We got goose bumps when we heard that Sephora was launching Clean Beauty. This is big guys, like real big. If Sephora starts doing something that means it’s real, there is major interest. Which is just so exciting. They don’t do anything without the research and dollars being there. Clean Beauty has officially made it!
It’s super interesting to see what brands they picked to launch their Clean Beauty category. Most of them we know well, and a few we’ll have to test out. A lot of our favorites are carried, ones that we use everyday to be honest, so that’s really nice (and convenient).
Here are our Top Ten Clean Beauty products are Sephora right now:
1. Cleanser: Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser.
This cleanser is a cult favorite. It has Vitamin C, potent antioxidants and specific plant extracts which are amazing for brightening and protecting your skin. You’ll quickly see a difference if you’re feeling like your skin is a little dull or uneven.
2. Serum: Biossance Squalane Serum
When we were originally sent Biossance’s products, we were a little underwhelmed by the packaging and didn’t dive-in right away. Then we started hearing how popular it is, (like, one of the top sellers at Sephora even before they launched Clean Beauty!) so we started testing it out. We fell in love with this serum. Squalane is such a wonderful ingredient for soothing and hydrating and the bakuchiol (a plant-derived retinol alternative that offers retinol-like result but without the skin irritation or sensitivity) is amazing for fine lines. It’s a lightweight and effective serum that we just can’t say enough nice things about.
3. Bar Soap: Herbivore Botanicals
Everything Herbivore produces is an instant classic and their bar soaps are no different. The Pink Clay bar is our favorite because it refreshes and revitalizes even the most sensitive skin with its ultra gentle French pink clay base. The citrus notes really set the summer mood too.
4. SPF: Supergoop! Mineral Sunscreen
Not every sunscreen can be trusted, but Supergoop makes the best! They are super efficient and come in a million different formulas to fit your lifestyle. We like the mineral formula because it’s the most natural and loaded with olive polyphenols (fatty acids known to reduce the appearance of redness, irritation, and inflammation).
5. Foundation: Lilah B
This formula leaves your skin looking like velvet. It’s so smooth and more importantly, buildable, so it’s perfect for a black-tie event or for heading to the movies with friends. The aloe and agar-rich formula gives a suppleness to the skin that looks healthy and gorgeous. Plus… THE. PACKAGING. IS. SO. GOOD.
6. Mascara: Ilia Limitless Mascara
The clean mascara of our dreams! This formula is flake-free and smudge-proof, and it comes with a double-sided brush; One side to define and one to separate. You know a mascara is going to be good when its description is loaded with multi-hyphenates.
7. Highlighter: RMS Living Luminizer
8. Shampoo and Condition: Rahua
Our friends make fun of us because this set is in every bathroom we get our hands on… seriously; Master baths, guest baths, shared baths, family baths, you name it. It’s one of those products that you forget is even clean because it just feels so effortless. Your hair feels super smooth after getting out of the shower, it hardly requires a blowdryer.
10. Fragrance: By Rosie Jane
Clean fragrance that smells complex and unique is a big deal. The fragrance industry is one of the worst offenders in terms of harmful ingredients in the world of conventional beauty. By Rosie Jane is a breathe of fresh air… literally; It’s actually fun to breathe in because you know it’s not just a whiff of super harmful chemicals, but good-for-you ingredients. Leila Lou is a timeless favorite.
9. Sea Salt Spray: Playa
We flipped for this brand when they launched this year. We even had our favorite LA hairstylist create a whole look with the line– the key to her effortless beach waves was this spray. It gives you the delicately waved hair your wish you were born with.
Photo by Kristine Lo