Skin Deep

Written by Sabine Galvis Category: Lifestyle Issue: March 2019
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Work local skincare products into your self-care routine.

Nothing hinders self-confidence like a bad skin flare-up. Whether acne, aging or sensitivity is on your mind, these local skincare brands have solutions for the dry skin endemic to the Valley’s hot, arid climate.
photo courtesy Joyome
Joyome - $153
Rely on the miracles of science as prebiotics treat your skin with care. Joyome’s Illuminating Day Serum and Intensive Overnight Repair purportedly encourage good bacteria – yes, it exists – to flourish and nourish your skin.

photo courtesy Herbal Dynamics BeautyHerbal Dynamics Beauty - $20
A fan favorite, the Volumizing and Smoothing Rapid Lip Mask by Herbal Dynamics Beauty is designed to offer quick results that last for hours. Swipe on this hydrating mask for a plumper pout in minutes. This treatment includes apple extract, peptides and a touch of portulaca pilosa, a flowering succulent colloquially and aptly known as kiss-me-quick.

photo courtesy Kate Benjamin
Strawberry Hedgehog - $25
Strawberry Hedgehog’s Whipped Body Crème is a decadent vegan body butter made with deliciously natural ingredients, ranging from organic, fair trade cocoa and shea butters to soothing aloe vera. Almond and apricot oils add to the gently sweet scent and lock in moisture.

photo courtesy Emme Diane
Emme Diane - $35
Emme Diane built a reputation as the “Skin Whisperer” in her native California before relocating to Scottsdale and taking on Arizonans’ famously thirsty skin. Use her sulfur refining mask to scrub away dead cells, break down impurities and stop acne in its tracks.