Living a healthy lifestyle goes beyond eating clean and working out. It’s also about products we use daily – and I’m talking about beauty products. Our skin is our largest organ, and whatever we put on it gets absorbed into our blood and lymphatic system. A lot of the mainstream beauty products we use are filled with toxic chemicals, colors and fragrances that can disrupt our hormones and hurt our health. That’s why I’ve been loving learning more about clean beauty and slow beauty. I’m not 100% using clean products (yet) – but I’ve been incorporating them into my beauty routine wherever I can! Here are 8 clean beauty brands I’m loving right now.
This black-owned haircare brand has THE best hair mask (Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask if you haven’t tried it yet!). Briogeo is 6-free haircare, which means their products are made without sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, DEA and synthetic color. On top of all of their products being cruelty-free, gluten-free and mostly vegan, they’re also 90-100% naturally derived and work to detoxify, hydrate and protect your hair.
Definitely check out more of my favorite black-owned businesses if you haven’t already!
Native is my favorite natural deodorant brand. It’s vegan and cruelty-free and made without aluminum, parabens, sulfates and other preservatives that usually come with antiperspirants.
If you start to notice more sweat or BO after switching to natural deodorant, it’s actually because your body is detoxing from toxins found in mainstream deodorant. Read more about why our bodies need to detox from mainstream deodorant and how here!
Juice Beauty products are made with certified organic ingredients, which means no toxins, synthetics, pesticides or fertilizers. Their products are made with an antioxidant-rich botanical juice base and concentrated skincare ingredients. The Stem Cellular CC Cream (with zinc oxide SPF 30, thank you very much) is my one ultimate cannot-live-without beauty product!
Ilia is a clean makeup brand that focuses on skincare-powered makeup. Their products are made with active levels of skincare ingredients that protect your skin from environmental stressors (like UV rays!).
BITE Beauty is a clean, vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free lip brand. Their lipsticks are made with 12 different oils, which makes them incredibly smooth, hydrating and long-lasting. All of their ingredients are ethically-sourced and powered by superfoods (hello, antioxidants!).
Kjaer Weis is a luxury makeup brand that’s both organic and sustainable. All ingredients are either Certified Natural or Certified Organic. Their mascaras, lipsticks and signature compacts are refillable, and their Red Edition collection is made with 100% paper, which means it’s recyclable, compostable and also refillable.
Kosas products are made with active botanical ingredients and safe synthetics. No parabens, talc, aluminum, petrolatum and other harmful chemicals! The ingredients used are super nourishing – and they work to hydrate, soothe, brighten and plump the skin. Their Tinted Face Oil and blush and highlighter duos are their bestsellers!
I LOVE Lawless liquid lipsticks. They’re made without toxic, carcinogenic and hormone-disrupting ingredients. Lawless also has highly pigmented, full coverage and long-lasting eyeshadows, blushes and other base products.
What clean beauty brands can you not live without? I’d love to hear your favorites!