Allergen Free & Clean
My struggles with skincare began when I was diagnosed with nut allergies and couldn’t find any natural products that wouldn’t turn my face into a burning, itchy, red mess. This all started for me back in the mid 2010s and clean skincare was at the precipice of its boom. Also diagnosed with several other environmental allergens and celiac disease, I was unwell at the time. I knew it was time to clean up my act –literally. My body needed a reset, and I started to switch out our home cleaning products and my personal care products, to clean plan-based products.
The search was a long and unfruitful one. I was really shocked when I couldn’t find one clean brand that thought about how allergies affect the skin, and eliminated nuts. Not one brand had thought about someone like me. After a few years of trying to find appropriate products for me – I decided I had to create them. No one was hearing my voice on this topic or seeing my metaphorical smoke signals.
I expressed this frustration while talking with Nathalie (my Starling co-founder), with whom I had worked for several years at a retail company in New York. During the conversation, she mentioned her own struggles trying to find clean skincare that would help her rosacea. Before hanging up, we vowed to create the type of skincare products that we ourselves could never find to help troubled and allergenic skin.
Along with being allergen-free and clean, we create everything in small batches to ensure maximum freshness of products and efficacy. We use organic ingredients, wherever possible. We stringently vet our vendors and ensure that with every shipment we receive a confirmation of no cross contamination of allergens. We also oversee every aspect of production ourselves, to further ensure the safety of the products.
Starling Skincare started shipping products two years ago, and the customer reaction has surpassed our expectations. Judging by the responses, it’s clear there are many people with nut allergies who were having trouble finding skin products and deodorant that worked for them. We’ve gotten some of the most heartfelt thank you notes from people like us, saying they finally feel heard. That’s why we know what we’re doing is helpful.
We know allergies continue to be on the rise–particularly for children. There are several hypothesis on why. Pollution, excessive hygiene, stress or suppression of the immune system, are a few examples of what may cause the allergy to arise. Eliminating allergens completely is necessary in order to improve overall health and wellness. That’s why we thought it was important to create a brand that addressed the skincare needs of kids with allergies too. Our kid’s deodorants and cleanser are our most popular products. They work, and kids love them. Moms do too.
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