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Female-Founded Favorites

Female-Founded Favorites
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Here at SkinStore, we believe in the power of women to change the beauty game, from innovative formulations to expanding inclusivity across ranges. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re placing our focus on brands founded by powerful women with a showcase of some of our favorite products.  

Sunday Riley 

Sunday Riley founded her namesake brand in 2009after noticing a lack of focus on “green technology” in the skin care industry. Today, the brand is dedicated to crafting effective products that visibly improve skin health.  

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment 1.7oz

This treatment can be used as a moisturizer, face mask or a brightening serum and works to smooth our fine lines and wrinkles, balance out uneven skin tones, visibly improve skin texture and defend against environmental toxins.


A beauty pioneer, Sylvie Chantecaille founded her brand in 1997. Chantecaille creates cosmetics and skin care made from pure botanicals, flowers, essential oils and vitamins. 

Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask - 50ml

This luxurious face mask works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to a blend of moisturizing and nourishing botanicals that firm and tighten the skin.  

Jan Marini 

Jan Marini founded her namesake brand in 1994 and the brand has since been committed to continuously innovating and improving the professional skin care market.  

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion

This lotion helps to rapidly clear existing acne lesions and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also works to resolve discoloration and helps the skin appear softer, smoother, more luminous and hydrated.


The founder and CEO of Naturopathica, Barbara Close, created a company committed to developing products that empower well-being with plant-based ingredients.  

Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream

Conditioning borage seed oils help soften while calendula extract soothes dry sensitive skin in this deeply moisturizing cream.  


Co-founded with her mom and sister, Tera Peterson started NuFace 16 years ago with the first at-home handheld microcurrent device that was cleared by the FDA.  

NuFACE Trinity + Trinity ELE Attachment Set (Worth $474)

This set transforms your skin care routine, providing a powerful system utilizing microcurrent technology that visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.  


Dr. Iris Rubin is the co-founder of SEEN haircare and a Harvard-trained dermatologist. Dr. Rubin’s personal experience of suffering breakouts from her hair products inspired the creation of the haircare brand.   

SEEN Blow Out Crème 150ml

This blow-out crème provides heat protection, frizz control and shine while making sure your hair is protected from UV rays and pollution. 


The founder of DERMAdoctor, Dr. Audrey Kunin created the brand to address common skin care concerns and provide hassle-free and highly effective treatments.  

DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Brightening Daily Cleanser 7.1 oz Tube

This daily cleanser is a cleanser, toner and makeup remover in one. It’s gentle, hydrating, soap-free and helps dissolve cosmetics, remove impurities. It leaves the skin feeling refreshed and looking radiant.  

Nurse Jamie 

Jamie Sherrill is a registered nurse and celebrity skin care advisor whose luxury skin care brand was one of the first to launch a range of facial massagers.  

Nurse Jamie Eyeonix System 

This compact yet powerful massaging beauty tool utilizes high frequency vibration to help revitalize the skin around your delicate eye area.  

RMS Beauty 

A makeup artist to the stars for decades, Rose-Marie Swift started RMS Beauty with a mission to create clean, high performing makeup that looks great both on and off screen  

RMS Beauty 'Un' Cover Up Cream Foundation

This cream foundation is formulated with organic cold centrifuged coconut oil and a targeted blend of oils and herbs that helps improve skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance.  

By Terry 

Terry de Gunzburg launched By Terry in 1998 based on the concept of bespoke beauty and using makeup to achieve a gorgeous glow.  

By Terry Baume de Rose Glowing Mask 50g

This mask works to uplift, brighten and purify your skin using a rich formula that changes from a gel to a foam. Charged with AHAs, it deeply cleanses the pores and removes any dead skin cells, dirt or leftover makeup.  

Elizabeth Arden 

Born Florence Nightingale Graham, Elizabeth Arden pioneered the creation of the “makeover” and created products that benefit the skin, rather than simply masking it.  

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Intensive Repair Daily Serum

This serum features a blend of idebenone and an exclusive arazine complex that helps protect and correct your skin’s appearance from signs of aging.  

Wander Beauty 

Co-founded by Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson, Wander Beauty creates effortless beauty essentials enriched with clean, globally sourced ingredients.  

Wander Beauty Do Not Disturb Overnight Repair Concentrate

This night repair cream helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. A 1% retinoid concentration provides impactful results while lavender oils help destress and wind down after a long day.  

Glasshouse Fragrances 

A leading brand in the Australian fragrance market, Glasshouse Fragrance was founded by Nicole Eckels who creates transformational scents that take you further than a fragrance.  

Glasshouse Fragrances Tales of Coney Island Candle 380g

Caramelized sugar mingles with fig and vanilla blossom to create a dreamland fragrance.  

NEST Fragrances 

Laura Slatkin founded NEST Fragrances and took a unique approach, blending notes of the familiar with the exotic and unexpected.  

NEST New York Bamboo Classic Candle 230g

Notes of flowering bamboo create a clean scent while white florals add a delicately feminine touch.  

Bloom and Blossom 

Sisters-in-law Julie Yule and Christina Moss founded Bloom and Blossom, looking to make skin care and wellness products full of real ingredients that help everyone feel good in their skin.   

Bloom and Blossom You Glow Girl Performance Body Oil 150ml

This body oil delivers a sheer, non-greasy veil of natural oils (argan, sweet almond and jojoba seed) to hydrate, tone and brighten your skin. 

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