Your Independence Day challenge, if you choose to accept it (and you really, really should), is to free your beauty cabinet of chemical-ridden, foreign products. Though patriotism is reason enough, these locally-made lotions and potions have the added benefit of being held to the highest standard of purity.
Whether you overhaul a little at a time or opt to tackle in one fell swoop, let our cheat-sheet be your guide.
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We Pledge Allegiance To Made In America Beauty Products
Part of the Beautycounter product range dreamt up right here in SoCal, this nutrient-packed face wash works overtime as an effective makeup remover.
Soothing Face Wash
“Miracle product” is not a term to be thrown around lightly, but this potent, paraben-free wrinkle-wrangler is deserving of the distinction.
A 100% natural blend of nuts, honey and cold-pressed oils make this gentle scrub almost good enough to eat.
Honey Pecan Rose Cleanser
Roots Rose Radish
Relying heavily on the power of botanicals (many grown right in the co-founders’ back yard in Chicago), this all-natural concoction is proven to work wonders on dark circles and puffiness.
Under Eye Repair Serum
La Bella Figura
In addition to brightening your complexion with a rose-centric blend of all-natural ingredients, this L.A.-made oil also promises to open the heart chakra.
We’d liken a swipe of this nurturing balm to taking a bite of a cinnamon-sugar donut. Bet you can’t say that about the pileup of tubes and tins currently littering the bottom of your purse.
The holistic solution for hormone-ravaged, blemish-prone skin, Kypris’ clearing serum boasts 25 active ingredients (zinc, tea tree oil and love, to name a few).
A light tint masks imperfections while the hypoallergenic, antioxidant-rich sunscreen guards your visage from harmful rays.
MD Solar Sciences
Shaving with soap and water alone can wreak havoc on skin. Lathering on this certified organic, hemp oil-infused gel is a much safer option.
Lemongrass Lime Shaving Gel
Sate your dermis with a hyper-hydrating cocktail of coconut oil, aloe vera leaf juice and rosemary flower extract from North-Cal’s Earth Tu Face.
Bergamot & Aloe Shower Gel
Earth Tu Face
Give even the most sensitive skin a soothing treat by way of this acai-spiked lotion which also happens to be vegan and gluten-free.
Hydrating Body Lotion
A tried-and-true favorite, this aluminum-free deodorant comes in 5 delicate scents (a Lavanila specialty) and hails from the East Coast.
The Healthy Deodorant
Spritz this hand-blended-in L.A. fragrance -- featuring notes of sage, pink pepper and neroli – for a sweet-smelling jolt any time of day.
Burning Ocean Perfume
Safe for daily use and color treated tresses, this luxurious shampoo is comprised of 21 certified organic ingredients and gluten-free to boot.
Evening Primrose Shampoo
John Masters Organics
We trust Arcona unconditionally when it comes to skin care, so it’s no wonder their hair product range is also a total win.
Essential Nutrients Karite Conditioner
Whether it’s beach waves, volume or texture you’re after, this all-purpose mist from California Native, Josie Maran, will give you the desired look with the help of 100% pure Argan Oil and Himalayan Sea salt.
Bohemian Waves Hair Mist
If there’s anything in your hair care arsenal you need to function properly, it’s hairspray. This one gets the job done sans sulfates and synthetics.
Caviar Working Hair Spray