If you’ve ever read the ingredients on some of your store-bought lotions and face wash and thought, “I don’t even know how to say this” -- then these good-smellin', budget-friendly, chemical-free skincare products are for you. We’ve carefully chosen to partner with companies that cater to conscious consumers and support being good for people and good to the environment. Let's meet the clean beauty brands specifically created to solve your skin concerns – effectively and naturally!
Lacking in the skincare industry for Jane Orman were products meant for her brown skin complexion and prices that could fit her small budget. With that in mind, and a mission to help women of color feel confident, beautiful, and represented in their skin – Nola Skinsentials was created.
Nola Skinsentials has affordable pricing and is 100% vegan and hand-crafted. That means for less than the cost of a movie ticket, you can get plant-based, cruelty-free, and handmade skincare products that make your skin look and feel impeccable!
If all things happy, eco-friendly, and positive could be blended up, you’d end up with DERMA E – one of the largest natural facial care brands in the U.S. This all-natural brand focuses on providing healthy facial-care products to women struggling with skincare problems while being globally conscious.
With an emphasis on clean beauty, DERMA E offers 100% vegan and GMO-free products. (Even the recyclable packaging is good for the environment!) DERMA E places importance on being a skincare line with a purpose to help people and help the planet.
Living Libations’ creators Nadine Artemis and Ron Obadia proved two are better than one when they decided to join forces. For over 20 years, the playful duo has added both their personalities and love of nature into their Canada-based skincare, haircare, and elixir products. Every item sold is as open as the creators – they choose to list each ingredient on the front, so consumers know exactly what’s inside.
Living Libations values the people that use their product and the nature it comes from. They only use the highest quality plants and flowers to ensure potency and purity.
Alaffia translates to “a state of peace, health, and well-being.” It’s also the name of the all-natural beauty company making an impact in the wellness field and West African community.
The brand was founded in 2003 and is the love child created by a West African man and woman from Washington State. Grown right out of West Africa’s rich land, Alaffia aims to redefine the natural products’ industry with a social enterprise movement.
The company handmakes certifiably-safe, natural products, and works to alleviate poverty in West Africa through the preservation of traditional skills.
Stacey Kelly Egide wanted to combine science, beauty, and women empowerment to her natural skincare line and challenge the beauty industry to do better. As a result, it made her brand, Andalou Naturals, "America's #1 Natural Channel Skincare Brand."
Andalou Naturals is not your average natural line. Sure, it's 98% nature-derived, gluten-free, sustainably-sourced, and animal cruelty-free. But it is also the first beauty brand to receive the Non-GMO Project Verified Status – a rigorous, 3-to-6-month verification process. It ensures the ingredients used are 100% organic and not genetically modified.
Andalou Naturals also adopted a new way to create their products through PhytoCellTec® Fruit Stem Cell Science. It takes the plant stem cells from nature and uses them for skin stem cell protection; this technology process provides consumers with a natural antioxidant and anti-wrinkle.
If you’re going to commit to beauty, you have to give it your all and then some. That’s exactly what Alba Botanica does with its 100% vegetarian products that overflow with botanical ingredients. Their mission to “do beautiful,” stretches from the women they serve to the Earth they source their ingredients from.
You’ll fall in love with their vibrant line of skin nourishing products. It excludes harsh toxins like propylene glycol, aluminum, mineral oil, petrolatum, oxybenzone, PABA, nano-particles, DEA, MEA or TEA, PEGs and PEG derivatives, and ethoxylated ingredients.
Tropic Isle Living
Over 25 years ago, Jamaican couple Michael and Lois Hines discovered how powerful natural remedies could be and decided to share their findings with the world. Michael would soon coin the term “Black Jamaican Castor Oil,” and the rest was history.
Tropic Isle Living is dedicated to serving its customers with the highest quality of natural beauty products inspired by Caribbean culture and tradition.
Trained in organic cosmetic formulation, it makes sense why Alexis Rose created LILFOX. The lifelong potion-maker and aromatherapy educator draws her inspiration and ingredients from jungles and rainforests. With Earthly product names like “Amazon After Dark” and “Orange Blossom Ylang Bang,” she meticulously crafts her line of skincare products to heal, beautify, and create an experience.
Want to know the main ingredient in Plant Apothecary’s USDA organic skincare line? Love. Love is in everything they do! (And so are plants, but you probably knew that.)
Their love of people is what pushed creators Holly and Bjarke to make Plant Apothecary unisex. No matter your skin type or tone, you’re invited to lather up, moisturize, purify, exfoliate, and destress with Plant Apothecary.
The brand follows the principles of classical aromatherapy and herbalism. This means you get only the best plant-based apothecary products and none of the toxic garbage like petroleum, parabens, or phthalates.
Fat and the Moon
Hand-crafted. Herbal. Healing. Need we say more? Fat and the Moon was created by herbalist, Rachel Budde, whose main goal has been to provide natural, non-toxic products that can both heal and beautify the skin while causing no harm to the Earth. Fat and the Moon believes everything you need to heal yourself is found within nature, not made in a lab. Handmade products with recipes passed down from generations help Fat and the Moon fill the cabinets and win the hearts of conscious consumers.