Last month’s Indie Beauty Expo featured over 180 brands hailing from near and far — so you can imagine it’s quite the overwhelming feat to find the bazaar’s cream of the crop. From K-beauty brand Kocostar’s lip-plumping capsules and Kitsch‘s charming palm leaf shower caps and microfiber hair towels to new Canadian label Veriphy‘s high-performance vegan skincare powered by plant-based glycogen (a rejuvenating ingredient usually harvested from shellfish), there was no shortage of intriguing discoveries that we spotted at this year’s IBE.
Of course, that’s just the tip of the beauty iceberg — so in an effort to explore the two-day DTLA event (which took place in January at the California Market Center) with laser-like focus, we opted to base our IBE itinerary on Cali-based companies. (Let’s not even mention the boatload of samples we’ve yet to dive into at home.)
To see Uncover La’s top finds from the expo, click here.