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Cutting-Edge Seattle Skincare

The ingredients in these 11 essential new products are here to help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion

By Andrew Hoge April 6, 2020


This article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Get Well Soon cover story. Click here to subscribe.

The innovative character of the Pacific Northwest means there’s no lack of effective skin care. From organic plant extracts to robust peptides, the cutting-edge ingredients in these 11 essential new products are here to help you achieve a healthy, glowing

Lait de Rose Vitamin C Polishing Wash by French Girl
Mix this powdered exfoliant ($40), a blend of kakadu plum, watermelon and bamboo, with water and gently scrub to brighten your skin. Available at

Antioxidant Cleanser by Schwanen Garten
The antioxidant cleanser ($28) by clean-beauty line Schwanen Garten is formulated with botanical extracts to help eradicate clogged pores, breakouts and uneven texture. Available at

Multi-active Antioxidant Ampoule by Schwanen Garten
Mix this luxurious serum ($68), also from Schwanen Garten, with a day or night moisturizer to improve a dull complexion and acne. Available at

Damage Control Lash and Brow Fortifier by Beauty Garde
With its proprietary formula of flower and nut extracts combined with peptides, Seattle-based Beauty Garde’s Damage Control Lash and Brow Fortifier ($24) promises denser hair growth at the lash line and on the brow. Available at

Hydra Boost Repair and Balance Serum by Rho Cosmetics
Bellevue-based Rho Cosmetics blends naturally derived and synthetic ingredients to maximum effect. To battle parched skin, slather on the creamy Hydra Boost Repair + Balance Serum ($78), which contains high concentrations of just two active ingredients. Available at

Sleepy Spritzzz by Moonlit Skincare
Sleep works wonders for your skin. This two-in-one facial toner and sleep mist ($32) contains witch hazel and aloe vera to balance oily, acne-prone skin, while essences of chamomile and lavender may help you get some shut eye. Available at

Luminate Stem Cell Facial Cream by Lumvi Skincare
Seattle-based eco-luxe skincare line Lumvi makes this sweet-smelling facial cream ($95), which blends Swiss apple stem cells, ginseng and vitamin C. Use as a night cream to support skin repair. Available at

Radiance Brightening Peptide Serum by Lumvi Skincare
Also from Lumvi, a standout serum ($115) that helps firm skin with plant-sourced peptides, hydrates with hyaluronic acid and offers a big dose of vitamin C for brightening. Available at

Face Cream Smooth 100 by Medical Beauty Research (MBR)
Penelope and the Beauty Bar’s latest must-have product is Face Cream Smooth 100 by MBR, which, at $610 a jar, claims to promote stem cell rejuvenation, strengthen collagen fibers and reduce wrinkles. Available at

Snow Mushroom and Reishi Masque by Eminence Organic Skin Care
Celeb-favorite brand Eminence Organic Skin Care recently introduced a clay mask ($70) intended to tighten skin with ultrahydrating snow mushroom and birch water combined with firming paracress extract. Available at

Wild Superfood Lip Drops by Teadora
Lip fillers are all the rage, but if you prefer something less invasive, try these biodegradable lip drops ($66) from Bellevue-based Teadora. The drops are said to plump, soften and smooth lips with a combo of tripeptides and other botanical extracts. Available at

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