Check out Harlem women’s go-to spot for homemade, organic, West African–inspired beauty products. The walls of the tile-floored, well-lit space are lined with dark wood cubbies displaying Nigerian owner Sade Tyler’s goods, including vitamin C SPF 15 day lotion ($48), African brown body oil made with cocoa beans ($20), cucumber- and pomegranate-scented body creams ($25), and salt scrubs ($25). A glass counter showcases makeup made with red and orange undertones to match the skin of African-American women, including foundation powder ($25–$30) and eye shadow ($25–$35). Ladies can also grab color-customized kits that include foundation, eye shadow, lipgloss, eyeliner and mascara ($75–$110). You can even get your paws polished at a small nail-tech station ($15–$55), or book a service with the shop’s aesthetician, who does vitamin C peels ($110), firming facials ($75) and hot-stone massages (60 minutes, $100) in a back spa room.
|Venue name:||Sade Skincare||Contact:|
11 E 125th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to 125th St|