What is the Difference Between Natural and Clean Beauty?

Cleaner Beauty and Skincare Products

If you missed the first four blog posts from my clean beauty series, be sure to check out what exactly clean beauty is by reading the rest of my clean beauty series here. In the first post, I broke down what each clean-beauty label actually means, highlighting the differences between clean, natural, non-toxic, etc. To me, “clean” is the most important. But if you’re shooting for “natural” skincare, this post is for you! Ulta Beauty has a wide variety of natural skincare and I’m sharing some favorites!

As a reminder “natural” means containing ingredients that are not man-made. And “clean” is safe for people AND the planet. Example: A product that has safe ingredients and packaging that’s safe for the environment because it can be recycled or it is biodegradable. A product can be labeled “natural” and still have chemicals in it so be sure to read your labels!!

If any of you remember, I was part of an Ulta Beauty campaign where my 45-year old mug was poster-size in 1100+ stores nationwide. It was an incredible experience and honor. And I can’t even begin to convey how much I love Ulta Beauty! You can watch more about that project here.

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Natural Skincare From Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty has over 450 products in their natural beauty category! These are the brands I’ve either tried or heard good things about:


Pro-Collagen Marine Cream:

Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm:


Original Coconut Deodorant:

Here are more natural beauty products from Ulta Beauty including cleansers, masks, moisturizers, oils, and more!

Shop all Natural Skin Care from Ulta here.
Shop all skincare here.

Travel Skincare Routine, the perfect skincare set or kit for travel, featuring this Elemis 3-piece starter kit from QVC tested by beauty blogger over 40, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style in Telluride Colorado, snowy mountains, Natural Skincare From Ulta

Favorite Clean Skincare Brands at Ulta:

Remember clean is different than natural. Clean means the product is safe for people AND the planet. Natural means it contains some natural ingredients that come from mother nature. It does not necessarily mean ALL of the ingredients are natural so be sure to read the label carefully.

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