When it comes to beauty, the idea of using clean, toxin-free products has only just hit the mainstream. Clean beauty is the latest in a long line of trends focussing on being more mindful and conscious when it comes to the products and brands we use. And we’re hoping this movement is here to stay.
Most of us are aware of what we put into our bodies. Whether it’s starting the day with a celery juice, or swapping in oat milk with our lunchtime latte, we’ve seen a shift in this generation’s attitude to health and wellbeing. We’re also stepping in the right direction when it comes to sustainability. Many brands are now committing to a more ethical approach when it comes to production, plastic use and more.
What does ‘clean beauty’ mean?
Clean beauty products are a mix of natural, cruelty-free, ethically sourced, organic or vegan. The definition blurs from one brand to the next, but the main concept consists of beauty products that are good for the earth as well as your skin.
We’ve compiled our favourite clean beauty buys to give your daily routine an ethical overhaul.
12 Top Clean Beauty Products
NEOM Great Day Glow SPF 30 Moisturiser, £40
NEOM has created the perfect everyday moisturiser to both protect and nourish the skin. Turmeric root reduces inflammation while hyaluronic acid locks in hydration, and the blend of essential oils transports you to the nearest spa. However, the real selling point is the SPF 30. There really isn’t a better way to keeping your skin looking younger for longer.
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Nourished London Kale 3D Cleanse, £25
Put down the green juice and detox your skin instead with this supercharged kale cleanser. Hyaluronic acid and probiotics work alongside the leafy greens to remove impurities and protect your skin from pollution. Plus, this product changes colour as you cleanse, so why wouldn’t you reach for it every night?
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Bea Skincare Peptide Skin Booster, £110
Give your skin a pick-me-up with this 100% natural serum. Enriched with plant stem cells and peptides, the booster helps combat fine lines and wrinkles returning the skin to its most youthful self. Green tea eases inflammation whilst the hyaluronic acid moisturises. You’ll be asking if there’s anything this little bottle can’t do.
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Fushi Radiance Face Oil, £22
If it’s clean beauty you’re after it’s hard to look past Fushi. The ethical company works with women in rural Africa, granting them financial freedom through farming. The radiance oil brings together a blend of antioxidants and vitamin E, which soothes skin while brightening. This lightweight oil was made with dull and dry complexions in mind.
To Cool for School Coconut Serum Eye Patch, £6.50
Forget the cucumber slices and rejuvenate your under eyes with these coconut-infused patches. The cooling Korean beauty treatment hydrates, de-puffs and minimises dark circles. It’s a good night’s sleep in under 30 minutes.
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Irene Forte Skincare Pistachio Face Mask, £109
Beyond the beautiful (and sustainable) packaging, this vegan face mask is enriched with pistachio oil, aloe vera and avocado to hydrate and plump the skin. The luxurious Italian product features a range of organic oils, including vitamin E which reduces scarring. This mask is perfect for a mid-week skin refresh and a must-have clean beauty product.
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Beauty Pie Plantastic Micropeeling Super Drops, £7.62
Keep breakouts at bay and pores minimized with this powerful serum. Working as an exfoliator, the drops dissolve the top layer of skin with all its impurities, revealing an even and bright complexion. It may sound scary, but this plant derived product is suitable for sensitive and problem skin alike.
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Tamaar London Natural Body Lotion, £24
This probiotic rich body lotion moisturises the skin while restoring its natural barrier. Oils, shea butter and plant extracts work together to hydrate even the roughest patches. The sleek pump bottle makes applying every morning and night a breeze.
Umberto Gianni Flowerology Coco + Rose Hair Mask, £6
Give you hair a moisture boost with Umberto Gianni’s cruelty-free mask. Layer over your locks to prevent breakage and strengthen damaged hair. This UK made product uses coconut and rosehip oil to nourish and de-frizz dry, coloured hair. Plus, it’ll leave you smelling fresh as a rose.
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Hairstory Powder, £39
Clean beauty products can also be incorporated into your everyday haircare routine. This innovative dry shampoo combats oily hair, as well as adding texture and volume to any style. Abandon the white-cast caused by aerosols for this soft translucent power, made from microfine vegetable and mineral granules.
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Dr Botanicals Charcoal Lemon Superfood Rescuing Remedy Balm, £16.90
For severely dry and sore skin look no further than this ultra-nourishing balm. The all-purpose rescue remedy uses just 7 natural ingredients to nurse skin back to its most hydrated state. Lemon’s antioxidants the brighten skin while the fatty acids of coconut oil provide rich moisture – a match made in heaven.
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PBH Ethical Beauty Balance Moisturiser, £20
As the name suggests, everything about this UK made skincare range is ethical. From the recyclable packaging, to the vegan and organic ingredients, PBH is as clean as beauty gets. This moisturiser is perfect for combination skin in need of some loving. Lavender calms the complexion while sea buckthorn helps regulate oil production. With 20% of profits going to charity, lathering this product on morning and night is nothing to feel guilty about.
BUY NOW from phbethicalbeauty.co.uk
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