small batch beauty
Published Mar 1, 2016 5:00 AM
photography by NINA CHOI styling by ELAINA SULLIVAN
These indie beauty brands are changing the game with fresh ingredients and perfect packaging.
PRIMING MOISTURIZER glossier.com ROSE + ALOE HYDROSOL MIST by Benshen PINK CLAY MOISTURE MASK (no longer available; similar products at domino.com) herbivorebotanicals.com LIP2CHEEK COLOR in smile rmsbeauty.com MASK APPLICATOR BRUSH herbivorebotanicals.com LAPIS FACIAL OIL by Herbivore Botanicals DIVINE DUO LIP AND CHEEK SHADE in b.memorable by lilah b. ROSE AND CARDAMOM BATHING SALTS by Marble & Milkweed BOUGIE FACIAL OIL by Soul Sunday COCO ROSE LIP CONDITIONER by Herbivore Botanicals ROSE FACIAL POLISH byFrench Girl
Organics BLUE TANSY RESURFACING MASK by Herbivore Botanicals
These handcrafted beauty products are packed with some of the best ingredients Mother Nature has to offer, such as blue chamomile, azulene, and French pink clay. In addition, the brands are so beautifully designed that you won’t want to stash them away. Reboot your daily skin care and makeup routine with these fresh picks.
“From thoughtfully designed packaging and labels, which really allow our ingredients to shine through, to intoxicating scents and luxurious textures, we truly want you to love your skin care.” —Alex Kummerow, co-founder, Herbivore Botanicals
ROSE LIP POLISH by French Girl Organics ROSE AND CARDAMOM BATHING SALTS by Marble & Mildweed BLUE TANSY RESURFACING MASK by Herbivore Botanicals TONING MIST by Earth Tu Face INFLORESCENCE BODY ELIXIR shop.kyprisbeauty.com FACIAL CRYSTALS by Benshen VITAMIN E EYE BALM by One Love Organics NO. 11 ANAROSE REJUVENATING ROSE TONER munskin.com LAPIS FACIAL OIL by Herbivore Botanicals HIMALAYAN QUARTZ DRINKING CRYSTAL by Marble & Milkweed MILKY JELLY CLEANSER glossier.com BOUGIE FACIAL OIL by Soul Sunday ACTIVATED CHARCOAL MASK by Moon Rivers Naturals
“I wanted to create something sophisticated and organic to complement the simple and minimalistic approach of the brand,” says lilah b. founder Cheryl Yannotti Foland. “The beautiful beaches of Southern Italy are made up of smooth, white pebbles, and I always found them so soothing. They were the perfect inspiration for the lilah b. stones. I love the weight and that they fit so perfectly in the palm of your hand. They’re hard to put down!”
BOY BROW in brown glossier.com ROSA CHEEK ROUGE by Soul Sunday RETRACTABLE BRONZER BRUSH by lilah b.FOUNDATION in lightness kjaerweis.com LIVING LUMINIZERrmsbeauty.com PURE EYELINER in my generation iliabeauty.com LUMIERE BRONZING OIL by French Girl Organics COCO ROSE LIP CONDITIONER by Herbivore Botanicals DIVINE DUO LIP AND CHEEK SHADE in b.fearless by lilah b.
lake and skye text by CAROLINE BIGGS
After the birth of her two daughters, Courtney Somer struggled to find a time-efficient way to use her favorite essential oils on the fly. “I needed the extra support for my body’s defenses and stress levels,” she says of the centuries-old holistic practice of using floral essences to promote physical and mental wellness. “But I couldn’t find anything that I could keep in my bag and use on the go.” In November, Somer launched Lake & Skye—named after her daughters’ middle names—an enticingly aromatic collection of original fragrances, oil blends, and floral waters, all associated with natural health benefits. Hand-mixed with organic ingredients such as wildflowers, honeysuckle, frankincense, and water from a Hawaiian waterfall, the scents are said to provide a slew of positive effects—among them, happiness, energy, and a stronger immune system.