Beauty

5 goop Staffers (including Gwyneth) Pick Their Desert Island Clean Beauty Product

Written by: Jean Godfrey-June

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Published on: December 12, 2023

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When we asked five goop staffers (including Gwyneth) to pick their one very favorite clean beauty product, their answers underscored our company-wide approach to beauty as wellness: Each chose something that made them feel good as well as look good—something that improved not just their skin but their moods and their lives.

Note: By desert island beauty essential, we mean your one must-have item—not what you’d take with you to an actual desert island. What any of us would take to an actual desert island is obvious: SPF 50. The best SPF 50 we know? This lavender-turmeric one for body by Naturopathica, and for face, the complexion-magic Weekend Skin from Iris&Romeo.

  1. Naturopathica
    Lavender & Turmeric Protective Moisturizer SPF 50
    goop, $68SHOP NOW
  2. Iris&Romeo
    Weekend Skin SPF 50 + Vitamin C + Glow
    goop, $50SHOP NOW

Our five staffers still had a hard time singling out one all-time ultimate beauty item they’d prioritize above all the others. But in the end, they made their choices—and it’s quite a list.


 

KATE VAUGHT

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, BEAUTY

“This blush texture is otherworldly. The best stuff is under the surface (like most things in life, right?): All the velvety goodness is ultrasmoothing and blurring on the cheeks, lips, forehead, and chin for that really pretty allover blushing look. And it’s fun to layer with other shades, too, for your own custom color.”

  1. goop Beauty
    Colorblur Glow Balm
    goop, $34SHOP NOW
  2. goop Beauty
    Colorblur Glow Balms, Set of 5
    goop, $136SHOP NOW

 

GWYNETH PALTROW

FOUNDER AND CEO

“I would have to say the peptide serum right now, just because I’ve seen it make such a difference in my skin. I don’t want to erase time from the life I’ve lived, and I don’t have to be wrinkle-free. But I do think that trying to maintain skin texture and luminosity is great. The serum has all kinds of amazing things in it, including super peptides, and when I use it regularly, I love my skin.”

  1. goop Beauty
    Youth-Boost Peptide Serum
    goop, $150/$135 with subscription SHOP NOW

 

DJENABA PARKER

GENERAL COUNSEL AND CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

“This is a unique cleanser because it’s in powder form and you add water, but boy, do I love it. I’m a combo-oily-skin girl (even into my 40s), and this cleanses, exfoliates, and does a great job of removing my makeup as well as oil buildup. Because it’s a powder, I can always travel with it and don’t have to worry about it being oversize. Game changer!”

  1. Dr. Barbara Sturm
    Enzyme Cleanser
    goop, $80SHOP NOW

 

NOORA RAJ BROWN

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BRAND

Annee de Mamiel’s Gravity Fix somehow magically pauses time with a potent mix of clean retinol and firming and collagen-boosting ingredients like red algae and glycoin. It’s pricey, but it’s in the ‘you get what you pay for’ camp. The texture and scent make it a soothing daily ritual you’ll look forward to, and the results—those will make you stay with Gravity Fix forever.

  1. de Mamiel
    Gravity Fix
    goop, $265SHOP NOW

 

MADELINE CRUM

BUYER, BEAUTY AND WELLNESS

“Vintner’s Daughter is my forever favorite, go-to, one I can’t live without. It’s the only product in my many years as a beauty buyer that hasn’t changed with the ever-evolving lineup on my bathroom countertop—and that’s saying a lot.”

  1. Vintner’s Daughter
    Active Botanical Serum
    goop, $195SHOP NOW