It was love at first touch. From natural-beauty brand Fresh, this cleanser, falling somewhere between gel and liquid, glides luxuriously as it removes all manner of pollutants from complexions—including the toughest of mascaras—and instantly elevates the first step in our routine with its ultra-nourishing properties. Cucumber extract and rose water soothe irritation—hydrating and reducing redness—while giving off a mild yet invigorating scent. The pH-balanced formula brightens and softens complexions through a blend of amino acids, which also boost collagen. In short, it’s truly ideal for all skin types, whether sensitive or makeup-laden, making it our go-to for travel or as a reset to our skin-care game. ($38, bluemercury.com)
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Welcome to the most fun $45 you’ll spend all summer. Sarah Gurt, a footwear designer who once worked for Oscar de la Renta and Thierry Mugler, has unveiled an irresistible collection of waterproof, washable, non-slip, fully recyclable, and sustainably produced vegan sandals. If those qualities fail to excite, then admire Freedom Moses’s smart design and myriad color options. Made for men, women, and children, they are injected with air to ensure maximum comfort for all. Despite your best efforts to dress up, you’re likely to end up wearing them with abandon all season long. We’re right there with you. ($45, freedommoses.com)
On the Island by Marios Schwab
A city-ready summer skirt is maddeningly hard to find. It must be light and breezy, yes, but sufficiently structured, and unrelated to a pareu or sarong. Marios Schwab, a London-based ready-to-wear designer with a new resort collection called On the Island, has nailed it with his Kaupoa skirt. Made from ultra-light cotton poplin printed in an abstract floral pattern, its high waist has a concealed side zip for a proper fit, while the tiered, graduated hemline is a bit more bohemian. Most importantly, it moves beautifully, and pairs well with a contrasting sweater, white tee, or, for dressier occasions, a jacket and silk tank. There’s also a complementary bikini … ($404, matchesfashion.com)
Bedtime is looking better than ever thanks to Campo Collection’s new range of sleepwear. The brand’s founder, Cinthia Boni Cordioli, was born in São Paulo and worked at Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs before striking out on her own to make some of the most elegant pajamas around. She employs female artisans in Miami, where she now lives, to sew each piece using sustainably sourced, organic fabric. The romantic—but resolutely unfussy—designs have captured our hearts, especially the Hanane nightgown with its piped Peter Pan collar. ($485, campocollection.com)
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