Started in 2012
About the company Chicago makeup artist Susie Lee makes her all-natural products in small batches to assure high quality and freshness.
Must-have products Right now, the line consists of a lip balm ($15) and an organic body oil ($35).
Where to buy echovie.com and p.45 (1643 N Damen Ave, 773-862-4523)
Started in 2010
About the company Racheal Kash started making these vegan skin-care products in her Rogers Park kitchen. All the line�s products are free of parabens, sulfates, glycols, dyes and animal fats.
Must-have products Milk and Honey vegan body lotion ($20), White Icing sugar scrub melt bar ($10.50) and eye cream ($32). Plus, the line is launching a new face wash this spring.
Where to buy lulublossom.com
Started in 2011
About the company This Chicago-based organic line heavily focuses on products containing Moroccan argan oil. The oil offers many benefits for the hair and body, including the effective handling of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Must-have products Defend Argan Oil Moisturizer ($48), Blackberry & Argan Face & Body Polish ($28), Organic Headache Relief ($26).
Where to buy purelementnaturals.com
La Bella Figura
Started in 2011
About the company Many of the hair and body products in this local line are plant-based, and many of the ingredients come from small farms and co-ops around the world. Plus, the company uses recyclable glass packaging to preserve vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients in the products.
Must-have products Bio Active Purifying Mask ($60), La Curacio Lip Balm ($10), D�couverte Under Eye Repair Serum ($115)
Where to buy labellafigurabeauty.com and Indigo Studio (213 W Institute Pl, Suite 704, 312-664-0207)