The Best (Clean) Foundations For Any Budget
The idea of Spring cleaning has us thinking about cleaning up everything from our beauty routine to our everyday household items. When you take a close look at what ingredients make up your beauty favorites, it can be alarming. In fact-it's often overlooked and ignored. Because when you don’t talk about the chemicals that make up these products, it's easier to sell them. But the truth is, what you put on your body matters.
The US is so under-regulated, especially when it comes to beauty and clothing, that we have only 30 banned substances and chemicals for beauty and clothing, compared to Europe's 1,400 (that's a famed Beauty Counter stat). Because of this, the burden is on us to do our research and make wise choices. We put a sweet little note out on where to start, because we know it can be overwhelming. We know how hard it is to be conscious, and to make positive choices that fit your budget. So, starting with foundation, here’s a quick guide to some great, clean brands. It’s an easy reference to help you find the best options for your budget.
Here are our favorite clean foundation options, at every price point:
Luxe: Kjaer Weis Foundation - $68.00
The most luxurious cream foundation that will leave your skin healthy and flawless. A little goes a long way and you can easily layer without looking overdone. This foundation helps eliminate fine lines, blends perfectly and is available in a variety of shades. *This* is the splurge for naturally clean and perfect skin.
Mid-Range: Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation - $42.00
Not just a foundation, but a *really good* skin treatment. Full of nourishing oils and antioxidants. It’s super blend-able, natural looking and just leaves you glowing. Totally clean -- so you can look and feel great.
Budget: W3LL PEOPLE Narcissist Foundation Stick - $29.00
Makeup artists will tell you that THIS is the very best natural foundation because it gives the "no makeup" look that is so hot right now. This foundation will leave you with a soft-focus look and feel. I keep this one in my makeup bag because it blends nicely and is so easy to apply. Not only is it clean, but it also contains healing clays and good-for-your-skin olive fruit.