Lark&Talon Minimalist Body Care Products is an Arlington, VA business that hand crafts all-natural body care products in small batches with intention. Our minimalist body care products contain only the ingredients necessary to be effective. We leave out anything that does not contribute to the goal of healthy, moisturized, fresh-smelling skin. That means no gluten, aluminum, sulfates, silicone, emulsifiers, synthetic fragrances, alcohol, triclosan, phthalates, and parabens! All of our products are clean, effective, and carefully created to fulfill a specific purpose. You will not find a ton of scents, sizes, tricky marketing, crazy packaging, or complicated beauty regimens.
My name is Robin, and I am the owner of Lark&Talon. I am a systems engineer, mom, and aspiring minimalist. I use all-natural products in the home (both body and cleaning products) and strive to live a simpler life. Lark&Talon came about after years and years of feeling unwell and making change after change to feel better. After searching for answers and making major lifestyle changes, I finally received a celiac disease and hashimoto's diagnosis. During that whole process I became hyper aware of what I was putting in and on my body and what I was allowing into my life. I was amazed at how long I had been blindly putting questionable ingredients on my skin. I am a systems engineer, so I said “Ok, my goal is fresh-smelling, moisturized skin. What is the minimum amount of safe ingredients I can use to achieve my goal? What ingredients can I combine together to make a “system” that works?” So I researched ingredients and iterated with recipes until I had a product that was up to my standards; it had to use organic and/or unrefined natural ingredients, contain no fillers or questionable ingredients, and it had to work! The products I created are clean AND effective. No tricky marketing. No crazy packaging. No complicated beauty regimens required. Just products that allow you to feel confident that you are taking the best care of your body. I am excited to share them with you!
The name Lark&Talon comes from the bird theme we have in our house. All of the family members have bird names – mom, dad, and kids! We even refer to our home as 'The Nest'. We chose our logo and colors because Lark&Talon products can be used by both men and women, we love all things birds and aviation, and it gives off a subtle positivity. The brand represents being light, carefree, and happy (like a lark), but mindful, strong, and powerful (like an eagle's talons).