Vert Beauty Blog

The Best Makeup for Winter
Old Man Winter is here, blowing his icy breath, bringing on chapped cheeks and dry lips. Have you made changes to your routine to protect your skin?Start by swapping out your daily sudsy cleanser for an oil or cream cleanser,...
Holiday Cheer Starts Early At Vert Beauty
It’s cooling off in Denver, finally! The holidays are quickly approaching so we’re spreading cheer a little early this month! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or shopping early for friends and loved ones, we’re excited to start getting into the...
Hero Ingredient: Pumpkin
Every month, we’ll talk about individual skincare ingredients, the hardworking heroes of our most beloved formulations and rituals. This month, we’ll spotlight the flavor of the season: pumpkin! It’s not just for pies, candles, and lattes. Pumpkin Benefits for Skin...
Change of Seasons at All Ages
It’s almost October. Slowly but surely, our skincare rituals and systems of care will shift and adjust along with the upcoming change of season. Here in Colorado, we have plenty of sun and warm days to come before the air...
Myths and Misconceptions in Green Beauty
We dreamed up Vert as a place where everyone and anyone could experience clean beauty: part of that experience is access to expertise on healthy ingredients (and adverse, toxic ingredients), cutting edge beauty innovation, and our own transformative encounters with...
Founder Stories: Laurel Skin
We asked Laurel Shaffer to share her wisdom around slow farmed beauty and the evolution from sommelier to skin-specific plant herbalist with her company, Laurel Skin.  Laurel: “I cultivated a strong and deep connection with plants during my childhood. Many...
Hero Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid
Every month, we’ll talk about individual skincare ingredients, the hardworking heroes of our most beloved formulations and rituals. This month, we’ll spotlight super-plumping skin-saver: hyaluronic acid! All About that Bounce Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found naturally in our skin...
Not Sure? Give It A Try With Our Minis
This month we’re throwing a nice little spotlight on our mini offerings: At Vert, we have a whole section dedicated to small sizes, for summer road tripping and travels, and of course, as a way to try new products before...
Founder Stories: Vintner's Daughter
We asked April Gargiulo to share her wisdom around nutritional skincare and the evolution from winemaker to crafter of cult-status products for her company, Vintner’s Daughter. April: “The biggest influence that coming from a winemaking background has provided to my...
Hero Ingredient: Vitamin C
Every month, we talk about individual skincare ingredients, the hardworking, cult-favorite heroes of our most beloved formulations and rituals. Introducing our next hero feature: Vitamin C! WE KNOW IT’S GOOD TO EAT—WHY IS IT GOOD IN SKINCARE? Vitamin C is...
Hero Ingredient: Vegan Collagen
Every month, we’ll talk about individual skincare ingredients, the hardworking heroes of our most beloved formulations and rituals. Introducing our next hero feature: vegan collagen! OKAY, WHAT IS IT? Collagen is a protein made from amino acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline,...
Founder Stories: Abbott NYC
We asked Michael Pass and Jose Alvarez—founders of Abbott NYC—to have a conversation about clean fragrance and capturing place through scent.  To me, the hallmark of Abbott is a connection to a sense of place. How do you begin to...
Camping Faves: What We Bring With Us & Where We Camp
Okay, we can finally say it: it’s SUMMER. It’s CAMPING SEASON. The road trips are planned. Here in Denver, the weather forecast has plunged us deep into a solid streak of 90+ degree weather, and we’re planning to get out...
4th of July Sale: A What-To-Get Roundup
Somehow, we’ve found ourselves in what feels like the heart of the summer. At Vert, we tend to adjust our routines based on our skin needs of the moment—and when it’s hot and dry like it is here in Colorado...
Hero Ingredient: Retinol
Every month, we’ll talk about individual skincare ingredients, the hardworking heroes of our most beloved formulations and rituals. Introducing our first hero feature: retinol!  FIRST, A PRIMER In 1971, a dermatologist discovered Tretinoin (or, Retinoic Acid) for the treatment of...
Founder Stories: Ilia
We asked Sarah Rose, Director of Education at ILIA, to give us the lowdown on natural, luminous everyday makeup—a hallmark of the brand’s philosophy and aesthetic.  If you’re curious about how to achieve a dewy, radiant glow, Sarah shares her...
Father's Day: Where To Start with Skincare
At the shop, we’re always fielding questions about where to start with a skincare routine. With Father’s Day right around the corner—it’s Sunday, June 20th, people!—it’s a good time for a refresh on men’s skincare routines and gender-neutral, must-have basics...
World Ocean & World Environment Day
One major factor of our product assessment—how we determine what brands we work with, and what makes it to the shelves of our shop—is how brands address earth-friendly packaging, practices, and formulations.  Sometimes, we see this in packaging materials, recycling,...
Always & Forever SPFs
At Vert, we always wear sunscreen, every day, every season. Come rain, cloud cover, or sunny days, these clean, reef-safe SPFs are our most-loved, and will be tried-and-true additions to your daily suncare routine.  When we research and source sun...
Memorial Day Sale
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and we’re celebrating the beginning of summer with a sale from May 27th-31st: in-store or online, we’re offering 20 percent off some of our favorite beauty brands, plus free shipping on purchases of $150...
Green Beauty: Why It's Important
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, what you put on your body is just as important as what you eat and how you take care of yourself: as the largest organ of the human body, skin is porous,...