I’ve been on a mission to swap over to only using clean beauty products for a while now. Since I only invest in one product at a time, it’s taken me a few years to test what’s on the market and hone in on my favorite non-toxic options. With the exception of my beloved mascara (fine, it’s this one, it’s the best!), I’ve been able to fully embrace going clean with all of my daily-use products.
Here is a round-up of my faves:
Flawless Finish Powder Foundation
I love a dual purpose product and this silky formula functions as both a light foundation and a silky powder for a natural, but polished face. All lila b products are cruelty free and formulated without Parabens, Phthalates, or synthetic fragrance. I got this retractable foundation brush which is perfect for daily use or travel.
$48 Linked Here – lila b
Tinted Lip and Cheek Balm
Oh, how I live for a multitasking product and this one is my current favorite for that flushed, healthy, “no makeup look.” Made from plant-based ingredients, this creamy formula is easy to apply, buildable, and blend-able.
$34 Linked Here – ILIA
The Best Tinted SPF 50
The best sunscreen I have ever used hands down. I am a big whiner when it comes to greasy, sticky sunscreen, and it took me a lifetime to stumble upon this lightweight, fast absorbing version. I love that is is paraben-free, oil-free, and dermatologist tested, and I slather it on every morning for skin protection and a healthy (not shiny) glow.
$35 Linked Here – La Roche Posey
High Volume Mascara
I’ve been a fan of tubular mascara for years and this one is hands down my favorite. No more smudgey raccoon eyes for this lady. Also, this formulation is vegan and free of Phthalates and Sulfates.
$33 Linked Here – Trish McEvoy
My morning routine is super simple. I apply a few pats of face oil followed by SPF and the powder foundation and then use a cheek lip tint and finish with a swipe of brow gel and mascara. Five minutes top. And especially when I travel I don’t really do my hair aside from a messy bun and this raw coconut cream to tame the frizz (also great for dry skin).
All-In-One Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
I used to be skeptical about face oil (I hate oily things on my skin!) but as I get older and my skin feels a bit more parched, I’ve discovered the joy of a good moisturizing face oil and become a convert. I love to smooth a few drops of this luxurious, botanical oil on every morning before my tinted SPF, and each night after washing my face. It makes me feel like a real fancy lady and bonus – you can use it on your hair, nails, or entire body.
$42 – Linked Here – Nuxe Paris
If you’re looking to switch up your beauty routine Credo Beauty is my number one source for discovering clean products and Axiology is one of the only brands I know of that offers 100% zero-waste packaging. My friend Cassie also just told me about the Jones Road Miracle Balm – a single product which she says has replaced her face oil, cream blush, eye shadow, and lip balm.
Want to makeover your makeup bag and help improve the cosmetics industry? Other helpful resources include:
We All Deserve Better // Campaign for Safe Cosmetics // Environmental Working Group
I’m still on the hunt for a clean conditioner that can stand up to my thick mane, and smells delicious. Taking all the recs!
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8 comments on “My Clean Beauty Faves”
I’ve switched to Renpure’s shampoo & conditioner. I use the Tea Tree Lemon Sage shampoo and Keratin + Argan conditioner and love both. I’ve noticed that my hair does not get as oily between washes as it used to.
Ooh good to know! Thanks for sharing.
We have similar hair (I think) as a matter of fact I went to your hairdresser a couple of times, Mia!
I put on two pairs of readers at once and still cant read the ingredient list for the Aveda dry remedy moisturizing conditioner I use to actually ‘ shampoo’ my hair with every other time I wash my thick curly mane! I like it and I actually really like the smell although I dislike many scented anything’s!
You did a great closet makeover for me a few years ago! Probably due for one at some point when I can actually have you over to my house. The online ones don’t work for me. I end up paying and not using!
Keep up the good work!
Lara (el cerrito hills with way too many clothes!)
Love this post! You should try W3ll People mascara, you might be surprised! Also for clean shampoo/conditioners I recommend Rahua and Innersense. xo Jen
Ooh thanks for the recs!
Hair care favorites for the whole family? Would love to know!
What perfume do you use Shira? I read in your book that you wear the same fragrance as you did in High School. Would love to know! Thank you for all you wonderful insights.
Yes, still wearing Noa which I loved as a teenager! Xx