Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Essential Skin Care Studio
The aesthetician behind Essential Skin Care Studio knows her stuff—she's got multiple certifications from the International Dermal Institute, an official certification in oncology aesthetics, and a keen knack for focusing in on specific skin issues. But the effectiveness of her Essential facials and waxing treatments isn't due to talent alone. Some of that credit belongs to the products themselves. Hailing from Colorado's own Tao Skin Care, the potions are vegan, organic, non-toxic, and stored in sustainably-farmed bottles. Tao used to be the only brand used at Essential Skin Care, but today complexions also bask in products by the Alps-based Dr. Spiller Pure SkinCare Solutions, a line driven by a holistic, nourishing philosophy. Whether it's an acne facial, a rosehip-hibiscus facial, or a signature Essential facial, it's dispatched with skill and quality serums.