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Hair Oils for All Genders
No matter your gender or hair type, there's an oil out there for you. Chances are it's also better for your tresses than several other products that offer short-term benefits, but in the long run end up building up on your hair and leaving it drab...
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Phytoactive Cleansing Balm
Royal Fern's Phytoactive Cleansing Balm is unlike any other we've used. The soft gel-like balm feels at first like a regular face cleanser, but once applied it doesn't foam or become milky. Made with green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C from...
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Brooklyn Wellness Studio: Treatment by Lanshin
Lying down and adorned with acupuncture needles in the quiet of Sandra Lanshin's Brooklyn wellness studio, those receiving her signature facial Gua Sha treatment soon experience an unexpected next step. Lanshin slowly massages the face and neck with...
STYLE
Four Perfumes for All Genders
While many brands continue to categorize (especially in online stores) their offerings, there are some products that simply need no gendering. Perfume certainly is one of the countless products that is still often divided between men and women, though...
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Face Halo Pads
Unlike alcohol-based wipes that remove make-up but clog the environment, Face Halo is a reusable pad that utilizes microfiber technology and water to get your skin squeaky clean. The ultra-fine fibers are specially engineered to lift impurities while...
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Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment
Haircare line Reverie (founded by Santa Clarita, CA-based hairstylist Garrett Markenson) makes one of our favorite products: an anti-frizz leave-in nourishing treatment called MILK.It's go-to whenever our hair looks particularly frazzled and lifeless...
DESIGN
Valentine's Day Gift Guide
A somewhat contentious day of celebration, Valentine's Day can be (and oftentimes is) dismissed as a holiday invented to sell things. However, it also acts as a good reminder that we should be showing people love every day of the year—not just on 14...
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Beauty Heroes Gift Card
A company that has immense ingredient integrity, Beauty Heroes doesn't skimp on quality. Ensuring their products aren't just toxin-free, but rather actually good for you, the team selects some of the most glorious products that will leave you feeling...
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Skintox Beauty Food
Rather than just slathering lotions and potions on your skin, it's common knowledge that a healthy diet and lots of water can help with your complexion. Wellness on the inside oftentimes is coupled with an outer glow. Raw Complexions' Skintox Beauty...
STYLE
"Doctor's Orders" Skincare from Goldfaden MD
Before the holidays, we embarked on a "Doctor's Orders" skincare routine, thanks to Goldfaden MD (aka Dr Gary Goldfaden). After answering a few questions the doctor asked—about our skin's sensitivity, issues we'd like to fix, and more—a selection...
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Cosmic Blossom Brush Set
The trippy pop culture-concerned work of Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami sell for millions at auctions, but here's something much more affordable. In his new collaboration with cosmetics company Shu Uemura, called "Cosmic Blossom," he...
STYLE
Cuvée Beauty
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...
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Exfoliating Body Bar
Made with the essence of cedarwood and oakmoss, Baxter of California's exfoliating body bar offers a luxurious and hydrating experience. Thanks to the pumice, jojoba meal and crushed olive seed, the paraben-free soap smooths out skin—which is especially...
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Gold Eyelash Curler
For the holidays, Paris meets Tokyo for one eye-catching collaboration: record label and fashion brand Maison Kitsuné has dressed up Shu Uemura's beauty products—from palettes to cleansing oil—for a festive addition to your boudoir. One of the standouts...
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Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen
While many sunscreens feel like heavy barriers, Suntegrity’s non-toxic sunscreen is super-smooth and nourishing—and certainly doesn't feel like you're wearing a mask. Not just protection against the sun, this cream is also a primer and boasts ingredients...
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Mask Duo Set
Two face mask concoctions—one to detoxify and one to nourish—are included in Glossier's Mask Duo Set. With the invigorating Mega Greens Galaxy Pack your skin is delivered a refresher with bitter orange peel, avocado oil and more. In turn, the Moisturizing...
STYLE
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sophisticated Scents
While we may not give much thought to our noses on the day-to-day, as it turns out, it's one of the easiest senses to please—and of course, turn off. These magnificently unique fragrances break out of the typical cologne or perfume box and activate...
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Jatamansi Shampoo
Made using the intensely aromatic essential oil extracted from Jatamansi flower root (which grows in the Himalayas and has been used for centuries in perfume, incense and even herbal medicine), Jurgen Lehl's shampoo is a delight for your hair and your...
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Bal d'Afrique Bath Oil
Bath oils have a way of making even a brief soak in the tub feel luxurious. With their Bal d'Afrique scented bath oil, Byredo offers robust yet floral aromatics atop a silky texture that's perfect for all genders. The consistently evolving profile...
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Bespoke Perfume
Born from the belief that scent is intensely personal, NYC-based Tramuntana makes entirely one-of-a-kind fragrances using the purest oils and essences. Based on a questionnaire and conversations (in-person or not) with a representative, a perfume is...
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Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask
Made with the best all-natural ingredients—focusing on those that are plant-based, organic and food-grade—Herbivore's new Pineapple + Gemstone Mask promises to refresh and brighten your skin—giving you a healthy glow. With pineapple and papaya (to...
STYLE
CONTEXT's No-Nonsense Gender Neutral Skincare Line
During the colorful, romantic and bold Spring 2016 presentations taking place at last week's NYFW, a new skincare brand with noticeably clean, straightforward packaging was being used on Public School's models to prep bright complexions for the...
STYLE
MAKE's Naxos Collection for All Genders
NYC-based MAKE launched in 2013 as a beauty line determined to be different. The high-quality, paraben-free products are made locally in NYC (with the savings passed on to customers through their e-commerce structure), unexpected collaborations...
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alfa.K + Camille Walala Nail Stickers
Fresh, colorful nails are an easy way to update an everyday look into something a bit more exciting. French illustrator and graphic designer Anne-Claire Gambette's nail sticker brand alfa.K offers plenty of unusual, fun hand decorations—like...
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