Like most people, I am a sucker for convenience. If there’s a way that I can get all of my errands done as efficiently as possible without breaking any traffic laws, I’m going to be all for it. And that’s why Whole Foods can be so appealing. Sure, I can pick up groceries and maybe even get a bite to eat while I’m there. But I can also grab a few skincare items on my way out, and that’s why it can be especially effective.
The Whole Foods’ Whole Body section is stocked with nontoxic, natural products that cover head-to-toe concerns, from inflammation and breakouts to hydration and smoothness. The array of covetable items on the shelves may even be surprising at first—after all, this is a place for organic tomatoes, right?—but that’s the point.
As Maren Giuliano, the head of beauty and wellness at Whole Foods, told Byrdie earlier this year, “Our goal is to carry the best natural skincare products on the market, and we’re always looking to elevate our standards,” she says. “We have strict standards for what we allow in every aisle of our store, but that’s especially true for our beauty department.”
So how can you make the most of a trip down one of these aisles? Easy: We found the 13 Whole Foods skincare products we’d grab on an errand run—and you can make it even easier by picking them up online.
This vegan product works on all skin types to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and it’s also sulfate- and paraben-free.
Eucalyptus oil can help relieve muscle pain and congestion if ever you’ve worked out too hard or feel a cold coming on. It can also act as a skin cleanser and a way to keep hair clean.
This body wash won’t leave a residue on your skin and promises to make it soft and smooth. Added bonus? The coconut scent isn’t too overpowering, either.
This oil-free, organic moisturizer includes activated charcoal to rid skin of toxins while green tea extract promotes brightness. It’s best for sensitive skin.
If you’re looking for a body scrub, this one will do the trick. Not only will it exfoliate your skin, but its charcoal powder acts as a detoxifying agent that “pulls” impurities from deep within your pores.
Keep this small bottle in your travel gear as a gentle cleanser with a soothing scent. Its rose and aloe vera properties will also help calm irritations, too.
This body wash has 65 different vitamins and minerals to hydrate and smooth skin. It also features kukui, coconut, and olive oils for added moisture.
The panthenol and glycerin present in this gel can help soften, lighten, and eventually diminish the appearance of scars—which include those of acne. But it can also be used to treat sunburns, calluses, and stretch marks.
A tub of Egyptian Magic can be used for multiple purposes, from a simple hand and face cream to an all-natural treatment for burns, eczema, and cellulite.
We tend to think that there should be small bottles of this item everywhere you might need it, like your purse, your car, and your carry-on. Not only will it keep hands and lips hydrated, but you can also use this paraben- and phthalate-free pick to easily remove makeup.
This moisturizing sunscreen is ideal for the neck and chest, which are often overlooked in our skincare routines.
The hyaluronic acid in this gentle cleanser makes skin appear moisturized, clean, and dewy, which is exactly what you want it to do.
Got a pesky blemish that won’t seem to go away? The nine natural extracts and essential oils in this stick can treat it without irritation, thanks especially to tea tree oil.