Natural remedies for skin and hair care used to mean smearing egg whites on your face, rinsing your hair with vinegar, or exfoliating with a spoonful of sugar mixed with a bit of water. Today, though, all-natural doesn't have to mean "do it yourself": The cosmetics world has wised up to the old ways and developed their own fancy blends of all-natural ingredients. Featuring organic fruits, almond and apricot oils, and even the extracts of anise and bitter orange, the following products work better than anything we could whip up on our own - and some smell good enough to eat. If you find yourself in a pinch, though, the sugar-and-water scrub your grandmother taught you will still serve you well. By Anna Fialho


-L'Occitane Ruban d'Orange Sunny Shower Gel ($18), Soft Skin Milk ($21), and Soft Skin Scrub ($34). Launching this month, Ruban d'Orange is L'Occitane's newest collection. The scrub boasts sugar granules for gentle exfoliation and sweet almond and apricot oils to smooth and soften skin, and the skin milk (read: lotion) features orange-peel extract combined with shea butter for added moisture benefits. We're definitely crushing on this new line. www.loccitane.com

-Fresh Anise Day Serum, ($85). Fortified with anise fruit extract, this powerful serum works wonders on those pesky expression lines - you know, frown lines, crow's-feet, and the like - while it brightens and plumps the skin. www.fresh.com

-Joey New York Egg Cream Cleanser ($36), Egg Cream Extreme Lift Cream ($50), and Egg Cream Instant Face Lift and Contour Cream ($48). In this case, getting caught with egg on your face isn’t a bad thing. It’s good — and firming. According to the company, these egg-enhanced products are proven to reduce fine lines by an impressive 36 percent, add lift to the face, and firm and tighten facial skin. The Instant Face Lift and Contour Cream contains pure honey (for moisturizing) and egg (for uplifting and tightening); and the Extreme Lift Cream has a mix of vitamins and minerals, plus multiple skin firmers, to even out skin’s texture and smooth away little laugh lines. www.joeynewyork.com

-Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel ($39), Antioxidant Serum ($45), and Nutrient Mask ($35). Using alpha hydroxy acids from organic fruits (including, yes, green apples), Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel is one of the company’s best-selling products. It sells so well, in fact, that the company has launched an entire Green Apple Collection around it — and added even more age-defying ingredients to the mix, such as peptides, alpha lipoic acid, and coenzyme Q10. www.juicebeauty.com

-Bliss Vanilla + Bergamot Body Butter ($32) and Body Buff with Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil ($36). Your skin will never be as soft as when you use this combo from Bliss. The deep, rich vanilla scent — with a blend of amber, bergamot, myrrh, and musk — is perfect for winter (in the summer, lighten up with the Lemon + Sage version), and the Body Buff contains bits of vanilla bean to help smooth your skin. www.blissworld.com