When it comes to being an advocate for clean beauty, I’m all in. I’ve seen first hand how transitioning into non-toxic beauty has transformed my skin. But I’m also a realist. And the unfortunately side to trying to clean up your makeup bag is often the price tag. Clean beauty is by no means the most expensive on the market, however, it’s definitely not as cheap as the drugstore. So how do you manage to make the switch without breaking the bank?
I think the first thing I had to accept with clean beauty is that you’re paying for what you’re not getting in your products. A lot of the time this means smaller companies who are hand producing higher quality products. You’re paying to support the increased cost in getting the best ingredients and also, so you’re not getting loads of fillers in your makeup.
While all of these things are lovely, I understand that a girl’s gotta eat. We all can’t have cabinets filled with May Lindstrom* and Tata Harper*. It’s definitely my dream though. So today, I wanted to chat about a few places that you can shop and save on clean beauty. If you’re looking to clean up your skincare or makeup game, hopefully this will give you a place to start. And while the discounts aren’t going to necessarily give you drugstore prices, every little bit counts! Let’s save some money, shall we?
Credo Beauty is easily one of my most frequently shopped places for clean beauty. And I love that they typically have a discount floating around. If you use Honey and Ebates, you’re sure to at least get cash back. Plus with Honey, you’ll have the added benefit of trying all the discount codes available.
Credo does points much like Sephora. You can exchange them for decent sized samples. They also give you 3 free samples with every order. If you aren’t already signed up for their email list, you also have another chance to snag a 10% off code. A perfect way to save on clean beauty when you’re trying to transition your routine.
If you haven’t heard by now, I’m obsessed with The Detox Market. Specifically, I’m obsessed with their monthly subscription box. If you haven’t read my review, it’s a must have if you want to try clean beauty but want more than sample sizes. Now as far as shopping with The Detox Market goes, there are a few things worth noting.
You can absolutely save on clean beauty shopping with TDM. They have frequent sales that give you at least 10% off your purchase. However, most of the time those sales come with a minimum purchase requirement. Personally I tend to weigh my options between TDM and Credo when I’m shopping. I’ll look at which order will give me the better overall outcome. If I’m buying from brands like Kypris or May Lindstrom, they never go on sale so it won’t matter where you shop. But at least with The Detox Market, you’re earning points that give you cash back which you can use later.
I always tend to forget that Free People stocks non-toxic products. But it’s another great way to save on clean beauty. If you’re new to making the switch, you might need to do a bit of extra research. Not all of the products sold at Free People* are considered clean. However, it’s a great option if you can use whatever general discount they have going to get pricier items for cheaper.
Like Free People, you’re going to have to do a bit of research with Anthropologie. However, I definitely used their black Friday sales to up my clean beauty collection. You can find brands like Fitglow, Herbivore, Indie Lee and more on their website. They occasionally send out discounts via email throughout the year. But I find the best time to save on clean beauty at Anthro is the holiday season.
Slowly but surely Target is beefing up their clean beauty selection. At this point, they are becoming the quickest and most readily available clean beauty option for many people. Their online selection is definitely bigger than what you’d find in their store. Be that as it may, they are still a great option if you’re looking to save on clean beauty.
If you have the Target redcard, you’re going to get at least 5% off your order. I tend to purchase all my Pacifica*, Honest Beauty* and Weleda* products here. Plus if you can’t find it in store, it’s not hard to score free shipping. It’s the little things that count when you’re trying to clean up your makeup bag!
Petit Vour is one of my more forgotten clean beauty shopping options. Nevertheless, they have a great selection of vegan, cruelty-free and clean beauty products. If you’re in the market to go the sample route, their monthly beauty box is a favorite of mine. All of the products are high quality and I’m discovered several faves this way.
I don’t believe they have the same frequent discounts as places like The Detox Market. However, you can use your points for cash in their store. They carry everything from lifestyle products to clothing to clean skincare and makeup. It’s a one stop shop for all things you’d need in your collection with the option to eventually save on clean beauty. While it may not be ideal now, it’s nice to know that you’re spending wisely with potential rewards.
All in all, I know that wanting clearer skin, less toxic products and not breaking the bank is important. Living a healthy lifestyle should be something that’s approachable and affordable for all. So I hope today’s post helps you save on clean beauty in some way. And if you’ve got more tips for saving, I’d love to hear them below. Leave me a comment and let me know! Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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