When lathered in Oar + Alps’ Peppermint Charcoal Soap, one feels both clean and refreshed. This is thanks to their 100% natural, proprietary peppermint fragrance, as well as Witch Hazel and organic, fair trade Shea Butter. Activated charcoal pairs with spirulina for a deep cleanliness and the removal of dead skin cells, too. Made in the US, the soap also happens to be paraben-, phthalate-, sulfate- and gluten-free.
This glow potion is a super-light and gentle exfoliating serum that contains 5% natural fruit acid. Since it’s made by Herbivore Botanicals, there are no additives or dyes—plus many of the ingredients are certified organic. Creating a subtle tingling on the skin, this potion helps shed dead skin and clears pores—all the while offering a subtle rose fragrance. With no messy removal, the serum can be left on the skin all day and the result is a clearer, smoother complexion.
The first couple of days after getting a tattoo are make or break for the longterm healing of a new piece. While Aquaphor—the most common balm used to keep freshly inked skin protected, is a great option—SkinFix has a contender that adds nourishing ingredients to promote optimal healing. Tattoo Balm includes orange peel, shea butter, jojoba, coconut and sunflower oils in a paraben-free formula that’s both light and protective.
Made for people on the go, this facial can fit into any schedule. Simply apply to freshly clean and dry skin, massage, let sit for a minute, then wash off. The process couldn’t be easier, but the end result is luminous and nourished skin. Natural healers like coconut, orange flower oil and yeast extract make up the base of the facial’s formula, helping to refresh and revitalize.
To ease the jitters that come with flying, Aesop developed a pulse-point potion (with ginger root, lavender and geranium) that rolls on. The Ginger Flight Therapy is to be rolled directly onto the neck, temples, wrist and abdomen during times of stress or nausea. Its aroma and calming, herbal qualities will ease.
After releasing all-black and rose-colored brushes, Goby has just introduced an all-white (referred to as “Glacier White”) edition. The brush will come with all the same features: long-lasting battery, session timer, speed variations, and lifetime guarantee.
Made from plant-based cellulose acetate, this round comb from Poketo fits neatly into a pocket or small clutch, for all your on-the-move grooming needs. With sturdy, wide teeth, it can tame almost all tresses. Plus, the black and blue pattern is sophisticated enough to make pulling it out on the subway (or anywhere else) far from embarrassing.
With deep-conditioning and bond-sealing, this hair mask leaves follicles feeling soft and hydrated. It is ideal for balmy summer days as it aims to make tresses silky and smooth—combating the frizz that comes with humid climates. Replenished with botanicals and butters, hair can then tackle many weather-related challenges.
The fact that no two handles are exactly alike—thanks to a truly unique, celebratory and mystifying iridescent finish—is only a sliver of the allure emanating from the razor in Harry’s new Shave With Pride set. The handles are a clever take on the rainbow association, of course, but it’s really the fact that 100% of all profits get donated to LGBTQ charities including GLAAD, APLA Health, Self Evident Truths Project, True Colors Fund and more. And again, usefulness remains at the forefront, with three German-engineered blade cartridges and a foaming shave shave (though, cream is an alternative) also in the kit.
With silver, rainbow-flecked glitter gloss (made for lips and/or skin) and an equality temporary tattoo stamp, Milk’s Pride Pack is sheer celebration. All products included are vegan, cruelty- and talc-free. During June, the company is donating 50% of the packs’ sales to The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (aka The Center) which offers support, education and events for NYC’s LGBTQ communities.
Inspired by a walk through Redwoods, PHLUR’s new fragrance might be their freshest yet. Crisp, clean and summery, it’s a scent for all genders and contains notes of forest air, violet, timur pepper, sandalwood and more. Made without parabens, phthalates, BHT, phenoxyethanol, polycyclic or alicyclic musks, all PHLUR’s delightful perfumes are also hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, sustainably sourced and packaged using recycled materials—all reasons they’re one of our favorite fragrance brands.
With warmer weather, mosquitoes and other insects begin their annual annoyance, but Apothecanna’s natural spray tackles it two-fold, it both repels bugs and relieves the itching associated with bites. Made with citronella (which is a repellent and antiseptic), eucalyptus, tea tree and peppermint oils, the potion also smells lovely (citrusy and woodsy), unlike most insect repellents on the market. Best yet, it can be sprayed all over—from face to feet—and it won’t stain clothes.
Venice, CA shop Moon Juice is well-known for their “Dusts”—powdered herb blends to add to a daily routine and enhance specific areas where you’re feeling the slump. The taste can be intense for some, so their newly launched capsuled supplements should go down easier. SuperYou aims to help the body cope with stress and fatigue by normalizing cortisol levels—when you don’t have time to visit the spa or therapist.
Thanks to notes of vanilla and peach, BYREDO’s Bibliothèque scent counters leather undertones with a rounded sweetness. One of the brand’s most popular candle fragrances, Bibliothèque is just now available in perfume and hair perfume—the latter of which creates a powdery and fresh feeling that continues throughout the day.
From staying up late, drinking heavily, popping melatonin, sipping chamomile tea and more—there are countless theories on how to avoid jet lag. But this Jetlag First Aid (made from avenia sativa, ginko bilboa, skullcap and more) is a plant-based formulation made to reset and refresh circadian balance. It also relaxes the body, so even if you can’t sleep, you’ll feel rested.
With capsaicin, ginger and grapefruit botanical extracts paired with a substantial cannabis infusion, Apothecanna’s circulation cream warms muscles and relieves inflammation. This anti-inflammatory potion reinvigorates limbs by stimulating blood flow. With a citrus and spiced scent, it also stimulates the nose. A great product from one of our favorite brands in the sector.
Made from high-quality natural ingredients, Sachajuan’s new Curl Conditioner aims to nourish, hydrate and define curls. With their Ocean Silk Curl Complex used as a key addition, this potion helps to reduce frizz. Hair is left feeling soft and smooth, without flattening waves.
Aesop’s newest range “In Two Minds” is made up of three products: a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Each potion has been carefully researched, developed and crafted for people with combination skin. While cleansing and nourishing the skin, these products also aim to normalize sebum production, calm irritation, and hydrate without making skin oily. This lightweight gel, the cleanser, smells delightfully herbaceous and feels refreshing when applied. Ultimately, it leaves skin smooth and fresh.
Intended for men, but certainly wearable by all genders, Acqua di Parma’s “Colonia Pura” deodorant stick is subtle but offers notes of patchouli, white musk, jasmine and orange—uniting for an ultimately fresh scent. Ideal for sensitive (or just-shaved or waxed) skin, it’s alcohol-free and applies smoothly. Price is in Euros.
With 100% of the profits donated to organizations promoting and fostering women’s leadership worldwide, more than lips will receive nourishment thanks to L’Occitane’s new apricot-fragranced “Solidarity” balm. Made with beeswax, shea butter, sunflower seed oil and more, this balm will hydrate and smooth lips, skin and hair.
Travel not only disrupts skincare routines but dries out flesh and eyes along the way. Austria-based Susanne Kaufman’s flight kit aims to combat this, with six items oriented at moisturizing and replenishing. From a spray and mask to lip balm and a skin smoothing concentrate, everything is travel-safe and includes Kaufman’s signature, acclaimed proprietary formulas. Price is in Euros.
For a thorough and thoroughly refreshing exfoliation experience, NY-based Beau Brummell’s Walnut Hand + Foot Scrub delivers. Using pulverized walnut shell, pumice, oat flour and a variety of natural oil, the grainy powder removes dead skin and cleanses. It’s rough, but after months of testing we can attest to its ability to clean and enliven.
Free from harmful additives, Sans Ceuticals’ products are small-batches from 100% naturally derived ingredients. Their three-in-one Activator 7 Oil is incredibly nourishing and can be used on the face, hair and body to stimulate cell repair and increase collagen production. With plenty of vitamin A, it helps to correct damaged skin thanks to anti-oxidants. Importantly, the ingredients are 100% biodegradable, the packaging is 100% recyclable and all ink used is made from vegetables—so it’s not just good for you, but also the environment.
Argan oil, chia seed, and rosehip oil are only some of the featured botanical ingredients in Naked + Thriving’s rejuvenate facial product. Application of this gentle, 95% organic oil feels both light and nourishing. Active hydrating components do everything from hinder premature aging to enhance glow and reduce fine lines. It’s delicate enough for daily use, even on naturally oily skin.