In the last two years as I sought to makeover my beauty routine to be healthier and less toxic, Credo Beauty has become my go-to when it comes to buying skincare and makeup. Since its inception, Credo has been at the forefront of changing the beauty retail game to become cleaner, more sustainable and more transparent. They hold the brands they carry to some of the strictest sourcing and development standards and I absolutely love the assortment of clean beauty brands that they carry.
Credo was started in 2014 by Annie Jackson and Shashi Batra. They wanted to create a luxury retailer that would be focused entirely on providing customers with the cleanest, most effective independent and luxury brands around. Credo has a select few stores in the U.S. but you can also shop their variety online as well.
When Credo first publicly launched in 2015 they released a robust “Dirty List” which contained over 2,700 specific ingredients and types of ingredients that are used in mainstream beauty products, but which Credo prohibits due to safety and/or sustainability reasons. Shockingly, to this day, U.S. law allows carcinogens in baby shampoo, “fragrance” to be undisclosed, PFAS to contaminate the supply chains, and it is totally mum on sustainability and labor practices.
Then in 2018, the brand launched the Credo Clean Standard™ which they consider a roadmap to “clean” for the 130+ brands they carry. It’s made up of the following priorities which makes me feel confident in shopping with Credo Beauty: Safety (is the ingredient list safe?), Sourcing (are the ingredients sourced from nature), Sustainability (packaging guidelines, sustainable ingredients), Ethics (are ingredients linked to unfair labor conditions or poor wages?) and Transparency (what are the brand’s process and suppliers all about).
The Best Credo Beauty Products
Over the years – through both purchases of my own and gracious gifting from Credo – I have had the luxury of trying lots of products that they carry. Today I am breaking down what I think are the best products they carry across Makeup, Skincare, Hair, Bath & Body and Fragrance of those that I have tried.
This brand is $$$ but it is SO GOOD. The formulas are truly gorgeous and apply and wear so beautifully. I have a full review of nearly every product: Westman Atelier Review – Is It Worth It?
Speaking of blushes I won’t stop raving about, the RMS Beauty Blush in Lost Angel is one of the best things in my makeup bag and every one of you who have bought it at my reco have also raved. I actually apply it over the Westman Atelier blush for the prettiest soft wash of glow-y color. The combo is SO good – trust.
You know my love of all things Ilia Beauty. Don’t miss the volumizing mascara, the cult favorite Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint, the best talc-free finishing powder (perfect for my fellow oily t-zone gals!), my all time favorite brow product and the multi-tint I now have in nearly every shade. Seriously though – the whole Ilia brand is great and definitely worth perusing for the sale.
This Kosas concealer is great and I also love their mascara which gives my lashes major volume! My favorite Kosas lip oil, the Air Brow Gel, the Brow Pop Pencil, the Deo and the Weightless Lipstick are not to be missed either!
Related: Kosas Cosmetics Review
Kjaer Weis is a clean makeup brand I’ve totally fallen for that rarely goes on sale. I really love how they prioritize replenishments into their gorgeous packaging. The Highlighter, the Cream blush and the dewy foundation are my favorites that I’ve tried so far. Such gorgeous colors and beautifully blendable. I’m also enjoying the mascara they released– great for everyday wear with long, fluffy, lightweight lashes.
Related: Kjaer Weis Beauty Review
Credo is the reason I discovered the gorgeous brand Rituel de Fille. I bought this blush (shade Lovesick) and this lip sheer (shade Datura) from the site earlier this year and love both – they remain in heavy rotation for me. I also have and love this luminizer which offers mega wattage (I always get compliments when I wear it!)
Mix a little of this Pai Impossible Glow into your foundation – you’ll love the effect!
This is a great HA serum for when your skin needs a drink. I’ve gone through multiple bottles.
I love how gentle this cleansing milk is for cleansing skin first thing in the morning. I don’t recommend it for taking makeup off though! Definitely best used as an A.M. Cleanser.
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The Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask is cult status for good reasons. It gives major glow in just one use.
For similar results, I also love the Goop Instant Facial which revives skin in just 2 minutes! This is pricey but a little goes a long way.
Melt away makeup with this luxurious cleansing oil I’ve used for years and years.
A favorite of mine for many years I have gone through so many bottles of this affordable yet effective Vitamin C serum.
Draw out impurities and help clogged pores with this charcoal mask.
This clarifying facial oil is also great for breakouts. It goes to work overnight with black cumin seed and vegetable charcoal to get your skin back to glowing. I love that it reduces the appearance of imperfections so you’ll wake up with better looking skin..
I love what this oil does to my skin overnight! It gets super soft and more glowy so I wake up with brighter skin than the night before.
A great toner that lifts every trace of dirt and makeup off skin while leaving it feeling glowy and not dehydrated at all. I travel with a mini version of this usually.
A quick mask to use in a pinch when skin is feeling lackluster.
In just three minutes this mask enhances the appearance of skin’s tone, elasticity, luminosity and firmness – all without the irritation associated with harsh scrubs or chemical peels.
I love this cream in winter because it works fast and absorbs into skin quickly. It leaves a nice glow to the skin making it great to apply before doing your makeup.
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I reach for this Herbivore Cloud Jelly Serum whenever my skin is feeling lackluster.
This face mask acts like an at-home peel to slough off dead skin and leave you with much more radiant looking skin. Makeup looks far better once applied after using.
Hair, Bath, Body & Fragrance Picks:
This is my favorite body oil. It’s gorgeous to apply, doesn’t get slick or sticky and soaks in right away. Especially great during winter! Pro tip: Put a few pumps into your bath, too!
This bestselling body scrub is so damn luxurious. It leaves your skin feeling so very soft and super hydrated. I’ve gone through two tubs and this is one of my go-to Under $50 gift ideas, too.
If you prefer more lotions than oils, this body balm is great. It sinks in right away and leaves no sticky residue. I love how soft and soothing the formula is.
This is my go-to shave cream and has been for years.
If you don’t yet have a dry brush now is the time! Such a good ritual for your body as it helps drain your lymph system and flushes excess water.
The Kinship Self Reflect Sunscreen is great for a glowy SPF base before you put on makeup.
I like this hair serum for when my frizz needs taming and my ends feel dry. A little goes a long way.
This nourishing hair milk is great for when my hair needs some TLC. I mix a bit with a hair oil and apply to my hair when damp before I blow dry it.
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And don’t miss their Gift Sets and Travel Size sections – they have such a good selection! The Travel Size section also features a variety of mini versions of bestselling products so you can test out before you commit to a full size.
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