Thanks to your votes from last week, I’m finally sharing my favorite clean makeup products with you ladies! Ever since I had a random acne flareup last December, and after seeing various Dermatologists, they suggested I switch my makeup to all clean products.
Now, the term “clean” is in the gray area, so I was given a list of ingredients to watch out for in my makeup. Here’s a few of the ingredients you DON’T want in your makeup or skincare. Especially if you’re oily/acne-prone like myself:
- Cocoa butter
- Coconut butter
- Shea butter
- Propylene glycol
- Talc (this is a big one!)
- Isopropyl myristate
- Ethyhexyl palmitate
- ALL oils
- Isopropyl palmitate
- Lanolic acid
- Laureth 4
- Myristic acid
- Myristyl myristate
- Sodium lauryl
- Laureth sulfate
- Coconut alkanes
Now, I’m no perfect human and you’ll find that A LOT of makeup, even the “clean” ones have a few of the ingredients listed above. So I simply did my best to find products that had little to none of the ingredients above, but sometimes I’d let a few slide. So, without further ado, below is a list of my favorite clean makeup products!
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Truth be told, I really only swapped out my face makeup for clean products. I didn’t feel the need to change my mascaras, or eyeshadows, or eyeliners because my eyes were never a problem area. Which is why you’ll only see a handful of face makeup here!
I’ve always worn sunscreen, but I switch back and forth between this one and this one. The Coola one has a silky, almost serum-like texture that I really like, and that I’ve owned for years! Of course, Elta MD is always a crowd pleaser and has a bit more SPF than the Coola.
After browsing Sephora’s Clean Beauty section, I snagged this cream bronzer and included it in May’s Monthly Lineup I love it so much. It reminds me of the beloved Chanel bronzer, but less expensive and I personally think it blends way easier. Love. It. I’ve also had this cream blush from the same brand from before I switched to clean products, and it also blends really well.
Wander Beauty is another clean beauty brand that I really love. When I was fighting active acne, I swore by this foundation because it has a velvety finish and covered really well. Now that I’m left with just scarring, I’ll typically apply a tinted SPF, cover any prominent scars with this foundation stick, and lightly brush this powder foundation all over my face for an everyday look. Love that trio!
While it was a little sad to part ways with a lot of my makeup, my makeup drawer feels refreshed and tidy now that’s it’s full of simple, clean makeup. Even if you don’t have acne prone skin, it’s worth checking out the ingredients in your makeup — it’s quite shocking how much junk is in a lot of makeup. I hope this post was helpful, and if you have any clean beauty products you can’t live without, let me know!
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