Finding locally made products can be hard. This is especially true for New Yorkers as the vast city has so many options that it can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for that perfect beauty product for yourself, we’ve got some great places to start looking. Read on to discover the five best locally made beauty products in New York City.
Mullein & Sparrow
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Founded in 2012 by herbalist and esthetician Anit Hora, Mullein & Sparrow is a “100% natural and fully plant-based apothecary.” The company makes all products by hand in small quantities. What’s one winning item from its list of locally made beauty products? Give the lemongrass mint body oil a try. It comes in two sizes, 2 fluid ounces or 1 fluid ounce, and is perfect for those with dry skin.
Caru Skincare Co.
P.O. Box 6262
Astoria, NY 11106
Caru Skincare Co. is based in New York and its mission is “to bring you a skincare line that you can trust: no muster ingredients, nothing artificial, only the purest botanical ingredients and sustainable packaging.” It was founded in 2012 by Dominique Caron and began selling items in 2013. The company strives to provide the best care to its customers. Check out Caru’s blog for tips on how to make your own skin products. Also be sure to try out the chamomile skin rescue kit to help you beat the winter chill.
172 5th Ave. #168
Brooklyn, NY 11217
If you’re looking for a naturally made lip gloss from the area, look no further than Armour. The company is grounded and founded in Brooklyn. It began as the brainchild of Theo Kogan in 2009 and the company sells various beauty products made with a natural base. One product that must be tried is the “After Hours” lip gloss that is part of the Shimmer Collection. This darker shade is perfect for a night on the town.
28 W. Water St.
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Anne Sanford as a perfumer, product development specialist and interior designer is a woman of many talents. She used all those skills to found LURK, a Manhattan-based fragrance company. The LURK perfume oils, which are made in SoHo, are probably your best bet at LURK. They come in several scents and are naturally based.
200 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10010
Eataly NYC is more than the great food that it’s known for. This Manhattan-based company also sells several beauty products in its own line called Eataly NYC Beauty. Eataly Beauty, according to its website, “believes that what you put on the outside of your body is just as important as what you put inside your body.” Love Nature NYC is one product from this line that is made in Brooklyn and uses all-natural ingredients.
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