Why Do Celebs Like Kim Kardashian LOVE C & The Moon's Body Scrubs? We Asked the Founder
We've been using C & The Moon's Malibu Made Body Scrub for the last month, and after getting hooked, we don't think there's any going back.
When we discovered that the brand was also a favorite of celebs including Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Mandy Moore and January Jones, we weren't at all surprised. The scrub smells like brown sugar and vanilla cookies, and manages to give a gentle yet deeply exfoliating scrub while also leaving skin hydrated, soft and silky. And it somehow manages to do this with natural ingredients that are good for you and the environment.
So when we were offered an interview with C & The Moon founder Carson Meyer, we jumped on the opportunity. Here's everything we learned about the fabulous brand—and exactly why Malibu Made Body Scrub is one-of-a-kind.
Sweety High: What were all of the considerations that went into developing your body scrubs? How long did it take to perfect it?
Carson Meyer: Since I had been making the scrub in my kitchen for years, I had the formula perfected long before it went to market. Most of the ingredients came from the kitchen pantry. I consider it food for the skin! Having a food-grade vanilla was really important to me. Not only did I want it to have the authentic smell of baking vanilla, but I wanted to be sure the scent was made clean enough to eat.
SH: What ingredients were you absolutely sure to avoid for this product? Which products' ingredients were must-haves?
CM: My list of what to avoid was very long. Essentially, I wanted everything in it to be rated 1 to 2 on EWG's Skin Deep Database. I intentionally stuck with minimal ingredients found in nature. Brown sugar was a must-have as a gentle exfoliant due to its alpha hydroxy acid that promotes cell rejuvenation and regeneration. I also wanted to include castor oil because of its highly moisturizing properties and ability to act as a non-toxic stabilizer. Another ingredient I love is jojoba oil, which cleanses the skin and soothes acne, eczema and scars.
SH: What has it been like to have such big celebrities love and endorse your products? Has there been one shout-out that excited you in particular?
CM: It is so special to know people love the product—especially skincare enthusiasts who have tried everything! It is incredibly rewarding to know that the product is delivering results and nurturing so many people. Nothing makes me happier. Every shout-out is music to my ears!
SH: Where does the name "C & The Moon" come from, and what does it mean to you?
CM: The name C & The Moon is inspired by my namesake Rachel Carson: an environmentalist, ecologist and writer whose book, Silent Spring, is credited for advancing the environmental movement of the 1960s. Rachel Carson wrote about our ecosystem and the symbiotic nature of the sea and the moon in another book, The Sea Around Us:
"The next time you stand on a beach at night, watching the moon's bright path across the water, and the conscious of the moon-drawn tides, remember that the moon itself may have been born of a great tidal wave of earthly substance, torn off into space. And remember if the moon was formed in this fashion, the event may have had much to do with shaping the ocean basins and the continents as we know them."
SH: Is there anything else we should know about the brand or your scrub?
CM: I strongly believe that we are only as healthy as the environment around us and that the discussion around clean beauty must always take into consideration what is most important: the preservation of our natural world.
In 2019 I became the co-chair of the NRDC Los Angeles Leadership Council, an organization that brings together scientists and lawmakers to defend environmental policy and regulations. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. C & The Moon donates a portion of proceeds to the NRDC. We also do our part to minimize plastic waste by packaging our products in reusable glass jars & recycled paper packaging.
If you're curious about the brand, click HERE to find out why we think C & The Moon's Malibu Made Body Scrub is the perfect grad gift.