Winter Skin + Hair Essentials

Scrubs, serums, potions and lotions that combat the effects of cold weather

Between the icy, harsh wind outside and the drying effects of heating indoors, winter weather can wreak havoc on skin and hair—resulting in irritation, inflammation, itchiness, dullness, weakness and beyond. While plenty of these issues can be aided with improving one’s diet and hydration inside the body, there are also countless products that can help buff, puff, nourish and soothe on the outside. Here we …

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 …

Winter Skin and Hair Essentials

Potions, lotions, serums and scrubs for feeling fresh and nourished

Between trudging through snow and rain, the sun setting earlier, seasonal affective disorder, and less time spent outdoors, winter can be difficult on both the body and the mind. While some of the aforementioned challenges prove tricky to manage, remedying the ways the colder months impact our skin and hair can be much easier. With some of the potions, lotions and clever creations below, you …