It’s time to set the Clearasil’s of the world to the side for a spell and put the spotlight on skin care products that don’t readily trip off the ends of our tongues like BeFine Beauty, Hado Labo Tokyo, the Aloe Source and Arganaturel…indie skincare brands you should know.
BeFine’s philosophy is “It’s not about trying to look younger or like someone else, it’s about capturing the grace of who you are and looking good while you get there,”says Founder, Florence Sender. Sender’s food business background and her understanding of how the human body works led to the creation of a naturally-sourced skin care line that works the way our bodies work. It’s about the relationship between all things natural and how they support our intrinsic beauty. A stand-out in the product line is BeFine Moisturizing Bronzer ($25, befine.com), a product that allows for a healthy glow all year-long. Enriched with cocoa beans and olive oil, this moisturizing bronzer illuminates your natural tan.
Hado Labo Tokyo quite simply means “beautiful skin begins with clean skin,” so try Hado Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser ($11.99, ulta.com, walgreens.com, drugstore.com). It’s a gentle foaming cleanser that contains Hyaloveil-P – an adhesive hyaluronic acid so your skin remains hydrated after cleansing. Good for all skin types.
“Aloe is known for its healing and soothing properties, but can be used for so much more. Many unknown benefits of aloe are that it helps fight acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation which can break down collagen and elastin in the skin and speeds up skin’s natural healing process,” says Allison Kusenberger, one of the co-founders of The Aloe Source. From this paraben-free skin and body care product line, HKI loves the The Aloe Source Botanical Cleansing Milk ($26, thealoesource.com) – a sulfate-free cleansing milk that gently removes makeup and dirt from the skin’s surface. ‘Aloe’s’ skin care products also contain other ingredients such as peptides, vitamin C and plant stem cells to address a host of other skin care concerns.
Arganaturel® is an all-natural anti-aging German-Moroccan skin care line that’s comprised of 80% essential fatty acids, vitamin E and multiple other antioxidants that help maintain your youthful appearance. Arganaturel® Daily Cream with 20% organic argan oil contains all of the necessary nourishing properties like 20% argan oil, cocoa butter, coconut fat, shea butter and Vitamin E to revitalize your skin and keep it feeling smooth to the touch while it’s protected from the environment. Available in department stores, drugstores, perfumeries and on www.arganaturel.com
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