MEET ALEXIS ANDROULAKIS AND CHRISTINA BASIAS – CREATORS OF FEMPOWER BEAUTY
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On the night of the 2017 Womenâ€™s March, Alexis Androulakis and Christina Basias watched the massive numbers of women and allies that came together across the world to march for equality. They imagined every human that marched donating and the change it would create, and it was an AHA moment. They saw an opening for activist beauty, and thus Fempower Beauty was born.
The initial idea that Alexis and Christina had was for a product that femmes interact with on a daily basis to spark magic and create impact. They chose beauty because it has inevitably dictated what it means to be â€œfeminineâ€ for centuries. And they knew that those rules had to change. Wanting to make giving b
MEET RICARDO QUINTERO – CO-FOUNDER OF CARE SKINCARE
A skincare industry veteran, Ricardo Quintero joined The Estee Lauder Companies in 1999 and served as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Clinique. Prior to this role, he held several international positions including Senior Vice President, General Manager of Clinique International, overseeing the Clinique business outside of North America. He also served as General Manager for The Estee Lauder Companies in South Korea and Mexico. Earlier in his career, Ricardo developed his marketing acumen at Pepsico and Procter & Gamble in his native country of Mexico.
These various roles gave Ricardo a chance to lead some of the most dynamic beauty industry launches that have ever happe
MEET ZOE BRENNEKE – FOUNDER AND CEO OF ARRIVE BEAUTY
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After five years of working in the beauty industry, Arrive Founder and CEO Zoe Brenneke saw a pattern of beauty brands overwhelming consumers with too many products, most of which were unnecessary or complicated. Arrive set out to simplify what it means to be a clean beauty brand, demystifying formulas in an approachable way. The aim is for products to be as natural as possible, but the bigger focuses are safety, biocompatibility, and efficacy, carving out a truly new niche in the beauty space.
Arrive provides a unique shopping experience with a pre-curated offering of modern essentials that are always flattering, very intuitive, and easy to use. The brand is launching with three hero pro
MEET SAMANTHA LIM – CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF HIPDOT COSMETICS
HipDot Cosmetics delivers vibrant, high-performanceÂ beauty products and believes in celebrating individuality and creativity through beauty. Samantha Lim and her team are always thinking up ways to feel good, look cool, and have fun. WorkingÂ hard to develop cruelty-free, hyper-pigmentedÂ formulas in thoughtful,Â functionalÂ packaging, HipDot’s launch collection is vegan, and free of talc, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances.
Samantha knows that great makeup isn’t expensive to make, so it shouldn’t be expensive to buy. HipDot’s global partners and direct to consumer sales allow delivery of prestige quality products at affordable prices.
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