Upgrade your beauty routine with products from these local Washington-based companies

Dec 12 2019, 1:19 pm

We Seattlites are known to be a little granola and very into all-natural products. Why should we stop this self-care when it comes to what we put on our faces and skin? Here are eight local beauty and skincare brands from around Washington that your skin deserves to try.

French Girl

 

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French Girl is shockingly not a french brand. The Seattle-based beauty brand focuses on face products, hair, bat and body, and lip products. They believe in the power of self-care and conscious consumption while offering quality products at a reasonable price range. Their products can be found at major stores like Anthropologie, as well as smaller local shops. Products can be purchased online or in-store at select retailers.

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LilaJune

 

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This Bainbridge Island brand is all about natural skincare products. The line keeps those with sensitive skin in mind while including moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients. With each purchase of a LilaJune Skincare product, a percentage of proceeds is donated to Shared Hope International. Products can be purchased in-store on Bainbridge Island or online.

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Rue Sante

Rue Sante

With the Seattlite in mind, Rue Sante makes healthful products with organic, vegan, synthetic-free, premium-quality ingredients. They aim to create luxurious products that promote health, beauty, and balance, in a sustainable, earth-friendly way. Products can be purchased online.

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Rho Cosmetics

 

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Rho Cosmetics isn’t like all the other brands — they’re a cool brand (wink), and they’re definitely the most high-tech. With a founder who’s an ex-R&D formulation chemist, the brand blends the best naturally derived ingredients with synthetic ingredients. A perfect balance of the two help Rho Cosmetics achieve effective and safe products. Products can be bought at numerous pop-ups around Seattle as well as online.

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Moonlit Skincare

 

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Although sold in Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters, Moonlit Skincare is an independent Seattle-based brand. In college, founders Kriszta and Stephy realized that their stress and lack of sleep was wreaking havoc on their skin. They decided to join forces and create Moonlit Skincare. They ethically and sustainably create their formulas in Bali and the US without parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, PEGs, and synthetic fragrances. Their products can be purchased through various retailers, and online.

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Herbivore Botanicals

 

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What is now sold in shops worldwide, began as an Etsy shop in the kitchen of Seattlite Julia Wills. She continues creating products with natural ingredients, plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, essential oils, GMO-free soy wax, recyclable packaging as well as leaving out synthetic ingredients, parabens, and other harmful substances. Soaps from the shop are still made by Wills’ father but are now sold through major retailers such as Sephora. Products can also be purchased online.

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Island Thyme

 

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Since 1996, Island Thyme has been creating botanically based skin and body care products out of a farm and studio in the San Juan Islands of Washington. Taking inspiration from nature, founders Eliza and Chris morris have a deep respect for the healing properties of plants and their extracts. The all-natural scents of their homemade products are sure to awaken your senses.

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Kari Gran

 

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Based in Seattle, Kari Gran serves up simple, organic products without GMO ingredients. They focus on health and prevention over youth and perfection, aiming their products towards regular women who prefer the “natural look.”

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