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I still remember the moment when I first met KYPRIS Beauty founder Chase Polan.

We were in Los Angeles for a green beauty event, and the sweet Marissa Waller of BeauTeaBar invited me and other beauty addicts to a pre-event beauty party to kick off the exciting weekend ahead.

Green beauty lovers everywhere were giddy to finally meet IRL, but little did I know that I’d be meeting a brand founder who wasn’t on my radar and who would end up being someone I loved talking business and beauty with from then on.

Of course, that woman was Chase Polan, the brains and beauty behind KYPRIS, a line that marries soul with science — and doesn’t skimp on glamour or effectiveness.

It was during that meeting in 2014 where I learned about KYPRIS’ rockstar serums and oils and her straightforward emulsifying technique (a few drops of Antioxidant Dew and a few drops of Beauty Elixir mixed together instead of layered).

Seems kinda silly to think about how new this was to me, but at the time, layering skincare was just what I did, as mixing terrified me. KYPRIS is a line that’s meant to be mixed and matched, which makes it fantastic for customizing to exactly what your skin needs without buying an excessive number of products.

The care Chase took in launching her brand to a wider audience was exceptional. And that’s why today, she’s continuing to surprise and delight customers with interesting new products and category expansions that meet skincare divas’ needs left and right.

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Her latest creations that have me excited are Glow Philtre and Deep Forest Clay, two new masks that refine the skin (Glow Philtre) and de-gunk pores (Deep Forest Clay).

They’re currently under more testing, but my first impressions after a couple of uses have me excited to share them with you — and ensure that if you’re an avid KYPRIS fan, you’ll get an extra special taste of these new launches if you wish (which you can find at the end of this post!).

As always, I’ve starred the products I also use and love.

KYPRIS Beauty Founder Chase Polan’s Favorite Beauty & Lifestyle Products

kypris beauty founder chase polan shares her favorite natural beauty products

Rare Elements Shampoo & Lite Conditioner

Marissa at BeauTeaBar introduced me to this fabulous brand. This is the only natural shampoo and conditioner I’ve tried that doesn’t irritate my scalp or weigh down my hair.

Aubrey Organics High C + E Deodorant

I love this scent-neutral formula that never fails and never irritates my skin. Plus, it’s very affordable and available at your local health food store or grocery store (like Whole Foods or Sprouts).

*Epsom Salt

One of my absolute most favorite ways to complete the day. After cleansing my face, applying a full dropper of *Beauty Elixir to my face or the *Glow Philtre: Soaking in a very salty, very warm bath. This is my cure-all for sore muscles, stress in my body, anxiety before sleep, and winding down for the evening. Soaking in epsom salt is also a fantastic source of magnesium, which has shown to be absorbed transdermally. Magnesium is responsible for over 300 processes in our body, and our soil is famously depleted of it. Biologically speaking, we use magnesium quickly, relative to other nutrients. Out of the tub, I slather on the *Body Elixir in Inflorescence.

*Tom’s Shoes

Cute. Comfortable. Buy one pair. Give one pair. Need I say more? My favorite are all of the different artist collaborations and the lacy ones.

Nutiva Red Palm Oil

My friend Ivy over at Clean Cuisine introduced me to the benefits of Red Palm Oil. I love coconut oil, too, however I find it sweet or associate it more with dessert. When I want something that is more savory, with beneficial fatty acids, heat stability and ample antioxidants, this is my go-to. I use it for cooking eggs, popping popcorn and any time I don’t feel like using organic, pastured butter or coconut oil.

*Bone Broth

Collagen, minerals, fats, vitamins. The ultra-nourishing gifts of bones. I drink a cup of this in the morning a few times per week, especially in winter.

Special Offer for kimberlyloc.com Readers

KYPRIS is extending a special Gift with Purchase offer for kimberlyloc.com readers. With your $100 purchase on kyprisbeauty.com, you’ll receive deluxe samples of Deep Forest Clay and Glow Philtre (new kimberlyloc favorites!) and two additional deluxe samples of your choice.

Offer ends Sunday, March 5 at midnight PST. No code required; all qualified orders placed in this timeframe will receive the gift with purchase.

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  • Peony

    Fun to read but I’m dismayed by the promotion of palm oil. My understanding is that there isn’t any kind of palm oil that is truly sustainable (because the certification process isn’t trustworthy). At the very least, I believe any advertised use of palm oil confuses the people who don’t know it is almost always an environmentally irresponsible and dangerous crop. Why not just use something else?

    • Great question! Nutiva is well-known for its conservation efforts and has a nice writeup about their approach to red palm oil.

      Read it here: https://store.nutiva.com/red-palm-oil/

      I’ll ask the company for further insight!

      • KYPRIS Beauty

        Thank you Kim! You are one of the best researchers I know. xo Chase

    • New links from Nutiva above!

    • KYPRIS Beauty

      Hi there!

      Thank you so much for your comment. It appears Nutiva has already piped up with their sustainability efforts. They really do a fantastic job. Also, one thing I do not believe was mentioned is that per hectare of land palm oil is one of the most efficient oils, if not the most efficient oil, used. To clarify it means that less land and less plant material is needed to create the same amount of oil from other plants like olive for example.

      I hope this eases your concern. Initially, I had the same ones, but I think you’ll find the answers your looking for at their links. At for me, it was an excellent reminder that each grower, supplier, and provenance is completely different and that one crop grown and processed in one place can be very different from the same crop grown in a different place under different stewardship.

      Thank you so much for your question. It’s truly inspiring to see someone be so committed to our environment and the other beings with whom we share the planet.

      You give me hope.

      xo

      Chase

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  • ARGV

    i love Kypris sooo much, i probably sound like a shill when i talk about the products! almost every step of my skincare routine is Kypris (with the exceptions being things they don’t yet make, like toner spray and eye product). i was actually wondering if/when you would talk about Deep Forest Clay, which became a holy grail for my congested/oily/combination skin the moment i tried it. <3 <3 <3