These are the best skincare products from Jessica Alba’s brand, Honest Beauty.
About Honest Beauty
More celebrities today are creating their own skincare lines or makeup products. Jessica Alba is one of them, who launched Honest Beauty back in 2012 when not a lot of people were really talking about safe ingredients. She launched it because she was the face of three beauty brands at the time and has been working with makeup artists for many years now.
Clean beauty has always been important and a focus of hers before it even became a mainstream term. She has very sensitive skin, so she knew she wanted to create products that were effective and safe for sensitive skin but still worked.
Alba believes Honest is a brand for everyone and was founded with the main goal being democratizing clean beauty. She is aware of the importance of being conscious of the ingredients she put on her skin since she had both eczema and cystic acne and wanted to create a line offering clean hair, makeup and skincare products.
Honest Beauty has cruelty-free products with plant-derived and natural ingredients. All of the brand’s products are tested by dermatologists, ophthalmologists and toxicologists. Every product is also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, PEGs, synthetic dyes, artificial fragrances, silicones, mineral oil, talc, petrochemicals and allergens.
The brand is available online and in stores at Target, Amazon, Ulta and of course, the brand’s own site. Another bonus is that every product is under $30. Here are 8 of the brand’s best skincare products.
1. Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum ($28)
The Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum is an overnight serum that has a glow-boosting combination because of a blend of five fruit-derived AHAs: glycolic, lactic, malic, citric and tartaric. It is a gentle and exfoliating serum to remove any dead skin cells.
All of the AHAs from the serum slowly sinks into the skin instead of all at once. This means the skin gets all of the glowy and smoothing benefits of resurfacing, without the irritation from physical exfoliators.
2. Magic Gel-to-Milk Cleanser ($15)
This Magic Gel-to-Milk Cleanser from Honest Beauty’s skincare line is similar to Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser. Makeup removal is simple and easy when you use this rose water-infused cleanser that transforms the skin. The jelly texture turns into milk when mixed with water and washes away all makeup and dirt and grime from the day.
The rose essential water provides a light floral scent and is very refreshing. The formula also has sugar chemistry which allows the translucent gel to transform into a milk-like cleanser, to rinse away makeup.
3. Prime and Perfect Mask ($20)
The Prime and Perfect Mask includes a high concentration of skin-reviving antioxidants, vitamin E and shea butter. There are many superfruits and it is a great primer to leave the skin feeling smoother, firmer, glowy, hydrated and prepped for whatever comes next in your skincare routine.
4. Calm and Porefect Serum ($30)
This is a vegan, fragrance-free serum that gently exfoliates and refines pores while improving skin texture without overdrying for a naturally radiant complexion. It is formulated with niacinamide, a marine-derived amino acid, and Honest Beauty’s Calming Phyto-Blend™ that helps visibly improve skin texture, minimizes the appearance of pores and supports the skin’s natural barrier.
It is great for all skin types to use, especially those with sensitive skin. The serum leaves the skin feeling plump and more hydrated.
5. Vitamin C Radiance Serum ($28)
The Vitamin C Radiance Serum has a blend of vitamin C, light reflecting pearl, artichoke extract and hyaluronic acid that are formulated together to help increase skin firmness, hydrate and brighten your complexion.
Hyaluronic acid sinks moisture and hydration into the skin especially those with dry skin, helping to plump up and moisturize dehydrated, dull skin. With the artichoke extract, the ingredients work together to minimize the appearance of pores, smooth uneven skin tone, increase skin firmness and decrease the appearance of fine lines. The formula also has light-reflecting pearl which brightens and illuminated the skin. There are powerful antioxidant properties as well, making it a great product for all skin types.
6. Organic Beauty Facial Oil ($28)
This facial oil from Honest Beauty’s skincare line is an Allure Best of Beauty Award winner from 2018. It is a lightweight silky oil perfect for dull, dry skin as it is a skincare product and moisturizer all in one. Since it’s lightweight, this means it will easily absorb into the skin. The face oil will also repair dehydrated skin and won’t clog pores.
The scent of rose, ylang-ylang and clove oils are infused into the formula to make the product smell nice. It is filled with many different antioxidants as well such as a blend of pure seed and fruit oils, including organic avocado oil, cold-pressed organic chia seed oil and organic apricot kernel oil. Every drop of this oil will leave the skin with a replenished, dewy and glowing skin tone.
7. Hydrogel Cream ($20)
The Hydrogel Cream is formulated with two types of hyaluronic acid to help attract and bind moisture into the skin. The cream has an advanced moisture-release formula that is cooling when you apply it for instantly dewy skin. It is a lightweight and creamy moisturizer making the skin feel firmer, smoother and softer for a healthy, natural glow.
8. Honestly Pure Retinol Serum ($28)
This lightweight retinol serum from Honest Beauty’s skincare line blends together retinol and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients hydrate skin, even out texture, tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
The Honestly Pure Retinol Serum adds radiance and makes the skin look younger. It has hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrates your skin and reduces the signs of aging. This serum contains jojoba esters, squalene, apple extract and treated beeswax to soften the skin. It is formulated with tapioca-encapsulated retinol for a sustained, long-lasting effect. The serum also adds radiance, reduces signs of aging, softens your skin and it is long-lasting.
It’s best to use any product with retinol at night but if you use it during the day, wear a sunblock with high SPF. If you are new to retinol products, use the serum once a week. If you are a regular retinol user, include this serum in your night skincare routine at regular intervals.