The Female Owned Beauty Brands To Get Behind This International Women's Day
International Women’s Day is here and though we, at AboutHer.com, celebrate women all year round, we’re highlighting all of the trailblazing women across a number of industries that are making a positive impact, be it in beauty, fashion, wellness, sci
We know how much some of you love beauty, hair and skincare, so what better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to indulge ourselves in some women owned brands?
We’ve rounded up the best brands in the industry, designed by women, for women: embracing the powerful, committed, and driven ladies who have made a name for themselves in the beauty industry.
Following a successful stint as a renowned cosmetologist, Sarah Chapman combined her passion for cosmetic science and beauty by launching her eponymous brand in 2008. Bringing with her over 20 years of experience, Sarah introduced the Skinesis range to combine the best of chemical and botanical science, creating an innovative, results-driven skincare range that will make your skin feel salon-style freshness in the comforts of your home.
OUAI Haircare by Jen Atkin
No stranger to the limelight, this celebrity-approved haircare brand has revolutionized the haircare industry with its minimalist approach. Founded by former Kardashian stylist Jen Atkins, the brand was born from an amalgamation of Atkin’s years of expertise as a celebrity hairstylist and her passion for creating easy-to-use hair products. From shampoos and conditioners to anti-frizz sheets, all OUAI products aim to revitalize strands with hydrolyzed keratin and are sulfate-free.
Thisworks by Kathy Philips
Think clean, cruelty-free, and organic wellness solutions that were developed keeping in mind our natural body clock, thisworks is the brainchild of ex-Vogue beauty editor Kathy Philips. With extensive in-depth knowledge on all things beauty combined with her love for wellness – especially yoga, Kathy set out to create a brand that reflected a gentler, more holistic way of living. A firm believer that good sleep is the secret to beautiful skin, Phillips placed a real emphasis on creating sleep-inducing beauty products that catapulted thisworks to become the world-renowned brand it is today.
Kate Somerville is the brand that celebrities turn to in order to obtain a glowing, youthful and healthy complexion. Her eponymous skincare line guarantees results and Somerville herself has often spoken out about her own experiences with eczema which drove her to begin her journey with finding the most effective ways to heal skin. Her Liquid ExfoliKate is a hit product amongst those with sensitive skin as it contains a gentle acid solution that refines pores and reveals a mighty glow – all without irritating your skin.
Pat McGrath Labs
Pat McGrath is by far the most influential makeup artist in the world, and it's no brainer that she has her own brand of high-quality makeup. Pat McGrath Labs is a billion dollar brand and loved by makeup artists and enthusiasts alike – and we can see why!
Pat’s makeup looks have been seen coming down high fashion runways, adorning the pages of magazines as she is an artist in her truest form but her mediums include glitter lips, molten metal eyelids, and sequined makeup looks. With her newest products selling out quicker than you can blink, if you manage to get your mitts on any, it’ll be totally worth it – especially her eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks and Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio.
In 2013, Iraqi – American beauty influencer, Huda Kattan, started her career as a Youtuber, blogger and makeup artist with all the hacks and today, in 2022, runs a billion dollar empire that spans across makeup, skincare, and fragrance – in a nutshell.
Beginning her brand with just eyelashes, her instantly viral products have made her brand highly coveted all over the world due to her accessibility to everyone. Her stunning eyeshadow palettes come in an array of finishes to be worn together, and of course, her liquid matte lipsticks are a makeup bag staple – and now vegan too!
This curated edit wouldn’t be complete without Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty. When Riri launched her own line of makeup, she set a new standard as she introduced her foundation in 40 shades – blowing competition out of the water. With inclusivity at the brand’s core, Fenty Beauty even paid attention to each skin shade’s undertone.
Ever since the brand became available, its lived up to its name and some of her most coveted products include the Diamond Bomb highlighters as the jelly-powder formula melts into skin and leaves behind a glittering glow.