Health Is Beauty

Handmade Skincare from Nearly Naked

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Conceiving an idea or product is one thing, bringing it to market is an entirely different ball game.

Research and development is crucial and often happens in the humblest of settings. A garage like Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, or in the case of Chelsea Romero and Jacob Zamarippa, a tiny 6×8 kitchen in Chelsea’s parents’ home.

Chelsea and Jacob grew tired of the unhealthy skincare products they were seeing on store shelves and decided they’d set out to spread the “naked” truth about modern skin care. Through a great deal of experimentation finding the finest all natural skincare remedies, Nearly Naked Products was born.

The skincare company sources ingredients from farmers markets and sustainable suppliers. All products are made in very small batches to ensure quality and freshness.

I sampled a selection of Nearly Naked Products and highly recommend the following.


Activated Charcoal Soap, $5.99

Activated charcoal – boasts beauty benefits for skin by drawing oil, dirt and other harmful substances from clogged pores due to its adsorption powers. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne.


Rose Facial Clay, $15.99

Pink kaolin clay – a skillfully balanced blend of the White and Red kaolin. It is rich in aluminum oxide. This clay is ideal for normal skin types due to its unique balance of properties. Red Kaolin clay provides a profound absorption of toxins and clogged oil from the skin while the mild White clay combats skin irritation and dryness.


Papaya Bath Set, $24.99

Papaya has certain properties that can help to bring back that healthy glow of years past. Papaya also has the ability to help reduce age spots and decompose the free radicals that is causing your face to age along with rejuvenating your skin. The enzymes in papaya fruit also can help to heal your irritated skin from sunburn.


Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine,,, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.