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On the night of the 2017 Women’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 “feminine” for centuries. And they knew that those rules had to change. Wanting to make giving back as easy a
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Captain Blankenship is a small, women-run company in the Hudson River Valley and grew upon Jana’s mission to create organic beauty products that form a direct link with nature. From toner and face
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Founder Andrea Dinnick took on the challenge of developing a plant-based skincare line that provided excellent benefits with mood-boosting qualities. She did extensive research around the world to find the right ingredients and her quest introduced her to prickly pear seed oil as a key ingredient. In case you didnt know, it has some of the highest antioxidants, tocopherols (vitamin E) and fatty acids out of any plant oil and its history was long and rich. Andrea wanted to create products that duplicate the feeling you get after meditation or a great yoga class when the alpha waves are active in your brain. Along with her talent designer sister Sarah Dinnick, DESAVERY was born.
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For over thirty years, June Jacobs has been a world-renowned spa visionary and beauty and wellness expert. Growing up steeped in Mediterranean tradition, June was captivated as a child by the uses of the ingredients local to her family’s ancestral home on the coast of the Caspian Sea. She observed the resourceful and beautiful women in her family utilize anti-oxidant rich ingredients for healing and beauty remedies as well as overall well-being.
Along with these passed down, traditions was the influence of physicians, inventors and merchants within her large family. June learned the importance of science, practical application, and technological innovation and began working as a consultan
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