More and more these days, brands are going eco-friendly. But that's not all, as a greater number of these green beauty products are now more affordable than ever.
Enter Vickery and Clarke Natural Apothecary products, which are more than 94 percent natural and free from parabens, petrolatum, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium laureth sulfate. The brand is named in tribute to two female pharmacists, Alice Vickery and Isabella Clarke, who broke ground in their field in 1800s Great Britain. With simple, pure ingredients like ginger, lavender, and clementine in the mix, it's hard to believe that many of the line's beauty and body care products cost less than $5. See what I thought about Vickery and Clarke when you read more.
In three words: I am impressed. The Detox Face Mask ($5) contains bentonite clay, with a texture and skin-unclogging results similar to many upscale lines; the Ginger and Clementine Body Scrub ($3.60) has a not-too-overpowering aroma with a soft, creamy feel; and once I got my hands on the cooling Face Tonic For Normal to Oily Skin ($3.60), I put it in the fridge to give it extra oomph. Vickery and Clarke products are sold exclusively through CVS, and on a pat-on-the-back side note, the brand recently won a CEW Award for Eucalyptus and Peppermint Cold and Sinus Soak ($4.80).