As skincare continues to grow in popularity, women have access to more options than ever before: washes, creams, serums, peels, at-home tools like microdermabrasion and light therapy, and so much more. But this wasn’t always the case.
Before the 1800-1900s, women had limited access to resources that would help with concerns like acne, aging, and sun damage. Luckily, there have been several brilliant female entrepreneurs throughout history who felt women deserved better options and created them.
Thanks to these women, the skincare industry has continued to expand into the major market it is today. Get to know four of these female pioneers below.