space519 carries a carefully crafted assortment of men’s and women’s apothecary items; including skin-care lines, soaps and candles, hair-care products, and beauty items such as cosmetics and nail polish.
all of our apothecary products come from small vendors, most are 100% natural, all are free of unneccsary additives and chemicals, and none test on animals.
JINsoon nail collection – new sring colors
fresh from the pages of vogue, nylon, harper’s bazaar and mentioned on dozens of blogs around the world, goë oil has arrived in our apothecary studio. and judging from the number of times a day our associates are using the tester to refresh their winter chapped hands – we know we have a winner. goe oil is derived from a combination of 28 plant, fruit and flower oils and butters. lightly scented with monoi from tahiti. the cream base goes into the skin quickly and leaves it feeling incredibly smooth. lighter than a typical body butter, longer lasting than a moisturizer, this formulation has a high percentage of jojoba oil a polyunsaturated liquid wax which is similar to sebum (the compound secreted by the human sebaceous glands to lubricate and protect the skin and hair). your skin will feel the difference the moment it laps up this 100% pure natural body oil. and the best part is that it actually replaces the natural oils that we tend to lose due to age, environmental stress and weather. use this product all over the body, after shower or shave, in the hair, and on the feet. anywhere and everywhere. and at such and easy price point, you won’t feel guilty for a moment. goë oil – $40.00 (3 oz tube)
at the end of world war II, four brothers of a noble neapolitan family reunited in positano and decided to pool their resources and offer the world what they had to share: their sense of hospitality and their beautiful 18th century palazzo. thus le sirenuse was born. the luxury hotel has been the epitome of Italian style since its opening in 1951. in 2004, to celebrate over half a century of style, le sirenuse launched its first fragrance, eau d’italie, an instant classic. initially meant for hotel guests only, the fragrance described as “ light sea breeze and cool citrus groves on the cliffs of positano. terracotta tiles warmed by the summer sun. bergamot, blackcurrant buds and yellow sweet clover.a hint of musk, a touch of incense. eau d’italie quickly became an international beauty brand. the key to its success, the exclusive use of top grade materials. and for many all of the fragrances hearken back to wonderful memories of times spent in and around the magical cliff-side village of positano. eau d’italie fragrence collection – $135.00 (3.4 fl oz)
it was 1957 when a young pharmacist named yoshikiyo nowatari first introduced his now famous moisturizing cream to japan. his creation was invented at the request of a woman long-suffering from dry, cracked skin. she was tired of using petroleum-based skin care products which she found to be greasy, messy and ineffective. with the help of a chemist, and a special manufacturing process, he created a glycerin-based moisturizer which became an iconic japanese skincare product – it remain the number one selling medicated, vitamin-enriched cream on the market. we brought yu-be into our mix after finding the foaming skin polish at a small new york pharmacy and sampling it at home. we loved the consistency of the tiny scrubbing particles and found it made our faces shine. we also carry their marquee product - the moisturizing skin cream. in the 50 years since this products birth, it has attracted and kept a massive and loyal customer base in Japan. generations of families have used the concentrated formula on all types of dry skin – from split cuticles and cracked heels to diaper rash – even frostbite. also be sure to try the lip balm – an essential cure for dry chapped lips. all products are priced to be easy every day staples – which is the part we love the most. yu-be skin care – products range from
apothia hand and body wash/lotion
we pretty much love everything apothia. from the day we opened we have carried their fragrance collection and candle line. and so we are really excited to add the hand and body wash and lotion to their assortment within our apothecary studio. based in los angeles, for over 25 years they have been a part of ron robinson at fred segal (the ultimate shopping destination for fashionable trendsetters). from this prestigious los angeles shop they are synonymous with beauty, fashion and style. the line of apothia products blend art and innovative design with world-class ingredients and craftsmanship. apothia hand and body wash and lotion is a modern formula that is toxin-free without parabens or sulfates. it contains naturally soothing and nourishing ingredients such as vitamins A, C & E, aloe vera, lavender, shea butter, cucumber, apricot kernel oil and matricaria flower. the lotion will leave skin soothed, nourished and moisturized. it is the perfect companion to the popular hand body wash. we carry each product in 4 scents – each one subtle and refreshing, not overpowering or too heavy with perfume. most scents are unisex – appropriate for men or women. apothia hand and body wash, and hand and body lotion – $34.00 each.
yosh olfactory sense
the word perfume comes from the latin words “per fumum” which means “through smoke.” in the ancient civilizations of china, arabia, egypt and greece, fragerence was often reserved for religious purposes. as the resins burned, the smoke rising to the heavens was believed to be a way to communicate with the gods. yosh han began her perfuming career in 1994, with a two year apprenticeship at a luxury aspen colorado fragrance boutique. there she learned to identify and combine the healing essential oils, and sensuous perfume essences, to create her own stamp on the ancient art of perfumery. using both natural, and science based materials, each of her scents is attuned to a particular energetic frequency. at space519 we carry 6 of her scents. 5 of them are in the evanescent collection; sottile (sheer floral), white flowers (complex floral), u4eahhi (tart, watery), ginger ciao (gourmand floral) and stargazer (green, tropical, floral). we also carry sombre negra - which is her darker (unisex) fragrance – literally it means black shadow. after hearing so much about the designer’s positive aura, we are excited to begin this partnership. come in a learn more about the line and we’ll help you find your signature yosh scent. yosh olfactory sense – all scents 1.7 ounces – prices range from $110 to $130.
absolution skin care
we are excited to introduce the new skin care line absolution, one we recently discovered from our friend david pirrotta at the august elements showcase (new york’s premier independent label beauty trade show.) the popular french line absolution skincare offers a new approach to beauty: a smaller range of products, a simpler concept, it is highly organic skincare that can be customised to suit the different needs of your skin each and every day. with highly organic content absolution avoids parabens, pegs, genetically modified ingredients and the collection is pthalate free. with 99.2% natural ingredients the line is free of synthetic coloring or perfume and none of the products are tested on animals. absolution organic skincare believes our skin is a communication interface: it reacts both to the outside environment (sun, wind, pollution…) and the inside one (feelings, hormones, diet…). its needs are like yours: constantly changing. through listening to it, following its requests, you can protect & help restore balance and natural beauty. customize your needs by taking one easy pump on some days or two on a day when you skin needs a bit more care. at space519 we stock le boume (lip and skin balm), la solution (anti-aging serum), l’eausoir et matin (clensing wash), la creme du soir (night cream) and la creme du jour (day cream). we know you’ll love the way this product easily mixes into your beauty regimen. absolution beauty (products range from $25.00 to $95.00)
RMS beauty oil
we love rose-marie swift and her all natural beauty line. RMS has a enthusiastic base of cult like devotees who return to our store again and again for her products. the latest addition to her line is RMS beauty oil. for those of you who don’t know about RMS it is an original, pure, organic color cosmetic and skin care line created by editorial and celebrity makeup artist rose-marie swift. for 30 years shift has worked with some of fashion’s top photographers, stylists, and models on set. based on whole living and organic principals, each product in the collection is created to hydrate and illuminate vital, radiant skin. consider it skincare with mineral color – giving makeup a whole new meaning. her latest product is a concentrated and lightweight oil containing the highest quality ingredients for replenishing, rejuvenating and preserving skin. formulated with antioxidant and vitamin-rich exotic oils such as buriti, jojoba, rose hip and tamanu, as well as rare herbal extracts including ashwagandha and st. john’s wort. RMS beauty oil nourishes, protects and moisturizes skin for a more youthful appearance. use two to four drops (it is highly concentrated as it contains no water) after cleansing or as a moisturizer/primer under other components of the line like the best selling “un” cover-up. RMS beauity oil – 30 ml – $75.00
HIPPxRGB – an RGB nail care collaboration with gina hip
RGB is one of our longest and most successful apothecary partnerships. we love gina and her amazing eye for nail color. we are excited to help launch her latest collaboration HIPPxRGB. RGB product line dedicated solely to nail color and care. gina carney thinks of nail color as an extension of one’s wardrobe; she uses color as an accessory. but what we love most is that RGB’s chip-resistant and high shine formula is free of harmful chemicals – without formaldehyde (eww), toluene, DBP (dibutyl phthalate), formaldehyde resin, or camphor (scary chemicals found in most nail care products). the latest project from RGB is HIPPxRGB a collaboration with green celebrity stylist jenna hipp. with similar beauty philosophies, gina & jenna combined their taste & expertise to create a cosmetic approach to nail care . from that philosophy HIPPxRGB was born. the collection is comprised nail foundation and tint. nail foundation is the first skin tone specific, full coverage, all nude nail color collection. the opaque foundation is designed to highlight a wide array of skin tones – much like a face foundation. nail tints are the sheer sisters to nail foundation. they are created in the same skin tones as foundation, but with sheer coverage. HIPPxRGB nail tint is similar in concept to tinted moisturizers for the face – they are the first nail colors of their kind designed to match and compliment for a flawless, even, sheer finish. a truly new and novel approach. HIPPxRGB nail care – $16.95 per bottle.
ILIA beauty - heals and colors your lips
ILIA beauty was founded with the inspiration to create a connection between organic beauty and contemporary fashion. and it is the brainchild of a familiar scenario as told by it’s founder sasha plavsic . “. . . (it all) began 2 years ago when i decided to find out what the small print on the back on the box really meant. the answer i found wasn’t surprising but did raise more than a few concerns that pointed life in an entirely new, and unexpected direction. my first experience (with lip stick) was at age 13, with mom’s “nicely nude” . . . an ongoing love affair, taking me from explosions of matte colour, to a sheen so sticky, that the slightest breath of wind would capture my long hair against my lips, like a venus fly trap. to revive those lips between takes, i would turn to my waxy, petroleum friend that we’ve all turned to in times of need – lip balm. like an explorer in search of new land, i became obsessed with finding a lipstick that could condition, colour, perform and most importantly be made of only ‘the good stuff.”" our skin is our largest organ, and can absorb just about anything we put onto its surface. ILIA is formulated with this principal in mind. ILIA takes an ethical-sustainable approach with all of their products - each is filled with certified organic bio-active botanical that nourish and rejuvenate the skin. when we first received the samples they were snatched up by our female associates and when they had finished their respective tubes they became a screaming chorus of chants asking when we would have the line in store. they loved having just one lip product to tote around – one that would color and condition their lips. come in today and check out ILIA’s assortment of lipsticks and conditioners, balms and exfoliators, multi-sticks (lip to cheek) and lumminisers. ILIA beauty (products range from $24 to $34).
strange invisible perfumes
after discovering this line at the elements fragrance show in NYC earlier this year, we are excited to add strange invisible to our apothecary department. botanical perfumer alexandra balahoutis founded her fragrance house in 2000 with the novel conviction that fine perfumery be made of real botanical essences. “perfumery is the art of essence, so how does one make perfume without it?” they make narrative perfumes with certified organic, wildcrafted, biodynamic, and hydro-distilled essences. their fragrances are designed, hand blended, and bottled within their own natural fragrance house in venice, ca. strange invisible perfumes is sincerely committed to respecting and preserving the earth. we love the fact that their practices as a company, boutique, and manufacturer fully consider sustainability and the environment. so like all of our apothecary products they are 100% natural. come i and check out our five favorite scents from this world class perfumery, and also try our assortments of their hydrating body lotion. strange invisible perfumes $58 to $228.
rodin olio lusso perfume
we could go and on about the virtues of rodin olio lusso - the luxury face oil conceived by beauty editor extraordinaire linda rodin. it is our top selling beauty line at space519 (for more information about rodin check out our older post below). our clients can’t get enough of her face oil, hair oil, crema cream and lip treatment. and for months they have been quizzing us about the newest product in the collection – fragrance. it has arrived. the new rodin olio lusso perfume features the same fresh notes as the face and body oils: jasmine and neroli. and like all of rodin’s products, the scent is understated yet elegant. and as is the case with the face oil, the scent can be worn alone or layered with other parts of your beauty regimen. we were so pleased when when heard about the launch of fragrance because the scent of oilo lusso is one of its strongest draws with clients. the perfume accurately builds upon that strength and takes the fragrance profile to the next level. and to boot, as is the case with all of linda’s products, the gorgeous glass flaçon for the fragrance is the essence of minimalist chic. rodin olio lusso perfume (one fluid ounce – 30 ml) - $220.00
rahua hair care
our own hair dresser was amazed by the almost immediate transformation which happened to our hair when we started using this product. he felt our hair was thicker and healthier - he even inquired if we had made a major lifestyle or diet change. we wish. the secret was this amazing new hair care line which has just arrived at space519. here’s the story: for centuries, women in the amazon rain-forest have prepared a restorative oil they call rahua (ra-wa) – believing it to be the secret to their lustrous hair. new york stylist fabian lliguinafter created a treatment from the oil and saw dry damaged strands spring to life while his color treatments remained shiny and vibrant. the key to rahua’s performance is its molecular structure. unlike other botanical oils that simply coat strands, the mall rahua oil molecule deeply penetrates the hair’s cortex – bonding and repairing it – while simultaneously smoothing the hair’s cuticle. rahua’s oils are sourced and processed by indigenous amazon people in accordance with their traditional methods. we are excited to bring these products into our apothecary studio. we carry both the normal and volumizing versions of shampoo and conditioner, a voluming spray, their finishing treatment and a convenient travel pack. stop in a check out the amazon’s most potent beauty secret. we can’t guarantee your hair will look as good as ours – but it doesn’t hurt to try. rahua hair care (products range from $32.95 to $45.95)
kevyn aucoin costmetics
we are excited to add kevyn aucoin cosmetics to our apothecary line-up at space519. based on feedback from the women in our lives, this was the very first cosmetics line we sought out to find when launching our store two years ago. last week we brought in a really strong assortment from the legendary cosmetics line - one developed by perhaps the most legendary make-up artist ever. noted for his prolific work on vogue covers (with noted photographer steven meisel), aucoin worked with the top talent of his day including supermodel cindy crawford, tina turner, cher and gwyneth paltrow. his personal motto and mantra was that it was important to help a woman feel beautiful no matter what. makeup was simply his tool for helping women discover themselves and therefore radiate beauty. an early proponent of the philosophy that every woman is beautiful, he became the best-paid celebrity make-up artist in history. prior to his untimely death at age 40 in 2002, he developed his own line of cosmetics. we brought in the collection’s most sought after products including their legendary eye-lash curler, fantastic brushes and volumizing mascara. stop in, sample the products, and learn for yourself what made aucoin so special. kevyn aucoin cosmetics – prices range from $24.00 to $92.00
it seems that every beauty editor is going crazy for argan oil. it is one of nature’s most powerful anti-oxidants. plus all it’s natural, ultra-rich, nourishing and in this instance organic. PRÉ DE PROVENCE products are meticulously made in provence – using the same processes the company has had in place for centuries. every part of the line is made from the purest vegetable oils, rich shea butter and other natural ingredients. argan oil also contains super high levels of vitamin E and essential fatty acids which are great for the skin. this easily absorbed, rich and buttery formula includes shea butter, almond extract, organic olive leaf extract leaving skin moisturized and supple without being greasy. the collection includes a body butter, bar soap, skin scrub and also a pure argon oil (which is great for skin or hair). plus we love the attainable price points which allow you to easily integrate the line into your every daily routine. PRÉ DE PROVENCE argan oil skin care (products range from $12.95 to $32.95).
we’re excited to launch our latest in-store partnership with aesop. since 1987 the australian company has not wavered from their mission to create a range of superlative products for skin, hair and body. aesop was committed to using the finest plant-based ingredients before this model was in vogue. throughout the line you’ll also find benefical non-botanical elements such as anti-oxidants. the exquisite aromas for which aesop is renowned are an incidental treat. and we love that they advocate the use of their products “as part of a balanced life that includes a healthy diet, sensible exercise, a moderate intake of red wine, and a regular dose of good books.” at space519 we’ve set up a mini-shop-in-shop highlighting almost 20 different aesop products. stop in and learn more about the line, test it on your skin, and we know you’ll be converted to an aesop way of thinking about skin and body care. also check out the super gentle animal cleanser for dogs (or sensitive human skin) or their collaboration with a.p.c. for fine fabric care. aesop (products range from $13.00 to $95.00)
RODIN – olio lusso
RODIN – olio lusso– the skin care line from fashion editor and beauty stylist extraordinaire linda rodin has become a staple at space519. the line mixes an aromatic blend of eleven essential oils (all naturally derived from flowers and other botanicals). each ingredient adds to the soothing, softening and “glow giving” properties of the product. and you only need to apply a few drops daily. most of our clients started with the face oil. within days they were back for more (it also comes in a body, hair, and lip version). clients were raving about how good their skin felt and telling us that they had been using the oil in place of their other moisturizers and skin care regimens. the principal behind the products is that they create a an immediate result – caressing the skin with a noticeable result upon application. we don’t know if this elixir was magic, or if it was just their enthusiasm, but we could for sure see them glow. RODIN – Olio Lusso face, body & hair oils + luxury lip balm ($28 to $145).
sachajuan professional hair care
salon SACHAJUAN opened in 1997 in stockholm by sacha mitic and juan rosenlind, two highly recognized hairdressers with long experience of hairstyling in sweden and abroad.
soonafter SACHAJUAN became one of swedens hottest hair dressing spots with the creation of their own, exclusive brand of hair care products. the active ingredients and technology behind the success of SACHAJUAN is called ocean silk technology which extracts valuable proteins and minerals from sea algaes along with other natural active ingredients. the formula gives hair maximum shine, volume, stability and care – all without making the hair heavy. from the unique spray wax to the everyday shampoo and conditioner each product requires only a minimum amount to make a maximum difference. plus the super smart packaging adds a bit of haute sophistication to your everyday beauty regimen. sachajuan professional hair care (products range from $24.95 to $60.00)
mcmc fragrances is a small company founded in 2010. our customers love that the scents go from day to night and that they are the perfect size to keep in your purse. each fragrance is formulated by anne mcclain, who studied natural perfumery and aromatherapy before moving to grasse, the “perfume capital” of france, for a more intensive study of history, techniques, and practices of modern perfumery. now based in brooklyn, her scents are carefully created in small batches and bottled by hand. mcclain’s use of organic and interesting ingredients has made mcmc an exciting new fragrance line which is attracting a lot of buzz. mcmc roll-on (9 ml/0.3 fl. oz – $55)