The 7 Best Made-in-NYC Beauty Products
From lip gloss to hair spray
We get it: Stopping by the department store on your way home from work to pick up moisturizer is the convenient solution.
But we live in New York, the city that has the best of absolutely everything.
The next time you’re searching for a new facial serum, look no further than your own backyard. (And by “backyard,” we mean Brooklyn. We know the only thing behind your actual apartment is a patch of cement.)
Treat yourself to seven beauty products made right here in NYC.
HERBAL BALANCING SERUM BY APOTERRA SKINCARE
Apply this all-natural blend of organic herbs like thyme, jojoba and blue chamomile to your face daily after cleansing to help balance out moisture on oily or dry skin.
$35 at apoterraskincare.com
BLOOM EAU DE PARFUM BY FORAGER BOTANICALS
Sick of smelling like eau de subway? Spritz on this scent handcrafted in Brooklyn--its notes of spring blossoms and green twig will transport you to the forest.
$98 at foragerbotanicals.com
HIBISCUS MASK BY S.W. BASICS OF BROOKLYN
Founder Adina Grigore believes that French green clay and organic lavender and hibiscus are the three key ingredients to great skin. The made-in-NY mask is purported to soothe irritated skin, stimulate new cell growth and draw out toxins.
$22 at swbasicsofbk.com
DEFINING HAIR SPRAY BY RAHUA
Made with organic sugarcane alcohol, green tea and organic aloe, this medium-hold hair spray is vegan and free of parabens and sulfates. Your hair will thank you.
$37 at rahua.com
NAIL POLISH BY RESCUE BEAUTY LOUNGE
This formaldehyde-free polish is actually good for your nails. (The shades also have great names like “Oh Slap!” and “Better Than Boyfriend Jeans.”)
$20 at rescuebeauty.com
HELLO OPAQUE LIP GLOSS BY ARMOUR
We’re ditching the drugstore stuff for this vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free and never-tested-on-animals lip gloss.
$21 at armourbeauty.com
CHAMOMILE TONER MIST BY CECILIA WONG SKINCARE
Aesthetician Cecilia Wong has an acne solution: Her alcohol-free toner contains probiotics that kill bacteria and stop acne in its tracks. Wow--even New York beauty products are unstoppable.
$32 at ceciliawongskincare.com