International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022: Meet the beauty founders who are scientists first

By Becky Bargh 11-Feb-2022

From doctorates to day creams, their first love is science with beauty coming in second. These are the female scientists who are paving the way for the next generation of beauty boffins

Less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women

Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Tim Berners-Lee and Steven Hawking are some of the most celebrated names in science – and with good reason.

Together they laid the foundations of how we understand the world today, one even giving us the internet.

But when it comes to famous female scientists of years gone by, it’s likely the only name (if any) that comes to mind is Marie Curie, and that’s probably for her infamous death.

For those that don’t know, in her pursuit to discover radium, amongst other things, she accidentally poisoned herself.

Happily, today, women have more opportunities in STEM.

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