What is the Clean Beauty Movement All About?
What is the Clean Beauty Movement?
Let’s start this off with a question, what is clean beauty? Is it products that include only a few ingredients, cruelty-free ones, or the sustainable ones proven to cause no harm to human health? You guessed it, it’s all the above!. Clean beauty has always been around but recently has emerged with force. With beauty shoppers becoming more conscious about the ingredients and environment, more brands are introducing clean products as a part of their brand, or revamping their product offering completely.
When you wash your face or put on a moisturizer, do you think about what is in the product you are using and how can it affect your health in the long run? Unfortunately, some products in the United States contain ingredients that are banned in different parts of the world. Just to get an idea - the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently bans only 11 cosmetic ingredients compared to the European Union, where over 1,300 ingredients are banned.
How is that even possible? The European Union takes much more precautions and updates its laws on harmful ingredients continuously. However, here in the United States, our laws have not been revised since the 1930s. Therefore, many products containing elements considered carcinogens and harmful toxins across the pond are shamelessly being sold here in the United States. Let’s list some ingredients out there that hopefully, next time you see them, will make you think twice. Butylated hydroxyanisole or the “BHA” that is very often used in face washes, exfoliants, and toners is considered potentially dangerous. Another one to look out for is parabens. The presence of parabens in cosmetic products can potentially disrupt our body’s normal hormonal function and are also found in any synthetically fragranced products. Refined petroleum in some of the most popular products believed to be soothing and hydrating is an ingredient also found in gasoline. And the list goes on.
The only way we can protect ourselves and our health is to be conscious of the ingredients in the products that we are using and always do our research. This has led to something that is called the clean beauty movement. There are many brands today that promote themselves as pure. However, being a clean beauty product is not only desirable but also health-conscious. And this is where the clean beauty movement comes in.
The movement considers ingredients, sustainability, and environmental consciousness. As mentioned above, many cosmetic ingredients are regularly found in beauty products in the United States that are banned in other parts of the world. Clean beauty companies are well aware of the ones potentially harmful to our bodies and overall health, and make sure to avoid them when developing new products. There is also sustainability and environmental consciousness that comes into play as a part of the clean beauty movement that has been on the rise, especially during recent years.
The movement does another thing well; it forces brands to be transparent about the ingredients and the development process. Brands are set to list their ingredients openly, keep it simple and maintain an organic and cruelty-free culture that is the best for our bodies and the environment.
After explaining what is clean beauty precisely and why there is such a buzz around it, another topic comes to question. Does clean beauty mean that the products have to be all-natural? Since it is clear that the clean beauty movement stands for transparency, pure ingredients, no testing on animals, and being conscious of the surroundings. But when does natural come in, and what exactly does it mean within the beauty industry?
To answer this question simply, clean beauty does not have to be all-natural. Now let us take a look at why. All-natural means that there has not been added any extra synthetic or artificial ingredients. This means, for example, no additional coloring, no chemicals have been used to alter the ingredients used (such as fertilizers or pesticides), and it was all performed under strict rules of cleanliness.
For products to be preserved and last long in the little bottle or tube you just bought, there has to be some process done to maintain the quality of the product and longevity. Luckily, we live in a world that has come far in the ways of technology and its use. Thus as long as the process is done without chemicals and the proper non-toxic way, the product remains long-lasting and happily part of the clean beauty family.
Now that we covered the natural part, you might have heard of organic beauty products as well. Like what was mentioned above about natural, organic is excellent as long as it is safe and there are not necessarily fully organic ingredients that are perfectly fine to use. Clean beauty does not have to be all-natural, all organic. “Clean beauty” is products that are made without any harmful toxins or additional artificial elements and created following strict laws and with safe ingredients.
The Feelist’s clean beauty products are proud to be considered one of the best clean beauty products of 2021. Since our company’s launch a little over a year ago, we have experienced tremendous success with our award-winning products. Following the clean beauty movement, we developed a collection of luxury wellness and skincare products designed to revolutionize and elevate your self-care and beauty routine. All of our super-powered products are infused with the highest quality clean and plant-based ingredients.
Over the past five years, we grew more and more curious about the world of clean, plant-powered ingredients, especially the hemp plant. Only to find we were often dismayed at the lack of transparency, truly clean ingredients, and thoughtfulness in product design. In our never-ending quest for functional beauty and wellness products that would work with our bodies (and also be gorgeous enough to sit front and center on our vanities), we realized that we had to take matters into our own hands and design the products we wanted ourselves.
Keeping up with what we stand for, we developed a range of products that will get you precisely what you need while standing in the line of cruelty-free clean beauty. With The Feelist’s clean beauty & skincare products, you will never have to worry again about what you are putting on your skin and how it can affect your health because the answer is simple - only in the best way possible.
Our award-winning hero product definitely deserves to be talked about first. Most Wanted Radiant Facial Oil is infused with 500mg Broad Spectrum CBD and packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that calm, soothe and revitalize the skin. Besides these plant-powered ingredients, Most Wanted Radiant Facial Oil contains jojoba seed oil, rich in antioxidants and skin healing properties to soothe, reduce redness, and repair. Another clean ingredient is marula oil, a deeply moisturizing oil rich in critical antioxidants and omega 6 and 9 perfect for nurturing the skin. Followed by rosehip oil that is great for repairing skin damage by restoring elasticity and collagen while giving the skin a rejuvenated look and feel. Last but not least, is evening primrose oil. This oil promotes a healthy, clear, rejuvenated complexion by addressing roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness, and irritation.
To stay within the family of facial products, let us move to the superstar called Total Package Youth Protecting Serum. As you might be able to guess from the name, this serum has it all. The botanically rich ingredients soften, soothe and balance the skin while also helping to safeguard against harmful blue light rays and free radicals. Some of the key ingredients include lutein. Lutein is derived from the Marigold plant, a powerful antioxidant that protects against harmful blue light rays like excessive computer and cell phone use (so next time you are working or scrolling, please remember this!). Next is purslane, an anti-aging powerhouse that helps improve blood flow, stimulate cell repair, and decrease the appearance of scars and wrinkles. Followed by blue tansy oil which helps calm irritated skin, reduces redness, clears congested pores, and kills pimple-causing bacteria. Next, Yarrow and burdock root extracts bless the skin with soothing properties, and are full of great antioxidants for problematic skin. Another excellent clean ingredient, gotu kola extract with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, are great hydration and collagen boosters. Lastly, Total Package is also packed with chlorella, which stimulates cell reproduction, and arnica and licorice extracts which are anti-inflammatory and help reduce redness and puffiness.
To get the most out of these two unique, clean beauty products, we would like to give you a little insider tip. Use4 - 5 drops of Total Package Youth Protecting Serum into clean skin, followed by another 3 - 4 drops of Most Wanted Radiant Facial Oil to get a beautiful youthful glow.
And there is more! The Feelist’s clean, feel-good wellness self-care continues with Do Not Disturb Extra Strength Body Cream formulated with a unique blend of essential oils and natural extracts. This deeply relaxing and restorative moisturizing body cream is infused with an extra strength dose of 500mg Broad Spectrum CBD to calm your senses and put your mind and body at ease. Our Do Not Disturb cream is packed with hemp-derived cannabinoids that are anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants. The sunflower seed oil and shea butter both assist in deep moisture retention and soften the skin. Jojoba seed oil is full of skin healing properties, and passionflower extract helps restore the skin’s moisture. To add a light refreshing scent, the cream contains lavender and cedarwood oils that reduce stress and promote a state of calm. This miracle in a tube can be used daily, massaged into clean skin as often as needed.
If you are looking for more of everyday use and perhaps even a hand cream, look no further, The Feelist has another natural product for you to try! The Necessity Everyday Body Cream, which is also interchangeable for a hand cream, contains 250mg of Broad Spectrum CBD. Bergamot, vetiver, and citrus oils to refresh the body and mango seed and shea butters to nourish and deeply condition the skin. Necessity will leave you feeling recharged and balanced throughout the day. For an unforgettable experience (that, if you want, you can have every day or night), The Feelist is engaging all of your senses with the following product - Staycation Detoxifying Sea Salt Bath Soak. This bath soak is infused with 125mg of Broad Spectrum CBD, a rich blend of Himalayan, Epsom, and sea salts to soothe the body, while lavender and vanilla oils are included to relax the mind. This is the perfect treat for yourself, whether you are looking to alleviate stiff and sore muscles, moisturize your skin, or simply indulge in an at-home spa experience.
I hope that now and next time you wonder what is clean beauty and how you can do the best for yourself and your well-being, you will think of The Feelist. Our award-winning, plant-powered, and clean products are the answer to all of your questions.