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New & Notable from Crate & Barrel and Clorox

Also: REI relaunches lifetime membership program, and UnSun Cosmetics becomes first Black-owned sunscreen brand sold at CVS.
New launches this week include a Crate & Barrel’s The Kitchen by Crate cookware line and refillable Clorox cleaning supplies.
New launches this week include a Crate & Barrel’s The Kitchen by Crate cookware line and refillable Clorox cleaning supplies.Clorox ; Crate & Barrel

Today is International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. Many brands are donating a portion of their sales to nonprofits that support women. For example, Cleancult is donating 50 percent of all sales sitewide to the Women’s Earth Alliance.

Additionally, outdoor gear hub REI just relaunched its lifetime membership program with new and updated benefits, including free shipping and the ability to buy and trade in used gear. If warmer weather means you’re now looking to invest in hiking boots, backpacks and camping chairs, the $30 lifetime membership might be right for you. Other benefits include exclusive access to REI’s Member Collection, a curated selection of products, brand collaborations and limited-edition items, as well as early access to select gear — for example, members currently have early access to REI Co-op Swiftland Running Gear through April 3.

SKIP AHEAD Best sales right now

If you plan to spend more time outdoors or traveling in the coming months, you’ll want to get some sunscreen — here are some tips on finding the right face sunscreen, spray sunscreen and sunscreen for kids. One sunscreen brand on our radar is UnSun Cosmetics, which says it recently became the first Black-owned clean sunscreen brand sold at CVS Pharmacies, where you can find its EVERYDAY product line in over 6,000 stores across the country, including its Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen, one of our favorite mineral sunscreens. Read more about Unsun Cosmetics in our guide to Black-owned businesses.

Crate & Barrel launches The Kitchen by Crate

The popular retailer has introduced The Kitchen by Crate, its first private label cookware collection, designed in house — we’ve previously covered exclusive Crate & Barrel product launches with brands like All-Clad and KitchenAid. The new collection features dozens of pieces like cookware, bakeware and utensils, types of products we’ve previously covered in a variety of our guides to kitchen tools. The Kitchen by Crate products are available in materials like stainless steel, copper, ceramic and silicone, and you can find them in-stores or online.

Clorox debuts new refillable cleaning supplies

According to Clorox – whose products appear in our guides to eco-friendly cleaning products and spring cleaning – its new Multi-Purpose Refillable Cleaner and Bathroom Foamer Refillable Cleaner come in spray bottles you can reuse up to 30 times. To refill the bottles, you add pods that contain the cleaning solution. The Multi-Purpose Cleaner is designed to help remove dirt and grease from various surfaces around your home, while the Bathroom Foamer Cleaner is meant to use on tubs, showers and tiles, for example. Clorox also recently launched a bleach-free and aerosol-free Disinfecting Mist. The mist comes with a reusable sprayer top that you add to recyclable refill bottles.

Best sales to shop now

We rounded up ongoing sales we think you should know about based on Select reader interest and our previous coverage.

  1. Mario Badescu is hosting its Friends and Family sale through today, offering 30 percent off sitewide. You can shop a range of skin and body care items during the sale, including the brand’s drying mask, which we feature in our guide to the best skin care products for acne-prone skin.
  2. Bio Bidet is offering savings on a handful of its bidet seats, attachments and smart toilets during its Discovery Series Savings Event. We’ve covered the brand’s products in our guide to bidets.
  3. Through March 11, Sugarwish is offering 19 percent off purchases of any gift box with the code HAPPY19. We previously featured the company in our guide to Valentine’s Day gift boxes, and its Treat Box was a February bestseller.

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