These days, we’re more aware than ever of the ingredients we’re putting on our skin. The clean-beauty movement had a lot to do with that, in my case. Awareness is half the battle, and beauty brands pointing out what isn’t in their products has been a big wake-up call to me to start checking labels. While my beauty routine admittedly isn’t entirely clean, I’m on a frequent quest to add more nontoxic beauty products to my rotation, but I need help.
As you know, there are more clean-beauty products to choose from than ever these days. While that’s great, more options means a greater margin of error, so I reached out to Manon von Csiky-Sessoms for a little guidance. She’s the founder of The Clean Beauty Code, where she gives reviews on new products and finds clean dupes for popular items. (She also has a YouTube channel where she really goes into detail.)
Amazon happens to be a treasure trove of clean-beauty products from both mainstream brands and excellent under-the-radar ones. Manon gave me all the intel on her 16 favorite clean-beauty products to buy from the mega-retailer, and you’re going to want them all after you hear what she has to say. Keep scrolling to start filling your cart with her expert recommendations.
Shop Manon Von Csiky-Sessoms’ Amazon Picks
Caudalie VineActiv Organic Overnight Detox Oil ($50)
“This detox oil is life-changing, and I literally cannot live without it. It is amazing for healing breakouts and irritated skin. It is great for not just acne but also irritation from too much sunscreen or a bad reaction to a product! It is a must-have.”
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow ($58)
“Exfoliating is so important, and this is a great product for that. This product is worn overnight and helps with hyperpigmentation and fine lines. This serum is a must for anyone in their late 20s and beyond.”
Face Halo Reusable Makeup Remover Pads ($22)
“I do not know what magic is in these, but they are incredible! These take off all your makeup in seconds and only use water. They even take off glitter, which is the mark of an amazing makeup remover.”
Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask ($49)
“This face mask is amazing! It helps not only with breakouts and blackheads but also fine lines, which is incredible. It also is the easiest clay mask to remove, which I love because I hate scrubbing my skin to take off a clay mask.”
Ilia Natural True Skin Serum Foundation ($54)
“I love a foundation that makes skin look like skin and can give you coverage if you want it but also can be very light in coverage. This Ilia foundation is just that! It can give you medium coverage but also can be lightweight. Your skin will look flawless, and you will get compliments when you’re wearing it.”
Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm ($9)
“Anyone that knows me knows I am lip balm obsessed. This tinted lip