I’m not here to tell you why you need to remove “toxins” from your beauty routine. This blog post won’t tell you about all the “nasty chemicals” in the beauty products you love.
I’m here to tell you what I’ve tried in the clean beauty category and what stood out, whether you’re a hardcore clean queen or just flirting with that organic life.
There’s no shortage of makeup and skincare with simple, quality ingredient profiles and performance to match. These are the clean beauty products I’ve had success with. No scare tactics needed.
An MLM brand built solely on clean beauty offerings, I enjoy several products from Beautycounter. I would skip their eyeshadows but I like their complexion products.
Despite their “Never List,” I appreciate that Beautycounter still includes silicones in their ingredient profiles as I find those give great results in cosmetics.
This is a really nice tinted moisturizer with SPF for those that want light coverage and hydration.
This is Beautycounter’s foundation and it was more impressive than I expected it to be.
Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
Often compared to non-clean YSL’s Touche Eclat, I find the texture of this really nice for the undereye area. It brightens without being heavy or creasing.
My Beautycounter Reviews
Josie Maran is a former supermodel and just freaking adorable. Her entire makeup and skincare line is built around Argan oil, a tried and true, anti-inflammatory hydrator that most skin types tolerate well, even acne-prone.
When I worked at Sephora, the Josie Maran line was still relatively new, as was the use of Argan oil in the beautysphere. From my perspective, it was one of the first prestige brands to integrate oils so prevalently into makeup and skincare.
Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation
I love the coverage and luminous, dewy finish of this foundation. The shade range has great yellow undertones for me too.
Vibrancy Argan Oil Full Coverage Concealer
Though it creases on my under eye, this hydrating concealer is truly full coverage and conceals blemishes and redness with ease. A little goes a really long way.
Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer
This is a really beautiful liquid highlighter on it’s own or mixed into a foundation you already love.
My Josie Maran Reviews
I used to create content for Root so I’m quite familiar with the brand. They are extremely clean and also very affordable in comparison to many of the other green lines.
I’ve seen where Root creates their products and I’ve met their founder. You can rest assured that it’s as clean as it seems.
My Root Reviews
This is a tightly-edited clean line. I love their cream blush and my friend loves their CC cream and foundation.
Last Looks Blush
I love this cream blush. The color Flush is such a great “nude” blush that looks good on pretty much every person I put it on.
The bronzer is the perfect way to add color to cheeks that already have natural redness to them and typically skip blush. The highlighter is a beautiful gold that is really great on yellow undertones.
Stem Cellular CC Cream
Though I’ve not personally used this, my assistant artist wears it and whenever she shows up to help me with a wedding party wearing it, I remark about how beautiful her skin is! She has great things to say about it.
Sephora has now noted what products fit their clean beauty standards with their Clean at Sephora seal.
The site Credo Beauty carries only clean brands so you might enjoy browsing that too.