Black Obsidian Gua Sha Tool

Based on the Chinese Medicine technique, facial Gua Sha tools are meant to be used in a gentler manner. This smooth-edged, black obsidian iteration from Alder New York is perfectly shaped to work over the various grooves of your face—from your chin and jaw to cheeks and forehead. After cleansing and applying oil or serum, simply work the tool gently over your face from the …

Heyday: Facials for All Without the Fuss

Taking care of your skin becomes more accessible and convenient at the new forward-thinking shop in NoMad

The word “facial” contains layers of unnecessary trepidation and intimidation—especially as you never know exactly what to expect behind those closed doors. New Yorkers can finally experience a quality facial without hassle, guilt or generic New Age flute soundtracks. Newcomer Heyday opened its doors this month in the increasingly busy NoMad neighborhood (already home to the Ace and NoMad hotels and—close by—the New York EDITION), …

No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum

After falling ill, sought-after makeup artist Munemi Imai realized the benefits of eating naturally, and embarked on a journey to translate that philosophy to skincare. What she found was the magical prickly pear cactus, from which was derived Mun’s Brightening Youth Serum. Combined with rose and argan oils, a few drops promise revitalized, glowing, reverse-aged skin and a makeup primer to boot.