Clean Beauty -- The Face
I'm forever on the hunt for clean beauty products -- stuff that's organic, not tested on animals, no icky chemicals, etc. Though I can't always find the exact combination, these are some of my tried and trues I feel good about using, and that give me results!
1. I recently discovered this hyaluronic acid by The Ordinary, and considering it's under five bucks, it's a goddamn miracle. Named a winner in Allure magazine's 2019 Best of Beauty awards, it's good for all skin types, ultra-pure and vegan. I use this stuff everyday.
2. Using witch hazel as a toner was something I did for many years, but when my skin changed, I found it dull and drying. Cue Caudalie Moisturizing Toner, another daily product that I apply before my hyaluronic. Described as game-changing, it's vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-, synthetic chemical- and gluten-free. With a subtle scent and velvety feel, it's luxury in a decently-priced bottle.
3. If you've never tried a gel moisturizer, Daily Greens is a nice one to start with. It's not sticky or oily, and has a pleasant scent. With moringa and papaya, this oil- and silicone-free moisturizer hydrates skin while helping clear pores and reduce shine. I layer it over my cream moisturizer, but it works fine alone. You can try out the travel size for $15.
4. Though I switch up moisturizers quite often, The Dewy Skin Cream by Tatcha gets rotation in my face routine. At nearly $70, this one's a splurge, but I love the unusual ingredients like Japanese purple rice, green tea and Okinawa algae. Free of gluten, sulfates, parabens and more, this face moisturizer improves my skin's texture and radiance.