Credo's Clean Beauty Discovery Kit

Getting the Clean Beauty Discovery Kit is akin to walking into Credo, mecca for clean beauty products, and asking one of their knowledgable staff if there are any must-haves. Buying beauty products online can be a bit of a gamble when dealing with variables like color. But this well curated kit bypasses all this by delivering essentials tailored to anyone who wants clean, shiny hair, glowing, smooth skin and the absence of body odor.  And who doesn't want that?

Those who don't wear makeup will find this invaluable, and any beauty junkie will find at least one new favorite in this stash. I'd wholly recommend the kit as a gift to any gym rats, frequent travelers or anyone new to clean beauty. Break it up into stocking stuffers or treat yourself with these seven "holy grail" items. Plus, the charming bag is generously sized for stashing more travel ready essentials. 

Tata Harper's Resurfacing Mask is highly lauded for it's instant benefits. It's a gentle exfoliator, and the immediate results are remarkable. Skin feels smoother and fresher and any excess oiliness is mopped up. It's a translucent pink, florally scented gel, and dries within 5-10 mins, but you're advised to keep it on to 20 mins. I'll mist my face with water to prolong the dewy stage before rinsing it off.

Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream is a lovely lightweight lotion that locks in moisture and delivers long lasting hydration. 

The Lovefresh Grapefruit Deodorant has a bright, cheerfully citrus scent in very portable stick. And anyone who's been disappointed by natural deodorants will be glad to know that yes, it does work!

De Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm and Skin Owl Eye+ are both beloved staples I hear about time and time again. I was thrilled to try these both out and happy to report they both live up to the hype. I treat the cleansing balm like a moisturizing mask, and my fussy skin responds really well to it. The Eye treatment is a cool, milky-clear gel that performs like a decadent eye cream, but doesn't slide around my eye make up.

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner were surprisingly my favorites from this kit, and I'm not the sort of person to get too giddy over haircare. They work, really really well, and impart a powder scent that reminds me of Donna Karen's Cashmere Mist. Bonus, I found that I didn't need any shine boosting finishing spray or volumizers when using this duo.


If there is one thing you can do to suspend the relentless tick of the clock, to slow down time and ward off premature aging, experts agree it's wearing a good SPF every day. 

Look for one that's SPF 15 – SPF 30, for example isn't twice as effective as 15, we're talking about a scant 4% difference that can compromise the formula. My favorite tinted one is Suntegrity, it's a true multi-tasker and a repeat buy for me. I was first introduced to it at San Francisco's Credo Beauty following a 6am flight that turned into a nightmarish long trek with a plane delay, 2 hour wait time at Hertz, Bay Area traffic and a crying toddler. I had a headache coming on, but insisted on stopping at Credo. There, I wearily asked an onsite aesthetician what I needed, and she promptly whipped out a tube of this tinted SPF moisturizer, and a Kari Gran lip balm. She was spot on, I looked and felt more rested immediately. 

This SPF moisturizer is super hydrating; giving off the glow-y sheen of a facial oil, it blends quickly and negates any need for foundation. Just a bit of powder and under eye concealer (I love this as a day time eye cream as well), and you're done. Perfect for busy mornings or packing an overnight bag.