Must-Buy Skincare Products When You Are In Japan 10 hours ago
For ladies who are heading to Japan, you are IN LUCK! Japanese skincare products are renowned worldwide for their quality and effectivity, some even at affordable prices! Did you know that there are a number of cosmetics brands which you should be very familiar with, and they are also from Japan? Find out what are the Must-Buy Skincare products in Japan! High-end Skincare Products SK-II Facial Treatment Essence- One of the most famous Japanese high-end skincare brand for anti-aging products. The Facial Treatment Pitera Essence is a whitening liquid has won numerous beauty awards (and the hearts of many ladies). It is known to show immediate visible effects from the day after you started using it. Ipsa Time Reset Aqua & Time Reset Day Essence stick- The Time Reset Aqua, an award-winning lotion launched in 2008. It has won many awards for the best cosmetic product. It’s alcohol-free and the latest formulation contains 2 active soothing and conditioning ingredients to lighten the skin and prevent inflammation. The Time Reset Day Essence Stick, a pocket-size stick where you could bring it everywhere you go, can help you replenish a large amount of moisture when you are outdoors. Time Reset Aqua Time Reset Day Essence stick Obagi C20 Serum- The Obagi C20 serum, made of a combination of highly concentrated vitamin C and Vitamin E, target those with pore tightening, acne, and acne scars problems. It is said to be an all-purpose liquid which can solve most problems. Sekkisei (雪肌精)- Suitable for ALL ages, Sekkisei works on normal to oily skin types, especially those with large pores, excessive sebum production, and dull skin. It is also a best-seller product in Japan and it is said to be able to brighten up your skin complexion.
For those with sensitive skin, just a gentle reminder: it has a high alcohol content, so please do not try it. Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil- Being awarded multiple prizes from Japanese fashion magazines, Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil can remove the strongest waterproof makeup. It refreshes your pores by cleaning them and supplying them with keratin and properly moisturizes your skin. Cle de Peau Beaute La Creme- This is Shiseido’s most expensive brand, Cle de Peau. Their night cream is renowned for ouch-free facial filler effect which has tremendous effects on wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. It is also said to be a good replacement for going to a high-class esthetician or even cosmetic surgery. It is sold at 50000 yen for ONLY 25 grams. (VERY EXPENSIVE RIGHT?) Affordable Skincare Products Perfect Whip Facial Wash- This facial foam wash dissolves impurities and makeup effectively with its high foaming formula. It also contains hydrating agents to maintain the moisture level your skin. What’s so amazing about the facial wash is not only the effects, but it is also reasonably priced. It works on dry, oily, normal and combination skin types.
Chifure Skin Refresher- Known as a brand which sells high quality yet low price skincare products, Chifure has alcohol free, fragrance free, and has no artificial coloring in their products so that you can use it with an ease of mind. It is also very environmentally friendly as it comes in refill packs as well!
Muji Light Toning Water(For Sensitive Skin)- Made using natural water from Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture, the Muji Light Toning Water provides fresh hydration for the sensitive skin. It was also awarded as the No. 1 moisturizer in Japanese’s Cosme’s book.
Lululun Face Mask- One of the best selling sheet mask brand in Japan, selling over 300 million pieces in Japan(excluding other countries), they offer 3 types of masks in Lululun’s classic to hydrate, moisturize and whiten. Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder- Easy to bring for travelling as it comes in small capsules. The Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder is said to contain enzyme which works effectively to make skin soft and clean. It helps to remove old keratin on skins, cleansing poles, and blackheads.
Chicago Fashion and Lifestyle Blog Click to Shop Clean Beauty 101: What You Need To Know + My Favorite Clean Beauty Products and Brands
Okay, so. Let’s get real about “Clean Beauty.”
I’ve only been meaning to write this post for like…a year now?
Sometimes when it comes to writing blog posts, there are certain subjects I need to wait to write about. It has to “feel” like the right moment. Sometimes it’s easier for the words to flow onto the page for one topic, but not on others–for many different reasons–a lot of times, it’s just because I don’t have the mental capacity to tackle that subject at a given moment. Or that I don’t have the physical bandwidth–some posts take all of 10 minutes to write, others could take HOURS.
The whole “clean beauty” thing has been one of those topics, where I really needed several sessions to just SIT down and think about exactly how I wanted to approach this post, because truthfully, there is so much information out there on this topic.
It it just me, or does it seem like everywhere you look, something new is going to kill you? One minute one ingredient is a “super antioxidant” and the next it’s a “human carcinogen.”
Last year maybe you thought “non-toxic beauty products” were worth nothing more than an eye-roll and an overpriced Whole Foods price tag–but now, everyone and their mom is raving about this brand called Beautycounter and going out of their way to tell you that the ingredients in the same Olay moisturizer you’ve been using since age 15 are why you can’t get pregnant. (“I mean, ARE you planning to get pregnant? Ever? Because you should REALLY think about the ingredients you’re putting into your body…” 🙄 Like EW get OUT of here with the crazy unsolicited advice! )
Let’s everybody CALM. DOWN. Really, it can be exhausting.
It’s hard for ME to wrap my mind around, and part of my job is to literally TEST OUT beauty products for a living! So, you can see why it’s taken me so long to write a post encompassing my thoughts on this, right? It’s so much bigger than just a blog post.
But here’s the conclusion I came to about how to tackle the subject of safe beauty on this blog–which is the same conclusion I have always come to over the years of writing about topics that draw so many different opinions–and that is to just share what I am personally thinking, experiencing, feeling, and the changes I am personally making in my life as a result.
So–now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’m excited to give you an update on my whole philosophy on “clean beauty” –my personal experience, what it is, and why you might be interested in it.
Moral of the story: everyone is different. You are the only person who decides what is best for YOUR body and YOUR lifestyle! But I hope me sharing my thoughts is helpful for you in figuring that out! For me, I think that if 80% of the products I use are clean/better for you–then I don’t lose sleep over the other 20%. Why I personally started caring about clean beauty
Like I mentioned above, I really could’ve given two you-know-what’s about “natural” or “non-toxic” beauty. I didn’t believe that there were really any ingredients in my beauty products that were harmful. I mean, hello–doesn’t the government employ thousands of people to regulate this stuff? I mean, how many times per week do you read that this or that or whatever gives you cancer? Everything, right? I mean, what are you supposed to do–just not use deodorant? Smell bad forever? Not live your life? Live in fear?
Then three things happened simultaneously:
Thing #1: I ran across a book called “ The French Beauty Solution “ on Amazon (I think it had suggested it after I had read some other French-themed book–obviously. You know me.) It’s written by Caudalie’s founder, Mathilde Thomas, and it really re-framed the way I think about beauty products, and in a very matter of fact way, pointed out that there are thousands of beauty products that the U.S. still allows in mainstream beauty products that are outlawed in basically any other country that happens to have a thriving beauty industry.
(What? This got my attention.) More on this in the next section.
Thing #2: Blair (one of my blogger besties, as you know) was starting to get more and more into clean beauty (partly because they were trying to get pregnant with Owen) so this started to peak my curiosity more and more. Until this point, I had always been under the impression that all “natural” beauty products didn’t work as effectively and all smelled like eucalyptus. Because I started learning about the concept of clean beauty second-hand through her, I slowly became less skeptical.
Thing #3: I went off the pill and my skin DRASTICALLY improved in a matter of days. (I opted for the hormone-free copper IUD instead). I wrote all about it here because so many of you had questions about it.
Does this DIRECTLY relate to my decision to pay more attention to clean beauty? Yes and no. This ultimately lead to the realization that EVERYTHING we put into our bodies has an effect on us–including the Pill, which releases artificial hormones into your body and can affect a LOT of things we don’t realize.
This resulted in a lifestyle change where I am ultimately paying more attention to my health in general –what I’m eating, how much water I’m drinking, how much sleep I’m getting, and of course, what I’m putting ON my body as well (i.e. skincare!)
Much of this, of course, was that I needed to start reading more ingredient labels. Thus, my interest in “clean” beauty was born.
But what does “clean beauty” really MEAN? What is “clean beauty”…?
“Clean beauty” is kind of a loaded term–but most widely, I think of it, honestly, as a movement. Here in the US, it has a lot to do with the fact that the United States has not passed a major law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.
You read that correctly. 1938. Just 18 years after women received the right to vote. That’s the last time the government paid attention to what goes into the products you put all over your body, every day.
I’m not trying to get all political–regardless of who you vote for, I think we can all agree that that is shocking.
In a country where getting something as important as a cancer-saving drug to market is virtually impossible, the FDA (the Food and Drug administration, who technically “regulates” personal care products) does not require testing of chemicals put into things like lotion, shampoo, facial serums, makeup, and more. Despite much scientific research showing how much harm certain ingredients can cause (which I’ll get into in a second)–there remains no action taken.
The EU, for example, has fully banned more than 1,500 chemicals over the past 20 years that are known or suspected to cause cancer, genetic mutation, reproductive harm or birth defects. Of those ingredients, the U.S. has partially banned 50.
The EU requires also requires that all new cosmetics undergo safety assessments prior to going to market. The U.S. does not.
Turns out, the U.S. beauty industry, like pretty much else in our lives, is an “every man for himself” mentality–leaving the responsibility up to the consumer to decipher what is and isn’t harmful–which is why I think there is a LOT of work to be done on education of what goes into personal care products so we can make our own decisions about the products we want to use.
So–circling back around, “Clean beauty” essentially refers to the movement of “cleaning up” beauty products, removing all the harmful stuff without sacrificing the performance of the product.
A lot of brands are built around being “clean” while many others are in the process of “cleaning” up their act. What’s important to note, is that “clean” or “non-toxic” are NOT the same things as “natural” or “green.” There is very little regulation on what can be marketed as “natural” – so make sure to read the label and do your research on the brand before purchasing! Chemicals to avoid in Beauty Products:
Many “clean beauty die hards” as I call them live and die by the app “Think Dirty”–it’s essentially an app that tells you what ingredients are in certain products and how bad they are for you. I have an issue with this because A . The number of products on here is limited and you won’t find a lot of brands/products on here that you’re trying to research and B. The app will automatically label an ingredient as “toxic” if there is limited information on it or if it COULD POTENTIALLY cause any person to have a skin irritation even if there is no scientific evidence of such.
That’s essentially like labeling an apple as TOXIC because some people MAY be allergic to apples. COME ON PEOPLE. LET ME LIVE.
Instead, I focus on looking for products that are made without these most major offenders and harmful chemicals (definitions taken from Beautycounter’s website as I think they sum it up the best!) Harmful Chemicals in Skincare, Makeup and Haircare:
Formaldehyde Shockingly, Formaldehyde is used as a preservative in cosmetics. A known carcinogen that is also linked to asthma, neurotoxicity, and developmental toxicity. Present where quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol), and several other preservatives are listed. Found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath. Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone Chemical preservatives that are among the most common irritants, sensitizers, and causes of contact skin allergies. Found in shampoo, conditioner, body wash. (I have a friend who was getting horrible rashes all over her body and had a giant allergy panel test done to discover this ingredient was the culprit.) Oxybenzone Sunscreen agent and ultraviolet light absorber linked to irritation, sensitization and allergies, and possible hormone disruption. Found in: sunscreen, moisturizer.
Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others) A class of preservatives commonly used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are endocrine (or hormone) disruptors, which may alter important hormone mechanisms in our bodies. Found in: shampoo, face cleanser, body wash, body lotion, foundation.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds) PEGs are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Depending on manufacturing processes, PEGs may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are both carcinogens. Found in: creams, sunscreen, shampoo.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES) SLS and SLES are surfactants that can cause skin irritation or trigger allergies. SLES is often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a byproduct of a petrochemical process called ethoxylation, which is used to process other chemicals in order to make them less harsh. Found in: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath. Clean Beauty Products and Brands I love:
These are the brands I’ve tried and have come back to over and over again. But something important to note: I VERY much follow the 80/20 rule–the majority of my products are “clean”–but if I can’t find a “clean” product that I love as much as the non-clean version, I am OK with the fact that not EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT I use is safe.
Skincare is one thing I have switched to 100% clean–makeup on the other hand–I’m not willing to let go of completely. I LOVE NARS. I LOVE MAC. If my Bronzer doesn’t get a “green” score in the “Think Dirty” app–I’m not going to lose sleep over it. You have to live your life. Do what you can, do your best, but don’t make yourself miserable doing it.
With that being said, NOW we can get into my “clean” and “cleaner” favorites: Chemical free skincare and haircare:
Beautycounter : Beautycounter offers the widest variety of clean beauty products of all my favorites. This was one of the first brands I started buying because I had so many girlfriends who raved about it, and when I would run out of something “unsafe” they usually had a “safe” alternative. They are one of the few companies right now who are making a huge effort to reform our cosmetics and personal care industry , and I love that bout them.
My favorite BC products include their Daily shampoo and conditioner, Body wash, Body wash, Eye Cream, Charcoal cleansing bar and my most recent obsession is their makeup removing wipes .
Caudalie : I was turned onto Caudalie’s products, as noted above, when I read the founder’s book The French Beauty Solution . It was such an eye opener and really shows what a huge difference there is in the way that Europeans approach skincare! All of their products are derived from natural grape vine extracts that have powerful anti-aging effects. I love their glycolic brightening essence , radiance serum , and overnight detox oil !
Kopari : Their Coconut deodorant is my absolute favorite. I went looking for a natural deodorant about a year ago (as there is a suspected link between chemical/aluminum based antiperspirants and breast cancer.) I had tried several clean deodorants and ended up hating all of them, but Anna turned me onto Kopari last spring and I fell in love. I will never go back to anything else! It’s important to note that it isn’t an anti perspirant–you’ll still sweat, but you will in fact, smell good 😉
R & Co : I love their High Dive Moisture Cream , they also have a great Dry Shampoo ! This is one of the brands my hairstylist swears by! (BTW I go to Stacia at Sine Qua Non salon for those looking for a local Chicago recco!) They aren’t technically marked as a “clean” brand but their products are sulfate-free, paraben-free, mineral oil-free, petrolatum-free and phthalate-free. Chemical Free Makeup:
Like I mentioned before, I have been slower to transition my makeup products than I have my skincare products. Reason being, I think it’s harder to find non-toxic alternatives for things like foundation, concealer, and mascara. For example I went into Credo and tried every foundation of theirs and absolutely LOATHED all of them. Moral of the story–do what you can to find swaps that are equal or better, and don’t guilt yourself if you can’t. 80/20 rule–remember?
That being said, here are some of my clean cosmetic go-to’s (so far):
bareminerals : Not classified as a “clean” brand–but for a mainstream brand they are very “clean”–lot’s of their products do get a complete clean stamp of approval (even in ThinkDirty!) and their products are made without all of the major offenders listed above! (Free of mineral oil, sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, and fragrance.)
They make my favorite foundation–the BarePRO liquid foundation –I’ve tried so many other “clean” foundations and none of them stack up, so for me, this is “clean enough” for the performance I get!
Beautycounter : I just recently purchased this eyeshadow palette so I could test it out and review, but I’ve yet to try it! I really love all the colors in this one though! The only other makeup products I’ve purchased from them are their sheer lipsticks and their glosses !
RMS beauty : I love this brand especially for their beautiful lipsticks! I would equate their matte lipsticks to MAC’s in terms of product performance and punchy color–but without the drying effects some of their matte lipsticks can have!
Lilah B : A small brand I was introduced to last year that they just started carrying at Sephora (hurray!) I really love their lip and cheek duo and their eyeshadow quad is a good clean alternative to my favorite Charlotte Tilbury palettes packaging is beautiful! WHEW! That was a REALLY long post. I hope this was helpful and informative! What are your thoughts on the whole Clean Beauty movement? Let me know what other clean beauty blog posts you’d like to see and any other questions you might have on clean beauty!
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1. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches cheaply but effectively treat acne while protecting skin from bacteria and absorbing the gunk of whiteheads. lookfantastic.com Read a BuzzFeeder8217;s review of this product.
Promising review: 8220;Absolutely amazing! They come in three different sizes so you can conquer any zit, no matter how large or small. They are close to clear, so they blend in well with my skin. I8217;ll put one on a painful, irritated, head-less pimple and in the morning I8217;ll go about my day (no one has called me out for wearing them, which means either they haven8217;t noticed or they8217;re afraid to say anything). By the evening all the yuck has been sucked out onto the patch . It8217;s disgusting, but SO COOL!8221; — Lindsay & Eddie
Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.97 .
2. L8217;Oreal Paris Hydra-Renewal Continuous Moisture Cream with Pro-Vitamin B5 inexpensively hydrates skin and helps minimize pores. walmart.com Promising review: 8220;I8217;ve tried many other high end products ($100+) and competitor products. But none of them can keep my face as moist. soft, and youthful looking as L8217;Oreal Hydra-Renewal has. I8217;ve used this product for over 13 years. It8217;s a thicker moisturizer, so a little goes a long way. I use it more during the winter months when the weather is harsher and I need that extra added protection to keep my skin from drying up and crinkling. I just love this product and can always find it at Wal-Mart.8221; — TStreetZ
Get it from Walmart for $4 .
3. L8217;Occitane Smoothing & Beautifying Almond Body Milk uses powerful almond extracts to continuously moisturize your skin every day. Get a sample for a low price and try it out! sephora.com This product is formulated without parabens or sulfates!
Promising review: 8220;I received this as a gift and have been giving it as a gift to others ever since. It8217;s so wonderful to use in our dry, arid climate, and especially in winter with the heater drying us out even more! I8217;ve even been able to get my husband, who has a skin condition, to use it! It truly helps him.8221; — SAL
Get it from Amazon for $2+ (available in four sizes).
Advertisement 4. Sephora Collection Charcoal Nose Strip simply removes blackheads, impurities, and excess oil. sephora.com This product is cruelty-free!
Promising review: 8220;I was very impressed. Most pore strips don8217;t work on me. This one did!! I could see the blackheads in the strip! Well done Sephora!8221; — cp333
Get it from Sephora for $3 .
5. Feeling Beautiful Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Oil Foaming Clay helps purify your pores and control oily skin for a great price! shopee.com.my Promising review: 8221; I used this product after searching for a really good mask to cleanse and refresh my skin. I am so glad I found this! It isn8217;t harsh and doesn8217;t leave my skin red and irritated like other masks I8217;ve used before. The smell of this product is amazing! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a good clay mask to cleanse and refresh their skin!8221; — All things beauty
Get it from Ulta for $4.29 .
Also check out the Charcoal & Black Sugar , Cucumber & Pink Salt , and Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay masks.
6. Revlon Kiss Lip Balm smoothly glides on with SPF 20 to give you kissable lips. target.com This product is formulated without sulfates, aluminium, and parabens!
Promising review: 8220;To say I love this is an understatement. I am obsessed. The color of the tube is what attracted me, it8217;s a pale blush. I expected the usual balm — sticky, super sweet, or nonexistent flavor. Or a version of a flavor I had never had, you know how some companies go weird on flavors. Not this! It tastes and smells like a vacation! And the balm itself instantly soaked into my lips.8221; — daisee1203
Get it from Target for $2.77 .
7. NIVEA Men Maximum Hydration Protective Lotion beats out overpriced lotions by hydrating dry and burned skin. walmart.com Promising review: 8220;Excellent product! I8217;ve been using it for years. It8217;s oil-free, so no pimples, etc. The only oil-free product I8217;ve found that relieves tight and dry skin. The SPF 15 is an added bonus and it has a great subtle smell.8221; — CriticalOne
Get it from Walmart for $4.93 .
Advertisement 8. SheaMoisture African Black Soap affordably cleanses, hydrates, and calms problem skin. amazon.com This product is cruelty-free and certified organic!
Promising review: 8220;I have combination acne-prone skin with eczema and I8217;ve been using this soap for a couple months. It has improved the quality of my skin dramatically. I have noticed significantly less acne on my body and almost no dry/bumpy patches of skin . On top of everything else, it actually smells good too.
This is a great value for the size of the soap bar. Extremely happy with my purchase.8221; — saspeth
Get it from Amazon from $4.18+ (available in three sizes), Jet for $4.83 , or Bed Bath & Beyond for $3.99 .
9. Olay Daily Facial Hydrating Grapeseed Cleansing Cloths are activated by water to exfoliate, hydrate, cleanse, and remove makeup all-in-one. target.com This product is formulated without dye or aluminum!
Promising review: 8220;I have been looking for an all in one type wipe that cleanses, tones, and removes makeup. I was shopping around and came upon these wipes. I didn’t realize that you had to add water to them until I had gotten home. This was not a bad thing. I followed the directions on the box and added water to the wipe and it lathered up quite quickly. I tend to have a few blackheads on my nose that are prominent, but after I was done cleaning and rinsing, I dried my face and noticed that majority of the impurities were gone. When it comes to the makeup removing part, my eye makeup came up in 2–3 swipes. Mascara tends to be the toughest and this did the job as far as getting it off. My skin also looked more even and felt soft to the touch. This product did not dry my skin out, which is great!8221; — kkondrad
Get it from Target for $1.99 .
10. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub gently scrubs off dead skin for a brighter and smoother complexion. instagram.com This product is free of oils, parabens, sulfates, fluoride, and aluminum. It8217;s also noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic!
Promising review: 8220;I really like St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I use it every day. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all. It helps gently scrub off the dead skin and debris. I notice my complexion looks better when I use it.8221; — trendalert411
Get it from Target for $3.59 or Walmart for $3.63 .
11. Sephora Collection Sleeping Mask soothes and moisturizes your skin overnight at a low price. sephora.com Promising review: 8220;My skin was getting dry from the winter weather and needed a pick-me-up. I have used the Sephora sheet masks and thought I would give this a try. The lotus sleeping mask was incredible! It made such a difference that I have done twice so far this winter. Each container can be used about four times. It soothes my skin and deeply moisturized. I just wished the packaging was better to reseal, but definitely worth $4! 8221; — timelessbeauty1
Get it from Sephora for $4 (available in nine types).
Advertisement 12. Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Face Cleanser helps give you a million dollar glow without breaking the bank. target.com This product is free of parabens, dyes, fluoride, and aluminum!
Promising review: 8220;Sure enough just after a week of use I, along with others, can see a change. Most people thought I was expecting because my skin is glowing and clearing up very well. 8221; — Nikki4976
Get it from Target for $4.99 or Walmart for $4.99 .
13. Ambi Skincare Fade Cream helps get rid of those unwanted dark spots and acne scars for an overall even complexion! Instagram: @ambiskincare This product is formulated without Ethyl alcohol, dyes, oil, and aluminum!
Promising review: 8220;I’ve been using this cream for a little over a week and honestly I have noticed that my acne scars have faded. I’m fair skinned and usually, the scars appear darker or red in color but within the past week, they have faded. I’m hoping in two weeks the scars will mostly be invisible but so far so good. I’d like to note I’ve also been using this product twice a day as recommended on the label.8221; — Kate412
Get it from Target for $4.79 or Walmart for $4.73 .
14. E.L.F Lip Exfoliator is infused with oils to gently exfoliate dry, chapped lips without the effort. target.com This product is formulated without of aluminum and parabens, and is cruelty-free!
Promising review: 8220;I personally do not like to wear any kind of lip products besides chapstick (I lick my lips a lot). I bought one of these and it has been absolutely amazing! It takes away all the hassle of a traditional scrub by just being like a regular lipstick making it easy to apply. I love the pink grapefruit flavor and after I use the scrub I lick it off and it tastes absolutely delicious (I don8217;t know if you8217;re supposed to). It8217;s easy and convenient to apply, it has helped my lips tremendously, it tastes good, and is cheap. It definitely deserves 5 stars!8221; — Tina Rae
Get it from Ulta for $3 (available in three colors) or Target for $3 (available in three colors).
15. Dickinson8217;s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner helps minimize pores, eliminate acne, and improve skin texture. instagram.com This product is cruelty-free and formulated without dyes, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, aluminum, or fragrances!
Promising review: 8220;By using this product I have noticed a change in my skin, it has almost cleared up completely. I have dealt with acne since I was a teenager and this is the ONLY product I8217;ve used that actually works. I use it every day, morning and night, and I love that it cleanses my face and leaves it feeling soft. The smell can be a little harsh but it does not linger. I use this before applying makeup and have not had a bad experience with the smell lasting after applying.8221; — KC
Get it from Target for $4.89 .
Advertisement 16. Sephora Collection Micellar Cleansing Water & Milk is a perfect cheap solution to effectively remove dirt and makeup from your skin. sephora.com Promising review: 8220;So good, my son took it back to college with him. I did not get to use much of this product, as once I bragged about it to my son he quickly confiscated it. lol. This does what it8217;s supposed to. It lifts all of the dirt and makeup left behind after washing it with the Sephora face wash. I had a few blemishes that where instantly calmed and reduced after one wash! The redness around the small bumps disappeared and my skin felt clean and fresh! I am ordering this again.8221; — sugarcloudsga
Get it from Sephora for $4 (available in two colors).
17. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Cleanser uses volcanic clay extracts to give your skin a luxury cleansing experience. amazon.com This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and formulated without fragrances, parabens, or phthalates!
Promising review: 8220;I8217;ve been looking to replace my Neutrogena acne wash with a cruelty-free option for a while now. The Neutrogena one helped to keep my acne at bay while making my face feel very clean. This one does just that and more! Although this is made with volcanic clay, it is very detoxing, so when I rinse and dry it off, my face feels very very clean. It also has small, sand-like grains in it that do a great job exfoliating the face. It is cruelty-free and has vegan ingredients. It also smells amazing! Highly recommend!8221;
Get it from Amazon for $4.74 .
18. Maybelline Expert Eyes Makeup Remover is oil-free and defeats stubborn eye makeup, without being overpriced. target.com This product is formulated without fragrances and phthalates!
Promising review: 8220;Tried many other 8216;oil-free8217; removers and this is the only one that is truly oil-free!! Love this! Works great at removing any kind of waterproof mascara, plus it does not have any sort of greasy residue. Feels like water and it works!8221; — michelle
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19. Pond8217;s Dry Skin Cream is a classic formulated to affordably rejuvenate parched skin. instagram.com This product is formulated without dyes, aluminum, fragrances, formaldehyde, and sulfates!
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