What is clean beauty?
Clean beauty refers to cosmetic products created without synthetic chemicals and ingredients that could harm your body or irritate your skin — ingredients like parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, and synthetic fragrances etc. Through the development of the economy, more and more people care about the quality and safety of their beauty products. Lots of research proves that up to 60 percent of what you apply to your skin makes its way into your bloodstream, so choosing safe products is an important decision you can make for your health. However, most people find it difficult to research the ingredients of each prodcuts because people don’t have that much time. Don’t worry! Sephora will help us to solve this problem.
The Clean at Sephora category only features products that are free from more than 50 ingredients that have been linked to human health issues. These include parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, formaldehyde, sulfates, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), ethanolamines DEA/TEA/MEA/ETA, toluene, carbon black, mercury and mercury compounds, aluminum salts, lead, and lead acetate, among others. By doing the vetting for these questionable ingredients, Sephora hopes to help ease consumer concerns and smooth the shopping experience.
Here are top 5 clean beauty products in Sephora:
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration
This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, comes in recyclable packaging, and is reef safe. The award-winning Ultra Repair Cream delivers relief for parched skin, absorbing with no greasy after feel. It is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive. The cream is formulated with colloidal oatmeal to leave your skin feeling hydrated and comfortable.
Tatcha The Water Cream Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Moisturizer
This product clarifies and refines skin with pure, powerful Japanese botanicals: Japanese wild rose visibly tightens pores and smooths skin texture; Japanese leopard lily helps control excess oil and purify skin by supporting natural skin turnover; and hadasei-3—an anti-aging trinity of green tea, rice, and algae—restores healthy-looking radiance. The formula imparts a subtle, shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner
This product contains:
– Watermelon Extract: Hydrates, soothes, and delivers essential vitamins and amino acids.
– Hyaluronic Acid and Cactus Water: Hyaluronic acid quickly quenches thirsty skin, while cactus water seals in moisture and delivers electrolytes.
– PHA and BHA: PHA gently exfoliates, while BHA cleanses pores for smoother, clearer-looking skin.
It is suitable for all skin types, this bouncy, alcohol-free toner is made with PHA and willow bark (a natural form of BHA) to unclog pores and hydrate skin.
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream
This cream replenishes your skin barrier for dewy, plump, hydrated, and healthy-looking skin.
Hydrating Triple Lipid Complex: Contains skin-similar lipid fillers that help restore ceramide and fatty acid levels.
– Firming Nutripeptide Blend: Supports skin barrier health to minimize visible redness and sensitive skin.
– Plumping Seaweed Hyaluronate Blend: A small-particle hyaluronic acid that helps hydrate dewy, glass-like skin.
Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
This make up remover contains Sunflower and ginger root oils. They can effortlessly remove even the boldest eye makeup and long-wear foundation effortlessly—without stripping, drying or leaving any residue. Papaya extract helps to retexture skin and reveal a youthful glow. It’s safe for all skin types, including dry and delicate skin.
Written by: Michelle Li