If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that no matter what’s going on in the world, we have to find ways to add joy to our lives. Think: an extra long lunch break, a second cup of coffee, or a morning bath — just because. Investing in our own health and happiness has never been more important. So, this holiday season, why not add a little bit of practical luxury to your list with clean beauty products that are good for your skin and for your soul.
These 8 finds are guaranteed to keep you (and your loved ones) dewy, sparkling, hydrated, and glowing. Even better? They’re all $30 or less.
Looking for a cleanser that leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean but not tight and dehydrated? Enter: Micellar water. It’s the best way to cleanse your skin in the morning without stripping it of its natural oils and bacteria. We love this Drunk Elephant formula because it contains ceramides to reinforce the skin’s barrier.
Pro tip: If you live in a warm climate or like an extra-refreshing morning skincare moment, try this trick. Keep your micellar water in the fridge.
Micellar water is great for the morning, but what about the evening? For removing makeup and sunscreen, opt for this cleansing balm from Farmacy. It smells amazing and will literally melt off even the most stubborn makeup and excess oil from the day. Go ahead: Wave goodbye to leftover concealer or mascara ending up on your pillow.
If you’ve been on a years-long hunt for a clean mascara that actually works, call off your search now! This stuff is the best in the business. It doesn’t clump, adds a ton of length to your lashes, and gives you that bright-eyed look we’re all aiming for.
After the stressful year we’ve all had, this is the perfect clean beauty gift to end 2020 on a high note. This cult fave brings moisture and luminosity to the undereye area. It can be worn on its own, under makeup, or even over makeup. It will immediately make you feel like you’re ready to party like it’s 2019.
One of the best things about clean beauty products is their versatility. This clean, tinted balm is the perfect example. You can apply it on your cheeks, lips, and even your eyes. Plus, it’s a cream, so it’s great for the winter months when your skin can feel dryer.
It’s hard to find a clean eye cream that really gets the job done. Luckily, this natural eye cream has a secret ingredient: caffeine. Caffeine has been shown to temporarily reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. You will actually see this eye cream work as you apply it.
7. Kosas Wet Lip Oil Trio, $25
This lip oil trio from Kosas is not only cute as can be, it’s also super hydrating, thanks to hyaluronic acid. It also has a color for every occasion: a light beige-pink for everyday and two bolder colors that can work for day or night wear. The best part? The formula is non-sticky, which means a lot of glossy goodness without your hair getting caught in the crossfire.
8. Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, $28
It’s no exaggeration to say that after just one treatment, you will see a noticeable improvement in frayed ends, color damage, and dry, dull hair. Apply to damp hair for at least 5 hours and then wash and style like normal.