Don’t let its cutesy packaging deceive you—Jana Blankenship’s organic beauty brand is as potent as it is pretty. Though based in the Hudson Valley, even city dwellers can’t get enough of the brand’s cult favorite wares like the Mermaid Dry Shampoo and Aloe & Rose Toner.
Hudson Made New York
Beard and Shave bar soaps, pre-shave oil, and embossed shave brushes make Hudson Made New York a mecca for the well-groomed man, but the Apothecary Rose Soap and Rosehip seed-infused face oil offer something for ladies as well.
Mark Veeder and Robert Beyfuss bring scientific technology and farm-fresh ingredients to all things skincare—from coconut gel masks to gentle cleansing oils.
While Upstate Stock is home to many a Hudson Valley essential—fingerless gloves, classic leather belts, and cozy flannels, natch—the brand’s musky candles, colognes, and bath salts are perfect for the city as well.
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This small-batch skincare company is known for its vegan lip balms, natural perfumes and deodorants, and plant-based insect repellent essential for Upstate.
Hudson Valley Skincare
Developed by former pharmacist Glenn Arpino and cosmetics formulator Cathie Arpino, Hudson Valley Skincare combines 40 years of industry experience with all-natural ingredients harvested from neighboring businesses. The brand’s Organic Jojoba Oil and Grateful Hippy Patchouli Soap make for especially memorable souvenirs.
Field Apothecary & Harb Farm
Tinctures, extracts, salves, and lip balms—this Germantown-based herb farm is a one-stop-shop for beauty from the inside out.