Clean Beauty Brands Odacite, True Botanicals, CVSkinlabs, and Kosas, are consistently bringing us great clean products!
It can be overwhelming to enter into the clean beauty world. It is difficult to know which brands you can trust to be completely clean of harmful ingredients and which products will be effective for you. There are a few clean beauty brands that are consistently coming out with great new products and have a variety of effective products in their product line. A few brands that I am watching and loving are Odacite, True Botanicals, CV SkinLabs, and Kosas. Each line has products I have used and re-buy over and over again. That is always a sign to me that I really like the product given the wide variety of beauty products I try. Below, I will spotlight a few products from these brands that are great! These clean beauty brands have created luxurious, effective products that will not harm you or the environment!
120 ml | 4 oz
Pure Henry Opinion
Odacite is a leading clean beauty brand with products that work. Blue Aura Cleansing water is no different. It is a good cleanser that is gentle on skin and removes make-up without water. That is right - no water needed! You simply saturate a cotton pad or ball with the cleanser and wipe it over your face. It removes the days dirt and makeup. It took me three cotton pads before I felt like all the dirt and makeup was removed. It removed my mascara,however, my mascara was not waterproof. After, my face felt cleansed and refreshed. I love using this product, preferable when I am not wearing makeup and want to quickly cleanse or freshen up my face.
It has some very beneficial ingredients, too. Odacite, being one of the leading clean beauty brands, uses some of the most beneficial natural ingredients for your skin. Blue Aura Cleansing Water packs several of them into its formula. It hydrates, and calms the skin all while leaving it clean. Aloe has been shown to help with skin hydration and decrease water loss, which helps explain why this cleanser doesn't dry out skin after you use it.(1) The witch hazel and neem extract in the formula will help decrease inflammation, and soothe your skin.(2) Neem extract has antimicrobial and antiviral properties, helping to cleanse your skin and prevent breakouts.(3) It's powerful ingredients definitely pack a punch!
Aloe Barbadensis [Aloe*] Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana [Witch Hazel] Water, Gluconolactone, Decyl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides , Glycerin*, Ricinus Communis [Castor] Oil, Citrus Paradisi [Grapefruit*] Essential Oil, Lauryl Glucoside, Melia Azadirachta [Neem] Extract, Coccinia Indica [Ivy Gourd] Extract, Solanum Melongena [Eggplant] Extract, Aloe Barbadensis [Aloe] Extract, Ocimum Sanctum [Holy Basil] Extract, Curcuma Longa [Turmeric], Ocimum Basilicum [Basil] Fower/Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis [Red Seaweed] Extract, Aqua, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethanol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Natural components in essential oils Limonene | *Organic
2ml | 0.07 oz
Pure Henry Opinion
This is a very interesting lip moisturizer because it is an oil, with an initial tingly feeling. It feels very thin when you put it on, and I was skeptical at first. I think most people are used to conditioning their lips with a thicker lip balm for moisture. However, it greatly softened my lips. I think it is most powerful when you put it on your lips before bed. You wake up with soft supple lips!
By digging into the ingredients, I came to understand how it softens the lips so well. Some clean beauty brands will use a few ingredients in their products, but Odacite Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum packs 10 highly nourishing and moisturizing oils into this product. Some of the mosts hydrating oils that this serum contains are jojoba seed oil, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil. This serum also contains Vitamin C which has been shown to support and build collagen for more supple lips (4), and CoQ10 which helps to reduce inflammation and rejuvenate skin(5)(6).
Adansonia Digitata [Baobab*] Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera [Moringa*] Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis [Jojoba*] Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii [Shea Nut Oil] Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba [Meadowfoam*] Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii [Shea] Butter, Cocos Nucifera [Coconut*] Oil, Theobroma Cacao [Cocoa*] Seed Butter, Glycine Soja Seed Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate [Vitamin C], Punica Granatum [Pomegranate*] Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea [Marula*] Kernel Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum [Blueberry*] Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Ferment Extract, Hordeum Distichon [Barley] Extract, Tocopherols [Vitamin E] Oil, Ubiquinone [Coenzyme Q10], Alcohol, Lecithin, Aqua [Water], Aroma, Phellodendron, Santalum Album [Sandalwood] Extract, Yeast Extract, Cucurbita Pepo [Pumpkin] Seed Oil & Papain, Rosmarinus
Officinalis [Rosemary] Leaf Extract | *Organic Origin
Perfect Nutrients Body Lotion
Deeply moisturizing, calming scent, a truly luxury for your body from one of my favorite clean beauty brands!
8 oz | 240 ml
Pure Henry Opinion
I love this body moisturizer! It is a little expensive but it is a fabulous treat for your skin. This is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin, or to use in the winter months when you might want a little extra moisture. It made my skin feel extremely hydrated and soft, without feeling sticky or greasy, which is hard to do when you want a lot of hydration. It has a light floral aroma of lavender that is not overpowering, it is simply delightful. It is a little on the expensive side, but a little goes a long way.
The main source of moisture in this product comes form coconut oil. It also contains an ingredient DMAE that has been show to have an anti-inflammatory and firming effect on skin.(7) I love to use this on my hands and chest to combat the effects of aging!
Aloe Barbadensis [Aloe*] Juice, Cocos Nucifera [Coconut*] Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia [Lavender] Extracts / Calendula Officinalis [Calendula] / Camellia Sinensis [White Tea] / Salix Alba [Willow Bark*], Emulsifying Wax**, Stearic Acid**, Glycerin*, Simmondsia Chinensis [Jojoba*] Oil, Olea Europea [Olive*] Oil, Tocopherol [Vitamin E**], Lavandula Angustifolia [Lavender**] Essential Oil, Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate [DMAE Bitartrate**], Dimethyl Sulfone [MSM**], Xanthan Gum**, Butyrospermum Parkii [Shea*] Butter, Daucus Carota Sativa [Carrot**] Seed Oil
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CV Skin Labs is one of our favorite clean beauty brands. It rigorously tests its products during production and adjusts them according to the feedback received from their panel of consulting dermatologists. Rescue and Relief spray is very light and soothing to dry or irritated skin. When you first spray it on it doesn't feel like much, but it absorbs quickly and provides significant moisture and soothing properties to your skin, giving you instant relief from dryness or itchiness. The first time I used this product, I felt like it was ok, I think because it is so light weight, and then I found myself reaching for it over and over again. You can use this product by itself, or layer a moisturizer, or another healing balm over your skin. It can be used in all seasons, summer for sunburn, winter for dryness, or any time of the year for skin irritation.
The ingredients in this product are known for their soothing effects on skin. Aloe leaf juice is the first ingredient, and though further research is being done to pinpoint the best dermatological use, it reduces inflammation and also has antimicrobial properties when used topically.(8) The next two ingredients, according to Seppic, a company that creates soultions and ingredients for the beauty industry and has a product that contains these two specific ingredients, claims that together they soothe inflamed or irritated skin, especially inflammation cause by environmental factors, i.e. sun, wind, cold.(9) I know for myself, anecdotally I found this to be true. It definitely alleviated itching caused by dryness on my skin.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline,Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract (Water Lily), Valeriana Officinalis Rhizome/Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Water (Aqua), Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Maltodextrin *Organic
4 fl oz | 120 ml
True Botanicals is one of my favorite clean beauty brands. Their products are segmented into categories by skin type, renew (anti-aging, dry), clear (oily/acne prone), and calm (sensitive). It makes it easy to shop for you skin type and find effective products. Clear Nourishing Cleanser balances your skin and effectively cleanses it without stripping it of its natural oils. It will remove light make-up, but if you wear more than light make-up you will need a make-up remover. The aroma of calming fresh lavender will make you want to cleanse your skin any chance you get. I love the scent! It has a very light creamy consistancy that rinses clean with water. I like to lightly wet my face before using it and gently rub it into my skin before I rinse. Green tea oil is the first ingredient in this cleanser and it helps protect your skin from free radicals that increase damage to cells and speed up the aging process, and it has also been shown to help reduce damage caused by UV rays.(10)
Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Seed Oil*, Sucrose Cocoate (From Sugar Beet + Coconut), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (From Coconut), Salix Nigra (Black Willow) Bark Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Phenethyl Alcohol**, Ethylhexglycerin**, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil*
.49 oz | 14 g
True Botanicals Vitamin C booster is on of this clean beauty brands best products. It comes in a powder form to increase its stability which increases its effectiveness on your skin. To activate this serum you can use water, but I prefer to combine it with their renew or clear repair serums. I alternate between the two depending on my skin condition at the time. If I have mild acne I will use the clear repair serum, and if I am feeling dry I will combine the vitamin C booster with the renew repair serum because it provides more moisture. Vitamin C has powerful anti-aging effects. It helps to rejuvenate your skin healing scars and wounds, and supports collagen synthesis aiding in decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.(11)(12)
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Kosas is one of the clean beauty brands that focuses on color cosmetics. It creates innovative products without harmful ingredients. Kosas wet lip gloss nourishes your lips with ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, shea butter, and avocado oil, yet provides the high shine look of a great lip gloss. It comes in a variety of colors to suit different skin tones and personalities. Jellyfish is a great clear gloss with a tiny hint of shimmer, dip looks nice on warmer skin tones, malibu is perfect for cooler skin tones, and if you want a bright lip jaws and fruit juice will give you a great pop of color.
Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract (and) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trihydroxystearin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vanillin, Citrus Auranium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/-: Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)].