Dream Shelf is a sneak peek at what clean beauty advocate and Pretty Well Beauty founder Jazmin Alvarez is currently obsessed with. It will include products from her personal holy grail collection, the chicest green packaging out there, and some ingestible beauty too, because quite frankly darling, beauty is an inside job.
I would be remiss if I didn’t share the very first product I discovered during my clean beauty journey: The Earth Tu Face Face Wash was a game changer for me. I don’t even remember where I found it, but I remember how it made my skin feel! Several years ago, after going through a total skin detox of not washing my face with anything other than water for a month, my facialist told me that I was no longer allowed to do that and that I have to wash my face. But I didn’t want to use the stuff I was using before, because I couldn’t go back to products with so many harsh and toxic ingredients. I searched around until I found something that had only ingredients that I could pronounce.
That’s when I found this beautiful, simple glass jar of face wash, that not only cleaned my skin so well, but didn’t strip it at all, either. For the first time in forever my skin felt clean and hydrated! And the best surprise was how long the bottle lasted; it literally took a year to go through an entire bottle because a little goes such a long way. That’s because Earth Tu’s products are super concentrated and this face wash isn’t formulated with water like most are.
Whenever someone who is new to the clean beauty movement asks me what face wash I like, or what they should start with, the Palmarosa + Aloe Face Wash always makes the list. Plus, the packaging is sustainable, made with glass and a peelable label, so you are encouraged to re-use the bottle for other things when their product runs out. The founders of Earth Tu are two herbalists who are also from the Bay Area —where I’m from — so the brand alsos holds such a special place in my heart because of our shared hometown.
Ingredients: Organic Saponified Coconut Oil, Olive oil, Jojoba oil, Guar Gum Extract, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Rosemary Flower Extract, Rose Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, and Ylang Ylang.