I Own a Nontoxic Candle Company—Here's How I Curate a Healthy Beauty Routine


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The Lineup is a monthly series where we're giving you an inside peek at the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists, and aestheticians—all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at all the can't-live-without products that make their worlds go 'round.

I covet all pretty things for my home, wardrobe, and even my vanity. So when I find a product that meshes it all together such as Otherland Candles, I can't contain my joy. (Have you seen the Instagrammable packaging?) Since I'm a total fan girl, I was so excited to chat with the founder and CEO, Abigail Cook Stone, to talk about everything, including her perfectly curated beauty routine.

Stone's love of candles runs deep. They've been a key component in her self-care routine for years because they create a cozy, familiar atmosphere that makes everything more enjoyable. After burning through so many candles, Stone recognized a gap in the market. "The candles with the fresh scents I preferred were often too expensive while budget-friendly options had ultra-sweet fragrances and lackluster design," she says. Stone took this opportunity to found a candle brand that combines clean ingredients, nuanced scents, and artistic aesthetics to create a beautiful experience that sparks joy in your home and self-care routine.


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Stone takes a multifaceted approach to her self-care routine, starting with prioritizing sleep and light therapy. A beauty lover, Stone says her skincare routine is another essential step. Her lineup includes researched and science-backed products that have the same high-quality standards as her candles. "I prefer to buy from brands with big research behind them—whether or not the molecules are natural, synthetic, or both, I want to know they've been thoroughly developed and tested in a laboratory setting," she explains. One of those products is prescription tretinoin, which she touts as the most effective, well-studied, scientifically proven topical antiaging product. Thankfully for us, she shared the other clean beauty gems that are a part of her routine. Keep scrolling for 18 of Stone's favorite beauty products.

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Emma Walsh
Associate Beauty Editor, Branded Content

Emma is an associate beauty editor of branded content. She’s a passionate writer who loves all things beauty, wellness, and personal growth. Before pursuing writing, she worked in influencer marketing at Gallery Media Group, which owns digital brand PureWow. She lives in New York City, where you can usually find her running to a Pilates class or sipping on a green juice in the park.