February 1st, 2017

Going Organic

Beauty is not my forte, but after I posted on the Shigeta collaboration I decided that it’s high time to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. I’m really interested in organic products, so I emailed a beauty editor to see if she would share her current favorites–and, voilà! That lip exfoliator has my name on it, this winter has taken it’s toll.

Kora Organics Rosehip Body Oil, Tata Harper mask, RMS Beauty Coconut Oil Living Luminizer, Rahua Classic Shampoo, Kahina Argan OilOnira Organics The Mask, Ilia Lip Exfoliator.


what's new


Suzanne necklace


Margarete poncho


X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoes


X Suzanne Koller Gertrude cotton-blend parka


X Suzanne Koller Codeo striped cotton shirt


Katja wool maxi dress


X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoe


X Suzanne Koller drawstring leather pouch


Ethan oversized wool sweater


Suzanna oversized felt tote bag

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  • I’ve used Rahua shampoo and conditioner for years. I even take it when I travel because it works so well for my hair.

    KathyFebruary 1st, 2017  10:38 AM

  • I love RMS highlighter and I also really like the one from Rituel de Fille. For shampoo check out the David Mallet line- I love shampoo no 1 and the conditioner as well- it doesn’t have a smell which is really great for people who are sensitive.

    DeannaFebruary 1st, 2017  2:51 PM

  • love RMS too, but my favorite are the May Lindstrom products

    sharonFebruary 1st, 2017  3:20 PM

  • It may be organic but 20 minutes after I apply any Tara Harper product I get red blotches that last for days.
    The cure good old non organic La Mer!

    It may be organic but Tara Harper irritates my face and the blotches last for days.
    I’ll stick to good old La Mer!

    SusanFebruary 1st, 2017  4:22 PM

  • More clean favorites – Drunken Elephant Vitamin C serum and Coola Daydream Mineral Primer (which has spf30).

    Sandie TimmFebruary 1st, 2017  4:34 PM

  • Hi Preston, for your lips, mix some sugar with any lotion/lip balm you like. Gently rub on your lips and rinse. Easy- peasy smooth lips!

    SuWuFebruary 1st, 2017  6:58 PM

  • Be careful! Just because it’s organic it doesn’t mean it will be kind to your skin.I have lost track of the number of times I have had an allergic reaction to an organic product.If you have sensitive skin be warned!!!

    Claude RemainsFebruary 1st, 2017  8:04 PM

  • Due to health issues, I have become very serious about cleaning up my make-up routine and avoiding harmful chemicals. While not organic, Beauty Counter has a fantastic line of cosmetics and skin care and there are more than 1500 ingredients that they ban from their products!

    LeslieFebruary 1st, 2017  11:28 PM

  • My issue with organic products for skin and hair is that they often come with a lot of fragrance and interfere with perfume. I am dedicated to La Mer and mix in a few other high end brands for my skin. I bend the fragrance rule with Darphin’s beautiful oils – rose and jasmine being my favorites – and strictly use them at night.

    PaulaFebruary 1st, 2017  11:47 PM

  • My dear friend Cayli Cavaco Reck has this covered…go visit her in her shop Knockout Beauty on Lexington Ave in NYC (Bridgehampton in the summer too) or check out her instagram knockingonforty. She is all about selling as natural beauty as possible- that actually works. I can’t tell you how many amazing effective! products she has introduced me to. She does a live almost every night going over her routine and products. The best!

    KristinFebruary 2nd, 2017  7:28 AM

  • Want to chime in again. I was going to say the same thing about some organic products, in particular Tata Harper (only because that was the first line I tried a number of products from) now that other posts are up, in particular Susan’s. My skin gets red and so blotchy from Tata Harper’s products , as well as a number of “organic” products. It was so bad that I went to an allergist about it. She has me using Cetaphil soap, and lotion on my face. It’s never looked better….I guess I’m sort of sensitive to a lot of the botanicals that are in “organics”.

    KathyFebruary 2nd, 2017  8:57 AM

  • I wash and moisturize with Cetaphil, too, but I’m trying to find a product that I can add to my routine that’s natural.

    PrestonFebruary 2nd, 2017  9:06 AM

  • I second the drunken elephant suggestion! No harsh fragrances or botanicals. Love the vitamin c serum and marula oil.

    MeganFebruary 2nd, 2017  9:32 AM

  • I love beauty and I love when people love the skin they are in. Keeping it in mind that our skin is our largest organ, but also wanting to “Keep it Chic” I have been on a quest for products that are highly effective and use as few chemicals as possible. It’s an added bonus if the packaging is good looking. I subscribe to the 80/20 rule in all aspects of life and particularly when it comes to my skincare. Beauty is an inside job so what you eat and the supplements you take are equally as important.

    Cayli Cavaco ReckFebruary 2nd, 2017  10:10 AM

  • I recently finished patch testing for skin allergies. I have had to change my entire skin care routine. SkinSAFE is a very helpful App that can help you find products that do not contain the top common allergens. I have found that some Drunken Elephant, SkinCeuticals, and Perricone MD products are working for me. I do miss the lovely smells of lavender and rose in my products. While we should all strive to eat organic, some of us can not use it on our skin.

    Deborah EdackFebruary 2nd, 2017  12:10 PM

  • I know I mentioned this line in a post last week, but I’ve been a fan of Eminence products for several years now and really encourage anyone wanting to go organic to try them.

    kimFebruary 2nd, 2017  12:51 PM


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