cleaning up my beauty routine in 2019

Towards the end of this year I started making a conscious effort to incorporate more clean beauty products in my routine. Not willing to do a complete overhaul, I decided to do clean swaps for the not-clean products I use up. In the spirit of resolutions, I thought I’d share a few of the clean beauty products I’ve added to my routine and ones I have my eye on.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream – I start every morning with a dab of this natural eye cream. I love that it’s triple duty: moisturizing, brightening and anti-aging. I fall in the camp of using eye cream as a preventative step and hope to stay that way for a while.

May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon – Luckily my all-time favorite beauty product happens to come from a clean brand – read my review of the blue cocoon here. TL;DR this balm is incredibly soothing for the skin, the senses, the everything. It’s seriously a spa in a jar.

Corpus Naturals Deodorant – I don’t even want to tally the number of natural deodorants that I purchased and put to the test before finding one that worked for me – let me assure you the number is high. This plant-based deodorant is free from natural-but-often-irritating ingredients coconut oil and baking soda. Plus, I love the scent of Third Rose.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask – Tata Harper never does me wrong. In fact, I often go here first when searching for a clean swap. This face mask was the first product I tried from the brand and my top pick to this day. The results – ultra bright, glowy, smooth skin – are instant which makes it perfect to use before a big day or special event.

Rituel de Fille Ash & Ember Eye Soot – My clean beauty collection is heavily made up of skincare rather than makeup, but this eyeshadow has been a favorite for years. It’s incredibly soft and pigmented with just a little sheen. The texture is somewhere between a powder and a cream so I like to apply it with my finger and smudge it with a brush.

Trilogy Age-Proof Replenishing Night Cream – I just started using this clean night cream made with pure plant oils, hyaluronic acid and powerful anti-aging ingredients. It’s satisfyingly rich, which feels amazing on my dry skin, without feeling heavy or greasy.

May Lindstrom The Honey Mud – I’m longing to try more from May Lindstrom – every single product of hers looks incredible. The Honey Mud is next on my wish list. It can be used as a cleanser or mask. Made with detoxifying clay and nourishing oils, it’s said to heal, hydrate and make skin glow.

Vapour Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation – Foundation is one of the hardest products to find – clean or otherwise. I have a bottle of this ready to put to the test but am so happy with my current one that I just haven’t yet. My hopes are high for a dewy finish, flattering soft focus effect and decent coverage.

Mychelle Ultra Hyaluronic Water Mask – Anything ultra hydrating has a shot in my beauty routine. I’ll be adding this clean face mask in as a weekly winter treatment for a much-needed moisture boost. At $16, why not?

Rituel de Fille Enchanted Lip Sheer – Lipstick was one of the first clean product swaps I made, for obvious reasons. I need a good red so I’m thinking this in the shade Devil’s Claw. I want one that I can dab on for just a hint of diffused color or build up for a real look.

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil – I love layering an oil with my evening skincare routine. Pai’s has just four ingredients yet sounds like the perfect do-it-all product – brightening, soothing dryness, anti-aging and evening skin tone. It’s going to be my clean swap as soon as I use up a bottle of Bio Oil.

Photo, Anja Rubik, Porter