Bravo Sierra’s Military-Tested Line of Wellness Goods

High-quality products that withstand extreme conditions

Founded last year by Benjamin Bernet and Justin Guilbert, Bravo Sierra develops high-performing products for US military members, studies their feedback and then offers the results to the civilian market—all while returning 5% of their top line profit to the military’s MWR program. With logo design by Patrick Li, the creative director of T Magazine, and consultation from Sarah Andelman (the founder of the beloved …

A “Quick Côte” Shop Opens in NYC

Toxin-free nail polish and more for on-the-go New Yorkers who hate the typical salon manicure experience

Everything that ever stopped you from getting a manicure is alleviated at LA-based Côte’s first East Coast shop. First off, it doesn’t feel like a typical salon. Four small tables are tucked away far away from the window, surrounded by browsable books and fair-trade items—some coming all the way from France—from independent designers, which are all for sale. The signature $20 “quick côte,” a polish …

Kypris, Holistic Skincare in a Bottle

Six lightweight serums and potent face oils made from plants and mineral actives

The latest holistic skincare line to cross our path is Kypris, coming by way of Scottsdale, Arizona. With six plant- and mineral-based products in the line (three serums and three elixirs, or face oils) it’s not difficult to become enamored with the product, once you get past the slightly frou-frou labeling (on the bottles, “love” is written as the first ingredient). Without the ability to …