Clean Beauty Products We're Loving Right Now
The clean-beauty movement is shifting the focus from what’s in products to what they’re made without, but knowing what actually works can get tricky. We, along with Jodi Sullivan, owner of Birmingham-based cosmetics-and-skin care boutique Beauté Therapie, are giving you the scoop on where to start with a few picks that are safe and get the job done.
Nourishing Oil Cleanser
This product is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins and won’t strip skin.
Buy It: $82; tataharperskincare.com
Eyebrow Defining Wax
Choose from the six shades, and apply to brows with short strokes using an angled brush.
Buy It: $26; ecobrow.com
Vitamins C+E+Ferulic Serum
“It gives antioxidant protection during the day and repairs collagen at night,” says Sullivan.
Buy It: $90; marieveronique.com
New Day Hair Mist
Hydrate, style, and refresh hair with a spray that calls on neroli and aloe waters to moisturize and restore pH balance.
Buy It: $24; playabeauty.com
Use a translucent, talc-free face powder to soften skin
and set makeup wonderfully.
Buy It: $34; rmsbeauty.com
Vegan Good Lash +
It’s more than mascara. Plant proteins and botanical extracts promote lash growth and protect against breakage.
Buy It: $38; fitglowbeauty.com
Lit Up Highlight Stick
“A sweep around my temples and under my eyes cures dullness and gives a natural glow,” says Sullivan.
Buy It: $48; westman-atelier.com
Kopari Coconut Melt
Apply to dry hair (from root to tip) and let strands sit in a bun overnight. You’ll need to give your hair two shampoos in order to remove fully, but the final, shiny result will be worth the effort. Use it as a makeup remover or drop a scoop into a warm bath for hydration with minimal effort.
Buy: $28; ulta.com
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
This soothing, hydrating mask is an absolute must for dull complexion, dryness, and uneven skin texture. It boosts skin with vitamins, antioxidants, ceramides, and exfoliating extracts. Apply a thin layer to clean skin and let sit for 10 minutes. Gently blot into skin using a wet cloth—no need to wipe it off.
Buy: $48; sephora.com
Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème
Our testing editor raved about the power of this under-eye-circle-busting cream. It calls on vitamin C, banana powder, and special pigments that instantly brighten and revive tired looking under eyes.
Buy: $39; sephora.com
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides
The gentle, deeply moisturizing formula is made with a blend of six African oils, ceramides that help guard against moisture loss, and sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, which douses skin in hydration. Like all Drunk Elephant products, Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer is made without what they’ve dubbed the “suspicious 6”: essential oils, chemical sunscreens, SLS, fragrances/dyes, drying alcohols, and silicones.
Buy: $60; sephora.com
Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer
It’s hard to find a clean mascara that’s the real deal—this one is. It follows Honest Beauty’s clean beauty standards, which means it’s formulated without parabens, silicones, paraffins, and more. This dual-sided brush features a primer on one end and a rich mascara on the other that separates and coats lashes to build sky-high length.
Buy: $16.99; amazon.com
RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up Concealer/Foundation
Un Cover-Up isn’t your heavy-duty, under-eye spackle. It’s light, provides natural-looking coverage, and delivers that I-woke-up-like-this finish we're all after. Saturday mornings have met their match in this lightweight makeup that comes in 16 shades designed to enhance your skin, camouflage redness and imperfections, and brings a flawless look without the fuss. Use as a foundation, a concealer, or both.
Buy: $36; dermstore.com
Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil
This oil is a wonder. It hydrates, soothes, evens skin tone, brightens, and softens. It’s made with certified organic noni extract, pomegranate oil, sea buckthorn oil, and rose hip oil—all formulated to absorb into skin in a flash.
Buy: $68; sephora.com
Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil
Beautycounter’s Retinatural Complex calls on Bakuchiol (a more gentle retinol alternative) and Swiss Alpine Rose, to minimize fine lines and give the skin’s antioxidant armor a boost. Massage a pump or two onto dry face. Add a bit of warm water and continue to massage as the oil turns into a milky consistency. Rinse clean.
Buy: $49; beautycounter.com