Change of season is a great time to change up your beauty routine, and as we head into cold weather that can be hard on your skin and your hair take a look at some great beauty products by companies based right here in Boston. 

Living Proof Hair Care
Started by Dr. Bob Langer, MIT Institute Professor and world-renowned biotech inventor,and Jon Flint and Dr. Amir Nashat, partners in the international venture capital firm Polaris Venture Partners to  create new technologies that would offer women "proof in a bottle," rather than "hope in a bottle." They believe a product should keep its promises, that every day can be a good hair day, and that beauty and brains are the best formula.

MiniLuxe Nail Salons

Founded in 2007 MiniLuxe is a Needham based chain of nail and waxing salons dedicated to quality and customer service. Using their own signature line of polishes and products, each of the 7 locations is welcoming and unique. MiniLuxe obsesses over every detail of your experience because they know that if they're not at their best, they can't be the best for you. We've even got one in Coolidge Corner - so next time you visit head over there for a luxe pedicure!

First Aid Beauty - Skin Care

In 2009, Lilli Gordon launched First Aid Beauty (AKA FAB). Lilli, a beauty industry veteran, found herself surrounded by products that worked but felt like medicine, felt great but were not effective, or smelled wonderful but made her sensitive skin red and irritated. Lilli created First Aid Beauty to provide highly effective yet luxurious products that treat everyday beauty and skincare challenges

FAB products are free of harsh chemicals and known allergens, including parabens, phthalates, alcohol, fragrances and artificial dyes. The result is true first aid beauty and a collection of products that may be used safely by even the most sensitive skin types.

A Matter of Face - 425 Hanover St. Boston

Ok, so this one isn't a brand - but this cozy little beauty boutique in the North End is definitely one of a kind. They carry lots of natural and organic brands that are unique, effective, and hard to come by. A Matter of Face opened its’ doors in the spring of 2007. the shop is packed with a diverse selection of products that appeal to all the senses – colorful makeup, rich moisturizers and shaving products, sweet lip scrubs, aromatic candles and essential oils.