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The Stores We Recommend For Buying Clean Beauty + Personal Care

Staff Guide

Jun 4, 2021

If you're ready to make the plunge into buying clean and conscious brands but don't know where to start, this is the guide for you.

It used to be a lot harder to find clean brands on the internet. There were only a handful of places to shop, and even those didn't have a large selection to choose from. Things have changed, and these days, it's easy to find brands that are clean, sustainable and conscious.

These are the best places to shop for clean beauty, personal care, and home products.

Credo Beauty

The largest clean beauty retailer, founded in 2014 in San Francisco and currently operating nine retail stores. The brands Credo carries are 90% women-led and they maintain a list of over 2700+ ingredients that are banned from their products.

They offer beauty, skincare, hair care, bath & body, and fragrance products.

Credo donates 1% of every sale to non-profit organization Lipstick Angels, a charity that provides, personalized, oncology-sensitive beauty and skin care services to cancer patients.

They also maintain a section on their website where you can shop only BIPOC-owned brands.

Retail locations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Plano
Shipping locations: Continental United States.
Shipping rate: Free US shipping over $50.
Returns: Non-free returns for 30 days after purchase. In-store returns are free, and possible for online orders.

The Detox Market

The Detox Market was launched in 2010, offering beauty, skincare, hair and body, home and wellness products.The Detox Market also maintains a list of banned ingredients, and offers both a US and Canadian website.

They operate 6 retail locations (one currently closed due to COVID-19),

Retail locations: New York, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Toronto, Yorkville
Shipping locations: Worldwide
Shipping rate: Free US shipping over $50. Free Canadian shipping over $70.
Returns: Non-free returns for 30 days after purchase. Opened items receive store credit.

iHerb

One of the longest-running natural products businesses launched in 1996, iHerb carries a large range of products. Specializing in supplements, they also offer beauty, bath and body, hair care, skin care, home and baby products.

iHerb runs a charitable giving program, and claims to have donated over $7.7 million to such programs since 2014.

Shipping locations: Worldwide
Shipping rate: Free US shipping over $20.
Returns: Free returns in US.

Well.ca (Great For Canadian shoppers)

Well.ca is a Canadian online retailed based in Guelph, Ontario. They sell a large variety of products, including beauty, skincare, hair care, personal care, home and cleaning products.

They have a partnership with Rexall pharmacies, allowing customers to shop online, with free in-store pickup at most Rexall locations.

Retail locations: Toronto, Ontario.
Shipping locations: Canada, and United States.
Shipping: Free Canadian sipping over $35+. Free in-store pickup available at Rexall. Shipping to USA is variable based on products purchased and delivery address.
Returns: Free returns available for most beauty and personal care items. Some exclusions apply for other items.
Rewards: $1 spent at a Rexall location earns 10 points. Redeemable at 25,000 points (worth $10).

Grove Collaborative

Founded in 2012, Grove Collaborative launched focusing on natural household and personal care products, but has expanded into clean beauty.

They offer household, personal care, baby & kids, beauty, skincare, fragrance. Grove has pledged to be 100% plastic-free by the year 2025, and is a certified B corp.

Shipping locations: Continental United States
Shipping rate: Free shipping over $49.
Returns: Non-free returns for 30 days after purchase. Opened items receive store credit.

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