To limit single-use plastic, the brand by Humankind delivers their rich, concentrated hand soap—which comes in tea tree, grapefruit or lavender—with an accompanying bacteria- and mold-resistant dish. Your first order will arrive with both products, but those that follow include just the soap. by Humankind’s cold-processed and cured cubes contain a higher amount of glycerin (the moisturizing agent in soap) and boast a greater density, making them longer lasting.
Duke Cannon Supply Co’s oversized Big American Bourbon Soap bar incorporates Buffalo Trace Distillery’s award-winning (and delicious) Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The liquor lends this American-made soap a sweet and oaky scent—much like that of a whiskey barrel. At 10 ounces, it lasts longer than any average bar.
Working with Spanish perfumer Jordi Fernandez, Parisian fragrance brand EX NIHILO created their sublime “EXPLICITE” scent. Top notes of pink pepper and nutmeg are balanced by florals including peony and lily of the valley, while sandalwood and amber add a rich weightiness to the fragrance. Fernandez took inspiration from Spanish landscapes for the perfume, and the result is summery and sultry. Price is in Euros.
Available in three skin tones, Nuditone bandages offer more diversity in hue than the widely available versions. Rooted in the belief that “nude is a conceptual color that should suit all skin tones,” the Swedish brand makes light, medium and dark adhesive matte-finish bandages that come in packages of 20—with two sizes inside. There’s also a multipack edition that accounts for all three tones currently available.
Crafted by Marfa, Texas-based Marfa Brands for Joshua Tree, California-based Wonder Valley, the Two Deserts Soap honors two high deserts—a distinction made for dry terrain at or above 2,000 feet elevation. Wonder Valley’s lush olive oil acts as the foundation for the soap composed of palo santo, juniper, cedar, eucalyptus, ginger and a natural smoke tinge. Free from synthetic dyes and foaming agents, this all-purpose and all-natural cleanser comes in packaging designed by LA-based artist John Zabawa.
From Method’s Women in Design Limited Edition Collection, made in partnership with the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, this Orange Slice Foaming Hand Wash pairs refreshing citrus scents with a sunny pattern from Barbara White. The artist’s “Cosmic Waves,” from which the soap vessel print was drawn, is a part of Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. The collection also features the work of Marguerita Mergentime and Ilonka Karasz.
by Humankind’s all-natural mouthwash tablets (made from baking soda, tartaric acid, sodium benzoate, menthol, and thymol) now come in a travel-size iteration with a reusable container made for use while on the go. The durable glass cup makes standardized dilution simple, while the silicone tablet holder sits snugly on top. Removing single-use plastic from the ritual, by Humankind also ships tablet refills in 100% compostable pouches.
Made from wildcrafted Creosote (the “quintessential desert scent”), organic rosemary and jojoba oil, beeswax and mango seed butter, Sonoran Rosie’s aptly titled Creosote Rosemary Cream carries notes of sun-soaked wood and wild herbs. Creosote heals sunspots, soothes sunburns, repels mosquitoes and other bugs, and aids in the prevention of infection, as the plant boasts antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Plus, this cream helps to heal tattoos and supports skin after other moments that leave it particularly vulnerable. Available in two or four fluid ounce packages, each cream is made to order.
Employing a plant-based alternative to Retinol called Bakuchiol, Blüh Alchemy botanic concentrate increases the body’s collagen production, making the skin tighter, firmer and smoother—without the side effects from the traditional chemical concentrate. The Ayurvedic Babchi plant (from which Bakuchiol is extracted) is just one of the 15 organic ingredients in this serum that hydrates and penetrates beyond the skin’s top layer. The light serum boasts a subtle but pleasant herbaceous scent due to its organic nature. Just one pump applied to a clean face absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling soft and nourished. And after just a week of testing we’re already seeing positive effects!
This special collaboration between Parisian perfume brand Ex Nihilo and LA-based visual artist Reine Paradis is a reimagining of the glorious “Lust in Paradise” fragrance. Each 100ml bottle of the refreshing, radiant perfume comes in bold, limited edition packaging, along with a signed and numbered A4 print from the artist’s 2019 series called Midnight. The perfume’s notes include white peony, lychee and solar blossom, balanced by pink pepper and woody undertones. This lovely set is limited to 10 pieces. Price is in Euros.
Based on the Chinese Medicine technique, facial Gua Sha tools are meant to be used in a gentler manner. This smooth-edged, black obsidian iteration from Alder New York is perfectly shaped to work over the various grooves of your face—from your chin and jaw to cheeks and forehead. After cleansing and applying oil or serum, simply work the tool gently over your face from the center outward. The outcome should not only reduce puffiness and wrinkles, but also accentuate the angles of your cheekbones and jawline. It can also be useful in relieving aches and tension caused by TMJ. Black obsidian itself is believed to help release negativity and offer protection.
Each of Colorado-based Mandara’s Dream CBD gummies boasts 30mg of oil extracted from refined, THC-free hemp plants. Though full-spectrum oils offer a suite of benefits, CBD isolate (as it appears here) works with 3mg of melatonin in each gummy to help users fall asleep—and stay asleep. Third-party tested, Farm Bill compliant, and grown without the use of pesticides or GMOs, Mandara’s source hemp proves to be a sound introductory to CBD products. Each container comes with 30 gummies.
Each product in Frank Body’s Originals Kit is made from all-natural and paraben- and PEG-free ingredients like coffee, sea salt, raw sugar, cold-pressed essential oils, and ethically sourced beeswax. With the brand’s various scrubs—Original Coffee, Express-O Coffee (a no-mess version), Lip, and Face—the set is a great introduction to the Australian-owned brand. For the month of January, Frank is donating 100% of profits to three organizations: the NSW Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Authority and WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation, all of which are working tirelessly during the country’s bushfire catastrophe.
Made by Susanne Kaufmann (from Austria’s Bregenz Forest), this rejuvenating hand peel is one of many energy-rich, all-natural potions from the extensive line of organic and sustainable products. Gently massage the serum onto hands and wait until the particles dissolve, then simply rinse in lukewarm water. Exfoliation, a boost in skin metabolism, and (thanks to plenty of essential oils) softer and smoother hands all result. Price is in Euros.
Made to relieve congestion and illness-related aches and pains, C.O. Bigelow’s herbal soak is packed with willow bark, ginger, eucalyptus and peppermint—a combination that boosts the immune system and clears sinuses. Simply add four to six capfuls to bathwater and settle in. Made with all-natural ingredients, this soak is especially soothing in the colder months.
Product build-up and extra dryness can plague the scalp in colder months. Kyn’s scalp scrub—made with coconut-derived Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, charcoal powder and various essential oils—doesn’t necessarily foam like regular shampoo, but with a little elbow grease, will deep clean your scalp. With a very faint scent, this sulphate-free potion detoxifies and exfoliates, and helps your scalp remove build-up, produce fewer flakes, and remain healthier overall.