Sexy Feminism Excerpt: Feminist Beauty Companies

To celebrate the publication of our book, Sexy Feminism, we’ll be sharing some short excerpts of it with you, the readers who helped make this book possible! 

Consider these feminist-minded companies the next time you need to  stock up on your favorite products.

PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics: Founded on the principles of nonviolence and truthfulness, this company gives all of its after-tax distributable profits to charities that support women’s health and human rights. It  sells only products that come from companies that practice fair labor policies and do not test on animals:

MAC: A favorite of stage actors and drag queens, MAC launched its line of VIVA Glam lipsticks and lip-glosses in 1994 to contribute to HIV/AIDS research and treatment. The MAC AIDS Fund has raised more than $250 million worldwide through sales of VIVA Glam products, which are often endorsed by sexy feminists such as Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Mary J. Blige, and Lady Gaga. The lipsticks are freaking gorgeous and they last longer than most. So splurge—and save lives:

The Body Shop:Long gone are the days of hemp oils and patchouli perfumes (though you can still get those here). The Body Shop has a complete modern line of face, body, and beauty products—from mango body butter to mineral makeup—all derived from natural ingredients and sourced from communities around the world to help sustain them. The company also has active campaigns to stop sex trafficking and domestic violence and to raise awareness of global HIV/AIDS:

Pre-order your copy of Sexy Feminism today!


  1. Meli says:

    I just discovered your site – as a long time sexy feminist, it’s about time!

    Feminist beauty companies…I could add a dozen more to the list, but I’ll stop at two companies who are using fair trade to help the people who supply the ingredients:

    African Moringa, started by model Camilla Barungi to help create sustainable trade for villagers in her native Uganda. The oil is amazing.

    Kahina Giving Beauty, which works with Berber women in Morocco to create organic eco-luxury skin care products.

    • The Sexy Feminist says:

      Meli, thank you so much for your comments and support. These companies look amazing and we can’t wait to try them and share with our followers!


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