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.
Comprising 300mg of high-quality hemp-derived CBD, menthol, arnica and methyl salicylate, Asystem’s Gel Roll-On efficiently addresses lingering aches and pains. The bottle’s cooling stainless steel cryosphere ensures even distribution of the solution, and gentle pressure results in the formula properly penetrating the skin. Unlike lotions, which can be applied unevenly, the roll-on relieves pain more effectively. Plus, Asystem’s recipe—which contains 25% active ingredients—provides relief quickly.
Providing a sense of calm clarity, Prismatic Plants’ Good Day tincture combines adaptogens with cannabidiol to combat stress and anxiety. Eucalyptol improves brain function and alertness, while various other essential oils and terpenes provide benefits from improved focus to elevated moods. Prismatic Plants also donates proceeds to various initiatives including The Hood Incubator, Women’s Voices and the Weil Foundation.
Clean skincare brand Ghost Democracy’s pillars include accessibility, transparency and a commitment to the highest concentration of premium active ingredients. Their lightweight, moisture-boosting Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum embodies this; it’s silicone- and fragrance-free, contains no sulfates, drying alcohols, phthalates, parabens or other irritants. Instead, skin draw hydration from linden flower extract, white tea leaf extract, niacinamide (B3) and hyaluronic acid. It’s gentle enough for daily use.
Highborn formulates all of their sublime small-batch products with the utmost care. Using ingredients sourced directly from organic farmers, the brand (founded and helmed by Lauren Gannes) is firmly rooted in nature, science and ritual. Their exquisite Salome Aromatic CBD Anointing Oil is made with essential oils derived from rose otto, holy basil, sweet orange, and sandalwood—along with 420mg of full-spectrum cannabidiol from certified organic and ethically farmed cannabis plants. The slightly herbaceous aroma balances upon rose’s delicate floral scent and holy basil’s spice. A reiki-charged quartz, intended to protect and promote positivity, sits inside. Currently Highborn donates 10% of all sales to various NYC food banks to help those facing food insecurity.
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.
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.
With the introduction of their 3X Bluicer Pro, Breville coined the term “bluicing,” a portmanteau of blending and juicing. That’s exactly what this countertop appliance does—preparing everything from green juices to smoothies and frozen cocktails in its 50oz. jug (and 101-oz. pulp bin). Its interchangeable design and pre-set programs allow for ease of use and precise results. And all parts—except the motor base and food pusher—are dishwasher safe.
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!