Save Face with These Rhode Island Skin Care Products
The best part? They all use clean ingredients.
Founded by green beauty trailblazer Brenda Brock at a rural Tiverton farmstand in 1999, Farmaesthetics and its fine herbal skincare make it easy to glow at home. Brock’s kitchen chemistry has become sustainable beauty with nourishing lavender milk, aloe, calendula and honey providing targeted tonics for your troubled skin. Find relief in the Hydrating Hand Wash, made with organic essential oils and natural cleansers that are strong yet gentle enough to use throughout the day. Follow with the Nourishing Herbal Cream or Hand to Heel Softening Salve for hours of home hydration. Before bed, apply the Calendula Remedy Oil and you’ll wake up feeling like you had a facial. Offering retail sales at its Newport flagship store, online sales also are available. 144 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 619-4199, farmaesthetics.com
Raw Elements USA
Being in the sun has its benefits, and its price. Protect your skin naturally with Raw Elements USA’s line of organic sunblocks for face and body. It was launched by former Narragansett lifeguard Brian Guadagno after he turned his kitchen into a lab to formulate a natural sunscreen that could keep up with active lifestyles and wouldn’t harm the environment. Made of 23 percent nano zinc oxide, the broad-spectrum sunscreen is good for your skin and is reef-friendly, with hypo-allergenic performance that won’t run in your eyes or wash off when you’re underwater. A Zero Waste Pack for baby and kids even protects our littlest outdoor adventurers, while the Herbal Rescue Lip Balm saves your parched pucker. Available online. rawelementsusa.com
Hearkening back to “the days of yore” when only pure products were available, Yoreganics is the perfect remedy for home-based pampering of itchy dry skin and eczema. The Yore Skin Starter Kit includes a Yore Wash and two sizes of Yore Balm to wash and moisturize skin, while its popular laundry stain remover kicks grease to the curb. Since it was hatched in 2010, the Exeter-based company has incorporated organic jojoba and shea butters, olive and coconut oils, lavender, calendula extract and other raw ingredients to soothe weary skin, says founder Kim Mendes. “Our balm has only seven ingredients, so it’s all back to Mother Nature,” she says. “We focus on simplicity — a minimal amount of ingredients for maximum amount of uses. Our balm even heals bad attitude!” Available online. yoreganics.com
The Peyton Company
Put skin science to good use at home with pumpkin enzymes, sea buckthorn and Bulgarian rose water. These critical elements to radiant skin are in the Peyton Company’s skin and hair products, as well as more vegan, organic, gluten- and cruelty-free ingredients. Dive into the Pumpkin Enzyme and Glycolic Peel Mask for deep exfoliation, or the Ache and Pain Relief Salve with St. John’s Wort and lavender for sore joints. The Sea Buckthorn Overnight Face Magic Oil will reduce inflammation and rejuvenate your skin’s appearance, while the Hair Healing Conditioning Mask with apricot kernel oil, keratin and babassu oil will trap in hair’s moisture. The company also offers online orders from the Warren boutique. 246 Water St., Warren, 216-8700, thepeytonco.com