Seriously: Etsy Is the Beauty Destination You Didn't Know You Needed
Was it Walt Disney who said if you can dream it, you can do it? Regardless, there is perhaps no better modern manifestation of this bold declaration than the giant online marketplace known as Etsy. After all, where else can you turn your passion for making décor out of old, forgotten dolls into a burgeoning business or find products like this frightening teddy bear with teeth? For beauty in particular, Etsy offers a welcome break from the tried-and-true products everyone knows. Instead, it houses mystical-sounding beauty products like mermaid masks and black-magic cleansers that look just as intriguing as they sound. After all, Etsy was the birthplace of the rainbow highlighter that broke the internet.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most wondrous beauty products in this category for your viewing (and perhaps purchasing) pleasure. Keep scrolling to see them all!
Miss Violet Lace Unicorn Sparkle Shimmer Water ($30)
Miss Violet Lace’s Etsy shop is filled with eye-catching, exquisite body- and skincare products boasting natural and vegan ingredients. This pale purple “unicorn water” is coloured with purple carrot extract while jasmine extract and hydrating glycerin give your skin a luminous sheen wherever you apply.
Fat and the Moon Mermaid Mask ($22)
This lavender essential–infused mask is handmade with Irish moss, honey powder, rhassoul clay, and aloe vera powder to give your skin a treat. Plus, you can use it all over your body and even hair—just mix with a few tablespoons of hot water and massage it wherever you please. User Melissa Elaine says, “I use it after [to] dry out nasty breakouts, and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and soft.”
French Girl Organics Facial Polish Rose du Jardin ($52)
We’ve watched French Girl Organics make its way from indie Etsy darling to beauty editor favourite, and we couldn’t be happier. Aside from the stunning, begging-to-be-Instagrammed packaging, we love that every product boasts gentle, natural ingredients. This finely milled exfoliator is made with brown rice powder and white clay to polish your complexion and leave it clean, bright, and glowing. Plus, it smells like roses.
Two Blooms Rescue Aromatherapy Roll On ($32)
Canadian Etsy brand Two Blooms claim to create “plant-based happiness,” and we can’t help but agree. Its shop boasts an assortment of fragrant candles and body products, but we’re especially intrigued by this aromatherapy oil made specifically for headaches and allergies. Two Blooms’ proprietary blend melds mint, lavender, and more essential oils with a coconut oil base for a stimulating, invigorating purse staple.
The Black Sheep Soap Co Lavender Swirl ($9)
You won’t find prettier handmade soaps on Etsy than the ones from Black Sheep Co.—we guarantee it. From rose (infused with real rose petals) to eucalyptus spearmint to lavender, all of these California-born soaps are infused with fragrant-smelling essential oils that make any bathroom feel fancier in an instant.
Herb and Root Princess of Nerola Bath Oil ($27)
We love all of Austin-based Etsy shop Herb and Root’s fragrant oils, but its body oils, in particular, have a cult following on Etsy. Pour this flowery, slightly spicy oil into your bath for a spa experience in your own home, or just slather it on from head to toe; the sweet almond oil will make your skin silky-soft.
GloryBoon Mermaid Lagoon Highlighter Cream Makeup ($38)
The 5000 positive reviews don’t lie: This cream highlighter is truly magical. User Katrina W says, “I’m not really a big fan of contouring, but this highlighter is so easy to use and so pretty without being overly sparkly,” while Jasmine Diaz proclaims, “The colours are beautiful, and it really is unlike any other highlighter I’ve had.” We’ll take 10, thanks.
Next up: 10 Etsy products that make great gifts.