The Best Clean Beauty Products at Sephora

This post was created in partnership with Sephora. All opinions are my own!

In full transparency, years ago, I used to assume that if a product was “clean” and made with clean ingredients, it couldn’t possibly be as effective as other formulations. I guess this was partially a lack of knowledge, and also because I hadn’t yet been introduced to clean products that really worked for me.

Now, years of product testing later, I’ve learned that (surprise!) it is, in fact, possible for skincare to be both eco-conscious and effective.

Caudalie and Tata Harper are two brands that are truly leading the charge in the clean beauty space, which is why they have both received Sephora’s Clean + Planet Positive Seal.

If you’re curious, Sephora has established 5 pillars of what it means to be a Clean + Planet Positive brand: clean products, climate commitments, sustainable sourcing, responsible packaging, and environmental giving.

clean planet positive seal sephora

Both Tata Harper and Caudalie have a number of awesome products to choose from, but for people who are just dipping their toe in and feel overwhelmed about what to start with, here are two standouts that have my stamp of approval!

Tata Harper Restorative Plumping + Brightening Eye Cream Eye Cream

Like a lot of people, my under eye area can be sensitive, and I’ve had not-so-great reactions to certain eye creams in the past.

Tata Harper’s Restorative Eye Cream is one of the most gentle, yet wildly effective eye creams I’ve used in a really long time. The texture is incredibly creamy and when I apply it, it feels like it’s melting into my skin.

tata harper eye cream

I also notice that it visibly brightens and smoothes my under eyes, which I why I’ve been applying it during the day (it layers well under concealer) as well as at night.

What It Does:
The eye cream is designed to minimize the look of wrinkles and fine lines, while also de-puffing and hydrating the under eye area.

Clean & Planet Positive:
Not only is this eye cream formulated with clean ingredients, it’s also sold in a refillable container to minimize waste. (Tata Harper’s containers are so luxe-feeling, it’s nice to be able to reuse them rather than toss!)

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Instant Firming Serum

Many of you know that I’m a long-time fan of Caudalie (their Radiance Serum, which targets dark spots, has been part of my morning routine for years)

What It Does:
Caudalie’s Resveratrol Lift serum, on the other hand, visibly lifts while also targeting fine lines and wrinkles. It’s an oil-free, super lightweight serum that contains resveratrol, which is a Harvard-patented retinol alternative.

caudalie resveratrol lift
The texture is really light-weight!

It also contains hyaluronic acid, which is great for plumping the skin. While I’m constantly testing different serums in my nighttime routine, Resveratrol Lift is one that I always find myself going back to.

When I use it consistently, I notice that it helps give my skin the appearance of being more firm and lifted. (Fun fact: In a clinical study of 43 women, after 56 days, 84% saw visibly firmer skin—so I’m obviously not alone.)

caudalie resveratrol lift

Clean & Planet Positive:
Giving back to the environment is integral to Caudalie’s mission. They’re a member of 1% for the Planet, and for the past 10 years, they’ve given 1% of their turnover to associations that plant trees. By the end of this year, they will have planted a total of 10 million trees to date!

If you’re curious about what other products have Sephora’s Clean and Planet Positive seal, you can check out the full list here!

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