Clean beauty is beauty without compromise. These formulas answer consumer demand for ingredient focused, safe skincare that respects skin health. But what is clean beauty? At first glance, it may seem like it is simply a beautifying cleanser, but it goes much further than that!
Clean Beauty Defined
The term “clean beauty” applies to all personal care products used to beautify the skin and hair. Beyond “natural,” the universal requirements to earn this coveted label are that formulas be non-toxic without known harmful synthetic chemicals and bear total transparency. While the no-no list is not clearly defined, being green and cruelty-free are paramount tenets of clean beauty products. Beneath this umbrella, there is a subset that favors vegan, plant based skincare ingredients. Harming the environment or animals through unsustainable sourcing or animal testing is not tolerated by this growing health-conscious movement. A clean beauty product may or may not bear the USDA organic seal that mandates 95% organic material, which is not necessarily bad. For example, Pevonia uses organic extracts extensively in our formulations, but as we incorporate advanced manufacturing technologies to increase product penetration and efficacy, our natural skin care products do not bear this label. That’s why it is essential to look beyond labels and ingredient lists when shopping for skincare.
Clean Skincare Explained
As people’s awareness about caring for the planet and themselves has evolved, so have the philosophies and means to achieve optimal skin health and beauty. We’re grateful that the skincare world has come a long way from the days of beauty at any cost, and people are no longer willing to disregard the potential pitfalls discovered through this momentous arc of progress. The evolution from harsh chemicals to natural and organic botanicals and fruit extracts was a refreshing change. Unfortunately, lack of universal standards, regulations, proper labeling, and misuse of terms caused this wholesome approach to lose its credibility. As some of these better-for-you, “natural”, and “organic” products contained ingredients that weren’t actually natural, expired quickly, or failed to produce the healthier, more beautiful skin they promised, beauty enthusiasts became frustrated with nothing to show for their efforts. This disenchantment gave rise to clean skincare products rewriting the meaning of safe, effective skincare.
How Pevonia Meets the Standards of Clean Skincare:
Non-toxic: Pevonia skin and body care products refrain from Parabens, Sulfates, Mineral Oil, Alcohol, Urea, PABA, Lanolin, Formaldehyde, and Artificial Colors, Dyes, and Fragrances found to be detrimental to our health and wellness. We additionally exclude Coal Tar, Insoluble Plastic Microbeads, Hydroquinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Oxybenzone, Phthalates, Triclosan, and more. Sulfates and Alcohols strip the skin of natural moisture and oils, while Mineral Oil is comedogenic and so occlusive that it thins the skin over time, backfiring on its aim to strengthen the skin barrier. Parabens (preservatives), Phthalates (fragrance binders), and Oxybenzone can trigger irritation, rashes, and allergic reactions and negatively disrupt the body’s hormones. Parabens and Formaldehyde (preservatives) are carcinogenic, with Formaldehyde also being an irritant to the skin and respiratory system. Check out our future blogs to learn more about these controversial ingredients!
Transparency: All Pevonia skin care arises from our skincare transparency pledge to deliver ingredient focused formulas that support skin health, total body wellness, and the environment as follows:
- We cite our complete ingredient lists on our packages and website as we are proud of the meticulously formulated products we offer.
- As a clean beauty brand, our sustainability ethos of environmental conservation includes using green, sustainably sourced ingredients.
- All of our products are cruelty-free, as we believe it is crucial to refrain from ingredients and practices that involve animal testing.
- Each product is housed in recyclable, eco-friendly packaging and shipping materials to ensure the smallest carbon footprint needed.
Choosing Clean Beauty
We recognize that finding healthy plant-based skin products can be challenging with all the overwhelming information and misleading products on the market We make finding friendly, safe skincare for all complexions easy with our clean beauty formulas. Rather than you having to be an ingredient detective, we’ve put together the following to help you find a daily regimen that is clean, safe, and effective:
Step 1: Cleansing
All our natural skin cleansers refrain from drying sulfates. That means no Sodium Laurel Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate, harsh surfactants that dry and strip the skin. Instead, Pevonia uses natural cleansing agents to deliver a safe, effective cleanse.
- For those that favor foaming formulas, our Phyto-Gel Cleanser produces a natural, luscious lather that meets clean and vegan requirements.
- If a creamy cleanser is more your speed, our Sensitive Skin Cleanser and RS2 Gentle Cleanser work well for all skin types, especially those prone to redness and irritation.
Step 2: Toning
Unlike Alcohol-based toners that strip the skin of precious oils, our Alcohol-Free toners are called Lotions, as they contain actives that are beneficial for the skin. Our top-selling, vegan Sensitive Skin Lotion and RS2 Gentle Lotion clear away harsh tap water to complete the cleanse, are suitable for all skin types, and calm temperamental complexions.
Step 3: Treating
All skin types can benefit from our vegan Vitaminic Concentrate, ‘C’ Complexe with Oxyzomes, and RS2 Concentrate, which provide protective defense against free radical damage that leads to lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging.
- The top-selling Vitaminic Concentrate, a deeply moisturizing face oil for dry skin, is at the apex of clean beauty, a space dominated by face oils. With revitalizing antioxidants, Vitamins A and E, and Squalane, skin takes on a dewy, luminous glow as flakes and dullness diminish.
- Our ‘C’ Complexe with Oxyzomes with specially formulated Vitamin C is ideal for beauty enthusiasts seeking smoothed lines and radiance. With Hyaluronic Acid, it also acts as a lightweight moisturizer for oily and combination skin types.
- The RS2 Concentrate with antioxidant Green Tea, soothing Chamomile, and Licorice also tames redness and irritation seen in rosacea-prone skin.
Step 4: Moisturizing
If you are looking for a vegan, clean skincare moisturizer to reduce visible signs of aging, choose the Lumafirm® Repair Cream - Lift & Glow. Kombucha and Peptides even skin tone and smooth the appearance of fine lines, delivering a tighter-looking, more luminous complexion. Our RS2 Care Cream with Squalane from Olives provides excellent non-comedogenic moisture while providing a safe haven for skin prone to redness and irritation.
Step 5: Protecting
Our Hydrating Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 checks all the boxes for those seeking a clean, vegan, and ocean safe sunscreen. For sun damage prevention and control, the naturally sourced UV absorbing Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide mineral sunscreens are micronized, leaving no white cast, just fish and clean beauty devotees leaping for joy. This bluelight protection formula makes an excellent morning moisturizer with SPF to shield you against light emitted from electronics at work and play.
Note: This formula, like all Pevonia products, refrains from using harmful nanoparticles that have the potential to penetrate the bloodstream and damage DNA and cells.
Exfoliation is an essential part of weekly skin care, and our Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and Enzymo-Sphérides® Peeling Cream satisfy the demands of today’s savvy clean skincare consumer. No Sulfates, Plastic Beads, or Synthetic ingredients, just skin-friendly exfoliation that respects the skin barrier while smoothing skin’s texture.
Clean Natural Bath Products
Don’t let clean beauty care stop at your neck! Your body deserves all the healthy, vegan-friendly goodness that your face does. Start with our Anti-Stress Bath & Shower Gel, 2nd Place winner of the @CertClean annual Clean Beauty Awards in the Body Wash Category! Then, follow this Sulfate-free natural body wash with our top-selling Dry Oil Body Moisturizer for a winning vegan combination. You matter - and so does your skin! Take care of yourself confidently with Pevonia natural skin care products that support skin health and wellness without damaging chemicals and practices – for the best in healthy self-care!
Want to maximize results for your healthiest skin ever? Show your skin some gratitude and boost skin health with an in-depth consultation for your ideal products and professional treatments. Ask about these vegan, clean beauty Pevonia treatments:
- Anti-Free Radicals Mask Treatment
- Lumafirm® Lift & Glow Facial Treatment (w/Escutox®)
- Luminous “C” & “Sea” Mask Treatment
- RS2 Mask Treatment
- Stem Cell Phyto-Elite® Intensive Body Contouring Wrap
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