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Right now the clean beauty trend is taking over and we are here for it. This post on clean skincare has been a labor of love. In fact, it took two years of gathering products and testing to put together this list of clean beauty products you need to try.
What is Clean Beauty?
Okay, so this is a bit complicated as there is no set definition of what clean beauty means. Generally, clean beauty products are made without the use of ingredients that are controversial or unsafe. Examples of these ingredients include parabens, synthetic fragrances, certain sulfates, formaldehyde, and Oxybenzone, among others. If you would like to know more about which specific ingredients to avoid or just learn more about the specifics of clean beauty, check out this article from Harper’s Bazaar.
When purchasing clean beauty products to test, we relied on Sephora’s clean beauty seal. You can find all of Sephora’s clean skincare products here.
Face Wash, Exfoliators, and Toners
FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm | If you love cleansing balms, you will love this one from Farmacy. It is a favorite here because it cleans the face but doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
TATCHA Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser | Unlike most oil cleansers, there is no need to do a double cleanse with this one. It leaves the skin feeling clean, soft, and not stripped.
DRUNK ELEPHANT Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser | This cleanser is great for the second step of a double cleanse or as a stand-alone option. It is great for normal, combination, and oily skin. For those with dry skin, this cleanser may be a bit too much.
OLEHENRIKSEN Pore Balance Sauna Scrub | This scrub feels so amazing when you put it on. The cool and warm sensations will have you addicted. Plus this scrub is great for combating congestion and reducing oil production.
INDIE LEE CoQ-10 Toner | No matter your skin type, you need to try this toner. The smell is amazing and it leaves your skin feeling hydrated and calm.
Recommended reading: An Intro To Indie Lee Skincare
Serums and Essences
CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Anti Dark Spot Serum | If you want beautiful radiant skin, but find that most radiance serums or Vitamin C serums are too harsh, this is the best option for you.
DRUNK ELEPHANT B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum | Do you have dry or reactive skin? Or maybe you need a bit of extra hydration during the winter months? If you can say yes to any of the above, you should give this hydrating serum a try.
Moisturizers and Eye Creams
CAUDALIE Premier Cru Eye Cream | This eye cream feels absolutely luxurious. It is moisturizing but not overly thick. Plus it doesn’t slide off if you have oily skin.
FARMACY Dew It All Total Eye Cream with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ | If you need an eye cream that does it all, uses great ingredients and has a great price point, you need to add this to your cart.
DRUNK ELEPHANT Protini Polypeptide Cream | If you have combination skin, don’t be too quick to dismiss this rich moisturizer from DE. This moisturizer sinks in nicely and is ideal for dry, normal, and combination skin. If you run a bit oiler, this may be a great option for you during the winter months.
TATCHA The Dewy Skin Cream | For those of you with drier skin, this moisturizer will leave you glowing like a goddess. In the deep winter months, we like to use this cream to bring some much-needed life to our skin.
Recommended reading: Best Tatcha Products
Masks and Other Treatments
CAUDALIE Instant Detox Mask | When your skin is feeling gross and congested, this mask will help purge all of the yuckiness. It is very intense with the detox so you may want to only apply it to your problem areas.
TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mask | This sheet mask has holy grail status around here. It does not get any dewier than this. You’re welcome.
DRUNK ELEPHANT T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ | This treatment/mask is worth the splurge. When used weekly, it will leave your skin smoother and more radiant. This is a must if you have dull skin or are looking to fade acne scars.
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