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Clean Beauty Swap: Noora Noora with her husband Ryan (above); Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech (below).

When we heard that Noora, our VP of communications, was taking a ten-day trip to Morocco, we imagined a glamorous jumble of Vuitton steamer trunks would be making the trip with her (she is one of those people who drips with effortless but serious style and élan); we could not have been more wrong. “I once had a tragic incident with lost luggage,” she laughs. “Ever since, I’ve avoided checking a bag at all costs.” Her ten-day itinerary involved everything from hiking in the Atlas mountains in gym clothes and lunch in Riviera-casual at the Kasbah Bab Ourika (“the prettiest hotel in the mountains with a garden onsite, local everything…”) to poolside cocktails post-Yves Saint Laurent garden tour and black-tie with (faux) fur for dinner at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant at the Royal Mansour. Somehow, she fit it all in a carry-on.

Noora was also unfazed at the prospect of switching out her conventional (and super-luxurious) makeup and skincare essentials for the trip. “The goop by Juice Beauty had me kind of pre-sold on switching everything over,” she explains. “One by one, I’d converted to the entire line of skincare—it’s so good—so I was ready to go totally nontoxic!” Below, the star items from her complete travel bag swap-out (and how they performed):

Clean Beauty Swap: Noora

goop by Juice Beauty Discovery Set

goop, $125

“This kit, which includes moisturizer, face oil, night cream, and the instant facial, is TSA-friendly and has lasted well beyond my 10-day vacation. I kept the face oil in my handbag and dabbed it on during the flight. And I kept to my at-home schedule of three days a week with the Instant Facial: I do it before I go to bed and each time, my skin emerges softer, smoother, and plumper.”

Clean Beauty Swap: Noora

Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Eye Balm Helianthus Seed Extract & Tocopherol

goop, $99

“I love everything Grown Alchemist does and the packaging looks so pretty, so I was thrilled to try this eye cream. It’s worth every penny—especially for the jet-lagged.”

Clean Beauty Swap: Noora

Kosas Weightless Lip Color

goop, $24

“Gwyneth used these lipsticks in a video for Vogue.com, and I of course fell in love with them. I’m Indian, so I have darker skin, a kind of in-the-middle complexion that makes finding the right lipstick an endless struggle. But these colors are so rich and flattering. I like Royal when I need a just little color for day, and Electra when all I want is a bold red lip—I’m obsessed!”

Clean Beauty Swap: Noora

Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18

goop, $54

“I was shocked when I started reading about how irritating and toxic chemical sunscreens are. Non-toxic mineral ones, however, actually deflect the sun instead of disintegrating over the course of a day. You have to rub this one in the tiniest bit more, but then you forget you’re wearing it.”

Clean Beauty Swap: Noora

Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

goop, $45

“I saw our beauty director Jean Godfrey-June wearing this one day at the office and bought it immediately. I never wear foundation (I tell myself it’s a French girl thing to do but it’s actually just laziness) but this is so light and weightless and you just glow—so yes, I was pre-sold on this one, too.”

Clean Beauty Swap: Noora

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

goop, $38

“Highlighter is like a secret weapon. I just started using it recently and the amount of compliments I receive tripled. Switching to this one on my trip was an even bigger upgrade: There’s something so natural and soft about it—you look like your skin is candle-lit at all times.”

Clean Beauty Swap: Noora

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigment Ultra-Natural Mascara

goop, $38

“I loved my old, totally toxic mascara and dragged my feet on making the switch. This gives me even fuller, more feathery lashes than my old one.”

Clean Beauty Swap: Noora

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum

goop, $185

“ I really love the fact that this is the only product the company makes. It’s a super active, totally potent…miracle. I now use it twice a week instead of retinol.”

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