Women-Run Beauty Brands
The cosmetics industry has been a breeding ground for female entrepreneurs in the last few years. From Kylie’s Lip Kit to influencers-turned-entrepreneurs, female-run beauty brands are constantly popping up, especially organic companies. Passionate about the quality of what goes on our bodies, these female-backed brands are leading the next generation of beauty.
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While practicing law full time, Suzanne LeRoux decided to turn her passion project into a full-blown career. Having formally studied aromatherapy, integrative herbology, holistic nutrition and cosmetic chemistry, it’s no wonder LeRoux was able to create her skin care line using the best all-natural ingredients. From shampoos to makeup, each product is packed with potent natural ingredients like seaweed and marigold. Her commitment to health and wellness promotes a holistic approach to beauty.
College student Danielle Bahi was tired of the cosmetics industry wrongly categorizing women of color and decided to take matters into her own hands. Her cruelty-free, vegan skin care line was launched in Bahi’s dorm room with the mission of creating a new standard for the beauty industry. Products include clay masks and toner using natural ingredients. The high-end but reasonable brand is as much about being environmentally conscious as it is about inclusivity.
Rose Marie Swift was a renowned makeup artist for more than 35 years when she learned her blood contained toxic levels of metals, including aluminum, barium and mercury. To improve her health, she removed certain products from her beauty routine and created her own line of organic, toxin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, soyfree and nano-free cosmetic line. An advocate for women protecting themselves against the harmful ingredients found in many beauty products, Swift founded beautytruth.com to dispel beauty myths and expose dangers with personal care products.
Founded by supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics has become one of the top organic skin care brands since its launch in 2009. The award-winning line of exfoliators, masks, moisturizers and more can be found worldwide at more than 2,500 stores. Along with a team of microbiologists and organic chemists, Kerr spent three years developing the highly sought-after skin care products. Who says models can’t be brainy and beautiful?
The eponymous skincare brand Tata Harper was founded after Harper’s stepfather was diagnosed with skin cancer. Doctors urged her family to read the product labels of what they were putting on their skin, and her research found some of her favorite products included tire lubricants! Unable to find skin care that met her standard of purity and efficacy, she founded her own organic, all-natural brand and has been named queen of the green beauty movement.