Midyett’s Smoky Premium Rub From High-Quality Coffee and Sumac

Elevate your meals with seasoning that enhances more than meat

An important lesson in grilling: the less moisture that’s clinging to what’s cooking, the faster you’ll achieve that crispy, caramelized sear. Thus, dry rubs (a simple one can consist of just salt, pepper and brown sugar) make more sense than marinades when you’re choosing how to season. One of the best spice rubs you might not have tasted yet is made by musician Tim Midyett, …

Reef-Safe Vive Sana Sunscreen

Coral-friendly and rich with antioxidants, these serums are kinder to you and the oceans

Last month, Hawaii became the first US state to ban the sale of sunscreens that include the UV-filtering ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate (it goes into effect in 2021)—not because they harm wearers (though the EWG might disagree), but because they’re toxic to coral reefs and sea creatures. Coral reefs have already been damaged tremendously by climate change; scientists now have evidence that these specific sunscreen …

Glow Recipe: Natural Korean Beauty Products

With a focus on real watermelon, these potions and lotions will hydrate and boost your glow

Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, the minds behind Glow Recipe, have brought their favorite, hard-to-find Korean skincare products to the US market—all of which incorporate tech and ingredients that aren’t typical in most department store items. Their in-house line, Glow Recipe, is made up of just four powerful products (as Lee and Chang spend a bulk of their time researching how to approach skincare effectively …

Cordial Organics’ CBD-Powered Wellness Line

Imparting the therapeutic properties of cannabidiol in balms and bitters

Cannabidiol is one of the cannabis plant’s byproducts. You might be more familiar with the plant’s other byproducts like hemp oil (made from the seeds of the hemp plant, and often used in lotions and soaps) and the psychoactive cannabinoid THC, but cannabidiol is distinct from both. Cannabidiol (commonly shortened to CBD) won’t get you stoned, is legal in 43 states, and we’re only just …

Root + Spring’s Herbal Teas and Soups

A family company introducing traditional Chinese medicine to more mouths

If you live in a metropolis big enough to have its own Chinatown, chances are, you’ll know the feeling of walking through those streets, wondering what those boxes of ginseng and various powders in the herbal shops can really do for you. The practice of traditional Chinese medicine is literally ancient compared to the trendy green juices, adaptogens, and bone broths that have become a …