All-natural beauty often comes with a hefty price tag, but now that “clean” is such a hot topic, there are more options under $30 than ever before.
Below, green beauty expert Michelle Bilodeau highlights some of her top clean beauty picks that won’t break the bank – and we have to say, we’re loving all of her choices. Scroll through the gallery below and remember to check out the video above for all of Michelle’s great tips!
These affordable clean beauty products won’t break the bank
Cocoon Apothecary Sweet Orange Gel CleanserA delicious smelling cleanser with simple yet effective ingredients sounds like a dream and Cocoon Apothecary made it a reality with their Sweet Orange Gel Cleanser. It contains a mild coconut-based foam, aloe vera and witch hazel. For only $16 this cleanser will leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed.
Health Hut | $16
Niu Body Soothe Pink Clay MaskIt can be hard to find a face mask under $30, but we found one under $20! Niu Body’s Soothe Pink Clay Mask uses French pink clay to help remove impurities from the skin, reducing the look of pores and helping to combat blemishes. Just add a bit of water or toner to create the paste and leave on for 8 to 12 minutes.
Health Hut | $19
Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Face SerumAnother skincare favourite that’s tough to find under $30 is a serum, but Rocky Mountain Soap Co. from Alberta delivers four versions all at $28. There is a restoring, hydrating, purifying and calming face serum depending on your skin care needs. You can use it alone after cleansing and toning or you can add a few drops to your moisturizer day or night.
Rocky Mountain Soap Co. | $28-29
Lush Naked Shower OilWe’re starting to settle into the cooler weather, so consider adding a hydrating shower oil into your routine. The yellow bar consists of rapeseed oil, bergamot and lemon; the delicious smelling cream drop has coconut cream, Brazilian orange and lemongrass; and the pink version contains argan oil and beetroot powder. For only $8, there’s no plastic packaging, and you get multiple uses out of them.
LUSH | $8
Love Beauty and Planet Shampoo BarsLove Beauty and Planet – a drugstore find – is working to cut packaging waste. Their latest launch is a shampoo bar and a shampoo and conditioner 2-in-1. The Murumuru Butter and Rose Shampoo Bar contains organic coconut oil, ethically sourced rose and is vegan and safe for colour treated hair. The 2-in-1 Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Shampoo and Conditioner Bar, also contains organic coconut oil, naturally sourced coconut water and is vegan and safe for coloured hair. An added bonus? The boxes that the bars come in are made of 100 % recycled materials.
RMS Beauty Swift Shadows CollectionRMS Beauty’s Swift Shadow Collection is a must-try. This single shadow comes in at $28, which is pricey for a single eye shadow, but it can pull multiple duties in your makeup bag. These highly pigmented hues can be used dry or wet for even more impact. They can be used as an eyeliner or eyebrow shade as well, and they’re long-lasting. What’s even better is they contain skin-nourishing ingredients like Buriti Oil and Jojoba Oil.
The Detox Market | $28
Alima Pure Loose Mineral Satin Matte BlushAvailable in eight long-lasting shades, Alima’s Pure Satin Matte Blush is another great mineral product to add to your makeup bag. it’s a loose powder blush, which might take some getting used to, so use a light hand and build up if you desire. Double-check your shade before you purchase as some are a satin matte finish, and others have a hint of shimmer.
The Detox Market | $28
Nude by Nature Satin Liquid LipstickNude by Nature, the sustainable drug store brand from Australia, just launched a satin liquid lipstick in 10 shades. The formula contains sweet almond oil, shea butter and their signature ingredient, kakadu plum – an antioxidant high in vitamin C. The shades are highly pigmented and leave a satin-matte finish behind.
Nude by Nature | $23
Sahajan Lip KarmaToronto-based Sahajan just launched two new Lip Karma balms, at $19 each. They come in two flavours — mint and vanilla — and both contain hydrating rapeseed, castor oil, and argan oil. And Sahajan has partnered with Plan International’s “Because I am a Girl” initiative, so you will be sending one girl in a developing country to school for a day with every purchase.
Sahajan | $19
Floral Street Discovery SetFloral Street just launched in Canada at Sephora. This sustainable fragrance line comes from a former beauty executive who worked for many of the top brands. The discovery set has little vials of the line’s eight scents. The brand is vegan, the ingredients sustainably sourced, and the packaging is either reusable, recyclable or biodegradable.
Sephora | $25