I used to be skeptical about clear make-up – these 6 manufacturers modified my thoughts


In the last few years I have become increasingly interested in clean beauty. The more I learn about the lack of regulation in the industry and the seedy chemicals and ingredients commonly found in products, the more determined I am to detox my entire routine. Over 1300 ingredients are banned in the EU, compared to just 11 in the US insane! I did a good job of cleaning up my skin care products, but makeup has proven to be more difficult.

It was much easier for me to find clean, high quality skin care products that actually work than finding makeup products of the same type. I don't want to choose between performance and clean ingredients – I need makeup products that deliver beautiful, long-lasting results and that don't contain any toxic ingredients. I have sensitive skin and mild rosacea, so clean ingredients help keep my skin calm and reduce inflammation. I believe makeup brands can meet both of these requirements, so I set out on a quest to find the ones that could meet those requirements. To my surprise and delight, I found some whose performance is completely comparable to my vanity staples, but without any of the questionable additives. Below are the six best clean makeup brands I've tried, as well as some of my favorite products.


Melinda Martin