5 Female Founded Brands You Need to Know About
To celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women we’re bringing you our ‘International Women’s Day’ box in March.
This box has 5 beauty treats from female-founded and co-founded businesses.
We’ve curated an exciting skincare and makeup lineup, featuring Nip + Fab, Aromatherapy Associates, Vitamasques, Code Beauty and Kri Skincare.
Worth over £55 March’s box includes 3 full-size and 2 travel-sized products.
There’s still time to purchase a March Pip Box as well as all our previous boxes…
Nip + Fab Vitamin C Fix Cleanser (RRP £7)
Founded by London based beauty entrepreneur, Maria Hatzistefanis, Nip + Fab is an innovative beauty brand. Their range of beauty products provide targeted and effective results with ranges including Refresh and Renew, Exfoliate and Purify and Hydrate and Plump. The Vitamin C Fix Cleanser inside your March box is from their Brighten, Refresh and Glow range.
Maria started her career as a beauty writer before moving to New York where she received an MBA from the Columbia Business School. After a stint in corporate finance she followed her passion and instinct for beauty by founding Rodial in 1999. Her ground-breaking skincare group provides treatments for targeted and specific skin concerns.
The gentle daily use cleanser in your March box is suitable for all skin types, it helps to protect skin from environmental pollutants to reveal clearer, brighter skin.
We recommended gently massaging into damp skin, avoiding the delicate eye area and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Aromatherapy Associates De Stress Muscle Gel (RRP £12.95)
The beauty world is today remembering Geraldine Howard, the inspirational co-founder of Aromatherapy Associates who died in 2016 aged 63. Geraldine cited her greatest achievement as “seeing the incredible results that essential oils had both on the quality of the skin and on the way people felt” and this is reflected in her brand.
Aromatherapy Associates’ bestselling soothing muscle gel helps to cool inflamed muscles before imparting a deep, comforting warmth. Invigorating Black Pepper and warming Ginger are the perfect antidote to an intense workout or a demanding day leaving muscles soothed and relaxed.
Black Pepper Essential Oil is a powerful circulatory stimulant which helps to ease muscular aches and pains. Chinese Ginger Essential Oil warms muscles and joints whilst boosting circulation. Rosemary stimulates digestion and improves circulation. Aiding with clarity of thought, it is also a detoxifying essential oil for effective relief of muscular aches and pains.
Massage a generous squeeze of this therapeutic gel directly over aching muscles and joints twice daily. Use before or after exercise and to promote circulation during periods of inactivity.
Therapist Tip: If you suffer with tension headaches, apply muscle gel to the back of your neck at work or on the go.
Kri Skincare Vitamin C and Bakuchoil Face Oil (RRP £12)
All products in the Kri Skincare range are handmade by founder Rupa Wincell. Born out of a desire to be more conscious of what she put on her skin Rupa launched Kri Skincare. All their products are minimalist, clean, biodegradable, and vegan. They’re passionate about the quality, purity and efficacy of ingredients used in their products. By combining science with nature, they created high-performance products that deliver on their promise.
The Vitamin C and Bakuchoil Face Oil featured in the March box provides a visibly brighter and smoother complexion whilst protecting the skin against environmental polluatants. The non-greasy oil formula is suitable for all skin types and helps to improve blemished skin, correct age spots and improve the appearance of fine lines.
Although not a substitute for daily sun protection, Vitamin C and Bakuchiol helps provides protection against oxidative damage, which is why we recommend using it in the morning.
Press 2-3 drops of Vitamin C and Bakuchiol oil onto skin after application of serums.
Code Beautiful Mascara (RRP £19.95)
CODE Beautiful is a hero-led brand co-founded by Sarah Cross after a conversation with a friend led them to realise how difficult it is to find the perfect mascara. They set out to create a brand that was focused on must-have holy grail products.
Their volumising, lengthening, thickening, curling, no-clumping, no-smudging, water resistant and vegan mascara is designed to give guaranteed definition and is packed with vitamins to encourage lash growth. Their build on build technology allows you to tailor your lash look, perfect whether you’re looking for a natural or dramatic look.
Their unique wiper to ensure there is the perfect amount of product on the brush every time. This may seem ‘dry’, but it prevents your lashes from getting clumps.
Pop the brush on to your lashes as close to the root as you can. Wriggle the brush back and forth, this will make sure even the tiniest of lashes are covered and then gently twist the brush from root to tip.
Vitamasques Tea Tree Sheet Mask (RRP £3.99)
After 10 years of working in the luxury spa sector Emma Hu co-founder of Vitamasques noticed how different Korean skincare was compared to our Western beauty products. Where western cosmetics companies tend to focus on using makeup and application techniques to cover flaws, the Korean philosophy is that beauty begins with great skin. Korean products focus on skincare to fix any underlying problems rather than covering them up.
The Tea Tree Sheet Mask inside the March box provides problematic skin with a soothing solution. Designed to minimise breakouts and restore stressed out skin the chamomile and aloe vera extracts in the mask reduce inflammation and leave skin feeling comforted and calm.
This mask also features a triple-layer sheet technology for enhanced moisture retention and increased absorption rate within the skin.