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What is a Clean and Sustainable Skincare Routine and How Does it Help?

We’ve been all there— that search for a skincare routine and a trustworthy skincare brand that we will love to use for a long time! Self-care through skincare is the best physical manifestation of our love and care for our bodies. We all love to achieve a dewy, barely-there makeup kind of look, and we aim to achieve it through sustainable skincare.

But before we dig deeper, let us find out what is “Clean Beauty”.

Clean Beauty 101

What it is:

  • The act of using products that are made with plant-based ingredients that are environmentally friendly. 
  • They are made without proven or suspected toxic ingredients, such as parabens, sulfates or mineral oils.
  • The product is safe for use and not harmful to the skin nor the environment.

If you are thinking if clean beauty is also organic or natural, then the answer is that it is not always 100%. But certain beauty brands can also be considered as GREEN, where which they are referred to as GREEN BEAUTY. These are products that are plant-derived, vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and sustainably sourced.

How to Transition to Clean Beauty?

How to Transition to Clean Beauty

It may sound new to you, but switching to cleaner products is easier than you imagine.

Here are some tips that you can follow:

Start with products that you use daily on your face 

As these products are intended to stay on your face for a long period of time of your day,  it is reasonable to use a cleaner alternative for your day-to-day skincare products- such as makeup remover, lotion, eye care, moisturizer, mask, and sunscreen.

Find a good brand and stick with it

For starters, it is good to look for brands that meet the following requirements to ensure quality:

  • Made from pure and simple plant-based ingredients
  • Do not contain added artificial fragrances, harsh chemicals, parabens, or animal by-products
  • Safe and gentle for all skin types and ideal for sensitive skin

Why Does It Pay Off to Adopt a Clean Beauty Routine?

Clean beauty offers several benefits from a long-term perspective.

Imagine filling your stomach with junk food such as burgers, fries, soda, preservative-filled foods, etc. Not only will you miss the benefits of having a balanced diet, but also you will reduce the healthy bacteria in your digestive tract.

The same thing happens on your skin when you continue using harmful chemicals with tons of preservatives, fragrances, and stabilizers. You are likely to damage your skin’s natural environment. To talk more about this, here are some benefits to consider:

It does not irritate your skin 

Clean brands do not use added artificial fragrances, harsh chemicals, parabens, or animal by-products, so it is likely to be safe and gentle for all skin types and ideal for sensitive skin. 

Reduced chance of skin damage 

Some commonly avoided ingredients are methylisothiazolinone (MI), methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), vitamin A derivatives, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, petroleum distillates, and formaldehydes. These are known causes of contact dermatitis.

It is effective and healthy

Potentially harmful ingredients in products not only affect the skin, but it is also absorbed by the body. Using clean brands is not only beneficial for the skin, but your entire body as well. 

What Clean Brands Should I Consider?

Kandesn Pure Set

Sunrider’s newly-launched beauty skin care, Kandesn Pure, is a must-try! It is a 100% vegan skincare regimen that is cruelty-free, contains no parabens, sulfates, dyes, fragrances, preservatives or harmful chemicals, and is safe and gentle for all skin types!


This soothing, lightweight cleanser detoxifies your skin while gently removing dirt, pollution, excess sebum, and other oil-based impurities. It even melts away waterproof makeup, sunscreens, and even stubborn product build-up.


This water-based cleanser gently lifts away dirt, sweat, and other pore-clogging impurities without irritating or stripping your skin of vital moisture. 


This delicate blend of botanical extracts resets your skin’s natural pH level to balance and hydrate while creating a clean base for the next steps in your skincare routine. 


This sheer, silky gel cream instantly melts into your skin to give it the nourishment and quenching moisture it craves. 


These products are handcrafted with precious herbal oils, extracts, and essences, proven to nourish, cleanse and balance your skin:

  • Moisturizing & Nourishing: beet root, inula helenium, arnica blossom extract 
  • Soothing and Protection: allantoin, chamomile extract
  • Radiance: Turkish rose oil, witch hazel extract

It pays off to live well and use clean products for a more sustainable skin care. Make your choice and start today!

For more beauty tips and articles, visit Sunrider Blog by clicking here.

Founded in 1982, Sunrider International is a world-class manufacturer of high-quality herbal products for health, beauty and home needs. Sunrider products are produced in our own state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle by providing the right nutrition to people around the world and supporting health, balance and well-being based on the entrepreneurial expertise.


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