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The Best Local Skincare Shops and Brands in Austin

Skincare and self-care go hand-in-hand. These local skincare shops and Austin-based brands are bringing the best of the best to nourish customers’ skin. Discover your new favorite product from our list of top spots below.

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Fine Line

724 North Lamar Boulevard

This clean boutique has quickly become a favorite among beauty lovers in Austin. Founded in 2021 by Ashley Young and Cissy DeLuca, Fine Line is home to products that are 100% free of toxic ingredients. The store carries an impressive array of well-regarded brands, including Tata Harper, OSEA, and Furtuna Skin. It invites customers to make an in-person visit to find their next favorite product and learn more about skincare wellness.

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Neu Skin

4130 Spicewood Springs Road

Holistic esthetician Elizabeth Bentley is the mastermind behind Neu Skin, a skincare hub known for its healing organic facials and curated selection of natural offerings (also available online). Book a treatment to learn more about achieving and maintaining healthy skin using the store’s range of products. You can find Neu Skin inside of The Desert Canary & The Road Acupuncture Building.

HallYu Cosmetics

6929 Airport Boulevard #137

The popularity of K-beauty (skincare products originating from South Korea) is on the rise in the United States. HallYu Cosmetics brings the best of the best Korean skincare to Austinites at its Airport Boulevard location. Try the Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun for serious SPF coverage or the Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence to soothe damaged skin. Thanks to innovative technologies and affordable prices, a K-beauty shopping spree at HallYu won’t break the bank.

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SOCO Botanicals

4361 South Congress Avenue, Suite 106

SOCO Botanicals brings a fresh line of natural products that encourage clients to nourish their skin and feel their best. Founder Scarlett Olson simplifies your skincare routine to include only the essentials, made with nourishing and non-toxic ingredients. The showstopper is the SOCO SYMPHONY Face Oil Elixir, created to replace your serum, night cream, eye cream, and day cream with one miracle product.

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Take Heart

1211 East 11th Street, Suite 100

With apparel, home goods, and jewelry, Take Heart is a one-stop shop for many shopping needs, but its skincare selection is incredible on its own. Customers can find relaxing and useful body tools such as gua sha and face and body brushes, plus bath soaks, healing salves, face masks, and more.

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Vetiver Skin Studio

2520 Longview Street, Suite 310

Pamper yourself and heal your skin with a treatment by esthetician Carrie Sexton. Vetiver Skin Studio offers facials, Celluma Pro LED Light Therapy, HydraFacials, and facial waxing. It carries its own line of naturally-derived products, including a facial oil, body oil, hydrating mist, and body scrub. You’ll also find the Botnia face collection.

Second Street Boutique

201 West 2nd Street

Second Street Boutique is ideal for those looking to shop local for international brands such as Kérastase, Dermalogica, and Mario Badescu. The store also carries apparel, accessories, and home goods, with perfectly giftable Austin-themed items for family and friends.

Esker Beauty

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Esker Beauty is for the entire body, not just the face. Based in Austin, the independent brand received national attention on The Today Show for its best-selling Body Plane tool, which gently exfoliates and purifies skin. With body oils, bath salts, skincare tools, and body washes, Esker Beauty brings out the best qualities in all skin.

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Sanara Skincare

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Inspired by her Latin American ancestors and personal healing journey, Rebekah Jansen launched Sanara Skincare to help others restore their own skin. Customers get a taste of everything with the TRANQUILA Collection Trial Pack. Each product incorporates ethically-sourced, plant-derived ingredients like bamboo, cupuaçu, and yerba maté to create luxurious and nourishing formulas.

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foy by Dr. Collins

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Dr. Kristina Collins, the board-certified dermatologist behind Austin Skin, launched foy to empower women to “nourish your skin and manifest your magic.” Hyaluronic acid, squalane, and Vitamin C are a few of the standout ingredients in the brand’s facial products. But foy is probably best known for its Vulva Treatment Oil and Puissance Vulva Serum, which were created to promote the health and well-being of external female genitalia.

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Blübiome Beauty

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Nature informs all things at Blübiome Beauty, a microbiome-friendly line of clean beauty products that aims to restore the skin’s natural balance. Free from parabens, synthetic chemicals, toxins, and fillers, even the most sensitive skin can soak up these incredible nutrients.

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Olive + M

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Olive oil is the star of the show at Olive + M, a plant-based skincare line made in Austin. Designed to give clients the ultimate glow, the signature Renew + Repair Face Oil is full of amino acids, antioxidants, omegas, and vitamins. The Shimmer + Glow Body Oil gives the skin sparkle and shine, and the Soothe + Protect Antioxidant Balm is a fast-absorbing moisturizing balm.

Sabia Apothecary

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Sabia Apothecary has been in the game since 1994, selling quality products by SkinCeuticals, Aesop, and Supergoop, among others. Beyond skincare, its website includes wellness goods such as tinctures, adaptogens, candles, and more.

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Raeka Beauty

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Raeka Beauty draws a significant influence from South Asian traditions, as a brand committed to sustainability and plant-derived ingredients. With the newly-launched Lather Down Cleanser and Quench Me Moisturizer, Raeka Beauty has terrific items to work into your roster. Bonus: The colorful packaging is eye-catching, making the items fun to display on your bathroom shelves.

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Folk Potions

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Raina Rose describes Folk Potions as “slow skincare.” Everything is made by hand in Austin through time-honored methods of plant healing. Folk Potions incorporates dried flowers, herbs, beeswax, and other plant-based elements into all of its products, from face oils to soaps to potion sets and beyond.