Maak Lab’s Soaps, Salves and More

Locally sourced, natural ingredients from the Pacific Northwest make for unlikely combinations

Drawing on their vegetation-rich surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, Portland-based Maak Lab crafts soaps, salves and candles with natural ingredients. With a focus on experimentation and pushing the bounds of scents and ingredients in such products, the brand lives up to its name. Plants play a central role, and seasonality is key to ensuring that the vibrance of every scent is as apparent in the …

Winter Skincare

Unisex options to add to your arsenal to combat the cold, dry weather

When the cruel and punishing weather wreaks havoc on the skin, it comes time to brush the dust off your humidifier, load up on the fatty fish (and vitamin C) and of course, add some formidable ammunition to your skincare arsenal. Below are some options for any of the sexes that protect, repair and will (hopefully) keep you somewhat sane until the poppies start blooming …

Sans [Ceuticals], Potent Natural Skincare from NZ

Declutter the dresser top with this multi-functional and limited product range

When shopping around for new skincare products, the choices can be overwhelming. Day, night, SPF, oil-free, wrinkle-free, exfoliating—such words clutter up the vanity table, and are often more confusing than clarifying. Bringing things back to basics (and to nature) is New Zealand-based Sans [ceuticals], whose range is limited, but most products include multifunctional tips. Take the Activator 7 Face, Body & Hair for example. The …