Today, we’re spotlighting our favorite small businesses in the world of beauty. From Arielle’s go-to non-toxic nail products to a company that creates biodegradable wet wipes, take a look at these small businesses below.
Tenoverten: A nail care company with salons in New York and Los Angeles, Tenoverten also has a line of nail care products. Arielle loves this female-founded company because they created 8-free and vegan nail polishes, formulas that are free form 8 harmful chemicals found in many polishes.
Prim Botanicals: This all-natural beauty and lifestyle brand is from the Philippines and is currently based in New York. The female-founded company first launched with a face oil in 2015. Prim Botanicals recently came out with a hand sanitizer that is 70% alcohol but also includes hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E.
Isla Beauty: This beauty brand just launched and Arielle is already a fan–she ordered their “full regime” kit with three skincare essentials. Isla uses cruelty-free ingredients in their products, with an emphasis on creating high-performance formulas.
Saie Beauty: This brand creates super clean products created by a team of beauty experts with decades of experience in the industry. Even better? The makeup items are available at an accessible price.
Wipeys: This female-founded company makes non-toxic biodegradable wet wipes for your hands, face, surfaces, and devices. Wipeys is also dedicated to sustainability: they have a solar energy generation system and are FSC and Rainforest Alliance certified.
Gee Beauty: This makeup destination retails Gee cosmetics and products form leading beauty and skincare brands. Gee Beauty has makeup services available in Toronto and Miami–Arielle is a fan of their services whenever she’s in Miami!
MOW Nails: This female-founded company creates vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty-free nail care products. Their quick-dry formulas are available in a range of shades, including a classic red.
Soleil Toujours: Soleil Toujours is a female-founded paraben-free, cruelty-free, vegan, organic skincare company. Their superpower products include sunscreens, after-sun products, and self-tanners. The brand is also sustainable: they offset all carbon emissions through Cool Effect to reduce their environmental impact. Right now, Soleil Toujours has a special charitable initiative in response to the coronavirus pandemic–they’re donating one bundle of protective products to healthcare workers for every bundle purchased or for $50 spent on their site.
The Flower and Stone: This female-founded company curates a collection of non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty, skincare, and wellness products.
Lion & Loki: The company was founded by a new mom who wanted to create a safe, clean skin oil without toxic ingredients or fragrances. Their plant-based skin oil “Afterglow” reduces the appearance of stretch marks and rejuvenates by encouraging skin cell turnover.
Dry-Line: The brand is known for its rinse-free hand wash, which was created by a meteorologist out of all-natural ingredients. The products are made in Los Angeles.
Fig & Olive Products: This female-founded company creates natural-based products with ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin E, and essential oils.
ИIŠLA Life: A vegan, organic haircare and skincare company that uses naturally powerful ingredients like natural oils and plant extracts in their high-powered formulas.
RECESS: This clean beauty company creates bacteria-fighting unisex, biodegradable face and body wipes. RECESS is also female-founded.
Vertly: The brand’s nutrient-rich skincare line is made with freshly extracted California botanicals. Vertly is a family business–it was founded by husband and wife duo.
Penny & Cooper: This bath, body, and home brand was founded by a mother-daughter pair in 2017. They have a store in Northport, New York.
Repose: These self-heating eye masks are ethically made and never tested on animals. The products have a range of uses, from helping with migraines to de-puffing irritated skin.