Moschino partners on a moisturizer and the celebrity-backed super powder everyone is talking about
Words by KELLY ATTERTON
A gigantic prop of Boy Brow grooming pomade inside the new GLOSSIER flagship.
Glossier, the beloved digital-first beauty company, recently opened permanent digs in West Hollywood just blocks from their former spot on Melrose Place. The expansive space was created to do more than just sell products. “Through design, we want to foster connections, play and discovery,” explains Adriana Deleo, Glossier’s deputy creative director. The amphitheater-style communal seating, fully mobile display units, even a surrealist fountain designed by the Haas Brothers — all foster a new kind of in-person shopping experience. Next up: Glossier’s newest product drop, After Baume, a moisturizer for very dry skin or anyone whose moisture barrier needs some serious love. 8523 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-978-0550; glossier.com.
JEREMY SCOTT and AGATHA RELOTA LUCZO.
Pretty in Pink
Launched just over two years ago, luxury skincare brand Furtuna Skin, known for potent, farm-to-face formulations, is staking a claim. “The interplay between fashion and beauty — when the two collide — is when the magic happens,” says California-based co-founder Agatha Relota Luczo. In collaboration with Luczo’s longtime friend Jeremy Scott, Moschino’s creative director, the premiere of Furtuna’s keepsake Collector’s Edition sets joins artistry with high-performance natural skincare. First up? A limited-edition set ($310) including four of their bestsellers — Micellar Essence, Face & Eye Serum, Biphase Moisturizing Oil and Replenishing Balm — and a furry pink bag, designed by Scott to be worn as a clutch. We could see the next drop as early as late spring, as well as new products to lust after. furtunaskin.com.
KROMA Wellness 5-Day Reset, from $395. Photo by Amber D’Ambrosio
When Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Seinfeld and Amy Schumer love a burgeoning wellness brand so much they invest their own money, people take notice. Meet Kroma Wellness — a five-day premium cleanse, focused on nourishment over starvation. “We have a perfectly balanced macronutrient profile of protein, fats and fiber while staying low carb and very low sugar,” explains founder Lisa Odenweller. “Most everything is powder-based, comprised of over 150 superfoods including maca, turmeric, ginger, collagen and spirulina.” There are numerous products in the lineup, from porridge to broths, elixirs to lattes, and fan-favorite OMG cookie butter. “We help guide you through one of three protocols — Lean, Lifestyle and Active.” kromawellness.com.
The 20-acre WE CARE SPA campus features several healing installations.
We Care Spa, situated adjacent to Palm Springs in the heart of the California desert, is about connecting with your personal power via its life-changing protocol of fasting, colonics, yoga, meditation and spa treatments. The go-to spot for high-profile names like Heidi Klum, Tom Ford and Oprah, the institution, founded in 1986, has had a major glow-up. Renovations include the addition of Executive Suites (featuring a circadian light system to regulate natural sleep cycles), a new pool and lounge area, an outdoor juice bar, a yoga studio, a steam room and a state-of-the-art gym. “It’s all about thriving,” says president Susan Lombardi. “I wanted our clients to enjoy the best experience in a luxury environment.” From $1,525. 18000 Long Canyon Road, Desert Hot Springs, 760-251-2261; wecarespa.com.
CHANEL No. 1 de Chanel lip and cheek balm, $45.
First Among Equals
With the launch of No. 1 de Chanel, the luxury brand has emerged as a force in the clean and sustainable beauty conversation. This new collection of products is their first to span all beauty categories: fragrance, skincare and makeup. The hero ingredient? Camellia. Not the white variety synonymous with Chanel, but the lesser-known red camellia, which contains a high concentration of protocatechuic acid, a powerful antioxidant that helps with the appearance of wrinkles and promotes radiant, glowing skin. There are nine items in the line, including face cream in a refillable jar, a fragrance mist, a powder-to-foam cleanser, a revitalizing serum, lip and cheek balms and a buildable foundation. Exclusively available at chanel.com and ulta.com.
FLORA MIRABILIS Face Oil, $120, is housed in a spill-proof, opaque glass bottle with a hand-finished wood cap.
In 1923, Charlie Chaplin commissioned a cluster of storybook-style bungalows in Hollywood. Today, one of his dreamt-up spaces has been transformed into an exclusive beauty destination. “Studio Flora Mirabilis feels like stepping back in time,” founder Jordan LaFragola says. Light from leaded-glass windows pours onto the Saltillo tile floors as LaFragola performs her signature facial (from $200), focusing on intense facial massage. The treatment uses her plant-based Flora Mirabilis Face Oil, made from a combination of luscious natural oils. 1328 1/2 N. Formosa Ave., L.A., 323-451-9177; floramirabilis.com.
Feature Image: The GLOSSIER flagship’s facade is ensconced behind Glossier’s logo in giant pink letters.
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of C Magazine.
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