2020 gift guide: PNW-based beauty brands with the perfect stocking stuffers

Dec 2 2020, 5:14 pm

Seattleites are known to be very into all-natural and organic food.

Why should we stop this self-care when it comes to what we put on our faces and skin?

Here are nine local beauty and skincare brands from the Pacific Northwest that your friends and family will love.

French Girl

 

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French Girl is shockingly not a French brand. The Seattle-based beauty brand focuses on face, hair, bath 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 at 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 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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Untamed Humans

Untamed Humans is committed to single bottle skincare — meaning that each product is made one bottle at a time, never mass-produced. The company believes in allowing every human to live and present their true and authentic selves: the rough edges, the imperfections, the fresh-faced glow, and the meticulously made-up for whatever the day or night may bring. They’ve even got a spray for maskne!

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Rue Sante

Rue Sante

With the Seattleites 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 were 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 Seattleite Julia Wills. She continues creating products with natural ingredients, plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, essential oils, GMO-free soy wax, recyclable packaging and 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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