Maybe it's the influence of COVID-19 or just that rising awareness that we have been more careful in what we use on our hair, face, and body and avoiding toxic ingredients that may make us sick. While the standards and definition of clean beauty need more refinement, major beauty editors consider clean makeup as having none of the following ingredients: parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, metallic aluminum, formaldehyde, hydroquinone, silicones, talc, polyethylene or polypropylene (microbeads), toluene, PEGs, and triclosan.
While natural products of old didn't have the same vibrancy, staying power, and shelf life, today's clean formulas perform as well as their counterparts. If you're planning on transitioning to clean makeup, here are some recommendations to consider.
A Glamour Beauty Award winner, this clean facial cleanser is suitable for all skin types but specially formulated for hypersensitive skin and those prone to redness and dryness. Its key ingredients are aloe vera, vitamin E, algae extract, and amino acids - a nourishing combo that's good for the incoming harsh winter weather.
Since it contains hemp, bacillus (fermented ocean extract), and glutathione, you may say this lightweight moisturizer is a dose of hydration to parched skin, making it another Glamour Beauty awardee.
This serum is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner for 2020. It's a potent blend of acai seed oil, tomato seed, and cranberry extracts that combat free radicals, while its hero ingredient, rosehip oil, saves skin from dehydration, pollution, and stress. Wear it under sunscreen, and you're good to go.
No white cast, no greasy residue, lightweight, and a great makeup base. What else can you ask for? Oh yes, the packaging is also pretty.
Simplify your evening regimen and apply this serum after cleansing and toning. Its blend of alpha hydroxy acids and fruit enzymes gently exfoliate the skin, and you'll wake up with a fresher and brighter face in the morning.
A holy grail for curly hair, this clean shampoo eliminates frizz and is light enough to leave hair fresh and bouncy. Moringa also encourages hair growth. Top it off with the Power Greens Reconstructor, a deep conditioner to rescue weak and brittle strands and minimize breakage.
For itchy scalps, remove product buildup with this scalp cleanser. Since it is formulated with aloe, lavender, mango butter, and apple cider vinegar, this great-smelling product will cleanse and nourish your scalp. It also softens hair and makes it easier to detangle.
For fans of co-washing, give limp hair a boost with this paraben, sulfate, and silicone-free dry shampoo. And lest you're worried about buildup, Glamour says it doesn't leave a white cast or sticky residues.
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