On Our Radar: Beauty

From transcendental facials to mineral baths, we explore the latest products and regimens women are loving to take their beauty and self-care routines to the next level.
Author:
Publish date:
anthony-tran-386431-unsplash

Our content philosophy has always been more in the quality vs. quantity at The Fold. We realize this can lead to a somewhat inconsistent posting schedule and are currently working hard behind the scenes to streamline both our processes and the categories we cover on the site. 

An area that we have neglected and don't intend to cover heavily are product round-ups. We initially assumed there were enough of those to go around but have since realized that there are discoveries made worth sharing in the variety of categories we cover. The first is a topic we shamelessly love: skincare. 

Friend of The Fold, Elizabeth Kendig, is our go-to for all product, process and trends in both the beauty and spiritual world. We asked her to share the places, people and products that are currently on her radar for women of an "uncertain age".  

8-faces-boundless-solid-oil_800x

1. It’s not so much about looking younger, as about being dewy. Eight Faces Boundless Solid Oil ($88) delivers both. Use it like an (all-natural!) anti-aging face cream then enjoy the gorgeous sheen that it leaves behind. 

goddessface_m_1024x1024

2. We’d like to look away from all of those sponsored instagram posts, but let’s be honest. Most recent late-night haul: RoseGlow Sonic Depuffer. Maybe you’ve seen it taking five pounds of bloat off the model’s face, too? This handheld, battery-operated facial firmer also works on fortysomethings the morning after too much champagne or fried chicken. 

Image Credit: Girls Night In

Image Credit: Girls Night In

3. There’s nothing more beautiful than a woman who does exactly what she wants to do. If that means staying in on a Friday night, then the Girls Night In newsletter is for you. With book recommendations, movie releases, and self-care tips, you’ll never have FOMO again. 

post-image-large

4. The most transcendent facial we’ve had in years comes courtesy of Diane Avitable at Jill Lindsey in Brooklyn. From the jade roller and herbal poultice to facial massage and Avitable’s own line of magical masks and potions, our skin and spirit has never been more tended to. 

c0a6735c-9990-4fd0-a066-05284efa1040_1.0bb62bf12fff7a294fabb81d367f0cfd

5. Baths are the new . . . we’re not sure, but they’re back and we approve. You don’t need anything fancy to make yours special: Ye olde Dr. Teals mineral soaks are still the best readily availabe at your local drugstore. Light a few candles, pour yourself a cup of herbal tea or lemon water, and have a good, releasing cry. 

Related

image1

Social Justice & Climate Action: A Conversation With Ashley Engle On Why You Cannot Separate The Two and How You Can Help Combat Them Both

"My advice to anyone wanting to stand up for Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) and our future generations: Start where you are because the frontlines are truly everywhere!"

Wellness

April 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Aries: You thought you knew where you stood, who you were, and what made up your compass, but you somehow awoke to spinning ground beneath your feet and a spinning head to match.

Sandrine Duval, 'In the Mood', 2018

Street Photographer & Author Gulnara Samoilova On Empowering Women, Artistic Expression & The Power of Confident Work

"I want to create an inclusive community for women artists from around the globe who are pushing the boundaries of street photography in new and exciting directions. I’m interested in empowering women so that can tap into their creativity and feel confident about making work, whether they are professional or amateur photographers."

Money

Money and The Art of Receiving

"In our modern world, the connection between wealth and feminine energy has been mostly forgotten."

5f5bc2a5796cebcdc158c359_pexels-retha-ferguson-3811123-p-1600

Motif Founder Shanetta McDonald On Storytelling, Healing, & Connection

"By opening up about these unique experiences, women of color build esteem and lift the shame of hiding their true selves from the world. We’re able to be seen, and feel heard, and that is healing."

Where do we go from here Headshots

Where Do We Go From Here? Join The Fold For A Conversation About The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Mothers In The Workplace

Join us for a free virtual event featuring Angela Garbes, The Fold's Nora Gomez-Strauss and hosted by Executive Editor, Amanda Carter Gomes.

Wellness

March 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Pisces: Striving towards your vision is very different than gazing wistfully upon someone else's. There are amazing gifts out there all around you, being offered freely and with great love, but if you don't bother to raise your head then you surely won't bother to see them.