day.
A unique combo of inflammation-calming, non-drying ingredients ensure you won’t be left with flakes in the wake of your breakouts. Encapsulated tea tree and a blend of other skin-friendly oils help control excess facial oil, soothe redness, fight bacteria, and prevent pimples from forming.
Face Wash, Samfarmer
Restore the skin’s natural moisture and oil balance with the Sam Farmer Face Wash, a gentle, effective face wash for adolescent skin. It soothes redness, irritation and prevents the loss of the skin’s natural oil content.
Formulated with soothing aloe vera and moisturising glycerin, this face wash hydrates, nourishes, conditions and cleans without irritating or drying delicate skin. Lipid content is vital for healthy skin, and some cleansers can unnecessarily remove too much of the body’s natural oils. Sam Farmer Face Wash contains plant-derived surfactants that won’t let the skin down.
Apple AHA Foam Wash, My Olivanna
Suitable for ages 11+ Clear away dirt and excess oil with My Olivanna’s AHA face wash. The sulphate-free foamy formula delivers a deep yet gentle cleanse thanks to Apple Amino Acids that help to purify the skin without stripping it, and Fruit Mix AHA – a blend of fruit extracts rich in 5 natural AHAs that gently exfoliate and brighten.
Face Wash Teen Skin, Skweez
Gently and effectively wash your face or anywhere else you’d like to quickly and visibly brighten and soften your skin. SKWEEZ uses a bio-friendly exfoliant so not only are you protecting your skin barrier in order for it to stay moisturised, you’re doing your part to protect Mother Earth.
Hydrating Moisturiser Teen Skin, Skwish
An easy-to-use, fast-to-absorb, protective and hydrating moisturiser full of non-greasy nutritious oils for teen skin coupled with heavyweight antioxidants that feels as light as a soufflé. Skwish has chosen gentle yet effective ingredients to protect your skin, increase its barrier functions and improve hydration.
AM Clarifying Jelly Cleanser, JAYA Beauty
Gently awakening and purifying sleepy skin, this plant-based formula dissolves grime and decongests pores, while supporting the skin’s delicate microbiome (good bacteria). The 100% naturally derived fragrance has been developed to help tween skin feel positive and energised ready for the day ahead.
S.O.S. Spot Treatment, Weleda
On-the-spot relief for blemished tween skin. Antibacterial willow bark extract tackles spots and impurities, cooling and calming angry blemishes and pimples whilst relieving that uncomfortable feeling of pressure and reducing redness overnight.
Purifying Gel Cleanser, Weleda
Deep pore cleansing for oily or blemished skin. This refreshing cleansing gel uses natural ingredients including antibacterial extract of willow bark and soothing liquorice root extract – an ideal combination for skin prone to spots and oily outbreaks. Reduces shininess and excess sebum, helping to prevent skin impurities.
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser, Bodyshop
This Tea Tree Clearing Foaming Cleanser is perfect for when your skin feels like a bit of a teenage dirtbag. It will help to battle those blemishes and calm your skin down.
Peace Out Acne Serum, Cult Beauty
This Acne Serum is a daily treatment that’s supercharged with two percent salicylic acid, as well as niacinamide and vitamin C, to counter existing (and burgeoning!) breakouts. Hired!
Violet Paste Overnight Blemish Treatment, Plenaire
Restore peace to natural skin chemistry with the Plenaire Violet Paste Overnight Blemish Solution, an effective yet gentle overnight skincare treatment that works to calm inflammation and redness. This violet-tinted paste helps to reduce the look of blemishes by drawing out excess oil.
The 1-step, fun to use, innovative and effective way to target your spots. Hydrocolloid technology creates a moist environment and optimum conditions for your spot to heal.
Spot dots are vegan, non-irritating, and fragrance, alcohol, paraben, and phthalate free, so they’re safe and suitable for all skin types, tones and textures, especially tween skin.
Fast Track, Freederm
The Freederm Range is scientifically formulated for spot-prone skin. Fast Track is specifically formulated to visibly reduce the appearance of individual spots in 3 hours.
Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash, Oy! Skincare
Great for acne-prone tween skin, Oy! is 93% certified organic, making it delicate on skin while effectively reducing inflammation and killing spot-causing bacteria.
Natural Anti Blemish Overnight Spot Treatment, BeBarefaced
Put spots to bed with this overnight gel from BeBarefaced. Unlike many spot gels that dry out skin, BeBareface speeds up the spot-healing process with gentle aloe vera to minimise swelling and soothe irritation.
Herbal Blemish Stick, Burt’s Bees
This schoolbag-sized blemish stick is perfect for dealing with spots on the go. It uses tea tree oil to dry up any excess oil which is the main cause of spotty skin.
Facial Cleansing Towelettes, Burt’s Bees
Made with cucumber and sage, Burt’s Bees cleansing towelettes are a go-to for wiping away the day and leaving skin feeling cool and fresh.
Gentle Cleansing Lotion, Spots and Stripes
This is a brilliant start cleanser. It’s super gentle and cleanses young faces without stripping them of essential moisture. It lifts away impurities and feels super refreshing on skin.
Spot Zapper, Lip Smoother, Bite Buster, Spots and Stripes
This is the do-everything skin saver. It’s 100% natural and helps to zap spots, minimise insect bites and reduce inflammation. Small and easy to carry with you everywhere for spot emergencies!
CLEAR-OUT Blemish Target Gel, Clarins My Clarins
Clarins first spot treatment solution for all skin types, CLEAR-OUT is designed to help you break up with breakouts for good – and embrace that flawless nature of yours, so you can get on with your day.
Infused with salicylic acid to take down swelling, meadowsweet extract to clear clogged pores and purslane extract to soothe, it’s Clarins’ favourite magic wand for banishing blemishes.
Young Pore Unclogging Face Scrub, Natio Young
Exfoliating is so important, as it removes dead skin cells and helps unblock pores. Our favourite organic exfoliator is this one from Natio Young.
The Soothing & Glossing Balm, Elizabeth’s Daughter
This soothing balm can double up as a lip balm and skin moisturiser. The perfect tween skincare to help with dehydrated skin!
The Facial Cream Cleanser, Elizabeth’s Daughter
Rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins, this cream cleanser is great for removing everyday impurities.
Clearing Defense SPF30, Dermalogica
Ideal for reducing shine, the lightweight moisturiser protects skin against UV rays and free radical damage, all without clogging pores.
In addition to its mattifying properties, the moisturiser contains Antioxidant Willow Bark Extract, Green Tea Extract and Vitamin C to combat the irritating effects of pollution on breakout-prone skin. The hydrating lotion helps to strengthen the skin’s natural defences while soothing and protectingg oily and breakout prone skin types with this multi-benefit moisturiser.
Purifying Palmarose Daily Moisturiser, Neal’s Yard
This special moisturiser balances out excess oil and leaves skin with a matte finish. With all-natural ingredients, you can’t go wrong.