Where to Buy Clean Makeup & Skin Care Online

There are some amazing e-retailers to purchase green makeup and skin care from. Most of these companies vet their products for safety, offer samples so that you can test them at home, and have good return policies.

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These stores carry everything from small unique indie brands to the best high-end lines. You can browse these shops knowing that the brands carried are trustworthy.

While you can also purchase from natural beauty brands on Amazon now if you know what you are looking for, I generally like to support these shops if I am purchasing a couple of things at a time. These e-retailers are helping to change the beauty industry by supporting clean brands and showcasing that the demand is out there from concerned consumers.

These online stores are also great if you are new to the green makeup and skin care world and need a place to start. It is easy to browse and sample from these websites in order to figure out what your favorite brands and products are.

I have listed and linked to some exclusively clean online shops below.


toner-906142_1280 2Credo Beauty 

This retailer is like the Sephora of the natural beauty world. They carry a curated but large selection of higher end skin care and makeup brands.

Safety

Credo Beauty believes in transparency and they promise to never carry products with known harmful ingredients. They also only stock brands that never test on animals. Read more about their commitment here.

Store Locations 

Credo owns few brick & mortar stores in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Chicago, Los Angeles, & one in San Fransisco. If you live near one, it’s well worth the trip. All of the products are displayed for testing just like a Sephora, and the makeup artists that work there are extremely helpful. You can also take home samples of products that you like but aren’t quite ready to purchase yet.

Samples

3 samples of your choice at checkout with all orders

Free Shipping

Over $50

Return Policy

For online orders, up to 30 days from the date of receipt to return any item for a refund unless it has been substantially used. They  cannot accept returns on promotional items. Shipping charges for returned items will be the responsibility of the customer.

Tip

Credo carries the makeup brand HAN, which is significantly less expensive than the rest of the lines there. This brand makes great affordable products. I particularly like their highly pigmented nude lip gloss in “Nude Rose,” and their pressed bronzer in “Malibu” which is my favorite bronzing powder right now. Credo also has a great selection of natural perfumes.


pexels-photo-286951The Detox Market 

One of the largest online shops with an extensive list of natural brands. They carry a wide array of products, ranging from high-end to some less expensive lines.

Safety

This retailer has a team of experts to test and compare the products they carry and they keep an up to date list of banned ingredients. Read more about their standards here.

Store Locations

California and Ontario

Samples 

They include 1 sample on orders under $50, 2 samples on orders between $50 and $100, 3 samples on orders above $100. They also can include 4 samples of your choice for 7.99, which is great for trying different shades of makeup.

Free Shipping

Over $80

Return Policy

They accept returns for online orders within 30 days from the shipping date. Unused and unopened items can be returned for a full refund and used or opened products can be returned for store credit.

Rewards Program

Read more here

Tip

They have a “Top 5s” section in the navigation which lists top products in different makeup and skin care categories. This is a great place to start if you know what you need but aren’t sure which brand to go with. Also, sign up for their newsletter and receive 10% off.


cosmetic-2357981_1920Petit Vour

Their product offering consists of women’s beauty, accessories, wellness, and gifts, carefully curated to meet their standards. They are also one of the larger shops, with an long list of clean brands. What makes this retailer different from the rest is that they also offer a monthly clean beauty subscription box for $15 a month for customers to sample the newest clean beauty products. You can then purchase what you sampled from their website.

Safety

Petit Vour wants to push brands to provide greater transparency, fair labor practices, and cleaner ingredients. Products are passed through a four-step sifting process focused on performance, ingredients, ethics and aesthetic. Read more here.

Samples

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Free Shipping

Over $50

Return Policy

Customers are able to return items for store credit, minus the cost of return shipping 14 days after your order’s delivery date.

Rewards Program

Read more here

Tip

Customers earn points for every product they rate from their monthly subscription boxes as well as for every additional purchase made from the online store. Not only are there a lot of ways to earn points for store credit, but I find that because of the encouragement, clean products are the more heavily reviewed on Petit Vour than anywhere else. It is a great place to read reviews on products you are looking to purchase.


makeup-beauty-lipstick-make-up 2Integrity Botanicals

Integrity Botanicals is dedicated to delivering a luxurious green beauty and personal care products that are curated, vetted, and personally tested by a team of passionate health and beauty advocates.

Safety

They believe that effective beauty products should also be healthy, safe, natural and organic wherever possible. Every product they carry has to meet three key requirements for quality: safety, effectiveness, and the wow factor. They evaluate each product and cross-reference each ingredient with the EWG Skin Deep Database to determine its safety rating. Read more here.

Samples

3 samples of your choice at checkout with all orders

Free Shipping

Over $50

Return Policy

They accept unopened product in re-salable condition within 30 days for a full refund. If you are not satisfied with any product you received that has been opened or used (less than 50% of product used), they accept opened products within 30 days for a gift certificate to the store.

Rewards Program

They over offer 5% back in rewards. Read more here.

Tip

Sign up for their newsletter and receive 10% off. This site sells some 100% Pure products, a brand that is not widely available other than the brand website. Another tip is that Terri, the co-founder, is still heavily involved in customer service. Anytime you email them with a question, problem, or if you need an extra sample, she responds directly you. She makes sure that you feel very taken care of, and she has provided me with amazing customer service time and time again. Thank you Terri!


There are a couple more sites that I have not personally purchased from, most notably Safe & Chic and Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, but once I do I will post about them as well.


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