It’s that time of year again! The official Credo Beauty sale where the best clean beauty brands are 20% off! So of course I had to stop in and share the best clean beauty brands and clean beauty products so you can stock up on the best of clean beauty this year. It ends this Sunday October 24th at midnight so now.is.the.time. Also FREE SHIPPING!
What is Credo Beauty?
Since living in San Francisco, I’ve been a Credo Beauty addict and I think I forget that not everyone knows what Credo Beauty is. Credo is a marketplace to buy clean beauty brands and products. Similar to Sephora except they ONLY carry clean beauty. That means that everything you buy there you can be certain is free of harmful ingredients. They have several locations in the country (including San Francisco), however they also ship all across the US so don’t worry if they don’t have a location close to you.
Once a year they have an annual sale where EVERYTHING is 20% off! This is the only sale they have all year so I always take it as an opportunity to stock up on some of my clean beauty products and favorite brands. If you’re looking to try out new products or switch to clean beauty this is THE time to buy.
Clean Beauty Products to Stock Up On
I am always looking for new clean beauty products to try and test (from Credo or not) but every year when Credo announces its annual sale I take it as an opportunity to stock up on my favorite products or products I’ve been wanting to try. Things look a little different this year since I’m pregnant and some of my usual favorites I currently can’t use but thankfully I’ve found some new ones to replace them with. I’ll also be adding some baby products to my cart this year (!).
Products I’m Stocking Up On
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint – This stuff is liquid gold. The perfect tinted SPF that adds a nice moisture barrier during the cold winter months.
Ere Perez Clear Brow Gel – My go-to brow gel. I am going to try out another one (see below) but I’m almost out of this and cannot live without it!
Evolve Hyaluronic Serum – I had to replace my beloved Marie Veronique Retinol Serum when I found out I was pregnant but I have been absolutely loving this hyaluronic serum and my skin does too!
Evolve Multi Peptide 360 Moisture Cream – I got hooked on this brand last winter when the harsh Minnesota weather dried out my skin. I cannot live without this stuff now.
Evolvh Mousse – I’ve tried so many different clean mousse brands and this is the only one I like!
Hatch Belly Oil – I’m almost out and need more to get me through these next few months. My nightly ritual is rubbing this all over my belly and legs.
Goop G.Tox Scalp Scrub – I wanted to hate this stuff (because goop…and expensive) but man is it good! If you tend to get a lot of product build-up in your hair this scalp scrub is a godsend.
Muri Lelu – I haven’t used this in pregnancy but I plan to afterwards and want to stock up because it’s expensive!
New Products I Ordered
Evolve Gentle Cleansing Melt – Clearly I have a love affair with this brand and I’ve been intrigued by their cleansing balm.
ILIA volumizing Mascara – ILIA just released a new mascara I’ve been dying to try. I LOVE their limitless lash mascara (holy grail product that I already have extras of!) but I’m curious to see how this one differs.
Kosas Air Brow – I’ve heard great things about this brow gel and while I’m hesitant to switch it up from my Ere Perez clear brow gel I’m doing this for science….
The Best Clean Beauty Brands
“What are the best clean beauty brands on the market?” I get this question all the time and I wish I had a solid answer for all of you. Like conventional beauty there are SO many clean beauty brands out there each with its own ethos, product range and benefits. Every single day this number increases. But there are certain brands I trust and are my go-tos for certain products. This list is by no means exhaustive but hopefully it’s a start as you look for the best clean beauty brands to try.
Lily Lolo – I’m a huge fan of Lily Lolo products. I find they’re best for pressed products (including eye shadow), mascara and I’m particularly fond of their makeup setting mist. Price range is super affordable as well.
Han Skincare + Cosmetics – very similar to Lily Lolo, Han Skincare and Cosmetics also makes great pressed products at an affordable price point. They have fewer products in their range but what they do have is great. I particularly love their bronzer and blush.
Vapour Beauty – what I love most about Vapour is their passion for skincare first and foremost. It’s not common that a makeup brand cares as much about skincare as they do about makeup and Vapour epitomizes this. They carry tons of products and I especially love their soft focus foundation and the wide range of shades they carry.
ILIA – I have a love-hate relationship with ILIA (mostly love!). The products they do well are some of the best on the market (lipstick, mascara, blush) and then they have others that just aren’t my favorite. It’s hit or miss with them but when it’s a hit, they hit it big! Luckily they’re awesome with product feedback and usually come back with an even better formulation.
RMS – an OG in the makeup space, RMS has been around for a while and has definitely made their mark. I would consider this more of the Glossier of clean beauty. If you’re looking for that effortless, no-makeup makeup look, you will love RMS.
W3ll People – what makes W3ll People great is their affordability and accessibility (they’re available at everyone from Credo to Target). Admittedly not the cleanest on the market but they’re reliable and I love their concealer so much though they need to improve their shade range (seriously!!!!)
Mother Dirt – one the most affordable clean beauty brands with simple ingredients that doesn’t tend to irritate skin. Perfect for someone just trying out clean beauty for the first time. I love their face cleanser which is gentle and effective.
Indie Lee – I truly believe Indie Lee is one the best bangs for your buck. Their products are high quality but don’t break the bank. Their squalane oil is a great starter oil for anyone looking to moisturize with oils.
Marie Veronique – expensive but worth every penny. Marie Veronique’s products combine natural and synthetic ingredients that are safe for your body and exceptionally effective. I’m particularly impressed with their serums that are astoundingly good and especially their gentle retinol.
Juice Beauty – their line of products is so comprehensive that there is pretty much something for everyone. From oil-free to organic facial oils there is something for everyone to enjoy. They also have makeup too though I tend to prefer their skincare products.
Tata Harper – The clean beauty OG, Tata Harper has been around for a long time and its customers are loyal. Full transparency: I don’t really use their products because even for me I think they’re insanely expensive. I’d love to try out more of their product line but even a 20% discount makes it hard to justify though the people who love, LOVE IT.
*note: this list only includes the clean beauty brands sold at Credo since it’s their 20% off sale. For a full look at the products I love check out the Green Beauty Shop where I curate all my favorite products.