The beauty industry is forever growing, with new brands emerging every day. From skin care, to makeup, nail care and overall well-care there is surely a new product in the works for you. For your beauty fix, we’ve curated a list of up-and-coming Asian-owned beauty brands for you to support in 2021 and beyond!
VEQUE (pronounced vey-quay) is a Vietnamese-owned vegan nail polish brand that prides itself on over 100 years of nail care experience. With currently five collection of nail polish Noirs, Nudes, Rouges, Couleurs, and The Basics, VEQUE caters a variety of shades that will help define your personal style.
Dedicated to supporting the wellness of your nails, VEQUE celebrates a life’s work and a legacy of artisans.
Founded by Cat Chen, Skylar is a fragrance line committed to creating a conscious world of high-performing and hypoallergenic scents for both you and your home. The product line consists of perfumes, body wash, lotion, deodorant, candles and even a monthly subscription box! An added bonus: You can rest easy knowing all of their products are formulated to be paraben, SLS, phthalates, synthetic dye-free along with being cruelty-free and vegan.
Skylar’s promise of providing clean, conscious and innovative products came from the challenge of finding fragrances that didn’t contain allergens and harmful chemicals that still smelled great. Many around Chen were also in the search for a fragrance like that, and it’s what motivated her to create Skylar.
Mount Lai is a skin-care brand that is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. Inspired by founder Stephanie Zheng’s grandmother, Mount Lai products are formulated with herbs that are used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners for their healing and beneficial properties.
Valuing self-care and seeing it as a ritual, Mount Lai ingredients and stones are meant to benefit you from the inside out. You can find ingredients such as green tea extract and goji berries in their skin care, and they never compromise the quality of the stones used in their facial tools to provide natural, clean, non-toxic and sustainable skincare that will bring you tremendous joy.
Mango People is a cosmetics brand with one goal in mind: being an all-inclusive makeup brand without compromising on ingredients or performance. After struggling to find a suitable shade of nude pink out of the countless of brands carried in stores, founder Sravya Adusumilli decided to go back to her South Asian roots in which their ancestors used elements of nature for beauty.
Mango People came to be after countless research on Ayurvedic principles and teachings. Powerful plants and herbs are used to heal the body, mind, and spirit. They offer a diverse range of shades for just about anyone to find a color that suits them and accentuates their natural beauty. You can find natural ingredients such as clays, fruits and flowers in their products. If you’re looking for a brand that’s a place for equal representation, sustainability and transparency, Mango People is doing that one beauty product at a time.
Have you tried any of these Asian-owned beauty brands before? Let us know what products you love!
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