We write about hundreds of products a week. Here, in our version of the Sunday circular, we’ve plucked out some of our favorites — expert-recommended essentials, life-changing stuff you didn’t know you needed, newly launched gizmos, and the very good deals we uncovered while trolling through the vast online-shopping universe this past week, including the peels SuChin Pak uses for Korean-spa scrubs at home, a “slightly gaudy” Smeg toaster, and the Hadestown creator’s favorite grocery-store bag.
The peels SuChin Pak uses for Korean-spa scrubs at home
Journalist SuChin Pak, the co-host of the Add to Cart podcast, told us that “between being cooped up at home and having recently moved somewhere that lacks any semblance of a Koreatown, I’ve been missing Korean spas a lot.” She says that “being scrubbed and hosed down at one of these spas” is nothing less than a “life-altering experience.” The next best thing, she adds, are these peels. “You spray the delicious-smelling, naturally derived product on the skin, let it soak for a few seconds, then lightly push the product around with your fingers and watch as a layer of dead skin rolls off of your body. Fewer things gives me as much satisfaction.”