Om Aroma Co.’s darling travel kit.
Now that we have our new Foursquare page, we’re even more intent on scouting out the city’s (and country’s) best spots. This past weekend, Hayley stumbled (ok, walked by) Om Aroma and Co., an eco-friendly beauty lounge and shop in the West Village. Founder Angela Jia Kim is relentless about healthy skincare and formulates all her products using organic natural ingredients. No parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, synthetics…the list goes on. The locally made line includes skincare, body products, and candles — we are itching to try them out, especially the amazing looking Red Raspberry Day Serum and Pumpkin Seed Night Serum. We’ll be back soon for her signature OmYoga Facial (sucker for anything with yoga in the title), but for now we’re going to give Kim’s one-minute facial a try.
Brush up on your green beauty know-how with our crib sheet.
Check out some of our favorite skincare in the Birchbox Shop.
Our friends at Well and Good have a great piece on Bliss’s partnership with Pomega5 (one of our favorite natural lines).
Photo: Larkin Clark
Wellness guru Melisse Gelula, co-founder of Well and Good NYC, takes her skincare very seriously. When I talked to her for this month’s Birchbox Crush, we spent nearly an hour chatting about different types of cleansers, exfoliators, oils, serums, and moisturizers. The big takeaway? Switch things up. Your skin changes from day to day, season to season. The products that work perfectly during the winter aren’t going to translate to summer. Thanks to her, I’ve swapped out my usual salicylic acid wash, which was too drying on my skin during wintertime, and am using a creamy cleansing milk by Dr. Hauschka instead. I’ve also thrown a face oil and rich moisturizer into the mix—both to great effect. Read her 7 Habits of Highly Effective Skincare now—it’ll change the way you think about your products.
For more of Melisse’s natural beauty and skincare tips, read her Birchbox Crush.