Newsflash: Simply Gum Now Makes…Mints
The cuteness of the peppermint-leaf-emblazoned tin is reason enough to snap up these new breath mints from the much-loved, non-toxic gum company Simply Gum. The super-freshening, authentic mintiness of the mints inside—each is about the size of an aspirin—are of course, the real reason, along with the fact that instead of a load of dubious chemicals, they’re made with three clean, natural ingredients. Since decent breath is an instant beautifier of the highest order (even our beloved Olio e Osso is less critical), a cute, healthier option is cause for serious celebration.
More for Your Clean Makeup Bag…
Olio E Osso Balmgoop, $28
This citrusy, super-moisturizing tinted lip/cheek balm delivers all the cushy hydration of the original No. 1 Balm, with the addition of the most flattering-to-all-skin-types sheer pigment out there, period. It’s the sort of your-lips-but-better color that brightens up your whole face, yet doesn’t read as “lipstick” or even “gloss”—just all-natural prettiness, pure and simple. Bonus: The stick fits the shape of your lips perfectly, so it feels especially fantastic going on.
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra-Natural Mascara goop, $22
You won’t believe this mascara is as clean, natural, and organic as it is: The intense pigment, high shine, and serious volume-building capability rivals that of any conventional mascara. Plus, it leaves lashes lush, long, and feathery-soft without the toxic chemicals commonly used in conventional mascara; the formula is ultra-smooth, clump-free, and it doesn’t smudge or flake. GP’s personal tip: Smooth on one coat, wait a few seconds for it to dry, then build color and length with a second coat for a look that instantly wakes up your whole face.
Tata Harper Aromatic Irritability Treatmentgoop, $65
This adorable vial of essential oils will make you smile every time you open your makeup bag, swipe a little on your palms, and inhale—it truly does make anyone a little less irritated. It also doubles as a subtle scent, not to mention an in-a-pinch face oil. Tiny and truly all-purpose-amazing.
Beautycounter Dew Skin SPF 20goop, $45
TThis glowy, translucent, instantly perfecting SPF 20 has to be the ultimate no makeup-makeup of all time. It’s less about masking flaws, and more about looking and feeling like you—but better. The delicate, deeply hydrating formula smoothes in like a dream; zinc oxide soothes and protects all day; black currant, peony-root extract, and vitamin C address age spots and enhance brightness, and powerful moisturizers leave you with firmer, smoother-looking skin. If you’re looking for coverage, this is not your product—but we guarantee it makes anyone’s skin look instantly more beautiful. It’s so sheer that different shades work for many different skins; if you’re in doubt, try No. 2, which works for practically everyone who tries it.