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

Powder Soaps, by Acqua di Parma

Powder Soaps, by Acqua di Parma

These versatile powder soaps are a new addition to Acqua di Parma’s Colonia range. The Powder Soaps come in three fragrances; Colonia Pura, Colonia Essenza and Colonia. Upon contact with water, the soap forms into a rich silky lather that lightly cleanses and rinses away easily. It will leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed, the soap aroma subtly lingering on. Presented in a metal container reminiscent of Acqua’s talcum jars of the past, the soap packaging is available in three versions depending on your favourite scent– white for the citrusy flavoured Colonia, black for the ‘sophisticated and vibrant’ Essenza and a silver label for the ‘modern’ Colonia Pura.

Writer: Emi Eleode

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

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