Over the years, we’ve given many independent beauty brands their very first press. We’re so proud of that. Our passion for discovering emerging brands in beauty and wellness is rivaled only by our own readers’ natural beauty prowess! We love to put excellent new products in the spotlight, especially those with meaningful missions – and we know our readers are just as obsessed.

Over the past few years, we’ve watched with excitement as the indie natural beauty industry has made it’s way front and center in the beauty world – from the go-bags of celeb makeup gurus to the snaps of top bloggers and the top shelves of retailers as diverse as Urban Outfitters and Net-A-Porter.

This coming week, the Indie Beauty Expo hits Los Angeles (the Expo launched in NYC) and we’re welcoming them with open arms. It’s the Expo’s first visit to La-la-land and we have a feeling they’re going to make a splash.

Beauty obsessees beware: over one hundred new and emerging brands will be gathered under one roof next week – all ready to sample and demo the heck out of you!

We’ll be shopping, sipping coconut water cocktails, and engaging with brands and makeup fiends from across California inside the event’s multitude of panels and workshops. Get the full schedule below and join us May 4 – 5 for the top beauty ticket of 2016.

Here are five of our team’s top natural product picks to shop the week of the festivities…

5 Must-Shop Brand at the Indie Beauty Expo L.A.

HAN Skin Care Cosmetics | These chubby, nutrient-rich cheek and lip tints add a brush of color with gentle fruit and veggie pigments. Coconut cream, shea butter and tea extracts nourish the skin to leave behind a healthy glow that lasts.


Odacite Serum Concentrates | Odacite’s huge line of serum concentrates have become cult classics almost over night. There is a concentrate for just about every type of skin. Composed of ingredients so natural you could eat them, these tiny bottles pack a powerful punch. Our favorites include the Acai-Rose for ageless skin, Jojoba-Lavender for flawless pores, and Wild Carrot for an ethereal glow.


Loli Beauty | This organic beauty subscription box is totally unique! DIY beauty regimens arrive to your doorstep monthly! Each box is curated by “beauty chefs” who pre-measure and package everything you need for all-natural beautifying at home. Totally addictive.


Shamanuti | This amazing activated charcoal cleanser detoxifies and revitalizes even the most sensitive skin. Although it’s gentle, it can also be used as a shaving cream and deodorizing body wash. Bonus points for versatility!


Vita Liberata | Self tanners are hit or miss, but this luxe line is all hit. These products are quick drying, long lasting, and designed to keep your skin nourished and hydrated for days. Best of all, they deliver a super-natural non-orange color that doesn’t wash away in a streaky mess. Our favorite self-tan!


Get Tickets + Join Us:

Join us for the first ever Indie Beauty Expo here in L.A. May 4th and 5th to meet and shop the best in new indie brands, including our natural favorites!

Exclusive TCM Reader offer: Tickets for TCM readers are available for just $25 using code TCM4INDIE.
VIP tickets are available at a reduced rate for readers too, including one of the best gift bag hauls ever!

This post is brought to you by Indie Beauty Expo, a platform to recognize, showcase and celebrate independent beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands.

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