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50 Best CLEAN Minimal Ingredient Skincare Products (2023)

published August 20, 2022

50 Best CLEAN Minimal Ingredient Skincare Products

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Hey beautiful, welcome to my clean beauty collection, filled with my favorite minimal ingredient skincare products! These products are specially curated for women looking for additive-free skincare products that are vetted by a beauty industry pro—especially women over 40 who face unique skincare challenges. On this list, you’ll find my favorite:

  • Facial Cleansers
  • Clean Beauty Toners
  • Hydrating Facial Oils
  • Restorative Night Creams
  • Retinol Facial Serums
  • Vitamin C Serums
  • Facial Moisturizers
  • Eye Creams
  • Lip Balms and Gloss
  • Body Oils
  • Mascara
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Nail Polish

Why I Curated This Minimal Ingredient Skincare Product List

Who would have thought that the beauty products we’ve been using for years could be doing us more harm than good? It’s shocking, but many of the products offered by conventional skincare brands contain harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients that may put our health at risk.

That’s why it’s increasingly important for women over 40 to make a switch in their beauty routine as soon as possible and opt for clean, plant-based natural skincare options instead. I’ve dedicated my little corner of the internet to connecting women to best the clean, affordable, minimalist beauty brands I can find.

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SKINCARE

Facial Cleansers

One Love Organics Botanical B Enzyme Cleansing Oil – $42

This cleansing oil by One Love Organics is one of my favorite products. It’s an award-winning formula that effortlessly removes impurities and makeup while fortifying the skin’s moisture barrier and pH balance. With papain to exfoliate and soften, and a natural, detoxifying Vitamin B complex, it’s perfect for all skin types. So if you’re looking for an effective cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils, look no further.

Fitglow Beauty- Calm Cleansing Milk $39

Fitglow Beauty’s Calm Cleansing Milk is a gentle makeup remover and cleanser that leaves skin feeling calmed and lightly moisturized without drying or irritating. Aloe and cucumber help to cool and soothe the skin, while rose oil works to reduce redness and inflammation.

Clean Beauty Toners

Bathing Culture Bathing Hour Hydrosol $20

Step out of the shower and into a new world with Bathing Culture’s Golden Hour Hydrosol toner. This unique blend of Moroccan neroli and rose flowers is the perfect way to start your morning or refresh your skin after a long day in the sun. The pure Moroccan neroli flower is blended with Turkish rose to create a truly rejuvenating experience. So whether you’re at the beach or need a pick-me-up, this clean beauty toner will surely leave your skin feeling refreshed and radiant.

Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator$35

Looking for a product that does it all? Look no further than Josh Rosebrook’s Hydrating Accelerator. This versatile spray is formulated with an impressive list of super nourishing ingredients, including aloe vera, carrot seed, ginkgo, papaya leaf, and turmeric. This product goes beyond the call of duty for a toner to hydrate your skin, reduce inflammation, and provide year-round relief from the elements.

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Kari Gran Essential Hydrating Tonic$42

Kari Gran’s Essential Hydrating Tonic fights dryness, dullness, and redness with an alcohol-free formula to soothe and strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier. With rare organic ingredients like Rose de Mai hydrosol and organic glycerin from flax, this tonic offers instant renewal, refreshment, and radiance with a single spritz. 

Clean Beauty Hydrating Facial Oils & Clean Beauty Brightening Facial Oils

Kahina Living Beauty – Prickly Pear Rollerball – $40

Kahina Living Beauty has long been one of our favorite brands for their argan oil-based skincare products, but this prickly pear oil serum is yet another reason they stay on our roster. Use it under the eyes, on the lips, or even along your laugh lines for extra smoothness and anti-aging nourishment.

Laurel Skin – Essential Lipids Delicate Barrier$76

I’m always looking for multipurpose products that simplify my routine, and Laurel Skin’s Essential Lipids Delicate Barrier is one of those must-have “Swiss Army Knife” products. It’s a cleanser, moisturizer, and clean, beauty hydrating facial oil all rolled into one. Packed with calendula, cranberry, evening primrose, jojoba, and pomegranate, this product is perfect for those with sensitive, reactive skin that needs a healing touch. 

Le Prunier – Plum Beauty Oil $20

Le Prunier’s Plum Beauty Oil is an ultra-nourishing testament to the fertile soil of Northern California. Grown, pressed, and bottled at the Taylor family farm, Le Prunier’s plum seed oil leaves the skin feeling soft, hydrated, and blemish-free. 

PAI Skincare – Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil$29

Rosehip is one of those miracle skincare ingredients I’m always looking for. Pai Skincare packed this rich serum with rosehip seed extract, rosehip fruit extract, vitamin E, and Rosemary leaf extract for an age-defying dose of moisture that doesn’t clog pores. Perfect for your evening routine.

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Mara – Universal Face Oil$72

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a skincare line that doesn’t feature a dizzying array of serums and oils that claim to treat every skin concern. But if you’re looking for just one product to add to your skincare lineup, look no further than Mara’s Universal Face Oil. This luscious oil is powered by a proprietary algae plankton blend and nutrient-rich plant oils, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for a noticeably nourished, hydrated, radiant glow. 

Beuti Skincare – Beauty Sleep Elixir$70

Inflammation is the enemy of good skin, and Beuti Skincare’s Beauty Sleep Elixir is the formidable enemy of skin inflammation. Whether you suffer from unexplained redness, eczema, or rosacea, this blend of 14 plant-derived oils works overnight to zap the enzymes that cause aging. Use morning and night for best results.

Maya Chia – The Super Couple $86

When it comes to clean beauty, you can usually pronounce all the ingredients – though that may not be the case with Maya’s Super Couple Face Oil Serum, which features astaxanthin, a carotenoid found in many sea creatures. It’s the same compound that gives salmon its pink hue, and it happens to be one of the most potent antioxidants known to man. Maya Chia has blended astaxanthin with chia, antioxidants, and minerals to create one of the market’s most effective and luxurious serums.  

Clean Beauty Night Creams 

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BLUH ALCHEMY – Nocturnal Repair $85

There’s nothing quite like waking up and looking in the mirror after a full eight hours with Bluh Alchemy’s Nocturnal Repair treatment. This rich formula is packed with Banksia Cellular Extract and Chebula to permeate the skin with amino acids and stop collagen degradation. In addition, this anti-aging hero product features a long list of powerful but recognizable ingredients for the youthful glow you’ve been dreaming of. 

Clean Beauty Retinol Facial Serums 

Bluh Alchemy – Botanic Retinol$140

One thing that’s hard to find in the clean beauty industry is an excellent alternative to retinol. But Bluh Alchemy strikes again with their Botanic Retinol. The miracle ingredient in this concentrate is derived from Bkuchiol, a plant-derived alternative to retinol that promotes smooth, firm, evenly-toned skin. Incorporate this into your evening routine for noticeable results in as little as a week.

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Maya Chia – The Straight A Serum$125

Maya Chia does it yet again with their Straight A Serum. Their Advance Response Face and Neck Cream has been a regular in my repertoire for years. This Straight A Serum packs everything I love about Maya Chia into a super potent, clean serum that combats fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, sagginess, and textural irregularities. Vitamins C, E, and A brighten and fight hyperpigmentation while chia seed and Buriti oil nourish and moisturize. You’ll notice brighter, happier skin in as little as a week – guaranteed.

Clean Beauty Vitamin C Serums & Creams

Maya Chia – The Super Lift$110

For ultra-bright skin, you can’t beat good old-fashioned Vitamin C. Maya Chia’s Super Lift Vitamin C-More Serum uses three types of shelf-stable bioavailable Vitamin C, along with an all-star cast of peptides, stem cells, niacinamide, and more to help you combat signs of aging and achieve radiant, even-textured skin. Use on the face and neck morning and night. Of course, vitamin C should always be paired with a generous amount of sunscreen to prevent sun damage. 

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OIO Lab – The Future is Bright Vitamin C OilSALE $25

Oio Lab’s the Future is Bright Vitamin C oil uses a potent, shelf-stable Vitamin C compound blended with borage, milk thistle, rose, and an array of other nourishing oils. The result? A sumptuous Vitamin C oil you can use in the evening for radiant, age-defying skin. 

Clean Facial Moisturizers 

One Love Organics Skin Dew Water Cream$58

One Love’s potent, luxurious cream gently hydrates and promotes balanced, radiant, age-defying skin with mineral-rich coconut water and Cupuacu Butter. A clinically proven formula including jojoba, acacia, and sunflower locks in hydration and protects skin from the elements.

Mukti Organics Hydrating Moisturizer $64

For a natural way to plump and hydrate your skin, look no further than this moisturizer from Mukti Organics. Infused with a nourishing blend of Kakadu Plum, Banksia, and Flame Tree, this ultra-hydrating cream leaves skin feeling youthful and looking radiant. 

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Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius Melt Moisturizer$60

Alpyn Beauty’s Plantgenius Melt Moisturizer contains a blend of ceramides and squalene to lock in your skin’s moisture. Vitamin C leaves your skin looking radiant while retinal gently diminishes signs of aging. 

Graydon Skin Stuff $49

Graydon Skin Suff is a lightweight face and eye cream that will make your reactive skin more resilient by strengthening your skin’s moisture barrier to lock in hydration. The light texture works well underneath makeup. Formulated without essential oils or fragrance, making it perfect for everyday use on even the most sensitive skin.

Clean Beauty Eye Creams

100% Pure – Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream$29

It doesn’t matter how much water I drink – fighting those under-eye bags is a constant battle. Fortunately, I discovered 100% Pure’s Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. This miracle eye cream uses caffeine from coffee, cherry, and green tea to de-puff and improve circulation and a potent combination of vitamins and antioxidants for an age-defying punch.

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100% Pure – Bright Eyes Mask$30

For the bright-eyed look of their Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream on the go, look no further than 100% Pure’s caffeinated hydrogel eye mask. Infused with cucumber hydrosol and hyaluronic acid, these eye masks are great for all skin types and are perfect for a refreshing, brightening treatment after a long plane ride or a long night out on the town.

Clean Sunscreens 

MARA – Sea Kale Sunscreen Serum$52

When it comes to sunscreen, it can be hard to break away from traditional mineral sunscreens – even if they sometimes leave a white cast and smell like sunscreen. But MARA is redefining sun protection as we know it with their Sea Kale Sunscreen Serum. This holy grail product is exactly as it sounds – a lightweight sunscreen derived from algae and zinc that protects against UV rays, suspended in a super nourishing oil. 

Suntegrity – Natural Mineral Sunscreen $24

Suntegrity is one of the best sun protection brands out there, and you can always be sure you’re doing your part to help the environment when you support their brand. This natural SPF 30 mineral sunscreen is free of nasty chemicals that harm your skin and the environment. Even better, it smells fantastic and is packed with antioxidants.  

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Le Prunier – Plumscreen$28

The Taylor sisters of Le Prunier have done it again with their Plumscreen mineral sunscreen. This beautiful formula harnesses the power of plum seed oil and plum extract to treat your skin while protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s coral safe, silky sheer and ultra-nourishing. 

Clean Beauty Body Oils

Maya Chia – The Revitalizer Body Oil$49

 Maya Chia’s Revitalizer Body Oil is an ultra-hydrating, superfood-powered treat for your skin. Chia, marula, baobab, cranberry, pomegranate, and pumpkin seed oil work to fortify your skin against signs of aging while plumping and revitalizing skin. Smooth it on after a bath and lavish in the sweet scent of orange blossoms and neroli 

 OSEA – Undaria Algae Body Oil$48

Packed with antioxidants, OSEA’s Undaria Algae Body Oil is a blend of nourishing seed oils, including acai, babassu, and passion fruit. It works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and stretch marks. It’s non-greasy but ultra-rich and hydrating. Pat your skin dry after a bath or shower, smooth it on your skin, and revel in its refreshing citrus scent. 

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Free + True Body Prophet – $48

Free + True’s Body Prophet cream serum is a super soothing aloe-based body serum perfect for treating your skin after a long day in the sun. It smells beautiful and offers deep, fortifying nourishment that old-fashioned body lotion doesn’t. For best results, use it on damp skin right after a warm shower.

MAKEUP & CLEAN FACE COSMETICS

Clean Beauty Lip Balms & Gloss

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss $22

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss is the ultimate nourishing lip gloss. The non-sticky formula comes in eight juicy colors and contains hyaluronic acid for supercharged hydration and peptides for a noticeable plumping effect. In addition, avocado oil, shea butter, and konjac root soothe, moisturize, and protect. 

Henne Luxury Lip Tint $21

One of the things I love most about Henne’s Luxury Lip Tint is that it’s super buildable. One swipe of this super nourishing formula gives you a hint of sheer color. I love to keep this on hand for day-to-night lip color.

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Fitglow Beauty Lip Colour Serum $42

Fitglow Beauty’s luscious Lip Colour Serum has earned a permanent place in my clean beauty makeup bag. The nourishing formula contains beet extract, vegan collagen, and antioxidants to keep your lips feeling moisturized and looking plump. And there’s a gorgeous color for every person and every occasion.

St Tropez at 11am- Madame Gabriella $35

I’ve spent more money than I’d care to admit looking for a holy grail lip balm. So when I first tried Madam Gabriella’s super chic, super-nourishing lip treatment balm, I was beyond ecstatic. Manuka honey heals and soothes while a proprietary blend of moisturizers goes above and beyond for long-lasting hydration and moisture. 

Henne Luxury Lip Balm V2$19

Henne makes the list again for their signature cult-favorite lip balm. Coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, and avocado oil are blended together in a luxurious formula that leaves your lips feeling super soft and nourished. 

Clean Beauty Mascara

Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara$28

Ilia’s Limitless Lash Mascara is a natural, non-flakey, surprisingly buildable mascara that feels lightweight while adding volume. In addition, the brush does a beautiful job of separating the eyelashes for even application.

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KOSAS The Big Clean Mascara$35

KOSAS’ hair serum is the magic ingredient in this unbeatable mascara. Unlike traditional mascara that damages your lashes’ delicate hair follicles, this formula naturally nourishes and stimulates lash growth for longer, fuller lashes. 

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara$20

Lily Lolo’s Natural Mascara is a quick-drying, long-lasting vegan formula that adds volume and length without harsh chemicals or additives. It goes on smoothly with a plump, full brush that prevents clumpiness. 

Eyes That TOK – Lash Enhancing Mascara  – $26

This mascara by Eyes that TOK has an impressive roster of natural ingredients that conditions and strengthens your lashes, including bayberry fruit, horsetail Plant, jojoba, pea, and protein. This water-resistant formula keeps your lashes looking long and voluminous all day long.

Clean Beauty Foundation

Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation$42

Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation nourishes like a serum but gives the coverage of foundation. It’s hydrating, soothing, plumping, and buildable – what more could you ask for?

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Sappho Essential Foundation $54

Sappho Essential Foundation is formulated with carrot seed oil, aloe vera, and chamomile to protect, moisturize, and soothe your skin while offering weightless light-to-medium coverage. Keep this foundation in your rotation for a no-fuss, day-to-night look. 

Sappho CC Cream $38

CC Cream is one of my all-time favorite makeup products for clean, minimalist beauty. Sappho’s CC Cream is formulated with soothing aloe vera and balancing bergamot. Use a pea-sized amount on its own for a breezy beauty routine or under your makeup.

Lily Lolo BB Cream$22

Lily Lolo’s BB Cream is vegan, cruelty-free, and totally transformative. This anti-aging BB Cream offers light coverage, sun protection, and hydration on its own or under your makeup.

Clean Beauty Concealer 

Fitglow Conceal +$42

Fitglow Conceal + clean beauty concealer provides coverage for blemishes, fine lines, and dark circles. It also uses a blend of phyto elastin, Green Tea, Vitamin K, and Licorice Root to diminish the appearance of irregularities and make skin more resilient.

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KOSAS Revealer Concealer$28

Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer offers medium coverage while firming, plumping, and brightening skin. This clean formula uses hyaluronic acid, peptides, and caffeine to beautify and heal acne-prone, dry, or mature skin. 

Clean Bronzer & Blush 

Olio E Osso Tinted Balm $28

Olio E Osso Tinted Balm is the perfect product for a no-fuss, get-out-the-door beauty routine. It’s super buildable, making it ideal for a quick pop of cheek color or a swipe of lip color. 

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PAI Skincare – The Impossible Glow $39

Since tanning is out of the question, the next best thing for a sunkissed look is a dose of PAI’s Impossible Glow bronzing drops. This super buildable formula uses hyaluronic acid, sea kelp, and vitamin C to hydrate, nourish, and boost radiance. 

Han Multi-Use $18

This multipurpose clean makeup stick by Han glides on beautifully for a swipe of pigment on the lips, cheeks, or eyelids. Multi Use is perfect for a quick minimalist look on the run. 

RMS Buriti Bronzer $28

Once you try RMS’s creamy, nourishing Buriti Bronzer, you’ll never return to traditional powder bronzer. Buriti oil, derived from the nuts of the moriche palm tree, contains vitamin A and beta-carotene to help elevate your natural glow while giving a subtle sun kissed look.

Clean Nail Polish 

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PRITI NYC Luxury Polish$16

Of all the products in the world of cosmetics, clean nail polish has to be one of the most difficult to find. PRITI NYC comes to the rescue with a range of vegan, cruelty-free nail polish formulas free of many nasty chemicals that traditional nail polish usually contains. In addition, this polish comes in fifty stunning colors that withstand chipping and UV rays for long-lasting wear. 

The Bottom Line

With Beautiful You Naturally, there’s no need to waste time and money on products that don’t work. Looking for more info about Clean Beauty? Check out our comprehensive Clean Beauty 101 guide here.