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7 Best Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care Remedies For an All Organic Fountain of Youth

Molly Willows

Life is aging, and aging is life.

Despite all our efforts, we simply cannot stop the clock. That said, as a species we sure do try.

Globally, the anti-aging market is worth a whopping $73 billion. By 2027, this number is expected to surpass $93 billion.

These numbers include the slew of cosmetic products and treatments formulated to hamper or halt signs of skin aging—like Botox, chemical peels, laser treatments, anti-pigmentation therapies, micro-needling, anti-wrinkle creams, and more.

It’s an industry whose skin-deep pursuit of youth appears to care about our lasting health and thus our longevity; sadly, this isn’t the case.

According to dermatologists, most of what’s out there is a total hoax.

Yet marketing a product or service as “anti-aging” is pretty much the easiest—and longest—sale there is.

Because once you’re sold on the idea that you need to anti-age for healthy skin, these brands have a customer for life. There’s always another surgery, another product, or another syringe.

We’re over the dominant and wholly unattainable beauty culture. We’re tired of being made to feel less than, so that we feel better only when we have the product in hand.

Does the thought of a skin aging treatment send shivers down your spine?

Us, too, until we went searching for natural anti-aging skin care remedies.

Ranging from facial exercises to the best ingredients for anti-aging to copper oxide pillowcases and more, none of these methods require going under the knife and all of them are simple and affordable natural anti-aging skin care.

So, what is the best natural anti-aging skin care routine? Can it really help us look younger?


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1. Red Light Therapy

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No, not that kind of “red light”.

The healing benefits of red light therapy are largely misunderstood by the scientific community today, although it’s undeniable that it provides some of the best natural skin care for aging skin.

Red light therapy (RLT), also referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), and photobiomodulation (PBM), is a treatment that seems to aid in the healing of skin, muscle tissue, and other bodily ailments. 

NASA used it in the 1980s to grow potatoes in outer space. In the late 1800s, doctors used it to treat skin tuberculosis (TB). Today, light therapy is popping up everywhere, from salons to our family doctor’s offices to home devices sold online.

The treatment exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Infrared light is a type of energy your eyes can’t see, but the body feels it as heat. Red light is similar to infrared, but the eye can also see it. 

There are very low levels of heat emitted, which doesn’t harm or burn the skin. It’s not the same light used in tanning booths, and your skin is never exposed to damaging UV rays.

The mitochondria, also known as the “power generators” of your cells, soak in the red light and create more energy. Certain experts believe this spurs cellular repair and better cellular health. In turn, skin and muscle tissue are healed.

Along with a variety of ailments it helps with, research shows RLT likely helps with visible aging, and it may smooth your skin and help with wrinkles. It also helps with acne scars, burns, and UV sun damage.

One study found that red light therapy increases production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin. This, in turn, may assist with fine lines, loose skin, pore size, skin texture, and wrinkles.

One thing: It’s reported as harmless (and even beneficial for other bodily functions like regulating circadian rhythm), but we aren’t experts. Please talk to your doctor first if you’re thinking about red light therapy.

2. Scrapers & Rollers

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Some seriously old methods can be put to use for natural anti-aging skin care home remedies, like those facial lymphatic massaging tools used in China for millennia.

Using scrapers and rollers made of semi-precious gemstones like jade or rose quartz, this remedy removes dead skin cells, firms delicate face skin, tightens jawlines and neck skin, reduces puffiness, smooths fine lines, increases collagen production, increases skin hydration, and more.

Jade facial rollers also increase circulation, even skin tone, lessen dark circles, reduce toxins, and make the face appear visibly supple and lifted.

We especially love the Rose Gold Gemstone Facial Roller by Earth Harbor Naturals, which is made from sustainably sourced jade and is a smize-worthy addition to any anti-aging skincare routine.

We suggest first slathering on some natural aloe vera gel, coconut oil, or argan oil (all rich in essential fatty acids), which will further enhance absorption for a youthful glow and smoother skin.

If you’re ready to upgrade from a roller to a scraper, the traditional Chinese medicine tool “Gua Sha” has got some serious lymphatic massage game. 

The Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool at ZeroWasteStore.com we especially adore for its special shape that provides skin with some next-level firming and lifting, available in jade or rose quartz.

With regular use, we can confirm this ancient stone gadget eases some serious facial tension, minimizes puffiness, stimulates facial and jawline blood flow, and sculpts and reinvigorates to make the skin youthful

It works for any skin type, including mature skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, acne prone skin, and combination skin. 

3. Facial Yoga

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We can’t stop the sands of time, but we can help them pass in our favor.

Yoga has long been touted as an ancient practice that benefits our strength, balance, flexibility, mindfulness, and even youthfulness, but what about a “downward dog” specifically designed for the face?

We’re all for skipping anti-aging products in favor of yogic asanas to tone up facial muscles, relieve tension in the face, and reduce premature skin aging—no eco-friendly yoga mat required.

Facial yoga’s anti-aging benefits can reduce appearance by three years, says one reputed dermatological study.

Participants followed a 20-week facial exercise program for 20–30 minutes per day, followed by every other day. Everyone—that’s right, everyone—had visibly enhanced cheekbones, fuller cheeks, healthy skin, and looked significantly younger. 

The exercises used were developed by Gary Sikorski of Happy Face Yoga, with no standard face yoga sequence to follow. Rather, there are a tonne of different exercises you can try, in no particular order. 

Here are a few of the study’s most popular and effective face yoga stretches:

The Cheek Lifter: 

Open your mouth like an “O,” and fold your upper lip over your teeth. 

Smile to lift cheek muscles, and place your fingers on the top part of the cheek before releasing the cheek muscles to lower them. 

Lift the cheek muscles back up, and repeat by lowering and lifting 10 times.

The Eyebrow Lifter: 

Press three fingertips under each eyebrow to force open your eyes. 

Smile while trying to push your eyebrows down against your fingers. 

Try to frown your eyebrows against your fingers, then close your upper eyelids tightly and roll your eyeballs up. Hold for 20 seconds, then relax. 

Repeat for 1-2 minutes. 

The Invisible Smile: 

This is all about the motions of a big smile, but without the teeth. Smile without showing your teeth. Place your fingers at the corners of the mouth and slide them up to the top of the cheeks, holding for 20 seconds. This will lift the jawline, make you feel happy and help you be present. 

This said, facial massages wield a similar effect to facial yoga. 

By stimulating the facial muscles with massage, the face can be drained, detoxified, sculpted, toned, and tightened, with old skin cells sloughed, skin smooth, and skin tone more even.

So, if you’re looking for the benefits of face yoga but would rather put the work in the hands of a professional, facial massage is beneficial for anti-aging because it improves circulation of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flowing to your face. 

In turn, this boosts elasticity in the skin and helps increase collagen production, all the while getting pampered.

4. Silk Or Copper-Oxide Pillowcases

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Sure, we all know that a good night’s sleep can make us feel fresh and look rejuvenated, but what about a pillow case that helps stop visible aging, promotes collagen production, and helps gorgeous hair growth?

Ethical silk and copper oxide pillowcases are two of the latest must-have beauty tools, and fortunately there are a number of sustainable options out there.

Did we mention they also really work?

While silk was once reserved only for ancient dynasties, the decadent canopy beds of Queen Elizabeth I, or sultry seventies adult films, today silk pillowcases can decrease wrinkles and improve the hydration of the skin barrier, which in turn creates a more youthful appearance. 

While silk isn’t usually on our list of eco-friendly pillows, some brands are doing it better for your skin and the silkworms.

Check out the 100% organic ethical silk options from Ethical Kind, Nidra, or for next-level all-natural anti-aging ease, opt for Swahlee’s undyed cruelty-free, organic mulberry silk.

If you’re looking for a vegan choice with science-backed proven benefits, copper oxide pillowcases might be the youth-inducing sanctuary you need to get counting sheep. 

Studies indicate that facial wrinkles are visibly reduced and skin is brightened with a copper oxide pillowcase, since it up-regulates the secretion of extracellular skin proteins absorbed through intact skin on the copper surface.

According to one study: “Sleeping on copper oxide-containing pillowcases results in reduction of wrinkles depth and overall improvement of skin appearance.”

Copper pillowcases look and feel like silk ones, except the material is infused with the vital element of copper-oxide particles that stimulate collagen production. 

When you sleep on a copper pillowcase, these particles are absorbed by your skin during its nightly process of cell regeneration.

So while planting yourself face down in some metal may not sound so appealing, keep in mind that copper is an essential nutrient the human body requires to function, and copper is commonly infused in hospital linens, scrubs, and other medical fabrics to prevent the spread of bacteria.

Plus, it’s found in bandages for wound treatment, since copper helps restore damaged tissue.

For sustainable options, we suggest Brightr’s Eucalyptus Silk Copper pillowcase, made from a blend of sustainable eucalyptus fibers and copper oxide, available in airy, neutral tones and machine washable.

Canadian brand EnVy’s 100% Eucalyptus TENCEL™ Pillowcase for enVy® Pillow (COPPER-infused Option) is made of sustainable, biodegradable TENCEL™ fabric and copper oxide for another environmentally-friendly option for anti-aging natural skin care.

Because life’s too short to lose sleep over the aging process. 

Now you can sleep well AND reverse the hands of the clock, thanks to these sustainable beauty sleep tools.

5. Sweat! Freeze! Repeat!

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In the words of inimitable Richard Simmons, “Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns.”

Research indicates that squeezing those buns—or any exercise—is one of the best approaches to natural anti-aging, by allowing your body to make changes at the cellular level and to increase collagen production.

According to US Dermatology Partners:

“Regular exercise can help to prevent and reverse these changes to skin health by changing mitochondrial DNA. Essentially, regular exercise tells the skin to behave as if it’s younger by producing more collagen, retaining moisture better, and increasing skin cell turnover rates.”

Loathe strapping on your sustainable activewear but love a good sweat?

Sweating via sauna or steam room may also help as the skin ages, with numerous studies looking at how it provides health benefits both skin deep and beyond. One study indicates that deep sweating promotes cellular turnover, which in turn slows the aging process. 

Regular dry saunas provide additional health benefits like an uptick of collagen production by 40%, leading to healthy improvement of the skin’s appearance, although more research is needed. 

On a practical level, the sauna can help you to remove old, dead skin to reduce dark spots and balance an uneven skin tone. After your sauna, give your skin a good sloughing and you’ll see what we mean.

Or, after that exercise and/or sauna you can run over to the cold plunge: another fad for all-natural anti-aging skin care that really works. 

Cold plunges have a growing body of scientific evidence to support it as a valid anti-aging hack.

Whether you take a plunge into an ice bath, cold pool, or try cryotherapy—spending a few minutes in a below freezing chamber—cold exposure provides benefits that can slow down the clock.

By submerging your entire body and head in an ice-cold bath, production of neurotransmitters such as epinephrine and dopamine surge, which provide an instantaneous rejuvenating and energizing effect. 

Over the mid to long term, evidence suggests cold therapy can reduce systemic inflammation, which drives many chronic diseases, and is even being investigated as a means of slowing dementia.

In many cultures, like Scandinavia, contrast therapy (where hot therapy is alternated with cold therapy) has been used for centuries, especially after intense physical exertion to lessen muscle fatigue, decrease pain, reduce swelling, prevent lactic acid buildup, tone and lift your body and face, and tighten muscle and skin tissue for a more smooth and youthful appearance. 

And hot and cold therapies are anything but pseudo-science

6. Become a ‘Skinimalist’

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Less is more. 

That’s always been our low waste living ethos at Sustainable Jungle, and it couldn’t ring more true when it comes to our skin care routine and youthfulness.

For more than a century, humans have piled petrochemicals onto their flesh, and we’re stoked as ever that more people and planet-friendly beauty trends are on the rise.

Women are more at risk of ingesting more chemicals than men since they use more personal products—makeup, anti-aging skin creams, hair products, etc.—in comparison to men.

Regardless of gender, becoming a ‘skinimalist’ is key to natural anti-aging skin care DIY style.

Did you know that the average American woman today applies more than 165 chemicals to her skin every day?

While some of these chemicals are possibly harmless, others could be endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, or neurotoxins and are absolutely ingredients to avoid in skin care

If you’re looking to pare down your beauty routine, there are a tonne of the best anti-aging ingredients that double as natural skin care ingredients, ranging from green tea, citrus fruits, argan oil, and avocado to rosehip oil, coconut oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beyond.

After all, we are nature, so it only makes sense to harness the magic of nature to give us a more healthy radiance. 

So while, yes, words like “natural” and “non-toxic” are among the least regulated and most overused words in beauty marketing, we’re talking truly natural here.

Think: pure aloe vera, bentonite clay, rosehip oil, or organic shea butter. Yep, the best anti-aging skin care ingredients are that simple. 

By stripping skin care back to the very natural basics, the best natural anti-aging products not only combat aging skin, but also wasteful consumption and the deluge of landfill-bound plastic trash. 

Because the EPA says more than 40 million tonnes of waste from plastic packaging wasn’t recycled in 2018, and that number only increases annually!

To keep harmful plastics and chemicals out of our waterways and your bloodstream, we suggest a mineral-based natural sunscreen, DIY or zero waste face wash, and some natural face oil or organic moisturizer.

7. DIY & Organic Beauty Products

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In tandem with ‘skinimalism,’ there are a number of effective beauty products worth investing in for affordable natural anti-aging skin care.

Especially because of all the greenwashing of “natural” products on the market, a little help can go a long way for your own longevity’s sake.

What is a natural and sustainable beauty brand?

For us, it’s one that considers ethics as well as aesthetics, by cleaning up the beauty industry through the design of products with truly natural skin care for anti-aging and minimal environmental impact.

Here are our five picks for best natural anti-aging products:

Fat & The Moon

Fat & the Moon provides an All Cream that works as a natural moisturizer for both the face and body.

Thanks to its multipurpose usage and organic ingredients, it’s easily one of our very favorite natural skin care products and has some of the best skincare ingredients for anti-aging like organic sunflower oil, rosewater, essential oils and shea butter.

Conscious Skincare

For those seeking the best organic face moisturizer for aging skin, Conscious Skincare combines ethically-sourced and certified organic ingredients into an impressive array of oils and lotions for all skin types, our favorite being their Neutralize Day Cream.

Its organic anti-aging skin care formula balances skin and contains organic, fair trade castor oil and vitamin E to support skin renewal and lightening scars and fine lines.

Activist Skincare

For sun protection, use a thin layer of biodegradable sunscreen.

The Tinted Mineral Sunscreen from Activist Skincare makes us want to march for better, clean beauty standards as much as it makes us want to relax in the pool, thanks to its top-notch coral safe and water-resistant properties.

Plant Makeup

Makeup removers can contain some of the most potent chemicals out there, when really a little warm water, rose water, or witch hazel was all you needed. 

If you’re looking for a natural makeup remover professionally blended to be equally botanical and whimsical, use Plant Makeup’s Herbal Cleansing Oil to clean skin, protect, and moisturize.


For sustainable face wash, look no further than Certified B Corp and zero waste beauty hero Ethique, who regularly sells out of the Bliss Bar™ Gentle Solid Face Cleanser, thanks to its luxurious blend of creamed coconut butter, kaolin clay, and vegetable glycerine.

This bar removes facial grime without stripping sensitive skin, keeps your appearance noticeably younger, is plastic-free, and lasts 120 uses!

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Final Thoughts On Natural Skin Care For Anti-Aging

One study found that the average American woman will spend a shocking $225,000 on her appearance during her lifetime, with a quarter of that going toward the face.

And for a greedy beauty industry, the ultimate goal of youth is quite conveniently lucrative, since it’s also an impossible goal.

But natural anti-aging skin care doesn’t need to cost a cent extra. 

Staying hydrated with filtered water, getting a good night’s sleep, and a healthy protein and plant-based diet, along with stress management, mindfulness, and even a gratitude practice cost nothing extra and are proven methods to looking and feeling younger.

In fact, research shows that gratitude is one of the single most profound shifts that connects our optimism to a stronger immune system, which in turn can actually improve the appearance of our skin.

When we become more grateful human beings, physiological changes occur within the body that both improve its overall function and make us more radiant.

While we’re not professional doctors, dermatologists, or nutritionists here, we are proponents of beauty blossoming from the inside out, which is why an organic and sustainable lifestyle helps people not only feel better, but look better, too.

The next time you catch yourself furrowing your brows, turn that frown upside down, give thanks for literally anything that comes to mind, and drink a glass of water.

Seriously—it’s likely more than enough.

That said, we encourage you to explore these methods and would love to hear back from you on how they fared. 

As the phrase goes, “In youth we learn, in age we understand.” 

Aging is natural, and with those facial lines comes decades of stories, memories, and histories that only you possess. 

So please, give thanks for the way time writes itself across your skin.

Then help your loved ones also embrace the skin they’re in by sharing this article to support true beauty while we smash those unrealistic standards.

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