Pick-Up Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
    Pick Up Date

    Find a store

    Change Store Notice
    Changing your store will remove Rx items from your cart.
    Your Store: Select a store


    Are you tired of squinting at tiny labels, trying to decipher the complex ingredients in your cosmetics? Dive into the refreshing world of clean beauty, where transparency reigns supreme and wholesome ingredients are the stars.


    Imagine your skin care and makeup routine transforming into a nurturing ritual for both your health and the planet. This is not just a fantasy. Clean beauty is a movement toward safer, toxin-free cosmetics, delivering products that blend beauty seamlessly with well-being.


    Why this seismic shift? Because you demanded more — more transparency, more health-conscious products, and a deeper respect for nature. You're not just after another pretty lipstick; you're on a quest for beauty items that resonate with your deep-seated values of wellness and sustainability. And in our digital era, the stories behind your favorite products are just a click away, from ethical sourcing to the ecological footprint they leave behind.


    Rite Aid is here to guide you through this maze of choices. Our carefully curated product collection reflects a new wave of consumer awareness, where every selection is a statement of care and consciousness. Embrace this journey with us as we stride into a future of more informed, ethical and radiant beauty practices.


    What Is "Clean Beauty"?

    Are you curious about what the term means beyond the catchy slogans? Let's dive into the heart of this movement and uncover the fundamental values that make beauty products genuinely "clean."


    Ingredients Under the Lens

    Clean beauty refers to products crafted without harmful or toxic elements that could jeopardize our health or the environment. It touts safe, eco-friendly alternatives while recognizing that "natural" doesn't automatically mean safe and "synthetic" can sometimes be benign. Just because something is "natural" doesn't mean it's always good for us — take poison ivy, for instance.


    On the flip side, lab-crafted products like hyaluronic acid prove "synthetic" isn't a dirty word. The real goal is prioritizing our health and well-being. It's less about whether the ingredients are natural or synthetic and more about their safety profile.


    The Age of Transparency

    The era of secret ingredients is over. In today's world of transparency, brands are stepping forward to disclose every single ingredient in their products. This clarity empowers you to make informed decisions, giving you the peace of mind that you know exactly what's going on your skin, hair and nails.


    Consider, for example, the Ella + Mila brand and their "17-Free" products, which do not contain 17 harmful chemicals commonly found in other similar products. Sally Hansen's Good.Kind.Pure. nail polish is also touted as plant-based polish formulated without formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates and other chemical additives.


    Green at Heart

    Our green initiatives at Rite Aid go much deeper than surface level. We champion cruelty-free testing, opt for recyclable packaging and adhere to ethical practices. When you choose our products, you're not just indulging in self-care; you're making a powerful statement favoring health, sustainability and a love for our planet.


    Take, for example, EcoTools and their mission to use earth-friendly, clean ingredients that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. You can blend your favorite look while supporting the environment with EcoTools BioBlender Compostable Blender.


    Nature's SOS

    In the face of global environmental challenges, the beauty industry, spearheaded by companies like ours, is shifting toward sustainable sourcing and environmentally friendly packaging. This strategic shift is crucial in our battle against climate change and our efforts to lessen our ecological footprint.


    Consider Eco Glaze products and their push for sustainability. In addition to using a nail polish formula made from 70% bio-sourced ingredients that are both sustainable and renewable, the product caps are 20% post-consumer recycled (PCR) to reduce plastic usage and aim for zero-waste sustainability. Also look at Almay Hydrating Tint Foundation that has a tube made from 49% PCR material and cap made from 96% PCR material.


    Evolving Standards for a Safer Tomorrow

    As the beauty sector continues to evolve, so do our standards for safety. We're at the forefront of removing potentially harmful substances like microplastics and parabens in sync with global regulatory changes. This dedication reflects our commitment to products that are as gentle on you as they are respectful to the environment.


    Volumize your lashes with CoverGirl Lash Blast Cleantopia Volume Mascara, made with 100% cellulose plant fibers and infused with aloe leaf extract, ceramide and sustainably sourced rainforest maracuja oil — plus, the outer cap is made with 44% PCR material. Then, nourish those lips with the Rimmel Kind & Free Tinted Lip Balm, made with a cruelty-free, clean and 100% vegan skin care formula.


    Beauty Beyond Boundaries

    Today's beauty movement transcends beyond just health and eco-consciousness. It's a lively celebration of all skin shades, textures and individual characteristics. Gone are the days of narrow beauty standards featured in glossy magazines. Now, the industry enthusiastically embraces a diverse tapestry of beauty, honoring all forms of human uniqueness like never before.


    The Mosaic of Shades

    Have you noticed the foundation aisles lately? Consumers no longer need to settle for a "close enough" shade. Thanks to the push for inclusivity, an array of shades ensures that everyone can find their match.


    One Size Doesn't Fit All

    And when it comes to skin care, it's all about celebrating you. Whatever your skin's needs — nourishing deep melanin tones, combating dryness, or catering to unique features — personalized care is now the norm.


    Gender Neutrality Is the New Normal

    And the final touch? The beauty aisles have evolved! The outdated labels of "for men" and "for women" are disappearing, making way for gender-neutral products. It's a testament to the idea that beauty knows no bounds and is a shared, inclusive experience for all.


    What To Look For?

    This movement is redefining glamour, merging personal wellness and environmental care into the essence of cosmetic culture. When scouting for authentically "clean" products, there are certain aspects to consider.


    • Sourcing with sensibility: Truly being clean means selecting ingredients with care and conscience. It's about honoring the planet's resources and ensuring our beauty choices don't drain natural resources, exploit labor or damage ecosystems.
    • From container to compost: Think beyond the product — consider its journey from creation to disposal. Clean beauty advocates for packaging that's not just chic on your vanity but also kind to the planet, favoring materials that easily return to the earth with minimal environmental footprint.
    • Upcycling magic: Waste not, want not! Clean products harness the magic of upcycling, turning what's discarded into something desirable. Imagine luxurious beauty ingredients born from used coffee grounds or fruit peels— this is an innovation that reduces waste and champions sustainability.
    • Cruelty-free chronicles: A pivotal shift in the beauty world is the move toward cruelty-free practices, stepping away from animal testing. When you choose brands that share this ethos, you're not just picking a product but making a powerful statement for ethical and compassionate beauty standards.


    Pioneering a Beauty Revolution

    At Rite Aid, we're not just following a trend, but supporting the greater goal of long-term sustainability. Selecting from our clean beauty products is an experience in itself. It's a choice that goes beyond the ordinary, embodying a lifestyle that values wellness, sustainability and a connection with the world around us. We carefully choose products that are not only free from harsh chemicals but also in tune with nature's rhythm.


    So, embrace the journey! It's a commitment to yourself, a nod to the environment and a step toward balancing with nature. We are with you at every step, offering products that are not just safe and nurturing but part of a larger movement towards mindful, ethical beauty. Join us and be part of the community dedicated to making a difference.


    Written by: Anubha Charan