I am a clean beauty babe through and through. I began the journey of switching to clean beauty, hair, skin and household products almost 10 years ago now, and so much has changed since that time.
What I personally love is that clean beauty is becoming a standard, and there are so many more options now than when I first made the switch long ago. You can find tons of designated clean beauty options at places like Sephora and Nordstrom, and I’m also a huge fan of Credo Beauty — an online retailer that offers only clean beauty options.
12 Clean Skincare & Makeup Products I Swear By
While I admittedly don’t wear a ton of makeup, I have tried just about everything I can get my hands on, and have found an amazing set of clean skincare products that work so well for my skin. My skin is naturally very sensitive, which is why I have to be more conscious of the things I choose to use. These clean beauty products are my absolute favorites. You could call it my all-star list…the things I currently love and others I swear by.
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1 / Necessaire Body Lotion
I have tried a ton of different lotions, and this is my absolute favorite. This lotion is ultra-hydrating and keeps my skin feeling silky soft. I have Necessaire’s body wash and exfoliating wash as well, and have nothing but amazing things to say about this brand! The ingredients are incredible and my skin is so happy! Find it at Sephora, Nordstrom & Amazon.
2 / Kosas Wet Lip Oil
Kosas is one of my staples for clean makeup brands. I love how pigmented their products are, and their blush, bronzer and liquid eyeshadows work amazing for darker skin tones! I wear their lip oil every. single. day. and own every color! It’s both hydrating and has that perfect shine. Lately, I have been wearing the color Jellyfish, which is their clear lip oil. Find it at Sephora, Credo & Amazon.
3 / Lawless The One Eye Shadow Palette
This is the only eyeshadow palette you will ever need. The colors are vibrant and have everything I need for any look. Find it at Sephora.
4 / Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Hair Mask
I LOVE BRIOGEO! It’s a Black-owned business that was founded by an incredible boss babe who has completely changed the haircare game. Her products are amazing because they are designed for a variety of hair types, which is rare to find. This mask is so lush and is a 10 out of 10 for me! Find it at Nordstrom, Sephora & Amazon.
5 / Henne Organic Lip Mask
This is the only product I have yet to try, and I am dying to test it out! I love lip masks that you can sleep in and am always looking for a great one. From what I’ve researched, this one could top my normal go-to from Bite Beauty. Find Henne Organic Lip Mask at Anthropologie, Grove, Credo, Goop & The Detox Market.
6a / Rahua Hydration Shampoo & 6b / Rahua Hydration Conditioner
This shampoo and conditioner have an intoxicatingly delicious fragrance. It’s my absolute favorite scent I have ever found in a shampoo and conditioner, and it’s also the cleanest hair brand on the market. Rahua created a new cosmetic category that transcends organic and fair trade, called Symbiotic, which means ingredients are grown wild (not farmed) in the virgin rainforest, then are hand-processed through ancestral knowledge. These products are absolutely incredible, and they work so well for my hair! Find them at Sephora & Macys.
7 / Ilia Limitless Mascara
Looking for a mascara that gives you lashes to the sky and lasts all day?! Then this is the one for you! Find it at Sephora & Credo.
8 / Goop Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
This exfoliator packs a serious punch! It was designed as a microdermabrasion exfoliator and makes your skin feels like it is instantly rejuvenated. Find it at Sephora, Credo & GOOP.
9 / Heretic Dirty Mango Parfum
Finding clean perfume is seriously a challenge, and I have to say Heretic is the BEST! The scents are fantastic, and my personal favorite is Dirty Mango. It makes me feel like I should be dancing to Havana Ooo Na Na somewhere in Miami. Find it at Sephora & Credo.
10 / Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick
What I love about this foundation is that it is beyond easy to apply and can be worn as a sheer look but is also buildable for fuller-coverage. This foundation has incredible rejuvenating ingredients and is 100% worth every penny. Find it at Credo, Bergdorf Goodman & Net-A-Porter.
11 / Youth To The People Face Wash
This has been my go-to everyday face wash for years. I’m a huge fan of the entire brand and the ingredients are stellar! Ps. It’s such a hot commodity that it’s sold out in most full sizes right now. Find it at Nordstrom, Sephora & Anthropologie.
12 / Tata Harper Resurfacing Serum
Last but certainly not least, is the serum that Laura, S and myself are all in love with! We all agree that it is 100% worth the cost and is pure magic. Read our post, if you want all the tea on why we love this product so much!
There are many amazing clean beauty brands on the market right now, and this is the cream of the crop that I absolutely love! I’d love to know, what clean beauty you have tried and love.
XX – Kat
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This one’s for the Pinners!
Hi Kat, I’m wondering if you could share your criteria for what counts as clean? I feel like different brands all have different ideas, so I’m curious what your personal standards are. Thanks!