How gorgeous is this gel mask? It’s become a summer time mainstay, when sweat, sunscreen and garden grim slick up my face and my trusty oil cleansers don’t leave me feeling clean enough. It’s a gentle mask, however, nothing like stripping action you’ll get from say, Goop’s exfoliating treatments. A potent combo of botanicals (white willow, known for smoothing out acne) and BHA/AHA enzymes quietly dissolve dead skin. All the while, blue tansy (which gives this gel its mesmerizing hue) soothes, leaving the face refined and balanced.

$48 for the most elegant glass jar in your medicine cabinet.

Beauty heroes subscription box

Even the most dismal day can be brightened by popping up my mailbox and spotting a neatly packaged Beauty Heroes box waiting for me inside. Created by a spa industry veteran, the subscription is the clean beauty's answer to the slow food movement: Non-toxic holy grail products ( or "discoveries" as they call them), are lovingly culled into monthly boxes to be incorporated into your self care routine. 

And no duds so far. Lines like LilFox (the honey based mask + scrub pictured above, by the way, is a fantastic morning facial treatment), Osmia, Josh Rosebrook and Mahalo have all been featured in my boxes. All of these lines have long been darlings of other clean beauty bloggers, and my Instagram feed is often dotted with unabashed adoration for these lines. But their products are pricey, and my skin is fussy. So it's lovely getting their one-size-fits-all greatest hits sent my way and dodging have to pay the full retail value, at roughly $38 a box.