The July Box
Purely Simple Face Cream & Nectar Vital Rose Drops
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This lightweight gel cream gently moisturizes with an aloe vera juice base, and has a very low percentage of essential oils. The soothing formula is ideal for all skin types, especially sensitive or those with perioral dermatitis.
- Just eight ingredients go into this nourishing elixir, including organic rosehip, argan, prickly pear, and pumpkin seed oils. With a fresh rose petal aroma and silky texture, it’s a heavenly way to hydrate and soften.
Purely Simple Face Cream
$60 value · 1.5 oz.
Apply to clean skin morning and evening. Add the Nectar Vital Rose Drops for enhanced moisture.
Nectar Vital Rose Drops
$98 value · 1 oz.
After cleansing, apply a few drops of this dewy serum alone, underneath your moisturizer, or mixed in with your face cream.
MEET THE MAKER
Sarah Villafranco, MD
Soothing skincare lovingly made in small batches with mood-lifting aromatherapy and blissful botanicals.
Originally an emergency medicine physician, Sarah fell in love with formulating soaps, lotions, and scents—and never looked back. Now with her handmade range, she practices holistic healing by guiding people to nourish their skin and wellbeing.
Home town? Washington, DC.
Childhood hero? All of Charlie’s Angels.
Dogs or cats? Border collies—I have had them over the last 20 years, and can’t imagine life without them.
Signature dish? Crab cakes without the crab. (Zucchini!)
Comfort food? Artichokes—steamed, then briefly broiled, then dipped in my favorite homemade vinaigrette.
Secret skill? I can do almost any accent, and I have abnormally strong calf muscles. Both very useful in daily life as a CEO.
Nature fix? The alpine forests where I live are heaven on earth.
Power color? Grey. It’s one of our brand colors, and the color of my natural “highlights”, which have been growing in since I stopped coloring my hair.
Sanity saver? Hiking/biking/skiing/running/yoga.
AM ritual? Lemon water, Brooklyn tea by Art of Tea, or a cup of Chemex coffee.
PM ritual? Reading James Herriot books with my girls (in a Scottish brogue, of course).
Greatest challenge? Parenting!
Greatest joy? Parenting!
Mantra? If it’s important to you, you’ll make it happen.