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Center of Attraction

By Phebe Wahl

Photo by Julie Goldstone


You know the ones—clean-living beauty gurus who seem lit from within and esteemed experts who might have actually discovered the fountain of youth. Here, Manhattan’s disruptive beauty and wellness leaders share their glow-getting secrets.

Nancy Twine
Briogeo founder and beauty groundbreaker Nancy Twine takes a scalp-to-soul approach to wellness.

Briogeo founder Nancy Twine takes a clean approach to both her own haircare line and her personal routine. “Our products focus on repair, scalp treatment, curl care, volume and frizz-control,” she says of the collection that includes standouts like Sephora’s best-selling Don’t Despair, Repair! category as well as the Scalp Revival line and cult classic Cooling Conditioner Jelly. “I do a lot of meditation and yoga at home,” she says, along with high-intensity workouts at Equinox, SoulCycle and Taryn Toomey’s The Class, which she calls “phenomenal—a real mix of meditation, cardio, and strengthening, and I loved the flow of the class.” Here, the wellness devotee shares her clean and stay-lean beauty and wellness routine.

1 “Thick and hydrating, this doesn’t dry my skin out and does a great job at removing makeup.” Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, 6 fl. oz. for $18

2 “This stuff does wonders to my skin: clears blemishes, keeps breakouts in check, and keeps my skin looking bright and vibrant.” Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, 1 fl. oz. for $90

3 “This adds the perfect amount of subtle glow to my cheekbones.” RMS Magic Luminizer, $38

4 “I am obsessed with my Vitamix! I make kale, banana, mango, flaxseed and protein smoothies with it for breakfast.” A3500 Ascent Series blender, $550

5 “I use our Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo and follow it up with our new Cooling Conditioning Jelly. It’s kind of like an at-home scalp spa treatment!” Briogeo Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager, $16; Briogeo Charcoal + Coconut Oil micro-exfoliating shampoo, 8 fl. oz. for $42; Briogeo Charcoal + Tea Tree scalp treatment, 1 fl. oz. for $32, all at briogeohair.‌com

6 “I love the way my skin feels after using a good body scrub, and I’ve really been liking Kopari’s Coconut Crush Scrub.” $38

Photo courtesy of Briogeo