Steph Finds This Biodegradable Body Wash Incredibly Pleasant to Use

It smells incredible and was formulated with the environment in mind.Bathing Culture Biodegradable Mind & Body Wash, $20, available here.I’ve never really put that much thought into my body wash. It rinses right down the drain, so obviously I like it to smell nice and leave my skin feeling clean but not stripped — but […]

Laura Dern’s Skin-Care Routine Involves Meditation, Environmental Consciousness and So Much Face Oil

The actress approaches beauty with the knowledge that ‘the planet is on fire.’Laura Dern for True Botanicals. Photo: CourtesyLaura Dern isn’t one to half-ass something, a trait which becomes apparent any time you watch her on-screen; she puts her whole self into her characters, bringing intensity and authenticity to the women she embodies. As it […]

Can Any Retinol-Based Skin-Care Product Really Be Considered ‘Clean’?

Natural beauty brands and retailers can’t seem to agree on whether the ultra-popular anti-ager is safe.Image: ImaxtreeTretinoin, retinol, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde — however you describe or derive it, retinoic acid is the undisputed Darling of Dermatology. The vitamin A metabolite alters genetic expression to accelerate cellular turnover and increase collagen production; it’s the most effective […]

Dhani Finally Found the Best Aluminum-Free Deodorant

For her, at least.Native Women’s Travel Sample Pack, $24, available here.Like many health-conscious and B.O.-averse humans, I, too, have been on a search for a natural deodorant that actually works. I’ve concluded that there isn’t actually one “best” natural deodorant; rather, different formulas seem to work differently for different people, as I’ve tried a number […]

With a Range of ‘Clean’ Products That Cost $25 or Less, Apto Skincare Wants to Democratize Beauty

Next stop: Walmart.Photo: CourtesyMarta Cros is a beauty entrepreneur two times over. She first launched The Ritualist in 2015, around the time when at-home beauty services like GlamSquad were starting to take off. A year in, the company that brought facials to customers’ front steps started experimenting with creating its own line of products.ADVERTISEMENTThanks for […]

Miranda Kerr Invites Us Into Her Home to Talk Skin Care and (Not) Modeling

“I’m 36, I’ve got a third baby on the way and I don’t want to waste my time with any BS.”It appears that Kim Kardashian started a trend when she launched her cosmetics brand with an event at her own home. Fellow preternatural beauty-turned-beauty entrepreneur Miranda Kerr similarly chose her own Malibu home as the […]

33 Top-Rated Sunscreens to Use if You’re Concerned About SPF Safety

According to the Environmental Working Group’s 2019 rankings.Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesWhile dermatologists are conclusive that we should all be wearing sunscreen year-round, no matter the weather, the beginning of summer is a good time to check the expiration dates on your products and stock up on new skin protectors. But with sunscreen in the news recently […]

Golde Founder Trinity Mouzon Wofford Wants to Bring Inclusivity and Accessibility to Wellness

“We wanted to strip away a lot of the concepts around wellness that tend to involve guilt.”Golde founder Trinity Mouzon Wofford. Photo: Courtesy of GoldeThere are plenty of things that make Brooklyn-based wellness and beauty startup Golde unique. First of all, unlike the many indie brands in the space that are bringing on massive investment […]

Arrive Is Aiming to Be the Glossier of Clean Cosmetics

It was created by a former beauty editor who couldn’t find a brand that was clean, effective, affordable and well-designed.Photo: Courtesy of ArriveGlossier’s undeniable success has paved the way for a new wave of millennial-targeted beauty brands, some of which aim to fill what few gaps in the market the rapidly growing beauty startup has […]

This Trendy Natural Beauty Ingredient Has a Major Counterfeiting Problem

Only 17% of the mānuka honey that makes it onto store shelves is authentic.Skin-care enthusiasts — myself included — tend toward hyperbole. Every new, mildy buzzworthy ingredient gets hailed as “a miracle cream!” or “my Holy Grail!” or “liquid gold!” In the case of mānuka honey, though, the buzz is real (literally — it’s a […]