So, what does ‘clean beauty’ actually mean? Although still open to interpretation, the main aim of the game for clean beauty products is that they’re free of toxins – ensuring there’s no ingredients which could give harmful health effects. For instance, ingredients such as parabens, sulphates and phlalate – to name a couple.
As a huge trend currently encapsulating the beauty world, it’s not just what we put on our skin that’s setting out to be healthier. Our favourite beauty brands are working their hardest to ensure the packaging of our products become more eco-friendly and sustainable.
Here’s a rundown of some of our favourite ‘clean beauty’ products, bursting with good-for-skin ingredients and benefits…
The no.1 best-selling cleanser, with an added infusion of English rose. Whilst free of mineral oil, parabens and SLS, the elderberry, starflower and OptiMega oils nourish and sooth the skin for a soft, hydrated appearance.
Cleanse away makeup and dirt at the end of each day with this super rich cleansing balm. The combined glycerine and olive oil work together as the dream team to leave skin feeling smooth and refreshed, with its vibrant citrus scent.
If you haven’t tried the new My Clarins collection, then where have you been? The new vegan-friendly and skin-saving range has made sure to pack only the most natural ingredients that are great for skin. Plus, if that’s not good enough itself, all of the boxes are created from cardboard derived from sustainably managed-forests. For all skin types, but also available for both dry and oily skin.
Believed to have life-extending qualities, the magic of the Reishi Mushroom lies in its 7000 year history of use. Used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve health, it’s also super calming, relieves redness and promotes skin’s smoothness.
Spoil skin with a honey and almond-oil enriched scrub, as the melting sugar grains deeply cleanses any dirt and debris. Not only does the infused rose water smell delicious, but it’ll leave skin satisfyingly smooth, too.
Not only is this gel-like night cream enriched with brightening and nourishing ingredients such as long-life herb and California poppy, but it's free of parabens and sulfates too. Pair it with the lightweight eye gel cream for the ultimate radiance-booster.