WHAT DOES CLEAN MEAN?
Safe for people and the planet, clean means that a beauty product should have considered human and environmental health, using a nontoxic element as a baseline and plant-based ingredients for active results.
Where Do I Start?
Start by finding a natural replacement for your daily sunscreen, hand soap, body lotion/wash, and deodorant. Then slowly graduate to cleaner shampoo, conditioner, skin care, and makeup products.
Ingredients to Avoid
Clean beauty is a spectrum, but a case can be made that some ingredients should be avoided altogether. Below, the most common beauty ingredients of concern and the reasons why they’re so notorious.
PARABENS | FRAGRANCES | ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS | ETHOXYLATED AGENTS | FORMALDEHYDE | REFINED | TALC | TRICLOSAN | SILICA | OXYBENZONE | PETROLEUM | HYDROQUINONE |
Here are some of our all-time favorite clean beauty products.
SkinCeuticals – Micro-Exfoliating Scrub (5 fl. oz.)
A decongesting exfoliating scrub designed to clarify, cleanse and smooth your skin.
Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum – Anti-aging Neuropeptide Serum 50ml
A powerful, youth preserving serum that helps minimize visible signs of aging for a healthier, firmer looking appearance. Best for severe lines & wrinkes
Goop by Juice Beauty – Revitalizing Day Moisturizer
The Revitalizing Day Moisturizer is a lightweight daily cream that softens and nourishes skin, hydrates deeply, and targets dark spots for a brighter, more even skin tone. Infused with linseed extract, Vitamins C & E and powerful peptides, this moisturizer works throughout the day to rejuvenate the skin. The Revitalizing Day Moisturizer is formulated with USDA certified organic ingredients and contains approximately 73% total organic content.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50 30ml
Dr. Barbara Sturm’s innovative Sun Drops with intensive SPF 50 broad spectrum protection (due to a balanced combination of UVA and UVB filters) provide important sun protection to your skincare routine. The light textured facial serum helps to protect against wrinkles and other visible signs of premature skin aging, such as sun spots and skin discoloration which can be caused by UV rays.
RMS BEAUTY – Un Cover-Up Concealer/Foundation
RMS “Un” Cover Up Cream Foundation has been formulated with their signature organic cold centrifuged coconut oil, combined with a blend of oils and herbs. This natural foundation features jojoba oil, coconut oil and buriti oil, which hydrate and protect the skin from free radical damage while improving skin tone and texture. Welcome to flawless, radiant skin.
Juice Beauty – Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation
Skin perfecting foundation and age-defying serum in one with concentrated plant-derived Phyto-Pigments. This buildable to full-coverage formula blends seamlessly for a flawless finish while delivering a noticeably smoother, more youthful looking appearance. Formulated without silicones, its hydrating coconut alkanes and antioxidant-rich technology provides comfort, as well as leaving skin looking radiant.
Ilia – Limitless Lash Mascara
This lightweight and nourishing formula is made with a blend of organic bee and carnauba waxes to help condition each lash and is gentle enough for sensitive eyes. Define, lift and separate eyelashes
La Bouche Rouge – Lipstick Nude Red
This super moisturizing lipstick is a gorgeous deep brown-red that’s flattering on practically any skin tone. The satin finish is subtle and polished, and the chic French vegan-leather case is refillable, so it helps reduce waste, as does the clean, sustainable formula—and all of it is made on the banks of the Loire.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence)
A powerful treatment essence dubbed “Miracle Water” in Asia. Each bottle contains 90% PITERA™, a natural bio ingredient cultured exclusively in Japan for SK-II. Its transformative powers on skin appearance are legendary, that a bottle is sold every 2 seconds.
Corpus Third Rose Deodorant
Housed in a mint green case, Corpus deodorants prove that natural can translate into more luxury and healthier protection. The water-based formula is derived from vegan ingredients and made with natural enzymes and extracts minus synthetics and harmful chemicals. The result: Long-lasting, everyday support.