- Author: Craig Outhier
- Category: Lifestyle
- Issue: Jan 2013
Keep it local with these epic epidermal products from Arizona-based beauty and skin-care companies
Melt-Proof Foundation Worried about pulverized rodents in your face cream? Not a possibility with 100% vegan, melt-proof foundation ($44) from Valley-based makeup guru Annie Mayo.
Advanced Mineral Makeup
|| “Weightless Protection” Moisturizer/Sunblock
You think we’d entrust our Arizona-sized SPF needs to some out-of-state brand? UV course not. Scottsdale-based PCA Skin recommends this lotion ($30) for oily or breakout-prone skin.
6710 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Body Butter & Sugar Scrub
Down in AZ wine country, Willcox-based Truly Organic makes a full-body exfoliating Sugar Scrub ($17) and a skin-activated Body Butter ($14). A line of hair-care products is due next year.
||Prickly Pear Lip Balm
The prickly pear is Arizona’s answer to the soy bean. You can eat it, drink it, squirt some into your coffee – or use it to relieve dry, sun-worn lips. This SPF-15 balm ($3.50) from Arizona Sun is the locavorian answer to Chapstick.
Mineral Makeup by Roxanna
Roxana Cooney’s natural skin care products include gluten-free Lip Glace ($20.99), anti-inflammatory Under Cover concealer ($26.99) and light-refracting Pressed Mineral foundation ($38.99).
15037 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 480-563-0449, verdemaison.com
Olive Oil Shaving Foam
And you thought EVOO was only good for sautéing green beans. This sodium lauryl sulfate-free shaving aid ($8) is perfect for organic-minded males. Just apply to the face, shave and marvel at the smoothness. Pesto! Er, we mean, presto.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek