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  The best indie Beauty brands blend natural botanicals and sustainably sourced ingredients-cruelty free.
 YON-KAs an established French multi-tasking skincare entity since 1954-always had a mission-to make skincare products that are  "a perfect symbiosis of science and nature." With many different product collections for face-body-suncare---their full and travel sized products include the popular Essentials line. Pictured above-the refreshing alcohol free-essentials oils' blessed toner spray mist,
YON-KA individual products target every kind of skin concern-for men and women. LOVE- a whimsical graphic-on the limited edition Lotion Yon-Ka that delivers right in time for the holidays. 
Like the specialty food industry-eco and ethically sourcing and paying fair labor wages is a concern-a reason why we don't see mineral mica in makeup much anymore (child slave labor).
TOOGGA  sources key ingredients from African co-ops and plants one tree per product sold. Organic soothing body butters, rich balms and pictured above-moisturizing multi-taskers= fragrant long lasting shampoo-soap bars -are made with indigenous oils and without wasting precious fresh drink water.
Note-bar formats are gaining popularity for this less water wasting reason-for big companies-like LUSH to smaller indies.

Dr Natural liquid and bar soaps, and body lotions-are made from natural ingredients like USDA certified organic shea butter, hempseed oil, coconut + olive oils, and rosemary extract-without artificial colors, parabens, sulfates or animal ingredients. Widely available and value priced priced too.

COSTA RICA's Aromas Para El Alma uses the country's bounty of nature+ botanics for its natural line of skin/haircare-that's notably biodegradable -made with essential oils and containing NO chemical crap or preservatives! All packaging is recyclable too...which s NOT TRUE for many other 'natural' brands.
In Costa Rica -Aromas Para El Alma products are popular and are for sale at many of that country's top hotels and spas. . We got this relaxing-pore refining clay masque sample with aromatic lavender at a NYC Organic Spa event.