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5 Houston Experts Share the Locally Made Products They Can't Live Without

Upgrade your life with these hair and skincare picks from beauty pros.

By Laura Furr Mericas December 31, 2018 Published in the January 2019 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Image: Brian Kennedy

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream ($68)

—Aubrie Layne, founder and makeup and brow artist, Lucky Cat Beauty

“I really love the Drunk Elephant skincare line. I love supporting other small female-owned businesses, and post-Harvey, it’s super important to support Houston businesses. Tiffany Masterson's products are very simple but technologically advanced. The Protini Polypeptide Cream is always in my makeup kit. It’s a protein moisturizer that works well under makeup and is a great price point. The Out of Office Set is also on my wish list.”

Essential Body Bar products ($14.99–$57.99)

—Lyndsey Brantley, founder, Camellia Alise Skincare

“Primarily for my clientele I use my products, but I also use products by the Essential Body Bar. It’s a green tea– and matcha tea–based product line. I like that they are completely natural and customized for the client’s skin. It’s a big plus.”

Joon Hair Care Saffron Hair Elixir Oil ($28–$50)

—Maryam Naderi, owner, Paloma Nail Salon

“This oil is made here in Houston by a Persian woman who has thick, frizzy hair. It smells incredible, and it’s this amber-golden color. My hair is on the thicker side and can get frizzy in the humidity. I use it personally and I love it, and it’s really gaining traction in the hair-care market after being featured in Allure. You really just need a tiny dot of it; a little bit goes a long way. It says ‘de-frizzes, moisturizes, and shines’—and it definitely does that.”

Bio Collection Moroccan Argan Oil ($18–$69)

–Ceron, owner, CERON Hair Studio

“It’s good for your skin, it’s good for your hair, it’s good for everything. This lady from Morocco came into my salon and brought it to my attention. I use it for exfoliation of the scalp, any type of burn injuries, dry skin, and even dry hair. It’s kind of crazy, but it is a magic oil.”

Source Vital Renew Bath + Body Oil ($29.95) and Custom Facial Cocktail (starting at $49)

—Estela Cockrell, founder, Switch2Pure

“Besides, of course, our probiotic deodorant, which I am super-excited about, I love Source Vital’s wellness products. We carry one particular product called Renew. This is an essential oil blend that helps eliminate toxins. We also sell their custom facial cocktail. Whatever skin type you have, we’re able to blend that facial oil specifically for you based on the components Source Vital puts together."

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