New Beauty

Local brands are raising the bar on hair, skin, and wellness products. And we like it.

Minnesota beauty products
Photos by Becca Sabot
Intelligent Nutrients Nourishing Tonic

Horst Rechelbacher’s legacy lives on with the extension of Intelligent Nutrients’ Plant Stem Cell Science collection. One spritz of the Nourishing Tonic hydrates, calms redness, and leaves no doubt that plants are where it’s at. $40, from Mall of America, 952-567-1324

Caldrea Exfoliating Scrub

On your next Target run, scoop up Caldrea Essentials, an exclusive body-care collection that smells as good as you might imagine it would. (I’m partial to the Apple Mint.) $7 and up, from Target

Elixery Botanical Anti-Aging Serum

Local lipstick house Elixery is expanding into skin care, starting with a Botanical Anti-Aging Serum. Secret weapon? Date extract, an under-the-radar ingredient gaining notice for its wrinkle-reducing and skin-regenerating benefits. $48, from Elixery

Lulu Organics Hair Oil

Before relocating to Minneapolis from NYC, Lulu Organics established a cult-like following of its blowout-preserving hair powder. Now you can seal the deal with the silicone-free Hair Oil, which imparts moisture and shine and encourages hair growth, thanks to horsetail. Giddyup. $30, from Honeycomb Salon, 3504 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., 612-824-2662

Good Karma Supplements

What do you get when a certified naturopath brings holistic science to the beauty aisle? For starters, antioxidant-packed supplements that provide natural sun protection and skin support from the inside out, plus a cooling night serum that rebuilds collagen while you sleep. $18 and up, from Good Karma Skincare

JR Watkins Baby Balm

JR Watkins Naturals’ sweet new baby line enlists calendula and chamomile to soothe sensitive skin—including yours. $8 and up, from Target