Beauty Products That Are Inspired By Marfa Texas

November 13, 2015 | By | Comments (2)
Via Travel and Leisure

Via Travel and Leisure

Marfa, Texas, with a population of 1,981 and one traffic light, has been an unexpected nexus of contemporary art for decades. Now it’s added another rarefied pursuit: artisanal beauty and wellness products. Inspired by the high desert, these lines incorporate local ingredients into soaps, exfoliants, and moisturizers suited to life in West Texas and beyond.

El Cosmico:
Liz Lambert’s beloved hotel, where the rooms are trailers, yurts, tepees, and tents, is expanding into beauty. The ECPC Apothecary line, created with herbalist Erin Lee Smith, has (4) plant-based oils and balms to fight off dryness (from $35). Lambert also worked with New York–based D.S. & Durga on a (1) fragrance. With notes of pepper tree, sumac, and mesquite, it’s desert air in a bottle ($150).

Skin & Soul:
Suzi Gruschkus, the best massage therapist in town, makes (2) shea-butter lotions inspired by the Chihuahuan desert that target tension and respiratory problems. Book a healing massage to try them at her holistic center, or buy the products directlyFrom $24.

Marfa Medicinals:
Ylana Frydman produces lip balms in scents like grapefruit-geranium and peppermint-orange. Her (3) desert salve, made with local creosote, plus plantain, calendula, and lavender, helps heal cuts, scars, dry lips, and cacti-induced wounds. From $12.

This boutique stocks a number of Marfa-made products. Owner Susannah Lipsey recommends (5) Starling Brand’s emu facial oil for its ability to soothe dry skin ($65). For wilting hair, Jana La Brasca’s line, Dr. J, makes a Landlocked Sea Spray ($25) that provides beachy waves. And ANC Herbal Alchemy’s High Desert tincture ($25) combats mental fogginess brought on by high elevation.

Marfa Brand Soap:
What started as a hobby in Ginger Griffice‘s kitchen is now a full range of bars, including Ranch Road, inspired by the cult fragrance Terre d’Hermès. She also uses ingredients like Lapsang souchong tea and yucca root. $10.

This post originally appeared on travelandleisure.comBeauty Products Inspired by Marfa’s High Desert; Marisa Meltzer


  1. Monica Lavin

    These all sound so cool! I love how they are made from local ingredients. Thanks for the suggestions!

    November 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm
  2. Carol Richardson

    Would like to order some of your products

    November 14, 2015 at 5:51 pm

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