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How to Switch to Clean Beauty - 5 Products to Swap Now

By Joshua Pierce, Head of Education at Credo

WHY SWITCH TO CLEAN BEAUTY

Hi! We’re Credo. 

Our mission has always been to change our industry for the better. Beauty is one of the least regulated consumer categories. It is legal for companies to use chemicals known to be harmful, or that have never been evaluated for safety. And this is why it is more important than ever to know what you’re putting on your skin, it can make a real difference to your health. At Credo, we have banned over 2700 ingredients from the products we carry (see our Dirty List®) and we don’t stop there. Our Credo Clean Standard, the highest in beauty retail, encompasses safety, sourcing, sustainability, ethics and transparency. We’re doing the homework so you don’t have to… 

HOW TO MAKE THE TRANSITION

Invest in yourself and trade up to clean beauty, our products are just as powerful if not more than conventional… And we are here to help you along your clean beauty journey.

When making the switch to clean, we recommend you take your time. You want to make sure you’re investing in products that are right for your skin, hair or body. That’s why we don’t recommend throwing all your conventional products at once (that would be a very costly waste). As you start to run out of your staple pieces, the products you use every day, replace them one by one and swap them for a clean, good-for-you alternative. 

TOP 5 CATEGORIES TO SWAP

Here are the five categories we recommend “clean swapping” first. 

Lip Products
Balms, serums, masks, lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner. There are SO many products that perch on your pout throughout the day. As you speak, eat, drink etc, these products make their way from the outside to the inside. Thankfully clean formulations are designed to reduce your toxic burden. So, you can sleep better at night knowing you aren’t eating any of the restricted ingredients on The Dirty List.
Sunscreen
Sunscreen provides a barrier against those harmful UV rays, giving your skin the armour it needs to help prevent skin cancer and other undesirable effects of sun exposure (think hyperpigmentation and premature aging). Most sunscreens on the market contain chemical UV filters that may mimic hormones or cause skin allergies, and/or are toxic to coral reefs and marine life. Credo is proud to carry only safe, non toxic mineral sunscreens that keep you protected from harsh UVA/UVB rays. Not just that, these formulas are kind to our aquatic friends and their habitats.

Sun Care
SHOP SUNSCREEN 

Moisturizer
As mentioned, you should start with products you use every day, your staples. And we’re pretty confident that moisturizer is high up that list. Moisturizers are not only a must-have in any skincare routine, they stay on your face. All. Day. Long. So why not use the best, clean ingredients that give you results? 

Mascara
You may not realize it but we all touch our eyes many times throughout the day. Whether you’re doing a makeup touchup, rubbing them after staring at a computer all day or reacting to an allergy/itch. Our eyes are a surprisingly easy entry point for ingredients to penetrate your body. We’ve got you covered with a huge range of clean formulas- all with beautiful, fluttering finishes. Wink, Wink!

Deodorant
This is usually one of the first things that people want to switch. But, finding a clean formula that works with your body can be the pits. The important thing is that you’re moving away from a deodorant that uses aluminum as the star ingredient. With ingredients like arrowroot and baking soda, Credo brands have mastered clean deodorants for all levels of sweat and scent. 
We are here to help! We have a team of Clean Beauty Experts who are available to walk you through a “clean swap”. It’s as simple as logging on to a live chat via credobeauty.com. To book an in-person Clean Swap service, visit our website to find a store near you. Not near a Credo store? We also offer Virtual Clean Swaps that allow you to video chat (via Zoom) with a Credo Clean Beauty Expert. All your clean beauty questions can be answered through a click of a mouse!

We’re happy you chose Credo to guide you along your clean journey. 

Happy “swapping”!