Clean Beauty From Walmart
Over the past few months, I’ve been working on cleaning up my beauty routine. If you’re unfamiliar with clean beauty or where to start, I highly suggest reading my clean beauty series. posts here. The first post in the series breaks down the clean beauty industry and explains the difference between labels like nontoxic, cruelty-free, and organic. I try to share helpful information about clean beauty or products once a month! This month I’m sharing some of the best clean beauty products from Walmart! You can find my favorites and some great brands below…
The first clean product I wanted to share is this vitamin c serum. If you don’t use vitamin c, you should! It’s a miracle worker. Literally. It almost instantly brightens and smooths your skin. This serum feels amazing on my skin (it’s a thinner consistency) and the citrus scent is lovely (not too strong). And the best part is that it’s only $10! Most vitamin c serums are much more expensive so it’s nice to find something that’s affordable AND that works!
How to use: Shake before use. Apply 3-4 drops onto clean skin. Gently dab with fingertips until product is fully absorbed. Follow with a moisturizer.
EWG Score: 4
(If you’re not sure what this EWG score is, make sure you read my clean beauty posts to find out more!)
Shop more Cleen Beauty here.
RMS Beauty is a very popular clean beauty brand. They have amazing multi-purpose products. For example, their Lip2Cheek balm that you can use on…your lips as balm and cheeks as blush! I tried the highlighter (above) and love it! It’s a great product to have in your bag when you need a quick touch up and some brightening. It’s great for all skin tones and gives a beautiful, bright finish.
How to use: Apply with your fingers where you would normally put highlighter (cheekbones, bridge of the nose, inner corner of eyes, etc.)
EWG Score: 1
Shop more RMS Beauty here.
Can you tell I like products that brighten my skin…yes, this is another vitamin c serum! This Mychelle serum is different than the Cleen Beauty serum in a couple of different ways…it has a thicker consistency, it’s a little more expensive (still under $35), and it has a higher concentration of vitamin c. It’s formulated with the highest, active level of vitamin c you can get (25%). So you know it’ll really help with your skin’s brightness, texture, and signs of aging!
How to use: Shake well before use. Apply one pump to damp skin in the morning after cleansing. If layering serums, use Perfect C Pro Serum first.
EWG Score: EWG Verified
Shop more Mychelle here.
This oil is amazing! I love the smell and the way it makes my skin feel. I have to go big on the moisturizer here in Telluride, Colorado because there is literally ZERO humidity and we live at 9,000+ feet. Quick note…some of REN Skincare’s products have higher scores on EWG because of what they use in their natural fragrances. A lot of it is very citrusy so if you’re allergic to citrus, skip it. If you just have sensitive skin, try it on a small part of your skin before putting it all over to make sure you don’t have a reaction. That’s something you should do with all new products anyways!
How to use: Spray onto skin and gently massage until fully absorbed
EWG Score: 6 – This is because of the fragrance
A note about fragrance… we don’t know what is in it exactly because scents are proprietary and the brand protects these as part of what makes their products special. In other words, the fragrance doesn’t always equal bad.
Shop more REN here.
This has been a favorite for years! You can use it anywhere on your body and it’s so hydrating! I love using it on my hands during the fall/winter months when they get really dry and cracked.
How to use: Apply to face and/or body at least twice daily or as needed to restore and soothe dry, uncomfortable skin.
EWG Score: 2
Shop more First Aid Beauty here.
This body lotion is so good! I’ve used a few other Josie Maran products so I was excited to try the body butter! It left my skin feeling so soft and smooth. Plus, it doesn’t feel too heavy. It’s a really lightweight moisturizer, which I love because I don’t like to feel sticky after I put on lotion.
How to use: Rub into the skin to absorb. It absorbs quickly.
EWG Score: 2
Shop more Josie Maran here.
More Clean Brands at Walmart
If you’re like me and trying to clean up your beauty routine, definitely look at Walmart’s Mindful Beauty! They have a ton of great brands and products that are clean. Some of the brands I’ve either tried (and love) or am planning to try include: