Rites: flawless finds from the Wallpaper* beauty desk

Rites: flawless finds from the Wallpaper* beauty desk

Innovatively packaged, cleverly branded, sustainably produced, these beauty and grooming finds are more than skin deep

African Botanics

African Botanics

Skincare brand African Botanics launched in 2013 when ex-South African couple Craig and Julia Noik looked to pay homage to the country’s rich cultural heritage and biodiversity. Since, the eco-pioneer has harnessed the powerful properties of indigenous plants across some of South Africa’s most remote locations, all-the-while meeting important sustainability targets. Its latest innovative iteration, Infusion, is a liquid-light micro-serum boosting hydration and supercharging the skin. Filled with pure and sustainably sourced ingredients, including micro-algae, seaweed and anti-pollution oceanic cell shields, this cocktail of age defying botanicals is the skin’s ultimate antidote to the stresses of modern city living.

Writer: Jessica-Christan Hametner

Alpaca quilt by Monder Anima

Monder Anima

The story behind Brooklyn-based brand Monder began earlier this year when founders Mitch Moondae and Benjy Baptiste set out to reimagine the relationship between fashion and interior design. Their first collection, ANIMA, features a singular colour palette limited to shades of grey and comprises of five key offerings, including two cushions; a pearl suede and brushed wool blanket; a unisex robe, and an alpaca quilt (pictured), which also doubles as a fine art wall hanging. With a focus on growing responsibly, the duo produces all goods in New York with the help of ethical makers who utilise sustainable materials and techniques. As the fashion and design industries are becoming increasingly fast-paced, Monder provides a more conscious alternative for those who favour longevity over trends.

Writer: Jessica-Christin Hametner

Cosmetic pouch, by MZ Wallace and tenoverten

Cosmetic pouch, by MZ Wallace and tenoverten

The utilitarian accessory brand MZ Wallace is no stranger to collaboration. For their latest undertaking, the Manhattan-based label has teamed up with fellow New Yorkers tenoverten to create the perfect self-care offering that you can take with you always. The stylish nailcare purveyor has filled one of MZ Wallace’s signature quilted cosmetic pouches with its own line of non-toxic essentials, including its natural rose cuticle oil, its rose polish remover cloths, a cuticle filing stone and bottles of its nail strengthening base and quick dry top coat to boot. The limited edition pouch comes in a custom-designed nude pink shade and also boasts extra room to contain one’s other personal favourites.

Writer: Pei-Ru Keh

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