Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The All-Natural Stand-Outs at Indie Beauty Expo Los Angeles.

By Laura Medina

The Indie Beauty Expo was smart in getting an head start in Los Angeles, natural beauty hot bed.  The leader in trendiness, innovation, and healthy living, all due to an enviable Mediterranean climate.

The expo was the newest and the best in all-natural under one roof, an ideal spot for natural beauty makers and natural beauty shoppers, like moi.

Pleasantly overwhelmed by the bounty of natural beauty, the following brands stood out because of quality-meets-price, innovative lifestyle items, and a lab that really makes your natural dream come true.  They lifted the veil and the curtain.

The Indie Beauty Expo was a smart place to shop for the educated beauty-ista.

Yes and thank god, that was a cornucopia of high-tech, natural, effective makeup brands that deliver the goods and bring quick results.  Unfortunately like most effective, all-natural brands, most were expensive that it prohibits the practice of using natural makeup on daily basis.  Their pricing is best reserved for one-off special occasions, hampering natural beauty as an healthy habit.

Not with HAN Skincare Cosmetics.

The young lady behind HAN Skincare Cosmetics, Susan Wong saw there was a gaping hole in the affordable natural makeup.

Her HAN Skincare Cosmetics proved that you can still practice healthy, natural makeup on a daily basis without busting your bank account.

At $14 for a Cheek & Lip Tint Stick, $15 for traditional Pressed Powdered Blush, $14 Moisturizing Lip Gloss, and $13 for a pot of Eyeshadow, HAN Cosmetics is at the same price point as major drugstore brands that target burgeoning tweens and teens and their thrifty moms but with way better quality ingredients.


It's no wonder HAN Cosmetics' number one seller is the gateway, convenient multi-use $14
Cheek & Lip Tint Stick.  

Susan knows that the same pigment that gives fruits their color are flavonoids packed with antioxidants.

All of the colors in their cosmetic products are derived from plant, vegetable and fruit pigments and natural minerals rather than synthetic colorants or undesirable natural sources, such as carmine, the beetle bug that is crushed for its red dye. Moreover, no lakes or FD&C is ever used. The plant and food pigments in HAN Skin Care Cosmetics products have beneficial antioxidant properties providing skin care treatment in addition to imparting beautiful colors.  

Moms will like that the pigments are healthy to digest while wearing it on their kids' lips.

Their $14 Cheek and Lip Tint are made of a base of: shea butter, coconut cream, argan and acai oil for nourishing radiance. These multitaskers are compact in size for portability and pack a punch with vibrant pigment from antioxidant colors.
A creamy hydrating formula infused with shea butter, cupuacu butter, argan and acai oil and vitamins and tea extracts to benefit the skin.

Nutrient rich formula that delivers a beautiful flush of color from natural sources including fruits, vegetables and plants.

Versatile and easy to use 2 in 1 application for cheeks and lips.

Safe enough for Vegetarians, healthy and all natural.  Not bad for $14.

Both their $13 Eyeshadow and $15 Pressed Blush have a oil-absorbing Rice Powder base with Argan Oil, Acai Oil, Shea Butter, Cupuacu Butter, Grapefruit Seed Extract with Extract Blend  of Acai, Pomegranate, Blueberry, Cranberry, Green Tea, Black Tea, and Sea Kelp Extract.

Their $15 Pressed Blush can also doubles as eyeshadow.  Another bonus for thrifty, health and budget-conscious moms and daughters.

The $13 Eyeshadow has Cucumber to depuff puffy lids and Caffeine, Vitamin C, with Vitamin E to soothe and perk up weary eye lids while making them beautiful.

Put together, the blush and eyeshadow is just touching $30, saving you enough dough to...

The lucky, organic but rich hippies who still have enough dough to go to Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival, think "Sideways Meet Coachella" with rich hippies, "Bobos."

Not only can they darn well, pack their bedazzled satin hobos with HAN Cosmetics, they can save the environment and even more money with these water-saving brands.

Yuni's NO-RINSE BODY CLEANSING FOAM is a convenient and fast acting mousse that refreshes and purifies skin without water or a towel, and leaves no residue with 100% natural aromas.  

Use in place of a standard shower or bath. Pump foam directly onto skin and massage gently until absorbed. (if desired, towel off excess sweat before cleansing foam application).

Neem Leaf Extract calms skin and soothes inflammation while antioxidants protect cells and molecules from damage and signs of aging.

Aloe Vera cools and soothes dry and hot skin. Moisturizes and contains anti-inflammatory properties to heal wounds, calm skin irritation and reduce scarring.

For heavy workouts/camping/sailing, pair with instant shower sheets; this dynamic duo is all you need for water-free refreshing on-the-go!

Yuni's Shower Sheets are 20 Wipes, "Freshness On the Go."

Neem Leaf Extract calms skin and soothes inflammation while antioxidants protect cells and molecules from damage and signs of aging.

Peppermint Leaf Essential Oil acts as a mild antiseptic, reducing bacterial activity on the skin.

Between showers, whisk away dirt, sweat and odor with one luxuriously large, moist wipe. The thick sheet stays flat and doesn’t roll up, allowing larger coverage.

You heard of no-rinse cleansing conditioner for the hair.  Well, here's a no-rinse cleansing lotion for the body, Yuni's Concentrated Body Cleansing Creme.

Experience a pristine body with this rich crème cleanser combining fair trade turmeric and green tea extract. This rich formula contains less water than conventional body cleansers, for a more luxurious experience. A balancing aromatic blend of bergamot and patchouli essential oils enhances focus and equilibrium.

Gently lifts away impurities.Balances mental energy with 100% natural aromas. 

Fair trade Green Tea Extract reduces the formation of free radicals and also helps to reduce the activity of bacteria on the skin and prevent blemishes.
Fair trade Turmeric Root, when ground, cleanses, exfoliates, brightens dark spots, clears blemishes and stimulates skin elasticity.

To further dispel healthy, all-natural beauty-istas are dirty and smelly, in order to be "all-natural,"  "The Great Unwash" can get clean without destroying the water supply.

This anytime, de-grime, non-stripping BIO-CLEANSING CONDITIONER:  Replaces shampoo; Protects color-treated hair; Free of harsh sulfates & parabens; Moisturizing, non-strip cleanser; Ideal for color-treated hair; and for all hair types & textures.

Applying Emulsion Co-Wash Method™, this unique formula attracts and removes daily dirt and surface build-up without stripping hair of its healthy, natural oils. Essential moisture is locked in to restore balance and promote healthy, smooth hair. Nourishing oils and extracts leave hair softer, more manageable, free of frizz, and full of bounce, body and vibrant natural beauty.
The anytime, de-grime, non-strip cleansing conditioner, ANTI-RESIDUE RINSE, Gently removes build-up from styling aids & leave-ins; Free of harsh sulfates & parabens; and protects hair integrity.

Unwash Dry Cleanser is:
Lightweight formula leaves no residue on strands
Volcanic ash absorbs excess oil
Vitamin E and panthenol condition & strengthen strands
Natural extracts nurture hair
Leaves hair bouncy, shiny, and voluminous
Safe for color-treated hair
Ideal for all hair types & texture

How do you make your all-natural dreams come true? 

Grown beyond your kitchen and crafting table?

Give CoValence Labs a call and they can do it for you.

They lifted the curtain behind the green image and they're very nice and accommodating to all and every natural skincare and makeup.

They have the lab, the tools, the vials, the tubes, the centrifuges, and the jars.

For all you natural, high-end beauty boutique owners, it'll do you some good to shop Indie Beauty Expo to scoop the hottest all-natural beauty.

For those missed the LA edition, you'll have a Do-Over when they're in NY on August 24th to 25th,

All-Natural Beauty is here to stay and can and does coexist with conventional makeup, hopefully side-by-side in your neighborhood drugstore. 

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