Last week, the Indie Beauty Expo returned to New York for their third edition at Clarkson Skylight, with over 220 exhibitors (full list here). Among the highlights was the confluence of high-design eco-luxury brands with key natural ingredients and new concepts. Here is a quick focus of some of the ones which really stand out:
Fizz & Bubble bath time treats are the only handmade confections created with a decadent combination of 8 Natural Oils. They’re packed with healing properties that leave your skin smooth, supple, relaxed and restored! From Fizzies to Cupcakes to Milkshakes and more, they created a pretty sweet array of luxurious bath and shower treats. Experience fun and frothy bathtub bubbles, effervescent fizz, sweet and softening sugar scrubs, restoring body washes or scent-sational salts great for morning, noon and night!
Girl Undiscovered - New Zealand made skincare and 100% wild - offered Balinese coconut oil-infused skin care from New Zealand. The Stumbled Across Paradise face mask (120 ml; $33) features thanka from Burma, coconut oil and wild kanuka honey to polish, plump, soothe and moisturize the skin. The Stars Aligning Elixir Oil (50 ml; $48) comprises coconut oil, thanaka, kanuka honey, calendula, bergamot oil, argan and raspberry seed oil, and camellia oil. The elixir reportedly offers antibacterial and antioxidant protection, calming and lifting properties, and moisturization.
Makeup America! is the first American-branded premium colour cosmetics company with a unique social purpose: paying down the U.S. national debt. The patriotic themed products are long wearing, and exude the American Spirit by being cruelty free, paraben-free, non-GMO, and suitable for all skin tones. Consistent with America’s tradition of community service that calls upon us to solve our nation’s problems, Makeup America’s motto is “Do Good Look Great” because the brand will contribute $1 of every product sold toward paying down the U.S. national debt.
lük beautifood Lip Nourish is a range, 100% natural, toxin-free lipsticks made from food. They feed lips with nutrients, protective antioxidants and anti-inflammatories while providing lasting hydration and protection. Australian made and new to the United States, Lip Nourish wholesales a menu of 12 delicious and universally flattering sheer neutral, nude and mouth-watering shades to complement any skin tone.
Pour Moi, a climate-designed skin care brand, debuted at the Indie Beauty Expo. The Réponse du Climat collection includes eight SKUs, including four Day Creams, two Serums, a Hydrating Balancer and a Night Cream. The Day Creams comprise Climate Energized Beautifiers, which reportedly respond to climatic, geographic and seasonal changes. For instance, the Polar Day Cream contains squalene oil and shea butter to act as a barrier against harsh winter winds and frost, and white truffle to address fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin. “Rather than the typical ‘skin type’ model, Pour Moi bases their regimen on climate, a brilliant way to approach self-care,” says Indie Beauty Expo co-founder Jillian Wright. “Whether you spend year round in one climate or are the globetrotting traveler, Pour Moi helps you achieve healthy skin anywhere you go.”
Vendome Paris is founded on a dream of passion. Taken from a love letter to “Meet me in Vendome Paris” the name of the company is named after this letter. It is about the excitement of a newly discovered love, new adventures, a new land, a new culture. The brand is a premier cosmetics brand that combines the forces of nature and science to create a product that nourishes and beautifies women. By marrying artisanal ingredients with groundbreaking technology, Vendome gifts women with the natural glow of health and beauty.
Indie Beauty Expo took advantage of this event to announce that they will be launching their first edition in London on October 2018.