We'll happily traverseВ the aisles of SephoraВ or UltaВ any day of the week. BirchboxВ will always be our go-to for its super-savvy community of reviewers and impeccable product recommendations. And nothing makes our hearts sing like finding aВ random, totally amazing new productВ on Amazon.
But while we love our old standbys, something is thrilling about finding a smaller online boutique with an expertly curated array of brands.В More often than not, these sites peddle the indie and natural brands we love as well as niche, new-to-us items we're dying to try. Take it from us:В It's never been a better time to shop beauty online.
So as tempted as we are to keep our favorite online haunts on the DL (more for us!), weВ know it's only right to share the love.В Mark our words: These under-the-radar online boutiques are about to seriously elevateВ your beauty shopping game.Byrdie
Why you'll love it: Clean beauty is Credo's MO:В The site promises only to stock products that are free from harmful ingredients and animal byproducts, as well as animal testing. There's even a section of the siteВ completely devoted to helping you decode ingredients in your skincare, haircare, and makeup products, along withВ recommendations forВ clean swaps toВ replace your existing products.
Live in NYC or SF?В Lucky you-Credo has brick-and-mortar stores in both cities.
What to buy: Credo's array of natural makeup is top-notch-as always, we have to recommend everything RMS Beauty, especially the brand's universally flattering Master MixerВ ($38).ByrdieВ
Why you'll love it:В Like Credo, LeVertВ emphasizes all-natural, synthetic-free formulas-all beautifully presented on anВ exceptionally well-designed site.
What to buy:В If you're still relatively new to green beauty, then S.W. BasicsВ is the perfect initiation: The brand's affordable formulas get serious results, all with ingredient lists that you could count on one hand. To level up, your next step might be hair, and you can count on Rahua's gorgeously scentedВ products to keep your locks on lock. And if you're feeling extra advanced, you might brave a natural deodorant-and for that, we can't recommend Agent NateurВ ($21) enough.Byrdie
Why you'll love it:В When it comes to blurring the line between beauty and wellness, CAP's impeccably curated selection of products can't be beaten. In the NYC-based boutique and spa, superfood herbal blends sit alongsideВ must-have skincare formulas and crystal-infused chocolate-all of which you can browse online, natch. Plus, CAPВ routinely collaborates with beloved wellness brands like Sun PotionВ and influencers like Hannah Bronfman.
What to buy:В You can't miss the store's small but mighty selection of self-brandedВ items-especially the irresistibly creamy coconut butterВ ($28). Or (and?) tap into some Icelandic beauty secrets with the ethereally gorgeous brand Hannes DГіttir. (We're particularly smitten with the mineral-fortified Seamasque, $95.) Finally, show your mane some TLC with La Tierra Sagrada,В which peddles small-batch ayahuasca-infused formulas that act asВ "hair medicine."Byrdie
Why you'll love it:В This beloved L.A. beauty destination has a kick-ass websiteВ to back it up, featuring a seriously extensive selection of the best natural beauty brands money can buy. (And FWIW, there are alsoВ two Detox Market locations in Toronto!)
Sign up for the site's rewards program to get points on everything you buy (and every review you post), which can be redeemed as cash for future purchases.В
What to buy:В If you haven't tried any products from OdacitГ© yet, now is the time to start: The brand combines the luxuriousness of French skincare with an L.A. approach to ingredients, and we're huge fans of the all-natural formulas. (We have our eye on the brand-new probiotic-infused Synergie Mask, $59.) On the subject of masks, CocovГt's charcoal and clay formulaВ ($38) deep-cleans our pores like little else. And for when your hair needs a boost too, Josh Rosebrook'sВ volumizing sprayВ ($24) uses a scalp-soothing herbal blend to get the job done.RMS Beauty Master Mixer $38ShopS.W. Basics Cleanser $22ShopAgent Nateur Holi(stick) Deodorant $21ShopRahua Shampoo $34ShopCAP Beauty Coconut Butter $28ShopHannes DГіttir Seamasque $95ShopLa Tierra Sagrada Salt Spray $30ShopOdacitГ© Synergie Immediate Skin-Perfecting Masque $59ShopCocovГt Coconut Charcoal Mask $38ShopJosh Rosebrook Lift $24Shop
Make sure you get these must-know indie brandsВ on your radar, too.