Clean beauty is on-trend for 2022, and if you need more convincing, check out these favorites from Dua Lipa, Tabitha Brown, and Kate Hudson.
It may not seem like Dua Lipa is about that low-key life, but when it comes to wellness and beauty, the Levitating singer likes things simple and pure. She routinely goes make-up-free to give her skin a break. But one thing she doesn’t skimp on is quality skincare, especially if she’s had makeup on.
Dua Lipa’s clean skincare routine
Her go-to’s? the Light Work Rosehip Fruit Extract Cleansing Oil from clean skincare brand Pai. According to Pai’s website, the cleansing oil is like “that freshly washed sheets feeling, for your face.” The company says its oil is a “sting-free” way to remove makeup and it works with long-lasting and waterproof make-up, too.
“Oil cleansers attach themselves to excess sebum and the oils in your make-up to lift them off the skin,” Pai explains. “Allowing either to build up on the skin can cause acne, so making sure you banish these impurities properly is essential in preventing blemishes.”
The brand recommends adding water to the cleansing oil for an emulsifying effect to help remove dirt.
Lipa said she follows Pai with a cream cleanser and a probiotic serum and face cream from the clean Australian vegan beauty brand, Esse. It uses probiotics in its skincare because it says the past 100 years of “industrial beauty” have both disrupted and polluted the planet and our skin. It says an imbalanced skin microbiome can lead to sensitive and acne-prone skin.
Esse marries green chemistry, probiotics, and natural ingredients for effective, nourishing skincare.
Lipa’s morning routine includes a niacinamide (B3) serum from the clean science brand Synergie Skin. A cosmeceutical brand, Synergie says it harnesses the synergy of science and nature. The niacinamide helps to regulate oil flow, minimize skin redness, and reduce uneven skin tone.
Tabitha Brown’s favorite oils for skin and hair
In a recent InStyle interview, social media sensation, cookbook author, and most recently, restaurateur, Tabitha Brown, says going vegan five years ago improved her skin and hair.
“After getting sick [from autoimmune disorders] I started watching what I was putting into my body,” she says. “I thought to myself, ‘Oh, Jesus, skin is my biggest organ, and these products can go into my bloodstream.’ So I started reading all of the labels.” She says it only took a month before she started receiving compliments about her skin. “I was glowing!” she said.
Brown still has a natural glow, but there are some clean beauty secrets in her arsenal, too. One of her favorites is Brown Girl Jane’s Aromatic Body Oil.
“After I take my shower at night, I put this on and just love how it feels,” she says. “I’m addicted and will be using it every day.” The oil is rich in CBD that can not only help you relax—even when applied topically. It can also help to calm and balance the skin, as well as bring pain relief and reduce inflammation, according to Brown Girl Jane.
CBD is rich in antioxidants, which reduce lipids produced by sebaceous glands. Overproductive sebaceous glands can cause acne, inflammation, clogged pores, among other issues.
Brown recently gave Tarte’s Shape Tape Cloud Coverage a try and it’s become a new favorite. “It’s so lightweight,” she says. “I’ve had a scar on my face since I was 9 years old and, honey, this foundation covered it right up. Usually that’s something only my makeup artists can do!”
Brown’s got her own clean haircare line, too. Donna’s Recipe Hair Strenght Oil is named after Brown’s afro, which she calls “Donna.” The oil is a powerhouse, containing 18 oils and botanicals including avocado oil, macadamia oil, flax, and castor oil.
“This oil has changed many lives, which I’m grateful for,” Brown says. “Reading the testimonials, especially from my alopecia customers, makes my heart full,” she says.
Kate Hudson’s clean beauty mask
Actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson credits Juice Beauty founder Karen Behnke for cleaning up her skincare routine. The two have known each other for 15 years. One day, Behnke schooled Hudson on the unhealthy chemicals in her skincare products.
“We went up into my bathroom and she threw away maybe every product in my cupboard. She’s like, ‘Nope. Nope,'” Hudson told Allure. “She showed me parabens and, I mean, she taught me about all of it, and that really started our friendship.”
Now, the two friends have partnered on a clean, hydrating, face mask: Kate Hudson x Juice Beauty Revitalizing Acacia + Rose Powdered Mask.
“We’ve always wanted to work together. I have a real, deep respect for what [Behnke] created and her passion for natural, clean beauty,” says Hudson. “During COVID we had to do everything via Zoom, but it was fun. We were like, ‘Let’s do something fun.'”
The mask is a powder that you mix with water. Hudson says it’s travel-friendly and allows the user to customize the thickness of the mask. There were challenges, including getting the color right—Behnke says because Juice Beauty doesn’t use synthetic dyes. But eventually, everything fell into place.
“Kate loves rose. Her daughter’s name is Rani Rose [and] she loves that color. Rose petal powder is a natural skin toner [that] helps to brighten, and it’s a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful pink powder.”
The mask includes rose petals—a natural source of vitamin C—as well as antioxidant-rich acacia powder. Other ingredients include grape skin, olive leaf, aloe, and illite clay.
“This mask doesn’t take up a lot of time,” says Hudson. “This isn’t a 15-to-20 minute mask. This is a three-to-five minute mix ‘er up, throw ‘er on. I put the mask on. I brush my teeth. I hop in the shower.”
And, Hudson says the mask delivers something else: a few moments of self-care.
“Any ritual that slows down the process of your day, anything that connects you to honoring yourself, is actually good for the brain. I think it’s important,” says Hudson. “Self-care is a million different things to me, but at the same time, for me personally, I love my beauty routines. It’s kind of the one time I have to myself in my bathroom.”