Clean Beauty Find: Soapwalla

Bob’s Red Mill ground oats, pure almonds and organic raw sugar – these are not the ingredients of the breakfast I had this morning (although it sounds delicious!); they are, however, just a few of the ingredients used in products from skin care line, Soapwalla.

The line was developed in 2012 by Rachel Winard who has systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune illness, which was causing her to break out in skin rashes, hives and irritated skin patches. Her skin breakouts were so bad, she could barely use water without having a reaction, leading her to seek out skin care products that wouldn’t aggravate her skin. Unfortunately, she couldn’t find anything on the market, so she decided to make one herself.

Every product contains food-grade ingredients that have been processed and packaged in a way that makes them safe for consumption; however, note, the products are meant for external use only and the ones containing essential oils should not even be attempted to be eaten.

Produced at the Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn, NY, the brand does not use fragrance oils or synthetic ingredients or ingredients that have been derived from GMOs. The brand is also sustainable, and uses recyclable product packaging and shipping materials that are recyclable and biodegradable.

If you’re new to the line and don’t know which product to try first, the brand offers a Soapwalla Basics Kit for $76, which features six products: face serum, toning mist, body oil, lip balm, deodorant and bar. The kit comes with a custom denim tote bag, which is hand sewn and screen-printed in Brooklyn.

Visit the brand’s website to learn more.

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