female founded brands
Long before ‘clean beauty’ became a buzz word, Jane Iredale saw first-hand how conventional makeup undermined skin health and set out to make a change.
As a casting director and producer, Jane worked closely with actors struggling with problem skin exacerbated by heavy stage makeup and wondered, “Why can’t makeup be good for the skin?” With a single product, she revolutionized the beauty industry.
Formulated with nourishing and protective ingredients like Pomegranate and Algae Extracts, Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder was immediately embraced by skin professionals. Dermatologists and plastics surgeons praised its ability to soothe, cover and protect, and patients loved that it didn’t feel like makeup. Free of known irritants and, perhaps more importantly, carefully crafted with skin-boosting ingredients, Amazing Base helped restore and protect skin without sacrificing performance.
Today, The Skincare Makeup boasts dozens of skin-loving beauty solutions for all skin types and remains headquartered in rural Massachusetts, surrounded by the organic farms and gardens that feed Jane’s spirit and her work. We continue to be guided by the simple premise that makeup should look good, feel good and be good for the skin.
So, if you’ve ever asked the question, “Why can’t makeup be good for the skin?” The answer is simple. With jane iredale, it can.
Jan Marini, founder of Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc., is one of the most respected names in professional skin care – having founded the professionally dispensed market with MD Formulations / MD Forte followed by the founding of Jan Marini Skin Research in 1994.
Since that time, she has formed associations with some of the world's leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting edge solutions to today's most common skin concerns, including a host of technological firsts and has been awarded numerous patents. In 2019 Jan was recognized as one of the top 20 Innovators in the Aesthetic space by NewBeauty Magazine.
Jan has been frequently featured on television and in print media. Her extensive knowledge and status has made her a sought after speaker at events and conferences including presenting at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, The UCSF Plastic Surgery Alumni Conference and The Dermatology Nurses Association.
Jane Wurwand is an innovative business visionary, author, and small business supporter whose advocacy has earned her a platform at The United Nations, The White House, and at speaking engagements worldwide. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute, game-changing brands that revolutionized the professional skin care industry. Today, Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin professionals worldwide, known for its #1 selling powder exfoliant and training more than 100,000 skin therapists per year.
Wurwand also established FOUND/LA, a non-profit dedicated to supporting local entreprenuers to help them build their business, purpose and community. FOUND/LA offers funding, mentorship, unique incubator programs and educational resources for entrepreneurs who have been underserved or overlooked by traditional systems.
In 2021, Wurwand released the book Skin in the Game: Everything You Need is Already Inside You (Harper Collins Leadership), which chronicles how she’s been able to find authenticity, seize her potential, and live her biggest life — as well as how that can be achieved by others. The book’s message is one of resilience, never shrinking yourself, and always finding your “why”.
Wurwand’s expertise is frequently sought by the media, including Bloomberg, MSNBC, Inc, Entrepeneur, Sky News, People magazine, NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast, and The Telegraph United Kingdom, among many others. President Obama appointed Wurwand a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, one of a prestigious group of America’s top entrepreneurs who helped develop the next generation of entrepreneurs, both at home and abroad.
Deborah Lippmann is the go-to celebrity manicurist for the most fashionable magazines and renowned fashion houses from Vogue, InStyle, W, Vanity Fair and Elle to Donna Karan, Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez, Marchesa and Versace to name a few. After years of experience in the industry, her eponymous line of lacquers and treatments for nails, hands and feet is as coveted as her incredible talent.
Working closely with some of the biggest names among celebrities, editors, fashion designers and models, Deborah quickly identified the need for a diverse range of nail colors and luxury care products, which was missing in the market. It was at that moment that Deborah set out to create her own line of high-quality nail lacquers and treatments with her unique fashion point of view.
Deborah Lippmann award-winning products are frequently featured in top magazines, spotted backstage at fashion shows and adorn the world’s most notable women. Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger and Penelope Cruz were all manicured by Deborah and wore her nail colors when they accepted their Oscars. In 2010, Deborah was honored as Nail Visionary at Cosmoprof Worldwide, the beauty industry’s most respected trade show – her authority in Nail was undeniably established.
A Sister-owned Professional Luxurious French Skincare Brand. 6,000 Spa Partners + Training Centers Worldwide.
Disruptors of the skincare industry since 1954, The Mühlethaler family chose natural plant-based ingredients versus chemical and synthetic elements (commonplace at the time) to create extraordinary products. They pioneered the use of aromatherapy in beauty products through the power of nature with results-driven expert formulas; a commitment to authenticity and simplicity that remains true to the brand.
In 2010, Catherine and Francoise Mühlethaler developed the new face of Yon-Ka Paris, recognized world-wide with their signature collection: The Anti-Aging System, consisting of the Defense Range, Corrective Range, and Age Exception Range to treat skin through every stage of life, while other beauty brands cherry-pick skin ailments, the Yon-Ka Paris luxury brand addresses a bevy of skin issues consumers face, with subsequent personalized products: the Specifics Collection, Essentials, Body, Sun, and Men’s skincare lines.
The Unlethal Motto: “If you believe in something, do it!”