The Indie Beauty Expo: Skincare Roundup

The Indie Beauty Expo heralded innovative new brands that either harness nature’s gifts, highlight new technology, or both. Here are some brands that excited us in the realm of skin care:

NORABLOOM BOTANICALS embraces a holistic approach to beauty and was founded by an esthetician who believes clean, simple, and honest is best. We agree, and the products reflect this philosophy. Cleanse and exfoliate with Aloe & Shea Crème Cleanser, tone and refresh with Cranberry & Orange Mist, and pamper yourself with a Soothe + Heal Facial Mask. Or, reach for the lovely Dandelion Face Crème, Pear & Rhubarb Serum or Sweet Orange & Clove Body Polish. Is your skin feeling hungry yet? Check out the complete line at No artificial color or fragrances, paraben, phthalates or sulfates are used, and products contain cold-pressed, organic botanical oils.

ERIN’S FACES is an organic / vegan, cruelty-free beauty line with deep brand integrity, ingredient thoughtfulness, and artful offerings such as Rose Quench Serum, Silk Cream, Peptide Eye Cream, Firming Serum, and Clarifying Serum – as well as an awesome Pumpkin Enzyme Peel (enjoy it with your fall pumpkin latte!) and Extreme Moisture Balm. We love this line and also recommend the luscious makeup, candles and bath products;

AQUA REVEAL is a bit mind-blowing because it instantly and visibly sweeps away dead skin cells without harsh acids, scrubs, or enzymes – seemingly by magic. It’s as gentle as water and 95% organic/natural, yet it’s as effective as any exfoliator on the market. Use the Satin Bright Soft Water Peel on your face, and the Gentle Action Water Peel for Body on heels, elbows, knees, etc. for smoother, more radiate skin. It’s also vegan, maintains the skin’s natural moisture barrier, and can be adjusted for light or deep exfoliation. Read more about this incredible product at

CHALET, a Texas-based beauty brand, prepares to unleash gorgeous with cleansers, toners, makeup removers, body creams, firming neck and chest creams, moisturizers, serums, eye gels, and even natural deodorant. Their Lemongrass Eucalyptus Deodorant is incredible, and so are their moisturizers. Visit to see the complete lineup and choose your favorites from this non-toxic, cruelty-free, eco-friendly line with a heart as big as Texas.

KOSMATOLOGY’s Herbal Fresh Lotion Bar is shaped like a large stick of deodorant but instead it’s a moisturizing bar that you apply on damp skin to seal in moisturizer. It’s incredible! Rife with organic shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, candelilla, spearmint and rosemary, it’s a simple and elegant solution for dry skin. Order it at

FLORAPOTHECARIE offers a natural & vegan Rejuvenating Facial Serum crafted with jojoba oil, rose hip seed oil, vitamin E, carrot seed oil and essential oils of geranium, lavender, Tea Tree and Clary Sage that is one of the richest blends imaginable. It’s the perfect antidote to the coming fall and Wwnter weather. Find it and much more at

ENERGOLD harnesses the power of gold to rejuvenate skin and leave it looking and feeling more youthful. Dubbed “24-Karat Gold in a Bottle,” this brand’s Skin Rejuvenation Serum is a natural, food-grade formulation that heals and hydrates skin without coloring, preservatives, or fragrances. Read more at and/or watch their YouTube videos.

If you fancy seaweed for soothing and hydrating skin – and you should! – then you’ll love the new SEAWEED BATH CO line, an ocean-inspired detox line made with sustainably-harvested organic Maine seaweed to purify, protect and restore skin. This line includes Purifying Detox Facial Bar, Detox Cellulite Soap, Purifying Detox Body Washes, Exfoliating Detox Body Scrubs, Whole Seaweed Detox Bath, and Firming Detox Body Creams. Their facial mask is fabulously effective, too. Check out

May your fall be filled with smooth and radiant skin!

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