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The relationship between Houstonians and the weather during the winter months is a rollercoaster. Although it may feel like 30 degrees in the morning, it might be 70 degrees during lunch, with a surprising temperature drop in the evening.  While you contemplate which jacket is best for the day, your skin is also a high priority from the chilly changes outside. 

With so many products on the market, it’s hard to differentiate between local and global brands. However, three skincare brands are placing Houston on the map, from Sephora to Shark Tank, including Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley, and 54 Thrones. A fourth understated label, Switch 2 Pure, lives among the lavish River Oak Distract with an eponymic spa, offering affluent facials and deep massages using in-house products. 

As the brands maneuver through the city and social media, an additional six brands are also making sure Houstonian’s upkeep glowy, dewy skin, healthy hair, and effortless makeup look all year round. 


Camellia Alise

Camellia Alise is a Black-owned skincare brand, that doubles as a rejuvenating wellness spa. Bestsellers include the daily cucumber and chamomile "Pure Radiance" Daily Face Wash, unisex sugar exfoliate Pre-Shave Pre-Wax Scrub, and "Soothing and Sleek" Daily Facial Toner made with rose floral water. 

For more information, visit Camilla Alise online or in-store located at 2014 Commonwealth Street.


Earth’s Nectar

Black-owned hair care label Earth's Nectar understands the constant weather changes Houstonians undergo, and the need for deep moisturization. For colder seasons, the intense Monoi de Tahiti Hot Oil Treatment will keep the scalp nice and hydrated, while the leave-in Coconut Curls uses a blend of almond and coconut to improve strength to the hair and soften. 

For more information, visit Earth Nectar online. 


Makeup By Mari

From vivid makeup shades to offering glam services and how-to courses, Makeup By Mari isn’t just a brand, but a lifestyle.  Prep for the upcoming spring season with the Bell Bottom lipstick, Baha Blush, or Lover eyeshadow for a bright and bold look.

For more information, visit Makeup By Mari online or in-store located at 2400 Mid Ln, Suite 120.


Mair

As the saying goes, when you smell good, you feel good.  Local perfumery Mair guarantees a long-lasting scent that’s soft yet without being too poignant. Top-rated scents include the signature Remember When, featuring notes of Jasmine and Italian Bergamot, and Peony Silk, a light smell of pear and orange blossom. 

For more information, visit Mair online or in-store located at 440 Louisiana Suite 811.


Minimo Skin Essentials

Minimo Skin Essentials have picked quite a few mentions from Glamour, Buzzfeed, and even Vogue. The skincare brand has garnered over 64 thousand followers on Instagram, all obsessed with the unbelievable Glow Turmeric Face Scrub, Genesis Sulfate-Free foaming cleanser, and Candy Edible Lip Scrub

For more information, visit Minimo Skin Essentials online or in-store located at 11755 West Little York Road, Building 6.

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