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Get a Whiff of the Holidays With Fragrances, Candles + More Made in SF

Tis the season for chunky sweaters and the wafting aroma of warming spice. Here are some of our favorite, seasonally scented yummy goods—think soaps, lip balms, cologne, and more—from Bay Area makers

4 Local Beauty Brands Empower Women to Create + Customize Products

For those of us who are a little bit Goldilocks about our skincare products—too greasy, too drying, just right—now is the moment we've been waiting for: Check out four Bay Area start-ups that are democratizing the beauty industry by customizing skincare regimens and even giving consumers a chance to co-create products ranging face masks, body lotions, and the ever-elusive perfect eye cream. 

Shop Talk: Amour Vert's Warehouse Sale + ULTA Arrives in SF

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk. 

5 Underrated Local Beauty Brands to Try Now

With unique products like thermal masks, liquid lipsticks, vegan eye shadows, and brightly colored nail lacquers, it's time you tried some of the newest brands on the beauty block.

The Cognoscente: Famous Facialist Kristina Holey Shares Her Beauty Secrets

"The Cognoscente" is a series of interviews with the city's tastemakers, all experts in their diverse fields, who share their inspirations and tips for living the best life in San Francisco. This month, we meet famed facialist Kristina Holey, who opens her SF skincare center mid-June.

Waterless Manicures and More Drought-Friendly Style Tips From SF Experts

Listen up, Cali girls and guys: We're in a drought. From hell. And while bathing less is one solution, there are other ways to do your part (without stinking) in the style and beauty departments. Here are some tips from a few SF experts.

Spring's 5 Hottest Beauty Trends, Decoded

Time to stow away you winter clothes, folks, and prepare for springtime's glory. Here are a few essential upcoing trends to help get you started. 

6 Must-Have Apothecary Products for Glowing Skin

From downtown winds to Dolores Park sunshine, you never know what climate changes you might face in SF. We rounded up our favorite apothecary picks for keeping your dermis dewy regardless of the weather. 

It’s All Good: 10 Local Natural Beauty Brands We Love

Whether it’s our entrepreneurial spirit, bio-tech industry, or ingredient-driven ethos, the Bay Area is enjoying a boom in natural beauty brands. Now, wellness devotees can get as fastidious about what they slather on as what they eat.

Luxe Stocking Stuffers From Bay Area Beauty Brands

This holiday, shop local for life's little luxuries. Bay-based beauty brands continue to do their part creating both effective and innovative skincare products. And, most of these products are organic and use natural ingredients wherever possible. Here are four luxurious gift ideas from some of the Bay's best beauty brands.

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