Cousins and business partners Michelle and Lauren Verona hated the idea of buying beauty products that were touted as solutions for problematic skin but instead were very drying. Originally from Harrison and Carmel respectively, the two started their own brand, Original Skin, to share their knowledge about and passion for natural ingredients.
“We started formulating our products in 2015 purely out of desire for cleaner skincare. Once we started researching and creating formulas, we were blown away by the results and how great our skin looked and felt. All our skin really needs (and craves!) is pure ingredients right from Mother Nature,” says Michelle. A source of pride for the two is the ingredient list on their products: There are no chemicals or dyes to be ashamed of.
Based in White Plains, the Original Skin line is completely handcrafted and includes body (and belly) butter, facial balm, facial polish, coffee scrub, and a body oil. Products range from $4–$28. Original Skin can be purchased online (www.originalskinco.com) or can be found at occasional pop ups at Brushed Up: Nail Art Studio in White Plains.