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Here at The Women’s Journal, you know how much we love supporting female-founded or female-led brands which is why we want to give you the low-down on our favourite women-owned beauty brands to support right now.

We’ve also rounded up our favourite women-owned haircare brands to support.

Women-Owned Beauty Brands To Support

The Beauty Chef by Carla Oates

The Beauty Chef Founder Carla Oates

You know the saying skincare first, makeup second? Well we also strongly believe that nutrition and wellness should come first, and skincare second. When it comes to beauty, skincare, makeup and wellness all work hand in hand. Carla Oates founded The Beauty Chef in 2009 following her own struggles with gut health issues and allergies. She worked on a range of Inner Beauty products which consists of powder supplements aimed at addressing different concerns: from ageing, to dull skin, dry skin or acne. That explains why The Beauty Chef is top of the list of our favourite women-owned beauty brands to support right now.

The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Essential | £45

Summer Fridays by Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Ireland

Summer Fridays Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Ireland

Having started out as influencers, Marianna and Lauren spent years testing beauty products and becoming beauty pros before launching Summer Fridays out of a desire to have products that ticked all the boxes: clean ingredients, cruelty-free, effective and with beautiful packaging. Their sell-out product Jet Lag mask has quickly become a cult favourite with many new products following suit.

Jet Lag Mask Summer Fridays | £24

Supergoop by Holly Thaggard

Supergoop Founder Holly Thaggard

A former school teacher, Holly launched Supergoop after bringing in SPF pumps into her Texan classroom to help better protect her students against harmful UV rays. She aims to raise awareness of skin cancer and the importance of wearing sunscreen every single day. Setting out to change how people viewed sunscreen, she launched Supergoop products to be non-sticky, easy to apply. With regular new cult products which include skincare, makeup and even products for toddlers and babies, the brand keeps on going from strength to strength.

Supergoop Glow Screen | from £15

Beauty Pie by Marcia Kilgore

Beauty Pie Founder Marcia Kilgore

Beauty Pie is a new concept which has made real waves in the beauty industry over the last couples of years. Essentially acting as a Buyers Club for luxury beauty products ranging from skincare, to makeup, accessories and even perfumes and candles, you pay a monthly fee which gives you access to serious discounts. Formulated by experts, the products really deliver results and can save you some serious cash. Plus, we love that memberships can be cancelled at any time and that all the packaging is so aesthetically pleasing! No wonder Beauty Pie has made its way onto our list of women-owned businesses to support right now.

Click here to find out more about how it all works.

Beauty Pie Super Retinol 1% Eye Cream | £13 with membership/ £60 without

Gisou by Negin Mirsalehi

Gisou Founder Negin Mirsalehi

The story of Gisou starts all the way back in 1972. Coming from 6 generations of beekeepers, Negin grew up around bees and learning all about the powers of honey. With a father who was a beekeeper and a mother who was a hairdresser, it seems everything fell into place for Negin to finally launch Gisou in 2013 after years of experimenting. Launching first with the Honey Infused Hair Oil which quickly became a cult favourite, the brand now counts a wide range of haircare and skincare products.

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil | from £19


  • Violette Kraemer

    Violette is the co-founder of The Women’s Journal and Marketing Director with a penchant for editorial work particularly in Health & Wellness, Beauty and Fashion. She has nearly 10 years of Marketing & PR experience in industries varying from arts to fashion, events, weddings and beauty.

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