We're Excited about These Product Discoveries from the Indie Beauty Expo


Wondering what new indie brands and products should be on your radar? You’re in luck! Recently, The Spa Insider stopped by the Indie Beauty Expo in search of cool new brands and products.

READ: #BeautyBoss: Jillian Wright, Founder of Indie Beauty Expo

Whether you’re into crystals, CBD, all-natural beauty, or looking for cutting-edge products, this guide has something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite discoveries from the show:

Shampoo Discovery: Nature Lab Tokyo Repair Shampoo


Tapping into the science of nature, the brand has infused its hair care with advanced botanical stem cell technology from globally sourced ingredients. This damage-ending shampoo strengthens and protects weak strands for virgin-like hair.


Crystal Charged Skincare Discovery: Aeos Enriching Moisturizer Pink


When you're drawn to the warm hues of pink, you instinctively recognize the desire to bring more kindness, caring, and love into your life. Pink formulations are enhanced with spagyric tinctures of fire opal, rose quartz, and rubellite to help replenish these pink qualities.


Hair Mask Discovery: ikoo Detox and Balance Thermal Treatment Mask


The combination of thermal effect and natural ingredients cleanses and refreshes from roots to tips. Try Detox and Balance made with blueberry, blackberry, and sea kelp extracts to detox hair from chemical treatments and rescue damaged hair.


Cleanser Discovery: First Salt After the Rain Solpy Salt Cleanser


Eco-friendly and preservative-free, this cleanser is 100% made in Korea with the highest-grade Gray or Topan Salt, considered the top 1% of salt in the world. Various Chinese herbal formulas remove dead skin cells gently and eliminate waste from skin without any skin irritation, making your skin feel sleek, smooth and moisturized.


Face Serum Discovery: LEYOS Radiant Revitalizing Face Serum


This face serum is supercharged with optimal ratios of essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, vitamins and antioxidants for supreme nourishment of the skin. Key ingredients include antioxidant-rich sea buckthorn seed oil, collagen-boosting green tea seed oil, and skin-rejuvenating pomegranate seed oil.


Moisturizer Discovery: Freedom Naturals Hydrating Botanical Moisturizer


Infused with powerful healing botanicals, this oil-free moisturizer is perfect for all skin types. Daily use helps provide hydration for a more radiant-looking complexion. This moisturizer is made with aloe vera and bioflavonoids for healthier-looking skin, while daisy, green tea and grapefruit extracts work together to help rejuvenate and maintain younger-looking skin. 


Crystal Charged Makeup Discovery: Aether Beauty Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette


A sustainably packaged palette with 12 shades infused with organic rose hip oil. Rose quartz powder helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and redness while illuminating the skin with light-reflective crystals.


CBD Discovery: Kiskanu Hemp CBD Face Oil


Kiskanu’s soothing and light CBD Face Oil will leave skin feeling silky smooth, while fighting aging and balancing natural skin oils. Kiskanu uses fine cold-pressed, virgin, organic oils including sunflower, argan, coconut, rose geranium and jojoba to deeply moisturize.


Nail Polish Remover Discovery: The Sign Tribe Remove and Chill


This moisturizing nail polish removal creme takes off nail polish without an unpleasant smell. It’s enriched with macadamia, almond, argan and sesame oil, vitamin E, and premium waxes.


Luxury Face Balm Discovery: Anda Super Nutrient Balm


Kerstin Florian debuted its new multi-benefit natural and organic collection for spa and retail at the Indie Beauty Show. This ultra-rich protective balm melts into skin, replenishing essential nutrients, moisture and suppleness for noticeable age-defying results.


Travel-Friendly Skincare Discovery: LaFlore Discovery Set


The LaFlore Discovery Set contains the complete LaFlore daily program in travel-friendly, TSA-approved sizes: Probiotic Cleanser, Probiotic Serum Concentrate, and Probiotic Daily Defense Moisturizer.


Sugar Scrub Discovery: Wine Country Botanicals Shea Butter Sugar Scrub


Inspired by wine country locations, Wine Country Botanical’s Shea Butter Sugar Scrubs moisturize and exfoliate with locally-sourced ingredients and therapeutic-quality essential oil blends.


Face Elixir Discovery: Beard and Lady Tansy Dew

Let your skin rest at night with this calming mix of blue tansy, jasmine and tea oil. Rumor has it that Cleopatra maintained her effervescent glow with this blue fountain of youth.


Body Oil Discovery: Marine + Vine: Tahitian Oil


Tahitian Oil (Radiant Monoi Body Oil) is a dry body oil that delivers a natural, nourishing and moisturizing blend of monoi with kukui, passion fruit, macadamia oils. It’s a summer experience in a bottle with an addictive bouquet of tiare blossom, frangipani, ylang-ylang, and vanilla. 


Facial Device Discovery: PMD Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device


This powerful cleansing device is made from ultra-hygienic silicone and uses 7,000 vibrations per minute to clean deeply and remove skin’s impurities.


On-the-Go Hand Scrub Discovery: Bonblissity Sweet & Single Candy Scrubs


These single-use, candy-wrapped solid scrubs are super handy in a pinch! There's no mess, no jars, and nothing else quite like them. Grab, unwrap, and massage onto skin with a touch of water.


Healing Discovery: Seaside Medical Post-Traumatic Response Gel


This lightweight, organic gel floods skin with a rush of high-impact antioxidants to quickly give it the defense it needs to heal within minutes. Post-Traumatic Response Gel is designed to restore skin’s vitality after minor trauma or cosmetic procedures, and protect it from environmental stressors.


Diamond TLC Discovery: Nadi Warrior II


Not only does this product utilize super-fine diamonds, but it’s also named after one of our favorite yoga positions. Developed with the world's leading micron diamond experts, Nadi was able to transfer cutting-edge concepts from bio-tech to skincare. Using super-fine diamonds as carrier vehicles, Warrior II delivers a consistent flow of hyaluronic acid deep within the skin while Total Lipid Complex (TLC) helps to replenish lost nutrients and supports a healthy skin barrier. The cream is lightweight, rapidly absorbing, and packs a powerful punch!


Organic Toner Discovery: Pretty AF Rose Quartz Toner


This ultra hydrating facial toner is vegan, organic, and cruelty-free. It’s infused with rose quartz’s energetic qualities to enhance love and beauty in your life.


Sweet Tooth Discovery: Sin-Min Cocochata Body Beverage


This activating moisturizer inspired by Horchata smells like dessert! A combination of cold-pressed organic virgin coconut oil and a light horchata blend of oils leaves your skin hydrated and smelling like heaven.


Unisex Clean Fragrance Discovery: Abbot Voyageurs


Voyageurs is a fresh and green unisex fragrance, inspired by the waters, grasses, trees and wild flowers of northern Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park. It’s made from the highest quality fine fragrance oils available, is 100% clean, safe non-toxic, cruelty-free, paraben-free and phthalate-free.


Powder Based Cleanser Discovery: Trisha Watson Organics Ultimate Bliss


Ultimate Bliss is a powder-based power cleanse created with fine milled rice powder, silica and rosehip powder. Rice powder is gently exfoliating and an old Japanese secret for smooth, soft, skin. Rice Powder is said to cleanse dirt and oil from pores, and balance the skin.


Face Mist Discovery: Céla Essential Face Mist

Cela Essential Face Mist

This smoothing and moisturizing spray energizes stressed skin with snow algae and hydrates with glycerin and aloe, leaving you feeling refreshed.


[Images courtesy of individual brands]


Lizzy Sherman is an award-winning digital content writer/editor. She has been a featured guest speaker at Cal State University Northridge, Digital LA and The National Association of Audience Marketing Professionals. When she's not writing, Lizzy enjoys yoga and playing guitar. Follow her on Instagram: @zillizy