Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area. It’s curated by Kaarin Vembar, fashion and beauty writer, and co-host of the Pop Fashion podcast.
Instead of drinking your morning cup of coffee, rub it into your skin. This exfoliant bar contains fair trade coffee grounds and will promote soft skin. Cinnamon-coffee bar soap, $12. Be Clean. 52 O St. NW, #308.
The coco-mint flavor of this lip balm makes it feel like you are eating something sweet, while Vitamin E, coconut, and apricot oils keep your pout hydrated. Whiskey Ink & Lace lip balm, $6.50. Curated. 107 N Fairfax St., Alexandria. (703) 566-0177.
Nars’ Audacious lipstick line is known for long-lasting coverage and intense pigments. Nars Audacious lipstick in Charlotte, $32. Blue Mercury. 1427 P St. NW. (202) 238-0001.
These bamboo face wipes are marketed to men, but will help anyone quickly remove oil, grime, and dead surface skin. Ursa Major essential face wipes, $24. Wise Owl Club. 2010 18th St. NW. (202) 705-9425.
This hydrating product pulls double duty by beautifully staining lips and cheeks. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved, $36. Follain. 1309 5th St. NE.