International Women’s Day — Support Indie Beauty Brands Founded & Run By Women

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and although shopping is generally discouraged by the organizers, we think you are welcome to support women and their business ventures. Shop small by supporting some of our favorite beauty brands founded and owned by women.

On this International Women’s Day, be a woman who supports another woman. These beauty brands have female founders and owners and we love their products and the message they stand for.

One In A Million Classic Polish

Tatcha has introduced the limited-edition One in a Million Collection, to support women’s education around the globe. Each full-size skincare purchase funds a day of school in partnership with Room to Read, which provides textbooks, classrooms, life skills coaching, mentorship and more. According to the brand, “The One in a Million collection celebrates the funding of one million days of school, commemorated with limited edition designed of the two most beloved Tatcha products: Luminous Dewy Skin Mist and Classic Rice Enzyme Powder.”


pūr~lisse x Look Good Feel Better ‘Skin Survival Kit’

Single mom and entrepreneur Jennifer Yen wants to give back, so her company pur~lisse created a bespoke kit valued at $214. One hundred percent of the Skin Survival Kit profits will go directly towards the amazing charity Look Good Feel Better, which helps women suffering from the effects of cancer.



Desert Essence Moringa Jojoba and Rose Hip Oil

Desert Essence is partner of Because I am a Girl. This program has reached 4 million girls to help transform their lives and communities by providing education and safe schools. Christine Allmer, Director of Marketing at Desert Essence, told us that the brand will donate 1% of gross wholesale sales on the following products: Organic Coconut & Jojoba Oil, Organic Coconut, Jojoba & Pure Coffee Oil, Moringa and Jojoba & Rose Hip Oil.



Camille Beckman Beauty Bath – Radiant and Renewing Bath Soak

This family-run personal care brand handmakes their products in small batches with natural ingredients. I also love their hand creams and the Cold & Cough Balm.



Tampon Tribe bag

Tampon Tribe Tampon Subscription

Tampon Tribe is a monthly tampon AND pad subscription service. For under $10 a month, you’ll get toxin free, plastic free, completely compostable products. For every subscription sold, and for every month thereafter you will provide a daily feminine hygiene pack to a homeless woman. A portion of proceeds will also benefit Girls INC. TODAY ONLY: 50% off with code WOMEN50.



CATRICE Vitamin Lip Treatment

CATRICE Cosmetics is launching their new e-comm site today and offering 25 percent off with the code WELCOME25. Founded by Christina Oster-Daum in 2004, the brand is now sold in 50 countries. It’s luxury-inspired makeup that is cruelty free and at a great price point.


MD’S PICK Aqua Moist Water Rubber Mask

Founded by two women, Glow Recipe curates natural, harsh-free beauty products and trends from Korea, making them accessible to women all over the world!



LOLA Tampons

We eat organic and use organic skincare, so why isn’t everyone using 100% organic cotton tampons?

$10 for 18


Butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss Frosted

Founded by women and now run by President Sarina Godin, their 8-free nail polishes are a cult favorite, and the brand has expanded into a full line of color cosmetics.



The Beachwaver

The Beachwaver is my FAVORITE curling iron of all time. It’s so easy and fast. Founder Sarah Potempa changed my life.



Ouai Clean Shampoo

Founded by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, this line has everything from shampoo and conditioner to dry shampoo to wave spray. Just follow Jen on Snapchat to see how hard she works!



Honest Company Essentails Bundle

Jessica Alba’s line has so many amazing beauty products, baby products and household must-haves that are safe and effective.



RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-up

Makeup artist Rose-Marie Smith created the natural RMS beauty line and has racked up a ton of celeb fans like Emma Watson, Zoe Saldana, Miranda Kerr, Demi Moore and Celine Dion, just to name a few. She is an advocate for women protecting themselves from the toxic chemicals found in products they use daily on their bodies. Read her website, which exposes some of the dangers of personal care products.



Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 Hour Tan Original Mousse

Cocoa Brown is a best-selling tanning range that is loved by Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian. Founded by business owner and Irish beauty editor Marissa Carter, Cocoa Brown sells 3 bottles per minute across Ireland and the UK, and is now available in the U.S.


Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo

This hydrating lip duo is my must-have this spring. 100% of net profits up to $25,000 benefit Bright Pink and breast cancer education programs. According to the bramd, “1 set helps empower 12 women with breast cancer prevention and early detection.” Kiehl’s will donate up to another $25,000 in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!



Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush & Illuminator Duo Stick

Co-founder and Creative Director Lindsay Ellingson is a model who has traveled the world and knows a little something about beauty. All of her products are for busy women on the go!




Drew Barrymore couldn’t be a nicer celeb, and she’s SO passionate about her Flower Beauty line. Bonus: everything is SO affordable and available nationwide at Walmart!



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Article’s Author:   Dory Larrabee-Zayas
Article Originally Published On:   Mar 8, 2017