Looking for a more environmentally-friendly and skin-loving makeup range that won’t break the bank? Catrice is here to help with the Catrice Clean ID range. Offering care and make-up products based on environmentally friendly formulas, the Clean ID range is a planet warrior’s dream.
The products are vegan as well as free from parabens, silicones, microplastics, mineral oil, pure palm oil, exotic ingredients, camphor, declarable fragrances and acrylic compounds. What’s more, the products in the range are made from a maximum percentage of natural ingredients and are as eco-friendly as possible. According to Catrice the range has “everything you need and nothing else”.
And, the cherry on the cake? Even the packaging is more environmentally friendly. Using as little plastic as possible, the packaging is made out of paperboard and recyclable materials and is super easy to recycle. And as with all CATRICE products, the production of CLEAN ID cosmetics is free of animal testing.
Tried and tested
From eyeshadow to bronzing powder, lip balm and highlighter, Catrice Clean ID features products you and your skin will adore. I got the chance to try a few products from the range including the Clean ID Mineral Swirl Highlighter in Silver Rose (010), Clean ID Mineral Bronzer SPF in light/medium (010), and the Clean ID Lip Balm.
The Clean ID Mineral Swirl Highlighter is made out of 96% natural ingredients and is talc-free. Available in sunny gold-bronze or delicate rosé, this baked mineral powder is ideal for creating a sparkling appearance. The soft-touch formula makes it a dream to use on the skin. The silver rose colour is ideal for adding radiance and a subtle glow to fair skin like mine and for just R115.95, it’s a no-brainer to have in your make-up bag.
The Mineral Bronzer (R104.95) is another winner and is perfect for adding a ‘sun-kissed’ touch to your skin. The bronzer is talc-free and contains 84% natural ingredients. Available in two shades, light/medium and medium/dark, this powder bronzer also has a velvety soft finish and feels luxurious on the skin. What’s more with an SPF15 built-into the product, you get a little bit of extra sun protection for those summer days when you can’t help but bask in the sunshine. Use a large, soft brush to apply and blend in your bronzer to create a beautiful ‘fresh from a beach holiday’. For best results apply on the forehead, directly at the hairline, and add a slight touch above the bridge of the nose, and the chin.
Lastly, the Clean ID Lip Balm (R79,95) contains 98 percent natural ingredients, including macadamia and coconut oil as well as shea and cocoa butter. These ‘natural beauties’ make it a wonderfully nourishing and moisturising lip balm. Ideal for applying before lipstick, the balm is transparent and melts onto the lips super quickly. Lips are left feeling soft and instantly nourished. It’s a great little balm and the packaging ensures it is a beautiful addition to any dressing table.
The extended range
While I only tried three Clean ID products, the range also includes the Clean ID Eyeshadow quad Palette made with 80 percent natural ingredients and the Clean ID Lip Oil made with 84 percent natural ingredients like avocado oil and watermelon seed oil. The oil is available in 3 colours (light rosé, dark pink, violet rose, and warm red).
New additions also include the Catrice Clean ID Hydro BB Cream in 2 Shades (light and medium). Made with 99 percent natural ingredients, including nourishing shea butter, this BB cream has a moisturising effect for dry skin.
The Catrice Clean ID range is available in-store at Dis-Chem Pharmacies as well as online from the House of Cosmetics website.
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After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.