What's Clean Skincare and Why Should I Use it?
Cosmetic products made without known toxic ingredients or ones that might be irritating, harmful to your body; and are environmentally friendly are referred to as "clean beauty."
Clean beauty is a new buzzword in the skincare industry and people are now on the lookout for products that do not contain harmful chemicals. Some skincare companies are also trying their best to make products that don’t contain these harmful chemicals.
However, as beneficial as clean skincare products are, some appear quite expensive to consumers that are used to shopping at drug stores for their beauty products. This makes a the transition to high quality products, made primarily with natural ingredients, rather than cheap synthetics, difficult.
If you have ever wanted to get into the clean skincare world but you don’t think you can afford them, keep reading because I’ve compiled a list of the most affordable skincare products in this article.
UpCircle Cleansing Face Balm
The first product I have on this list is the UpCircle Cleansing Face Balm. It is made with the fine powder of discarded apricot stones. It is also infused with skin-calming blackcurrant seed, blue tansy, and sea buckthorn oils.
It is an everyday cleansing balm that gently removes makeup, pollution, and impurities. It leaves the skin deeply cleansed, soothed, and hydrated. Lastly, It is vegan and cruelty-free, and suitable for use on all skin types.
This product is available for just $24 on thebeautydoctrine.com.
Vivaiodays Olive Oil Gel
This all-purpose rescue balm gel magically transforms into a soothing cream on contact with the skin and brings instant relief. It can be used on the lips to the diaper area to prevent rash. I love using this as an overnight occlusive treatment to seal moisture into my skin, or during the day for that sough-after glass skin look, or what some might refer to as slugging.
It is infused with cold-pressed olive oil, sunflower seed oil, glycerin, and sweet almond oil. It is fragrance, vegan, gluten, and petrolatum free.
A small pearl-sized amount of this gel performs wonders and it costs just $24.
Romer moisturizer is a lightweight, clean, and effective moisturizer that instantly hydrates and moisturizes dull, tired, and dehydrated skin. It is quickly absorbed into the skin and delivers rich emollients for ultimate comfort without clogging the pores.
It contains grape seed oil, jojoba seed oil, sunflower extract, and other clan ingredients. It can be used in the morning and at night for more effective results.
Romer moisturizer offers all these benefits for a mere $28.
This nourishing gel-oil cleanser gently removes the impurities without stripping the skin of moisture. It locks in moisture, soothes irritation and redness, replenishes dull and sleep-deprived skin, and reduces/prevents acne breakouts.
Its main ingredients are manuka honey, aloe vera, calendula flower oil, evening primrose oil, and caffeine coffee extract. It also contains natural tea tree oil, green tea, and rosemary leaf oil. All these ingredients are gentle on the skin and make the Romer Cleanser suitable for use on all skin types, but especially helpful for those suffering from acne breakouts.
This will only set you back $31. A steal for the benefits & impressive ingredient list, if you ask me!
Earth Harbor Rose Toner
This toner is all shades of awesome. It is an all-natural toner, moisture booster, and makeup setting spray. It combines nutrient-rich seaweed with high-vibration Rose Quartz rosewater, antioxidant-rich White Tea Extract, and beautiful Persian Lilac Extract.
It balances energy while restoring PH balance, softening skin, and locking in moisture—all of which are essential for having healthy, youthful skin. It is aimed at treating dry and inflamed skin, rough skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
The Earth Harbor Rose Toner is $16 which I think is a steal.
Ere Perez Cypress Face Nectar
This daily face nectar was created with the goal of revitalizing and deeply hydrating your skin. With just a few drops, this tiny bottle of excellence creates dewy skin and a lifting glow using potent and efficient plant oils. To noticeably improve your complexion, this product is infused with Australian blue cypress, camellia, jasmine flower, jojoba, cedar-wood, and rice.
The non-oily formula has relaxing anti-inflammatory effects, natural antioxidants, and omega fatty acids to deeply nourish skin. This lotion minimizes the symptoms of stressed or dry skin, making it ideal for both daytime and evening use.
Keeping in mind that the average serum price is $65, $36 for this product is a steal!
Ere Perez Cranberry Lip and Eye Butter
This is the ultimate lip and eye butter. That's a big boast, but it was created by encapsulating nature’s underlying science in pots of enchantment. This butter's extremely moisturizing mix helps to fight the effects of aging while rejuvenating delicate skin regions like the under-eye.
It contains shea butter, cranberries, cucumber, and lactic acid in a rich, creamy mixture that effectively targets plumping and encourages the formation of skin cells around the delicate eye area. It has a cooling and soothing effect!
What’s more? It is sold at an affordable price of $31.
Salt and Stone Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
What’s a skincare routine without sunscreen? If you want a sunscreen that doesn’t contain harmful chemicals and is also affordable, this sunscreen is the one for you. This sunscreen is an SPF 30 lotion that is incredibly light and designed to withstand perspiration and water.
It is a non-greasy, reef-safe product that absorbs into the skin with ease and leaves no trace of whiteness. In addition to soothing and moisturizing the skin, non-nano zinc oxide also blocks UVA and UVB rays.
Salt and Stone Mineral Sunscreen is available for $24.
Glō – Portable LED Light Therapy
LED Light Therapy is one of the most advanced and effective treatment for both acne and anti-aging. A high quality medical grade device can cost hundreds or, in some cases thousands. I've looked at most available devices on the market, and the best deal I could find that still meets all Beauty Doctrine standards of quality and efficacy is the Glo Portable. You can select either acne or anti-aging for a mere $39. The company offers larger sizes, but the larger the size, the higher the price. But if you are on a budget, Glo is a great place to get your hands on one of the highest quality LED Light technologies on the market.
Mandelic Acid 10% + HA Peel
This is not a 100% clean formulation, but I like the price, the efficacy and the active ingredients. It offers a superficial dermal peeling that is gentler than other alpha hydroxy acids. This is due to the fact that Mandelic Acid is a large size AHA, meaning that it doesn't absorb into the skin, potentially causing irritation. It does its job (removing dead skin cells) on the surface only. I also appreciate the Hyaluronic Acid in the formula, helping maintain hydration and acting as a buffer. I recommend this product to be used once a week in the evening, ensuring ample sunscreen use the following days. Oh, and the cost is $8 in most retailers.
Clean skincare products are not only good for your skin but are also good for the environment. They are all suitable for use on all skin types and are free from harmful chemicals. The only downside is how expensive most of them are.
In this article, I’ve listed clean products that are between $16 - $36. These prices are very reasonable prices compared to other clean skincare products that generally range from $50 to $160.
You no longer have an excuse. Get clean skincare products and give your skin the treatment it deserves.
Be well. Be safe. Be beautiful.