Explore, shop, and learn about the curated brands that make up c|two
Created by Jena Covello, Agent Nateur was born in the result of her personal struggle to find holistic and effective cosmetics and especially natural deodorant after a long history of hormone related health problems. After testing the recipe hundreds of times in her West Hollywood kitchen, Agent Nateur natural deodorant was officially created. She is now specifically known for creating chic and effectual natural beauty products that are handmade in France and Los Angeles.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Dr. Barbara Sturm is a German aesthetics doctor, world-recognized for non-surgical anti-aging treatments and rejuvenation of the skin matrix. Dr. Sturm translated her orthopedic research and practice into revolutionary advances in aesthetic non-surgical medicine. One example is her incubation, centrifugation and re-introduction of a patient’s own blood proteins. When combined with hyaluronic acid and injected, this treatment has an anti-inflammatory and highly regenerative effect on the cellular level that returns the youthful glow and effectively combats some of the central causes of skin aging.
Inspired by her daily work Dr. Sturm has formulated Molecular Cosmetics for those
who have always wanted an uncomplicated yet highly effective skincare regime that
hydrates, protects and regenerates the skin. The line is a synergy of unique and
innovative active ingredients combined with potent natural extracts. The skincare line
deploys the anti-aging ingredient Purslane, also called the “fountain of youth drug”.
Purslane activates the immortality enzyme telomerase in our cells and delivers
anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects to the skin.
The best from aesthetic medicine and nature, made in Germany.
Hailing from a family of scientists, Terry de Gunzburg initially embarked on a career in medicine, but soon abandoned her studies for a more creative life. From there it was Paris beauty school to runway makeup artist to collaborating with Yves Saint Laurent to inventing countless products and formulas and eventually launching her own collection in 1998. She has been dubbed “The genius of make-up and the guru of color” by journalists and fans alike. From the doors of her laboratory emerge cutting edge, high-performance products, enriched with anti-aging skin care benefits.
Cane + Austin
CANE + AUSTIN began in the upper east side office of board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Craig Austin. After successfully treating countless patients with glycolic acid—the transformative, yet gentle skin care ingredient found in many of his in-office chemical peels—Dr. Austin set out to bring the professional-grade results of glycolic acid peels into his patient’s homes without the professional price tag.
Glycolic acid—the star ingredient and inspiration for the brand—is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) derived from cane sugar (hence the cane, in CANE + AUSTIN). Glycolic acid contains the smallest molecules of all AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) allowing it to penetrate the skin deeply and easily, breaking down dead skin cells, sebum and other pore-clogging substances. Glycolic acid is effective enough to treat most skin concerns including acne, blackheads, fine lines, oiliness and dullness and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types. With continued use, glycolic acid works to improve skin health over time.
Christophe Robin: "I am fascinated by women's natural beauty and the techniques used to enhance it. Showing off their skin tone, eyes and complexion without letting color dominate, ever... I want people to say a woman is beautiful and not that she has a beautiful hair color. Every woman must be welcomed in the same way: I analyze their faces and the nature of their hair so I can work with pigments, light and contrasts to find them the most natural-looking hair color. Over the years, I have tried to develop my product range for colored hair, based on the properties of rare or ancestral natural resources (prickly pear oil, lavender, chamomile and lemon) to offer deep nourishing treatments for hair that also maintain vibrant color. Some of my products can now be used for skin as well as for the hair, for both men and women".
Christophe Robin, the A-list colorist for more than 20 years, created in 1999 his hair care line selecting powerful natural ingredients for recognized long term results.
With headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, Grown Alchemist is a results-driven skincare brand that harnesses powerful anti-aging botanical extracts in organic formulations. Free from chemicals and animal testing, even the apothecary-style packaging (which looks super suave in any bathroom) is carefully considered, using recyclable glass and premium PET plastic. Everything about Grown Alchemist's branding indicates a scientific approach to natural and effective beauty.
Organic ingredients, non-chemical based, environmentally sustainable, and natural technologies, Grown Alchemist proudly boasts a team of cosmetic chemists based in London, Paris and Australia.
The philosophy behind the now LA based brand grew from the curiosity of understanding the ingredients on the back of a lipstick box a few years prior by its founder, Sasha Plavsic.
Our skin is our largest organ, and can absorb just about anything we put to its surface. ILIA is formulated with this in mind, and dedicated to creating the purest products possible. The ethical-sustainable approach embodied in each piece is filled with certified organic bio-active botanicals that nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
Blending brilliant pigments and organic ingredients, ILIA offers a range of covetable makeup that breaks away from the conventions of natural beauty.
After conquering a life-threatening brain tumor that pointed to environmental toxins as the culprit, Indie Lee awoke on April 22, 2009 with a new lease on life and the passion to create a chic and eco-friendly namesake collection. Comprised of the finest ingredients from around the world, the line is designed to enhance the face and body with gratifying green glamour. Indulge in the luxurious feel and beautiful benefits of Indie Lee products while protecting the Earth– and your body. Unleash your inner and outer beauty with Indie Lee, an eco-chic collection of skincare products that combine style and sustainability without sacrifice.
Gaye Straza spent her youth vacationing in the tropics. After years of avoiding mainstream perfumes because they did not agree with her, Straza decided to create a scent for herself that embodied the exotic white gardenia flowers she loved. For several months she worked tirelessly with a small boutique fragrance house to develop what we now know as kai fragrance.
Today, kai is sold at exclusive boutiques and spas all over the world, with many devotees including Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Naomi Watts and others.
Paraben, sulfate, phthalate, phosphate & gluten free. Microbead free. Cruelty free. Vegan. Recyclable packaging and made in the u.s.a.
Kosås lip colors are made by hand, blending science and art to produce super natural performance color, with smooth finishes, even textures, and balanced hues. Kosås is a concise collection of perfect reds, plums, brights, nudes, and roses. Colors are buildable, from sheer stains to full coverage, and have a non-drying matte finish. Ingredients are hydrating with skin-smoothing properties and natural scent—all in a clean, elegant package
Kosås is made with love in Los Angeles, CA by founder, mother, and cosmetic connoisseur, Sheena Yaitanes.
Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd weren't always international soap mavens, delighting fashionistas, value seekers, and environmentalists from New York to New Delhi. Many laundry cycles ago, they were young fashion enthusiasts, launching careers in one of the world's best-dressed cities. As Gwen and Lindsey invested in building their wardrobes, they were confronted with the frustration of maintaining them: replacing prematurely worn items and paying painful dry cleaning bills.
Beginning in 2002, the pair spent two years researching and developing the very elixirs they longed for. Their result is the highly effective, nontoxic line of laundry and home cleaning products you find today online and in stores around the world. Each product is carefully crafted to work its magic on a specific fabric or surface with outstanding results.
A work of art built on science, The Laundress collection is sophisticated, eco-conscious, and easy to use.
Malin + Goetz
In March 2004, Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz first opened their doors in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood with a modern apothecary approach to luxury skincare. Their mission was simple: to provide easy-to-use treatments that are both gentle and effective, for all skin types, women and men, and they still live by those words today.
Every product they create is formulated with trusted natural ingredients combined with advanced technologies to deliver exceptional results in the most gentle way – for even the most sensitive skin.
In the middle of the 19th Century, the industrial revolution was accelerating and had become a hotbed for ideas and inventions in the mechanical world. It was the manufacturing equivalent in its day to Silicon Valley today. Mason Pearson, an Engineer and Inventor, began his career designing wool processing looms. He then married and moved from Bradford in Yorkshire, Northern England to London in the mid 1860s where he worked at the British Steam Brush Works in London’s East End. He joined a partnership, later known as Raper Pearson and Gill, which was in the business of general small-brush making. At the time, the brushes were made by hand.
Being a genius, Mason Pearson incorporated the knowledge from his time in the wool processing industry to spark the invention of an automatic brush-boring machine to speed up the whole process of brush making. In 1885 public recognition of this resulted in his being awarded a Silver Medal at the International Inventions Exhibition in London.
Pursoma is a beauty wellness brand that creates products to combat urban toxicity. All of their products aim to help others reclaim healthier lives by detoxifying, rejuvenating and soothing the body from the inside out. Using the purest ingredients from nutrient-rich waters and primordial earth sourced from around the world, they formulate each treatment to help relieve and repair the harm that may be caused by environmental stressors such as overuse of technology. Their ingredients are natural, wild-harvested or sustainably-farmed, and organic.
Rose-Marie Swift has been a make-up artist for over 35 years and her work has been featured in some of the most recognized magazines and on some of the most recognized faces in the industry.
When Rose-Marie began began to experience some health issues that were causing many problems physically, mentally and emotionally. After an extensive series of tests, she learned that her blood contained toxic levels of heavy metals including aluminum, barium, cadmium, lead and mercury as well as high levels of pesticides and other chemicals.
Rose-Marie was surprised when the technician asked if she worked in the cosmetics industry. Until then she had no idea that cosmetics could contribute to serious health issues. After years of rebuilding her own health, Rose-Marie realized that she wanted to help other women claim their right to healthy beauty. To achieve this goal she created RMS Beauty, her acclaimed line of organic color cosmetics.
After spending 35 years styling models for photo shoots and dressing the most formidable women in the world – including Laetitia Casta and Gisele Bündchen – New York-based fashion icon and stylist, Linda Rodin, sought a new path. Linda had always been devoted to natural skincare, and she often returned home from exotic beaches and far-flung photo shoots with essential oils and other local essences. Back in her Manhattan apartment she began concocting her own perfect elixir.
“What I longed for was something far simpler – products for the here-and-now, that caress the skin noticeably and without any delay. Nothing out there quite did that,” Linda says today. In 2007, her dream elixir, a signature Jasmine & Neroli face oil, launched an eponymous line of luxury skincare and lifestyle products. Models, makeup artists, and everyday women fell in love with the sophisticated oil and an international cult following quickly grew.
Sachajuan's essence is about simplicity and function in perfect harmony together with high quality and innovation. The Sachajuan success story started with the opening of the Sachajuan salon in 1997 in Stockholm by Sacha Mitic and Juan Roselind, two highly recognized hairdressers with vast experience of hairstyling and fashion in Sweden and internationally. The Sachajuan salon soon became one of Sweden's hottest hairdressing spots and the creation of their own, exclusive brand of haircare products was a natural step forward in their success story. In 2004 the first Sachajuan haircare products were introduced on the Swedish market with immediate claim.
"I’m here to change the way you think about sunscreen. No longer is it a sticky, tacky, smelly mess that you put up with at the beach. It’s a feel good lotion, a refreshing makeup setting spray, your got-to-have-it mousse, that you’ll want to wear. Every. Single. Day." -Holly Taggard
After losing a close friend to skin cancer, Taggard promised herself that she would make a difference. She learned that the number one reason we don’t use SPF is because it doesn’t feel good on the skin. Not to mention that at the time (and still today), most formulas were full of controversial ingredients that no one should be putting on their largest organ (your skin!). You’d think that would be easy to fix, but it took her three years to create her first formula, and she's never stopped innovating since. Supergoops' goal is to go where no SPF has gone before, and to do it with the most clean, ingredient-conscious formulas out there.
Susanne Kaufmann comes from the Bregenzer Forest, a unique valley in the Alps where the knowledge of the healing powers of nature are passed down from generation to generation. From an early age, she has always been fascinated by the idea of using the intensive effect of the Alpine plant world in a modern manner for beauty, health and comfort.
Skin-specific formulas and the greatest possible compatibility were part of the concept from the very beginning. Today, the internationally renowned holistic care line Susanne Kaufmann organic treats comprises more than 60 functional products.
The collection is composed of gorgeous, 8-free long-lasting colors and care that promote stronger and healthier nails. tenoverten’s color stories are not trend driven but are a response to what is beautiful and their clients' needs. A unique mix of neutrals, brights, deeps, and metallics, tenoverten polishes are designed to be smooth and streak-free, allowing for easy application at-home or in the salon. Each tenoverten polish is named after a street in Downtown Manhattan and embodies the essence of the unique neighborhoods that inspire them.
Tenoverten polishes are 8-free, cruelty free, vegan, and made in the USA.
While researching her ever more complicated skincare regimen, winery owner, April Gargiulo realized that almost all of her highly touted skincare products contained high levels of ineffective, toxic fillers. As she researched more and discovered the cumulative damage these chemicals have on our systems, April sought out toxin free alternatives—trying everything from cult beauty oils to coconut butter.
Drawing from her experience in fine winemaking, April, alongside natural skincare veterans set out to create a “hero” formulation that would address all of her skincare needs—everything from fine lines and wrinkles to acne to elasticity and general radiance. Much like the fine winemaking process, Vintner’s Daughter begins by sourcing the world’s finest raw ingredients and honors these ingredients through an exacting and time-honored formulation process. The result is Active Botanical Serum, a powerful, multi-correctional serum for face that has earned a cult status the world over.