I’ve been into balanced clean eating for awhile now, so it makes sense that I would be switching my beauty products too. After all, your skin is your largest organ. This is something I’ve been quietly doing behind the scenes for the last several years. Introducing one small product at a time. I may have mentioned it here or there, but I believe the things we put *on* our body are just as important as the things we put *in* our body through eating.

I’ll write a longer post soon about why I’ve gotten interested in clean beauty, how I got started, and where I’m at now. For now, I wanted to share a recent Credo clean beauty haul.

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Why Credo for Clean Beauty

My friend Carmen introduced me to Credo. Carmen is a beauty pro, so I was glad she shared this gem with me. Credo is a beauty store with chic physical shops and a fantastic website. They actually had a location in Williamsburg NYC and San Francisco, so I got to visit the physical stores when I was living in those cities.

Credo is like a Whole Foods but for beauty. I love how it simplifies my shopping process because I don’t have to as deeply research products I’m interested in trying.

Credo has The Dirty List, which is 2700 ingredients that they and their partners do not use. According their site, these ingredients have been linked to these impacts:

  • Cancer
  • Hormone Disruption
  • Allergies / Sensitization
  • Toxic to Environment
  • Toxic to Human Body

So I like shopping here because I know the products have a stronger level of safety than if I shopped in a regular beauty store.

You can read more about The Credo Clean Standard here.

So here’s what I got!

Clean Make-Up Faves + Trying New Products

Credo Clean Beauty Haul

First up, I re-ordered some products I love and also opted to try a couple new things:

  • Exa High Fidelity Foundation: I’m not a big foundation person, but I wanted a little more coverage than my loose powder foundation to make my YouTube videos more polished. I was hearing about this brand on social media, and I liked how they had so many color options. The 3-step shade match quiz made finding the right option for me easier since I was shopping during the pandemic. I normally get shade-matched in store since I’m fairly make-up clueless. But the quiz worked like a charm. I like that this foundation is lightweight while providing good coverage.
  • Exa Jump Start Primer: I read that the foundation went on better with this as the primer. I’m normally not much of a primer kind of girl. I like fairly minimalist make-up since I’m relatively make-up-lazy and a bit of a tomboy at heart. The bundle discount made it easy to add this to my order. I haven’t tested trying just foundation, but I do enjoy using the primer and foundation together so far. I’m going on trust with what the reviews said for now.
  • Youthforia BYO Blush *color-changing* blush oil: I discovered this on the Credo website. It’s apparently viral on social media. Before purchasing, I watched some of the videos and was intrigued. So this was a bit of a last-minute add. I have yet to test this on myself, but I’ll probably record a short video on my Instagram or TikTok if you’re curious how it looks on me. Or if you want to see it in action in general.
  • Youthforia blush brush: According to the reviews, the brush really helps blend the above blush in. It was a reasonably priced for a makeup brush, so I decided to give it a go. I also like that it’s made with synthetic fibers.
  • Youthforia Dewy Gloss in “Make Some Noise” (cool neutral red with cool-toned flex): I LOVE lipgloss, and it had been awhile since I’d ordered a fun one to try. This came up as a recommended item. After reading the glowing reviews, I decided to give it a go. It’s a fun red-tone, and I love the pop of color.
  • Tower28 ShineOn Lip Jelly in “Coconut”: Again…lipgloss. It’s the one thing I love to have in multiple brands and colors. This has a nice feel, and I love the light hint of pink it adds with glossy sheen. My lip gloss collection has declined over the years (because I slowed down on beauty shopping…okay, okay, and I canceled some beauty subscription boxes), so it’s been time to bring some new ones in.

In this post, I wanted to focus on the haul by sharing details about what I ordered. I left some light comments, but do you want full reviews? Photos of it on? Let me know in the comments!

Clean Skincare + Hair Products

Credo Clean Beauty Haul

I also ordered a couple skincare products and one new hair product:

  • Plenaire Topique Enzymatic Exfoliant: Since I have sensitive skin, I can’t do physical exfoliants. So I was intrigued by this option. I purchased this with my Credo reward points so it was almost “free”. The directions recommend starting with this 3-5 times per week and building up to daily use. So far, the max I’ve used it is 5. It does a very light exfoliation. I like the dispenser and the fact that it doesn’t really have a smell. It sort of feels like putting water on your face. I’m not sure if it’s strong enough for me yet, but I’ve not been using it long. We shall see!
  • One Love Botanical Enzyme Cleansing Oil: This is my third or fourth purchase of this product. I love it! It does a light exfoliation and cleansing at the same time. I use this as an everyday cleanser when I’m not wearing makeup, usually in the morning. Though the product says it can be a makeup remover, I don’t like the idea of an enzyme exfoliant getting in my eyes. Lol! I guess I could use one cleanser for my face makeup and another for my eye makeup, but…like I said, I’m lazy when it comes to makeup. Or maybe I’m just super busy and like efficient solutions? Hmm.
  • Goop Beauty G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo: I got this to replace another scalp scrub I was using before. The previous product was purely a scrub. I like the efficiency of how this one is both a scrub and shampoo. It lathers up surprisingly well and does a nice job cleansing. It may be because I’m comparing it with the product I used previously, but this has an almost chemical-like scent. Maybe it’s just a combination of herbs like how cilantro can taste like soap? Haha. Overall, I do like this product so far.

Because of the unique smell of the scrub, I took a closer look at the ingredient list:

Credo Clean Beauty Haul

I’m guessing it’s the combination of herbs and oils that is giving this product its distinguished scent.

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As I mentioned lightly above, this is just a quick haul post to share what I bought and why. If you want detailed product reviews or photos of me wearing the make-up, let me know!

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Hope you enjoyed this Credo Clean Beauty Haul {Clean Makeup, Skincare, and Hair Products} blog post.

What are your favorite clean beauty products? Do you have any faves at Credo? Leave a comment below.