CREAM OF THE CROP

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The term “cult clas­sic” gets thrown around a lot in beauty, but Weleda Skin Food has rightly earned the name. Launched in 1926 (!), the thick, con­cen­trated cream was ini­tially con­ceived of as a rem­edy for hands af­ter do­mes­tic du­ties like wash­ing and gar­den­ing. To­day, it’s known for be­ing as adept at heal­ing chafed noses rav­aged by blow­ing as it is for adding a gleam to cheek­bones. The Ger­man brand is fi­nally of­fer­ing three ex­ten­sions: a lighter ver­sion of the cream ($ 23), a body but­ter ($ 23) and a lip balm ($ 10). The items were based on acolytes’ use of the orig­i­nal as well as the brand’s de­sire to of­fer lip and hand/body op­tions—cat­e­gories that many con­sumers choose when switch­ing from con­ven­tional to more nat­u­ral. Lastly, the orig­i­nal no longer comes in its alu­minum tube, a de­ci­sion driven by the fact that min­ing the ma­te­rial is in­ten­sive and tax­ing on the en­vi­ron­ment. It’s now made with 25 per cent re­cy­cled plas­tic and doesn’t crack like its pre­de­ces­sor, which, per­son­ally, we felt was part of its charm. — Lesa Han­nah

OLAY MASKS GLOW BOOST WHITE CHAR­COAL CLAY STICK AND PORE DETOX BLACK CHAR­COAL CLAY STICK ($ 13 EACH)

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