Winter Hair and Skincare Essentials

Eight products used to hydrate, nourish and protect during the colder months

All seasons require attention to skin and hair, but the winter months provide a certain type of duress. Colder air holds less moisture. Blasting indoor heat takes its toll. The results can be unsightly, more importantly they’re uncomfortable and could lead to long term damage. Prevention and maintenance are key (we hope you are slathering on the SPF every day of the year). Here are …

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 …

Cuvée Beauty

Hair care inspired by champagne

Bathing in champagne might sound like the stuff of movies, but Cuvée Beauty founder Rachel Katzman found her hair thoroughly soaked after a particularly wild birthday weekend—and didn’t mind the results at all. The texture and tousled look of her hair actually worked. Using that as her jumping-off point, Katzman started her company focusing on luxurious haircare products that perform and aren’t afraid to get …

New Wash From Hairstory

Industry veteran Michael Gordon perfects his detergent-free formula for soft, clean hair

It takes a hair industry veteran to call out the fact that almost every shampoo on the market has detergent (aka sodium lauryl sulfate) in it—an irritant that strips and dries hair, fueling the perpetual cycle of buying products like conditioners, masks and treatments. These are unnecessary band-aids that don’t solve the problem, argues Bumble and bumble founder Michael Gordon. After Estee Lauder acquired the …