As a teenager, my mom first introduced me to clean beauty products. At the time, you couldn’t walk into a Sephora or a local drugstore to shop for these items. You’d find yourself browsing the (very) limited selection of natural beauty products at a local natural foods market or specialty store. To make matters worse, back then – clean beauty products offered less-than-stellar results – like runny mascaras, ruddy blushes, and weird-smelling lotions.
Fortunately, clean beauty products have come a long way since then. With Earth Day quickly approaching, there’s no better time than now to talk about clean beauty products. After receiving several emails from I&C readers seeking clean beauty products, it inspired me to focus on natural beauty for this edition of “Fabulous Finds”.
What are Clean Beauty products?
Clean beauty products are consciously developed to only use non-toxic, natural ingredients. That means, they’re free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or other chemicals. In addition, many are vegan, cruelty-free, and/or include eco-friendly packaging. From bath & body products to skincare, haircare, and makeup – there are more clean beauty products than ever before to shop nowadays.
From my everyday essentials to new natural beauty products I’ve recently discovered, here are 24 clean beauty products that boost your natural beauty.
Clean Beauty Giveaway
That’s not all! To inspire you to try clean beauty products, I&C is hosting a new giveaway. 10 lucky winners will each receive one of these fabulous natural beauty products. To enter, follow the easy entry instructions below.
The Clean Beauty Giveaway runs from April 16 – April 30, 2019. To enter, follow the easy instructions listed in the Gleam-powered giveaway widget shown below. To be eligible to win, entrants must be age 18+. This giveaway is open to USA/Canada residents.
10 random winners will be drawn on May 1, 2019, and contacted via email. The winners must reply by email within 3 days by providing their mailing address and contact information. Failure to reply within this time period will result in automatic forfeiture of the prize. In that situation, another random winner will be chosen.
Clean Beauty Products: Natural Makeup
Whether you’re looking for a long-wearing liquid eyeliner or a sumptuous-feeling lipstick, here are a few fabulous natural makeup products I’ve come to rely on as my go-to products for every day.
Au Naturale Lipstick: This luxe-feeling lipstick glides on smoothly, imparts a long-lasting, color-saturated finish, and adds hydration to parched lips. Available in a range of colors, this natural makeup line is vegan, chemical-free, and organic – making it a fabulous find for just $25.
Tarte Liquid Eyeliner: If there’s one eyeliner I reach for when I want a dramatic look (that lasts all day), it’s this easy-to-use, long-wearing liquid eyeliner. Not only is it natural, but the pointed felt tip also makes it incredibly simple to apply a perfect line every time. This liquid liner lets you effortlessly create a thin, delicate line along your lashline, or go for a bold cat-eye look with a winged tip.
bareMinerals Foundation Powder: To minimize the appearance of shine and finish your face makeup, this natural face powder is a must-have for everyday use. It won’t clog pores, look cakey, or make you feel like your face is loaded up with lots of product. This lightweight powder zaps up extra oil while giving you a naturally flawless finish. It’s also received the “Reader’s Choice Award” from Allure for the past 10 years.
bareMinerals Bronzer: For a sun-kissed look, this brand new beautiful bronzer imparts the perfect amount of warmth to the skin. Dust on cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose for that golden beachy look, or use as a contour powder to accentuate your cheekbones and jawline.
bareMinerals Blush: For long-lasting, pigment-saturated color, this loose blush is a great option. Just a small amount of blush swept on to your cheeks instantly brightens your face. Plus, it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts, which is a major plus!
bareMinerals Highlighter: To add a hint of radiance to your skin, this brand new highlighter offers the perfect amount of shimmer. Unlike lots of other sparkly highlighters, this one imparts a dewy glow, rather than a disco ball effect.
Divaderme Mascara: This lash-building fiber-based natural mascara not only makes eyelashes look longer and thicker, but it also helps to nourish lashes (as it contains hydrating argan oil). This mascara is my go-to mascara for everyday wear, as it quickly and easily makes my eyes look bigger and brighter.
Clean Beauty Products: Natural Skin Care
From cleansers and serums to must-have sunscreens, here are a few of the best natural skin care products I’ve found.
Skinerals Facial Cleanser: Ideal for sensitive skin, this detoxifying facial cleanser is cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, and paraben-free. Containing effective natural plant-based oils, essential oil blends, fruit, and plant extracts, this facial cleanser thoroughly removes makeup, oil, and debris from the skin, without leaving it tight or dry.
Cirem Serum: Containing hyaluronic acid (which plumps up the skin with essential moisture), brightening Vitamin C, and rejuvenating Retinol, this serum is a delightful treat for the skin. High in antioxidants and beauty-boosting ingredients, this luxurious natural serum helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and dryness.
Dr. Haushcka Facial Toner: This natural facial toner cleanses and renews the skin while minimizing the appearance of pores. It works by balancing natural moisture and oil (which keeps skin hydrated) while removing impurities and unclogging pores.
Elina Organics Mask: Over the past several weeks, I’ve come to love this natural beauty-boosting mask (which contains Vitamin C and Willow Bark Extract). You can apply it as a 10-minute mask (to quickly brighten and rejuvenate skin), or use as an over-night treatment. A few times a week I put it on my hands and face, followed by a drop of essential oil (to lock in hydration). When I wake up, my skin looks brighter, fresher, and more youthful.
InstaNatural Vitamin C Skin Trio: Complete with a cleanser, moisturizer, and serum, this powerful brightening, anti-aging, this natural skin-boosting kit comes with 3 great clean beauty products. Containing ingredients like soothing aloe vera, hydrating sunflower oil, and radiance-boosting Vitamin C, it’s a great kit for travel and on-the-go days.
LaFlore Cleanser: Containing pH-balancing probiotics to help heal breakouts, prevent future flare-ups, and soothe irritated skin, this gentle, yet effective natural cleanser is a great choice for problem skin. It works to create a healthy microbiome for your skin, by combating pore-clogging bacteria while balancing the skin.
Cliganic Jojoba Oil: I discovered the chemical-free, unrefined essential oil on Amazon several months ago, and have religiously used it every day since. Great for double-cleansing (to remove makeup prior to using a face wash), adding moisture to the skin, and unclogging pores, this multi-use organic cold-pressed jojoba oil can be used for the face, body, and hair.
Pur-Lisse Sunscreen: I first learned about this clean beauty brand while covering the Cosmoprof beauty convention in Las Vegas a few years ago. It’s since become one of my favorite clean beauty product lines to use every day. This lightweight SPF 30 sunscreen contains beauty-boosting ingredients, including antioxidants, including rejuvenating and hydrating fruit and flower oils.
Clean Beauty Products: Natural Bath & Body
From natural deodorants to moisturizing body lotions, here are a few fabulous natural bath & body and personal care products that contain no harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients.
Cheeky Physique Firming Body Lotion: To give the appearance of a more toned physique, this firming body illuminator is a great product to have in your beauty cabinet. After recently using it for a special event, I noticed (from the photos) that my legs had a nearly airbrushed appearance. This product contains pure diamond powder, peptides, and caffeine which help to minimize the look of cellulite while imparting a healthy sheen to the skin (which reflects light better).
Alba Botanica Sunscreen: As a sunscreen devotee, I’ve even started to apply sunscreen to my hands (to prevent premature aging and wrinkles), which is why I picked-up this must-have essential. Containing soothing lavender, this SPF 45 natural sunscreen keeps skin protected while hydrating it. Plus, it’s water resistant, making it a fabulous option for beach and pool days.
Love Beauty and Planet Deodorant: After a recent beauty collaboration with Albertson’s, I discovered this truly effective, pampering natural deodorant (which has become one of my fave natural deodorants to use). Containing soothing moisturizers and plant-based deodorizers, this aluminum-free, rose-scented deodorant keeps you smelling fresh all day – and costs just under $7. Definitely a fabulous find if you ask me!
Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Sanitizer: Instead of reaching for a chemical-laden germ killer, this refreshing hand sanitizer contains anti-bacterial lavender and hydrating essential oils which are better for your skin. Plus, portable packaging makes it convenient for on-the-go days.
Clean Beauty Products: Natural Hair Care
From cleansing shampoos and moisturizing conditioners to hydrating hair masks, here are a few fabulous natural hair care products that boost the health and appearance of your hair.
Alterna Shampoo: For years, this has been one of my favorite clean beauty products to use for my hair. This hydrating, yet cleansing, shampoo eliminates oil and product build-up while imparting essential moisture into my hair. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins A, C, and D – all of which are known to help revitalize dry, damaged or lifeless hair.
Alterna Conditioner: To nourish dry, damaged strands, and impart a healthy shine, this moisturizing conditioner is a great one to use. It won’t weigh down hair or leave a heavy film. Plus, it improves texture and manageability.
ArtNaturals Shampoo: Containing purifying, cleansing and stimulating natural ingredients such as tea tree oil, aloe vera, seaweed, and peppermint, this deep cleansing shampoo helps to eliminate oils and product build-up. Plus, it adds back essential moisture to the hair, leaving it feeling nourished and hydrated. It’s especially great for dandruff and people with dry, itchy scalps.
ArtNaturals Conditioner: This paraben and sulfate-free conditioner moisturize hair while helping to prevent dandruff, flakiness, and itchy skin. Revitalize hair with this nourishing conditioner that integrates aromatherapy and essential oils to create a natural hair care product that works.
Rahua Finishing Treatment: Last, but certainly not least, this anti-frizz leave-in hair treatment helps to tame unruly tresses, smooth the hair cuticle, and impart a healthy shine. It also protects hair from styling and heat damage, by coating the cuticle with Omega-9 rich Rahua oil. Not to mention – it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without gluten, silicones, and synthetic fragrance.
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