All American beauty products!! Be proud to be American!

In this modern day and age, we live among a lot of imported products.  What happened to things that were made at home?  There are great brands that are made at home, some of them with a long history to them!  It’s hard to say for fashion, but there are lots of skin care products that are made right here in the USA!  Here I will list brands, some of which have been in the US for more than a century, or brand new products that are popping up in the market right now.  Get some & be proud to be American!!

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, 2.5 oz, $10

Kiehl’s, which has been making skin care products now for 150 years, began as a small pharmacy in the East Village of New York.  Now their products are sold all over the world.  Like Mario Badescu, their products are usually in simple tubes or bottles, with only writing on them, they pride themselves on using only naturally derived ingredients.  For more Kiehls products, check out their website.

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J.R. Watkins Body Serum, $9

Would you like to tighten / firm your body?  Then get this body serum!  J.R. Watkins has been making skincare products for over 135 years!  Check them out when they have a sale!  When it’s on sale it’s only $4!  You can get it off Target or drugstore.com which is usually about $9.

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Mario Badescu’s Super Collagen Mask, $18

Mario Badescu is a New York based original, founded in 1967.  Sold on their website & exclusively at Ulta, this collagen mask is getting rave reviews.  And not expensive either!

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Burts Bees Everyday Essential Beauty kit, $10

Burt’s Bees who prides themselves on having all natural products, have been making all kinds of products since 1980.  This Everyday Essential Beauty Kit, includes cleansing cream, hand salve, body lotion, lip balm, & foot cream!  And all only for $10!!

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Bliss’s Anti-Aging Clay Masks, $15 for 3 masks

Bliss, originated as a spa, became an international brand due to the popularity of their products.  The basis of their products is that you can bring the spa experience home.  Began by a woman named Marcia Kilgore, started Bliss originally as a spa in 1996, in the East Village of New York.  Now they have stores all over the US, the UK, and Hong Kong!  This is a good mask (I have it) it is kind of pricey when you buy the whole jar, but it does leave the skin softer afterwards.  To explore more products click here, or click for their website!

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Yes to Tomatoes Acne Control Gel Cleanser, $7

The whole ‘Yes to’ line, is relatively new & is sold at Target & Walmart.  Based in San Francisco, they pride themselves on making all natural products.  I haven’t tried all of their products, but this is an amazing acne face wash.  My niece has horrible acne & this is one of the few things that has cleared up her skin.  I used it as well & the great thing about it is that it would take the oil off my face & not over dry it.  To explore more of their products click here, or check out their website.

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Freeman’s Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask, $5

I love Freeman’s masks.  There are so many of them, serve different purposes, and so cheap!  They also have 1 time use masks that cost like $1!  They have been making skincare products for more than 40 years, & are also responsible for brands like Eclos and Barefoot.  Want to try a mask?  Click here or for their website.

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Nugg Beauty Anti-Aging Mask, $17 for 5 masks

Nugg, a relatively new line of facial masks, are sold right at your local Target!  So affordable, each one time use mask costs around $3!  Derived from mostly natural ingredients, Nugg was created by Cornelia Wittke, the former CEO of Tweezerman.  Now she specializes in face masks for all kinds of skincare problems!  Check out Nugg’s website here.

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Philosophy’s Travel sized Renewed Hope In A Jar, $16

Philosophy was founded in 1996 by Cristina Carlino, an entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the beauty industry.  I think they are most well known for their bubble baths that come in large bottles, with scents like ‘cinnamon buns’.  But they have a wide plethora of products, which are overseen by a contingent of doctors & scientists.  This Renewed Hope In a Jar, is meant to minimize pores, diminish fine lines & re-energize the skin.  Click for more of Philosophy’s products or their website!

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Whish Body Butter Trio set, $15

Created by a man named Jesse Werner, originally he set out to find a shaving cream for himself that would suit his sensitive skin.  After his wife borrowed his shaving cream, he felt inspired to go out & create a line of shaving creams for themselves that would suit them; He teamed up with a chemist, a laboratory, & a skincare manufacturer in search of his goal.  After creating the shaving cream, his wife asked him if he could come up with a whole line of bath products.  Which has now become Whish!  They too, boast all natural & organic ingredients.  Tempted for a yummy bubble bath?  Or just curious to try out their shaving cream?  As the Englsh say, ‘Give it a go!’

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Lip Tar Gloss Trio Set, $19

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics were also founded on the Lower East Side in NYC in 2004, they pride themselves on being 100% vegan & cruelty free, & not using animal derived ingredients.  They are most known for their lip tars, which I think are truly unique products for I have never seen any other products like them before.  How to use: You’re supposed to put on a lip balm first, & take 1 of their tubes of lip tar, & place a dot of color i.e. on the back of your hand.  They always come with a lip brush, & you use the brush to dip the color & brush it on your lips.  And the great thing about them is that you can mix the colors!  The color lasts all day, & 1 tube lasts you AWHILE.  Click here for more of their products, or their website.  Tip: best to buy them in a set, it’s cheaper!

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Borghese Age Defying Cellulare Complex, $22

Despite the Italian name, Borghese is actually all made in the US.  You can find this right at your local Target!  They have lots of anti-aging products, all within reasonable prices.  Not only do they have skincare, but lots of products for haircare as well!  Click here to explore more of Borghese!

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S.W. Basics Body Scrub, $23

S.W. Basics of Brooklyn prides themselves on using all natural ingredients.  The great thing about them is that if you don’t have time to put these things to together, they put it all in one jar for you!  Here this body scrub consists of sugar, coconut oil, & shredded coconut.  For more of their products, click here.

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Products made by Dionis, hand creams, lotions & moisturizers 

Try some goat milk lotion from Pennsylvania!  Made by a brand called Dionis, they have lovely scents, like Citrus, White Jasmine, Blue Ridge wildflower, and many more.  I thought it was a big strange for I had never tried goat milk anything before.  But honestly when I tried it, it was just like any other lotion, except that it absorbed faster than all the others.  And it’s quite affordable, the large bottle lotions were $10, and the tube of hand cream was only $7.  There was one scent that I quite liked, called Love.  I quickly snatched up 2 for myself!  If you’re looking to try, they do sell some on Amazon.com, or go to their website at: http://www.dionisgmskincare.com.  And for those of you with little ones, they also have lotions & soaps for babies.  =)

Get something homegrown!  And be proud!

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