Made among the Green Mountains of Vermont, Ursa Major skincare launched in late 2010 to provide a healthy and effective alternative to chemical-laden products. By favoring organic over synthetic, Ursa Major promotes a “super natural” regimen of face wash, toner and shaving cream, and a fortifying face balm—the latter being our favorite. Each product in the line blends a variety of essential oils ranging from aloe, lemon and carrot to bamboo and cedar that come together with a pleasant, mild fragrance. Besides the effectiveness of the products, we like the simple, recyclable packaging emblazoned with the bear constellation for which the brand is named.
With plenty of antioxidants, this coconut bath milk leaves skin feeling smooth and nourished—especially in the cold, dry winter months. Coconut powder moisturizes and softens skin, but also boasts anti-inflammatory properties. Further, the vanilla fragrance adds a calming effect on the brain—and a little extra relaxation never goes astray.
Matthias Hollwich, of the acclaimed architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), has a few ideas for the betterment of society and its aging members. He proposes them in “New Aging,” a book built upon a foundation of insightful tips, supported by over a hundred illustrations from Bruce Mau Designs. The new aging concept is direct: incorporate rather than segregate. But it’s the sociological and spatial depths that Hollwich traverses that make this a guide worth looking at now—for all age groups.
A joint venture between Kiehl’s and Brooklyn-based art collective FAILE (aka Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller), this collection of luxe skincare products sees 100% of net profits going toward non-profit Feeding America. The set includes Daily Reviving Concentrate, limited edition Ultra Facial Cream, limited edition Creme de Corps, and a limited edition FAILE sticker; the total value of each set sold translates to 415 meals for those in need through the charity. Yes, it’s a beautifully designed kit of lavish items, but the charitable element remains undeniably important.
Pok Pok doesn’t only serve Michelin-starred Thai food at its two restaurants, they also offer concentrated drinking vinegar—a tangy concentrate that can be diluted with soda water, or put to work in cocktails. We’ve been fans of drinking vinegar (specifically Pok Pok’s) for years now and while the health benefits are aplenty, the brand’s flavors—ginger, pineapple, pomegranate, tamarind or Thai basil—make focusing on wellness (scientific studies support that vinegar helps reduce blood sugar spikes and the absorption of nutrients) even more fun.
Using natural fruit and plant extracts—as well as CBD—to soothe and remedy fatigued skin, this Lift and Firm Elixir also slowly reduces instances of fine lines or wrinkles. All of From Ever Since’s products are 100% plant-derived, preservative-free and made without parabens, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.