We’re Obsessed With These 6 Facial Serums Created by Local Beauty Makers
Transition your skin into fall with these high-performance, hydrating miracle workers — all made locally.
These high-performance facial serums — all concocted by homegrown beauty-product makers — will transform your skincare routine.
1. For soothing inflammation
This Korean-inspired concoction — from a Manayunk company that’s earned accolades from WWD and Shape — calms skin and boosts collagen production.
Five Ginseng Serum, $65 at Sabbaticalbeauty.com.
2. For anti-aging
The acidic properties of Moroccan argan oil and grapeseed oil — mixed up by this fast-growing Bok Building company — help tighten the skin naturally.
3. For toning and brightening
You’ll want this serum for the smell alone — it’s basically fall, bottled — but its powerful natural apple and cinnamon extracts will leave you glowing, to boot.
Apple Cider Serum, $75 at Sabbaticalbeauty.com.
4. For erasing dark circles
The two female founders of this Mount Airy-based biz use a vitamin E and citrus-infused almond oil to lighten and soothe delicate under-eye skin.
Bolted From the Blue Bright Eyes Serum, $14 at Vault + Vine, East Falls.
5. For beating breakouts
Rose hip oil and hemp oil make up this chemical-free hydrating mixture, crafted in small batches by a Philly native who recently moved out West.
5th Dimension Sub Rosa Serum, $28 at Downerss, Fishtown.
6. For fine lines
This skin-care mecca created a quick-absorbing hyaluronic acid mixture for plumping and toning between facials.
Hydraserum, $84 at 3000BC, Chestnut Hill and Washington Square West.
Published as “Little Vanities” in the September 2018 issue of Philadelphia magazine.