It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — how are you celebrating and supporting the AAPI community? If you’re looking for inspiration, we recommend perusing Summer Add-Ons as this season’s offerings include so many AAPI-founded beauty brands you’ll want to add to your vanity ASAP.
Ahead, learn more about our favorite AAPI-founded beauty brands and shop our favorite top-rated skin care and hair care products from each. Additionally, take note that they’re all up to 70% off and will ship for free with your Summer box. Happy shopping, and more importantly, happy AAPI Month. Make sure to bookmark the sale dates below:
- Opens Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. PT
- Opens Thursday, May 20 at 9 a.m. PT
Baton Rouge-based scientist Dr. Lili Fan unveiled her award-winning probiotic skin care line in 2014. The anti-aging lineup comprises products like this top-rated eye cream, loved for the way it eliminates puffiness and bags under the eyes while diminishing fine lines.
As Gloss Moderne founder and CEO Kuen Rameson puts it, the brand is the “epitome of clean luxury.” Its formulas are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and vegan, born to capture the essence of Southern California. This detoxifying treatment is just one of our favorites from the super chic brand.
Volition Beauty co-founders Patricia Santos and Brandy Hoffman have one of the most fascinating business models on the market. Their clean skin care brand is crowd-sourced. In other words, regular people like us submit a product idea, and if chosen, it’s brought to life. This delicious-sounding daily cleanser purifies and tones skin to ensure its balanced and hydrated.
We can’t talk about SPF without talking about Everyday Humans, an eco-friendly (and affordable!) sunscreen line founded by Charlotte Pienaar. Unlike a majority of drugstore SPF products, this line is fun; so much so that you’ll actually look forward to applying your sun protection in the morning. Resting Beach Face (a top-seller) is lightweight, doesn’t leave a white cast, and doubles as a hyaluronic acid serum to help you glow.
Linda Wang created Karuna Skin in 2009, and it was the first brand to launch Asian sheet masks in the United States. Its products feature an exclusive Beauty Complex, which the brand says are “hydrating, soothing, and antioxidant-rich ingredients to slow signs of aging, renew the skin and leave a youthful glow.” As much as we love Karuna’s face masks, its foot masks are equally as notable, perfect for using before slipping on your open-toed sandals this spring.
In 2017, Ju Rhyu launched Hero Cosmetics with just one product: Mighty Patch. Now, the company sells one box of hydrocolloid patches per minute and recently expanded its offering to unveil The Clear Collective collection: a three-step routine born to deliver smooth, luminous, clearer-looking skin. The Clarifying Prebiotic Moisturizer is the last step in the beloved morning and evening routine. Even though it’s formulated for acne-prone skin, all skin types will fall in love with its hydrating, balancing benefits.
Saturday Skin is the brainchild of Sidney Beck, who launched the social media-famous millenial pink-packaged brand in 2016. But in addition to looking good, the clean skin care line gets the job done. Its formulas are rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes that improve skin tone, tone, texture, and radiance. Seen here is one of its best-sellers: a peel gel that cleanses and exfoliates while simultaneously soothing your skin.
Sisters Catherine and Dr. Chrystle Cu founded Cocofloss in 2015 to inspire people to, as told to Fast Company,—”think about flossing differently.” They succeeded; a quick Google search for the product depicts nearly a perfect five-star review across the board. Reviewers deem it the “best floss ever” for its fun flavors and the way it leaves their gums feeling clean.
xx, The FabFitFun Team