Clean up your routine with these thoughtful beauty swaps

Get dewy skin, lifted lashes and polished nails with these clean beauty picks

These days, cleaning up your beauty routine is easier than ever. Thanks to plenty of customer demand and more and more product innovation, cleaner beauty options often perform as well as — or even better than — their traditional counterparts. And while clean formulas of the past were limited to basic personal care, finding great alternatives for every beauty category is no longer an obstacle. Thankfully, this means you’ll never have to sacrifice performance for your values. Whether you want to clean up your makeup, skincare or manicure routine, these six beauty swaps from the Thoughtful Choices at Shoppers Drug Mart™ collection have you covered.

  1. The goal: A glowing, dewy base
    The swap: COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Skin Milk Nourishing Foundation

    Gone are the days of a cakey complexion. This lightweight, second-skin formula blends into skin effortlessly and is free from ingredients you might be looking to avoid, like phthalates, parabens, sulfates and talc. This dreamy, wallet-friendly foundation is infused with moisturizing coconut and skin-soothing aloe to create a positively dewy finish that allows your natural beauty to shine through.
  2. The goal: Full, fluffy lashes
    The swap: Honest Beauty® Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer

    If you desire lashes that remain glossy and fluttery from day to night, choose a mascara that is long-lasting, like this 2-in-1 formula from Jessica Alba’s clean beauty brand Honest Beauty. The dual-ended wand features a primer on one end for enhanced performance and staying power, while the black mascara adds ample length and definition.
  3. The goal: Refreshed skin
    The swap: THAYERS™ Unscented Witch Hazel Facial Toner Alcohol-Free with Aloe Vera

    When it comes time to remove makeup at the end of the day, you want skin that feels fresh and toned but never tight. This classic pH-balanced facial toner from THAYERS™ is fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested and made with a blend of calming aloe vera and non-distilled witch hazel. This skincare superhero works to cleanse, tone and hydrate the skin all at once.
  4. The goal: Even-toned complexion
    The swap: Versed Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum

    For out-of-this-world radiance that won’t break the bank, try this antioxidant-packed, vitamin C-enriched serum. It’s loaded with plant-based brightening ingredients like licorice root and palmaria palmata extracts, along with niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3), to gently nix dark spots and discolouration while firming, hydrating and strengthening your skin.
  5. The goal: Skin-quenching moisture
    The swap: ZERO 100% Natural Day Cream

    Chock-full of all-natural ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil, this nourishing day cream from British skincare brand ZERO hydrates and protects the skin throughout the day, plus, it’s plant-based, vegan and cruelty-free. Designed with sustainable packaging, it’s better for the planet, too.
  6. The goal: Nourished nails
    Quo Beauty Breathable Nail Colour & Treatment in “Green Goddess”

    Having healthy nails doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your manicure — promise! Opt for an innovative polish that’s better for your nails, like this formula from Quo Beauty. The formaldehyde-free formula allows water vapour and air to pass through the polish, allowing your nails to breathe while bringing out your inner goddess.
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