8 Clean Beauty Products Under $40 That Are Definitely a Steal

8 Clean Beauty Products Under $40 That Are Definitely a Steal

Are you ready to upgrade your beauty and self-care routine without breaking the bank?
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Are you ready to upgrade your beauty and self-care routine without breaking the bank? Look no further! In this exciting roundup, you'll find products under $40 that are absolutely a steal! These goodies are not just affordable, but they also pack a punch when it comes to quality and effectiveness.

First up, a skin-reviving mask that brings back that radiant glow to your complexion. Say goodbye to dull and tired-looking skin. You'll also discover a lip & cheek tint that adds a pop of color, giving you a fresh and youthful appearance. It's the perfect multi-purpose product to elevate your makeup game effortlessly.

If you're seeking a little extra love for your skin, we have just the thing—a face serum that leaves your skin hydrated, plump, and oh-so-smooth. And let's not forget the body scrub that exfoliates away dead skin cells, leaving you with silky-smooth skin.

We have two palm-free wonders for those looking to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle—a luxurious shampoo bar and a refreshing deodorant. They're gentle on the environment and keep you fresh all day long. Lastly, indulge in a luxurious facial oil and a pre-wash hair oil treatment that take your pampering routine to new heights.

Get ready to dive into a world of affordable beauty and self-care that will make you feel like a million bucks. Delve deeper into each product, and discover why they are the season's must-haves. It's time to upgrade your routine without breaking the bank.


AYSWE - Marine Soothing & Hydrating Gel Mask - $37.00

Top 4 Finalist at 2023 Clean Beauty Awards for Face Mask

This skin-reviving mask helps visibly tighten pores and leave your face feeling smooth, firm, and prepped. The botanical extracts work wonders while you are sleeping. This fast-absorbing and lightweight mask is easy to apply and it helps relieve stressed and irritated skin. Wake up to a brightened complexion and hydrated skin.


“I absolutely love it! The texture is amazing! it helps relieve stress and ultimately hydrated skin overnight without irritating my sensitive skin. The best part is, It helps my makeup to stay on longer the next day.

I love it comes with a facial tool that you can use to buff the product into your skin and massage your skin to get perfect results.

I highly recommend it!”

-FEI Chung, a published model and a beauty & lifestyle content creator based in Wisconsin


Vama - 13 Blend Pre-Wash Hair Oil Treatment - $29

Top 9 Finalist at 2023 Clean Beauty Awards for Hair Treatment

Inspired by the ancient Indian ritual of hair oiling, this Ayurveda-based hair oil treatment is a ritual that stimulates the scalp and promotes the absorption of our perfectly balanced blend of 13 powerful plant-based oils to nourish, repair and strengthen the scalp and hair. Using native Indian herbs and plant extracts grown on Indian soil, this nutrient and anti-oxidant-rich plant-based vegan formulation works to: stimulate hair regrowth, treat and repair damaged brittle hair, nourish and soothe dry and itchy scalp, and strengthen and thicken hair. The secret? A custom formulation of 13 powerful plant extracts with powerful Ayurvedic herbs like Triphala, Bhringraj, and Ashwagandha native to India, all work in perfect harmony with the rich goodness of oils like Castor, Rosemary, and Coconut to mask your hair with a powerful dose of nutrients and vitamins. The 13 BLEND Pre-Wash Hair Oil treatment provides intense nourishment, rejuvenating the scalp and hair shafts leaving you with a nourished and calm scalp and healthy, soft, and luscious hair.


“This is a lovely hair treatment for both scalp and hair health. It can be applied and left on for as little as 15 minutes or overnight. I prefer to use it in the daytime, applying it a few hours before washing my hair. Since I started using hair oils, my hair feels so soft and healthy, and my scalp feels soothed and less prone to sensitivity / winter hat wearing irritation.”

-Jodi Weir, passionate about sharing her love of cruelty-free beauty and skincare finds


Greenmade goods - Buddy System Face Serum - $22

Top 10 Finalist at 2023 Clean Beauty Awards for Face Serum

Achieve a brighter, healthier, more radiant complexion with Buddy System face serum. Supercharged with squalane (from olives) and evening primrose, this powerful formula improves texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An all-time best-seller which sells 2-3 bottles at a time. See why people are afraid of running out!


“This is a lovely serum. It obviously has a squalane base, and it glides on so nicely. It keeps my skin hydrated and works great under makeup. I wouldn't use this as a night time serum for my age (42) because I need something heavier at nice. It also comes in a glass bottle, which is something I always look for.”

-Taylor Morris-Metzger, previous career in biotech sales initiated her interest in cleaner brands


The Eco Alchemist - Bakuchiol + Calendula Facial Oil - $21

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Winner for Face Oil

A lightweight yet luxurious facial oil featuring bakuchiol, a powerful active extract from the seeds of the babchi plant. Described as nature's alternative to retinol, bakuchiol offers similar results to retinol without side effects. Also featured is an ultra-concentrated form of calendula famous for soothing dry skin. These potent ingredients are blended into a lush base of abyssinian, meadowfoam, brazil nut, olive squalane, and rosehip oils to deliver the active ingredients while nurturing and moisturizing your skin.


“So good! If you deal with pop-up acne or redness, this product is just what you need. The serum is so lightweight, yet offers major hydration and protection for my skin. Definitely keeping it in my skincare rotation!”

-Aimee Hembree, a beauty and style influencer based in Kentucky


Birch Babe - Ruby Rebel - $18.00

Top 3 Finalist at 2023 Clean Beauty Awards for Lipstick

A lip & cheek tint that feels like skincare because it is! It is a matte, buildable lip tint and creamy blush that is moisturizing, safe, and easy to wear. Perfect for sensitive skin and safe for kids.


“Always love anything birch babe- their products are always so clean, hold up well and deliver excellence! I really love how this is versatile for lips, cheeks and eyes!”

-Hannah Holmbom-Brady, a wedding and brand photographer from New England


Pure Heart Essentials Inc. - Body Scrub - $15

Top 6 Finalist at 2023 Clean Beauty Awards for Body Scrub

Refresh, exfoliate, and come out smelling like sweet oranges. Using a natural blend of sugar to remove dead skin, while moisturizing in rich: almond, rice bran, avocado & camellia seed oils. Finally, sandalwood powder has been added to help reduce inflammation.


“Pure Heart Essentials is the most aromatic and heavenly body scrub. It is filled with the most amazing aroma that makes you feel like you are in a field of freshly squeezed oranges and a hint of sandalwood. Does an excellent job of exfoliating the skin and is filled nourishing ingredients. Smells heavenly, leaves your skin feeling nourished and silky smooth. The look of the packaging, smell, application are wonderful! Truly a beauty. The granules are small so it is good for exfoliation of the skin. The scent combination with the texture and the after results of how the scrub feels, I vote 10/10!”

-Dana Fong, a non-toxic, clean beauty, and sustainable beauty blogger


The Eco Alchemist - Smooth Operator Shampoo Bar - $14

Top 4 Finalist at 2023 Clean Beauty Awards for Hair Wash

Canada's 1st certified palm-free shampoo bar is ultra-nourishing and simply divine at smoothing your strands. Sugar beet-derived betaine moisturizes and smooths the cuticle while frizz-fighting pequi fruit oil treats your tresses to a glorious glossy shine. Extracts from orange fruit and orange peel add strength, protection & conditioning to your hair. Say goodbye to frizz, palm oil, and plastic with this scrumptiously scented shampoo bar!


“I was impressed with the lather on this bar (compared to others I've tried) even though this one has really good/"clean" ingredients! It was easy to work into my hair, and cleaned it thoroughly but not to a point where it felt stripping. Even on 3+ day-old hair! This has become my go-to shampoo bar.”

-Sara Lebaron, an ingredient-conscious mom that loves to share all things beauty with her Instagram community


The Eco Alchemist - Citrus + Tonka Bean Deodorant - $14

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Winner for Odour Care

This certified palm-free deodorant glides on smooth yet feels dry to the touch. Naturally scented with a delightfully uplifting blend of plant extracts, reminiscent of cooling down with an orange cream popsicle on a hot summer day. Magnesium works to stop odour-causing bacteria while arrowroot and clay help to absorb perspiration. Say goodbye to odour, palm oil, AND plastic with your new favourite deodorant!


“I liked it, pleasant aroma, protects very well, the texture is pleasant and lies well on the skin, I like it”

-Tanya Apialinskaya, a beauty blogger who loves testing new cosmetics



And just like that, you've just discovered an amazing range of budget-friendly beauty and self-care products–these incredible steals under $40 offer both quality and affordability. With this roundup, you can definitely indulge in self-care and feel like a million bucks without draining your bank account.

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Stay fabulous, stay beautiful, and stay tuned for more exciting content coming your way!

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