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Spring Clean Your Skincare: 24 Organic Products Under $90

Our Head of Growth (and goop alum) tested every major nontoxic skincare brand to bring you the best (and healthiest) swaps for your routine.

Now that your eyes are open to the unregulated beauty industry and importance of clean cosmetics, let’s tackle your skincare.

When products are put onto your skin, they’re absorbed into your bloodstream. It’s not uncommon to find ingredients like propylene glycol (antifreeze), mineral oil (a chemically-tainted byproduct of crude oil production), and triclosan (pesticide) in popular skincare brands. Due to the lack of regulation, these brands can also include ingredients that age your skin (sodium lauryl sulfates), cause cancer (oxybenzone, ethanolamines), and reduce your fertility (phthalates).

Since 2015, I’ve tried nearly every prominent non-toxic skincare brand on the market; below are my favorites in each category. The best part: they’re all from women-owned companies and under $90.



Ocean Cleanser

Finding a reliable facial cleanser is tough. I swear by this one.

OSEA, $44

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Ursa Major

Golden Hour Recovery Cream

Will get even the most sensitive skin (mine) through NYC winters.

Credo Beauty, $48

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Natural Deodorant Stick

Made with activated charcoal and essential oils, this deodorant really works.

The Detox Market, $17

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Herbivore Botanicals

Lapis Facial Oil

Absorbs quickly, clears up blemishes, and improves tone.

Credo Beauty, $72

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Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer, SPF 30

Functions as a face moisturizer, sunscreen, and makeup primer in one.

Credo Beauty, $45

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Indie Lee

Co Q10 Toner

Wipes away impurities and soothes skin. Use it morning and night!

Credo Beauty, $10

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Tata Harper

Resurfacing Mask

Deeply cleanses skin, repairing damage from environmental toxins

The Detox Market, $62

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Well Within Beauty

Depuff + Illuminate Eye Firming Complex

Eyes show age first. This cream visibly smoothes and firms.

Well Within Beauty, $90

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Vitamin Sea Serum

Restores youthful vitality thanks to Hyaluronic Acid, turmeric, and green tea.

OSEA, $68

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Karite Shea Butter

Creme Mains Hand Cream

Bonus: This hand cream supports the livelihood of rural African women and their communities.

The Detox Market, $36

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Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Unscented Body

The same great protection for my (practically transparent) skin, without the harsh toxins

Credo Beauty, $24

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Ilera Apothecary

Body Butter

Moisturizes, fights signs of aging, and never leaves you greasy.

BLK + GRN, $20

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Herbivore Botanicals

Bamboo Charcoal Soap

The best cleansing bar on the market (Also, I wish my whole life smelled like it)

Credo Beauty, $12

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Goodnight Darling

Deep Detox Bath Soak

This beautifully-packaged bath soak sits at the core of my self-care ritual.

BLK + GRN, $23

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G.Day Ginger + Ashwagandha Energy Body Wash

Let's just say Gwyneth knew what she was doing when she made this body wash.

The Detox Market, $32

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Herbivore Botanicals

Coco Rose Body Polish

Lasting exfoliation and moisturization in a single use

Credo Beauty, $36

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Biru Balm

This CBD-infused balm cures everything from inflamed skin to anxiety to sore joints.

BLK + GRN, $38

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African Botanics

Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish

Buffs and polishes dull skin, leaving you visibly more radiant after one use.

Credo Beauty, $75

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The Rose Oil

Nourishes cuticles and promotes nail growth with a game-changing roller ball applicator.

Credo Beauty, $26

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Henne Organics

Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator

Removes flaky cells so that your lip balm can actually work.

Credo Beauty, $24

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Earl Grey Lip Balm

Comes in 20+ flavors and won't melt in the pocket of your jeans

The Detox Market, $5

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Bath & Body Oil

Add to your bath water or apply directly to skin.

BLK + GRN, $25

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G. Tox Ultimate Dry Brush

The best way to energize and exfoliate. Don't knock it till you've tried it.

Credo Beauty, $20

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Skin Gym

Rose Quartz Facial Roller

An Instagram trend that's actually legit.

Credo Beauty, $28

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