It’s not always easy to find local beauty products. After all, it is very convenient to hop over to the drug store and just pick up your normal products without giving it a second thought. But you are truly missing out on some excellent products along with an opportunity to support local vendors in your neighborhood. Add a little bit of Denver to your medicine cabinet with these local vendors.
The Olde Crone’s Bewitching Bath Soap
Denver, CO 80202
Handmade soaps are beneficial for many reasons. They are made with all-natural, food-grade ingredients, they have no harsh chemicals and they make your skin feel silky smooth. The Olde Crone’s Bewitching Bath Soaps are made by hand with a process that ensures uniformity. The Olde Crone also makes laundry soap, kitchen soap, lip balm, lotion and much more. With all-natural ingredients like oatmeal, lavender and honey, your skin will smell great and feel silky smooth. During the summer, these products are available at area farmers’ markets, and they are always available through the website.
Alchemy Mineral Blends
1507 Pine St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Created by two makeup artists, Alchemy Mineral Blends offers the best features of mineral makeup combined with the quality of professional grade products. Not only are these cosmetics gentle, they also offer smooth finishes and are easy to blend. Alchemy Mineral Blends has a studio in Boulder where you can try the products and book professional makeup services. In addition to being high quality, these products are also affordable, and the studio is right in your backyard.
Denver, CO 80209
Another cosmetic company based here in Denver is Mineral Fusion. Founded in 2007, Mineral Fusion offers a full range of makeup, skin care and hair care products that are gorgeous, easy to apply and cruelty free. By working with existing mineral technology, Mineral Fusion improves upon existing products, so you get excellent coverage and vibrant color. There is even a line of nail polish, so you can get a pretty mani without the same chemicals that are common in many polish brands. Available at many local stores including Sprouts and Vitamin Cottage, Mineral Fusion products are easily accessible.
St. Francis Organics
432 County Road 4
Howard, CO 81233
Founded by John Olivier, St. Francis Organics is a line of hair and skin care products designed to be gentle and to be part of a healthy lifestyle. Products in this line are formulated with organic ingredients and never contain chemicals. They also leave your skin and hair feeling soft and supple, and there are many scents from which to choose. Made with USDA Certified Organic ingredients, these soaps and shampoos are gentle enough for the entire family, and they work as well as, or better than, other popular brands. You can buy St. Francis Organics at many spas and salons in the Denver area. Check the website to find your closest salon.
23300 US Hwy 160
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Chae Organics offers a full range of skin and hair products that are free of toxins. There are body scrubs, facial serums, moisturizers, hair masks, shampoos and more. Formulated with ingredients like bamboo, argan oil and ginger, among others, there are formulations for many different skin types and needs. Chae’s Founder and CEO is a well-known speaker on skin care and organic products, and has been involved in the business since the 1980s. Throughout her career, she has perfected the art of toxin-free beauty. Chae Organics products are available at many spas in Denver, or you can buy them through the website.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.