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What happens when a makeup artist, a tree-hugger, and a dermatologist collaborate? You get W3LL People, a range of small-batch eco-cosmetics that are handcrafted in the U.S. and pure enough to be used on the most sensitive skin.
From $12.50, w3llpeople.com
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Scores of mascaras deliver the eye-opening effects of long, full lashes. But for those who’ve lost their lashes to chemotherapy or alopecia, the choices are limited—even false lashes need to rest atop real ones to stay put. Enter Thrive Causemetics’ array of natural-looking falsies. Thanks to a waterproof latex- and paraben-free adhesive, they’re gentle enough to be used on bare, sensitized skin—or by anyone who wants the instaglamour of false eyelashes. For each pair sold, another is donated to a woman undergoing cancer treatment.
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Calm Heads Prevail
Pollution, stress, eczema, and damage from styling tools can all result in an itchy, irritated scalp. Gentle Phyto Phytoapaisant Soothing Treatment shampoo contains purslane extract (a botanical anti-irritant), so it quells any discomfort as it cleanses.
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A Sight for Sore Eyes
If the typical eye-makeup remover feels too harsh, take a look at Lancôme Effacil. The oil-free, no-sting formula feels as gentle as water, yet has the muscle to completely remove nonwaterproof eye makeup, so you don’t wake up to raccoon eyes.
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Like his cult favorite Alpha Beta Peel pads, Dr. Dennis Gross’s new Ultra Gentle version also enhances skin tone, texture, and radiance—but with calming oatmeal.
$88 for 30 treatments, dgskincare.com
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After undergoing radiation for breast cancer, June Jacobs was underwhelmed by the salve prescribed to treat the burns on her skin. So she created Rapid Repair Healing cream, a nongreasy moisturizer, to soothe compromised skin, no matter the cause.
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Falling outdoor temperatures and dry indoor heat are a surefire recipe for itchy skin. But the more you scratch, the more you itch. Curél Itch Defense body wash and Instant Soothing moisturizing spray beat the cycle by rebalancing skin’s moisture and pH levels.
From $7, curel.com