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Salmon Enzymes, Placenta Curl Cream & Other Surprising Beauty Discoveries From Of a Kind Founders

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Of a Kind founders Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur are known for scouting out the best emerging designers and getting them to create unique pieces for them. (See these adorbs Jigsaw & Wavyy hats, this Ernest Alexander bag, and this Workhouse Jewelry bracelet.) But at lunch today, the duo revealed that they’re just as well-versed in the world of niche—but AWESOME—beauty products. Herewith, the four things I learned over Pure Food and Wine kale salads and coconut milk ice cream.

1. Salmon enzymes = anti-aging wonders: Before we’d even gotten our appetizers, Mazur started raving about Restorsea products. After two months, they had completely cleared up a lingering skin issue and given her an enviable glow. The line, which has just a day cream and an eye cream, relies on a key enzyme that’s released by salmon when they hatch. No joke. You heard it here first.

2. There are alternatives to Secret: Like many women, I’ve hemmed and hawed over antiperspirants and what they may or may be doing to my lymph nodes. But ultimately, I haven’t been able to find a natural deodorant that works. Cerulo swears by Soapwalla’s all-natural deodorant cream, which uses a combination of essential lavender, tea tree, and peppermint oils, plus clay, to curb sweat. I’ll be reporting back on this one.

3. Sania Vucetag, brow whisperer, launched her own pencil: New York’s most loved brow tamer now has her own pencil and, by all accounts, it’s a winner. “It’s angled,” Mazur kept repeating. “Angled.” Obviously this one is a game changer.

4. Placenta in hair products is a thing: Before Mazur became completely addicted to Bumble & Bumble’s Curl Conscious, she was a devotee of Hask Placenta, a line of products made with actual animal placenta. This deserves more investigation.

—Mollie

Of a Kind knows a thing or two about fashion too. Read all of Mazur and Cerulo’s guest posts here!

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