Act + Acre Hair and Scalp Products

More than just shampoo and conditioner, from the new brand

In a time when we carry around tiny supercomputers, shampoo feels far from revolutionary. Whether at the drug store or salon, many hair products seem interchangeable. All of these then build up and must be clarified with yet another special product. Even the new wave of suds-free “co-washes” or “cleansing cremes” oftentimes feel like conditioner repurposed as shampoo. It’s through this lens that we learned …

Eight Effective Products for Winter Skincare

Nourishing potions and lotions to keep your skin hydrated in the colder months

Those in the Northern Hemisphere can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re still dealing with icy winds, snowstorms and the strange results of transferring between freezing streets, sweaty subways and stuffy offices. While certainly not the most diabolical of weather-related woes, we all know skin can react badly to colder weather. Here, we have selected some potent and effective products …

MIT-Developed Atolla Personalized Skincare

Monthly tests and a proprietary algorithm result in fully customized products

Founded by Meghan Maupin and Sid Salvi, with Dr Ranella Hirsch, Atolla brings a scientific method to skincare—removing trial and error, and drastically reducing waste. By using machine learning and a proprietary algorithm, the team at Atolla creates serums that are crafted specifically for each user—tracking changes in skin’s moisture, oil and pH levels due to diet, weather, allergies and more. Currently funding on Kickstarter, the fledgling company is offering …