These Sustainable Beauty Products Work, and They're Affordable
Everyone shies away from saying it, but it needs to be said: Natural beauty products aren't accessible to everyone, because many of them are wildly expensive. As I type this, I feel privileged pointing this out since I'm fortunate enough to test some of the most expensive natural products on the market. However, the majority of beauty consumers don't have that luxury. There's a bigger problem surrounding the accessibility of "organic" and "natural" products when it comes to socioeconomic status. It's hard not to wonder why these plant-based ingredients that come from the earth are taxed at a much higher price than those full of strong chemicals and harsh ingredients. There's also a different layer of this conversation, which is worth calling out: What even makes a product certified to be "organic" or "natural"? Unfortunately, more often than not, irresponsible brands slap a label on something to sell their products a higher price.
Thankfully, more brands are prioritising thoughtfully curated products full of healthy, natural ingredients that aren't expensive. In terms of expanding the pool of organic products, progress has been made, but there's still a long way to go. Mass retailers like Priceline and Mecca offer an array of natural products at reasonable price points. I'm not saying you shouldn't splurge on your beauty products by any means. But what I am saying is that if you care about your ingredients, you shouldn't have to sacrifice your entire paycheck because of it. Also, more under-the-radar, niche, and indie beauty brands are making their way in the beauty space with organically filled products that are sold at a fraction of the average cost. Here are the natural, affordable beauty products that are worth buying in bulk.
Meet the most coveted coconut oil–infused makeup wipes out there. We all know the endless powers of coconut—this organic superfood slips away the most stubborn makeup in second. These wipes come in convenient little packs of 20, so you can take them everywhere. It also feels cooling and can calm any skin irritation.
These soothing bath salts will fill your bath, aroma, and mind with good vibes only. Join Byrdie's #SeriousBathersClub and toss these salts made of crystals, clay, and vanilla in your running water and watch your mood shift into total relaxation mode.
This sunscreen has rave reviews because it thoroughly shields your skin from harmful UV rays without leaving behind that far-too-common ashy white residue. Plus, it's packed with vitamins to nourish the skin and stays water-resident for up to 80 hours.
Swipe these powerful pads all over your face for an incredible exfoliation. You can find star derivatives like glycolic acid, aloe vera, and ginseng to shed dead skin cells and give you an all-around brighter, more glowing complexion.
Your lips deserve natural products, too. These lip glosses steer far away from sticky. Instead, they leave a sheer veil of colour with a gorgeous shine that'll hydrate your lips for hours on end.
Caudalie's good old faithful Micellar Water is truly a game changer. You can remove your makeup, cleanse, and tone your skin all in one for $36? Winning. Plus, it's packed with organic grape water and plant glycerin, which will only do right by your skin.
One scroll through Frank Body's Instagram will make you want one of these scrubs ASAP. Coffee is known to depuff and smooth your skin. Scrub your body down with this magic and get ready for baby-soft skin ahead.
There you have it—proof you don't have to blow hundreds to buy affordable, natural beauty products.