2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty + Skincare


Welcome to Like A Boss Girls’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty & Skincare Category! Below, you’ll find the best gifts you can buy this holiday season to support small businesses founded by women.

Join us in putting your holiday shopping dollars toward a good cause. Many companies are offering our community an exclusive discount code, so don’t miss this great opportunity to shop, save, AND make a positive impact.

Category: Beauty

Goldfaden MD Skincare

Goldfaden skincare products
Goldfaden MD Skincare

Led by: Lisa Goldfaden, Vice President of Marketing, and Lauren Wolk-Goldfaden, Vice President of Sales (don’t miss our full interview with the Goldfaden sisters!)

Company Description: Goldfaden MD is the first dermatologist-developed, naturally-inspired skincare brand.

How is your company generating positive change?

“Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies with active plant cells and antioxidant-rich botanicals, all products are made in the U.S. with organic and natural ingredients that are free of parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, alcohol, silicone, artificial colors, fragrances and gluten. They are also dermatologist tested, 100 percent vegetarian, hypoallergenic and free of animal testing.”

Featured Product: The GLOW KIT, $98.00

Product Description: Goldfaden MD’s GLOW KIT contains a trio of Dr. Goldfaden’s supercharged multi-tasking products that were created to deliver the “Goldfaden Glow”. This kit features Dr. Goldfaden’s Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel, Skin Balancing Mask Botanical Rich Refining Treatment and Bright Eyes Dark Circle Radiance Concentrate.

Special Offer: 25% discount at https://goldfadenmd.com/discount/LABG (active through Dec. 21)

Website: https://goldfadenmd.com/

Category: Beauty/Mindful Living

Gotham Wellness

Gotham Wellness Aculectrics Treatment
Gotham Wellness Aculectrics Treatment

Founder: Stefanie DiLibero

What inspired you to start your business?

“Experiencing the life-altering power of acupuncture, and wanted to give that power to others.”

How is your company generating positive change?

“Helping people feel and look their best so they have the internal strength to create positive change in the world.”

Featured Product: Aculectrics Treatment, $390.00 (in SoHo, NYC)

Product Description: Aculectrics is a 2 hour cosmetic acupuncture treatment which includes a Chinese medical intake, body acupuncture, micro-current, facial acupuncture, LED, guided meditation, and cupping or gua sha as needed. It helps resolve all the stress and discomfort of the holiday season while helping you look your best for all the parties and events!

Special Offer: Mention Like a Boss Girls when scheduling your appointment or purchasing your gift card, and receive 10% off until 12/31/18

Website: http://www.gothamwellness.com

Category: Beauty

Makeup America

Makeup America's #19 "Independence Red Sister Set"
Makeup America’s #19 “Independence Red Sister Set”

Founder: Randa Fahmy

Company Description: Makeup America is an indie beauty brand that has been getting major visibility in places like Dancing With The Stars, Cosmopolitan, and on the U.S. Olympic Committee. All of Makeup America’s super moisturizing lipsticks and long-wearing nail polish are priced affordably at $17.76 and $13.76, and the entire line is cruelty-free, non-GMO, paraben-free, fragrance-free, suitable for all skin tones and types, and Made In America.

Makeup America is living out their motto, “Do Good Look Great”, by donating $1 of every product sold to pay down the $21 trillion U.S. National Debt — an issue that disproportionately impacts every generation of American women.

What inspired you to start your company?

“I was driven by our country’s entrepreneurial spirit and my desire to unite and empower women. I decided to combine my passion for fashion and admiration for America to create Makeup America! There is a growing demand from women for premium, American-made cosmetics that meet our country’s high standards for quality, transparency, health and safety.”

Featured Product: Nail Polish/Lipstick Sister Sets, $29.76

Product Description: A set that includes a coordinating or complimentary nail polish and lipstick duo.

Special Offer: Use code LABG10 at checkout!

Website: https://www.makeupamerica.us/

Category: Beauty & Skincare

MJ’s Herbals Skincare

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MJ’s Herbals Calendula Salve

Founder(s): MJ Z Moscowitz

Company Description: Handcrafted, herb infused skincare balms

What inspired you to start your company?

“I wanted to help women by creating a simple, powerful, effective alternative to toxic skincare while being a force for good in the world.”

How is your company generating positive change?

“We are committed to using all reusable and recyclable packaging, recycled shipping materials, and non-toxic and cruelty-free ingredients.”

Featured Product: MJ’s Herbals Calendula Salve, $12.99

Product Description: Calendula is an exceptionally effective remedy for inflamed skin, slow healing wounds, skin ulcers, & irritations. Although calendula is strong in action, it is gentle on the skin and ideal for baby skin care needs. Size: 1 oz.

Website: http://www.MJsHerbals.com

Category: Beauty


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Pinrose’s Secret Genius Shimmer Mist Travel Spray

Founder: Erika Shumate

Company Description: Pinrose is a whimsical and science-based luxury fragrance brand whose scents are designed to highlight your emotions and your vibe with a playful flair.

What inspired you to start your company?

“We know wearing perfume is personal, so we try to make the discovery process easy, entertaining, and most importantly stress-free. Our scent finder quiz puts anxiety on the back burner and brings a bowl of fun to the table. We lead with thoughtful education.”

How is your company making a difference and generating positive change?

“We believe beauty is in the brain of the holder: where science is rad, being askew is adored, and being clever is cool.”

Featured Product: Secret Genius Shimmer Mist Travel Spray, $24

Product Description: This hydrating mist features notes of vanilla, caramel, and sandalwood and contains small, iridescent pink and silver sparkles. This cute and compact purse spray makes for a delightful, budget-friendly stocking stuffer.

Special Offer: Use code PINROSEBOSS for a 15% discount!

Website: http://www.pinrose.com

Category: Beauty

Primally Pure

Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant
Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant

Founder: Bethany McDaniel

Company Description: Primally Pure hand-crafts skincare products that are natural and non-toxic, using ingredients like tallow from grass-fed cows, organic and fair-trade coconut oil, and organic essential oils. They sell everything from natural deodorants to face mists made from locally sourced, organic hydrosols, and much more.

What inspired you to start your company?

“When Bethany’s family spontaneously started a farm, it also started her path to a clean lifestyle – and skincare was a huge part of that. Bethany dealt with acne, rosacea, and other skin problems for years, and the further she strayed from conventional products, the better her skin looked and felt. She was sold on natural skincare and wanted the rest of the world to experience the same benefits. She then began formulating and selling her formulations and was overwhelmed by the positive response from customers. Her home was quickly overrun with coconut oil, glass jars/bottles, and shipping boxes, causing this little business to relocate into an office/warehouse space just a year later.”

How is your company generating positive change?

“By definition, primal means very basic and powerful – and that’s exactly the approach we take at Primally Pure. We strive to cultivate, lead, and live our lives in the same way we create our products: infused with simplicity, integrity and beauty.”

Featured Product: Charcoal Deodorant, $16

Product Description: A gentle, non-toxic deodorant formulated with safe, effective ingredients researched over the course of years. Available in 1.7 oz and 2.5 oz sizes.

Website: https://primallypure.com