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.
Part of the Beautycounter product range dreamt up right here in SoCal, this nutrient-packed face wash works overtime as an effective makeup remover.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A tried-and-true favorite, this aluminum-free deodorant comes in 5 delicate scents (a Lavanila specialty) and hails from the East Coast.
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.
Safe for daily use and color treated tresses, this luxurious shampoo is comprised of 21 certified organic ingredients and gluten-free to boot.
We trust Arcona unconditionally when it comes to skin care, so it’s no wonder their hair product range is also a total win.
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.