THE UNDER-THERADAR LABELS YOU NEED TO TRY AT...
While you’re waiting for a restock on the Cauliflower Gnocchi, swing by the beauty aisle and check out TJ’s namesake Trader
Joe’s brand, which has everything from SPF to cleansers—and they’re all $10ish or less per product.
MUST-TRY ITEM: Trader Joe’s Nourish Antioxidant Facial Serum, $10
Cleen Beauty ’s streamlined collection of cleansers, moisturizers, and treatments is proof that clean products with smart ingredients don’t need to be hard to find or majorly expensive.
MUST-TRY ITEM: Cleen Beauty PHA
Also, you don’t need an actual prescription for really effing good acne products.
AcneFree will make your life one hundred times easier with pore-clearing treatments, cleansers, and more.
MUST-TRY ITEM: AcneFree Terminator 10, $5
Instead of questionable ingredients like sulfates, phthalates, and parabens, Earth
to Skin’s plant-based line (it has everything from eye creams to serums) is loaded with good-for-you antioxidants and natural hydrators.
MUST-TRY ITEM: Earth to Skin Honey Manuka Cleanser, $7
Come for Alaffia’s cute packaging, stay for its hydrating and, tbh, heavenly scented formulas. The body-care line has everything your cleansing and moisturizing lineup needs.
MUST-TRY ITEM: Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap All-in-One in Rosewater Peony, $14
All of Andalou Naturals’ products are clean and incredibly effective thanks to potent ingredients like fruit stem cells, vitamin C, and rose-hip extract. MUST-TRY ITEM: Andalou Naturals CannaCell Happy Day Cream, $20
Between its crueltyfree formulas and natural ethos, everything about Mad
Hippie is on brand for Whole Foods. It’s a tad pricier than your average grocery store brand, but the products are *truly* hardworking and worth the splurge.
MUST-TRY ITEM: Mad Hippie MicroDermabrasion Facial, $31
Cocokind is the brand behind the products your roommate is one hundred percent going to steal from you. It has trendy ingredients (sup, sake), pretty packaging, and a reasonable price range.
MUST-TRY ITEM: Cocokind Mymatcha All-Over Moisture Stick, $9
The store’s “go big or go home” vibe truly carries over to its beauty department, where you can score skincare from popular brands at twice (or even triple) the size but for way, way less. MUST-TRY ITEM: Costco’s inventory changes all the time, but keep an eye out for luxury brands like StriVectin, Perricone MD, and Sisley.