23+ Affordable Clean Beauty & Organic Skincare Brands to Start Your Low Tox Journey

23+ Affordable Clean Beauty & Organic Skincare Brands to Start Your Low Tox Journey

Want to start using natural and non-toxic personal care products, but are overwhelmed with all the options and prices? I got you! While some clean beauty and organic skincare brands can certainly be priced higher, it’s not always the case. This post will show you all the affordable, budget-friendly brands that also have safe ingredients.


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But first, if you’re wondering what even makes a brand “clean” or not, the definition is a little blurry! Everyone has their own standards and defines “clean beauty” differently because there is no set regulation. To learn more about which ingredients I personally recommend avoiding (based on research!), you’ll wanna pick up a copy of The Ultimate Clean Beauty Ingredient Glossary:

Clean Beauty Ingredient Glossary

This post is broken down into two sections: clean beauty and natural skin/body care brands! Let’s get started.

This Post Covers:

Best Budget-Friendly Clean Beauty Brands 💸

Clover [$14-22]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • Made in USA

Clover by Clove + Hallow

If you remember the brand Clove + Hallow (they shut down, unfortunately!), this is their newer sister brand that launched in 2021. Founded by Sarah Biggers-Stewart, they’re based in Atlanta, Georgia and the products are made in the USA. While I wouldn’t consider their ingredients “the cleanest” or most natural (they use a higher amount of safer synthetics), they still avoid most of the main offenders like parabens, talc, PEGs, phenoxyethanol, synthetic fragrance, and propylene glycol and are products I’m comfortable using myself.

Clover has products for face, cheeks, eyes, and lips. They definitely have fun packaging and are a great brand for teens/tweens to start with!

Becca’s Top Clover Picks:

Shop Clover Here

Also available here on Amazon.


Han Skincare Cosmetics [$16-32]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • Made in USA

Han Skincare Cosmetics

Han stands for “Healthy Active Natural” and is located in San Francisco. It was established in 2004 by a pregnant mom, Susan Wong, who was looking for safer and healthier makeup that was also good for skin. They have products for face, eyes, cheeks, lips, and some skincare options. They recently updated their packaging to recycled paper and post-consumer recycled plastic, and they use some certified organic ingredients.

Han also partners with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, a project advocating for greater cosmetics regulation of toxic chemicals. I haven’t tried many of their products but would like to dabble more!

Becca’s Top Han Pick:

  • Pressed Blush Powder: This is the only one I’ve tried from Han so far! The Coral Candy shade is so pretty and pigmented. You barely need to tap the blush to get great payoff.

Shop Han Here

Also available here on Amazon and Thrive Market.


Honest Beauty [$9-30]

Cruelty-Free (Some are vegan) • EWG Verified

Honest Beauty

You’ve likely heard of Honest! They were founded by actress Jessica Alba in 2011 but expanded their beauty line in 2015. They ban over 2,500+ ingredients and focus on effective formulas that perform. They offer both cosmetics and skincare. Many of the products are vegan but some use beeswax. I really like a lot of Honest makeup that I’ve tried and they seem to have gotten even better over recent years!

Becca’s Top Honest Picks:

Shop Honest Here

Also available here at Target.


Lily Lolo [$14-34]

Cruelty-Free (Most are vegan)

Lily Lolo

Lily Lolo is one of the first OG clean beauty brands, founded in 2005 by Vikki Khan who fell in love with mineral makeup and has been a pioneer of the movement. They’re based in England but are also sold in the USA and Canada. They have a lot of products ranging from powder foundation, blush, mascara, and lipstick.

Becca’s Top Lily Lolo Picks:

You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on Lily Lolo makeup at the Love Peace Organic store!

Shop Lily Lolo Here at Love Peace Organic

Also available here at The Detox Market and The Choosy Chick.


Well People [$14-30]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • EWG Verified

Well People

Another pioneer in green beauty! Formerly known as W3LL PEOPLE, they were established in 2008 in Austin, Texas by three co-founders: a pro makeup artist, a cosmetic dermatologist, and a tree-hugging entrepreneur. Although they were recently bought by E.L.F Cosmetics in 2020, I’ve been keeping an eye on their ingredients and they’re still clean and safe! They ban over 1,700+ ingredients and are actually the first beauty company to utilize a Fair Trade Certifed™ factory.

I’ve always loved how accessible their products have been–both affordable but also easy to find in stores such as Target. They have lots of makeup to choose from and some skincare.

Becca’s Top Well People Picks:

Shop Well People Here

Also available here at Target, Credo, The Detox Market, and Thrive Market.

Related post: “The Beginner’s Guide to Clean Beauty on a Budget

Best Budget-Friendly Natural Skincare & Body Brands 💸

Acure [$9-25]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • Made in USA

Acure Organics

Acure has been a staple when it comes to accessible and inexpensive skincare brands! Kristy and Jon Guerra started the company in 2011 after Kristy’s grandmother had a 10-year battle with breast cancer. Acure is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but all of their manufacturing facilities around the country are SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) for social responsibility. You can find Acure products in stores such as Target, Whole Foods, and most natural grocers. They have skin, hair, and body products.

Becca’s Top Acure Picks:

Shop Acure Here

Also available here at Target, The Choosy Chick, and Thrive Market.


Aleavia [$13-30]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • Made in USA • Ideal for sensitive skin

Aleavia

Aleavia started in 2013 after Kelly Graham was searching for a solution for her daughter’s eczema. She learned that most products actually strip the skin’s microbiome and its natural ability to protect itself! All Aleavia products use prebiotics and microbiome-friendly formulas that are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. They’re located in Orlando, Florida and use non-GMO, certified organic, and minimal ingredients.

Becca’s Top Aleavia Picks:

You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on Aleavia at the Love Peace Organic store!

Shop Aleavia Here at Love Peace Organic

Also available here on Amazon.


Badger [$4-27]

Cruelty-Free (Most are vegan) • Made in USA

Badger

Badger has been around since 1995! It was created by carpenter Bill Whyte who made his own herbal balms to soothe cracked and rough hands in the winter. They’re a family-owned Certified B Corp that prioritizes organic, regenerative, or biodynamic ingredients when possible. I appreciate that they’re super easy to find in a lot of stores and natural grocers. Badger now makes over 100 products and manufactures them all in rural New Hampshire.

Becca’s Top Badger Picks:

You can use code BECCA10 for a discount if you shop this brand at Earth Hero!

Shop Badger Here at Earth Hero

Also available here on Amazon, Target, The Choosy Chick, and Thrive Market.


Cocokind [$9-27]

Cruelty-Free (Most are vegan) • Made in USA

Cocokind

A popular and trendy skincare brand you’ve likely heard of! Cocokind was founded by Priscilla Tsai in 2015 and is based in San Francisco. While their formulas are certainly not as robust as some higher-end natural skincare brands, they do a really awesome job of keeping things minimal yet effective. Cocokind uses some certified organic ingredients and I appreciate how transparent they are; every product has a breakdown of the formula, sustainability facts, and how to properly recycle when empty. They also put focus on the formulas themselves instead of fancy packaging, which is one of the ways they’re able to keep prices lower.

Cocokind is also a nice brand for teens or tweens to begin with if they’re getting started with a skincare routine! Especially the Acne Pack starter kit.

Becca’s Top Cocokind Picks:

You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on your first Cocokind order!

Shop Cocokind Here

Also available here on Amazon, Target, and Thrive Market.


Earth Harbor [$12-49]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • Made in USA

Earth Harbor

Definitely a brand to keep your eye on! 👀 Earth Harbor was started by a certified toxicologist and herbalist, Ali Perry-Hatch, in 2019. After a nearly fatal car accident and also discovering she was pregnant, she knew she needed to commit to a low-tox lifestyle. The business is located in Saint Simons Island, Georgia and also has a studio in Utah where products are crafted in small batches by artisans.

Earth Harbor avoids over 2,700+ ingredients and everything is non-GMO (many of the ingredients are certified organic too). They’re a 1% for the Planet member and have amazing sustainability efforts and initiatives in place. Some of the items are a bit more spendy, but most are in the low-to-mid twenty-dollar range. You can also pick up their products at Whole Foods!

They make cleansers, toners, masks, moisturizers, SPF, serums, and hair/body care. I reallllllllly want to explore the collection more myself; I haven’t really had the chance to try a lot yet! 🤞

Becca’s Top Earth Harbor Picks:

You can use code BECCA10 for a discount if you shop this brand at Earth Hero!

Shop Earth Harbor Here at Earth Hero

Also available here on Amazon and Thrive Market.


Mad Hippie [$15-34]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • Made in USA

Mad Hippie

Mad Hippie was one of the first natural skincare brands I tried! The founders, Sam and Dana Stewart, were living in Central America and had the desire to create plant-based and effective skincare. Mad Hippie was born in 2009 and is currently located in Austin, Texas.

They have a wide range of skincare products but also some suncare and makeup. Everything is non-GMO and the brand also donates to conservation efforts worldwide. You can find them in a lot of stores like Ulta, Fresh Thyme, and select health food stores.

Becca’s Top Mad Hippie Pick:

Shop Mad Hippie Here

Also available here at Thrive Market.


Meow Meow Tweet [$12-28]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • Made in USA

Meow Meow Tweet

Meow Meow Tweet was created in Brooklyn in 2009 by Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier (but are presently headquartered in Northern California). They initially started making soap and it expanded from there. The name comes from the founders’ pet cats and bird!

Meow Meow Tweet has amazing standards and really pristine ingredients (the majority of them are certified organic). Not only that, but they put a big focus on sustainability. Some efforts include: no palm oil, fair trade ingredients, a refill program, compostable deodorant tubes, offering bulk sizes, and aluminum/glass bottles. They make soap, lip balms, face care, body care, deodorants, and more.

Becca’s Top Meow Meow Tweet Picks:

Shop Meow Meow Tweet Here

Also available here at The Detox Market and Earth Hero.


UpCircle [$16-28]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free • COSMOS Certified

UpCircle

UpCircle has a really cool origin story! Back in 2016, Anna and William Brightman discovered that their local coffee shop in London was paying to have leftover coffee grounds sent to landfill. So they decided to start repurposing the coffee into sustainable circular skincare products! They use COSMOS-approved ingredients and all of their packaging is fully recyclable.

Becca’s Top UpCircle Picks:

Shop UpCircle Here

Also available here on Amazon and The Choosy Chick.

Other Inexpensive Clean Beauty & Natural Skincare Brands to Try:

Here are a bunch more budget-friendly brands that you could explore if you’re interested! The brands I highlighted earlier would be my top choices. The following also use safe ingredients but are not really brands I’ve used much myself or are simply not as good as the others:

Mega List of 120+ Natural Products Under $25

If you want even MORE, be sure to check out this blog post! It is less focused on brands and shares single products under twenty-five bucks instead. It has makeup, skincare, bath/body, hair, and dental products. Enjoy!

120+ Budget-Friendly Clean Beauty Products Under $25 Bucks!


Can I get an AMEN for brands that are conscious about their ingredients AND don’t break the bank?! 🤑 Let me know in the comments if you have any others you’d add to this list! Thanks for reading 💚

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23+ Affordable Clean Beauty & Organic Skincare Brands to Start Your Low Tox Journey

Written by: Becca

Becca is a blogger, wife, and dog mom living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Having seen firsthand the benefits of switching to a natural lifestyle herself, she's passionate about helping women make the switch to clean beauty products, organic skincare, and a holistic way of life (without the stress of being perfect about it!).

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