18 Best Clean Skincare Brands

Unlock the secrets to a healthier, more radiant you with our curated list of the 18 best clean skincare brands. Elevate your skincare game now!

Ready to upgrade to a clean skincare brand, but not sure where to start? Trying to figure out which skincare brands are truly “clean” can be time consuming, that’s why I’ve compiled a list of vetted skincare brands.

*Affiliate Disclosure: I do have affiliate links in this blog post. If you purchase something from my link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.  This comes at no cost to you, but is paid by the company.  I do not take becoming an affiliate with any company lightly.  If I am, it’s because I believe in the company and their product. 

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What is a clean skincare brand?

“Clean” is subjective, however, it indicates that at a minimum, the lproduct is free of toxins. To find out how “clean” a skincare brand is, may require further research.

Every brand has their own definition of clean, however, a skincare brand that classifies themselves as clean will usually have some level of transparency with the ingredients they use and their products should be free from toxins. 

Ingredients that I wouldn’t want to see in a clean skincare brand include:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • Triclosan
  • PEGs
  • Drying Alcohols
  • Butylated Hydroxyanisol (BHA)
  • Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • Ethanalomines
  • Mineral Oil
  • Hydroquinone
  • Oxybenzone
  • Polysorbate80
Natural Face cleansers
So many amazing clean skincare brands!

Are there organic skincare brands?

Organic skincare brands exist, however, just because a product contains organic ingredients, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe or effective. Being verified by a third-party organization can bring peace of mind as to the quality of ingredients used; effective combinations of those ingredients is another discussion!

According to the USDA, to receive the “organic” label designation, a product must contain a minimum of 95 percent organic ingredients. 

To receive the “Made with Organic _____”  label designation, a product must contain at least 70 percent organically produced ingredients (excluding salt and water), with a number of detailed constraints regarding ingredients that comprise the nonorganic portion.

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Did I miss your favorite clean skincare brand? Share it below!

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Cheers, Suzi


Suzi is a wife, and mama who is passionate about sharing her natural lifestyle with those around her. She created Gurl Gone Green to show how our everyday decisions, from what we use on our face, home and the food we eat affect us more than we know. She loves holding space where people can weed through the marketing clutter to find truth, and ultimately make the best decision for their families.


  1. Cathy Gunn

    Thank you for the Clean Beauty Brands. I was surprised that Osmia Skincare was not on the list. Great clean products from a company that cares.

    • Suzi

      Hi Cathy,

      I have used Osmia in the past but haven’t used them for a long time.

      • Farra

        Hi Suzi! I do not intend to be intrusive at all, but I was curious why you haven’t used the brand in a long time. I have been looking into their products and I also really value your blog and I want to make the most informed decisions for my skin. Thanks for the consideration of sharing your thoughts! 🙂

        • Suzi

          Hi Farra,

          What brand are you referring too? I didn’t see you mention a name in the comment. 🙂

  2. Kimberly

    Thank you for this detailed list. I am saving this to go back to when looking for new brands to try.

    • Suzi

      Hi Kimberly,

      You’re so welcome!

  3. Erika Luther

    Hi Suzi,

    What do you think of Acure and Andalou ? I appreciate the different price points with your review. I’d enjoy seeing more budget friendly skincare and cosmetic reviews.


    • Suzi

      Hi Erika,

      We are working on a budget friendly guide. I think Acure and Andalou are decent brands for their price points. Not all products are stellar I’ve found when testing them out, but they are cleaner than a lot of products on the market now. I’ve noticed some of Andalou products have “natural fragrance” in them. I would ask them specifically what is in the natural fragrance. If it’s synthetic or essential oils.

  4. Erika Luther

    The guide would be very helpful. That’s a good point. I’ll have to look into that. Thank you for your help.


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