C+TB founder Courtney Kirby started courtney and the babes in 2014 as an online store for her woven wall art and sharing her love of essential oils. Not far behind followed the creation of Cleanse, courtney and the babes flagship product; a crystal, aura and home purifying mist. All skincare products are now made by hand with love in small batches by Courtney in her home in Melbourne. In addition to their ultra-Instagrammable packaging, C+TB’s organic Balms, Masks, Oils and Cleansers are actually blended with certified therapeutic grade essential oils and crystals. We can’t get enough of the Spot Be Gone ($20), a nighttime acne treatment boasting activated charcoal, witch hazel, tea tree and juniper berry essential oil. Sleep it off and rinse in the morning.
Go French yourself. Seattle-based Kristeen Griffin-Grimes kicked off French Girl Oranics on Etsy after becoming inspired by a trip to the French Provinces. Today, this French-inspired organic skincare line has been spotted on the shelves of Anthropologie and the pages of Vogue. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free, adorably claiming that all products are “tested on French Girls” and “never on animals.” (#obsessed). Our go-to night cream is the Crème Lumière in Rose du Maroc ($44), a hydrating moisturizer that helps restore circulation to dehydrated skin. We also love the Floral Toner ($32), which is perfect for toning prior to makeup application. Oui!
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The self-proclaimed “plant powered” line, founded by Insta-famous author + poet Alexandra Elle boasts an Activated Charcoal Cleanser ($24) and a Chocolate Milk Bath ($30), which employs its organic coconut milk and cocoa powder (infused with honey and vanilla bean) tohydrate, detox, and softening the skin- all with a heavenly chocolate aroma. Another notable fave is the Honeysuckle Turmeric Brightening Toner ($22).
Phoenix-based Crane & Carbon’s boutique selection of face, body, and hair products (as well as dietary supplements) are sourced with a high standard of quality, health and sustainability. We can’t get enough of the Rose Quartz Soap, ($9) an all-natural and nontoxic organic bar with a healthy blend of essential oils and a imagine a subtle earthy-meets-floral aroma.
Nestled in upstate Pennsylvania hails NEKTAR botanicals, a skincare line that consists of rich elixirs and organic botanical oils and extracts. We’re obsessed with the Hibiscus Berry Glow Mask ($28), a blend of hibiscus, rose clay, goji berries, and raw cacao that deliver a potent dose of vital minerals and antioxidants for a radiant summer glow. In addition to its sans-paraben, phthalates, and GMO promise, NEKTAR botanicals are proudly packaged plastic-free.