5 Women Make the Case for Buying Fewer, Better Things

5 Women Make the Case for Buying Fewer, Better Things

To work at goop is to know products. We test them (tirelessly), we make them, and we sell them. For the uninitiated, navigating a sea of stuff can be overwhelming. When crowdsourcing for the overachievers worth your disposable income, we went straight to the experts who know them best.

SIMONE KITCHENS

SIMONE KITCHENS

SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR

THE ASK:

Décor that’s as practical as it is pretty?

THE FRONT-RUNNERS:

Nice Stems

“Setting out this sleek ribbed water carafe at dinner makes it feel vaguely like you’re dining out. And I’m also loving it as a home for the crinkly, paper-thin poppies that just sprouted in my front garden. Its elongated shape is perfect for arranging their lanky, wriggly stems.”

NICE STEMS R+D Design Lab
R+D Design Lab
LUISA CARAFE, 1L
goop, $145

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Shear Perfection

“I snipped those poppies, along with the zillion tomatoes that have taken over the backyard, with these gorgeously hefty garden shears. They’re also handy for when USPS drops off packages.”

SHEAR PERFECTION Barebones Living
Barebones Living
ARTISAN PRUNING SHEARS
goop, $26

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Serves You Right

“A shallow wooden bowl is my definition of versatility. Aside from the endless food things you can serve in it, I love it for organizing the chaos of keys, hand sanitizer, lip balm, AirPods, sunglasses, and whatever else collects by the front door.”

SERVES YOUR RIGHT Roman and Williams Guild
Roman and Williams Guild
TEAK PLATTER
goop, $160

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THIRA BURNS

THIRA BURNS

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, WELLNESS

THE ASK:

Wellness workhorses that go the extra mile?

THE FRONT-RUNNERS:

Roll Model

“Don’t let the simplicity of the LoRox Aligned roller fool you. Once you’ve added it to your home workout routine, you’ll find yourself grabbing it to release tension at the end of the workday or for that hurts-so-good release after some hardcore weight training. My rolls go from simple stretching to more-dynamic movements depending on my mood.”

ROLL MODEL OPTP
OPTP
LOROX ALIGNED FOAM ROLLER
goop, $54

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The Big D

“One of the most common questions I get as a nutritionist is about supplements. You’ll find a bottle of vitamin D in my cabinet no matter the time of year. My body doesn’t get all the vitamin D it needs from meals or from getting outside in the sun. I’m extra diligent about taking it when I feel like I am putting my immune system to the test, but vitamin D’s benefits extend far beyond immune or bone health, which is what makes it such a versatile supplement.”

THE BIG D Hum NutritionTHE BIG D Hum Nutrition
Hum Nutrition
HERE COMES THE SUN HIGH-POTENCY VITAMIN D3
goop, $20

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Age before Beauty

“I’ve become a body oil hoarder, but only a few have become favorites, and UMA’s elixir is one of them. I slather it on postshower—giving special attention to my décolletage—and savor all of the invigorating aromatherapeutic scents. But really, it’s great all over. Lately, I’ve been giving some extra love to my cuticles and feet before bed—there is no better feeling than waking up with soft, sandal-ready toes.”

AGE BEFORE BEAUTY UMA
UMA
ABSOLUTE ANTI-AGING BODY OIL
goop, $90

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MEGAN O’NEILL

MEGAN O’NEILL

SENIOR BEAUTY EDITOR

THE ASK:

Triple-duty beauty?

THE FRONT-RUNNERS:

It’s the Balm

“The secret to supple, pillowy lips: mineral sunscreen! This silky coconut SPF 20 lip balm drenches my lips in moisture, leaving them smooth, soothed, and beautifully protected. It’s totally clean (the active ingredient is calming zinc oxide), and I looove the surfer-y packaging. I often put it on at night before bed—it’s that splendidly softening—and one application during the day holds up for hours through eating, sweating, and distractedly licking your coconut lips.”

IT'S THE BALM All Good
All Good
Lip Balm Coconut SPF 20
goop, $4

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Fur Real

“My bikini line is epically smooth since I started using this oil designed to soften pubic and body hair. It’s a silkifying blend of grape-seed, clary sage, jojoba, and tea tree oils—the tea tree helps soothe ingrowns—and you massage a few drops over any area where hair grows to help soften it and make hair removal—waxing, plucking, lasering—easier. It makes the biggest difference, smells herbaceous and fresh, and strangely (but perhaps not) makes a delightful friend gift.”

FUR REAL Fur
Fur
Fur Oil
goop, $46

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Can’t Glow Wrong

“Vitamin C is magic, and this one straight up makes my skin look better. The brightening, subtly firming, smoothing effects are instant, while the soothing benefits—I’m blemish-prone—come from using it consistently. The luminous sheen it leaves behind is utterly addictive. I’ll never not use this stuff. It’s especially powerful because you mix the pure vitamin C powder into the hyaluronic serum before your first use to preserve potency.”

CAN’T GLOW WRONG goop Beauty
goop Beauty
GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum
goop, $125/$112 with subscription

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CAITLIN O’MALLEY

CAITLIN O’MALLEY

FOOD DIRECTOR

THE ASK:

Do-it-all kitchen tools?

THE FRONT-RUNNERS:

Slice Is Right

“Sure, you can cut yourself pretty badly if you aren’t paying attention (I have, and I wasn’t), but training yourself to be present and patient when using this practical tool will pay dividends in the form of perfectly even sliced veggies in mere seconds. Pickles, salads, and gratins are all made better by a mandoline. My tip: Don’t be a hero. If you think you have a couple more slices in that radish, you probably don’t. Instead, you can literally eat your losses. Cook’s snack.”

SLICE IS RIGHT Benriner
Benriner
SUPER BENRINER MANDOLINE SLICER
goop, $65

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Perfect Blend

“The Vitamix is the industry standard for a reason. It’s the most powerful, and everything comes out remarkably smooth. Whole nuts, frozen berries, and fibrous kale turn into a creamy, silky smoothie. Excellent for homemade nut butters, nut milks, pesto, herby sauces, salad dressings, puréed soups, hummus, and more.”

PERFECT BLEND Vitamix
Vitamix
VITAMIX ASCENT SERIES 3500 BLENDER
goop, $600

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Well Rounded

“A sturdy Dutch oven is a kitchen workhorse. And if cared for properly, it could last you a couple of generations. I use mine for soups, stews, braises, roasting a whole chicken, bread baking, and stove-top popcorn. I even use it as a weight when pressing excess water out of tofu. Dutch oven, what can’t you do?!”

WELL ROUNDED Staub x goop
Staub x goop
7QT ROUND COCOTTE
goop, $360

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SARAH ROSE

SARAH ROSE

SENIOR STYLIST

THE ASK:

Failproof pieces that go everywhere (and with everything)?

THE FRONT-RUNNERS:

Learn the Ropes

“I love everything Sophie Buhai makes—she’s a cool designer out of LA and always has the best statement jewelry. Everything is handcrafted and so chic. Not only is this chunky rope bracelet one of those never-take-it-off wrist-stack additions; it’s the best way to breathe life into everyday basics: jeans and tees, anything. I like mixing mine with a little gold for an especially modern twist.”

LEARN THE ROPES Sophie Buhai
Sophie Buhai
ROPE CHAIN BRACELET
goop, $1,700

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Pencil Me In

“What I love most about this denim skirt is the overall ease: a perfect alternative to jeans and a staple that goes with literally everything. You can do it up, dress it down—anything goes. I wear mine with a slouchy sweater or a fitted bodysuit à la GP.”

PENCIL ME IN G. Label
G. Label
YU DENIM PENCIL SKIRT
goop, $325

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Slide Show

“These are not your average flip-flops. The handmade Italian leather is sleek, the square toe feels modern, and the styling possibilities are honestly never-ending. I’ll slide them on with a little black slip dress when I’m walking to dinner, and I plan on wearing them with my favorite slouchy leather pants this fall.”

SLIDE SHOW ATP Atelier
ATP Atelier
MERINE SANDALS
goop, $290

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