Clean Beauty Reviews and Awards

clean beauty reviews and awards 2018

clean beauty reviews

Clean beauty reviews are so important! How do I know which one to buy? How do I know if they are made the way I want them to be made?  Purpicks is described as the “Trip Advisor” for nontoxic skincare. It is a user-generated reviews platform that is “the portal for unvarnished truths about an unrivaled selection of non-toxic and organic beauty and skin care products.”

clean beauty reviews and awards


This year, I was asked to take part as a judge for the CertClean beauty awards. The 4th annual clean beauty awards partnered with Purpicks. I was honored to be asked, being I’m not the typical green beauty blogger. I’m just a typical mom trying to eat well, exercise when I can, sleep more, stress less, and use skin care that makes me feel better. All while stumbling and trying again the next day.




clean beauty reviews and awards



CertClean is a certification for safe skincare. The “help shoppers easily discover beauty and personal care products formulated without ingredients that have been recognized to cause harm to human health.”  CertClean is a certification that prioritizes human health over the use of organic and natural ingredients. Their goal is to make safer skincare the new norm.


Clean Beauty Awards

The Certclean and Purpick clean beauty awards are showcasing the best of the bunch by awarding and promoting the best performing clean beauty products.

I was given all of these products to test. I followed a list of qualifications that I rated each product on. My categories were face care and eyeliner. I scored them based on overall performance, ease of use, and recommendation. I gave my honest review and judgment without bias.  After trying and falling in love with some of these brands I became an *affiliate which means if you buy from my links I will be rewarded….and so will you! These products are real winners in my mind!

Clean Beauty Face


The face category ranges from toners to serums, moisturizers, creams, toners, and dry oil. My face is sensitive.  Trying a variety of products, in combination, allowed me to find my favorites.  Only one product had SPF in it which I prefer in my daily moisturizer. I love both toners and find them tighten and balance my face. The biggest difference is in how they absorb. Everyone is so different in their opinions because everyone’s faces are so different.  I find that some days a thinner moisturizer works and other days thick cremes feel better. Time of day, weather, and conditions helped determine my favorites. These were hard to judge and I’d recommend so many!

Clean Beauty Eye


The eyeliners range from liquid to pencil to gel. They are mostly black, which is my favorite with a hunter which was very pretty. Once again, different situations, different use. I used the pencils and gel for work and daytime to evening time and saved the liquid for special nights out and events. I love eyeliner and I love to make up so this category was fun to try…. especially because they are vegan, cruelty-free, recycled, and clean.

My favorite eyeliner was made by Eleve cosmetics*.  This is because the eyeliner is so smooth with a gel tip that is unique and smudges beautifully.  Since loving eyeliner, I now use eye shadow, face make-up, mascara, and lip glossEleve has great discounts and I fell in love with their sunscreen this summer.

Clean Beauty Awards Results

Judging and speaking with Jenise Lee, the mastermind behind all this has made me think a lot more about my beauty products. I look forward to new adventures in clean green beauty.

Know better. Buy Better. Live Better.

Want to hear more about these products?  Follow along on Instagram for more peeks at products and green beauty

Finally, I’d like to thank you for all of the products!  I was truly amazed at your stories and how you are making safer products for all of us around the world.

MarieNatie, Zuii Organic, 100% Pure, Elevé Cosmetics, isoi, Olivarrier, Magical Tree, NENA Glacial Skincare, Chorus Supernatural, Soapstones Natural Skincare, Be Natural Organics, Edible Beauty Australia, Greenvines, Puur, Aromatica

Clean Beauty Reviews and Finalists 2020 Toners & Mists

Clean Beauty Reviews and Finalist 2020 Face 


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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. My kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate me to make a difference in the Migraine World.

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  1. sharonchyy on October 29, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Great post

  2. mymigrainelife on October 29, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Thank you!

  3. farmstandculture on November 1, 2018 at 11:16 am

    You’re the perfect choice for a judge…a real, down-to-earth person with limited time. I can relate! If a product can’t stand up to people like us, they will find a small market.

  4. mymigrainelife on November 1, 2018 at 11:26 am

    That is kind of you to say, and so true. Not everyone can be a die hard green user. I find that small changes make big differences and I think a lot of us can relate to that. Thanks for your comment!

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