I’m a LA-Based Doula and Wellness Expert—Here Are My 16 Top Beauty Picks

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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.

Carson Meyer is a birth photographer, celebrity doula and most recently, the founder of skincare brand C & The Moon. Through her mom's work with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Meyer was made aware of the harsh chemicals used in skincare products early on in her adolescence. "Fortunately, she introduced me to clean alternatives, and we began making many of our own products in our kitchen," Meyer says. "That's where the Malibu Made Body Scrub was born, which ultimately inspired the launch of C & The Moon."

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"I had just embarked on my career as a birth doula and was becoming more and more inspired every day by what I was learning about the skin," says Meyer. The idea to launch her own skincare brand arrived by popular demand as her friends kept asking for refills of her homemade body scrub. "It was so fulfilling to be offering a clean product that was delivering results for those with sensitive skin and making people feel good," she says. Since then, C & The Moon has introduced an array of skincare products, and Meyer, a firm believer in the "less is more" mantra, knows exactly which formulas work best. Keep scrolling for 16 products Meyer recommends incorporating into your daily wellness routine.

"I formulated this product over a decade ago in my kitchen. There truly is no other scrub like it on the market. It's gently exfoliating and intensely hydrating. It leaves your skin feeling like butter!"

"I created the oil a couple years after the scrub. Many customers reached out wanting a product they could use outside the shower with the same yummy vanilla scent. The glow oil is formulated for hair, face, and body with the perfect subtle scent."

"I was the birth doula for Needed.'s co-founder. She is such a well of wisdom and puts so much thought and intention into formulating high-quality supplements. One of the things I love most about the collagen powder is it has no yucky aftertaste. It's an essential product for glowing skin and supporting skin and hair in pregnancy."

"This stuff mixed with Agent Nateur's Holi Water is a face lift in seconds! It wakes up and transforms your skin. I have very sensitive skin, so I love that I can get these results without harsh chemicals or allergic reactions."

"I don't wear makeup often, but when I do, I turn to Iris & Romeo foundation. It not only gives you a dewy glow but also protects against UV and blue light."

"I spray this on my face and body day and night to support a healthy skin biome."

"My facialist Vanessa makes these face masks. She is the best in the game. The gold mask is so cooling and rejuvenating. It doesn't leave a yucky film like many masks do. The content absorbs straight into the skin and starts working immediately to hydrate and clear skin. I think it's the secret sauce of her incredible facials!"

"I swear this drink is an instant anti-anxiety fix. Anytime I am feeling nervous-system overdrive or stress, I make myself a saffron latte and all the tension melts away. I have about 1000 packs of these on hand for my postpartum period."

"There is nothing I hate more than sticky lip gloss. This gloss is so smooth and has zero stick. Great colors, hydration, and it smells delicious, too! I have one in every purse, drawer, and pocket!"

"The volumizing conditioner has been my go-to for years. They just came out with refillable bags, which makes me so happy."

"I love everything Living Libations, but their eye shadow might be my favorite. I hate the way most eye shadows dry out the skin and exacerbate any fine lines. This stuff is so moisturizing that it does the opposite. Since it's such a clean product, I will often use it on my lips, too."

"I know this is pretty basic, but it really is a reliably good classic! It's clean, it works, and it's always a shower staple in our household."

"My lips love this stuff, especially in winter weather. I also use it on my cuticles and under-eyes in the dryer months. It's like an elevated Vaseline."

"Sunscreen chemicals are some of the worst for your health and the planet. I prefer zinc sunscreen. This is one of the only sunscreens I felt safe using while pregnant. It goes on smooth and not too thick."

"Nothing makes me feel refreshed like a good sweat followed by a cold rinse. Infrared sauna has so many benefits inside and out. It is great for skin health (a major detoxifying organ) and collagen production."

"I am prone to skin irritation and eczema. When this happens, I like to keep it simple and apply nature's greatest remedy, honey, to the affected area. I swear it works better than any product in reducing inflammation and irritation."