Wild-Grown, Sustainable and Fair Trade Products by African Botanics

Powerful plant-based ingredients in each of these potions act as a little love letter to South Africa

Born from ongoing homesickness and a desire to use powerful, wild-grown and sustainable ingredients from South Africa, African Botanics was founded in 2012 by LA-based South African couple Julia and Craig Noik. The lush products (from rich Marula oils to scrubs and seaweed-infused serums) are each a little love letter to their country, its people and connection to nature. Right now, the brand is donating 20% of …

Le Labo’s New Hair and Body Care

The cult fragrance-maker wanted simple-to-use, genderless products, from hand soap to shaving cream

Independent perfumery Le Labo, for the first time ever, is making the jump from niche fragrances to body, hair and face products. They’re not just “lotion” versions of their signature cult scents, which is the route that many brands take. Instead, five years in the lab have resulted in straightforward products that use three base scents: hinoki, basil and mandarin. The founders have always been …