The only thing more confounding than your average packaged food ingredient list, is your average beauty product ingredient list (that's why they're usually carefully hidden…).
Odds are that if we were really aware of them, most of us wouldn't feel comfortable lathering on all of the chemicals and artificial ingredients found in the average product (bugs anyone?).
To that end, here's a look at products that are so clean, you could actually eat them.
Developped with the aid of a dairy microbiologist, Dairyface's range includes four treatment products (called “refreshers”) and an eye cream. Preservative and additive-free, everything in this line is so fresh and natural that products must be stored in a fridge.
Literally made in a kitchen in Brooklyn, none of Sprout Skincare's products have more than five ingredients and all of those ingredients are organic, fair-trade, locally sourced when possible, and could conceivably be found in a kitchen.
If there's one thing you want to be formulated without harsh chemicals and exclusively with food-grade ingredients, it's any product that goes on your lips. Thankfully Bite Beauty meets that demand with their glosses, tints, lipsticks, pencils, shines, balms, butters, primers, and more.
Created in the 80s by beekeeper and biologist Bernard Chevilliat, Melvita is France’s leading all-organic cosmetic brand. Based exclusively on natural ingredients, the brand stocks a wide range of face, body, hair, fragrance, men’s, and baby products.
Parissa's vegetarian-friendly in-home wax strips are made from natural ingredients and without chemicals, preservatives, or parabens.
One Love Organics
Natural, environmentally-driven, handmade and filled, and made with ingredients that have been ethically sourced, One Love Organics is one of the first brands to base products on the powerful antioxidant benefits of omega 3-rich chia seeds.
Developed by model and raw foodie Carol Alt, all of Raw Essentials products are made of raw ingredients (i.e. never heated above 115°). The brand doesn't use petroleum, sulfates and detergents, synthetic preservatives like parabens, artificial colors and fragrances, and genetically modified organisms. Here's a detailed look at their ingredients.
Founded over 90 years ago, Weleda is a pioneer of all-natural, organic, wild-crafted, and biodynamic facial and body care products. Their range is based exclusively on biodynamic and organic ingredients.