CRUDE

Soap-free, organic skincare to support your natural skin barrier and help you glow.

About CRUDE

CRUDE is the clean skincare line that is all about using oil to make your microbiome (the trillions of tiny, invisible things that live on our skin) flourish.

Why We Love Them

We love when a brand comes in and challenges beauty standards, so thank you CRUDE! CRUDE's products are intentionally formulated without soap, detergent, and harsh exfoliants which can be rough on your skin causing inflammation and breakouts.

Origin Story

How can we put this simply… Denise Cartwright, the founder of CRUDE, knows her sh*t! For over 12 years Denise was a professional skin whisperer aka a Master Esthetician perfecting the skin of people everywhere, but it wasn’t until 2014 that she realized the power of oils. Looking to heal her own acne breakouts, Denise began experimenting with different oils and eventually landed on a formula that worked. Denise knew that she was onto something, so in 2014 she quit her esthetics job and began to offer oil-cleaning facials out of her apartment and word quickly spread. From then on Denise has continued to build CRUDE from the ground up, bootstrapping the business while making millions in revenue and important activist content to further the conversation on important issues.

The TL;DR

  • 100% Organic
  • Skin and body care that supports your natural microbiome
  • Soap-free and detergent-free
  • Leaping Bunny Certified and Certified Microbiome-Friendly

The Science & The Soul

The Science

Remember when you thought that soap-based products were good for you? Yeah we do too, but then CRUDE came into our lives and made us rethink everything we thought we knew about oil + acne. CRUDE is harnessing the power of oil to create a soap-free skin regimen to support the skin’s microbiome. Their plant-based products are gentle on your skin and less abrasive or harsh than traditional soap-based skincare products that you’ve grown accustomed to. Their products are meant to be used together: Cleanse restores your skin’s biome, Detox removes impurities, Bloom heals the skin, and Glow boosts the skin for a dewy afterglow. Plus, Wash cleanses the full body so as not to keep a good thing just to your face!

The Soul

Education is a key part of CRUDE's brand. They use their blog, SOUL, to educate people on skincare health and trends. They also highlight activist initiatives, specifically in the skincare space.