From recently launched Ourself—a skincare brand underpinned by a patent-pending delivery system of effective ingredients—this mineral sunscreen provides broad spectrum, reef-friendly protection from UVA and UVB rays. The formula also incorporates Firming Intides™ (peptides that smooth the skin), as well as vitamin E, sunflower extract and bisabolol (antioxidants that nourish and soothe) and rice bran extract and jojoba esters, which increase the skin’s suppleness. This formula is ideal for warmer months, replacing the thick, heavy texture of many sunscreens with a super-light feel and finish.
This rich potion from STEVIE has been formulated with 500mg of highly refined CBD distillate—the purest form of cannabidiol. The brand (named after Stevie Nicks) was founded by LA-based Courtney Trop, and this balm—like their other products—aims to alleviate stress and pain. Along with CBD, it’s made from beeswax, shea butter, squalene oil, evening primrose oil, rosehip oil and camphor. The CBD and camphor offer a warming feeling on the skin, while the other ingredients nourish. It’s perfect for relieving aching muscles, menstruation cramps and more.
Developed by the acclaimed NYC-based stylist Takamichi Saeki, founder of the Lower East Side salon Takamichi Hair, this “ultimate hair kit” includes a luscious, nourishing shampoo and a strengthening conditioner (both in large 12 fl oz bottles). Saeki spent four years perfecting his Takamichi product line of everyday essentials—invoking his more than 20 years of hands-on experience with clients. Each is produced in Italy from potent components born of a unique ultrasound extraction. From camellia seed oil to sage, these well-crafted haircare solutions provide luster and accommodate sensitive scalps.
Made with tinctures of mugwort, Pacific dogwood, peppermint, holy basil and California poppy, Dream Spray promotes sleep, relaxation and (as its name implies) dreams. Each ingredient comes from ethically gathered and organically cultivated plants, and the formula also includes essential oils, grain alcohol and water. Simply spritz onto pillows before bed to encourage restful slumber or even on clothing to support meditation and creativity.
Made in the US and 100% vegan, this highlighter enhances complexion, making skin look dewy and luminous. It doesn’t just operate at the surface-level, however, it also supports healthy skin to ensure nourishment long after application. Chamomile, green tea extract, jojoba esters and more deliver calming benefits that make SuperDew applicable for all skin types, including flaky, sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
Founded by mother and daughter duo, Sade Baron and Rachel Lambo, skincare brand Sade Baron relies on 100% natural ingredients to encourage the skin to heal and correct itself. Their Tai Body Oil—powered by cold-pressed prickly pear oil, broccoli seed oil, olive squalane, calendula oil and sea buckthorn oil—does so by forming an occlusive film that covers the epidermis, preventing water loss, dehydration and skin flakiness, sun damage and more. Suitable for all skin types and all ages, this oil provides vitamin-rich treatment to the face, body and hair.
Between chronic asthma, a car accident that fractured her back and neck and sexual trauma, Vanessa Chakour has endured a lot, and tenaciously pursued several paths to recovery. In her book Awakening Artemis, Chakour shares the way plants helped her heal, deepened her understanding of self, connected her to the natural world and elevated her confidence and relationships. Interspersed with experiences from the author, each chapter focuses on a single plant and how its characteristics connect to specific issues related to healing—like neural pathways in the brain, feelings of alienation due to racism and much more. Both a moving tale of Chakour’s journey and a useful resource on plants and nature, this book inspires self-growth in multiple ways.
Empowered by the Indian tradition of hair oiling, Nikita and Akash Mehta’s haircare brand Fable & Mane is bolstered by potent roots from India. Fable & Mane’s hair oil features ashwagandha (aka Indian ginseng, an adaptogen that promotes regeneration and restful sleep), dashmool (a traditional blend of ten herbs, used for nourishing and calming) and castor oil (a fatty acid-rich oil to promote blood flow). Put together, the HoliRoots Hair Oil restores dry hair and strengthens and nourishes roots.
The potent Café Noir Body Exfoliant from African Botanics treats dryness and poor circulation, while also promoting skin’s elasticity. This chemical and physical exfoliating scrub is packed with active ingredients, including black coffee beans, volcanic pumice, Marula nut shell, Buchu leaf, Cape Rose geranium, cypress oil, niacinamide and more—a formula that leaves skin feeling soft, clean and with a slight tingle.
With relaxing effects from tobacco and warming relief from cayenne and cloves, this hand-crafted salve by Fat and the Moon (founded by herbalist Rachel Budde) soothes muscles with natural ingredients that are ethically harvested. More than a way to ease the body however, the balm’s subtle, spicy and earthy aromas—bolstered by vetiver essential oils—also invigorate the senses.
Fischersund is the Icelandic scent brand created by Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and his siblings. Their scents are inspired by and made from local botanicals so it was only fitting that Icelandic apparel brand 66°North partnered with them to capture the aroma of coming indoors after being outside in the cold. Útilykt conjurs cold wind through pine trees, snowy sea air and the crispness of winter.
Made from 100% silk, Christopher Kane’s black eye mask features the words “More Joy” in the same as the 1972 intimacy manual The Joy of Sex. Made by siblings Christopher and Tammy Kane, the mask is luxuriously soft and comfortable and adds an inspirational touch to your next nap.
The women-owned and sustainability-focused wellness brand leVerden debuted recently with a four-product Bamboo Forest Collection that includes a refreshing body wash, rich body lotion, fragrant refillable candle and a luxuriant bath soak. All four items harness the power of bamboo salt—a traditional wellness component, created through a process where sea salt is pressed into bamboo stems and roasted for up to three years at high temperatures. All items in the collection work together seamlessly, though the nourishing Amethyst Ki Bath Soak makes for a relaxing entry point.
Featuring durable alloy ball bearings for reduced friction and decreased wrist strain, the SmartRope Chrome is a tech-forward jump rope that displays fitness data mid-air using LEDs. Built with accurate workout tracking and permanent non-contact sensors, the SmartRope—offered in three sizes: small, medium and large—provides jump counts, calories burned and other training data. As it rotates, the rechargeable micro USB-supported rope projects informative notes about each exercise session and syncs to an app, available on the Apple Store and Google Play.
Designed to offer comfort—whether that’s through ache and pain relief, skin replenishment or anti-inflammation capabilities—wellness proprietor oHHo’s rich Dream Cream pairs 1200mg of high-quality, full-spectrum CBD with luscious lavender, neroli, bergamot and citrus fruits. The blend features only all-natural ingredients. Further, its aluminum tube is entirely recyclable.
An ideal skincare set for those with sensitive skin, allergies or aversions to scents, The Savvy Duo from Lendava comprises the brand’s lush Good Morning and Good Night face creams. Created to reduce and simplify skincare routines, each cream is designed to work as a potent hybrid serum, oil and moisturizer. Rich with antioxidants, vitamins, ceramides, peptides, as well as humectants and emollients (which attract water molecules, helping to moisturize the skin), the lotions are also microbiome-friendly—meaning they fortify rather than disrupt skin function. Tested on all skin tones and types, these light but nourishing formulas are vegan, clean and free of essential oils and strong fragrances. Each is housed in a sleek, color-coded, refillable sphere-shaped jar.