In case you haven’t heard, Space NK is focusing on clean beauty. And it's come a long way since the hessian-wrapped products of yore, nowadays you can reap serious glow-boosting, line-smoothing results with none of the nasties. And, as it so happens, a lot of the brands are those cool Instagram ones that all the stylish insiders love like Herbivore, IGK and Tata Harper.
Space NK understands that clean beauty can be confusing, so it's trying to help shoppers understand just what the concept means, as it provokes a lot of questions. Clean beauty is a pretty broad topic, so Space NK has chosen to focus on providing products that contain natural ingredients and are vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable. To make it foolproof for shoppers, it created Clean Decoded, a hub where you can find out more about these areas of clean beauty and shop by category, whether you’re into natural beauty or want a more sustainable skincare routine.
It can feel a bit daunting trying to clean up your whole beauty routine, so to help you on your quest for a more sustainable beauty routine, we asked five Space NK staffers to share their favourite and hardest-working clean beauty buys, plus we can reveal the nine best-selling clean beauty products at Space NK too. What are you waiting for?
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“One of my favourite clean beauty products at Space NK is the Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturiser. This complexion-perfecting moisturiser instantly helps to illuminate my tired skin and blurs the appearance of fine lines while imparting a soft-focus effect. It’s my everyday go-to morning moisturiser.” — Emma Simpson Scott, director of communications
“I’d love to not need this product, but I do, and ever since discovering it, I can’t live without! The beauty of the Odacité concentrates is that you can customise your daily routine based on what your skin needs at the time, which is amazing if your breakouts are irregular like mine. Not only is this product rich in antiseptic properties to help prevent future breakouts, but it also can be used as a spot treatment for problem areas. It really is a skin saviour in a bottle!” — Susan College, senior skincare buyer
“I would choose the Goldfaden Needle-Less Line Smoothing Concentrate. With such a huge choice of amazing products, it’s really difficult to just choose one! However, there are some products I return to time and time again, and Needle-Less is one of them. It instantly gives my skin a plumped look, and after using it for just a couple of days in a row, it reduces the appearance of fine lines. While it provides hydration, it also makes the skin feel firmer. I find it great in the summer under my SPF product. In winter, I use it in a targeted way on the areas that need it: under my other products. It’s not a miracle worker (unfortunately), but it definitely provides visible results. I also love the fact that this is a ‘doctor’ brand that uses natural actives and produces clean formulas.” — Niamh Butler, training manager
“My favourite product from our new Clean Decoded campaign would have to be the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser. It hydrates and removes dead skin cells, and promotes regeneration of new cells. Whenever I feel like my skin is dull, dry, flaky or irritated, I know I can use this and immediately have a more radiant and even complexion. It’s so gentle but effective. I know I can recommend it to everyone! As a makeup artist, I know how important it is to have a great base for makeup, and good skin all starts with your skincare. I can’t live without this cleanser, as it’s saved my skin on many occasions!” — Nioka Simmons, pro artist
“I’ve always loved everything Votary does, and its facial oil is no exception. Aside from having impeccably clean credentials and being crafted from the best natural ingredients around, it’s my absolute must-have whenever my skin is feeling stressed or tired. A few drops massaged into cleansed skin just seems to bring it back into balance. The gloriously heady scent is an added indulgent bonus.” — Georgia Day, head of editorial and content
Shop the Nine Best-Selling Clean Beauty Buys at Space NK
This vegan face powder blurs the appearance of pores and fine lines. Trust us—it’s no ordinary powder.
Packed with natural ingredients and free from nasties, this oil-to-gel cleanser makes light work of dirt and makeup. It contains fruit enzymes to nibble away at dead skin and leaves you with a clean, glowing complexion.
If your skin ever looks tired or dull, this soothing and healing mask from philanthropic brand Chantecaille will revive and brighten whilst calming any redness and inflammation. You can leave it on for 20 minutes or overnight before rinsing it off.
Made with natural ingredients, this paraben- and sulphate-free daily moisturiser is a godsend for anyone with dry skin.
I’m obsessed with this lightly citrus-scented brightening toner. My skin tone is noticeably more even since I started using this in-between my cleanser and serum. Also, Ren Skincare is working to only use bottles made from reclaimed ocean plastic across its entire line by early 2019.
Tan-Luxe prides itself on creating products that are paraben- and sulphate-free. It also avoids the use of heavy, outdated tanning activators. You’ll get a tan that’s seriously real-looking and kinder to the skin. Add these to your face or body creams for a buildable glow.
Herbivore’s products are free of fillers and are full of active ingredients. It also uses recyclable and reusable packaging along with a few certified organic ingredients. With rosewater, aloe water and antioxidant-rich white tea extract, this cream soothes dehydrated skin and protects it from the elements. It’s pretty damn Instagrammable too.
This vegan leave-in conditioner stops frizz for 24 hours, even in humid climates. If you want to tame your frizz and tangles, you’ll need this.
This vegan and cruelty-free face spray works wonders without the use of alcohol. It sets makeup and leaves skin with a beautiful, dewy glow.
Next, see five ways to get a clean beauty routine.