Anthony For Men succors gentlemanly visages with high-quality toiletries formulated from natural ingredients. With each individual product enveloped in classy packaging, the Father’s Day Shave Package presents five barbering requisites in a single parcel fit for gifting to a deserving dad or ferreting away for personal use. Grizzled fellows can prepare a clean and even surface for grooming with the facial scrub and the algae facial cleanser. Infused with enriching vitamin C and mollifying chamomile, the scrub’s orb-like beads blast away doddering skin cells and thwart ingrown hairs, while the cleanser hydrates skin through a purifying fusion of glycerin, lavender, and rose-hip oil. On the precipice of zamboni-level smoothness, razor-wielders work preshave oil into loitering follicles to encourage a fluffy pelt ready to be sheared without irritation or judgment from leering magazine covers.
In addition to being able to transform into any kind of cell imaginable, adult stem cells release specific proteins that foster healing in areas of the body that need it. Taking a cue from its parent company, the largest adult-human stem-cell research facility in the world, Cellure Stem Cell Skin Care harnesses the regenerative properties of these chameleonic cells and their proteins to help restore ever-aging epidermises to a healthier, younger-looking state.
The technicians at Cellure Stem Cell Skin Care focus on one protein in particular, called lipotein, an anti-aging protein that helps restore damaged tissues, boost skin elasticity, and stimulate cell growth. They create moisture-rich facial cleansers, serums, toners, and creams from lipotein that, according to the Cellure website, are all designed to work in tandem to “help skin repair and restart its own inherent regeneration.” These protein-rich products adapt to all skin types, targeting fine lines and wrinkles, as well as tightening sagging portions of the skin.
Ethics are at the heart of the 4th Street Food Co-op in the East Village. Opened in 1995, the member-run business sells mostly organic, ethical and sustainable produce, eggs, oils, cereals and cleaning products, all of which are vegetarian and mostly vegan. Additionally, the co-op works hard to support local farmers and fair trade practices whenever possible. The space itself is refreshingly free of the loud, in-your-face displays and design of mainstream markets, preferring instead simple wood crates, baskets, boxes and metal shelving. The power is guilt-free as well, with all refrigerators, lights and electronics powered 100 percent by wind. No doubt this has a lot to do with the bright smiles of the staff, who work for free.
Though SEE Eyewear?s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a-kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop?s exclusive coveted selection.
From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn?t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.