I Built My Career Around Self-Care—16 Products I Swear By (Plus 6 Wellness Tips)

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 estheticians—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.

Ah, Summer Fridays. It's one of my all-time favorite brands, a beautiful escape into a carefree, sunny wonderland where self-care and skincare coalesce. I've always loved its focus on easy, breezy, natural beauty—everything from the clean formulas, minimalist and sustainable packaging, and ethereal aesthetic. I've also been a fan of its co-founder, Lauren Ireland (writing this article felt like a serendipitous assignment!), who's living proof that you can balance many things at once with grace, but I wanted to know how.

"Wellness as a whole has been a love of mine for as long as I can remember, and I really valued the love and care I showed my mind and body, so that has led to a career surrounding self-care," Ireland says. For her, that means prioritizing wellness habits, many of which are free. "Protect yourself in the sun, drink water, move your body, take a daily probiotic, avoid picking at your face, and practice daily gratitude," she advises. "I think when we feel full on the inside, we look even more glowy on the outside."

How else does Ireland fill herself up? Makeup and skincare. "While I obsess over products, I crave simplicity, which led to my love for finding (and now, creating!) products that are easy and effective," she says. I approach my own beauty routine in the same way and can't help but mention that my desert-island skincare product, the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask ($49), is also Ireland's. "It's truly the most versatile, ultra-hydrating product that I use in so many different ways. We sell one every two minutes!" To see more of Ireland's must-have products, keep scrolling.


"I love to use this as an overnight mask, daily moisturizer, under-eye cream, and hand lotion."

"I always have this in my bag to use throughout the day. It's the perfect midday hydration."

"Our mineral SPF blends really beautifully into all skin tones and pairs well with makeup."


"Somebody Wood is the perfect blend between feminine and masculine, and it's my current go-to, everyday scent."

"A natural blend that is perfect for when I am feeling unsettled and want something to calm my nerves. It has magnesium and other ingredients in it that make me feel calm."

"I love how therapeutic it feels to apply this oil at the end of the day just before bed. I love to pair this with my body lotion and wake up feeling super hydrated."


"My holy grail for hair growth! I've noticed thinning at my hairline since having my daughter, and taking these supplements regularly has helped."

"This is my spring and summertime go-to for natural waves."

"I use this styling cream every day. I love using it on wet hair, before styling, and I also love to use it on my flyaways when I wear my hair in a pony and want a chicer, slicked-back look."

"This is the best for my frizzy ends and smells divine."

"A longtime favorite of mine, this brings my hair back to life and gives it the texture of a fresh blowout."


"The ideal lightweight coverage for that no-makeup makeup look. I wear this every day. It covers up my redness so well while still letting my freckles shine through."

"Another holy grail of mine! I always have this on me, and the coverage is unmatched."

"This Dior mascara has been my favorite since I was a teenager. I love how it lengthens my lashes without irritating my eyes."

"It's just so good! We sell one every minute—it's the most buttery, hydrating lip balm without feeling greasy. It comes in a number of shades and colors."