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
— 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.
Photographed by Leslie Kirchhoff