Simple Beauty Products With Major Results

Though we may want to know exactly what's in the beauty products we're using, reading the labels on the back of bottles can cause major anxiety. Ingredient lists can often feel as long as our college essays, and they're almost impossible to understand.

While we're not necessarily saying fewer is best — because that's not always true — we know some skincare, hair, and makeup buffs prefer to use goods that have a label that is a little easier and less time-consuming (ie., less googling) to decipher.

Ahead, we've rounded up the best beauty products, from shampoo to face wash to nail polish remover, that contain just 10 ingredients or fewer. Trust us, you don't always need a lot of stuff to get the job done.
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Coming in at just under 10 ingredients, this oil-based cleanser from Korean brand Aromatica is unlike other oil products you might already use in your double-cleansing routine. The babassu oil and orange peel formula starts off as a sherbet-like solid texture, and as you rub it onto your face, it melts down into a cleansing oil that removes makeup and dirt.

It's also on Fashionista's list of innovative Korean beauty products to try — and as we're talking about the land of thriving beauty additions, that's saying a whole lot.
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Our very own beauty director has praised Little Barn Apothecary's cleanser as one of her favorite indie beauty buys. Its key ingredient,
activated bamboo charcoal, yes burnt bamboo, well, bamboo that has been pulverized and steamed, is gaining popularity in the skincare world for its impurity removing powers. It's also formulated with aloe to help prevent overdrying, basil essential oils to help eliminate bacteria, and not much else.

In fact, if you're into a minimal ingredient list, you should definitely peruse their site because all of their products fall into the 10 ingredients or fewer category.
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Oats, black walnuts, chamomile, and kelp are the four (and only four!) ingredients that make up this gentle, fine-grain exfoliant.
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Rosewater takes the place of regular water in all of Chantecaille's skin-care products. And they aren't any regular ol' rose petals — they're hand-picked during the month of May in the hills of France ( NBD) and loaded with Vitamin C. So spritz some of this on your face for a fancy midday pick-me-up.
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This dry oil is made up of 100% pure Camellia oil, an antioxidant packed ingredient from Jeju (the largest island off of South Korea), which has been used as a rejuvenating treatment for generations.
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Touted as the "ultimate natural alternative to retinol," Pai's rosehip oil is like pressing rewind on your face. The rosehip and Vitamin E blend regenerates skin to be clear, bright, and supple.
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Herbivore's new 100% natural resurfacing mask includes the ingredient of the moment, blue tansy oil, which works as a powerful anti-inflammatory to reduce redness, as well as aloe, papaya, and white willow bark.
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I swear up and down by this spot treatment— and the fact that I can count on two hands the number of ingredients it includes just makes my praise more legit. The list includes sulfur, glycerin, and calamine (serious throwback camp memories, anyone?) which aid in its quick-drying, pimple-eliminating abilities.
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No, this isn't a mistake, Chanel is coming out with a brand new moisturizer for women with sensitive skin that includes exactly 10 ingredients. The brand collaborated with dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD, to formulate create the antioxidant-rich formula.
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Rich in shea butter and olive oil, the soaps from Paddywax will help to cleanse your bod while moisturizing your skin at same time.
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We present to you flavored and edible (cacao butter, jojoba, vanilla, and peppermint...) for you and yours. That is all.
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The scrub consists of fine grain sea salt which sloughs away dead skin and rich oils that help nourish the body. The formula is so soothing and soft, you can even skip the moisturizer after rinsing.
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Everything S.W. Basics sells has five ingredients or fewer. The founder, Adina Grigore, originally made the products for her own sensitive skin, and for her, less is more. "We’ve found that if we stick with only absolutely essential ingredients and don’t add a bunch of extra stuff, we don’t need to put 100 things into our products," their site reads. "Using fewer ingredients means more potent skincare."

Their Cream moisturizer includes three key hydrating ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil.
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This calming blend of organic lavender oil, sweet almond oil, and sesame oil will leave your body relaxed and super soft.
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The name of this product alone makes us want to run a steaming bath (even in 90 degree weather), and soak in the water until our fingers start to prune. And lucky for us, this milk bath has both detox and therapeutic qualities which will help us woosah while we wade.
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The Pits deodorant from indie brand Soul Sunday not only smells like lavender, geranium, and other earth-y fragrances, but it's 100% natural and vegan.
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Formulated with coconut oil, eucalyptus oil, vitamin E, and other nourishing ingredients, this minty lip balm won't leave your lips feeling waxy, sticky, or oily-feeling.
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If you're putting a product close to your eyes, it might be good to know what the heck is in it. Vapour Organic Beauty's eyeshadow shimmer cream (which you can apply with just your fingers) contains 70% organic ingredients and 30% minerals. The packaging is even recyclable, so you can do your part in helping to preserve the environment and your visage.
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Continuing the shimmer theme, this eyeliner from Alima Pure is made with mica and vibrant in color, but with a slight shimmer.
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Beautycounter's ingredient selection process is touted as one of the strictest in the industry. This mattifying powder includes silica, cornstarch, and other elements that help to soak up excess oil.
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J.Crew models and Refinery29 editors alike love to love this illuminating product from beauty brand RMS. Use it to accentuate your cheekbones, inner eyes, or Cupid's bow, and watch as the shimmer pigment, organic beeswax, Vitamin E, and oils help to bring a new, radiant glow to your face.
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BareMineral's foundation will provide you with flawless coverage while maintaining that no-makeup makeup look — no wonder it's racked up so many beauty awards. It also comes in one of the widest ranges of shades we've seen and is formulated with SPF.
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All of Lurk's fragrances are hand-blended using an organic jojoba base and pure essential oils, and fall under the 10 ingredients or fewer category. Their scents (the RSW005 is their most popular) can be purchased as a perfume oil (the bottles are adorable) or an Eau de Toilette.
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The ginger lily and ylang at the heart of this perfume gives it a crisp, light, feminine scent.
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Tata Harper's Love Potion is a blend of the world's most potent aphrodisiac essential oils, including grapefruit, jasmine, and frankincense. The aroma is so intoxicating that it might just bring all the boys to your yard.
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If you haven't noticed so far, hair products with 10 ingredients or fewer are surprisingly hard to come by. Lush's Trichomania coconut shampoo is one of the few cleansers we could find that fit into the category. It comes in solid form and is ultra-hydrating — perfect for curly-haired ladies with dry strands.
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Whether you're a brunette or a blonde, Mullein & Sparrow's dry shampoo powder has you and your locks covered. It includes very few ingredients (cocoa powder for darker shades, arrowroot powder and lavender oil for lighter shades, kaolin clay, and cornstarch) and its light-weight formula will help your hair stay fresh in between washes.
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Every girl I know with natural hair swears by this product (myself included, that slip is unlike any other), and if there's one thing curly-haired girls obsess over, it's what ingredients they're putting on their coils. This detangler and leave-in includes organic mango, slippery elm, marshmallow root, and lemongrass.
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Coconut oil has been praised for being a holy-grail ingredient for some time. Now, drugstore brand, Promise Organic, is adding pomegranate into the mix. This multi-tasking combo can be used on your body, face, or hair.
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Sprinkle some of this hair dust onto your roots for instant volume, texture, and definition.
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Josie Maran's 100% argan oil will be your hair, face, and bod's best friend in the winter months — trust us.
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This pomade emanates the scent of delectable sugary goodness, just like how I imagine Willy Wonka's factory smells. Its blend of oils, butters, and veggie waxes protects the hair, and can also act as a moisturizer for the scalp.
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This soy-based nail polish remover is made with pure argan oil and enriched with vitamins A, C, and E, which will be super gentle on your nails.
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