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The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

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Clean beauty has taken off in a big way and, in the last couple of years, we have watched clean beauty grow and expand across all beauty categories, including skincare, haircare, fragrance, and makeup. There are so many different options to choose from, especially with the launch of Clean at Sephora, which is our stamp of recognition for products formulated without specific ingredients. 

 

To read exactly what Clean at Sephora means, open the spoiler below. 

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Clean at Sephora skincare, haircare, and makeup products are made without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

Clean at Sephora Fragrances are formulated without: Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens , formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan , triclocarban, PTFE/PFOA, styrene, polyacrylamide/acrylamide, acetaldehyde, acetonitrile, methylene chloride, animal fats, oils, and musks, benzalkonium chloride, toluene, resorcinol, acetone, butoxyethanol, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, methyl cellosolve, methylisothiazolinone/ methylchloroisothiazolinone, mercury and mercury compounds (thimerosal), bisphenol A(BPA).

On to the fun! We are starting this thread to serve as a clean beauty hub. We want to hear YOUR opinions and testimonials on your top choices in clean beauty. What are your favorite clean beauty products? Leave a comment below to share!

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

I have a handful of lines that I return to again and again.

 

My main brand is Drunk Elephant, but I supplement them with a few products from Tatcha, Herbivore, and Glow Recipe. Those 4 lines have totally changed my skin. It’s like having a new face.

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

1. Honest Beauty has awesome cream cheek blushes.

2. Tatcha's skincare overall is just amazing, I either like it or love it, nothing less.

3. Ilia is becoming a quick favorite with their multi-sticks, which are amazing for a natural look, but can be built up in pigmentation. 

4. Farmacy has a green colored cleansing balm that has literally stopped my pores from clogging and my skin from drying out, while still removing all my stubborn makeup residue.

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

I just tried the ILIA Deluxe Limitless Lash Mascara and I'm in love. It's great for a natural, everyday mascara that defines your lashes. It's my new favorite for that no mascara, mascara look! <333

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

@knadala,

 

Love the Farmacy cleansing balm, I am on the 3rd jar!Smiley Happy

<3 Melissa

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

@melissabt That is probably my favorite "Clean at Sephora" product too! 

 

Best,
Rebeccas

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

Josie Maran Whipped Body Butter has become a lifesaver for me since my husband became allergic to most scents. Unfortunately the scents that I most enjoy are not sold at Sephora but the Vanilla Bean is. I also like various items from her skincare line.

JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

JOSIE MARAN - 100 percent Pure Argan Oil

JOSIE MARAN - Argan Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Oil

JOSIE MARAN - Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

@Loretta55,

 

Love the body butter and also the self tanner! It was the first self tanner where I used the entire bottle.

<3 Melissa

RE: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

Youth to the People - Super Food Cleanser, Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream, Superberry Glow and Hydrate Oil, and Air Whipped Moisturiser.

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

I cannot wait for this trend of marketing things as "clean" to die off. It dishonestly implies that other products are "dirty" or somehow worse. Products that are advertised as "clean" have just as much potential for irritation or harm as the "unclean" ingredients. If the "clean" products contain essential oils, the potential for harm is surprisingly high. In many cases, ingredients that advertisers pretend are not "clean" are precisely what makes products safe for use. For example, I often hear about people who don't want preservatives in their skincare. Water-based products that we apply to sensitive areas of our bodies can easily grow mold or foster bacteria, especially if the products sit out unrefrigerated for months or sometimes years. Especially if the products are in humid locations rich with harmful bacteria, such as a bathroom. Often they're products that we're dipping our fingers in, then applying to our face. Both fingers and faces have bacteria (some helpful, some harmful), and that contamination can lead to bacterial overgrowth in products without preservatives.

 

Nobody would let opened food sit out like that; why do people think that "natural" cosmetics are somehow less susceptible to bacteria overgrowth?

 

My favorite products are ones with realistic claims, that are supported with peer-reviewed studies, from brands that value safe, effective ingredients. I appreciate brands who focus on accuracy and honesty, instead of brands that drive sales by playing into people's ignorant fears of scary "chemicals". The public may not know better, but the brands do. It's difficult to respect brands who resort to such tactics, and it's not a trend I support.

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I support Clean Beauty because most, if not all, of these products are not subjected to being tested on animals which is inhumane.  These animals are caged, tortured, and then euthanized for no other reason other than producing cosmetics for our use.  Animals don't wear mascara or nail polish.  My favorite "clean" products are all of the Drunk Elephant skin care line, Farmacy, Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow, and any nail care products featured by Deborah Lippmann.  I find it impossible to support any brands that test on animals.  I shall remain cruelty-free.

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I totally understand your message, and agree with you. Hygiene and proper storage of products is so very important. Although I do enjoy Sephora labeling products as clean and that they clearly define “clean” for Sephora labels. But I also purchase a lot of products from brands that contain preservatives and artificial fragrances. Doesn’t bother me! I get the most irritated at individuals who spam the reviews of products who are pushing their ingredient agenda rather than actual reviews of products.

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

I am so interested in the Glow Recipe's watermelon products! I am always wary about trying new skincare, but those are really calling to me. Smiley Tongue 

RE: Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

They really smell wonderful! Just like watermelon @Asche . The night mask is the best, really seals in your night serum or whatever, and is lightweight.

Re: RE: Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

@Weetart Thanks for your thoughts! That night mask is going on my wishlist. Smiley Very Happy 

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

my favorite, by far is the Tata Harper Nourishing Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser, I love products in oil and balms even my skin being a bit oily, they work super good

 

TATA HARPER - Nourishing Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser

RE: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

I have a rookie question: if I use my points to redeem a product, will I have to purchase the amount again to get nearer to VIB or redeeming my points will not change my membership status?

Re: RE: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

@tenzomstark Status is based on money spent not points earned so redeeming points will not do anything to your status. 

The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

I love the Clean labels but don't think products with ANY synthetic fragrances or ingredients like talc or phenoxethanol should be considered. I'm a little disappointed. I recently tried "clean" Korres products and the perfume is way too strong! I make my own natural wellness and skincare products and research a lot, so perhaps I'm more particular than others.. but I do like High Beauty a LOT. Their cannabis sativa facial oil is fantastic!

Re: The Best of Clean Beauty: What Are Your Faves?

This is such useful feedback @Fragonia - thank you for sharing! I will forward these suggestions to our partners. 

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