Are you looking for beauty products that will make your skin glow without compromising your health or the environment? You’re certainly not alone—demand for makeup made without harmful chemicals is on the rise. As consumers become increasingly aware of the effects of toxic ingredients, more and more brands will create products to meet this demand, but it can be a challenge to know which ones are the real deal. To get a better idea, we’ve tried some of the most popular clean makeup brands to see which ones are worth the hype. Here are a few we love and recommend.
Ilia is a favorite among celebrities and influencers for its skin-friendly foundations and award-winning mascaras. All of its products are Leaping Bunny-certified and free of harmful ingredients including parabens, phthalates, and petrochemicals. For that fresh, “no makeup” look, be sure to try the True Skin Serum line of foundations and concealers.
For clean, pigmented makeup that feels as good as it looks, Kosas is one of our go-to brands. Not only are its products free of common offenders like talc and silicone, but they’re also actually formulated to nourish and protect sensitive skin. The Wet Lip Oil Gloss and Air Brow gel are staples in our beauty routine.
Well People make clean, high-quality makeup at a drugstore price. All of its products are vegan, cruelty-free, and Environmental Working Group-certified non-toxic, and some are even formulated to do the job of several products in one. We love the Supernatural Stick Multi-Use Blush to add a subtle shine to our lips, cheeks, or even eyes.