15 Beauty Hacks From Asian Founders


Charlotte Cho; Bee Shapiro; Amy Liu; Melissa Medvedich

As we reach the end of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, it’s important to remember that honoring this great community shouldn’t be limited to one month. Obviously, this group’s cultural impact exceeds any calendar-imposed time limit, but with rises in xenophobia and hate crimes, it’s more important than ever to elevate their voices as allies. It’s critical that we not only fight xenophobia through resources like Stop AAPI Hate and Hate Is a Virus but also honor the ways in which this community has shaped the world we live in now through media coverage and celebration.  

After all, the fashion industry wouldn’t be the same without iconic designers like Issey Miyake or the new rising designers and influencers who have shaped and continue to shape the fashion industry. Of course, their impact isn’t limited to the runway. Our beauty, wellness, and skincare routines have been greatly shaped by the vast diversity of nationalities and ethnicities that make up Asian and Pacific Islander heritage around the globe—and we are all the better for it!

This is why we’ve reached out to 15 beauty founders worth supporting year-round. To make it even sweeter, we’ve asked them to spill the one beauty or wellness trick they swear by to keep themselves looking and feeling fresh. Inspirational founders, life-changing beauty hacks, and must-shop products ahead…