11 Small Beauty Businesses We’re Proud to Support During the Pandemic

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Take the brand's quick and easy skin quiz, which asks you about favored ingredients, skin-care concerns, and sensitivities, and then pops out a glowy oil that's brewed just for you. (Or choose one of the pre-blended oils if all the options feel too overwhelming. ) It's as close as we can get to a customized facial or body treatment in a time of quarantine, and we have to say, these blends are so addictive that we almost don't miss going outside. (Almost.

Right now, the brand is offering free shipping on all orders, regardless of how much you spend, so it's a perfect time to pick one (or more) products up. © 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.

The beauty industry is no exception — larger retailers like Sephora and Ulta are doing their part to limit the spread of the virus and make this time easier on their customers and employees, but it's the small beauty brands that will need dedicated support to make it through this period.

It's currently offering free shipping on all orders over $50, and if you sign up for the brand's newsletter, you'll score a 15 percent off code.

Vegan skin- and hair-care brand Alder New York makes simple, sleek, and highly effective products, like its Everyday Face Moisturizer (pictured above), which contains vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, and its Fortifying Face Oil made with marula and squalane.

If you've yet to try anything from the brand, now would be a great time to pick something up, as its having a 30 percent off sitewide sale — plus, free shipping on domestic orders over $50. No code needed.

Ascribing to the theory that there's no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to skin care, customized clean beauty brand The Buff blends every single one of its facial and body oils *by hand*.

Founded by skin-care expert Charlotte Cho and her husband, the Korean beauty e-retailer has a multitude of sets at the ready, tailored by skin type and brimming with a variety of best-selling K-beauty brands you might not have had a chance to explore yet.

Consider one from Golde, like its Clean Green Anti-Pollution Superfood Face Mask made with certified-organic mango juice powder, marshmallow root extract, spirulina powder, and chlorella powder, all of which work together to nourish and brighten skin at the same time.

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, it announced it'd be working with Good360, an organization that helps companies donate excess products to charities instead of tossing them, to make a donation to nonprofits that are supporting families and individuals impacted by job loss.

Captain Blankenship is known for its ocean-inspired beauty products — the Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray, the Mermaid Dry Shampoo, and the Sailor Deep Blue Face Moisturizer, to name just a few favorites.

That means offering expertly curated items like organic bar soaps from Plant Apothecary, soothing incense and candle sets from Sunday Forever, and of course, all the beauty products you can shake a stick at.

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