12 Sephora-Approved Clean Products to Add to Your Beauty Routine


Clean beauty is all the rage these days, but what exactly does it mean when a product is labeled “clean?” At Sephora, when a product is marked as “Clean at Sephora,” it means the offering meets “the most conscious stance that the beauty industry has to offer” and excludes potentially harmful ingredients like parabens, sulfates, phthalates and more. The beauty retailer’s Clean seal also ensures that products go beyond clean ingredients, with greener packaging and more sustainable sourcing. While it can otherwise be challenging to decipher if your purchases are safe for you and your skin, Sephora is making it easy.

There are many clean options on Sephora.com, but we’ve gathered the best of the best. From skincare products to makeup, here are twelve clean beauty products to shop now.

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint

Ilia’s Super Serum Skin Tint Foundation is a two-in-one skincare product that provides the perfect amount of dewy coverage. With SPF 40 and other skincare ingredients, the foundation smooths texture, minimizes pore size and boosts skin’s moisture levels. Not to mention, it comes in thirty different shades!

Promising review: Kris says, “This is the best product I have come across in months. I am ALL about the light coverage foundation, and to have this combined with a Serum + SPF is just a dream come true in my personal skincare world.”

Lawless Forget The Filler Lip Plumper

The Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss from Lawless is all you need in a lip product. It’s softening, hydrating, glossy and plumping. Made with shea butter and rosehip oil, the plumper can decrease lines while increasing lip volume. Plus, it’s long-lasting and comes in three different colors.

Promising review: Andrea says, “I love this gloss! It doesn’t burn, but rather has a really nice cooling sensation. It really plumps out my lip lines. I especially love the texture; it’s not too thin or thick and works perfectly with or without lip color!”

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Dew Drops

Made with hyaluronic acid, watermelon and niacinamide, Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops are everything. The multiuse serum can be used as a highlighter or skincare treatment to reduce the look of hyperpigmentation while providing a gorgeous glow. The lightweight gel will hydrate and brighten skin in no time!

Promising review: Erika says, “I love this product! It has a nice light smell that isn’t overpowering but feels fresh. It provides great texture and incredible glow. I love using it as a primer after skincare and before my makeup.”

Kosas Revealer Concealer & Eye Cream

The Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream from Kosas is perfect for those looking for medium coverage, a spot treatment and eye cream in one product. Formulated with pink algae extract, hyaluronic acid and caffeine, the creamy concealer fights dark circles, calms skin and increases radiance.

Promising review: Emily says, “I am obsessed with this concealer because it never looks cakey! It is the most natural looking concealer for under eyes. Even when I set it, the concealer doesn’t look crepey! It’s definitely hydrating and glowy which is very on trend right now.”

Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Gloss

Another must-try from Sephora’s clean section is the ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss from Tower 28 Beauty. Great for use by itself or pairing with another color, the sheer gloss adds a gorgeous glimmer while softening lips and protecting against damage from free radicals. Not to mention, it’s comfortable and super nourishing. 

Promising review: Lizzy says, “This is probably my new favorite gloss!! It’s non sticky and feels nice and nourishing for my lips while also not being oily! It’s the perfect sheer shade and is great for hot weather!!”

Farmacy Cleansing Balm

The Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm from Farmacy not only helps remove makeup and other skin impurities, but it hydrates and smooths skin as well. Made with nourishing oils, moringa extract and papaya enzymes, the makeup remover naturally exfoliates pores and will never dry out skin.

Promising review: Avi says, “This meltaway balm is life changing for me in terms of makeup removal. I just massage it onto my face and all my makeup instantly disappears. I also really enjoy the refreshing minty scent to it.  It is quite gentle and works amazingly!”

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush

Milk Makeup’s Lip + Cheek Cream Blush is another product you should be adding to your makeup bag. With eight different color options, the two-in-one blush and lip color is great for all skin types and tones. Not to mention, it’s super hydrating, blends seamlessly into skin and adds the perfect amount of pigment in just one swipe.

Promising review: Lily says, “This product is amazing! It stays on throughout the day, giving you that gorgeous beach look! It’s super natural, and I have repurchased it multiple times over a couple years and it’s my favorite blush out there!”

Saie Super Gel Dewy Highlighter

Saie’s Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter is an illuminating liquid that provides a gorgeous glow when used with makeup, skincare products or even by itself. The powerful highlighter also increases skin’s moisture level, brightens complexions and is full of antioxidants. It comes in two different shades to match most skin tones.

Promising review: Sam says, “This is hands down my favorite product! For someone who likes a no-makeup makeup look, this is perfect – it’s lightweight, hydrating and gives you such a beautiful glow.”

Fresh Beauty Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

The Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence from Fresh Beauty is great for all skin types and will seriously improve complexions. Formulated with Kombucha, hyaluronic acid and mandarin peel extract, the lightweight liquid smooths skin, increases radiance, maintains moisture and evens out skin tone and texture.

Promising review: Irene says, “This has really been a game -hanger for my skin! It has helped with my pores and texture and makes my skin look extremely smooth. I was hesitant on essences in general and thought they were a scam, but this product proved me wrong.”

Tarte Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara

Another must-have clean product from Sephora is Tarte’s SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara. The lash-lifting product adds volume, curl and color to lashes for a bold look. The weightless formula also keeps lash hair nourished and natural looking. Plus, it’s sweatproof, flake free and never smudges.

Promising review: Nichelle says, “I love how smooth this mascara is to put on. It has no clumps and is not heavy. It leaves my eye lashes soft after taking it off and even makes them look naturally long.”

Ren Perfect Canvas Primer

Ren Skincare’s Perfect Canvas Clean Primer is a game-changer. Not only does it lock in makeup to last all day, but it reduces the appearance of pores, controls shine and delivers a matte finish as well. The lightweight product will leave skin looking and feeling its best. Not to mention, it’s full of skin-loving ingredients like agave, probiotics and lactic acid.

Promising review: Briana says, “This product is a miracle! I’ve tried so many primers that claim to mattify and keep you matte, but I always end up an oily mess by noon. This primer truly keeps me matte, and I don’t even have to blot throughout the day.”

Drunk Elephant Protini Moisturizer

Lastly, the Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer from Drunk Elephant targets dull skin to improve texture, tone and firmness. The protein-rich cream replenishes complexions to reveal softer, hydrated skin that’s younger-looking and healthier. Plus, it’s plumping, firming and repairs skin after exposure to the sun.

Promising review: Sierra says, “The texture of the cream is thick and creamy, and a little goes a long way. It soaks into your skin quite fast and leaves no residue. My face feels like silk to the touch after using.”

Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.

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