My Clean Skincare Roundup

05

Feb

* Some of the products in this post contain affiliate links

I LOVE skincare. There’s just something about it – it’s a fantastically interesting science experiment that makes my skin glow & smell like roses (If every science experiment could do that I would have definitely aced chemistry in high school). I always come home from the beauty store with handfuls of new samples to test and a new appreciation for the knowledge and passion in the skincare community.

Clean skincare can be a tricky world to navigate – When I first started dipping my toes into the water I would visit Sephora and pick up anything from their “Clean at Sephora” line, only to come home and crosscheck it on the Think Dirty App and find out it was actually failing. With so many companies making claims to clean products, it can be hard to know what’s truly clean & what’s not. Here are just a few tips to help sort out the real deal from the imposters:

  1. Download an app like Think Dirty or Detox Me. These are always so helpful when I’m looking into a product, and they both provide clean alternatives if needed.
  2. Shop through trusted clean beauty shops. I have a deep, deep love for Credo Beauty (ask me about this and you will get a Pride & Prejudice style novel about my adoration for them) as well as Follain.
  3. When in doubt, simplify. There are so many amazing shops selling handmade beauty products with only a handful of ingredients. I love these all-natural soap bars from Boston General Store.
  4. Read the ‘about’ section on a brand’s website. I’ve found that almost every time a company is actually putting in the work to make their products truly clean and sustainable, they’re going to shout it from the rooftops, a-la Indie Lee. Look for specifics – reef safe, vegan, cruelty-free, etc., and take note when a company only uses vague terms like ‘natural’ or ‘organic.’ There are no legal definitions for these terms, so brands can use them however they’d like.
  5. Get recommendations from friends and sources you trust (hopefully this includes me). And don’t fret if you don’t immediately find something in your price range. Clean beauty is a booming industry, and there are truly great products from Target to Net-a-Porter.

DAILY CLEANSER

This is one of my all-time favorite products. I’ve been using this cleanser for years & it’s always given me soft, glowing, healthy skin. I also love their COQ-10 Toner.

SUNSCREEN

I use this as my daytime moisturizer and SPF, so it pulls double duty, and I love the way it feels on my skin. This one by Acure is a great option at a lower price point, and this one is perfect for darker skin tones.

SAFETY RAZOR

I’m not sure if razors technically count as skincare, but it’s my blog & gosh darn it I’ll do what I want to. This razor is an investment, but I’ve had mine for 5-ish years and it’s still as beautiful as the day I got it. Pair it with this skin oil for your more *ahem* sensitive areas.

Everybody Soap Bar

Lavender Lotion Bar

4-in-1 Facial Tonic

Light Facial Cream

Rose Lip Polish

Micellar Water

Vitamin-C Rose Oil

Facial Rounds

Conscious Coconut Oil

Ingrown Concentrate

Charcoal Bar Soap

Overnight Acne Gel

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