Staff Picks for the Best Locally Made Skincare Products

During the winter, the lack of moisture causes skin to dry out and become dull. To combat this, many of us search high and low for the best creams, balms and lotions at drug stores and department stores–often overlooking quality, locally made products available right here in our region. Here are some of the best locally made products to help protect and pamper your skin during the coldest winter months.

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Face Oil, Heaven on Main Street $59
Bovina, NY
Developed in response to her moody skin, model Taylor Foster created this line of Calm + Clear face oils to heal and restore breakouts, blotches and wrinkles, while leaving skin luminous, moisturized and smelling great. Its packed full of essential oils including jojoba, avocado, apricot kernel and grape seed oil.


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Perfume Oil, Willow & Birch Apothecary $12
Catskill, NY
Blended with all-natural essential oils and made with moisturizing and skin-softening sweet almond oil–unlike most commercial perfumes that are made with alcohol which dries out your skin, especially during the winter. Each fragrance is made with its very own blend of essential oils for a naturally pleasing aroma.


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Night Cream, Willow & Birch Apothecary $15 
Catskill, NY
Rejuvenate and repair skin while you sleep with this incredibly soothing, light and effective night cream. Made with moisturizing sweet almond oil and shea butter to soften and smooth. What’s more, it’s also scented with a blend of essential oils to lull you into a restful beauty sleep.


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Facial Mist, Witchey Handmade $20 
Callicoon, NY 
An alcohol-free, lightly astringent toner that balances and soothes any skin type, Ostara Facial Mist is a staff favorite. Made entirely in Callicoon, model Hollie Witchey blends supportive essential oils that calms and cools skin exposed to environmental damage.


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Goat Milk Lotion, Heirloom Acres $9.50
Narrowsburg, NY
Packed with vitamins and minerals, the Dairy Air Goat Goat Milk Lotion is high in protein, fat and iron all of which can be naturally absorbed by your skin. Super hydrating chemical free, this natural lotion can be used on both face and body.


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Face Mask, Meow Meow Tweet $30
Hudson Valley, NY 
This nutrient rich, antioxidant mask is perfect for all skin types. Packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, which aids in cell turnover and brightens and tones skin. The chickpea flour promises to shrink pores and draw out impurities, while also caring for old scars and dark spots. A touch of aloe vera powder activates with water to soothe and moisturize, leaving your beautiful face as it should be, calm and hydrated.


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Lip & Hand Balm, Captain Blankenship $20
Gardiner, NY
Anchor Balm is a luxurious and fragrant organic hand, lip and dry skin balm. The simple but highly effective formula leaves skin and lips deeply moisturized. Packed with all natural, healing ingredients including: organic almond oil, lavender essential oil, vitamin E, shea butter and beeswax, this balm is a serious multi-tasker.


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Luxury Skin Cream, Georgia by Jodie Patterson $27
Damascus, PA
Developed by New York and Damascus based Jodie Patterson, Georgia’s Luxury Skin Cream is a head-to-toe moisturizer that’s made with essential oils that helps smooth and soften dry skin, while preventing stretch marks and wrinkles. This staff favorite is infused with a light and airy lemon scent–a perfect weapon to help lift you up during the dull winter months.