January Labs’ pH-Optimized Skincare

Championing recipes for maximum effectiveness instead of a single miracle ingredient

With the first pump of January Labs antioxidant-rich Day Cream, one notices the lightweight consistency, the pale orange-yellow color, and the absence of added fragrance. Another indie skincare brand that promises products free of parabens, sulfates and other additives, and keeps routines uncomplicated with a very small line (similar to another CH fave, Peet Rivko), January Labs has fewer than 10 products to browse. The …

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 …