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BeautyMatter Beauty Reads for 2022

Published February 7, 2022
Published February 7, 2022
Sachi Skin

For those who enjoy the thrill of off-screen, analog, printed ink on physical paper adventures, BeautyMatter presents our Beauty Reads column for the new year.

From olfactory science to spiritual growth and daily holistic beauty, read on for our selection of new publications worth diving into.

The Perfume Companion: The Definitive Guide to Choosing Your Next Scent By Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven

Given the thousands of new fragrances flooding the market annually, finding your scent soulmate is an overwhelming task. 4160 Tuesdays founder and scent educator Sarah McCartney and fragrance journalist Samantha Scriven curated a list of nearly 500 recommended fragrances, from niche secrets to drugstore bargains, alongside explaining the process of fragrance creation to readers.

States of Change: AM/PM Daily Journal By Farah Bashir

From its onset, Sachi Skin has sought to explore a holistic approach to well-being. For its latest project, the brand’s founder created a journal intended to promote gratitude, happiness, and personal growth over the course of six months of daily journaling. Readers receive writing prompts such as daily goals, intents for change, and personal daily affirmations, echoing the sentiment that beauty starts on the inside. “I wrote this book in April 2020 as the Covid Crisis started to help center me, keep me in a positive state of mind, and help me focus on what truly mattered as I tackled so many professional and personal challenges,” Bashir explains. “This journal is a testament to our philosophy of taking care of the whole you.”

Natural Wellness Every Day: The Weleda Way By Emine Rushton

As a pioneer of the genre since 1921, Weleda knows a thing or two about organic beauty. In this all-encompassing yet straightforward and accessible tome, readers are invited to explore a 360° approach to natural practices, from gardening to botanical flu remedies and restoring balance in the skin microbiome.

The Beauty of Time Travel By gestalten & Agency Art Recherche Industrie

The story of beauty brand Officine Universelle Buly began in 1803 on the rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, and is recounted in all its visual splendor over the course of more than 400 pages. Agency Art Recherche Industrie co-founder Ramdane Touhami, who relaunched the heritage brand in 2014 and is also responsible for the rebranding of Cire Trudon, delves into the art of aesthetic reinvention and crafting a unique brand identity whilst maintaining its original legacy and DNA.

The Organic Pharmacy Complete Guide to Natural Health and Beauty By Margo Marrone

This year The Organic Pharmacy celebrates two decades of holistic health and beauty. In honor of the occasion, its founder has released an informative guide packed full of herbal remedies and homeopathic practices, with step-by-step programs for over 30 different ailments ranging from acne to asthma. “I’ve had the privilege of working with thousands of people over the years through our clinics, and realized that not everyone would have access to these treatments. I wanted to share all the information, results, and how people can heal themselves through this book,” author Margo Marrone tells BeautyMatter.

Revelations in Air: A Guidebook to Smell By Jude Stewart

Design and culture journalist Jude Stewart utilizes scent as a gateway into exploring disciplines such as art, science, and history in this publication. Aside from the historical and biological premise of scent, Revelations in Air also offers practical exercises for refining olfactive capabilities for an overall end-product that has been deemed an “impassioned exploration of smell” by critics.

You Are More Than You Think You Are: Practical Enlightenment for Everyday Life By Kimberly Snyder

Founder of lifestyle brand Solluna and spiritual/meditation teacher Kimberly Snyder want to empower consumers through the pillars of nutrition, physical health, spiritual growth, and emotional well-being. She has previously authored bestsellers like Radical Beauty with Deepak Chopra, and her sixth title targets belief systems that undermine true potential, combining the teachings of guru Paramahansa Yogananda (a pioneering figure in bringing yoga and self-realization practices to the West) with modern-day scientific research for maximum efficiency.


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