Sskincare and makeup products that are good for your skin, good for the planet, that deliver stunning results, and have all-day autonomy are basically mythological creatures, right?
In fact, it’s wrong, if you ask beauty lover Ambrosia Malbrough, who says one of the biggest misconceptions about an eco-friendly beauty routine is that you can’t get a full pace as you can with traditional products. “Wrong! It took me a while to find my staples, but girlfriend, it’s possible, and there are so many wonderful options now,” Malbrough says.
Example: the COVERGIRL® Clean Fresh collection. Cruelty-free vegan makeup and skincare products are designed to give you a fresh, healthy glow without sulfates, formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens, or talc, plus nourishing natural ingredients like coconut milk and aloe vera . And as a bonus, all products in the Clean Fresh Earth Day collection come in packaging made from 80% recycled paper from well-managed forests. Gentle on the skin and eco-responsible makeup, for victory.
Malbrough began paying closer attention to the ingredients in her beauty line when she was in her twenties, after realizing she had seen a major improvement in her skin when she eliminated harsh products from her routine. . If you’re equally curious (or just on the lookout for new products), Marlbrough recommends starting with a strong cleanser and moisturizer on the skincare front, and a good primer on the makeup side. Keep reading for some of his stocking recs, just in time for Earth Day.
Keep scrolling for 8 eco-friendly makeup and skincare products this beauty know-how is adding to the cart.
Clean Fresh Skincare Hydrating Cream Cleanser — $10.00
Malbrough suggests locking down your skincare first, and what better place to start than with this super fresh and gentle cleanser? “Whether I’m wearing makeup or not, cleansing my skin is my top priority,” she says.
“Although I tend to have an oily T-zone, the hot and dry zone [Arizona] time can suck the life out of my skin,” Malbrough says. “To avoid excess oil production, I top up on hydration, and Covergirl’s moisturizing cleanser leaves my skin nice and plumped up.” A better glow right after washing your face? Sign us up.
Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Balm — $5.00
The underrated star of any beauty routine? Lip balm, because it really is skincare and makeup in one. This sheer balm is infused with moisturizing ingredients and a hint of color to give any look a subtle lift, whether you’re wearing full face or no makeup at all.
“The hot, dry Arizona weather can do a number on my lips, and Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Balm brought my dry lips to life,” Malbrough says. Kudos to our underrated hero.
Clean and fresh pressed powder
Speaking of Arizona weather, Malbrough turns to Clean Fresh Pressed powder, formulated with tapioca and aloe vera to absorb oil and ward off shine, to combat her oily T-zone during too hot summers. hot. “It’s light and doesn’t feel cakey,” she adds.
Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation — $10.00
On days when she’s looking for a little extra hydrating coverage, she opts for this creamy foundation formula. “During the dry summer months, when my skin is really thirsty, I stock up on moisturizers,” says Malbrough. “COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation is ultra-hydrating and contains two of my favorite moisturizers: coconut milk and aloe extract.”
Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara — $8.00
Get the look of long, voluminous lashes without parabens, sulfates, talc, or mineral oil with Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara, which Malbrough says gave her sparse lashes the volume she needed without any clumping. Made with argan and marula oils, this mascara leaves your lashes feeling silky smooth and conditioned while you create your favorite high-volume look.
Clean Fresh Skincare Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer
“Moisture not greasy” is Malbrough’s skincare mantra, which is why she loves the mattifying properties of this deeply hydrating moisturizer. Made with electrolyte-rich cactus water to lock in moisture while controlling surface oil, this lightweight moisturizer is a must-have for hot days.
“I stock up on moisturizers because that’s what my skin craves, but I like to use the oil-free mattifying moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated all day, while keeping my natural oils in check,” says Malbrough.
Clean Fresh Hydrating Concealer — $8.00
Malbrough uses this creamy concealer as a multi-tasker — she opts for a bright shade to highlight her under-eye area and a deeper shade to add a natural contour to her cheekbones. Plus, since it’s infused with coconut milk and aloe extract, it gives your skin the hydration it needs to prevent clumping and wrinkling. Bonus: It comes in 14 shades.
Clean Fresh Skincare Primer Glow Mist — $8.00
“When my skin needs a boost, COVERGIRL Priming Glow Mist comes in handy, whether I’ve got a fresh face or full makeup look,” Malbrough says. It contains antioxidant-rich rose water and vitamin C to help brighten and soothe skin, and does so without a trace of harsh ingredients. Think of it as an empowering win.