Female-Led + Asian-Owned: Beauty Brands To Support This Women’s History Month

Who runs the world? GIRLS! March is Women’s History Month, and there is no better way to celebrate than to treat yourself to new beauty products and shop from female-led brands.

Below is a roundup of leading Female-Led and Asian-Owned brands to shop and support this month!

Featuring Luxury Vegan Beauty Brand Dear Dahlia, K- Beauty Drugstore Brand The Crème Shop, Award-Winning Purlisse Beauty, All-Natural Vegan Wellness Brand Luna Nectar, and Superfood Cosmetics Brand YENSA.

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YENSA Beauty CEO/ Founder: Jennifer Yen

The Superfood Cosmetic, YENSA Beauty, is partnering with Dress for Success during Women’s History Month. 100% of the profits from their new launch: Super 8 Vibrant Silk Lipsticks, will be donated to the Dress for Success Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to helping women achieve economic independence – throughout the month of March.

YENSA’s mission has always been to embrace the diversity in the world today and to inspire women everywhere to face the world with confidence by following their “YEN”, which means “deep desires and passions” in English,  “color and face” in Chinese, “calm and peaceful” in Vietnamese and “money” in Japanese. As a woman-owned beauty business, YENSA is always striving to empower and support women.

Watch here to view YENSA’s CEO/Founder, Jennifer Yen, discuss the Your Hour, Her Power Campaign;calling on individuals to give just one hour of pay to help women achieve financial independence and upward mobility, while paying homage to women in positions of power to highlight the importance and impact of female leadership.

ABOUT YENSA International Women’s Day Super 8 Vibrant Silk Lipsticks  

Launching on March 8, 2021 (International Women’s Day) – Super 8 Vibrant Silk Lipsticks, $28.00 – 100% profits to be donated to Dress for Success during Women’s History Month

Their Super 8 Vibrant Silk Lipsticks are infused with their exclusive 8 SuperOils Blend to create a comfortable formula that glides like silk right on to the lips. The lipstick is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that will not only serve as a moisturizing lipstick but will also help your lips to look smooth and plump. With powerful shade names, we want this multi-tasking lipstick to boost your confidence to embrace the true superwoman you are.

Treat your lips to a pop of color, now available in 5 bold shades:

  • FreeSpirit: Peachy nude
  • Noble: Dusty mauve rose
  • Fire: Bright red with orange undertones
  • Charm: Powerful cool-toned flamingo pink
  • Confidence: Vibrant warm-toned coral

You can also directly donate to the foundation with this donation link: here 

ABOUT YENSA: Founded by former ‘POWER RANGER’ Villianess and single POWERmom Jennifer Yen. The number 8 is regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese Culture, and is a symbol that helps you make decisions that are beneficial to you, and your life. Every YENSA product is formulated with 8 Asian Superfood Ingredients for high performance, multi-tasking products that benefit your skin and soul. Learn more about the brand here.

About Dress for SuccessDress for Success is a global nonprofit with a mission to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Purlisse Founder/ Executive Brand Director: Jennifer Yen

About Purlisse Beauty: Purlisse is reinventing time-tested rituals into high-performing, multi-tasking modern essentials.Now women can fall in love with their skin again from tried and true Asian remediesthat date back 1000s of years. The quest for founder Jennifer Yen to restore her complexion and confidence lead her to rediscover her grandmother’s Asian beauty secrets, which healed her skin and inspired her to bring her rituals to women everywhere.

CULT FAVORITE: Purlisse Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk – $30

The Blue Lotus is a powerhouse plant; even in severe draughts the Blue Lotus still flourishes. Used in a skincare capacity, expect exceptional hydration! The Blue Lotus also represents calm, meditation, and third eye function. Blue Lotusextract is a rich antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits known to combat free radical damage.White Tea helps rejuvenate the skin, soy milkis rich in amino acids & maintains skin elasticity, and whole oat calms & soothes sensitive skin.

4-IN-1 FORMULA: As well as cleansing skin, the face cleanser is a multi-purpose natural skincare product,removing stubborn makeup and oil, toning, calming and soothing skin.

DEAR DAHLIA, Founder/CEO: Grace Min

About Dear Dahlia: Dear Dahlia is a luxury vegan beauty brand that launched in 2016, inspired by the Dahlia flower and its timeless beauty. Known for their signature octagonal marble packaging that resembles the symbolic flower in full bloom. They offer quality products with high-performance formulas and a trend-defying style. Available via Neiman Marcus and deardahlia.com.

Dear Dahlia’s products are makeup that is skincare – all of their high-performance products are infused with patented Dahlia Variabilis Flower Extract and certified organic Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, and other certified skin-nourishing organic ingredients.

NEW: Dear Dahlia Blooming Edition III Collection – prices range from $26 to $82

Fromemulsion-infused baked blushes to jelly-like gloss lip toppers, Luxury Vegan Beauty Brand Dear Dahlia just released another luxury collection.

Dear Dahlia’s products are makeup that is skincare – all of their high-performance products are infused with patented Dahlia Variabilis Flower Extract and certified organic Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, and other certified skin-nourishing organic ingredients.

Curated to bring euphoric luminance with every touch for the spring season, the Blooming Edition III Luminous Garden collection is here to transport you to an enchanted garden of light. The collection showcases light-infused colors, unique textures, and formulas inspired by an enchanted Dahlia garden.

The collection includes: 

The Creme Shop CEO: Olive Kim

About The Crème Shop: This Los Angeles based brand is bringing K-Beauty Inspired Beauty to your nearest drugstores and beauty shops, available in Ulta, CVS Pharmacy, Target, and more! The Crème Shop’s array of eclectic beauty products, include collaborations with top brands like Galore, Sanrio (Hello Kitty and Friends, Gudetama, My Melody and more.) These quirky essentials range from makeup and skincare, to tools and spa must-haves with nothing over $30!

The Crème Shop prides itself in producing high-quality products at affordable prices, while being 100% cruelty-free (so you don’t have to compromise on quality). With over 45+ years of high-quality manufacturing in South Korea, none of their products are tested on animals — ever.

CULT FAVORITE:  The Crème Shop Cica-Mend Animal Face Mask – $4

Cica is one of the most revolutionary ingredients to enter the beauty world. Recognized for its reparative properties, their Cica sheet mask is full of antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins C, A, B1, and B2.  This powerhouse plant provides anti-inflammatory benefits and gently nourishes sensitive skin.  Get peace of mind with peaceful skin.

Centella Asiatica, also known as Cica has been a staple in Asian medicine for centuries. It became known as “tiger grass” when after battle, wounded tigers would treat injuries by rolling around in Cica, allowing its healing and regenerative properties to calm inflammation and irritation. Harvest the power of Cica and incorporate its reparative powers into your daily skincare routine.

Luna Nectar Founder/CEO: Mia Kut

About Luna NectarFounder Mia Kut’s mission is to empower everyone to appreciate their beauty and inner strength, and to provide natural solutions to enhance and radiate. Luna Nectar is revolutionizing the green beauty industry by emphasizing uncomplicated, yet effective rituals with superior quality and authenticity.

Luna Nectar’s launch to market began with the launch of Moon Boost: an affordable and safe alternative to popular chemically derived lash boosting products to deliver safe, and effective lash and brow growth using organic, powerhouse ingredients.

NOW AVAILABLE AT URBAN OUTFITTERS: Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum – $75

The no-fuss, safe and all-natural answer for beautiful lashes and brows. 

Instead of monthly lash extensions or chemical, hormone-based serums that break the bank and act as the root of side effects; opt for a 100% natural solution that increases volume and length while nourishing and protecting your lashes and brows! 95% of testers reported seeing increased length and thickness of lashes and brows, with visible results in just 2.5 weeks.

Inspired by powerful Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs and backed by science – The Moon Boost Tonic for Lashes & Brows is a carefully crafted blend full of 100% natural antioxidants, phytonutrients, and minerals designed to:

  • Introduce, restore, and lock moisture at the roots of your lashes to increase volume and length.
  • Nourishes and prolongs the growth phaseof hair follicles, encouraging lashes and brows to achieve greater length.
  • Protects your lashes and browsagainst daily wear and tear and environmental factors.


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