Female-Founded Brands to Shop This Month
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Founded by Kendra Kolb Butler, Alpyn Beauty is a truly unique brand in the luxury skincare space in that it actually sources wildcraft ingredients from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. With natural but active formulas at the heart of this one-year-old brand, Alpyn just made serious moves into SEPHORA.
The bestseller, PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer, now comes in a limited-edition Wyoming-themed package. What's more, the brand has teamed up with 1% For the Planet to donate one percent of all brand revenue to Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
Marla Beck founded Bluemercury 20 years ago and continues to still lead the brand as CEO. What's more, she's also co-founded M-61 Laboratories as well as Lune+Aster Cosmetics. Today, M-61's PowerGlow Peel sells one every five seconds.
And to show support for Interanational Women's Day, Lune+Aster just dropped a new shade, Champion, to their Vitamin C + E Lip Gloss Collection and made a donation to The Malala Fund.
You may know her as your dream childhood BFF, but today Danielle Fishel is leading the charge in the clean haircare space. Her newely released brand Be Free by Danielle Fishel is formulated without all the nasties such as sodium chloride, sulfates, phosphates, gluten, parabens, phthalates, or fragrance.
Today, Be Free by Danielle Fishel boasts three products that are cruelty-free, vegan, eco-friendly and utilize safer, better-for-you ingredients.
Kirsten Carriol's first job in beauty wasn't launching her own brand, Lano, but rather, a long career career in beauty PR. But after realizing she didn't like a lot of the messaging of the beauty industry, she decided to turn to her roots and develop a natural lanolin range. She started with one product for the lips and grew from there.
Now, Lano has products for lips, face, and body. And Kirsten isn't stopping there—the brand is only expanding with each new launch.
In 2015, Tatcha was named the #2 fastest-growing privately owned company in the U.S. led by a woman by Inc. Magazine, so you know founder Victoria Tsai knows what she's doing. The Harvard Business School grad developed acute dermatitis and thus became aware of the importance of ingredients in products. From there, she launched Tatcha, which boasts tried-and-true Japanese ingredients with top-tier science.
To date, the brand has donated more than 3 million days to Room to Read's Girls' Education Program, which provides a day of education to girls in need.
Charlotte Tilbury's career as makeup artist exploded in the '90s when she worked at some of the top fashion magazines and models (we're talking Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss) as well as runways of London, Paris, and Milan. From there, Charlotte took her motto of “Give everyone the right make-up, and they can conquer the world!” and brought it to her very own cosmetics brand.
Since it's launch Charlotte Tilbury Beauty has won 180+ global industry awards and isn't slowing down anytime soon. The cult-classic PIllow Talk lipstick has taken on a new form with a line of makeup created based on the universally flatter pink hue.
As an expert in the beauty field thanks to her beauty publicist background, Emily Parr had tried everything to cleanse her skin properly after her extensive workouts and training sessions. And nothing seemed to do the trick. Once she realized there was a major blank space in the world of face wash, Emily did her due diligence and decided to give the neglected category as much care and attention as serums, creams, and the like had been given.
Thus came HoliFrog and the set of four cleansers set to revolutionize how you wash your face based on your ever-changing lifestyle and routine.
Huda Kattan has already established herself as a major player in the beauty industry. As she grew her following on her blog and social media, Huda saw a need not only in the beauty space but also in the skincare space. With her debut skincare brand, Wishful, Huda launched simple but effective products that tackle some of the biggest skin concerns: adult acne, scarring, and pigmentation.
The first product in the line, the Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, utilizes pineapple and papaya enzymes as well as AHA and BHAs to get the job done.
The magic of MUTHA goes beyond the 100 percent natural origin ingredients and paraben-, petroleum-, phthalate-, and sulfate-free formula. The brand is based on the passion of founder, Hope Smith, who felt inspired duirng her own pregnancy to craft a product that cares for a mother's changing body.
Hope couldn’t find a product to help prevent stretch marks and help her feel confident and strong, so she took matters into her own hands and created one. Today, the brand is known across social media for its standout purple packaging. And they're partnering with International Medical Corps to donate five percent of all sales of MUTHA to midwife and nurse education programs.
"With less, you are more," is the philosophy lilah b. founder, Cheryl Yannotti Foland, uses in her everyday life as well as to drive her business. After deciding to move to the West Coast and give up her fast-paced life, Cheryl sought to make the world of color cosmetics simpler.
She aimed to create multi-purpose products that were streamlined, high quality, and better for you. With gluten-, paraben-, phthalate-, sulfate-, and synthetic fragrance-free formulas, lilah b. products are all about embracing the minimal life and Cheryl is one to lead by example.
After selling 6K Dermaflash treatments in her med-spa in just five years, Dara Levy realized she was onto something: women crave an at-home option for dermaplaning. Thus formed the idea for the beauty tool of the same name. The device, which removes the oldest layer of dead skin cells as well as peach fuzz, provides women with an in-home way to take their beauty treatments into their own hands.
Today Dermaflash has several iterations, has been used on celebs prior to the red carpet, and is in Nordstroms nationwide. Talk about disrupting the beauty tool space in just a few years.