The Indie Beauty Expo showcases the best beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands that use organic and natural ingredients that are good for the body. Trending ingredients include CBD infused products, charcoal, botanicals, sea minerals, turmeric, and even gold! Here are some highlights of the best beauty and wellness products from up and coming brands that showcased at the Indie Beauty Expo.
Face Masks were popular product at the Indie Beauty Expo. Sheet masks brighten your face and give your skin a beautiful glow. Florapy Beauty makes a hydrating facial sheet mask infused with flowers and aromatherapy, inspired by the healing powers of nature.
Animal print isn’t just trending on the runway this season, SF (The Skin Forum) makes a Gold Foil Leopard Pattern Face Mask, perfect for travel. They promise to revitalize dry cabin skin and make your face selfie- ready. Ingredients in this mask includes collagen, watermelon and botanical extracts. They even make collagen socks and gloves as well.
Petite Amie Skincare showcased their Hybrid Cellulose Mask and they even make emoji masks that help treat troubled skin. Their emoji patterns will definitely attract teens and children with compromised skin conditions.
Iris & Orchard masks are the perfect tool to tone, tighten and firm skim. The varieties of masks include lemon, aloe vera rose and rosemary.
Global Beauty Care is a NYC-based skincare company that uses charcoal, gold, dead sea minerals, and fruit oils in their products. Definitely try their dead sea minerals, glitter charcoal or cucumber face masks. These masks are easily available at drugstore chains and are the perfect way to pamper at home if you can’t make it to the spa.
Skin is the body’s largest and fastest growing organ so it’s important to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays by applying sunblock. Unfortunately, sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate kill coral reefs so it’s important to select safe alternatives. Love Sun Body created two mineral sunscreens that are waterproof and fast drying, one is SPF 30 and lightly scented with tiare and vanilla and the ultimate daily defense is SPF 50 and fragrance-free.
Herbal Dynamics Beauty combines nature and science for natural, effective and affordable personal care products. Protect your skin from harmful rays with a mist of solarDefense mineral suncreen spray. Pair with the Rose Water Calming Face Toner to stay refreshed and protected on hot days.
It’s important to maintain a healthy teeth and gums to keep your smile bright and your mouth healthy. Unfortunately, there are many oral care products with toxic and harmful ingredients. Dr. Lewis Gross created a natural and organic mouthwash and toothpaste in one that alkalizes saliva, whitens teeth and freshens breath by balancing the pH in the mouth naturally.
My Magic Mud Activated Charcoal Toothpaste & Natural Oral Care, has a line of products that uses charcoal including toothpaste, turmeric tooth powder, an oral rinse, dental floss, toothbrushes and mints. These products come with a 100 percent guarantee that they will whiten and polish your teeth.
Dr. Catrise Austin, “Dentist to the Stars” including Cardi B, created a premium oral care and whitening line called VIP Smiles. This line of affordable teeth whitening products can help you achieve that red carpet smile by making your teeth polished and pearly white.
Nothing quite pulls your face together than a perfect set of arches. However, sometimes salons are dirty, so why not wax at home? Tame those bushy and uneven brows with andmetics in 4 simple steps with wax strips, brow powder, brow highlighter and brush duo.
Chella has a brow bar at the Indie Expo where attendees could fill, define and highlight their brows in three easy steps. Their goal is to empower women to feel beautiful and confident through beauty.
Tangles and knots can make it hard to brush hair especially after a shower, the pool or the beach. The Flex Brush is the ultimate untangling brush by massaging your scalp and stimulating that natural production of oils. Use with the Flex Detangle Spray leave in conditioner to detangle and create shine
Spoolies are a retro-favorite redesigned to achieve waves, ringlets, and pin curls. Spoolies are heatless and won’t damage your hair. Use spoolies with the beach waves and curls leave-in for optimal results.
Rock the Locks are professional, quality, natural hair products designed for kids infused with essential oils and fruit extracts. These products don’t have alcohol, parabens, or phthalates so you can feel good giving them to your kids. The Green Apple Conditioning detangler smells great and will prevent screaming and tears when you try to comb through your child’s hair. Pick up the shake and shimmer glitter hairspray so your child can sparkle and shine the first day of school back.
Karma Organic nail care products are award-winning. The polishes are free of TPHP, toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalate), camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, and parabens. The Polish Removers are soy-based, non-toxic and organic.
Makeup America makes patriotic themed cosmetics that reflect the American spirit. Be sure to pick up The American Manicure kit made up of Independence Red, White Stripes, United We Stand and Oh Say Can You See base and top coat to dress up your nails for Labor Day weekend!
What the “gel” are you thinking exposing the skin on your hands to UV and LED lights during a gel manicure! No need to give up your nail pampering, Mani Glovz are made with a UPF 50+ material to protect the skin on your hands from age spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. The Mani Glovz come in a variety of cool colors and designs so your gloves will be just as stylish as your nails.
Pili Ani uses pili and elemi oils blended with natural ingredients for healthy, radiant, and moisturized skin. The pili oil provides intense hydration making it the ideal moisturize to wear under your makeup.
Tracie Martyn is a celebrity facialist, who created a skin care line with clean ingredients. Even Kim Kardashian said Tracie Martyn is her favorite facial moisturizer. Get started with Tracie Martyn’s three step ritual: exfoliate, cleanse and firming serum. These products are designed to give your skin everything it needs to look its absolute best.
Freedom Naturals is skin care line that is not only affordable, it’s effective. They use natural ingredients including aloe vera, oatmeal, shea butter, beeswax, arnica, and allantoin. Try their brightening moisturize to give your skin a beautiful natural glow or control oily skin with the oil control serum. A part of every purchase also supports women empowerment around the world.
Crave Skincare is a plant-based skincare line that uses CBD with active phyto-nutrients. CBD has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant and antibacterial effects. Crave is a product designed for sensitive and compromised skin conditions because it will calm, clear and provide youthful, radiant skin.
Kanai prides themselves on that they have no dirty secrets. This brand is inspired by Indian ingredients including apricot, turmeric, aloe vera, reetha, manjistha, sesame, avocado and nutmeg. Add the Aloe Vera Manjishtha Facewash to your routine and the reetha (a popular Indian herb) has been used to cleanse the face for centuries in India. Pair with the avocado oil moisturizer to soothe and nourish the skin.
Amour makes Israeli Dead Sea face, body and hair care products for women and men. The products contain holistic and healing properties found in the Dead Sea. Amour showcased their new line that uses hemp oil and gold which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Chloe Mortaud, former Miss France, created Mademoiselle Provence, a line of natural personal-care and beauty products made in Provence France. This line is all about letting your natural beauty shine through. Try her relaxing hand creams enriched with natural ingredients include lavender, lemon, orange blossom, rose and more. This will leave your hands feelings nourished and moisturized. This is a perfect year-around lotion and it’s great to soothe dry hands during the winter.
Coco Ensoleille Skin Aperitif, is the perfect way to refresh your face after a workout, on a hot day or after a shower. This item is portable and easily fits in the purse. Carry with you at all times so you’ll always have beautiful glowing skin on the go.
After being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Paul Joseph, CEO of Vegan Skin, created products to heal his skin from this degenerative disease which leaves boils on the skin. Since there are no available products or medical treatments for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Paul created one. Vegan Skin by Paul Joseph uses plant based ingredients formulated to nourish the skin. The secret is the three step system: skin correcting face and body scrub, skin correcting face and body butter and root hydrating hair and body caramel.
Body Skin by Camille Rose Naturals provides the moisture the body needs. The Body Brightener Moisturizer Raspberry Body Illuminator, Body Hydrate Moisturizer with mushroom and beet root body moisture and Body Protect Moisturizer with blood orange and soy strengthen will have your skin looking its best.
The First Salt After Rain is an edible line made from natural jewels of Sinan and various Chinese herbs. The cleanser removes dead skin cells and eliminates dirt and oil from the skin without irritation.The Solpy Salt Cleanser will leave your skin smooth and moisturized.
Inka Organic is organic and natural beauty line from Australia that makes makeup and vegan brushes. Looking to keep a summer glow into fall? Try their baked mineral bronzer, it’s hypoallergenic, lightweight, longwearing and great for sensitive skin
Magic and Manifest is a line of metallic face gems, rhinestones, glitter tattoos and stickers that you can easily peel and stick to your face to add a little glitz and glam to your look. Teens and tweens will absolutely love these!
Stephanie Belleci, owner of Belleci Cosmetics, created custom foundations for women. The universal foundation system comes with three bottles to lighten it, deepen it and hydrate it, to get the perfect color ratio. Hydrate it, gives a dewy glow that you would receive from a tinted moisturize without the unnecessary glitter.
Bath and Shower Time
Sometimes it’s important to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Bath time is the perfect time to relax and de-stress. Musee bath bombs smell great and come in a variety of scents including Go to Sleep Little Baby with lavender, almond oil and chamomile, Happy Birthday is a confetti filled bath that smells like vanilla and apricot, Don’t Worry Be Happy has energizing lemon and orange essential oils and many more.
Planet Botanicals Seaweed Skincare is made with shea butter nilotica. All products are organic, natural, non-GMO and cruelty free. The seaweed is hand harvested in Maine, is rich in sea minerals, perfect for anti-aging and helps soothe sensitive skin.
The Seaweed Bath Co. combines three different types of seaweed, Vitamin B3, and AlgaDerm, to create a line that detoxifies, restores and protect the moisture barrier for healthy looking skin. Achieve radiant, healthy skin from this incredible affordable ocean-inspired skin line.
Want to know why Japanese women to look younger than they actually are? Lena Japon’s skincare line combines the knowledge of three generations as well as Japanese beauty secrets. This line requires only two steps: washing and nourishing your skin. These products will enhance your skin with natural fruits and vegetable extracts, guaranteed!
Lifetherapy created mood boosting scents and colors to cultivate mindfulness while using their products. Some of their body washes include Grounded, Transformed, Loved, Inspired and Energized. Energized is the perfect body wash to motivate you to rise and shine and start your day!
Planted in Beauty is a collection of organic plant based skincare. The Purify + Condition Makeup Remover double cleanses by removing oils from the face and even waterproof mascara. The Soothe + Soften Cleansing Emulsion is a water-activate cream cleanser that purifies your skin without stripping it of its moisture. Polish + Resurface Detox Exfoliant, removes dead cells and clears pores without irritating the skin.
Honey Belle is a organic and affordable skincare line. The Natural Loofah Soap is perfect for shower time, it cleanses, exfoliates, and contains an eco-friendly sponge.
Your teen or tween might be looking for the hottest new makeup trends before they head back to school. Flickable is a luxe lip gloss that is placed inside award-winning lollipop packaging. The lip gloss is not sticky and is made with sugar cane, castor, jojoba, palm oils and vitamin E. Flickables will moisturize lips, provide shine and shimmer and has fun names and flavors kids will love including TTYL Tofee, CU Clear, ICYMI Citrus, ROTFL Red and OMG Pink.
Social Paint lip glosses are Leaping Bunny certified (gluten free and 100% cruelty-free) and they protect the sensitive skin on your lips from the sun damage. They use the safest non-nano zinc oxide and have a SPF 15. Social Paint comes in five glossy and creamy shades including “Real Housewife”, “Pucker”, “Cha Cha Cha”, “Party Crasher” and “Mamacita.” This is a great lip gloss to bring to the beach or pool, it will protect your lips and your hair won’t stick to your gloss because its non sticky formula.
Pinkie Swear is a cosmetics line created by LA artists. The lip glosses are $18 dollars and come in a variety of shades including Hi-FI,LO-Fi, Ghost Him, Midnight Breakfast, Plan B, Loft Party and more.
Lucky Chick are lip lacquers and glazes that will make your lips shimmer, shine and glow .Lucky Chick’s goal is to inspired women through luxurious products and positive messaging. Some of the colors include Desire, Courage, and Joy.
Lovecraft Beauty lip pen suite is a 3-in-one: a stain, a lipstick and a lipgloss. This product has a built in brush and provides intense color with moisturizing ingredients. Lovecraft Beauty is made in small batches with simple ingredients from nature.
Wish you could turn back time? Restorsea’s skin care line is clinically proven to reduce signs of aging. It’s the only medical grade skincare line made with non-toxic ingredients. The main ingredient is a proprietary enzyme, Aquabeautine XL, an exfoliator that dissolves dead skin cells but allows living ones to flourish. Try Restoresea and find out what celebrities and beauty experts are raving about.
Jet Cosemetics makes an anti-aging skincare line that diminishes wrinkles, tightens skin and removes dead skin cells. Try Evo Anti-Wrinkle Gel Serum, Zenith Face and Neck Emollient and Collagen and Elastin Night Cream, to maintain a beautiful and youthful glow.
Products at the Indie Beauty Expo are designed to be non-toxic, organic, natural and good for you. Some brands even created products that promote health and wellness for women. The Good Patch are plant-based patches designed to aid common illnesses including hangovers, insomnia and period cramps. Ladies say goodbye to painful cramps, the Period Patch relieves painful cramps with its hemp extract with black cohosh and menthol. Put down the pills and slap on a patch, your body will thank you.
Arôms Natur Skincare is natural and toxin free. Love Your Breasts, is a blend of cold-pressed vegetable and essential oils designed to nourish the skin around the breast and promotes daily self checks. The oil will also plump, lift and firm the breasts while the essential oils provide aromatherapy effects.
It’s the age of the genderless beauty movement and more and more brands are creating unisex products.
Brothers Artisan Oil Truly Natural Apothecary for All Genders, are natural beard and shave oils, pomades, balms, lotions, clay masks, washes, room sprays and deodorants. Even though some products from Brother Artisan have more of a masculine feel, The Wash: Blood Orange, Lemon & Lavender, magnesium deodorants and the lip balm are sure attract all genders.
Cotarde is a unisex skincare line designed for travelers. The Daydream Mousse Cream will leave your skin looking smooth and rejuvenated in under a minute. Face with a View, combats the dry air, lack of sleep and physical exhaustion associated with traveling by renewing and hydrating skin.
Just for Men
Brayden is a hair, face and body care line designed just for men. Their face and body wash is made with cucumber, sea kelp and essential oils to smell great and perfectly condition the skin. The 2-1 conditioning shampoo is perfect for the guy on the go and also helps save space if you’re traveling. All Brayden’s products are reasonably priced and eco-friendly, making them a great line for men.
For Men is a line of makeup and skincare products created for men. Got a blemish and want to cover it up? For Men’s makeup will cover any imperfections and it won’t even look like you’re wearing makeup. The Vitamin C Facial Wash and Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer will keep skin healthy and youthful.
Arielle Morimoto Cosmetics are made with natural ingredients, are paraben free, gluten free and are made with sustainable resources. The eyeshadow quad is highly pigmented and can also be used as blush, lipstick mattfier and eyeliner.Gabriel Cosmetics are gluten free and organic. Flicker & Pop Duo defines and highlights eyes. The gold gives some glam while the white makes your eyes pop. Definitely add these pencils to your collection.
L.O.V is a brand that loves, cares, and empowers. L.O.V. uses innovative technology to create a luxury yet affordable makeup line. L.O.Villusion is a holographic eyeliner and top coat perfect for a little shimmer and shine during the summer and it won’t run or wash off because it’s waterproof. The Roll liner, is a waterproof liquid liner that lasts up to 18 hours! I even has a innovative wheel-tip which makes application easy and effortless.