This Clean Beauty Sale Is So Good, I Almost Don't Know Where to Start

Back when clean beauty was in its infancy, it was a challenge to find makeup that delivered high-impact results. That all changed when Kosas came on the scene, delivering a line of fun essentials with skin-centric ingredients, all without hormone-disruptors like parabens and phthalates, talc, formaldehyde, and more. Unsurprisingly, celebrities immediately took notice — and now, all of the brand's must-haves are 20 percent off. 

For Kosas' Friends and Family sale, everything on the brand's website is marked down until October 15. Even as an experienced beauty writer, it's difficult to know where to begin — so let's start with arguably the brand's best-known product, its Weightless Lipsticks. 

The formula touts fans like Naomi Watts, Olivia Wilde, Mindy Kaling, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mandy Moore, all of whom know their way around a makeup chair. The lipsticks come with anti-aging qualifications, too, thanks to the included mango seed butter to smooth and plump lip lines, and shea butter, cocoa seed butter, and jojoba oil to hydrate à la lip balm. 

Shop now: $28,

That same multi-tasker approach goes for the brand's Tinted Face Oil, which has made a powerful fan in YouTube star Emma Chamberlain (she calls the tint "life-changing" for glowy skin).  On top of a light wash of evening pigment, it brings in enough skin-supportive ingredients to rival any morning serum, like avocado oil, meadowfoam oil, jojoba oil, camellia seed oil, red raspberry oil, and rosehip seed oil. 

Speaking to red raspberry oil, researchers write in the scientific journal Plants that the ingredient has "immense therapeutic potential" as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It's rich in carotenoids, which offer a high concentration of vitamins A and E — both of which are "essential for the maintenance and repair of skin cells." The researchers continued, "The oil works by creating a lipid barrier that stops skin from losing natural moisture. Retaining moisture helps to keep skin cells looking young and full." 

Shop now: $42,

Likewise potent in the Tinted Face Oil is rosehip seed oil, which brings in another dose of anti-aging vitamin A — and the brand's blush and highlighter Cream Color and Light Palettes features the same ingredient, so your makeup will do more for you.

Those benefits are rivaled by those The Big Clean Mascara proffers: It incorporates castor oil to help your lashes grow long and thick, alongside biotin and peptides. Excitingly, the brand also found a way to guarantee long-lasting wear without perfluorinated chemicals or microplastics, thanks to a little help from plant-based sugars.   

Shop now: $34,

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Want to take a dip in the brand before the sale ends? Take a scroll through the rest of the brand's best-sellers, below.

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