Looking to glow-up in quarantine? Check out these Houston beauty brands to upgrade your skincare and makeup routines. These product lines harness the power of natural ingredients to provide flawless results without the toxic side effects. I’ve noted Black-owned businesses with a astrisk (*).
Houston Beauty Brands to Try
Switch2Pure is an all-natural beauty brand only includes pure ingredients and focuses on anti-aging and glowing skin. Popular items are the rose quartz toning gua sha and the rose quartz facial roller. The mini “glow on the go” is a trio of travel sized CBD-infused facial line and a perfect introduction to the brand. It has 20ml bottles of the Bright and Shine Gel Cleanser, Be Glowy Hyaluronic Spray Serum, and Well & Glow Rejuvenating Facial Oil. The River Oaks storefront also offers rejuvenating facials.
Holly Hall Supply Co. *
This Houston dermatologist run business creates recipes for effective yet easy-to-use products that make skin care simple for men and women. You can get a sample kit of their skin care essentials for free with code ITSNOTHOU. For those OG Houstonians, Holly Hall Supply Co run by a Strake Jesuit grad! Click here to shop.
Drunk Elephant recently sold for $845 million to Shisheido. It’s a bright Houston skincare brand is a powerhouse for glowing skin and natural products. Check out the Littles kit to try out their 8 most popular products for AM and PM skincare in amazing travel sizes. I swear by the Lala Retro Whipped Cream, Resurfacing Night Serum, and the Vitamin C Day Serum.
Sunday Riley is a wildly successful Houston based skincare line that focuses on botanical formulas based in science. People rave over the Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, CEO Glow Serum, and Luna Sleeping Oil.
Recently launched in 2020, TEN Skyncare is a Houston based brand with non-toxic, natural and 100% cruelty free ingredients. I’m currently trying out the Dewy Skyn kit and loving the Honey Body Creme.
Makeup by Mari
Makeup by Mari offers a full line of items from foundations and primers to blush and mascara. For some quarantine inspo, follow Mari on Instagram for some mad tiktok makeovers. Once we’re allowed to leave our homes, everyone should make a visit to the cute River Oaks storefront.
Earth’s Nectar is a clean beauty, natural hair care brand that specializes in vegan friendly and salon quality products. It is currently sold at Sephora. Check out the Mint & Tea Tree Shampoo and Lavender Conditioner.
Mair Emenogu started this fragrance line in 2015. She went through a Macy’s business boot camp to continue to refine her business model and launch her product. You can shop her signature “Remember When” scent.
Minimo Skin Essentials*
Minimo Skin Essentials brings a minimalist approach to skincare with moisturizers, face masks, acne control, toner, powder and lip scrubs.The line ensures clear skin without toxic ingredients. Check out the Charcoal Face Scrub and the Brightening Face Scrub.
Jentry Kelly Cosmetics
Jentry Kelley Cosmetics offers Houstonians plant based skincare with sensitive skin in mind. The plant based ingredients she selected in her formulations calm skin types with rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. She has over 200+ products to shop online.
What Houston beauty brands do you like to use?
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