Clean Beauty Products That Are Worth the Investment
Navigating the cosmetics world these days can be a bit tricky. Most of us, understandably, don’t want to put products on our bodies that are full of dicey chemicals that we can’t pronounce. Luckily, more and more beauty brands are making it easier to decipher the safest products on the shelves. Look for stamps with keywords such as clean, cruelty free, green, or natural. Stay away from products that list parabens, synthetic fragrance, BHA, formaldehyde, and sulfates (to name a few). Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite editor-tested clean beauty products that we’re buying on repeat.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer
You’ll see Drunk Elephant a few times on this list—their products are just that good. We also love that they’re headquartered in the South (shout-out to Houston, Texas). This super hydrating, rich moisturizer will stave off the driest winter skin while somehow managing to be light enough for year-round use.
Buy: $60; Sephora.com
Brandless Facial Lotion
Brandless has a burgeoning beauty department that is aiming to be your new go-to for clean beauty at a price point we can all get behind (hello, $4 moisturizer).
Buy: $4; brandless.com
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo
I love how my hair feels after using this exfoliating shampoo, but I also love how it feels while I’m lathering up. The peppermint and spearmint oil combination has a cooling effect that almost seems to soothe the senses on contact. Tiny micro exfoliants will scrub away every last bit of dry shampoo and hairspray left on your strands and scalp. Thicker, shinier, more youthful hair starts with a healthy scalp and this will help you achieve just that.
Buy: $42; Nordstrom.com
Kopari Coconut Melt
If you or someone you know has a baby on the way this is a must-have. The scent is delicious, and the formula literally melts in your hand to make application a breeze. Use it on a growing belly or slather it from your fingers to your toes for all-over hydration.
Buy: $28; Ulta.com
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Make this your daily ritual and your skin will reward you. Opt for a 10-minute quick fix in the morning, or leave it on all night for a super punch of hydration.
Buy: $48; Sephora.com
Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial Mask
It’s pricey, but worth it. Be sure to follow the suggested usage for best results and take care not to exceed the suggested 20-minute application period—it’s a bit more powerful than your average do-it-at-home face mask, but that’s what makes it great.
Buy: $80; Sephora.com
Drunk Elephant Marula Luxury Facial Oil
Another goodie from Drunk Elephant. This is your ticket to the softest skin, ever. Use it morning and night. It also makes the perfect pairing for the brand’s Babyfacial Mask.
Buy: $72; Sephora.com
Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra-Gentle Facial Cleanser
You might be amazed at how squeaky clean your skin feels after lathering up with this fan-favorite cleanser. Even stubborn waterproof mascara is no match.
Buy: $28; Sephora.com
Sundari Chamomile Eye Oil
Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish
Scrub-a-dub with this luxurious bath time indulgence. It will gently slough off dead skin and leave you with a perfectly pleasant rose scent.
Buy: $36; Nordstrom.com
Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask
You’re going to be hooked on this vibrant purple mask from the start. After just one use I noticed a more even skin tone and brighter complexion. It’s my go-to after a long day at the office or sleepless night.
Buy: $68; Sephora.com
Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
Another honey-loving product from the team at Farmacy. This time, a warming mask that will enliven your complexion in a flash. Just make sure every last hair is pulled back from your face—this is sticky stuff.
Buy: $56; Sephora.com