COLLAGE: BAREFACED BEAUTY: Botanical Oils & Organic Cosmetics for Beautiful Skin
COLLAGE: BAREFACED BEAUTY: Organic Masks for Beautiful Skin
  Botanical oils contain the same lipids as the body’s natural moisture barrier and the skin absorbs coconut oil- as opposed to lotion- most effectively, leaving a glow instead of a greasy sheen.  With oils, skin looks “lit’ from within, rather than coated in a shiny mask.  Try raw coconut cream by RMS, a multitasking product that can be used as a facial cleanser, skin moisturizer, and makeup remover.  RMS’s Lip2Cheek is the ultimate makeup find for the natural nomad.  A mineral color for lips and cheek, the organic finisher is a beauty must-have.  Throw the small jar in one’s satchel or carry-on for easy access post flight or to perk up a pale, jet lagged visage.

Mullein & Sparrow is a plant-based apothecary line, founded in 2012. After traveling amongst plant-based healing cultures of South America, Brooklynite Anit Hora vowed to lead a simpler life.  Hora believes beauty and health start from within and that the best ingredients are found in nature.  “It is possible to return to our natural health and beauty no matter where we live- even New York City.”  Her handmade, luxury line includes body oils and bath salts.  We are digging the facial mask- a blend of detoxifying clays mixed with soothing, aromatic herbs and rose powder- a skin illuminating lifesaver. 

~Susan Brickell