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Welcome to Stripped Beauty

The Stripped Story

Providing you with freshly made, high-quality lab-to-face skincare.

Hi, I'm Melissa Arpino! I launched Stripped Beauty in 2018 with the hopes of slowing down skincare. Our products are formulated, manufactured, and shipped in-house at our lab by real people. We're not here to be mass-produced; we're here to offer what your skin needs. We keep it real, simple, and most importantly, we keep it Stripped.

I grew up with my parents innovating in the skincare industry. My first job was at our lab, labeling and packaging dermatology-grade skincare. I was obsessed with the idea of making my own products, and I knew one day I would do just that. My mother, a cosmetic chemist, has always been my biggest inspiration and teacher. One day, we were in the lab playing around with ingredients to help my super sensitive, acne-prone skin. We discovered that my skin responded happier and with fewer breakouts to simple product formulations with simple ingredients.

This discovery is what inspired and paved the beginning for Stripped Beauty and has set the standard for how we formulate our products today.


Focusing on what's inside the bottle

We source naturally derived, vegan, and organic ingredients from all around the world and pair them with clinical, industry-standard actives to gently treat your skin. Each batch is freshly hand-crafted at our lab in Upstate New York to ensure the highest level of care, quality, and effectiveness for your skin. Stripped Beauty is cruelty-free.

Stripped of industry tax

At Stripped Beauty, all of our products are under $30. We've built this brand with the promise to provide you with premium skincare without the high markup. In-house formulation, manufacturing, and shipping allow us to stay dedicated to this mission. We believe in a world of transparency and keep our prices reflective of that.

Loving our planet

The skincare industry is generally not sustainable. However, we are cutting back on waste in every way we can. Small batches and in-house production allow us to cut out all middlemen, reducing our carbon footprint. We use biodegradable packing peanuts and eco-friendly options when we can. We're taking steps to do better daily and are firm believers in conscious consumerism.

Recent press

"Wanda Clay Mask clears breakouts without overdrying, leaving skin soothed, hydrated, and glowing."

"This team prioritizes the power of nature and elevates it with science resulting in a naturally top-notch experience."

"Melissa doesn't use any harsh chemicals or toxins in her products, instead offering natural skincare made with minimal ingredients."

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