While finding the right moisturizer for your skin is key to any good skincare routine, adding products that offer targeted and specialized results will take your complexion from good to great. And if you can find high-performing products that are free of harsh ingredients, even better. These 12 clean serums, oils, toners, and masks are winners in the 6th annual Clean Beauty Awards, organized by CertClean. They were tested and judged by an international panel of beauty experts and chosen as the best products to smooth, clarify and brighten.
First Place: Power Trip Facial Serum – Veriphy Skincare
Veriphy Skincare’s Power Trip Facial Serum is an AHA serum with a powerful blend of Lactic Acid and PhytoSpherix® that exfoliates the skin, revealing a fresh and revitalized complexion. Arnica and Calendula Extracts help to calm and soothe the skin, making this product suitable for all skin types.
Second Place: Superfood Elixir – KPS Essentials
Take your favorite skin serums to the next level with KPS Essentials’ nutrient-packed Superfood Elixir! It is suitable for all skin types. KPS Essentials’ elixir is designed to be easily added to your favorite creams and serums to provide an extra layer of nutrition and omega fatty acid-rich oils that are quickly absorbed in the skin. Use as a stand-alone elixir or add a drop or two to enrich any KPS cream!
Third Place: Reviving Rose Infusion Serum – AROMATICA
Find your natural glow with AROMATICA’s Reviving Rose Infusion Serum that delivers a luminous look while moisturizing the skin and improving fine wrinkles. This serum by AROMATICA is made up with their exclusive acai ingredients – elder elderberry (which is loaded with vitamins), raspberry, Indian gooseberry, rosehip fruit, and plum. AROMATICA’s Reviving Rose Infusion Serum is infused with dried Damask rose and damask rose petals freshly picked by hand, made using natural extraction and infusion methods to preserve the active ingredients in our plant-based materials. Savor the elegant softness of serenity inducing real rose with Reviving Rose Infusion Serum.
First Place: Beauty Oil – Plaine Products
Plaine Products’ Beauty Oil is a premium, deeply moisturizing oil that can be applied to the face, body, and hair. It will moisturize the skin and works well to diminish the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and fine lines due to its rich antioxidant ingredients and essential fatty acids.
This versatile product can also work its magic on hands and neck as a part of your evening beauty regimen; on beards after the shower to keep them soft, hydrated, and healthy; as a make-up primer and make-up remover; and be applied to the ends of hair to tame flyaway, frizz, and bring the shape back to curls.
Second Place: Hydrate & Glow Face Oil – AYSWE
Even out your dull skin and keep skin elastic with AYSWE’s Hydrate & Glow Face Oil – 100% vegan & cruelty-free. It is a lightweight oil formulated with organic babassu oil, argan oil, sugarcane-derived Squalane, and other nourishing ingredients like vitamin E, black tea to soften and deeply moisturize skin.
This face oil from AYSWE is a natural oil that packs your skin with antioxidants and fatty acids without leaving a greasy feeling and making it suitable for all skin types, even oil, and combination skin – perfect for day or nighttime application.
Third Place: Penny Lane Organics – Facial Serum Oil
Penny Lane Organics’ Facial Serum Oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It treats signs of aging and pigmentation, hydrates skin and repairs damaged skin, and provides a strong protective antioxidant boost.
Pure + Simple’s Minimalist Brand’s Minimalist Clarifying Willow Bark (50mL) balances oily and problem skins with natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory ingredients like willow bark and super antioxidants like berry leaves, hydrates and soothes skin as hydration is the secret to healthy skin that can better defend itself from external stressors.
Second Place: Flower Berry Essence – Marina Miracle
Marina Miracle’s Flower Berry Essence is a hydrating essence with a mild scent of flowers and berries. Formulated with deep moisturizing hyaluronic acid and a strengthening probiotic ferment. Nutritious extracts and juices from cucumber, geranium, elderflower, cornflower, raspberry, and strawberry soothe the skin, increase moisture and give the skin a new, fresh glow. This berry essence hydrates and strengthens the skin barrier, while fine lines become less visible. It is also perfect to use before applying face oil for extra moisture. It soothes irritated skin and balances oily skin.
Third Place: Exfoliate Glycolic Acid Toner – Pestle & Mortar
Pestle & Mortar’s Exfoliate Glycolic Acid Toner is a gentle glycolic acid solution blended with natural extracts and niacinamide to remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter-looking skin. It gently removes dead skin cells and fades dark spots revealing firmer and more radiant skin.
First Place: Klayzyme Mask – The Better Skin Co.
The Better Skin Co.’s Better Skin Klayzyme Mask is a mineral-rich clay + enzyme mask for all skin types. Deep cleansing Kaolin & Bentonite Clays purify and clarify the skin’s appearance and help absorb excess oil and impurities. Pore refining Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes help remove dead skin cells and support healthy turnover for radiant skin. Aloe & Olive Oil helps hydrate and soothe for healthy-looking, soft moisturized skin.
Edible Beauty Australia’s & Sleeping Beauty Purifying Mousse (Sleep Mask) is a delicate pink clay sleep mask designed to purify, replenish and dispense vital moisture to your skin while you sleep. Pink Clay and Zeolite work to clarify the skin by removing excess oil and impurities. Australian Snow flower Seed smooths and softens the skin’s appearance, whilst Avocado Oil (5 Alpha Avocuta) nourishes and balances the skin for a visibly clear and radiant complexion the next morning.
Suitable for both oily, dry, and normal skin alike, this mask will take your night-time beauty routine to a new level. Wake up to complexion perfection with this rose-scented beauty treat!
Alaska’s poreRefining Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Glacial Facial Mask is said to be made with the most mineral-rich and pure glacial clay in the world. They have combined highly functional ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and adenosine with potent Alaska botanicals of blueberry, lingonberry, and lupine in a delivery system backed by K-beauty research to refine pores, hydrate, and brighten skin. Their glacial face mask exfoliates, detoxifies, and boosts radiance while more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements promote healthy skin cell regeneration.
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