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Stewart & Claire Cocktail-Inspired Lip Balms
After working for eight years as a food editor at Food & Wine magazine, Kristin Donnelly manifested her longstanding love of blending ingredients by making unisex lip balms from natural ingredients with no artificial flavorings or fragrances—or pastel...
STYLE
Arctic Berry Cloud Milk Cream from Red Flower
The benefits of investing in healthy skin are not only evident in the present, but long into the future. Seeking products that are both natural and effective, NYC-based aromatherapy experts Red Flower are known for their holistic approach to wellbeing...
STYLE
Cannabis-Based Skincare by Apothecanna
For almost a decade, James Kennedy worked within the all-natural products industry. As an industrial designer, Kennedy spent years at Aveda before working directly for the brand's founder Horst Rechelbacher. During the course of his tenure with...
STYLE
Indigo by Tatcha
When the word "indigo" is mentioned, many of us think of its vivid hue and common use as a dye (for that perfect shade of blue jeans) although, unfortunately, most indigo we see these days is synthetic and not the natural pigment extracted from the...
STYLE
L'Art Du Soin by Diptyque
When the cult-followed Parisian candlemaker and parfumeur Diptyque announced its expansion into skincare—dubbed "L'Art Du Soin"—we were hesitant at first. With hundreds of other brands crowding the luxury skincare market, we wondered what Diptyque...
STYLE
Portland General Store Women's Range
by Emily Bihl Portland General Store’s thoughtful, distinctive men’s skincare products have been longtime CH favorites, and many have been hoping for a sister line that would bring the same organic approach and handcrafted quality to the women...
STYLE
Province Apothecary Sex Oil
The name is blunt: Sex Oil from Toronto-based Province Apothecary doesn't hide behind any vague adjectives or cute lingo. It's as clear as the oil's list of ingredients, which blends coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, GMO-free...
STYLE
May Lindstrom Skin
Launching her line just over a year ago (after giving birth to her daughter), May Lindstrom has already reached global cult status with her nonconformist, handmade skincare products—in particular her eyebrow-raising "Clean Dirt" cleanser. Los Angeles...
STYLE
Blissoma
The Blissoma line of 100% vegetarian skincare products (most of which are also certified vegan) raises the bar for the term "natural skincare." Herbal chemist Julie Longyear started Blissoma in 2005, but it's been flying under the radar as an underground...
TECH
Braun CoolTec
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...
STYLE
Lemongrass Body Oil by S.W. Basics
If you glance over the label on any skincare product sitting on your shelves, you'll most likely find a long list of chemical or synthetic ingredients. Resolutely taking the opposite approach is Brooklyn-based S.W. Basics. To simply label them "all...
STYLE
Aesop East Hampton
When establishing a new outpost, Aesop likes to do the unexpected. Since its beginnings in '87, the Australian skincare brand has been coveted for its line of high quality natural products and, in recent years, it's become equally beloved by an...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
Nahla Beauty
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...
STYLE
Pearl+ Soaps
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
After Sun Skincare
The days of "hydrating" skin with deep tanning oil while baking in the sun are over. In today's educated world, a high-powered sunscreen is only the foundation for maintaining healthy skin and avoiding damage. Anyone spending time outside in the summer...
STYLE
Ursa Major
Made among the Green Mountains of Vermont, Ursa Major skin care launched in late 2010 to provide men with a healthy and effective alternative to chemical-laden products. By favoring organic over synthetic, Ursa Major promotes a "super natural...
STYLE
Argan Oil
Of all the natural remedies to be discovered in a traditional Moroccan pharmacy, from amber sticks to ward off bugs to poppy powder to redden lips, argan oil dominates the coveted goods in the Berber arsenal. Often referred to affectionately as liquid...
STYLE
Cold Spring Apothecary
Cold Spring Apothecary founder Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman cultivated a special knack for ingenuity during her childhood in the Catskills, where the closest store was 45 minutes away. Later, as a hair stylist in Brooklyn, with a background in both cosmetology...
CULTURE
Ren Micro Polish Cleaner
To help keep skin soft and healthy before winter rolls in, we've been using Ren's Micro Polish Cleanser. The two-in-one formula combines a deep clean with gentle exfoliation to rejuvenate and purify the skin a few times a week, as part of Ren's Radiance...
DESIGN
Aesop Nolita
Since its inception in 1987, Australian skincare line Aesop has gone to great lengths to ensure quality. Everything from manufacturing to distribution, including of course their all-natural, socially-conscious products, is the result of a thoughtful...
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