These days, it seems as if most of our favorite goods are foreign made. But American ingenuity is actually alive and well, as we discovered when we scoured coast to coast in search of alluring, beauty-bolstering finds. From mascara to blue jeans, these homegrown wares flaunt American heritage and charm-and could use your support. And what better chance to buy USA-made than the anniversary of our country's independence? It's time to start celebrating!
Volume MascaraVolume Mascara
If you want great mascara, look to its original inventor: Maybelline. Founded in 1915 by a chemist, the New York-based business is now the number one cosmetic company in America. $8.15, Maybelline.com.
Yes to CarrotsYes to Carrots
This relatively new company, which has quickly become a skincare sensation, operates right out of San Francisco, and uses natural ingredients-like carrots, soy beans and avocado oil-that are cultivated around the U.S. $8.99; YestoCarrots.com.
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