I love big name skin care and makeup brands as much as the next beauty-lover, but often shopping small is the secret to discovering a new favorite product that I don’t know how I’ve lived without for so long. Any beauty-obsessive person you’re shopping for this holiday season might share a similar sentiment.
If you don’t know where to start in your search for the best in small-business beauty gift, take guidance from the experts. We asked experts from board-certified dermatologists to medical aestheticians to celebrity makeup artists, all of whom have gone through their fair share of product testing, to divulge their favorite small biz items.
In the gift guide ahead, shop sumptuous skin care oils made with artisanal methods, butter creams that harness the beauty of African traditions and clinical skin care systems that are sure to whip any complexion into shape.
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