Here are heralded, leading-edge, heart-felt + handcrafted beauty innovations. All hail the nowness.
If we’re being totally real, life is busy, pizza is delicious, and cleaning out a juicer is surprisingly difficult. We TRY to get our daily veg, but sometimes, it simply doesn’t happen for us. Thankfully, we have 8Greens to get us through those salad-less spells. Named for the eight greens it contains—spinach, wheatgrass, kale, blue-green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass and aloe vera—these effervescent tablets are an easy, mess-free way to get our nutrients from real greens. Simply drop it into water, watch it fizz, and enjoy the zesty, refreshing taste.
Suffering from dry, irritated skin? Dullness got you in the dumps? Blemishes bringing you down? Don't worry—there's a StarSkin sheet mask for that.
Created by dermatologists and aestheticians, STARSKIN is an amazing masking brand that caters to your skin’s specific wants, needs, and concerns. Each mask is made from bio-cellulose—a comfy, slip-and-drip-free fabric—and is packed with a whopping 30ml of serum. In other words? It’s like getting a luxury facial in a flash.
Created by backyard beekeeper Deb Tomaszewski, Marin Bee blends the very best of Mother Nature with potent, bee-derived ingredients. The result? A naturally powerful, skin-loving regimen that everyone at b-glowing HQs is buzzing about. Even sweeter, a portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Planet Bee—an organization dedicated to educating and empowering children to help bees.
Rooted in the Alpine tradition of herbal medicine, Susanne Kaufmann harnesses centuries-old wisdom and distills it into a highly-effective range of natural skincare. With a focus on simple, natural ingredients, skin-specific solutions and overall well-being, this holistic line makes it easy to uncover naturally radiant skin.
Actress-turned-blogger Shiva Rose leads the kind of life we can only dream of—green, gorgeous, and totally holistic. So, you can imagine our excitement when she decided to share her beauty secrets with the rest of the world. Enter SHIVA ROSE the brand: an 100% natural, bespoke skincare line made in small batches and infused with Shiva’s bountiful knowledge of balms and oils. Each efficacious product is created from the freshest, all-natural ingredients, and smells seriously amazing.
Want to stick it to your complicated beauty routine? Forget overstuffed makeup bags, runny liquid formulas and messy pots of powder—with trèStiQue, beauty is all about sticks. Their smart, two-in-one crayons and pencils offer an alternative to a crowded makeup routine, are travel-friendly, mess-free, and perfect for the lady on the go.
Stateside, we have our own aesthetic ideals, but we often forget we’re not the center of the beauty universe. Boy brows and strobed skin may be trending in the USA, but the beauty scene across the globe differs significantly. From the just-off-the-beach vibes of Australian ladies, to the low-maintenance mystique of the French, to the fresh, clear-skinned complexions of Korean bloggers, women do beauty differently around the world. To help expand your beauty horizons, we’ve rounded up our favorite products from around the globe.
Picture-perfect makeup has a secret—HEIR ATELIER’s primer. From fading foundation, to disappearing shadow, to lipstick that slips, the brand’s targeted formulas offer a genius fix.
The Better Skin Co is the brainchild of Natalya Rachkova, an Uzbekistanian aesthetician with over 29-years experience. Handcrafted with love, history, natural ingredients, good karma, and a bit of science, the brand brings time-honored traditions to our skincare routine, helping us radiate our best skin ever.
Martial Vivot is not your average hairstylist. Touted as “the gentlemen’s barber for many of the city’s most powerful”, he is, without a doubt, New York's most sought-after men's stylist. So, what if you could get his world-famous Salon Pour Hommes treatment, sans the salon? Enter Martial Vivot’s haircare line: formulated with cruelty-free, nature-based ingredients, his namesake collection offers indulgent essentials for the modern man. In short, it’s like having an expert barber on your shower ledge.
Always looking out for the next big thing in beauty? Interested in the science behind skincare? Enthralled by beauty breakthroughs? Then NIOD is your new bff. Committed to staying ahead of the curve, NIOD harnesses the power of science to bring you the ultimate line of innovative, high-tech skincare. Sophisticated and highly efficacious, it is, as their slogan says, “skincare for the hyper-educated.”
Typically, masking is a nighttime ritual—something we do alone, in private, while binge-watching Netflix with a bottle of wine. However, there’s a new kind of mask on the skincare scene—one that can be applied in the morning and left on all day. Enter Allies of Skin’s 1A All-Day Mask Beauty. This revolutionary, all-day facial mask can be worn under makeup and sunblock, protecting skin from pollution and providing benefits from morning to night. It’s stronger than a day cream (and less Jason-from-Halloween than a sheet mask), and leaves our skin looking amazing.
Curious about Allies of Skin? Their three-product line offers easy-to-use, multi-tasking formulas that work as hard as we do. Without a doubt, this is one brand you need to know!
Luxe simplicity, earth-as-muse. Blissfully free from harmful chemicals and abundant in antioxidants, vitamins, mineral salts, essential fatty and amino acids, we’re coveting Grown Alchemist’s organic anti-aging skin-care, body and hair care formulations. This award-winning Australian botanical think-tank is all about the science of organic beauty.
Their dedication to sustainability is not only expressed via the organic products they use, but also through their high-art minimalist packaging — lovely amber glass bottles and pet plastic.
Roses: we love them in giant bouquets, in gardens, and in vases—we love them scattered all over our beds and sprinkled in our bathwater. But when it comes to the world’s most romantic flower, our favorite way to experience it is through Gulsha skincare.
Harnessing the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties of rose, Gulsha's flowered-powered line enhances both the wellbeing and the beauty of your skin. And thanks to the brand’s proprietary distillation process, each product in the Gulsha range contains super-high concentrations of pure and active rose oil, making it as efficacious as it is addictive.
We spend nearly one-third of our lives asleep, and—when we’re not sleeping—we devote roughly 3,276 hours to getting ready. (That’s enough time for an astronaut to fly to the moon and back…22 times!) So, what if we could maximize our eight hours AND save time getting ready? Enter Slip: silk pillowcases and masks that turn bedtime into an opportunity for beauty.
We wouldn’t DREAM of washing our hair with dish soap, so why do we use shampoo that contains the same basic ingredients? Ick! Formulated without any “nasties”, Australian-born Davroe makes plant-based, vegan, and cruelty-free products that are safe for the planet AND your hair. Finally, we can enjoy a killer coif with a clear conscience.
Everyone—including us—is obsessed with Korean beauty, but there's another country we continually take cues from—Brazil! Home to some of the planet's most beautiful women, and is the unofficial "hot bod" capital of the world, Sol de Janeiro helps you unleash your inner Brazilian beauty with products for your hands, feet—and booty.
It doesn't take a team of chemists to craft a tantalizing fragrance. Case in point: D.S. & Durga. Created by just two people—husband and wife team David and Kavi Moltz—the Brooklyn-based brand brings fragrance back to its roots, combining flowers, herbs, spices, oils, and botanical extracts in an old-school, pre-industrial production method.
Amazing things happen when art meets science. Case in point? Kosås. The LA-based brand makes their lip colors by hand, blending science and art together to create high performance pigments with smooth finishes, even textures, and balanced hues.
Designed to complement all skin tones, Kosås is a simple, concise collection of the perfect reds, plums, brights, nudes, and roses. Each lipstick is buildable, offering versatile coverage that can be built from sheer to full.
Kale, spinach, green tea and alfalfa—these ingredients are great in your smoothie, but they're also great for your skin! There's a lot of hype surrounding superfood-infused skincare, but what happens when you take all benefits of botanicals and mix in a healthy dose of science? You get Youth to the People—organic, organic skincare for a health-conscious crowd. Their custom formulations are crafted from cold-pressed extracts and local, potent botanicals, and the best science has to offer in skincare. Need more reasons to fall in love? The line is also vegan, free of parabens, colors, and fragrances, and is never tested on animals.