All the best clean beauty brands share several key qualities and features. They use natural and organic ingredients that are free from harmful chemicals, such as parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
They also avoid synthetic fragrances and dyes, using instead natural essential oils and plant-based extracts to add scent and color.
These brands prioritize sustainability, using eco-friendly packaging and sustainable sourcing practices. As well, they are often cruelty-free and committed to ethical practices throughout their supply chain.
In terms of product efficacy, the best clean beauty brands deliver high-performing products that are on par with or exceed conventional beauty products. They offer a wide range of products that cater to different skin types and concerns, and their formulas are gentle and non-irritating.
Finally, they prioritize transparency and provide clear and comprehensive ingredient lists, allowing customers to make informed choices about the products they use on their skin.
Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser
You can’t have beauty without a cleanser that leaves you feeling clean and free at the end of the day but at the same time, it can’t interfere with the natural barrier of your skin.
This could easily appear on our annual list of our fave skin care brands in the future.
That’s why we always opt for this gorgeous clean cleanser from Biossance, it just feels amazing whenever we use it. It’s definitely one of the best clean beauty products we had the pleasure of testing this year.
Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner With Moringa + Papaya
This toner is the ultimate entry in your nighttime toolkit, apply it before you go to bed and it will help keep acne at bay (thanks to the salicylic acid) and exfoliate brilliantly too.
In short, your pores need a workout that cares for them and keeps them to a minimum on the surface and this Farmacy product is the perfect choice to do just that.
Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Shine & Seal Pomade
When your hair needs a firm hand in the styling, this pomade from Oyin will be there to the rescue, no matter whether it’s a twist or a twirl, it’ll last all day long.
And you have to smell it to believe it, it’s like all our caramel fantasies came true in one go, seriously. Yum.
Mutha No.1 Serum
Try not to flinch at the price but we’ve got to be blunt here, sometimes you really do get what you pay for and this Vitamin C serum is the best we’ve ever tried.
It tackles dark spots, dullness, and the kind of sallow, lackluster skin that we’ve all developed from being stuck indoors through a pandemic and it does it brilliantly.
Uhai Hair Oil Blend
This shine enhancer goes way further than most of its competitors and while it does lock in shine all day long, the best thing is its ability to stop your scalp from drying out and becoming itchy.
You never need to wash this out, either, something that comes as a welcome relief at the end of a long day’s commuting.
Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum
This night serum has become an essential to, at least, 3 of our review team, they feel that it ensures your skin looks clear and that it adds brightness to your skin tone.
The clean ingredients are a real bonus as products this good are often made with the harshest of chemicals.
Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask
This is definitely a luxury product given the high price tag but when you want to give your hair back its natural appeal, there’s nothing better than this superfood mask.
If you curl, blow dry, or straighten then there’s a good chance you need to visit the Briogeo store near you for some of this miracle product.
Naturopathica Argan Peptide Wrinkle Repair Cream
If you’ve got wrinkles that you want to tackle, then this is the moisturizer for you, pop it on just as you’re about to get into bed. (Though you may also want to check out our other favorite anti-wrinkle creams too).
Then, wake up with your wrinkles nearly gone in the morning! Just don’t wash it off or you may lose some of the benefit, wait until the early evening for that.
Adwoa Beauty Baomint Moisturizing Curl Defining Gel
When you want your curls to stand out, there’s nothing better than adding moisture and this combination of prickly pear and almond oils is the master at it.
Better still it doesn’t give your curls that awful crunch of many other hair products.
Kjaer Weis The Beautiful Eye Balm
This delicate and delicious organic eye balm is my favorite when I want to get my undereyes in the perfect shape for a night on the town.
No matter how tired I feel, it makes me look alive and full of energy and it never interferes with the makeup layer above it either.
Then later on, I like to use one of these amazing clean eye creams to clean up before bed.
Birkenstock Natural Skin Care Anti-Stress Serum
The world we live in is harsh on our skin and it’s so easy to end up with flare ups or even stress induced acne from the environment.
That’s where this brilliant serum from Birkenstock shines, it uses turmeric as a natural anti-inflammatory agent to reduce redness and to build a protective barrier over your skin.
Everyone owes it to themself to keep a little anti-stress serum on hand for the bad days.