Beauty Brand Spotlight: California Naturel

(Please note: Although I did receive some products to sample, I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions below are my own true thoughts about California Naturel.)


Today’s beauty spotlight is on a brand called California Naturel.

Based in Sausalito, California, California Naturel makes skin care products that are free of nasty ingredients.  All of their “formulations are naturally scented and free of: parabens, sulfates, and harsh synthetic chemicals”, which most of us surely appreciate.

Of all the natural brands that I’ve reviewed, this one takes the cake as far as luxury and packaging.  While effectiveness is the most important factor when selecting a product, it is always nice when it is pretty too.  I mean, who isn’t a sucker for lovely packaging?

Oh and did I mention that The Company is environmentally conscious, so all packaging is recyclable?

Aside from the pretty factor, I absolutely love the fact the the products have no unpleasant smells. As much as I love natural skin care and makeup, so many of those products have an herbal scent that I just don’t find appealling.  California Naturel products have a fresh yet neutral scent, and I love that so much.

California Naturel

Products to try:

Gentle Cleansing Gel

I’m not exaggerating when I say that I was completely shocked the first time that I used this because it took off my makeup so incredibly well.  I have even used it to clean some of my makeup brushes!  It is supposed to be good for all skin types, but I can only vouch for the fact that it works beautifully on dry skin.

Nourishing Cream

As you’ve probably read a thousand times on my blog, I usually have desert dry skin and need a heavy duty moisturizer for both day and night.  My skin has actually been pretty hydrated lately, so there are some days when I can get away with something a bit lighter.  On those days, I use the Nourishing Cream, and I’ve been really happy with it.  It doesn’t make my face look greasy, and even though it is intended for dry to normal skin, I think that even oily skin types can probably get away with using it.

Sunscreen SPF 30

I’m very diligent about protecting my skin from the sun.  Unfortunately, a lot of sunscreens tend to break me out.  This sunscreen by California Naturel doesn’t break me out at all, feels light on my skin, and doesn’t make me smell like I am getting ready to go to the beach.

Lip Balm SPF 8

I’ve been wearing this lip balm every day (sometimes alone and sometimes under my lipstick/lip gloss).  It is very nourishing and perfect for when I am at the pool, on the playground, or taking a walk with my children.


If you’d like to try California Naturel for yourself, make sure that you visit their website and enter the promo code “GRASSSKIRT” to save 30% off your order from July 23rd – Aug 25th.  Free shipping on all orders of $10 or more.

Please leave a comment back here to let me know what you think of the products once you’ve used them!



  1. Clearly you know I would love this stuff as well!! Sounds awesome! Always love hearing about new companies from you!!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I am so glad that you like these posts. I love finding new companies and products to share on the blog!

  2. Charlotte

    Oh this sounds interesting! Thanks for the review :-) I’m also one of those people who are constantly slapping sunscreen on! Had a really bad burn a few years back and I can say I’ve learned my lesson! Btw, have you ever heard of Vain Pursuits? They’ve been popping up all over my FB feed. They do personalized skincare I believe, and I’ve been trying to find more online reviews before buying!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I haven’t heard of Vain Pursuits! I’ll have to look into it because I always love trying something new. :)

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