Arizona is known as a prime destination for all things health and wellness—whether it’s spiritual vacations or wellness retreats, the state is truly a hotspot for it all. While the desert provides great opportunity for emotional healing and self-care, its unfavorably warm temperatures can prove to be pretty damaging on skin—requiring locals and tourists alike to adopt unique beauty routines. Fortunately, Arizona has a number of pristine, local beauty brands—many of whom actually use the desert’s natural ingredients to their advantage. Here are ten of the best to support.
Whish Beauty Natural Skincare
Whish Beauty is dedicated to natural ingredients that will enable intelligent choices in skin care. The Scottsdale-based beauty brand uses naturally-sourced, organic ingredients to heal unsolvable skin issues and encourage general health in the process. All Whish Beauty products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, DEA and TEA-free, petrochemical-free, cruelty-free, and the brand is Leaping Bunny Certified. For more information, visit www.whishbody.com.
Born out of the mission to inspire other women “to rise and become the best version of themselves,” The Angelique Beauty cosmetics line is committed to empowering women to know that the true spirit of beauty is rooted in confidence. The luxury, makeup products are cruelty-free, and formulated without harmful ingredients such as parabens. For more information, visit www.theangeliquebeauty.com.
Herbal Dynamics Beauty
Herbal Dynamics Beauty is one of a kind in that it blends the finest botanical ingredients with cutting edge science techniques, to ultimately create sulfate-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free and phthalate-free products. Based out of Scottsdale, their line of products includes customer favorites like CollagenR8 Restorative COQ10 facial toner and the Essentials Pure Lavender Hydrosol Mist. For more information, visit www.herbaldynamicsbeauty.com.
Emme Diane L.E., is a licensed esthetician with more than 20 years of professional experience in both medical and spa esthetics. Diane is known for addressing all types of skin concerns, from acne to sun damage and aging skin. Emme Diane Skin Care offers local clients advanced skin care treatments, and an exclusive line of corrective Emme Diane skin care products. For more information, visit www.emmediane.com.
Crane & Carbon
Crane & Carbon is a wellness brand built on products that provide nutrition for all organs of the human body—including susceptible skin—with the goal of optimizing nutrition and preserving micronutrients. While studying nutrition and chemistry at Arizona State University, Jayson Crane developed a fascination with micronutrients that ultimately drove him to develop the initial plans for Crane & Carbon. Most of the products are free of sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, dyes and animal testing. For more information, visit www.craneandcarbon.com.
A vegan, gender-neutral line of CBD skincare products, TreCeuticals is owned by two Valley women who founded the brand in April–that’s right, at the start of the pandemic. The luxury lineup offers effective, pharmaceutical-grade products shipped directly to the customer’s door. TreCeuticals’ luxurious three-step program promises to take less than three minutes a day. For more information, visit www.treceuticals.com.
Proof Skin Solutions
Michael and Beth Medina founded Proof Skin Solutions last year to provide users a simple yet effective approach to skincare (read: you don’t need products upon products cluttering your vanity). Now available to the public, Proof Skin Solutions works for all ages, skin types and skin issues. Try the Hybrid Serums to reduce lines and wrinkles, pore size, dry skin and dark spots as well as plump and hydrate. For more information, visit www.proofskinsolutions.com.
Developed in Arizona, this female-owned, local establishment uses ingredients that are globally sourced to find naturally resilient, nutrient-rich plants that aid in cell renewal and support healthy skin function. The products are clinically-approved by experts, and were created to perform in even the most complex environments—including the Sonoran Desert. For more information, visit www.mikelkristi.com.
Dazzle Dry is a unique line of naturally advanced, high-performance nail care that was developed by bio-organic chemist, Dr. Vivian Valenty. Consumer-favorites include the award-winning four-step nail system, as well as products from the brand’s best-selling spa line. Beyond having an unparalleled reputation for being socially and environmentally responsible, Dazzle Dry’s products also consistently deliver in quality—and when they’re backed by science, how could they not? For more information, visit www.dazzledry.com.
Citrine Natural Beauty Bar
Citrine Natural Beauty Bar opened their flagship store at Biltmore Fashion Park’s UNION in November 2012. Since then, the brand has become a hub for naturally stunning products that deliver immediate results. Their team works tirelessly to always carry the latest and best in all natural and clean beauty products, including items from lines like Jane Iredale, Tata Harper, RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis, May Lindstrom and many more. For more information, visit www.citrinenaturalskin.com.