How your pimples make you a detective, according to the Sakara Life founders


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You know those skin-care and beauty products that you use until the very last drop? The ones that you’ve spent entire brunches/text threads/email chains, telling your friends about? They’re the best of the best…so amazing that you’d never risk putting them in a piece of checked luggage. At Well+Good, we call those our Beauty VIPs (you know, Very Important Products). In this series, we ask women in wellness and the public eye what beauty products they use every single day and why—with an entire Internet of options to choose from—these items stand out. 

For most women, a rouge pimple here or there is cause to panic and then cake on the concealer, but founders of Sakara LifeWhitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, take a more mindful approach: Every pimple is an opportunity—er sort of. “Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. We’ve all had skin issues, and though they’re not fun, your skin is a brilliant detective that lets you know when something isn’t right,” Tingle says. “Be grateful when your skin sounds the alarm.”

When I asked the Sakara founders the secret behind their glowy skin, their answer, no doubt, was that it all starts with the *high vibe* food on their plates. Besides eating a minimum of eight cups of organic greens (yes, really) every day, what else do Tingle and DuBoise swear by their amazing skin? Below, they share their secrets and the products that help get them there.

Keep reading to find out the products they credit for getting an amazing glow.

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Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, $62

“I use this once a week. It helps revive my skin and give it that glow in under 20 minutes,” DuBoise tells me.

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Weleda Salt Toothpaste, $8

“I use this twice a day, every day. It makes my teeth feel super squeaky clean,” Duboise says.

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Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum, $180

“Everyone I’ve ever sent this to becomes as obsessed as I am. It’s like food for your skin. When it soaks in it gives me the glow and changes the texture of my skin immediately,” Duboise tells me.

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Sakara Daily Probiotic Blend, $46

“Your skin starts in your gut—a healthy gut equals healthy skin. These probiotics not only help with the health of your skin, they also help decrease bloat and help calm inflammation and candida,” Tingle says.

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True Botanicals Vitamin C Booster, $90

“This is a staple in my skincare regimen,” Tingle tells me. “It helps to brighten and hydrate like nothing else.”

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L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour, $9

“When I swipe on this lipstick, I feel so, so good,” Tingle tells me.

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