Balmyard Beauty

Take one heady breath of Balmyard Beauty’s Romantic Call body oil, and you’ll instantly be transported to an island paradise, where wild jasmine blows on a warm ocean breeze and sweet summer roses nod their heads in your direction. The newly launched, all-natural beauty line is the creation of casting director Larissa Gunn, whose cool style and barefaced beauty make you want to steal whatever beauty products she’s got stashed in her bag. After falling in love with the Caribbean (particularly Jamaica), Gunn set about blending two passions—her love for the laid back and all-natural lifestyle the island is infamous for, and feel-good beauty products that invoke an ‘I’m still on holiday” feeling. The result was a five-piece skin-care line named for the Jamaican neighborhood apothecaries that dispense spiritual and physical remedies. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and each brings its own Jamaican flavor (and healing property). The hibiscus in the Baby Love Balm, a lip-and-cheek-tint, supplies the plum-colored pigment, while the Moonlight Lover Facial Oil features prickly pear seed, rosehip seed, and sea buckthorn oils. Then there are the Bush Baths—two muslin encased concoctions that blend local herbs and flora to detox the body and even the skin tone. All-natural never looked so good.