Switching to Clean Beauty


I only just found out that Net-a-Porter has a whole clean beauty section. Pretty neat.

I like the idea of clean beauty, especially how wholesome such products make you feel. But I never understood why they’d be a better alternative to mainstream beauty brands that I’m so used to buying.

Clean beauty centres on organic, natural formulas, ultimately (supposedly) saving your skin from harsh, abrasive chemicals. My curiosity grew, and I joined the bandwagon about two months ago, especially for the high-toned packaging.

I’ve never been a makeup junkie, but I’ve noticed that with clean beauty, I’m using even fewer products on my face. I keep it to an absolute minimum: a concealer, a brown eyeliner, and a lipstick – all multifunctional. I take the lilah b concealer to spot conceal any blemishes. Then I use the Kjaer Weis pencil as an eyeliner, eyeshadow and brow filler. And my Kosås lipstick doubles up as a blush.

These three products have forged a sort of go-to, on-the-run, makeup look that keeps me from looking haggard. I also like to think I’m doing my skin a favour now that I’m on the cleaner side of things.

Sanchita Sivaraman