Our Philosophy

Austin Street is a small home studio offering handcrafted, natural skincare rooted in beauty, connection, and care.

 
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Beauty

We believe we are made to pursue beauty, not as it is defined by often harmful cultural standards, but by upholding and affirming the inherent dignity and worth of every living thing, and people most of all.

Our intention is to meet and celebrate the individual needs of every complexion at each stage of life, providing the support and nourishment the skin requires to age gracefully and embrace the wisdom and beauty rewarded by maturity.

Pursuing beauty is not a denial of or attempt to outrun the aging process or correct perceived “flaws,” but a slow, gentle acceptance of your unique self and skin, a revealing of your inner radiance, a cultivation of character. We hope to encourage a shift away from the short-term convenience and quick fixes of harsh products and invasive procedures toward values that are kind, deep, and true.

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Connection

We believe in the value of self-care for the purpose of seeking balance and health so we may move toward those around us.

Over the years, our little business has supported this mission of service and connection by partnering with friends seeking to grow their families through adoption, neighbors struggling with expensive medical treatment, and a non-profit supporting grieving families in the midst of tragedy.

Quiet moments of care with beautiful botanical ingredients help center and calm the spirit, allowing us to be filled so we may pour out again. Whether you are weary and worn thin from motherhood, trauma, school, work, or the many burdens of the world, take a moment to care for yourself, breathe deeply, be refreshed, then continue to lean into the good work of connection.

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Care

We believe there’s an intimate connection between caring for self and caring for the natural world, and we can bring a bit of heaven to earth through sustainable, humane, harmonious practices.

It’s a true joy to partner with environmentally conscious suppliers who promote the health of the soil, water, and the farmers and workers who tend to them, through exceptional cultivation standards and ethical labor practices.

For us, encouraging environmental thoughtfulness begins with beautiful recyclable, reusable packaging, minimal promotional collateral, digital receipts rather than paper, and recycled materials. We practice dedicated creation-care in small ways at home by tending a pollinator garden and raising monarch butterflies as citizen scientists.