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Trade in Your Skincare Products for these Clean Alternatives

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With so many different skincare companies out there, there’s no longer any excuse to support brands that use harmful ingredients and dangerous practices. It’s time to trade in your toxin-filled products for their “clean” alternatives. It may be difficult to find what’s right for you and your skin, but we’ve gathered the best of the best!

Here are the top ten clean skincare products you need right now.

Versed Moisture Cream

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As we head into the holiday season (officially) it's easy to get overwhelmed and feel stressed. It's a time when work is busy, personal time is limited, not to mention holiday shopping and travel— just breathe! To help you prep for Thanksgiving week, we're sharing 5 ways to keep your cool during the holidays! 1. Stick to at least one ritual or routine. It's easy to become over-stimulated during the holiday season, to keep some structure in your life make time to prioritize things like a full night of sleep and your evening/morning skincare routine. You'll thank us later! 2. When in doubt remove yourself from the situation. If you have an Aunt who won't stop asking you questions about your love life, excuse yourself to help out in the kitchen or play with your little cousin. It's okay to politely remove yourself from a conversation that's stressing you out. 3. If you're hosting, or anytime really, don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. If you don't have time to pick up those last few bottles of wine, or you totally spaced on getting ice, it's okay to ask a family member or guest to help out. 4. Remember that it's okay to say 'no'. If you have too many obligations and it's stressing you out, take a step back. It's okay to prioritize self-care and mental health when you need to. You should never feel guilty about saying 'no'. 5. Take a moment to reflect and feel grateful for your friends, family and the past year! Sure, the holidays can be a lot, but it's a time to express gratitude, make positive changes, and connect with the people you love and don’t see often! 📷 photo via: @morebeverlycherie #wellversed

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Versed’s Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream is anti-aging, nourishing and extremely hydrating. It doesn’t leave skin greasy and can be used in the morning and at night. Not to mention, it’s free from parabens, silicones, sulfates and 1,300+ other toxins.

Promising review: Amy says, “This is a great moisturizer for my combination/oily skin. It absorbs so well and does not leave any heaviness or stickiness to my skin.”

Summer Fridays Cleanser

The Super Amino Gel Cleanser from Summer Fridays is a gentle cleanser that replenishes, protects and calms the skin. It’s great for most skin types, boosting radiance and attracting long lasting hydration. The gel cleanser is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and is packaged in recyclable materials.

Promising review: Anna says, “This is super gentle and took all of my makeup off. My skin feels so nourished and clean. This is my absolute favorite cleanser!”

Fresh Rose Serum

Fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum is formulated to provide a dewy, hydrated complexion for most skin types. It helps fight off uneven texture and dullness while soothing and hydrating the skin. Plus, the serum is sulfate, paraben and phthalate free.

Promising review: Lauren says, “Great moisturizing product that leaves no residue and lasts for hours! It has an easy appliance and a neutral scent. I highly recommend!!”

Farmacy Toner

Farmacy’s BHA Pore Cleaning Toner uses Moringa and Papaya to gently exfoliate skin and minimize pores without causing damage. The toner also removes impurities and clarifies skin to reveal a refreshed complexion. And it’s vegan and cruelty-free!

Promising review: May says, “I have never seen so much improvement in my skin from a product. This shrunk my pores and cleared my blackheads. My skin now has a natural glow without any irritation or dryness.”

Glow Recipe Watermelon Mist

Another clean skincare product you need is Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist. Great for most skin types, the mist soothes irritation, moisturizes skin and enhances makeup. Using it every couple of hours will refresh and smooth your complexion for a radiant look. All that, and it’s vegan and cruelty-free!

Promising review: Catie says, “Absolutely love this! My skin always feels so refreshed and it smells amazing after using it. Definitely plan on buying it again once I run out!”

Biossance Rose Oil

Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and comes in recyclable packaging. It brightens the skin, locks in moisture and smooths texture. Plus, it’s nourishing, smells great and can be used day and night.

Promising review: Sammy says, “Best oil in the world. It absorbs quickly and makes your face soft without feeling greasy and causing you to break out. It really is amazing.”

Beautycounter Overnight Peel

The Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel from clean beauty brand Beautycounter works overnight to nourish the skin and provide a glow you can’t get anywhere else. It also improves complexion, softens skin and decreases irritation after just one use.

Promising review: Holly says, “One of the best products on the market. I have been using this for about 2 months, and I absolutely love how it makes my face look and feel.”

Tatcha Protective Primer

Another clean skincare product you need is the Liquid Silk Canvas: Featherweight Protective Primer from Tatcha. It’s oil free and weightless, using botanical extracts to prevent breakouts and smooth skin. Not to mention, it’s cruelty-free and pairs perfectly with foundation.

Promising review: Courtney says, “This primer is AMAZING!!! Perfect for all skin types, gives you the most flawless base for foundation and is just superior to all of my other favorites. Highly recommend!”

Milk Makeup Cooling Water

Milk Makeup’s Cooling Water is an under eye gel that reduces puffiness and dryness while soothing and hydrating the skin. You can even use the vegan, cruelty-fee stick all over your face and body for a complete refresh.

Promising review: Natalie says, “This is a staple in my makeup bag now, especially on days when I’ve overslept and am running late. It totally cools me down and makes my face not look so puffy.”

Youth to the People Superberry Mask

Last but not least, Youth to the People’s Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask does it all. It hydrates, plumps, brightens, firms and prevents dullness. Plus, it’s housed in recyclable packaging and is vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free.

Promising review: Regina says, “I love this mask. It smells lovely and leaves my skin feeling fresh and supple. I suffer from rosacea, and it has helped relieve my symptoms so I’m a very happy camper! Highly recommend.”

Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.

What clean skincare products do you love? Let us know below!

Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz is a Features Editor based in Los Angeles, CA.