I’m always skeptical of new cosmetic brands. Often, the emphasis is placed on scent or packaging while the actual product lacks any nourishing qualities for the skin. Kumani Essentials is a diamond in the rough of the upstart cosmetic world.
Yet, Kumani’s greatest trait is its actual product. The Shea Repair Reparative Hand & Body Lotion is sublime. There is minimal scent so the lotion is perfect for ladies with sensitive noses or men who don’t want to smell like a floral shop after moisturizing. Shea butter is famous for melting at body temperature and Kumani’s product is no different—there’s no greasy residue so you’re free to open jars or play Angry Birds on your iPhone.
If the hand and body lotion is any indication of the quality of Kumani’s other products, this should be a definite stop on your Bryant Park trip.
Booth H07 in the 42nd Street allee (map)
The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
*Extended hours run December 15-30. Some shops may be open on Christmas Day.