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Conscious Beauty: A More Mindful Approach to Your Routine

From sustainability and ethical ingredient sourcing to cruelty-free practices and philanthropic missions, the conscious beauty movement goes beyond just effective solutions for hair and skin care. It’s a more mindful approach to beauty consumption, one that inspires us to thoughtfully consider not only what we’re putting on our bodies, but how we’re affecting our environment and the global community. It’s finding products that work—but not at the cost of our health and planet. It’s with that in mind that we share some of our favorite products that leave you looking good and feeling even better.

Conscious picks to incorporate into your routine

  1. Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream
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    Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream

    This moisturizing cream is rich and soothing, helping to calm inflammation and improve elasticity with its antioxidant-rich ingredients. The brand prides itself on its forest-infused formulas that harness ingredients from nature. This cream in particular utilizes the benefits of sea buckthorn, black currant, sandalwood and more to achieve moisturized and soothed skin. 

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  2. REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic (8.5 fl. oz. - $50 Value)
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    REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic (8.5 fl. oz. - $50 Value)

    REN’s AHA Tonic works to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines with a gentle blend of lactic and azelaic acids to brighten and balance skin tone. This brand’s packaging is made out of 100% post-consumer recycle plastic packaging, making it good for your skin and the environment. 

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  3. Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR AntiWrinkle Retinol Overnight Serum (1 fl. oz.)
    $72.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR AntiWrinkle Retinol Overnight Serum (1 fl. oz.)

    This overnight serum delivers a potent 2.5% bio-retinol and retinol formula to help defend against signs of aging as you sleep. The formula also has encapsulated nocturnal evening primrose to protect the retinol formula overnight, delivering hydration and antioxidant benefits. This serum is vegan and Juice Beauty sources certified organic ingredients for all its products. 

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  4. TULA Skincare The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser (6.7 fl. oz.)
    $28.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    TULA Skincare The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser (6.7 fl. oz.)

    TULA’s Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser is a gel formula probiotic cleanser that works deep into pores to help remove impurities while conditioning the skin with prebiotics. This formula is made free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, formaldehyde and gluten. TULA doesn’t test on animals and is certified cruelty-free. 

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  5. Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner (4.2 fl. oz.)
    $36.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner (4.2 fl. oz.)

    This toner is formulated with a blend of aloe, chamomile and cucumber extracts to soothe and hydrate the skin, along with hyaluronic acid to plump. Its lightweight formula is alcohol-free, phthalate-free and paraben-free. Indie Lee formulates all its products without 1,300+ banned ingredients aligned with EU compliances and is COSMOS certified in its sustainability efforts. 

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  6. AGENT NATEUR Holi(oil) Refining Youth Serum (1 fl. oz.)
    $128.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    AGENT NATEUR Holi(oil) Refining Youth Serum (1 fl. oz.)

    Agent Nateur’s Holi(oil) Refining Youth Serum works to improve the appearance of acne, wrinkles, dark spots, scars and enlarged pores to reveal glowing skin. Organic ingredients like Bulgarian rose damascena help improve acne, reduces redness and inflammation, while its antioxidant ingredients brighten and protect against free radical damage. All Agent Nateur products are organic, non-GMO, cruelty-free and Ecocert certified to support the brand’s sustainability efforts.

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  7. Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream 1.6 oz.
    $52.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream 1.6 oz.

    This night cream from Caudalie is formulated with gentle exfoliating and brightening ingredients like papaya extract, glycolic acid, and vine sap viniferine to help reduce the appearance of dark spots and acne scars. Caudalie dedicates 1% of sales to funding reforestation projects globally and supports plastic waste cleaning projects to preserve oceans. The brand also formulates its products without phthalates, parabens, mineral oil and animal ingredients. 

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  8. Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil (1.7 oz.)
    $72.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil (1.7 oz.)

    The Lapis Facial Oil is designed for combination, oily and acne-prone skin to deliver moisture without clogging pores. It offers a blend of 100% natural and pure plant oils like squalane and jasmine sambac oil to gently hydrate, allowing the skin to balance its natural oils without overproduction. Herbivore utilizes plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, GMO free soy wax and mainly certified organic ingredients. Its packaging is also recyclable and reusable. 

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  9. Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel (1.7 fl. oz.)
    $62.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel (1.7 fl. oz.)

    Naturopathica’s Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel is great for oily and acne-prone skin types. The soothing face mask is formulated with sweet cherry puree and lactic acid to help exfoliate and improve the appearance of wrinkles. It’s also formulated with fruit AHAs to further exfoliate and improve the skin’s texture. The brand was founded on the belief that herbalism and naturopathic medicine combined with cutting-edge science can deliver results. Naturopathica is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, and its products avoid animal-derivatives like collagen and lanolin. 

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  10. 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream (1 fl. oz.)
    $29.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream (1 fl. oz.)

    This eye cream helps to minimize puffiness and dark circles with its caffeine-infused formula with green tea and coffee. Its blend of vitamins C and E deliver antioxidant protection to combat free radical damage around the eye area. As a brand, 100% Pure adheres to purity standards and all its products are cruelty-free and free of animal ingredients. 

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  11. The Nue Co. Forest Lungs (50 ml.)
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    The Nue Co. Forest Lungs (50 ml.)

    The Nue Co.’s Forest Lungs is an anti-stress supplement in the form of a fragrance, designed to help promote decreased stress and anxiety. The formula utilizes olfactory chemistry and patented ingredient technology to simulate phytoncides, which are produced naturally by trees. The ingredient supports benefits like stress and anxiety reduction, as well as boosting the parasympathetic nervous system that supports rest. The brand is vegan and gluten-free when possible, and also formulates its products and supplements without additives, flavorings and sweeteners. It supports sustainability efforts with 95% of its materials being infinitely recyclable. 

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  12. One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil (4 fl. oz.)
    $58.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil (4 fl. oz.)

    This body oil moisturizes skin with organic shea oil for all-over radiance and soothed skin. It’s formulated with antioxidants like vitamin C ester to protect the skin from free radical damage. One Love Organics utilizes natural, organically farmed ingredients and is certified cruelty-free and Green America Gold certified. 

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  13. HoliFrog Shasta AHA Acid Wash (5 fl. oz.)
    $38.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    HoliFrog Shasta AHA Acid Wash (5 fl. oz.)

    The Shasta AHA Acid Wash is a gentle, yet exfoliating face wash to help reveal a brighter and smoother complexion. It uses a blend of glycolic and mandelic acids to gently exfoliate and promote cell turnover, and it also contains rosehip and tamanu oils to soothe and hydrate. HoliFrog avoids potentially irritating ingredients, deeming itself careful more than clean. The brand also donates a portion of proceeds to the Land Trust Alliance, which works to conserve land and protect the communities within them. 

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  14. Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 1.7 fl. oz.
    $36.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 1.7 fl. oz.

    Unseen Sunscreen is an oil-free, colorless SPF that leaves a velvet soft finish, perfect as a base for makeup or on its own. It uses red algae to help protect against blue light emissions, as well as hydrating ingredients like frankincense and a meadow foam seed blend. Supergoop! is a reef-friendly SPF brand that is also cruelty-free and made without 1,600+ banned ingredients. The brand also donates SPF pumps to schools across America through its Ounce by Ounce program to help protect children from sun damage at an early age.

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