9 Clean Beauty Products You Can’t Live Without
The Bay Area is home to some of the best clean beauty brands on the market, and there is no time like the present to toss out all those toxic products cluttering your medicine cabinet and treat yourself to something healthier. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite locally based brands — radiant summer skin awaits.
1. Sea Me
The effects of Ayla Sea Soak have been compared to a deep tissue massage so it’s no wonder that this kelp and sea salt bath (both ingredients harvested in California) is touted not only for its ability to relax and renew, but for its powerful detoxification properties as well. Available in store at 1825 Bush Street, San Francisco, $59.
2. Olive You
If you haven’t tried Petaluma-based McEvoy Ranch’s clean beauty brand, ODE Body and Skincare, you are in for a treat. Harnessing the nourishing benefits of early harvest extra-virgin olive oil, the Citrus Oro Feather-Light Hydration Body Oil absorbs easily and leaves skin hydrated, radiant and protected. Available for curbside pickup at the San Francisco Ferry Building and McEvoy Ranch at 5935 Red Hill Road, Petaluma, $42.
If you are looking for a nontoxic, gender-neutral way to protect your skin, look no further than S.F.-based Louis Pierre M. Veronique’s Color Free Daily Sunscreen SPF 20. Your skin will love the product’s sun-protective oils and antioxidant micronutrients, which work together to defy signs of premature aging. Available at the brand’s Berkeley Lab and Store at 1820 Solano Avenue, Suite B-2, Berkeley, $48
4. Flower Child
Monastery’s floral repair concentrate Attar is a cult favorite among beauty fanatics for a reason — the proprietary mix of hazelnut, rose hip seed, rose extracts and Indian tuberose, combined with vitamins A, B, C and E, repairs damage, stimulates cell turnover and erases fine lines. And the scent? Absolutely delightful. Available at Monastery’s Spa at 4175 24th Street, San Francisco, $158.
5. Gold Standard
If you are trying to simplify your beauty routine, the Active Treatment Essence by Vintner’s Daughter is about to be your favorite go-to. This all-in-one treatment exfoliates, brightens, firms and provides optimal skin nutrition and multilevel hydration. Nutrient-rich botanicals paired with a unique fermentation process make this a product like no other. Your skin will thank you. Available at Nordstrom, $225.
6. Bath Time
Moroccan-inspired and infused with green tea, peppermint and cardamom, Pharmacopia’s Argan Oil Shower Gel is our new reason for showering. An invigorating blend of organic shea butter, jojoba, aloe and olive leaf extracts, this body wash is so moisturizing that you can even skip the post-shower lotion application. $19.95.
7. In a Flash
Juice Beauty has just introduced Prebiotix Instant Flash Facial, which is one part cleanser, one part exfoliating mask and one part mini facial. There is a lot to love about this product, but the Prebiotix bio-fermented complex is worth a shoutout for its ability to strengthen the skin barrier and protect against evnvironmental pollutants. The Juice glow is real. Available at Ulta, Credo, $52.
8. So Polished
San Rafael–based EO Essential Oils has just launched its French Lavender Body Polish, which is a nourishing sulfate-free blend of blueberry seed powder, mango seed butter and an organic herbal blend of aloevera, calendula, chamomile and white tea extracts. The enzyme-based exfoliation leaves skin soft and radiant. Available at Whole Foods and Target, $12.99.
9. One a Day
One of Marin’s best kept secrets is clean beauty brand Pomega5 and its Daily Revitalizing Concentrate. This daily repair treatment system is formulated with pure omega 5 oils and pomegranate fruit essence, which repairs, heals and leaves skin rejuvenated, nourished and looking brighter with every use. $72.