British investment banker Sarah Vorbach was in search of products she could use to teach her two daughters about skincare. Her criteria were that the products look good, smell good, feel good, do good (for the environment) and work... well. Unable to find what she was looking for, Sarah founded Face Boutique in October 2007.
Available exclusively through Space.NK (which are about to be in Bloomingdale's stores), the line uses plant-derived ingredients like geranoil and clove oil (and does not use sulfates, parabens, or petrochemicals). If you have specific skin problems, you might want to turn to some bigger guns (or a dermatologist) on the skincare front, but for gentle products that fit into any regimen, Face Boutique is great. And the products have amazing, subtle scents — kind of like fancy herbal teas. How perfectly British.