MAKE’s Naxos Collection for All Genders

The NYC beauty brand makes a serious move into skincare, including a primer that protects from blue light emitted by screens

NYC-based MAKE launched in 2013 as a beauty line determined to be different. The high-quality, paraben-free products are made locally in NYC (with the savings passed on to customers through their e-commerce structure), unexpected collaborations are done with artists and designers like Faye Toogood, and there’s the core philanthropic aspect. As a for-benefit brand targeting equality issues, MAKE donates one-third of its sales to their …

The Best Airline Amenity Kits

The benefits of flying first class extend beyond extra leg space; many airlines now offer top-notch amenity kits that can be used long after arrival. Designer labels including Viktor and Rolf, Bally and even Givenchy have given the luxury treatment to some of these pouches, possibly justifying the steep prices of the seat. From Jet Blue’s Birchbox cosmetic set to Emirates’ brown suede Bulgari clutch, …

Lab-Grown Skin May Eliminate Animal Testing

The once-prevalent practice of testing cosmetics on animals has declined significantly over the past decade thanks to new legislation and awareness but, in many labs, it still exists. A recent partnership between cosmetic company L’Oreal and 3D bioprinting start-up Organovo may soon eliminate animal testing altogether, though, as the two companies are aggressively pursuing mass-produced, lab-grown human skin. If successful, the skin swatches will replace …