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The Best Beauty Products in Seattle

Local beauty companies are creating luxurious—and, most importantly, effective—products. Here’s the crème de la crème for getting the most out of your skin, hair and nails

By Andrew Hoge and Chelsea Lin April 12, 2019


This article originally appeared in the April 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2019 issue, as part of the Local Beauty Secrets cover story. Click here to subscribe.

Rose Sea Polish
by French Girl
A soak in the tub is made all the better with this South Park–based company’s intoxicating body polish ($40), which combines shea butter, mango butter and coconut oil for hydration, and organic sugars and salts for gentle exfoliation.

Brazilian Glow Multi-tasking Superfruit Elixir Oil
by Teadora
If you are short on time, Bellevue-based Teadora offers its Brazilian Glow Multi-Tasking Superfruit Elixir Oil ($40) to address a variety of skin, hair and nail concerns. The vegan mixture combines essential oils derived from Amazon rain forest superfruits with stem cells extracted from the highly coveted argan plant to hydrate skin, protect against free radical damage, maintain skin elasticity, repair split ends and strengthen nails. 

Fleur De Néroli Charcoal Wash
by French Girl
This South Park–based company honors the legacy of French skin care with a modern approach and all-natural ingredients. The Fleur De Néroli Charcoal Wash ($32) uses activated charcoal to draw out impurities, and tea extracts for anti-inflammatory and antiseptic benefits in a silky, non-foaming formula. Available at Anthropologie stores, including downtown, 1509 Fifth Ave.; 206.381.5900

Nail Polish
by Veque
This Redmond-made vegan nail polish (from $18 per bottle) protects nails from stains and yellowing, while the shiny finish (and rich, velvety color palette) resembles the luxe look of gel finishes. 

Lapis Facial Oil
by Herbivore Botanicals
Made in Belltown but coveted nationwide, this bright blue elixir ($72) owes its success to a mixture of blue tansy, squalene (derived from olives, in this case), and kukui nut, jojoba and jasmine sambac oils—a formula that hydrates without clogging pores, effectively reducing your skin’s excess oil production. Available at Moorea Seal, downtown, 1012 First Ave., Suite 150; 206.728.2523

Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion
by Herbivore Botanicals
This newly launched lightweight face serum ($62) combines natural ingredients rich in skin-brightening vitamin C with rose water, aloe water and plant-derived sodium hyaluronate to plump and hydrate dry skin. Available at Moorea Seal, downtown, 1012 First Ave., Suite 150; 206.728.2523

Rejuvenating Eye Cream
by LilaJune
Created by a longtime aesthetician, this Bainbridge Island—based skincare line’s popular eye cream ($49.99) was developed to reduce puffiness and soften fine lines with eyeseryl, jojoba butter and hyaluronic acid. Available at LilaJune Skincare and Nail Studio, Bainbridge Island, 271 Madison Ave. S, Suite 204; 206.456.4356

Lavandé Soothing Skin Toner
by Rue Santé
If you are constantly on the go, Rue Santé’s lavender petal collagen-infused hydrosol ($25) should be your constant companion. Distilled from organic Washington lavender plants and blended with green tea and marine algae, this spray can be misted over your face at the office or on the go to maintain daily hydration and toning.

Swept Texture Spray
by Seven
If the drizzly weather has left your hair flat, this volumizing texture spray ($29)—dye- and cruelty-free, vegan and made with volcanic ash—can revitalize your locks or add oomph to newly styled hair. Available at Seven Salon, Bellevue, 101 Bellevue Way NE, No. 101; 425.289.1777

East Meets West

An obsession with South Korean skin care, commonly referred to as K-beauty, is sweeping the nation. Thankfully, several Pacific Northwest retailers have jumped on the K-beauty bandwagon

  • Keep your skin well hydrated with the Nutra Energy 100 Hours Cream ($35.50) from Floria and a hydrating sheet mask ($9 for two) from Master Lab. Available at Tonymoly, Bellevue, Bellevue Collection, 575 Bellevue Square; 425.454.8645
  • Improve your complexion with Beyond’s Photo Aqua Moisture Cream ($46.80) and Via Firming Vitamin Face Mask Sheet ($1.99). Available at H Mart, Lynnwood, 3301 184th St. SW; 425.776.0858
  • Start your beauty routine off with IPKN’s “Salad Days” Fresh Whip Cleansing Foam ($24) followed by a sheet mask of your choice (from $4) from K Ba-nana’s vast inventory. Available at K Ba-nana, University Village, 2621 NE Village Lane; 206.522.6542

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