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4 New York Beauty Brands That Will Change Your Life

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    It may feel like big businesses dominate the consumer market, but when it comes to what we're putting on our faces, there's something so beautiful — and fascinating — about products that are made right in our backyards — er, somewhere in the vicinity of our 500-square-foot studios.

    As New Yorkers, we're particularly proud to support anything and everything made in the city we call home — and beauty and skin-care products are certainly no exception. Finding products that are all-natural, locally-sourced, and made right in NYC is pretty much the dream trifecta for eco-conscious urban shoppers.

    In celebration of small businesses run by some seriously awesome women, we hit the studios of four NYC-based brands to see how the magic really happens. The only thing more amazing than how these products feel is how they came to be. Click ahead for a double dose of hometown pride and beauty inspiration. 


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