I can appreciate the benefits of buying organic, vegan, clean beauty products; I cannot, however, always justify the price tag. Let’s face it buying natural, green beauty products is a luxury that not all of us can afford.
While I can spare some extra coins on my favorite brands, I still like adding or looking for more manageable options.
Please keep in mind that I only share products I try personally to ensure my recommendations are sincere and accurate.
Paying less for a product is not synonymous with cheaper quality and ingredients. Just because you pay a lower price for some beauty items doesn’t mean it will automatically be filled with harsh chemical, artificial non-sense, and process harmful for the environment.
why organic skincare products are best
Non-organic products usually contain synthetic, harsh chemicals like mineral oils, sulfates, petroleum, pesticides residues that have no place on your daily skincare routine. Some ingredients, according to studies, can cause hormone imbalance, cancer, and skin irritation.
Brands that make quality organic products use ingredients you can recognize. Those products also are real, natural, and non-allergenic.
Green beauty products in general work better, they are less invasive, and the risk to develop adverse reactions is minimal. The reason why is because the ingredients are cultivated without pesticides and herbicides. Which means there is less contamination.
Besides, why would you put some products on your skin when you wouldn’t dream of eating them?
Your skin is the largest organ of your body.
When you use natural, clean skincare products you get the full benefits of plants and natural oils to promote healthy skin. Adding the cruelty-free factor to the mix and you have a skincare routine that is pro-compassion.
Let’s check out some affordable green beauty brands with natural products that are good for your health, the planet, and your wallet.
Acure manufactures its products in U.S facilities that are audited by the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit.
Ingredients| Vegan- The products are paraben, Sulfate, mineral oil, Petrolatum, formaldehyde, and cruelty free.
The products are not only affordable but quite accessible at the drugstore and department stores such as Target.
My favorite product| Juice Cleanse Super greens and adaptogens shampoo and conditioner
Why?|This product is energizing. It breathes new life to dry, brittle hair.
Gabriel cosmetics creates natural, sustainable products that are great additions to any healthy, clean beauty routine.
The brand recycle their products through TerraCycle waste box. You can send empties back for recycling to help reducing waste. Send 5 eligible empty Gabriel cosmetics containers and get a free lipstick of your choice as a thank you.
Ingredients| Gluten-free, organic, vegan, no synthetics.
Why?| The nail polish has an extensive color choice, they last for a long time, and are nontoxic.
The foundation has a satin finish with SPF18, it looks natural on the skin with a strong staying power.
LATHER is a carbon neutral business, use EcoPure in their packaging, recycled materials, and soy-based inks.
Ingredients|Vegan- Lather products are free of paraben, sulfates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances and synthetic colors. The brand doesn’t test on animals and doesn’t work with manufacturers that does.
My favorite product|10 minutes brightening mask with glycolic acid.
Why? |This mask is a must-have to correct uneven skin tone and hyper pigmentation. I use it whenever I get acne scars, and white heads. I see a positive considerable difference in my skin texture when I use regularly.
Aromatica delivers natural, earth-friendly, green beauty products you can comfortably use to maintain beautiful skin. It is a holistic beauty & lifestyle brand to rebalance your true beauty with the power of plant essence therapy.
Ingredients| Some vegan- Natural, raw.
My Favorite product|Rosemary Hair Thickening Conditioner
Why?|It relieves itchy scalp and dandruff, stimulate new growth, and smells amazing! My go-to for postpartum hair dryness and shedding.
SW Basics designs products with 5 ingredients or less.
Ingredients| Some Vegan- All natural, simple ingredients, certified organic, fair-trade or family farms sourced. The brand uses small batches for the products and they are affordable and amazing!
Why?| I like the non foaming formula of the cleanser. It is light, no stripping, and leave the skin fresh. I prefer using it when my skin feels a bit reactive and when I just want to hit the reset button of my skincare routine.
The hibiscus mask has been a long time favorite for acne. It gets my skin into shape in no time!
Weleda is Nature certified, which means the brand only delivers products that are natural and safe to consumers.
Weleda produces environmentally friendly products delivered in either glass, aluminium, recyclable, food grade plastic.
Ingredients| Some vegan- The ingredients nontoxic free of synthetics, grown on the company’s own fair trade sustainable farm.
My favorite product|Lavender relaxing body wash
Why| It has a calming scent to it, it leaves my skin so moisturized and soothed.
MyChelle philosophy is to produce advanced clean formula from natural bio-actives that provides professional results.
Ingredients| Vegetarian or Vegan- Gluten-free,non-GMO. Free of Phtalates, parabens, sulfates,Urea, artificial fragrances,and colors.
My favorite Product|Perfect C Eye Cream
Why?|It is nourishing. The skin around my eye always look brighter and smoother when I use it regularly. It works wonders for puffiness and lines.
Plant Apothecary is certified organic, eco-friendly self care brand.
Ingredients|Vegan- all natural
My favorite Product|Wakey wakey body wash.
Why?| The refreshing scent of lemongrass and rosemary always get me out the morning sleep fogs. It has a nice lather. It is also nice that is not stripping and my skin always feels really soft after.
Meow meow tweet is a vegan, green beauty company that creates skincare products in small batches.
Ingredients|Vegan- organic, unrefined plant oils and butters, steam-distilled and cold-pressed essential oils and organic and botanicals.
My Favorite product|The vegan lipbalm
Why?| It is an excellent remedy for dry cracked lips in the winter.
Franklin and Whitman
Franklin and Whitman carries products made with clean, simple food grade ingredients.
Ingredients|Vegan- All natural, preservatives-free
My favorite product|Chestnut hill Cleansing serum
Why?|I have purchased this cleansing serum several times.I always use until it the last drop and I am never disappointed. It’s tough on makeup, gentle on the skin. It’s my go to at the end of the day to remove sunscreen and heavy makeup.
I have a full review on all the products from Franklin and Whitman I tried if you want to know more about the brand.