A bath is an opportunity to escape, if only for a short while. Erbaviva’s Relax Bath Salts practically beg you to leave your worries behind and give in to the aromas of lavender, neroli and rose. Your muscles will thank you.
Juniper Ridge goes above and beyond organic with its wild foraged ingredients such as fresh coastal sage. The soaps (including Big Sur and San Jacinto, with their rugged and beautiful packaging) may just be the future of natural beauty.
No nonsense and absolutely perfect, John Masters Organics’ Lip Calm brings your pout back to neutral. Free of flavors, color and anything else icky, this balm restores moisture to a parched mouth.
Like a refreshing shower during a hot Santa Ana wind, Elemental Herbology’s Cool & Clear Facial Cleanser provides a moment of respite in a world of heat. Anti-bacterial and free of synthetic fragrances and preservatives, this product will clean, control oil and dissolve impurities without breaking a sweat.
Yum – Lavera’s Malva & Almond Gentle Cleansing Milk sounds good enough to eat. It’s also a great choice to restore skin after a summer of sun and surf.
Not just natural, but vegan and gluten free too, Metropolis Soap Company’s bars emanate goodness. The yummy orange, clove and cinnamon version conjures up autumn leaves and pumpkin pie.
So pretty! Hollybeth Organics’ Jasmine Orange Bubble Bath comes packaged in a glass bottle and smells divine. Who wouldn’t want an afternoon in the company of such deliciousness?
Scrumptious to the extreme, Karin Herzog’s Swiss Chocolate includes a cleanser and a cream that will tame your complexion and slake your sugar tooth. Rich and luscious, the moisturizer works equally well in the morning and at night to keep your skin pliable and hydrated. Mmmmmm.
Plunge into decadence with Clairvoyant Beauty’s coffee and chocolate bath soak and coffee butter body scrub. Your tub will smell so heavenly that you may never want to get out.
Unruly-haired girls unite and fight the good fight with Not Your Mother’s Lock Luster Treatment. This argan and macadamia nut-infused oil sinks deeply into your strands and brings them back to life.
Those with curls would do well to discover Ouidad’s famous products. The Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream eradicates frizz and pulls coils more tightly together for a sleeker look. Awesome sauce.
Green Rootine’s Dry Shampoo combines all-natural ingredients with an easy to use brush to make a terrific product. For those looking to wash their hair less and keep it from drying out, this option can work wonders, increasing volume at the root.
A match made in heaven, Sephora + Pantone Universe keeps coming up with great mixes of color and makeup. The Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette has four quads representing earth, air, fire and water, with colors such as Potter’s Clay and Emerald that make your eyes pop.
Famous for her beauty vlogging, Michelle Phan has parlayed her phenomenal fame into a viable business with EM Michelle Phan launched by the venerable L’oreal Group. The Shade Play Color Mixing Lip Palette lets you take Ms. Phan’s words of wisdom and put them into practice with six different shades that can be worn alone or together for a variety of great looks.
Wildly fabulous, KBS Nail Polish in Excuse Me, I Blurped can’t help but get you noticed. The turquoise and magenta sparkles, suspended in violet lacquer, evoke discos, midnight and the moon on the ocean.
Beauty oils may be all the rage, but leave it to Kate Somerville to make the definitive version. Dilo Oil, a restorative treatment for face, body and hair moisturizes and renews without being greasy.
Simply the best, Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial does its work while you rest. A blend of natural ingredients plus a modicum of fairy dust somehow manages to make you look rested and refreshed, even if you aren’t.
Conjuring up all the allure of the South of France, Crabtree & Evelyn’s Verbena and Lavender de Provence Cologne promises to make you feel like you’re on vacation, even if it’s only in your mind. Floral and intoxicating, this luscious fragrance makes a great first impression.