Our Favorites: December 2013 Lifestyle Products (Slideshow)
Check out the healthy-living products that are on our radar.
Good All Over
Divine Oil from Caudalie lives up to its name. Use this lightly scented combination of grape-seed, sesame, and argan oils to moisturize face, body, and hair. And if you get hooked, so much the better — the company partners with the Coeur de Forêt Association, and each bottle sold corresponds to one tree planted in the Amazon. $32 for 50 mL or $49 for 100 mL at www.us.caudalie.com.
21st – Century Sundial
The classic-looking Citizen Eco-Drive watch contains an infinitely rechargeable lithium-ion battery that harnesses energy from any light source, including a desk lamp and the sun outside. $250 from www.citizenwatch.com.
Best Face Forward
The pink and green clays in this mask from Clairvoyant Beauty have been used to soften and detoxify skin for centuries. Here they’re combined with DMAE, a potent natural alcohol or “active” ingredient that has tingly, skin-firming effects. A pleasing way to enjoy a natural home facial. $30 at www.clairvoyantbeauty.com.
Seeds of Kindness
Mala beads were traditionally used by Buddhist monks to count mantras. Wearing them is believed to impart tranquility, and they also make handsome jewelry. The Vancouver-based Mala Collective sources from fair-trade producers in Indonesia. $50–$210 at www.malacollective.com.
Love You Honey
These bonbons from Mademoiselle Miel are made with honey harvested from rooftop bees in St. Paul, Minn., then encased in dark chocolate and finished with edible gold leaf. A more elegant gift is hard to imagine, and this one comes with the good karma of honoring the noble — and indispensable — honeybee. $7 for three, from www.mademoisellemiel.com.