More Than Just Skin Care: 7 Clean Brands Worth Trying This 2023
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More Than Just Skin Care: 7 Clean Brands Worth Trying This 2023

Are you tired of feeling like a detective, trying to decipher which beauty brands align with your values?
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Are you tired of feeling like a detective, trying to decipher which beauty brands align with your values? It can be as challenging as finding a needle in a haystack! But we've got the ultimate roundup of brands that cater to a variety of values, making your clean beauty journey a breeze. Think of it as having a personal tour guide through a lush garden of compassionate cosmetics.

First up, we have brands that embrace veganism as their core value, like Adoratherapy. Every product they create is free from animal-derived ingredients or by-products. With their unwavering dedication to compassion, you can confidently indulge in their beauty offerings, knowing that no harm was done to animals in the process.

There are also brands that prioritize organic ingredients. They carefully source and select ingredients that are grown without using harmful chemicals or pesticides, minimizing your exposure to‌ harmful substances.

Also on the list are brands committed to supporting local communities and reducing their carbon footprint, sourcing their ingredients locally, and making sure that their products not only meet high-quality standards but also contribute to the local economy.

Finally, we have a brand that embodies environmental stewardship. They go above and beyond to implement sustainable practices throughout their entire production process. From eco-friendly packaging to responsible sourcing, they strive to minimize their impact on the planet while delivering effective beauty solutions.

Time to get to know these brands that don't compromise on both their values and product efficacies. In fact, these brands participated in the 8th Clean Beauty Awards to prove their product performance and even bagged the top spots.

 

Cruelty-Free Beauty Options

Adoratherapy - CHAKRA AROMA PERFUME NUMBER 1

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Winner for Perfume

  • Our singular focus on healing is of utmost importance to us and aligns with our core values. We deeply care about animal welfare and believe in minimizing harm to living beings. By adopting a vegan approach, we ensure that our products are free from any animal-derived ingredients or byproducts. This resonates with individuals who share our compassion for animals and seek products that are also cruelty-free.

  • When we decided to build an aroma perfume brand we knew that aromatherapy is so many things to so many people. We believe in shifting emotion and call this type of perfumery approach "Scent with Intent". Our tagline “Spray. Breathe. Transform” reminds you that, unlike regular perfume, aroma perfume requires active engagement and participation. Breath being a key step in obtaining the benefits, we want you to breathe in the scents deeply and know that every breath you are taking is healing and healthy and plant-based.”

    -Laura McCann, CEO & Founder

 

PUUR Ingrid - Ultra Body Oil

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Finalist for Bodycare

  • The chosen brand value of being vegan is deeply important to us and our brand at Puur Ingrid. We are dedicated to providing products that align with the values of compassion, sustainability, and overall well-being. By being vegan, we ensure that our products are free from any animal-derived ingredients or by-products, promoting a cruelty-free approach to beauty. Additionally, vegan products have a lower environmental impact, as they contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the demand for animal agriculture. Ultimately, we aim to offer inclusive, ethical, and effective beauty solutions that resonate with conscious consumers seeking products that align with their values.

  • At Puur Ingrid, the inspiration behind creating products based on our chosen brand value of being vegan stems from a deep-rooted belief in the importance of compassion and sustainability. We were inspired by the desire to offer beauty solutions that align with ethical principles and respect for all living beings. By choosing vegan ingredients, we not only prioritize animal welfare but also contribute to environmental conservation by reducing our carbon footprint and promoting a more sustainable approach to beauty. Our commitment to being vegan reflects our dedication to providing high-quality, effective products that are in harmony with both nature and our customers' values.”

    -Ingrid Nederpelt, Owner and Formulator

 

Brands Capturing Pure Nature's Essence

BOYZZ ONLY - No Nonsense Conditioner

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Finalist for Hair treatment

  • Organic is an essential brand value for us at Boyzz Only because we believe in the power of nature and the importance of sustainable practices. Choosing organic ingredients ensures that our products are free from harmful chemicals, pesticides, and synthetic additives, providing a healthier and safer option for our customers. It aligns with our commitment to creating high-quality hair care solutions that promote overall well-being. By prioritizing organic ingredients, we contribute to the preservation of the environment and support the growth of organic farming practices, fostering a more sustainable and responsible approach to personal care.

  • The inspiration behind creating products based on our chosen brand value of organic ingredients stems from a deep-rooted belief in the power of nature and its ability to provide effective and sustainable solutions for our hair care needs. We were motivated by the desire to offer a healthier alternative to conventional hair care products that often contain harsh chemicals and synthetic additives. By utilizing organic ingredients, we tap into the natural potency of botanicals while minimizing our impact on the environment. Our commitment to organic ingredients is a testament to our dedication to providing customers with safe, nourishing, and environmentally-conscious choices for their hair care routine.”

    -Ingrid Nederpelt, the Founder and Formulator

Kaia Skin - Calming Blue Face Oil

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Finalist for Face Oil

  • Your skin is your body’s largest organ. What you put on it ends up within you. You want to nourish your body inside and out with the purest most natural ingredients

  • I grew up in an environment where everything we consumed or applied was fresh and natural. Additionally, I was taught the holistic benefits of this approach and recognized an opportunity to serve the skincare market in a higher way”

    -Kalpana Semple, Founder and CEO

 

Locally Sourced Ingredients: Supporting Local, Nurturing Beauty

Penny Lane Organics - Plantain Anti-Wrinkle Serum

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Finalist for Face Cream

  • Penny Lane Organics is focused on protecting our environment, supporting local and being socially conscious. This protects and supports our community now and for the future generations too.
  • It is very important to Penny Lane Organics to locally source ingredients to benefit our local community and reduce carbon foot print.
  • Our products are handmade in small batches to ensure high quality and freshness. We source luxurious organic ingredients that are all natural and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Our products and ingredients are also cruelty-free, vegan, gluten free, sustainable and socially conscious” 

           ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​-Alexa Higginson

NENA Skincare - NENA Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Finalist for Sun Care

  • When you’re shopping Canadian-made, you support not only the company but also the people and the source behind it. We believe in the benefits of using ingredients that are not only good for your skin but also promote local economies and reduce environmental impact. For thirty years we’ve been harvesting natural glacial clay from Northern BC for its unique mineral composition and properties that are clinically proven to help tighten pores and reduce oil on face. Unlike many other natural beauty brands, we control our entire supply chain and manufacturing process, offering our customers a 100% Canadian, earth-to-skin experience.”

    -Rodger Upton, Founder & CEO

 

Sustainable Beauty Brands

The Eco Alchemist - Bakuchiol + Calendula Facial Oil

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Winner for Face Oil

  • As an eco-conscious brand, it was very important for us to not support the unsustainable palm oil industry. We worked very hard to ensure our products have no traces of palm oil and are proud to be the first company in Canada certified by the Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark.
  • The Eco Alchemist was created out of a need to supply certified palm oil free products to the Canadian marketplace. Our goal is to reduce the impact that the personal care industry has on the environment by choosing sustainable ingredients and packaging whenever possible.
  • We shouldn't have to sacrifice the health of the planet for our own wellbeing. Realistically they are one and the same. Let's make the shift to more sustainable ingredients and packaging for ourselves and for our environment. We can all do better together.”

            -Terri Kirkham, Founder & CEO

The Eco Alchemist - Smooth Operator Shampoo Bar

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Winner for Face Oil

  • As an eco-conscious brand, it was very important for us to not support the unsustainable palm oil industry. We worked very hard to ensure our products have no traces of palm oil and are proud to be the first company in Canada certified by the Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark.
  • The Eco Alchemist was created out of a need to supply certified palm oil free products to the Canadian marketplace. Our goal is to reduce the impact that the personal care industry has on the environment by choosing sustainable ingredients and packaging whenever possible.
  • We shouldn't have to sacrifice the health of the planet for our own wellbeing. Realistically they are one and the same. Let's make the shift to more sustainable ingredients and packaging for ourselves and for our environment. We can all do better together”

           -Terri Kirkham, Founder & CEO

The Eco Alchemist - Citrus + Tonka Bean Deodorant

2023 Clean Beauty Awards Winner for Face Oil

  • As an eco-conscious brand, it was very important for us to not support the unsustainable palm oil industry. We worked very hard to ensure our products have no traces of palm oil and are proud to be the first company in Canada certified by the Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark.
  • The Eco Alchemist was created out of a need to supply certified palm oil free products to the Canadian marketplace. Our goal is to reduce the impact that the personal care industry has on the environment by choosing sustainable ingredients and packaging whenever possible.
  • We shouldn't have to sacrifice the health of the planet for our own wellbeing. Realistically they are one and the same. Let's make the shift to more sustainable ingredients and packaging for ourselves and for our environment. We can all do better together.”​​​​​​​

            -Terri Kirkham, Founder & CEO

 

There you have it! From Adoratherapy, where healing and animal welfare take center stage, to brands that believe in the power of nature and those that support local communities, you've witnessed the power of clean beauty.

But don't let the adventure end here! Armed with the knowledge of these remarkable brands, you're now equipped to make conscious choices that align with your values. So explore, and embrace the wonders of vegan beauty. Remember, you have the power to make a positive impact, not only on your own well-being but also on the world around you.

Stay updated with all things indie clean beauty by following us on Instagram (@CertClean), and get your curated list of the best products in the market by downloading your free Clean Beauty Awards Ultimate Guide 2023.

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