Made from ingredients that are entirely biodegradable—and sustainably and ethically harvested and produced—Bathing Culture’s soap is kind to both the planet and skin. Crafted using saponified organic coconut, olive and sunflower oils, citric acid, aloe vera and shea butter, it’s rich and nourishing and lathers up beautifully. Thanks to essential oils (all wild-harvested and organic) it smells fresh and a little citrusy. The bottle itself is made from 100% recycled materials that were collected from curbs throughout California.
Made with certified organic, sustainably sourced Kigelia africana, this cruelty-free moisturizer both corrects and nourishes skin. The Kigelia fruit is traditionally used by South Africans to soothe skin and by Malawians for medicine. The potion by LUXE Botanics also includes vegetable glycerine, lemon, lavender and more, and the result is a light gel that’s perfect for hot, humid summer days. Full of antioxidants and free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, sulphates, DEA, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, triclosan and synthetic fragrances, this serum leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.
Made by Herbivore Botanicals, with no additives or dyes, this serum gently exfoliates with 5% natural fruit acid. As application creates a subtle tingling on the skin, this potion helps shed dead skin and clears pores. It can be left on all day and the result is a clearer, smoother complexion. For Pride, the brand will donating $5 from the sale of each product to Immigration Equality—an organization that offers legal assistance to LGBTQ+ immigrants.
Inspired by the vibrance and expressive nature of comic books and video games, NYC-based beauty brand Emilie Heathe offers luxury products that resonate with developments in art and culture. With The Perfect Red nail polish, the brand delivers exactly that: a luscious, alluring red. Further, from the high-design magnetic packaging to the top-tier ingredients (which are non-irritating and non-sensitizing), Emilie Heathe checks all the boxes for today’s consumers.
With a sugarcane-based alcohol foundation and top notes of rosehip seed, jojoba and Italian bergamia oil, Noshinku’s bergamot hand sanitizer refreshes with each spritz. Unlike other hand sanitizers, it’s neither a gloopy gel nor chemically scented; rather it’s a light spray that smells almost like a perfume. Further, a slender, credit card-like design houses the liquid and makes it more portable than most.
With a pleasant aroma of organic eucalyptus and lavender, Beam’s “The Fixer” salve is soothing for muscular aches and pains—and for the mind. The one-ounce jar comes packed with 500mg of organic pharmaceutical-grade, full-spectrum CBD oil, beeswax and medium-chain triglycerides—the latter two give your skin an unmistakable softness.
Artist Judy Chicago is familiar with the goddess theme and has interpreted the Venus of Willendorf—an oolitic limestone figure from 30,000 BCE—for this limited edition soap. Made in collaboration with Prospect, it’s crafted from sustainably sourced ingredients and scented with moonflower, river grass and freesia.
PHLUR’s newest fragrance, Améline is a fresh and summery perfume that features notes from classic scents including rose, Italian bergamot, pink pepper, patchouli and sandalwood. Like all of their perfumes, this formula is made for all genders, hypoallergenic, and free of parabens, phthalates, BHT, phenoxyethanol and synthetic musk. Not overly floral, this scent is clean and elegant.
K-beauty expert Glow Recipe’s newest product taps into the brightening, exfoliating, and hydrating powers of pure pineapple juice. High in vitamin C and full of antioxidants, the formula is made with 22% pineapple juice, ascorbic acid, and stable 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic acid—all of which work to reduce scarring and uneven skin tone, ultimately leaving skin luminous.
The benefits of magnesium are seemingly countless, but it’s certainly vital for high quality of sleep. The Nue Co’s Magnesium Ease Spray offers a blend of magnesium chloride, lavender and arnica oil for a tingling potion that combines aromatherapy and science. While the lavender has a calming effect, the magnesium (boosted with arnica in this formula) helps ease physical tension. Simply spray a few pumps onto clean, dry skin and massage gently.
Made from all-natural ingredients, byhumankind’s shampoo bar is vegan and ethically made. With base ingredients including anatto seed, hydrolyzed oat protein and rosemary extract, the bar comes in three fragrance options: lemongrass, thyme or lemon lavender. Our pick is the fresh, citrusy lemongrass scent—which boasts additional notes of lime and sage. Not only does the shampoo bar offer an alternative to chemical-filled options, it’s also minimally packaged, so it’s kinder to the environment. Additionally, it’s airplane-friendly.
Natural deodorants aren’t always the most reliable, but Corpus Naturals offers an effective and appealing iteration. While it’s available in various fragrances, our favorite is Third Rose, which offers top notes of rose balanced by Italian mandarin and cedar root, so it’s not too floral. Of course, the ingredients and scents are natural and mostly plant-based. The deodorant is also vegan, cruelty-free and void of aluminum, parabens, talc, baking soda, and phthalates.
BYREDO’s striking new fragrance Rose of No Man’s Land is named for the 1918 song “La Rose Sous les Boulets.” The scent boasts notes of rose petals, but it’s not overly floral—thanks to pink pepper, papyrus and white amber. As a hand cream, it is nourishing and rich to apply.
Made from a 100% vegetable base, these glycerine soaps—scented with an energizing citrus smell—are all-natural and colorful. They’re made in small batches in the Wary Meyers’s Maine studio, and no two look the same—but all are playfully bright.
A delicate blend of grape seed, jojoba, clary sage, peppermint and tea tree oils, this potion is made specifically for pubic skin and hair—but can, of course, be used for facial hair too. Made to nourish flesh that’s often irritated by various modes of hair removal, the oil is super-gentle (as well as being dermatologically and gynecologically tested) but still effective. This blend also won’t stain, so your favorite underwear is safe.
With six travel-sized scents for all genders, BYREDO‘s La Sélection Travel Perfume Set is for those who travel often or don’t want to commit—to a fragrance. With six 12ml perfumes—Blanche, Mojave Ghost, Bal d’Afrique, Gypsy Water, Black Saffron and Rose of No Man’s Land—this set comes in a limited edition box, and each fragrance is rich and unlike the last.