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August 20 2014

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2 posts tagged "NYR Organics"

Freeze Frame

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With a full week of August already behind us in what will go down as one of the hottest summers on record, it’s safe to say that the swelter is on. High temperatures mixed with even higher humidity means it’s increasingly hard to cool down and skin is in a constant state of flushed discomfort. It’s something we were lamenting on a recent visit with the NYR Organics team, when they dropped this piece of knowledge on us: rosewater ice cubes. A favorite trick of London-based superstar facialist Vaishaly Patel, the road to fragrant refreshment is fairly simple: Pour NYR’s Rose Water into 1-2 slots of a standard ice cube tray, freeze, pop out, wrap in muslin, and glide over your face and underneath eyes to cool, hydrate, and lightly exfoliate. Think of it as a beauty party trick that’s sure to blow some minds at your summer rental this weekend.

Photo: Courtesy of NYR Organics

NYR Organic’s Domestic Bliss

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Since opening its first shop in London’s Covent Garden in 1981, Neal’s Yard has become one of the U.K.’s most well-loved brands when it comes to highly active, organic skincare. As a veritable pioneer in the green beauty market, its blue glass apothecary bottles are pretty much synonymous with noteworthy, natural products. We’ve known about Neal’s Yard for a while, but two recent events have pushed the British brand toward the top of our radar: to build a bigger U.S. presence, Neal’s Yard’s has rebranded itself as NYR Organic in the states, launching a corresponding U.S. e-commerce site in the process. The second, and no less significant occurrence, is that we recently learned that one Daphne Guinness is a big NYR fan, and anything Daphne is into is A-OK by us—that transcendental meditation session-turned-fashion show held in a coffin included. As part of its continued evolution, Neal’s Yard is using its expertise in aromatherapy to enter the home fragrance market. A natural beeswax and botanical wax candle handmade on a farm on the northern coast of Cornwall, a reed diffuser made with sustainably sourced reeds (obviously), and a refreshing room spray are now available in three different scents—Calming, a soothing blend of rose and geranium; Balancing, a grounding mix of bergamot and patchouli; and Energizing, an uplifting combination of orange, grapefruit, and mint. They’re perfect for your next dinner party—or wake.

Photo: Courtesy of NYR Organics