Free of alcohol and ethanol (like most perfumes) this delicate water-based fragrance is lively but not overpowering. With notes of yuzu, lemon, mint and Japanese laurel, it’s a citrusy scent with further layers of complexity. The bottle itself, with an ornately shape old-world top, is as elegant as the scent it houses. Price is in Euros.
Infused with organic, full-spectrum hemp and 28 active botanicals, the Kana Skincare lavender hemp sleeping mask is a luscious potion that leaves skin feeling nourished. The oil—which uses phytocannabinoid (a natural pain-reliever and relaxant), hyaluronic acid, sativa hemp extract, beta-glucan (an anti-wrinkle agent) and lavender to improve skin’s hydration and brightness—also promotes relaxation at bed time. Simply apply an even amount to your face and neck, and let it absorb. Next morning, rinse it off and enjoy the smooth, soft sensation.
Water-based and CBD-infused, this personal lubricant promotes sexual wellness and pleasure. The CBD oil boasts anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing properties and also encourages blood flow. With no silicones, parabens, glycerins, the result is purely an increase in sensation.
With 250mg of CBD in Life Elements’ limited edition Mercury Retrograde bath bomb, this ball of bliss delivers an extra-strength dose of relaxation. Other ingredients include frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, palo santo, eucalyptus and more essential oils. That said, there are no chemicals or preservatives—and no foaming agents so the bathing experience is quite natural.
With products that forgo harsh chemicals and irritants, REN Skincare’s DREAM Set makes for an eco-friendly, natural nightly routine. The set includes Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream, and (our favorite) & Now to Sleep Pillow Spray—a concoction that uses frankincense and lavender to help you relax and hopefully drift to sleep.
Part moisturizer, part illuminator, Nilotica Goddess Glow feels soft and nourishing—neither caked-on and dry, nor greasy. The subtle hint of sparkle creates delicate radiance, while the rosy tint gives color. It’s free from synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phenoxyethanol, sulfates, triclosan and gluten—and it’s also vegan and cruelty-free.
Shaped like a freshwater bream, this Welcome Soap is moulded with a Kashigata, and replicates the popular fish-shaped Taiyaki cake. Available in three colors, each one boasts a different fragrance: red is pomegranate, white is lily blossom, and black is brown sugar. With lovely, minimal packaging, this soap-on-a-rope is made in Japan.
With two components, The Nue Co’s Sleep Kit comes with Magnesium Ease spray and Sleep Drops, make falling—and staying—asleep easier. The spray—made using magnesium chloride with lavender and arnica oil—helps to reduce muscle tension. Simply spray it on and massage into your face (be prepared for a mild tingle and the flavor if it hits your lips). The sleep drops are essentially a tincture, made with sleep aids like Valerian root, passionflower, catnip and chamomile—all of which help lull you to sleep without any groggy vibes the next morning. All ingredients are non-habit-forming, alcohol-free and have little to no scent, so these products are great for air travel—and jet lag.
While alcohol-based, BYREDO’s rinse-free hand wash is gentle and nourishing. At 30ml, this lotion is ideal for air travel and everyday use—whenever your hands need a refresh. Our favorite fragrance (nothing like those harsh chemical scents of other hand sanitizers) contains notes of pink pepper, patchouli, magnolia and rose petals, but isn’t overpowering.
Bite’s chewable toothpaste—just bite it and brush—is TSA-approved and impressively potent, not to mention tidier than most paste versions. Our pick, the mint charcoal flavor, is naturally whitening, pleasantly minty and harsh chemical-free.
100% of the profits from this set of Kiehl’s daily skincare products goes to Feeding America to support their efforts to supply local food banks with meals. For every purchase made, of up to $100,000 in total, the net proceeds will given entirely to the cause. For context, $1 provides at least 10 meals. This enviable set includes the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask and the Ultra Facial Cream.
Lebon toothpaste is a natural, flavorful and French option that is the perfect size for traveling—at about 25ml. This one in particular is naturally flavored with green tea and sweet mint, along with a natural whitening agent made from Papaya extract.
These Rosé Sugar Cubes from Harper + Ari are—no matter how tasty they appear—strictly for external use. Simply take one cube, break it down with water a bit and work over rough patches of skin. Helping to shed dry skin, these cubes are gentle but effective, leaving skin feeling smooth and fresh—especially in the cold, winter months.
With a beautiful yet subtle scent, Aesop’s Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm offers heavy-duty moisturizing without making hands greasy. The fragrance is suitable for all genders; its earthy but citrus scent (we love the touch of vetiver) is gently refreshing. Packaged in a convenient tube for easy squeezing, it’s perfect for chilly winter winds, or as a pick-me-up during air travel.
Heavy creams and balms, though effective, can leave your face feeling clogged and sticky post-shave. Harry’s post-shave mist is made from aloe, seaweed and Thai basil, and gently coats without smothering. Its extra-fine consistency immediately cools, refreshes and hydrates skin.
A limited edition collaboration between SFMOMA and method, the reusable crystalline Glass for Good Hand Wash features a copper-tone pump top. Accompanying the vessel, Method includes a plant-based, biodegradable violet noir fragrance soap, which they refer to as “a subtle medley of violet leaf, lavender, and cedarwood.” Most important, proceeds from sales will benefit SFMOMA’s educational initiatives.