🧪Game-changing Clean Skincare Brands With Effective Product Formulas

Jun. 23, 2020
It’s 2020 and we refuse to buy our skincare blindly. Gone are the days of throwing a beauty product in your cart (physically or online) without glancing at the ingredient list for key ingredient call-outs.
Practically every gal with a pulse has at least a general understanding of the skincare basics (i.e. don't sleep with makeup on, sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays, moisturizers hydrate the skin, retinol helps with aging, etc.). Our ears perk up when we hear juicy buzzwords like: salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, rosehip and vitamin c. Some of us even spend hours on /r/SkincareAddiction looking up before and after photos like it's a hobby. 
As skincare consumers, we now expect more from the products we slather on our face day and night; in this case, high expectations produced high rewards: a flurry of brands entering the market with brilliant ingredient stories and highly efficacious hero products for our pleasure. Snaps for us! 
The following brands have gained cult-like support and popularity for their well-intentioned, successful ingredient lineups that not only produce measurable results, but look stellar on our ever-growing beauty shelf. 
Drunk Elephant
This hot commodity skincare brand recently acquired by Shiseido is not only unique in name, but in their ingredient philosophy. Drunk Elephant Founder Tiffany Masterson developed the entire product lineup without 6 commonly used ingredients she calls the "suspicious six" including: silicones, essential oils, chemical screens, SLS, drying alcohols and fragrance/dyes. 
The Drunk Elephant philosophy is to avoid controversial ingredients and focus on developing formulas with effective active ingredients and biocompatible (easily absorbed into the skin) additives. The Allure, Essence, InStyle, Cosmo and WWD award-winning T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial ($80), for example, contains a 25% AHA blend (glycolic acid, tartaric acid, lactic acid and citric acid) with 2% salicylic acid for a moderately potent chemical exfoliation. This powerful blend is accompanied by rich antioxidants and fatty acids like matcha, pomegranate extract and virgin marula oil, to temper the acidity and rehydrate the skin. 
Whether you desire a deeply hydrating mask like F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial, a vitamin rich bronzing agent to add to your sunscreen like D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops or a rich moisturizer like Protini™ Polypeptide Cream to restore collagen, Drunk Elephant has a goody in store for you.
Classic Japanese tradition meets fast-paced American lifestyle with this beautifully packaged and exquisitely formulated skincare line. 
Every Tatcha product starts with the Hadasei-3™ ingredient trinity featuring: green tea, rice and algae. These 3 anti-aging ingredients form the basis for the Japanese diet and are notorious for their use in original geisha beauty rituals dated back for generations. Japanese and American scientists work concurrently on the product formulations to ensure the perfect balance between time-honored, traditional beauty and modern skincare demand. 
The ultra-popular Dewy Skin Cream ($68) moisturizer is a rich, hydrating cream formulated with Japanese purple rice, Okinawa algae, hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts. Japanese purple rice has antioxidant properties, protecting the skin from environmental assaults including UV damage and pollution. Okinawa algae and hyaluronic acid help to restore hydration and nourishment to the skin, restoring the skin's natural moisture barrier and protecting against future moisture loss. 
Francophiles rejoice in this French minimalist skincare line originating in Bordeaux with an emphasis on antioxidant-rich grape seed oil and natural ingredients. 
Caudalie founders Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas found that not only the seed oil from grape vines produced miraculous effects on the skin, but grape vine sap, grape vine stalk extract and grape water extracted from organic grapes each had their own contributions to overall skin restoration. 
Caudalie now sources grape vine extracts from Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy with the same commitment to excellence from the brand’s origin. The brand's best selling product Vinoperfect Radiance Serum ($79) contains Viniferine (sap from the grape vine), which is 62 times more effective at evening the complexion than its vitamin c counterpart. 98% of ingredients in this product formula are naturally derived including the formula's scent, which is composed of citrus blossom, orange tree leaves, watermelon and mint.
Tata Harper
Arguably the first natural luxury skincare line, Tata Harper created her namesake brand with the intent of creating 100% natural skincare products that uphold the same standard of elegance and prestige as Chanel, Dior and the like. 
All Tata Harper products are formulated without GMO's, toxins, fillers, artificial colors, artificial fragrances and synthetic chemicals leaving the formulas pristine for both your skin and your overall health. If that isn't convincing enough, the batch number is printed at the bottom of every bottle; if you desire, you can search your product's batch number to learn just how fresh your purchase really is. 
The Glamour award winning Purifying Mask Deep Cleaning Treatment ($72) is catered to the skincare user prone to an occasional breakout or blackhead. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients with 59% of the ingredients from organic farming, this mask is a beautifully natural way to detoxify the skin and increase overall radiance. 
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