The 13 Coolest Products We Discovered at This Year’s Indie Beauty Expo
By Danielle Fontana, Digital Editor |
As beauty editors, we're always on the hunt for one-of-a-kind products that stand out from the crowd. The best place to find them? The Indie Beauty Expo in LA. Below, the best-in-class products from this year's show.
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Eye masks got you down? Try this self-heating, de-puffing one on for size. In just 20 minutes, you’ll feel—and look!—refreshed and renewed thanks to the self-heating technology that soothes a tired mind and tired eyes.
More brilliant than crazy, these reusable cotton pads are the perfect way to ease your way into a more sustainable beauty routine. Simply add warm water and apply to your skin to remove a day’s worth of makeup—no cleanser required. The best part? Toss them in the wash when you’re done for countless guilt-free uses.
YonKa Guarana Scrub ($48)
A plant native to South America, guarana is brimming with natural caffeine to stimulate and brighten skin. As the main ingredient in this polishing scrub, you’re not only getting a deep physical exfoliation, but one that goes beneath the surface to rev up stimulation and deliver a smoother surface.
Say goodbye to having to stow away all of your clunky glass skincare when you travel. This easy-to-stow trio (it’s the size of a sheet mask) houses a cleanser, an AHA peeling pad and overnight mask for your best skin yet, no matter where you are.
Saalt Period Cup ($29)
Worn internally like a tampon, this medical-grade silicone cup collects your period, instead of absorbing it, painlessly. The cup itself is flexible, hypoallergenic, naturally free of chemicals and toxins and lasts up to 10 years. A no-brainer, right?
PSA: Not all tongue scrapers are created equal. This one is made of copper for its natural antimicrobial properties, so you can scrub easy knowing it isn’t harboring tons of bacteria.
Kegelbell The Vagina Gym ($130)
Designed to strengthen your pelvic floor—hello, enhanced sexual health, improved bladder leakage and more—this customized system involves three different weights and two sized inserts for a tailored-to-you workout.
Paavani Ayurveda Nasya ($18)
Nasya is the Ayurvedic practice of lubricating the nasal passageway with herb-infused oil—this one features sesame oil, gotu kola and shankh pushpi and eucalyptus—to protect the nasal cavity and promote mental clarity.
Dame Alu Aloe Lube ($18)
Plant-derived and water based from aloe vera, this discreet, safe-for-play personal lubricant is free of glycerin, parabens, hormones or sugars, and only made with ingredients you can pronounce and trust.