Go the Distance
Some of the best beauty research no longer lives in the lab. Innovative companies, like Tarte High-Performance Naturals, are turning to remote corners of the earth to find botanicals and extracts that can withstand the toughest elements. What they're discovering is that some of these resilient, enriched properties, like clay from the Amazon River, can translate to similar cosmetic benefits, too. An extra bonus? Many of these companies are also working with the indigenous communities that harvest these ingredients to help them create financially- and ecologically-sustainable long-term plans.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliners, $18; tartecosmetics.com