Deemed the new breeding ground for entrepreneurs in the beauty industry, Texas joins as the third state to host the annual Indie Beauty Expo. Indie brands continue to flourish throughout cities, including the DFW Metroplex, by cultivating an influx of creative individuals with sumptuous and sustainable brands. These local and national beauty experts specialize in products from organic skin care to all-natural cosmetics that give back to the environment, and we have the inside scoop on some of our must-have summer favs.
Lather up the local way with this brand straight out of Leander, Texas. Committed to ensuring every natural ingredient has a specific purpose to enhance and nourish the skin, Bek’s Soap Co. is handmade to provide a soothing touch that the skin needs. This summer, nourish your skin with cold processed soaps; soak in oil blended bath bombs; exfoliate with fragrant salt and sugar scrubs; and stay hydrated with lip balms packaged in simple yet chic containers. Whatever you fancy, one thing’s for sure: each product is sure to guarantee silky and smooth skin to beat the heat.
The creators of Winky Lux took the beauty community by storm with their magical flower jelly lipsticks that used the skin’s pH balance to produce the perfect shade. Based in New York, Winky Lux produces sustainably-made cosmetic products that are certified cruelty free, non-toxic, and most importantly, heavily pigmented. Slay this summer with their strobing highlight balm, diamond complexion powder, glimmer balm, Bellini highlight, or the famous flower balm. Each one flaunts perfect shades of the season for lasting memories of beachy days and summer nights.
In 2006, milk + honey launched as a spa in Austin, Texas, founded on principles such as clean ingredients, enriching employees’ lives and giving back to the community. The products care for the face, hair and body and comprise quality ingredients and essential oils that are always clean, plant-based and as organic as possible. Switch up your summer routine with unique products like their cream deodorant line that transforms hygiene with a nourishing underarm moisturizer. Feel luxurious with the effective results and long-lasting benefits of milk + honey (and be sure to take a trip to one of their lavish spas).
The brand that does exactly what it says; pampering the hard working beast inside to wake up a beauty. Straight out of Dallas, each product is aloe vera-based, vegan and made with naturally-derived ingredients for radiant skin. Try a facial cocktail, 24K gold anti-aging masks, AM/PM facial cleansers, or a little black box eye cream for that perfect summer glow. Formulated to carry long-lasting, anti-aging benefits, this award-winning line is safe for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin.
All these indie beauty products can be bought online at the individual retailer’s official website. Be sure to mark the annual Indie Beauty Expo on your calendar.
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