Clean beauty faves


I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this uncertain and difficult time. On one hand, practicing social distancing/isolation/quarantine can be a challenge to our mental health and emotional well-being, but with all this “extra” time on our hands, it can also be an opportunity to self-reflect and even take part in some much needed self-care.

Personally, in the first few days I’ve stared out the window feeling grateful that I am fortunate to be able to work from home, and being thankful to those who are on the front lines risking their own lives for those in need, as well continuing to provide us with our daily essentials. I have also done quite a bit of early spring cleaning. I was looking through my skincare stash, and I thought I would just quickly share with you a few of my most loved “clean” skincare items. When I say “clean”, I use the Sephora definition, i.e., without Sulfates—SLS + SLES, Parabens, Formaldehydes, Formaldehyde-releasing agents, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Oxybenzone, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban, Undisclosed synthetic fragrances.

Read on for a few of my faves.



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Favorite: The Laundress Stain Solution

I am a bit, dare I say, anal retentive when it comes to washing my clothes. Although I have no problem with throwing most things in the wash (in a mesh bag and cold water, of course), the majority of my clothes are hung to dry. For the most part, I use good old Tide or Woolite for Darks. For more delicate items such as silk or cashmere, I turn to The Laundress.

The Laundress Stain Solution has almost never failed me. I have watched stains dissolve before my eyes, even those stains that the dry cleaner could not remove. And if they are really stubborn, I let it sit over night, et voila! The stain is gone. If these products were not so pricey, I would wash everything with them (and really, my mom was actually washing everything with them because she saw how good they were until I told her how much the bottle costs). The bottles have lasted me quite a long time because a little goes a long way, but I certainly wouldn’t call them cheap either. They are however, eco-friendly, which is a great bonus if you care about that sort of thing.My favorite place to get the Laundress is on Amazon, but you can get select items on other websites such as J.Crew or on The Laundress website directly.  I haven’t tried all their products, but the ones I have tried, I have been extremely pleased with.

Just a few of The Laundress products that I think are worth checking out below:


Anyone have experience with The Laundress products? Please share in the comments below!