With 100 entries based upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as exercises and tips, the Anti-Anxiety Notebook has been designed by psychologists and therapists to help individuals track their emotions, observe patterns and manage stress and anxiety. The notebook is powered by evidence-based therapeutic tools that encourage focusing, and provides space for writing things down, identifying feelings and reflecting on it all. It’s a thoughtful gift for a loved one or oneself.
A high-quality, plant-based alternative to fish or krill oil, the omega-3 supplements from Swedish brand Simris utilize algae grown at their Österlen farm. Kinder to the oceans and everything within, this approach is ideal for vegetarians, vegans or those who simply want to avoid the fishy aftertaste and smell of other omega-3s. Two soft-gels taken daily provide all the marine omega-3 EPA and DHA necessary to support your heart, brain, vision, joints, blood pressure, cognitive functions and sleep regulation. The Algae Omega-3 contains 100% non-GMO ingredients including DHA-rich algae oil, EPA-rich algae oil, cold-pressed flaxseed oil, sunflower oil, vitamin E, rosemary extract and carrageenan (a vegan alternative to gelatin). There are two other farm-to-bottle versions available: Algae Omega-3 for Athletes and Algae Omega-3 for Mothers.
Filled with bright blue beads (designed for maximum absorption) that have been naturally colored with cabbage, Mushroom Design’s daily multivitamin has been formulated to support rather than over-stimulate the body’s equilibrium. Nine mushrooms (Agarikon, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Oyster, Reishi, Shitake and Turkey Tail) combine with nine vitamins to support heart, brain and bone health; the immune system; biosynthesis of collagen; women’s reproductive health; and to help reduce stress. Aiming to reduce waste and simplify routines, Mushroom Design created these supplements to be just a one-per-day dose.
Joshua Tree-based olive oil brand Wonder Valley manufactures their own olive-derived skincare products. Their It Takes Two kit comprises an Olive + Lotus Exfoliant and an antioxidant-rich Oil Cleanser. Simply mix both in the palm of your hand and scrub your face clean, ridding it of dead skin, dirt, build-up and residual beauty products. Because they’re packaged separately, you can lessen or increase the rigidness of your own formula: add more exfoliant for a rougher clean or lessen it for a softer touch.
An organic, fair-trade hibiscus water, Ruby is full of antioxidants, vitamins and electrolytes and free of nasty preservatives and additives. Refreshingly tart, the drink contains zero sugar—in fact, its only ingredients are organic brewed hibiscus and water. Hibiscus water is known to help in lowering blood pressure, promoting healthy skin and boosting metabolism. Price is for a 12-pack and a gently sweetened version is also available.
Made to help with digestion, AYNI’s SMOOTH Digestive Superpowder comprises consciously sourced organic superfoods, prebiotics and digestive enzymes that are highly bioavailable—meaning they are absorbed into the body rapidly and effectively. Including turmeric and cinnamon (to decrease inflammation, which also reduces constipation and gas), Maqui Berry and naturally occurring prebiotic Inulin increase good bacteria, while green papaya and quinoa provide plenty of fiber to benefit digestion. Sprinkle the powder into shakes or granola, make a golden milk, or simply add it to water—for those who especially enjoy the cinnamon-forward flavor. Each jar contains 30 servings, and every purchase results in a donation to One Tree Planted and Survival International.
Promoting a sense of calm and wellbeing, Saje’s new Mindfulness edition of their Pocket Farmacy consists of five roll-on essential oils—each of which supports a different, positive emotion. The oils—Confidence (cypress, juniper and cedar), Energy (peppermint, lemon and rosemary), Reflection (frankincense, orange and ginger), Connection (grapefruit, chamomile and sage) and Unwind (orange, lavender and cinnamon)—come with directions for how and where to apply, and what results to expect. For Unwind, the lavender promotes calmness and the orange uplifts; it is especially useful at the end of a work day. These 100% natural oils are also available separately.
Your Super’s rich magic mushroom powder comprises six ingredients: cacao, chaga, ashwagandha, reishi, lucuma and cinnamon. Every component was sourced directly by the brand, through select purveyors in Peru, China and India. Together, they work to support and strengthen your immune system, and assist with stress management—whether you mix the powder into warm milk or water or add it to a smoothie. Inside each order there are 30 servings (one tablespoon each) and the mix is certified organic, non-GMO, plant-based and gluten-free.
Each 0.9-ounce container of Haoma’s Calming Temple Balm comes infused with 75mg of full-spectrum CBD, which helps nourish dry and damaged skin and reduces stress and anxiety. For best results, warm a small amount of balm between two fingers and apply to the temples each morning. The balm can also be applied at night to the nine major pulse points. Plant-based, vegan and cruelty-free, the formulation comprises chamomile, skullcap, lemon, American ginseng, ylang ylang and vetiver. For those who suffer from allergies to certain terpenes and extracts, Haoma’s transparent ingredient list offers plenty of information. Plus, every Haoma purchase plants one tree through a partnership with Trees.org.
Anal sex requires more preparation than many other intimate acts, so proctologist Dr Goldstein created Future Method to educate in order to create confidence in those keen to explore and participate. The brand’s Intimate Wash is gentle, pH-balanced, and hydrates and moisturizes as it cleanses. It will leave you feeling fresh and prepared. Discretion is assured throughout the purchasing and delivery process. The starter kit includes two pouches of Intimate Wash and a reusable bulb.
NYC-based fitness studio The Brrrn focuses on slide board workouts in colder settings. Their in-person slide classes, for example, happen in 50-degree gym spaces. For those who want to do the same workout at home, classes and accessories are available through The Brrrn’s At-Home Subscription, a monthly plan that provides members with access to classes whenever they’d like. All of the classes use the studio’s eponymous Brrrn Board, a five-foot-long surface flanked by two wooden bumpers. From skating-type stance, you slide back and forth, following the instructor’s guidance for knee bend, hand placement and pace. Seasoned sliders can opt for fast-paced classes, longer sessions or workouts that reinvent the way you use the board. Each board weighs 28 pounds and comes with booties and wipes.
The Gentle Matter Daily Moisture cleanser from skincare brand KLUR (founded by Lesley Thornton) proves both effective and mild enough for regular use on sensitive skin. Green tea, antioxidants, and organic botanicals comprise the formula’s foundation, while a mix of vitamins and coconut milk offer extra nourishment. The solution is organic, wild-crafted, plant-based, and SLS- and fragrance-free. This everyday cleanser—like all KLUR products—is based on Thornton’s mission for clean, healthy, inclusive, and ethical skincare.
Plant People’s new Advanced Immune Power capsules form the foundation of a comprehensive health and wellness routine. Taking two to three capsules twice daily (there are 60 in the bottle) improves energy, provides support for your immune system, and makes your body more capable of absorbing helpful elements. Inside each capsule is a 1000mg combination of fungi, roots, vitamins, and trace minerals.
Owned and run by James Flemons, the LA-based label Phlemuns has released a face mask featuring their dreamy cloud print. Incorporating adjustable straps and nose bridge, it’s crafted from a blended cotton-poly fabric and includes a 100% cotton inner layer. While non-medical, these masks still protect the wearer and those nearby from harmful germs.
Made with no added scents, the Featherweight hydrating body gloss from Oui The People comprises various oils—squalane (from olives), rosehip and avocado oil—but doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. Providing the nourishment and hydration not offered by water-based lotions, this body oil seals in moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth, while also creating a subtle sheen. Oui The People founder Karen Young says their mission is to buck the antiquated messaging around women’s grooming and beauty, rejecting words like “perfecting” and “anti-aging,” in order to make “efficacious products, designed thoughtfully, that help you feel great in the skin you’re already in.”
Concocted from premium ingredients (and free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, phthalates, talc, dyes, aluminum and BHA), Hawthorne’s new hand care kit includes two products designed to work in tandem. First, their vegetable-derived cleanser features all-natural notes of bergamot, cedar wood and mandarin. Second, their non-greasy hand cream owes its hydration capabilities to almond and coconut oils. The former comes in a 10-ounce container, the latter is 2-ounce. Each set can be tailored, as well. Additionally all proceeds from sales of these new products until 7 June will be donated to NYC’s The Bowery Mission Shelter.