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Natural Beauty

These locally made beauty products are sure to bring out your inner purist—without sacrificing terrific results.


Courtesy of Puretergent

Skin Prep

Annmarie’s Aloe-Herb Cleanser made with a base of herb-infused aloe vera juice leaves skin feeling supersoft but thoroughly clean. It’s pH balanced and suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Follow up with Annmarie’s refreshing Neroli Toning Mist or a Purifying Mud Mask. $27.95–$44.95, sold at the Natural Grocery Co. in Berkeley, annmariegianni.com.

Give your skin a break from heavy foundations with a mineral powder from Belleci Cosmetics. Choose your level of SPF and coverage, and have your perfect shade custom made. $40, sold at Jerol Salon and Day Spa in Danville, bellecicosmetics.com.


For gentle allover exfoliation, pick up a Broyee soap from Body Time. These bars are made with plants and organic shea butter, and come in varieties such as rose and honey orange. $4–$7.75, with locations in Berkeley, Oakland, and Walnut Creek, bodytime.com.

Body by Bees handcrafts the perfect sugar scrub. You can safely use it on your lips, face, and body: Ingredients include organic sugar, essential oils, local honey, citrus—and not much else. We recommend the strawberry or lemon and honey scrubs. $25, sold at farmers markets and businesses throughout the East Bay, bodybybees.com.

Fresh Fabric

Keep chemicals off your skin and clothing with Puretergent, a chlorine-, dye-, preservative-, and petroleum-free laundry detergent out of Berkeley. $13, sold throughout the East Bay, puretergent.com.

Kerry Shannon


Indulge in relaxation with salts from Hollie’s Homegrown. Epsom salt is combined with various herbs from Hollie’s Moraga farm for a bath-time treat. Try the Calendula variety to protect from infections and calm skin irritations, or a jar of rose petals salts for an instant mood elevation. $8, sold at farmers markets, hollieshomegrown.com.

Red Bandana Candles, from Walnut Creek, are handpoured, and are made with essential oils and non–GMO soy. Try the refreshing cucumber mint or floral plumeria candle. $18, redbandanacandles.com.

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