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Who needs big brand names when you can get better quality products by purchasing locally? Sometimes it’s better to go local, know what you’re getting and put money back into the community. For your next beauty purchase, consider these best locally made beauty products in Orange County.
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Lush
321 W. Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 991-9657
www.lushusa.com

At Lush, a lot of time and effort is spent on ensuring products are carefully designed with the finest ingredients that are primarily organic and locally based. Lush is a rare commodity in Orange County in that the bulk of its beauty products is originally sourced from local farmers’ markets and flower shops. At Lush in Anaheim, you’ll find a large variety of green and ethical beauty products ranging from haircare to skincare to makeup and perfumes. Some of the best facial scrubs, bars and soaps around can be found at Lush, and for a quick fix at home beauty and spa treatment, make a date to visit Lush in Anaheim.

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Roots The Beauty Underground
384 Forest Ave, Suite 9
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 424-4266
www.roots-beauty.com

Roots The Beauty Underground is among the handful of beauty shops in Orange County that offer organic-based beauty products. At the counters are mainly skincare and cosmetics, some of which are the hardest to find anywhere else, like paraben-free nail polish. There is a fair amount of locally based beauty products that are imported from areas like Santa Monica. Locally based beauty products vary from nail polishes to bath and body items. The Laguna Beach shop is a trusted brand where shoppers rush to snag these best beauty buys before they are sold out. In addition to offering the most in organic and natural beauty care, the stunning decor will also leave shoppers with a great impression knowing they’ve just arrived at one of the best beauty shops in Orange County

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818 Skincare Studio
17291 Irvine Blvd
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 343-1791
www.spa818.com

A skincare studio that provides skincare treatments such as facials, microdermabrasions and Brazilian waxing, 818 Skincare Studio also sells locally based beauty products. Clients have the option of coming in (by appointment) and getting their choice of skincare treatments and leaving the studio with a selection of beauty products that the studio sells. Inquiries to what type of beauty products are available can be made to the studio’s owner Lina.

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Orange County Marketplace
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(949) 723-6660
www.ocmarketplace.com

A true detector of what it means to be local, Orange County Marketplace is a reliable source for purchasing certified locally based beauty products. Each weekend local vendors bring their A-game to display tables and take the time to fill customers in on what exactly is in their products and how it’s made. The one-on-one, personal attention is a bonus for anyone who is insistent about the type of beauty products they purchase and desires only locally derived products. Orange County Marketplace also gives customers the advantage by opening them up to various beauty and skincare merchants all at once and allowing networking opportunities with other local beauty enthusiasts. Orange County Marketplace is open each Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 4pm.

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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