Local Beauty: Clary Collection

Jen Auerbach and Adriel Denae met when they were each pregnant with their first child, and their friendship grew out of a shared frustration with the inability to find safe skin care products to use during and after pregnancy. That connection led to the birth of Clary Collection. Knowing that skin is the body's largest organ and that it absorbs a lot of environmental toxins, the duo started experimenting with gentle botanicals, steeping flowers and herbs in warm avocado, jojoba and olive oils to infuse healing properties. Soon they started whipping up blends of chamomile, lavender, plantain leaf and marigold, an incredibly simple combination that they found to be highly effective.

Clary offers an all-purpose balm that can be used on everything from lips to face and hands. The Renew + Repair Oil is designed to deeply nourish and heal, making it perfect for sun-damaged skin or preventing stretch marks. For those looking to fight frizz, the hair oil helps balance and build elasticity with sandalwood, frankincense, lavender, rose hip and neroli. Bar soaps are available with ingredients like detoxifying pink clay, anti-inflammatory nettle and balancing patchouli, and a face serum utilizes antioxidant-rich geranium as well as red raspberry and carrot seed oils, which provide natural SPF. The Bath + Body Oil rounds out the offerings with six simple ingredients that deeply hydrate all skin types and offer relief for those prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Jen and Adriel believe in total transparency, so every last ingredient is disclosed, revealing that the products are truly free of all synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, preservatives and fillers. With less than 10 distinct products, Clary Collection's selection is small but mighty. And undoubtedly, your skin will thank you. clarycollection.com

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Photographed at Noelle Nashville