This Clean Skin-Care Brand Is On A Mission To Save The Ocean

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One Ocean Beauty puts our planet’s oceans—and clean ingredients—first

If there’s one trend in the beauty industry that we can wholeheartedly get behind, it’s beauty brands working toward a more clean and sustainable existence, creating as little as possible of an impact on the planet. But when a brand goes out of its way to have not just a neutral but a positive impact on the planet, that’s when it’s really worth taking note.

That’s where One Ocean Beauty comes in. The new clean and sustainable beauty brand, that's on a mission to clean our oceans, works hand-in-hand with nonprofit Oceana, one of the world’s largest ocean conservation groups, and has been supporting its projects before the first product was even formulated.

Founder Marcella Cacci created One Ocean Beauty around the idea of raising awareness. “We started speaking with Oceana before we even formed the company,” she says. “Committing to creating awareness around the crisis of the oceans was one of the key inspirations for the company. We chose Oceana as they are not only the largest global organization protecting the oceans, but are science-led, cause-oriented, and effect real change.”

Launching One Ocean Beauty as a start-up, Cacci knew that the percentage of sales/profit model wasn’t going to amount to enough to be truly meaningful. “This led me to rethink corporate philanthropy model in general,” she says. “We believe that donations should be looked at as long-term and be built into the company’s operating structure.” That's why Cacci and her brand signed an agreement with Oceana to donate $250,000 before it even officially launched.

Cacci hopes that her decision will encourage other brands—especially big corporations—to rethink the way they go about philanthropy and their contribution models. “We not only donate to Oceana, but we partner with them on many different levels, creating awareness around their campaigns through our website, social media, and events.”

Of course, the products are jam-packed with good-for-you ingredients rooted in the ocean, too. Launching this past July, the line currently consists of five essential products: a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer, an eye cream, and a marine collagen supplement. Each product is formulated with marine microorganisms and single cells that are sourced from the world’s oceans but never extracted or harvested. Working with one of the top blue biotechnology labs in Europe, these ingredients are all produced sustainably in a lab.

Each product is formulated with clean ingredients, meaning they’re all free of GMOs, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, PEGs, EDTAs, nanoparticles, mineral oil, and synthetic fragrance. Packaging is also 100 percent recyclable.

Creating these formulations was no easy feat. In the earlier stages of the development, Cacci actually found that it was hard to have a lab agree to creating a clean formulation—which is what makes finding a brand that’s truly clean so hard to come across. “The ‘dirty ingredients’ are the ones that give formulations their consistency, color, fragrance, long shelf life, etc., so this request was taking away many of the components that are regularly used,” she says. “It took us two years and a tedious trial-and-error process to substitute out those ingredients—it was very important to us that the formulations were truly clean.”

Of course, “clean” in the beauty industry isn’t the easiest concept to define. But Cacci has her brand follow Credo Beauty’s dirty list, which follows very strict guidelines. “Clean beauty is more than a trend, it’s a health issue,” she says. “There are over 1,400 ingredients that are banned in the EU that are legal in the U.S. This, to me, is very problematic. I think many brands are not so transparent for these reasons, and others claim to be clean by removing select ingredients, but still contain many which are known to be harmful.”

Cacci plans to expand her brand—not only by launching new products but also by continuously working to keep oceans clean. In the future, we can expect products in the body care and sun care categories, as well as new supplement launches. But, most importantly, we’ll be seeing more work with Oceana to clean our oceans.

Check out the brand’s current offerings and learn more about how to save the ocean at

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The band shared details about their new St. Vincent-produced album that will drop "you into the world of catastrophe"

Sleater-Kinney just shared more information about their St. Vincent-produced album and dropped a new single.

Per Billboard, Sleater-Kinney revealed that their new album, which they've been teasing since early this year and will be their first since No Cities To Love from 2015, will be called The Center Won't Hold. It's due out on August 16 via Mom + Pop Records. "We're always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person—ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness—in the middle of the chaos," Carrie Brownstein said in a statement. Corin Tucker further noted that the new album will "[drop] you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election."

Janet Weiss noted that the band will "explore a different sound palette" with this album, and pointed to St. Vincent as the reason behind it. She said that St. Vincent "has a lot of experience building her own music with keyboards and synthesizers so she could be our guide to help us make sense of this new landscape and still sound like us."

To satiate us until then, the band released a lyric video for new single, "The Future Is Here," which is very grungy. Bump it, below.

Sleater-Kinney - The Future Is Here (Official Lyric Video)


This is so satisfying!

Even Jon Snow knows just how unsatisfying the final season of Game of Thrones was, and he's ready to apologize. Well, a deepfake of him is at least. A heavily-edited version of Snow's speech from the fourth episode—just before the bodies of those lost in the Battle of Winterfell get burned—now features Snow apologizing for the conclusion of the show and lighting the script on fire.

"It's time for some apologies. I'm sorry we wasted your time," Snow begins. "And I know nothing made sense at the end. When the Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you fucked up! We take the blame. I'm sorry we wrote this in like six days or something," he adds, before signaling to his peers to light the script with torches and "just forget it forever." "Fuck Season 8," he says before the pages begin to crackle and burn.

If there were more lines left to alter, we would have loved to see Snow also tackle how messy Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister's story line ended up, as well as Bran's kingship, Cersei's boring demise, and the water bottle appearance.

Watch the entire deepfake and try to heal the wounds left by HBO below.


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It premieres today, exclusively via NYLON

In LP's song "Shaken," the most recent single from her 2018 record Heart To Mouth, she tells the story of seeing her lover out with someone else—ouch. Today, exclusively on NYLON, she releases a cheeky animated music video that pokes fun at the song's heightened drama and perfectly demonstrates all the angst that comes with falling hard for someone.

"She looks at you like I used to/ And I'm just sitting in the corner sh-sh-shaken," LP sings, as the visual—with art by Maayan Priva—depicts the singer hanging out in a bar, watching the girl she likes meet up with another girl. Despite the situation's inherent drama, "Shaken" is less of a ballad and more of an upbeat bop. LP told us she loves the way "this little video captures some of the fun of the song, and its inherent comical anxiety." Sure, heartbreak isn't that funny, but our (sometimes) overly dramatic reaction to it kind of is.

"'Shaken' feels like a bit of a wild card on this record," LP says. "It's the closest I've come to writing a musical, which I hope to do one day." We heartily endorse this idea: Please, LP, give us the queer jukebox musical we crave.

Until that day comes, though, you can watch the music video for "Shaken," below.

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This cameo has the Beyhive buzzing

I went to see Men In Black: International alone. Which would have been fine if it wasn't for the shock I received when I saw two specific characters on the screen. Unable to keep it to myself, I shared a curious look with the stranger next to me, who was obviously thinking the same thing as me. "Is that them...?" I whispered first. "I think… so," she replied. Then the two men in question started to dance, and we were both sure: "Yep, that's them."

It was Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, better known as Les Twins. Fans of Beyoncé will recognize the duo as the talented brothers who often accompany her on tour and in music videos. In Men In Black: International, the two of them play shapeshifting entities—they're more like energy forces than aliens—who pursue Tessa Thompson's and Chris Hemsworth's characters throughout the duration of the film. The twins' ability to manipulate their bodies in ways that are graceful and otherworldly really helps sell them as extraterrestrials and is fun to watch.

So if Thompson in a suit or Hemsworth shirtless weren't enough motivation, here's another reason to go see it. If you look close, you can see them in the trailer below.


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"I am honored to share this bonding experience with my own daughter"

In a heart-warming Instagram photo, Serena Williams shares the history of hair braiding and the importance of the tradition. The tennis player shared a photo of herself braiding her daughter Olympia Ohanian's hair and spoke about how "honored" she was to be able to "add another generation" to the tradition of the practice.

The photo shows Williams attentively braiding her daughter's hair while Olympia smiles, obviously loving the experience. Williams noted that hair braiding was created by the Himba people in Namibia, Africa, and that "we have been braiding our hair for centuries." "In many African tribes braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe," she continued.

Williams pointed out that braiding is a bonding experience. "People would often take the time to socialize," she wrote. "It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them. The tradition of bonding was carried on for generations, and quickly made its way across the world."

Williams closed her post with a sweet message about her daughter, saying that she's "honored to share this bonding experience" with her.

See the post, below.