When choosing skincare lines it was very important to that I love the formulas and believe in them.
Ingredients: Having numerous family members including my father who has or has had cancer it was a top priority of mine to make sure the formulas are all non-toxic using organic ingredients when possible. Along with the ingredients being clean and safe, cruelty-free and sustainability were also a top concern. Our skincare ingredients should not wreak havoc on our animals, environment or our bodies.
Sourcing: All skincare brands are locally made by women owned businesses.
Diana Ralys Skin Health
Diana Ralys Skin Health is formulated by skin therapist and expert, Diana Ralys. Diana's passion for skin care started in her teen years, as most teenagers she suffered from problematic skin and growing into her 20s she had extremely sensitive skin, also known as Rosacea. Based on the products that were on the market both in Europe [where she is from] and the US [where she was trained] she felt like her skin was doomed, products were either too "bland" and didn't work or too harsh with harmful chemicals as their active ingredients. Inside and out, Diana Ralys Skin Health is sustainable. Quality of ingredients without harsh preservatives make every product biodegradable.Shop Diana Ralys Skin Health
EARTH HARBOR was born with the mission of creating highest-quality maritime self-care products that are beyond nontoxic, synthetic-free, and plant-based. Because clean beauty means a clean conscience, we believe in giving you products that are also ethical, sustainable, and scientific. Both you and our planet require this comprehensive approach for long term health and beauty.
As a certified health scientist and herbalist, our founder, Ali Perry-Hatch, MPH, developed holistic phyto-technology to bring you customizable formulas that replace toxic synthetic ingredients with their safe botanical superiors. We use leading-edge biomimicry and a proprietary global database of scientifically-proven botanicals to inform our unique, award-winning approach to skincare — using mindful ingredients from both land and sea in each and every formula. Ocean and Earth go hand in hand to heal the human body, mind, and spirit. Incorporating both is the answer to achieving your best skin.
After obtaining her Master’s in Physical Therapy, Julie spent 15 years working in hospitals, helping patients get back on their feet both literally and figuratively. She quickly realized that there were obstacles only her female patients faced because of their natural hormonal cycles—menstruation, maternity, menopause—and the symptoms.
As Julie encountered motherhood, she recognized the importance of using clean & safe personal products and their role in her own hormonal wellness. She eventually joined hands with her husband to become pioneers in the growing K-beauty phenomenon as exclusive distributors of Korea’s top beauty brands
Knours encourages women to know their skin and understand its relationship with hormonal fluctuations. We believe that the impact ever-changing hormones have on a woman can disrupt and deeply alter her skin’s natural state of well-being.
Mount Lai was inspired by founder Stephanie Zheng’s grandmother, who has been jade rolling and practicing gua sha for over fifty years. Her grandmother treated her skincare routine as a breath of calmness in her busy life. A daily ritual, an act of self care.
We believe in wisdom through the ages. Our products are based around practices used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, passed down through generations. Gua sha and facial rolling have been healing modalities used for centuries, shared from one family member to another, like our founder and her grandmother. Our skincare products are formulated in collaboration with Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, using herbs intentionally selected for their healing and beneficial properties that have been studied extensively throughout history.
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Kristina loves creating and seeing her vision come to life. Crafting has always come naturally to her. When she was younger she made jewelry as a way to make extra money while she was in college. Photography is another passion of hers. Capturing a moment in time fulfills her. Scenery such as the forest, beach side or mountain rages. Children and animals. As well as product imagery and food.
We have all been spending extra time at home recently and made her wonder how can she utilize her time in a more productive way. Kristina found some candle making supplies in her mom's closet and thought it would be a fun evening to make some candles for herself, her family and her friends. WOW, instant gratification! The aromas fill the room and you can instantly create something beautiful. She quickly went to researching scents and formulas. She knew she wanted to share this with others. Packaging is important, however, she didn't want just another glass container. Thrifting came to mind! Finding items second hand not only makes every piece unique, it also helps our enviroment! Reusing an unwanted item gives it a new life!
As a women of color, Niambi found herself often frustrated - and a little defensive - that even in the age of inclusive beauty many natural brands did not address her specific concerns of dark spots, oily/combination skin, and ingrown hairs. Not to mention the high price points of green products.
Being a Southerner, a vegan skincare expert, traveler, and former African Diaspora historian, she always in awe of the golden thread of beauty and healing that weaves together the African Diaspora. Wherever she traveled, be it in Iran, Egypt, Italy, or my weekly wanderings in Paris, the first thing that she always did was to head to open air markets and ateliers to restore. After living in Europe for 12 years fresh food became her go-to, apothecaries became my pharmacy, and connections with others her calling.
Pholk Beauty grew out of her own sense of awe and gratitude at the timeless folk beauty and herbalist wisdom of my own kin, the cultivators and botanicals and minerals that have nourished our skin and souls for generations, and the multitude of ways that people of color infuse the globe with beauty
STEAM is a Los Angeles based beauty brand dedicated to helping people find beauty in themselves and the world through nature's greatest activator; cannabis.
Beauty doesn’t start with your hair or your skin; it starts with balance. STEAM is here to help you discover the power of balance in your daily routines with cannabis.
STEAM is the brainchild of a team of experts with over 30 years experience in both beauty and cannabis.
Awarded "Champion" Status by the EWG Campaign for Safe cosmetics, Suntergrity certainly earned this honor. Using only non-toxic preservatives to maintain their "integrity" while being safe in the "sun" is the philosophy behind the formulas. These face and body SPF 30 products use only the best physical sun-blocking ingredient (non-nano size zinc oxide) for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and super anti-oxidants and amino acids to enhance that protection and help with skin repair. These hard-working products should be part of any healthy skincare regime...rain or shine.