Spring is a season of renewal, and after months of cold winter air, dry winds and damaging UV rays, it’s a good time to find seasonal inspiration to take better care of your body. Start the rebuilding with natural products (read: paraben free), which can repair and protect, detoxify and exfoliate your skin. The list below contains products made from Binchotan charcoal, aloe vera and kigelia, all of which have restorative properties to prepare you for the warmer weather — and prolonged sun exposure — to come.
Buckler’s Chapped Lip Remedy SPF 12
This no-shine lip balm is made from avocado oil and shea butter to lock in moisture and prevent dryness.
Morihata Binchotan Facial Puff
Made from the fibers of the Konjac plant and finely ground Binchotan charcoal, this sponge exfoliates and cleanses while balancing your skin’s pH levels.
Aesop Herbal Deodorant
This aluminium-free herbal deodorant from Aesop addresses odor with Zinc Ricinoleate (fights compounds associated with Coryneform bacteria), and utilizes essential oils from lavender, sage and Moroccan Neroli for their anti-microbial properties and refreshing fragrance.
Le Baigneur Bowl + Shaving Soap
Housed in a porcelain bowl made in Limoges, France, this handmade shaving soap is all-natural, made from aloe vera, hemp oil, calendula extract, green clay and vetiver oil, and delivers an ultra smooth shave.
Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar
The Dead Sea mud in this bar is rich in minerals, and it detoxifies and exfoliates for softer, smoother skin.
Zola Jesus Taiga x Blackbird EDP
This fragrance collaboration between Zola Jesus and Blackbird is wild and intriguing: bergamot and green peppercorn mix with smoky choya loban, while notes of teak cedar wood and aged oak provide a subtle background.
Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products 01 Skin Cream
Developed over 21 years of pharmacognosy research, this SPF 20 cream is made from a blend of kigelia, baobab, marula oil and shea nut, all of which promote elasticity of the skin while repairing sun damage.