We know just how much Austinites care about their health and supporting local businesses—here, we give you the best of both worlds with beauty products that are proudly made in Austin and are actually beneficial for your skin.
Balancing Argan Shampoo & Conditioner, The Seaweed Bath Co. ($13 each). Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-1206
Crafted with bladderwack seaweed and argan oil, this natural shampoo and conditioner are sure to leave your tresses looking silky smooth. Plus, these products have never been tested on animals.
This local, family-owned brand utilizes natural fragrances and plant-based ingredients that are both effective and healthier for your skin. We especially love this rice bran-based face mask, which gets rid of impurities and dull skin to produce glowing results.
Men who are proud of their facial hair will love 512 Organic's grooming package, which contains a beard oil that helps untangle unruly hairs, and a hydrating hand balm that can smooth even the roughest hands.
If you're in need of a quick hair refresher, opt for Verb's gentle and lightweight formula that rids your locks of excess oils and prevents further damage to them.
Honeydew Natural Lip Scrub, Latika ($20). Luxe Apothetique, 201 W. Second St., 512-827-9763
For smooth and luscious lips, try Latika's natural scrubs that are handcrafted in Austin with natural products. The lip scrubbing kit comes complete with instructions on how to use the product, a reusable spatula, and a travel-sized vanilla lip balm.
With three separate options containing ingredients like pink grapefruit, rose geranium, and cardamom, this nourishing body lotion from milk + honey is a favorite among beauty fanatics. The natural antioxidants and hydrating oils that can be found in this cream are ideal for combating dry skin and problem areas like your feet, elbows, and knees.
This local company knows a thing or two about oil and its benefits when used properly. Enter Olive + M, which offers a line of facial and body oils, and oil-based cleansers that give your skin bursts of hydration.
Hair Detangler Spray, Little Roseberry ($17). Neurobiologix, 13376 North Highway 183 #126, 866-500-5388
Though this Austin-based company features products intended for children, Little Roseberry's products are gentle enough for those with sensitive skin. With no chemicals or fragrances, this hair detangler is ideal for those who want soothing ingredients and tangible results.
White Tea & Ginger Lotion Bar, Feto Soap ($12). The Burlap Bag, 502 W. 30th St., 512-965-0250
Helmed by Lisa Choulnard, Feto Soap is a locally-based company featuring addictive beauty finds like roll-on perfumes, soaps, and their popular lotion bars. In calming scents like white tea and ginger, sandalwood vanilla, and island coconut and rum, this moisturizing stick is easy to apply and convenient to carry. Pro tip: It can also be used as perfume and as deodorant.