Non-Toxic, Clean Beauty On A Budget
A roundup of non-toxic, clean, natural and organic makeup for teens, tweens and anyone on a budget. Whether you’re looking for affordable makeup for the eyes, face + cheeks and lips, I’ve got a list of budget-friendly clean, natural, organic, non-toxic makeup that’s $30 and under.
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I’m always on the lookout for budget-friendly clean makeup for my 2 teenage girls. According to Dr. Kim Harley, Faculty Director of Wallace Center for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, teens may be at higher risk of exposure to harmful chemicals in personal care products due to rapid reproductive development.
Research indicates that it really does matter what types of products teens are using in their beauty routines. In a 2016 study, 100 Latina teenagers had their urine tested for endocrine-disrupting chemicals before and after using products free from phthalates, parabens, triclosan and oxybenzone for 3 days. In that short amount of time, there were significant drops in the amounts of most of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals after using the non-toxic products.
When it comes to my teenagers and myself, I make a conscious decision to purchase makeup products that don’t contain any endocrine-disrupting chemicals. After reviewing ingredients from specific products, I found that there aren’t really any specific brands with 100% clean products (for example, W3LL People Lip Gloss contains questionable dyes and a preservative that I wouldn’t want on my lips). I’ve included a list of ingredients to avoid below my recommendations for product that I would use or give to my teenagers to use.
I put together a list of non-toxic makeup products that won’t break the bank, since clean, organic and natural makeup can be on the pricey side. With categories ranging from eyes to face + Cheeks to lips + nails, all of the makeup I’ve listed is $30 and under.
Beyond clean, natural and non-toxic makeup for tweens, teenagers, and young adults, there are options for budget-friendly clean face lotion and budget-friendly clean face wash. Below is a list of non-toxic, clean and natural makeup that’s a healthy option for tweens, teens, young adults and anyone looking for skincare and makeup that doesn’t contain harmful ingredients like endocrine disruptors and PFAS chemicals.
*Cost was calculated at the time this article was published, and is subject to change.