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2023 Best Clean Beauty Products

Nyambi Naturals

Whether you want natural soaps, scalp serums, face washes, body scrubs or creams, all Nyambi Naturals products are made with ethically sourced — and often locally grown — ingredients and packaged in 100 percent recyclable containers. Don’t sleep on the original whipped body butter — a silky moisturizer made from shea and cocoa butters — or the community soap-making events. Read More »


2022 Best French-Girl Beauty Haul

Rescue Spa

When Rescue Spa’s Danuta Mieloch speaks, Philly beauty­ devotees listen. We were all ears when the celebrity facialist­ with a visage like a Renoir painting­ encouraged us to invest in Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 more than a decade ago. And we’re still scooping up the luxury lotions and potions — think Byredo fragrance, Chantecaille beauty, and just-in skin-care range Forll’ed — that win Mieloch’s stringent approval. Read More »

1601 Walnut Street, third floor, Philadelphia, PA Website

2022 Best Way to Bring the Spa Home With You

Soaked Bath Teas

This local line of bath products arose from co-founder Elán Drennon’s desire to provide her and her mother with self-care at the height of the pandemic. Luckily, Soaked’s hand-crafted bath teas provide us that, too, with calming blends featuring chamomile, hibiscus, lavender, honeysuckle and CBD that’ll make you want to waste the day away in the tub. Read More »


2021 Best Self-Care S.O.S.: Skin Care

Feng Shui Naturals

Last year, Abenaa Timazee, owner of eco-conscious hair- and skin-care brand Feng Shui Naturals, took her business mobile with an electric tricycle truck, bringing us the joy of shopping even when shops were verboten. This year, Timazee is expanding her mobile services and hosting beauty demos around town. You can also pick up her zero-waste natural products at Whole Foods, the Fresh Grocer and ShopRite. Read More »


2021 Best Local Skin-care Line

Sabbatical Beauty

It’s not just that founder Adeline Koh crafts some of the most luxurious skin-care products on the market — from the Vacuum Cleaner cleansing oil to the Dorian Gray anti-aging serum — out of her Bok studio. It’s also that she donated masks and created hand sanitizers, all while using her playful yet powerful TikToks to put racists in their place. Read More »

1901 South 9th Street #308, Philadelphia, PA Website

2018 Best Local Skin-Care Products

Franklin & Whitman

We’re still not sure how an IT guy got a vegan skin-care line from a Bok Building studio to the pages of Seventeen magazine, but we do know that the simple ingredients in Christopher Cieri’s products make our skin feel hydrated and extra-dewy. Read More »