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Marie Veronique is one of our most beloved brands; Kristina Holey is one of the most celebrated facialists in the country. Anything they do together is bound to be extraordinary. When we heard they were collaborating on a set of skincare serums that would address skin barrier malfunction — key to solving issues like perioral dermatitis, rosacea, and adult acne, as well as generally sensitive, unbalanced skin — we immediately thought, “Oooooh!” and started pestering them for more info. Read on for interesting tidbits and key tips to getting the most out of these wonder-formulas.

Luzern Labs has been one of our founder's favorite skincare brands since 2003, and it's beloved by our team and customers at Ayla. If you've tried their products before, you already know why: these clean, efficacious, small-batch, cold-processed formulas speak for themselves. Luzern has a unique story that isn't frequently told, so we asked Jen Herbert-Coste, one of its founders, to tell us just what makes these products so spectacular.

Uma produces its 100% organic oils and essential oils on its centuries-old family farm in India, blending them according to Ayurvedic principles that have been passed down through generations of royal physicians. This brand has serious credentials. The result: purity, safety, and efficacy beyond compare. Read about their fascinating story in our interview with Uma’s founder, the lovely Shrankhla Holocek.

There's just something about Ursa Major's healthy, gently-priced, and active-lifestyle-minded products from Vermont that we love. It could be that their refreshingly light but nourishing formulas are, as they describe them, “wildly effective.”  It could be that they’ve received accolades from such luminaries as Gwyneth Paltrow and such publications as Vogue and Esquire. Or it could be that they’re just great, in a humble, unassuming sort of way. So what's the story behind this cool brand? Read on for the inside scoop from Emily Doyle, one of its founders.

There’s just something about seaweed. Given its powerful detoxifying, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory properties, it may be one of the most promising botanicals out there as far as skincare is concerned. So, we set out to find the best natural seaweed products in the world. And, as luck would have it, we stumbled upon them in Ireland.

As you may or may not know, we adore MyHavtorn and their products, which are fresher, purer, and packed with more sea buckthorn than any others we've tried — so you and your skin enjoy the benefits of this "miracle berry" to the hilt. Want to know more about these berries and how they're grown? Join us for a closer look at the MyHavtorn farm in Sweden.

If we had to pick one single reason for our love of hairstylist Garrett Markenson’s Reverie product line, it would be this: it actually inspires you to love your hair. These flexible, foolproof products invite experimentation and what we think of as "hair empowerment." Read on to learn more about Garrett's philosophy.

Marie-Veronique Nadeau and her eponymous skincare line have been on our radar for some time. But it wasn’t until someone described her as a “mad scientist with a heart of gold” that we really sat up and paid attention to this wonderful little brand from Berkeley. (Is there anything more intriguing than all of those things put together?) Check out our entertaining and informative interview with Marie herself.

We didn’t know much about Bach flower essences before we stumbled upon Les Fleurs de Bach during a recent trip to Paris, but now that we do, we just have to tell you about them.

M Picaut is one of the best selling skincare brands in Sweden. Sea buckthorn lovers, take note: this beautiful line of non-toxic products combines it, and other great botanical extracts, with a heaping scoop of peptides for serious anti-aging power. Would you expect anything less of a brand created by a former model with extensive training in both nursing and Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Bouclème was the very first haircare brand we decided to bring to Ayla. We chose it because curly hair is gorgeous, and it’s especially challenging to care for — so we decided curlies should be the first in line to get hair products that pass our “non-toxic but really works” test. It’s the best line of curl care products we’ve ever seen, and it’s one of the most exciting new hair care brands out there, period.

Did you know that Bottega Organica, the Italian company that’s devoted to breakthrough science and organic products, has two farms? It’s true. In addition to their pristine farm in Liguria, they have an equally gorgeous and pesticide-free farm in upstate New York. Yeah, we wish we could collect organic farm oases like that, too. So we asked for photos and details so that we could live vicariously through them.

Not long ago, we received a tip from an unerringly chic, oft-photographed friend who has sent some of the best under-the-radar, soon-to-hit-the-big-time brands our way: “Check out this line of magical lotions. Made in Brooklyn by my friend Bee...you know, the one who writes for The New York Times.” Naturally, we snapped to attention.

We learned about this hyaluronic acid-infused skincare brand from our super-chic, uber-cool friend, Elizabeth Jeffer (the founder of the fantastic Roztayger, which we like to think of as the Ayla of handbags). Every time she goes to Fashion Week in Paris to find the next season’s best accessories, she makes a special trip to the revered CityPharma to stock up on BioRecept, a tip that was whispered to her by Paris fashion insiders who can’t get enough of the stuff. 

We were delighted to be selected as the first online retailer in the US (and one of the few retailers, period) to carry MyHavtorn's sea buckthorn-infused organic skin care products. Why are we such ardent fans of MyHavtorn? Let us count the ways.

Why do we love Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum so much? Well, we refuse to compromise — and we found a kindred spirit in this product’s creator, April Gargiulo.

There are some skin situations where one has to bring in the big guns: Dark circles. Acne. Rosacea. Sun damage from years of summers spent in search of a savage tan (if you remember David Hasselhoff’s heyday, you know what we’re talking about). That’s why we've brought Medik8 to you from the UK, where it’s known as the “Green Cosmeceutical” brand for its use of technology and packaging that are kinder to the planet.

How's this for exciting:

The Organic Pharmacy has launched Glamour Food, a line of affordably priced natural skincare products — all under $30 — that are packed with food grade ingredients, with a particular focus on antioxidant-rich cocoa and berry extracts. As The Organic Pharmacy puts it, it’s “skincare so pure, it’s good enough to eat.”

We were delighted to be selected as the first US retailer of S5, a line of certified organic cosmeceuticals from the UK. These natural and organic skincare products represent everything that we look for in the products we carry: They truly deliver excellent results, they don’t contain controversial ingredients like parabens and phthalates, and they’ve been crafted with care by a small team of experts – the award-winning development team behind Nude Skincare – whom we greatly admire.

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