We all love a good beauty bargain, especially when it's clean beauty! I am always on the hunt for the best and most affordable natural beauty products, so here are my top 10 favourite budget beauty buys.
Clean beauty doesn't have to cost the earth. Whether you want to give yourself a little guilt-free treat, update your existing natural beauty collection or are dipping your toes into the toxin-free beauty pool for the very first time by trying out some organic skin care or natural makeup, you'll love these Nourished Life clean beauty budget buys – all coming in at $20 and under.
1. Life Basics Pure Pink Clay Facial Mask $16.95
Pink clay masks are really trending at the moment, but this ingredient serves a purpose far beyond just looking good on Instagram! The Life Basics Pure Pink Clay Facial Mask contains nothing but 100% pure Australian Pink Clay, and works gently to help calm and clarify dry, sensitive or acne prone skin. Pink Clay is naturally rich in Silica, helping to improve skin elasticity and increase skin cell renewal. Simply mix with water to form a paste and apply for 10-15 minutes, allowing to dry before rinsing. It's the best pink clay mask, not to mention the cleanest, with only one ingredient!
2. Benecos Natural Light Fluid Foundation $20.00
If you like your foundation to leave your skin looking dewy and glowing, you will love the Benecos Natural Light Fluid Foundation. This budget buy leaves the skin looking naturally flawless and, while the coverage is buildable, it's designed to not clog pores at all. It also works to nourish and hydrate skin thanks to moisturising Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Olive Oil. Available in three shades – Dune, Sahara and Mocca.
3. Life Basics Makeup Blender Sponge $5.95
For fast and easy foundation application, the Life Basics Makeup Blender Sponge is perfect! This hypoallergenic, latex-free sponge makes the application of any foundation, BB cream or tinted moisturiser look flawlessly smooth, and its shape makes it so easy to blend your makeup around your nose and eyes. I like using my sponge slightly damp to give my makeup a beautiful dewy finish. It also works perfectly for applying sunscreen and primer.
4. Benecos Natural Translucent Powder $17.00
As much as I love the look of dewy skin, sometimes we need a little extra help setting everything in place and keeping an oily T zone at bay. Enter the Benecos Natural Translucent Powder. This certified natural translucent powder works to help mattify the skin without flattening the look of your makeup, plus it blurs and diffuses the appearance of any blemishes. Ultra lightweight, this nourishing formula contains Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils to help stop our skin from drying out. Simply dust a small amount over your foundation to help keep your makeup in place all day long.
5. Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm - Black Cherry $6.45
I never leave home without my Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm in Black Cherry. This delicious lip balm smells good enough to eat thanks to its fruity cherry scent, and leaves a deep red tint to lips for a natural-looking hint of colour. Super moisturising ingredients including Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils keep our lips smooth and soft all day long. Honestly, any of the Hurraw flavours are scrumptious!
6. Life Basics Breathable Nail Polishes $12.95
For budget-friendly, non-toxic nails, try the Life Basics Nail Polishes. Available in Breathable and Sun Set Gel formulations, they are all 7-free, meaning they are free from 7 of the common toxins found in mainstream nail polishes. Choose from over 30 shades in gorgeous pops of colour and classic neutrals, plus base and top coats too.
7. Life Basics Nail Polish Remover Wipes $14.95
When the time comes to remove that nail polish, reach for the Life Basics Nail Polish Remover Wipes. These ultra-handy wipes can be used on the go (saving you the mess and hassle of traditional nail polish remover) and they're biodegradable, free from acetone and drenched in ingredients that have been chosen to help protect, strengthen and nourish the nails.
8. PURE Papaya Skin Food $18.95
A multitasking clean beauty essential is the PURE Papaya Skin Food. A Natural alternative to many petroleum-based paw paw creams, this creamy ointment combines the moisturising properties of Paw Paw with the soothing qualities of goodies such as Calendula, Shea Butter and Vitamin E. Keep a tube in your bag to use as a lip balm, barrier cream, cuticle cream and more.
9. Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses® Cleansing Foam $19.99
The Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses® Cleansing Foam is another of my all-time favourite clean beauty bargains, and a Nourished Life bestseller too! This rich foaming cleanser works for all skin types but is particularly great for those with dry and sensitive skin, working to remove makeup, dirt, grime and impurities and unclog pores – all without drying out the skin, thanks to Andalou's special Alpine Rose Stem Cell science and replenishing goodies like Pomegranate and Aloe Vera.
10. Life Basics Konjac Sponge - Pure $7.95
A bathroom staple, the Life Basics Konjac Sponge - Pure works with your favourite cleanser to add a gentle touch of exfoliation and massage to your everyday facial cleansing routine. Soft and flexible, these konjac sponges are actually made from Japanese Konjac Potato Fibre, making them 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly.
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