The Irish beauty industry has grown enormously in the last few years. There are now so many amazing homegrown beauty brands to choose from. Here are 5 female-owned Irish beauty brands we're loving at the moment.
Ella & Jo
Ella & Jo is a gorgeous skincare brand started by makeup artist Charlene Flanagan and skin therapist and makeup artist Niamh Ryan.
Their latest product is the Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum which was designed to increase skin firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also soothing and moisturising the skin.
It retails for €40 and I honestly think it's worth every penny. After just 3 weeks of using this product, my skin is noticeably plumper and has a more even tone.
Another favourite is the Squeaky Clean Brush Cleaner which retails for €20.
It's super useful when you're in the middle of doing your eyeshadow and need a clean brush to blend with.
Spotlight Oral Care
Spotlight Oral Care is a dental care brand founded by dentists and sisters Dr Lisa & Dr Vanessa Creaven.
They offer a wide range of products to fit every oral hygiene concern from bad breath to bleeding gums and teeth whitening.
If you're looking to whiten your teeth but don't want to pay a fortune to get it professionally done definitely check out this brand.
I've been using their Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth(€9.50) and White Teeth Wash(12.50) for about 2 weeks now and I've already noticed a difference in the colour of my teeth.
My teeth were fairly white to begin with, but now they're visibly whiter which has honestly been great for my confidence.
They also sell bamboo toothbrushes which is an amazing sustainable option.
Finally, Jenny Glow is a fragrance and cosmetics brand founded by sister's Jane & Katie.
They sell a wide range of high-quality but low-cost fragrances which are the perfect dupe for Jo Malone fragrances.
They also sell body lotions, hand wash, hand lotion and shower creams in matching scents.
So if you find one scent you love you can enhance it by using the other matching products.
Pomegranate and Peony are two of my personal favourite scents from Jenny Glow. They both retail for €14.99.
Pomegranate is great for events and nights out and has a lovely musky and slightly fruity scent to it while Peony has a fresh, floral scent which is perfect for daytime.
What I love the most about their fragrances is the fact that they're long-lasting and strongly scented while still being very affordable.
Have you tried any of these female-owned Irish brands?