Sneak Peak: Stella McCartney Does Skincare

12/22/2006 at 04:00 PM ET

Already known for her beautiful clothing and accessories (that pals like Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johannson love), designer Stella McCartney is introducing a skincare line, appropriately called Care. Launching in the US in February on, it will include seven products, from a cleansing milk to a green-tea-and-linden-blossom floral water, all made with 100% organic (0% petrochemicals, 0% silicones, 0% chemical preservatives) ingredients to match McCartney’s all-natural, vegetarian principles. The packaging is gorgeous and streamlined and the products feel amazing (I’m addicted to the musk rose-spiked Nourishing Elixir already.) To let all of us beauty editors in on the big news, we were invited to lunch at a chic, modernist Meatpacking District flower shop.The designer, who was eight months pregnant at the time, couldn’t be there so she taped a video message that we watched while dining on a dainty vegan lunch and testing the products. And then — what else? — a waiting phalanx of hybrid cars zipped us back to our offices. — Elizabeth Lamont

Photo: Courtesy care by Stella McCartney; (inset) KARWAI TANG/ALPHA/GLOBE

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Kiki on

This stuff is probably really expensive. I personally think that Stella McCartney should stick to clothes…

Chloe on

…is it just me or does anyone else think it’s a little, uh, peculiar, that a vegan/vegetarian designer would have a shop in the “Meatpacking” District… ??? ;)

Just a thought!

Vanessa Rita Kozeili on

another way to make money!

merry christmas !

Kristin on


another celeb with their own beauty line (made by a beauty company using their image for marketing)

Chrissy on

Off the actual subject, but I don’t care for Stella…period!

Anna on

I think it’s admirable that she is countering the beauty business by producing something without synthetic and possibly dangerous chemicals. She is also said to be involved with many aspects of its production.

Ingrid on

Stella’s fashions show women how to look and feel good about themselves. I think it’s brilliant that she is venturing into the skincare industry with an organic product. She has an exquisite fashion sense and her passion for the environment makes her an positive influence for young women.

Rajkumari on

Care skincare line – its about time, way to go Stella ! can’t wait !

Mia on

this line is a long time coming. its time that organic products be introduced into the luxury/designer vernacular and given her successes in the accessories department, stella is just the person to do that for skin care.

also, who cares that her store is in the meatpacking district? what does that have to do with anything? there’s hardly any meatpackers there anymore, its an old name and not even an official one at that. plus, i’m sure that was a draw for stella and co. when planning a location for her store.

Angie on

I actually had a training on the whole line the other day at work. I must say I’m pretty impressed with the line as a whole.
Its relatively inexpensive (inexpensive meaning $35-$75 price range) and the products smell AMAZING, like a trip to the spa… without the spa.
I had the opportunity to play with the entire line and they even sent us home with the moisturizing fluid to try on our own, I used it this morning over my Decleor and it’s been about 12-15 hours since then and I’m not shiny or greasy feeling at all.
Everyone should at least play with the products in the line and see how they like them, they’re all really great.

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