Pure Beauty Picks: A Curated List of Clean Beauty Essentials

It is often difficult to define what constitutes a clean product. Does it refer to clean ingredients or is it more about the beauty product’s impact on the environment? Here at Mulberry Park Silks we revere all things natural beauty and non-toxic so we were quick to join in this clean beauty movement and seek answers.

What is Clean Beauty?

While many personal care, skincare and beauty brands labels are embellished with words that elude to their safety and pureness, we wondered what those statements really mean and what we found is, actually very little. "Natural" and "Eco" labels may adorn numerous skincare products, but the truth behind these claims remains ambiguous. Neither the FDA nor the USDA provides strict guidelines for the term "natural," leading to concerns of "greenwashing." Moreover, definitions of what constitutes clean beauty vary greatly.

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So what is clean beauty, anyway? Is it synonymous with sustainable beauty? We reached out to beauty blogger, Maria Velniceriu of , who explained, “A Clean Beauty or Skincare Product typically refers to a product that is formulated with safe, non-toxic ingredients that are derived from natural sources. It should be free from potentially harmful chemicals, such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and artificial colors. Additionally, Clean Beauty Products are often produced through sustainable and eco-friendly practices, ensuring minimal impact on the environment.”

Why is Clean Beauty Crucial?

The critical importance of clean beauty lies in protecting our health from the hidden harms that lurk in the products we use daily. Many skincare and beauty products on the market are rife with harmful chemicals that can penetrate your skin, potentially causing an array of health issues over time. Complicating matters, the effects of these chemicals may not be immediately apparent, often leading users to underestimate their harm.

Certified cosmetologist, aesthetician, biochemist, and science team lead at OnSkin, Valerie Aparovich, cautions, "Our skin, the largest organ in our body, absorbs up to 60% of the substances applied to it, which can include harmful chemicals found in many beauty products. Therefore, it's crucial to be well-informed about product ingredients to sidestep potential skin damage, allergies, and even severe health consequences."

Beware of these harmful chemicals typically found in skincare products: Parabens, Synthetic Colors, synthetic Fragrance, Phthalates, Triclosan, Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), Formaldehyde, Toluene, and Propylene Glycol.

Our Curated List of Clean Beauty essentials:

In line with the ethos at Mulberry Park Silks, we've curated a list of top-tier clean beauty products that ensure quality, luxury, and an emphasis on your well-being

Honest Beauty Balm
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Honest Beauty Magic Balm with Fruit & Seed Oils - A blend of organic fruit and seed oils lend this versatile balm its skin-nourishing properties.

ZOYA Nail Polish in Brittany - Boasting a gorgeous satin finish, this nail polish is free of the harmful components commonly found in many other brands.

Mulberry Park Silks 30 Momme Silk Pillowcase White


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22 Momme Pure Silk Pillowcase from Mulberry Park Silks - Enjoy a night of luxury on our pure silk pillowcase, promising benefits for both your skin and hair. All silk is Oeko-tex certified meaning that it has been independently tested and has shown to be safe for you and the planet.

Moon Juice Plump Jelly Hydrating Serum
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Moon Juice Plump Jelly Hydrating Acid Serum - This powerful serum, a cocktail of natural ingredients, makes a perfect addition to your clean beauty regimen.

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
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ILIA - Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 - Double up on skin protection with this skin tint that not only gives a natural look but also defends against the sun's damaging ray

Ilia Cruelty-Free Mascara 

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ILIA - Limitless Lash Mascara - Enhance your lashes with this non-toxic, cruelty-free, and clean mascara.

Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

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Viva Naturals Organic Coconut Oil, Cold-Pressed - Treat your skin to the hydrating and rejuvenating effects of this organic coconut oil, devoid of harmful additives.


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Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser - A favorite of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Anna Chacon, this daily exfoliating treatment hails from the lush fields of Vermont. She expresses, "I adore the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser due to its absence of synthetic chemicals and its generous inclusion of all-natural, organic ingredients. It gently exfoliates and purifies my skin, leaving it feeling rejuvenated and glowing. Also, I deeply appreciate that Tata Harper is a brand that prioritizes sustainable farming and eco-friendly production methods."

In the journey to beauty, we must never compromise our health. By making informed decisions about the products we use, we nourish our skin, look our best, and foster a safer and more sustainable world. The Team at Mulberry Park Silks believes clean beauty extends beyond a passing trend; it is a lifestyle commitment that is here to stay.

Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.