A Quick Guide to Clean Beauty

The clean beauty movement is taking the beauty and self-care by storm. There is a tremendous amount of consumer awareness, but yet some people don’t know where to start. We are very happy to introduce you to a lot of beauty and wellness brands that have taken holistic and sustainable approaches to not only make better product, but they are also very concerned about the environmental impact.  

If you’re looking to make the switch to clean beauty products, but don’t know where to start, we have a short list of frequently asked questions and answers to get you started. 

What is clean beauty?

Clean beauty is a movement towards using self-care and personal care products that are formulated without potentially harmful ingredients. These ingredients may include:

  • Parabens: Preservatives that have been linked to endocrine disruption.
  • Sulfates: Cleansing agents that can be harsh and drying.
  • Phthalates: Fragrance ingredients that have been linked to endocrine disruption.
  • Formaldehyde: A preservative that can be irritating and a potential carcinogen.
  • Oxybenzone and octinoxate: Sunscreen ingredients that have been linked to hormone disruption and harm to marine life.

Why choose clean beauty?

There are many reasons to choose clean beauty products. Some people choose them for health reasons, while others choose them for environmental reasons. Still others choose them for ethical reasons, such as avoiding products that have been tested on animals.

How to get started with clean beauty

If you're interested in trying clean beauty, there are a few things you can do:

  • Start by reading the labels of the products you're currently using. Look for products that are free of the ingredients listed above.
  • Do some research to find clean beauty brands that you trust. There are many great brands out there, so you're sure to find one that fits your needs and budget.
  • Don't be afraid to experiment! There are so many clean beauty products available, so have fun trying out new things until you find what works best for you.

Here are some additional tips for getting started with clean beauty:

  • Focus on your skincare routine. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it's important to use products that are gentle and nourishing.
  • Look for products that are made with natural ingredients. While not all natural ingredients are created equal, they are generally less likely to contain harmful chemicals.
  • Be patient. It may take some time to find clean beauty products that you love, but it's worth it for your health and the environment.

Check out some of our latest clean beauty partners and products that have been in some of our past boxes:

We hope this information will give you a better understanding of what clean beauty is and how you can make the changes you need to your self-care routine.