The Whole Foods Beauty Sale is back! Last year I stocked up on products at this sale so I could test and recommend my favorites. My advice still stands today, so be sure to refuel while you can!
Whole Foods Beauty Week runs from Wednesday March 10 to Tuesday March 16, 2021 in all Whole Foods Market stores. Get 25% (+ and 10% extra for Prime members!) On all beauty products!
A few months ago I asked you what types of clean skin care / beauty posts you wanted to see. It was pretty much a booming demand for AFFORDABLE skin care products. That and an alternative to the beautycounter post – but I’ve covered it already!
There is no doubt that clean care is more expensive than conventional care. There are a lot of factors that come into play, but generally the better / cleaner the ingredients, the more expensive they will be. Conventional products fare because they use cheap and accessible fillers in their products that help keep their prices low. Sure, I hope someday to see clean beauty in or around the same range as conventional, but that’s just not realistic at the moment. BUT this does not exclude all clean care / beauty. As popularity increases, so does the demand for places like Whole Foods, Target, and even Walmart to offer cleaner skin care brands. This accessibility is enormous but it is also difficult to navigate. How can you tell what is actually good quality compared to the eco-friendly washing brands that claim to be? I can’t say I have all the answers, but I hope posts like this can help you make better decisions for your body.
So let’s talk about Whole Foods skin care brands. Like most food products from Whole Foods, skin care and beauty products are free from harmful chemicals, including parabens and phthalates. It’s definitely a plus and it’s great knowing that you can buy your products from Whole Foods with confidence that they are safe. That being said, just because they’re “clean” doesn’t mean they’re free of synthetics. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: synthetics aren’t inherently a bad thing, but I prefer my products to be more natural than synthetic (sometimes!). For this reason, you will find a lot of alcohols and silicones in some brands, two ingredients that I always try to avoid even though they are not technically harmful. Shopping at Whole Foods always requires etiquette awareness, so hopefully this article can be helpful to you.
The best skin care products from whole foods
1. Evan Healy
In my opinion, Evan Healy is by far the best value for money at Whole Foods. The products are of excellent quality and while the prices aren’t cheap, you get a lot more than you pay for. What I love about Evan Healy is that they have different trial kits for around $ 35 that let you try out a bunch of products before you buy a full size. This is one of the hardest parts of clean beauty because no one wants to buy something that doesn’t work or will make them pop. Big big fan of Evan Healy for this reason.
2. Acure skin care
If I had a dime for every DM I get from Acure, I would be rich. Here is what I have to say about Acure: they are good in terms of ingredients but the price is probably the best you will get! Some of their products are better than others when it comes to natural ratios compared to synthetics. Be careful with alcohol in a lot of their products, but my suggestion is to keep it simple. Their single origin oils are one of the most affordable available on the market and are a great starting point for switching to more natural products.
3. Cocokind skin care
I lied, I probably get more DMs on Cocokind than on Acure – probably because Cocokind has a pretty dedicated cult. When it comes to the simplicity of the ingredients and the organic options available, Cocokind is king. I want to love this brand so much for my skin, but as someone whose skin is sensitive to coconut oil (even fractionated) having it as the first ingredient in some of their products is a big no-no for me. . I just can’t hydrate with coconut oil (I can always clean and wipe!). I think they have a wider variety of products on their website, but their availability from Whole Foods was limited and I found that I couldn’t use or like a lot of the products they had. BUT they have some really good products in there and if your skin isn’t sensitive I highly recommend it!
4. Beauty of juice
Juice Beauty is definitely a more upscale line available from Whole Foods. I’m generally a fan of their products, but like some others, you have to read the ingredient list to see if everything is right for you. In general though, I like that you get extra doses of herbal benefits and not just an oil or a single ingredient. If you’re looking for the more sophisticated skin care feel but without the price (it’s still not cheap!) Then Juice Beauty is a good bet.
5. Trilogy Skin Care
I consider Trilogy to be a solid midrange choice. Like Juice Beauty, you still have to read the ingredients, but you can generally feel good with the products and know that you are getting good ingredients that support the skin. Plus, they have one of the cheapest organic rosehip seed oils available! Some of my favorite products are from Trilogy, so while not all products are my favorites, I really rely on them for good quality skin care that is moderately more affordable.
6. Mad Hippie Skin Care
Another solid mid-range choice. Not the cheapest but certainly cheaper than some of the more chic brands that Credo Beauty has to offer. If you are looking for a high quality serum that won’t break the bank but isn’t that cheap and full of fillers, Mad Hippie will quickly become your go-to. I think maybe I am obsessed with the exfoliating serum!
For a full review of my Whole Foods Skincare Haul, check out this video:
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So this is it! Hope this article has provided you with some great skin care items to buy from Whole Foods. I know not everyone has Whole Foods nearby, but if you do and are looking to switch to cleaner skin care, this is a good place to start. As always, if you have a product you’d like to see reviewed or a holy grail product you like, feel free to drop it in the comments below. Then… target skin care!
Note: This article was originally published in March 2019 and some products and reviews have been modified to be more up to date.
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