Winter Skincare: Foreign Imports
While our skin has put up a good fight thus far, after a few consecutive months of being pummeled by the cold, dry air outside, and even drier heat inside, it begs for a little more love. Featuring brands from outside the US that have taken extra care...
Lip + Skin Balm
Just reading the ingredients in RMS Beauty's Lip and Skin Balm—each one is selected for healing and restorative properties—gives you an idea of just how creamy and wonderful it is for your winter salve. Organic vanilla gives a gentle scent when blended...
Raw Coconut Cream
Coconut oil has emerged as something of a magic elixir of late, and RMS Raw Coconut Cream lives up to the hype. Imagine a natural, organic version of your grandmother's cold cream that, on top of working as an all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser and...
Kypris, Holistic Skincare in a Bottle
The latest holistic skincare line to cross our path is Kypris, coming by way of Scottsdale, Arizona. With six plant- and mineral-based products in the line (three serums and three elixirs, or face oils) it's not difficult to become enamored with...
Formula Five Chili Lip Balm
Made with just cocoa butter, beeswax, avocado oil, almond oil and chili, Australian-made Formula Five lip balm is an all-natural way to moisturize, nourish and perfect your pout. Created and developed by Sarah James, the balm isn't only for chili...
Just a few months after taking her first soap-making class (and after 10 years of practice as an emergency room physician in Carbondale, CO) Dr Sarah Villafranco decided to pursue the idea of making homemade skincare products—using only organic ingredients...
Mouth and Eye Hair Clips
Descended from the powerhouse Fendi, designer Delfina Delettrez's unique collections are described by some as "delirious." Nature and the human body inspire her baubles, which incorporate a range of organic and non-organic materials. Like little works...
Avid readers know well that Cool Hunting is always on the lookout for new ways to innovate. While this can come in any number of shapes and forms, sometimes the simplest of ideas deliver the most notable results. For legendary design-driven tech...
Four High-Powered Sunscreens
At the height of summer, with seemingly endless weekends sprawled out on lawns and beaches, it's hard not to succumb to apathy and ignore sun care. Even if you haven't worn sunscreen all summer, it is never too late to start protecting your skin from...
When Savannah, Georgia's Prospector Co. say their product is "all-purpose," they really mean it. Be in harmony with mother nature with an all-natural, cleansing dirt comprised of finely powdered rhassoul, white kaolin, and French yellow clays that...
Rose Geranium Bath Soak
Revitalize your favorite lady with a bottle of Royal Botanicals' Rose Geranium Bath Soak. This invigorating blend includes Dead Sea salts, Epsom salts and organic essential oils of the "flower of constancy," housed in a Victorian Era-inspired amber...
Lifeline Stem Cell Skin Care
As the first company to incorporate human, non-embryonic stem cells as part of a beauty regimen, Lifeline set our expectations understandably high. The hopes were matched with skepticism—morning news show appearances and bold claims don...
By Tara Lange Working under the mantra that what we put onto our bodies is as important as what we put into it, Nicole Maust gives us Nahla, an eco-conscious, vegan and entirely organic line of skincare made in upstate New York. Common beauty products...
Janet Jay started Pearl+ Luxury Soaps as a hobby. The former head of marketing for Diane von Furstenberg and Estee Lauder in New York—and one-half of the creative partnership behind Portland-based Studio J, with her husband John Jay, the...
Made in an old Tuscan monastery, this gentle bubble bathâ€”which is designed for allergic or sensitive skin typesâ€”contains a hint of chamomile extract for a subtle, soothing fragrance.
Deep Hydration Lifting Mask
This unique hydrating mask, which incorporates red algae as well as coconut, was originally developed to speed healing for burn victims. Ideal for super-dry skin types, the serum boasts 53% deeper moisture penetration than typical masks.
Tooth Brush Cup
This cute cup doesn't have to house your toothbrush, it's also perfect for pens, pencils, paintbrushes, M&Msâ€”just about anything you need to contain. Plus, each Dylan Kendall product is unique (just like your teeth) and hand-assembled (unlike your...
Harnessing the healing powers of organic argan oil from Morocco, Jayme Barrett—author of "Feng Shui Your Life"—finds inspiration in surrounding herself with beautiful things. In her work as a Feng Shui consultant, she transforms spaces...
Union Sozialer Brushes
The Institute for the Blind in Berlin workshop produces a line of grooming brushes demonstrative of both their rich heritage and sense of humor, using the same materials and techniques passed down for the last 120 years. Housed in the former Home...
Green & Spring
UK-based skin, body and haircare line Green & Spring employs a simple philosophy for their packaging design: let the ingredients speak for themselves. Listed in full on the front of the bottles and containers alongside lovely illustrations of pastel...
Truth Art Beauty
As the concept of customizable skincare moves online with greater sophistication than what could be found at traditional beauty counters, we were intrigued to test the new bespoke line by Truth Art Beauty. The company—created by two friends...
Perfumer Heather Sielaff hand-blends idiosyncratic, mostly masculine scents for her label OLO Fragrance in her apartment in north Portland. "I'm not really girly," she admits, and her perfumes tend to be intriguing rather than sweetly attractive...
Dovo Manicure Set
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The issue of aluminum-based, fragrance-added deodorant poses a problem for those with allergies or sensitivity, or anyone averse to the chemicals required to fight sweat and odor. If we still lived in a nomadic hunter-gatherer society, our personal...