From powerful plant-based balms to organic cleansers, here’s what to rotate into your “you” time this fall
Words by CAROLINE CAGNEY and MARIE LOOK
Just in time to combat the inevitable dryness and stress that comes with the colder months, Santa Ana-crafted wellness line Natureofthings has launched with six pure, therapeutic-grade bath soaks, body creams and supplements, all based on the art of healing. Standouts include the Nourishing body creme, a rich CBD remedy infused with black pepper and cacao butter to relieve muscle pain and calm skin conditions, and the Soothing Powder, a tart cherry-flavored supplement (to be mixed with your liquid of choice) with CBD and turmeric to fight inflammation and enhance a sense of ease.
If you’re looking to get mentally transported to a far-flung destination, head to Poppy & Someday, a tranquil indoor-meets-outdoor studio nestled in Laurel Canyon. For a transcendent experience, begin with a detoxifying steam sauna, followed by an abhyanga massage using warm oils infused with medicinal plants — for example, lemon balm, white sage and yarrow, all of which ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist Kari Jansen grows in her garden on-site. You’ll also find everything from new tinctures to anti-aging formulas, such as the Ojas face serum, a blend of blue chamomile, sandalwood and blood orange.
Organic skincare line Monastery Made offers natural cleansers, serums and body oils dressed in luxe new packaging that will look totally chic on your counter. What hasn’t changed? The S.F.-produced botanical formulas, which are as active as they are gentle on the skin’s acid mantle. Try the Attar Floral Repair Concentrate, a nourishing balm of jasmine sambac and Indian tuberose, which stimulate regeneration and repair UV damage.
Corpus has gained a following for combining clean, high-performance ingredients with scents so intoxicating you’ll want to smear the deodorants on your wrists. For its latest addition, the L.A. company teamed up with S.F. skincare brand True Botanicals to create Neroli, a blend of orange blossom, bergamot and ambrette seed.
A favorite among clean beauty aficionados for pairing highly effective natural ingredients with biotechnology, the 100-percent plant-based skincare line Biossance has developed a new vegan rose lip balm that is petroleum-free and decadently hydrating. Formulated with Mother Nature’s moisturizer, squalane (developed by the brand’s Berkeley labs from renewable sugarcane), in addition to hyaluronic acid and ceramides, this silky balm will help your lips retain moisture and feel utterly indulgent in the process.
Feature image: An ideal environ for some natural beauty and wellness pampering a la POPPY & SOMEDAY.
Sept. 13, 2019
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