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Elizabeth Arden's Story

In a time when women dare not wear make-up or run their own businesses, Elizabeth Arden daringly did both.

She was not a trained chemist, yet she pioneered the concept of scientifically formulating cosmetics. She was not a business graduate, yet she created a global empire that changed the way the world viewed make-up, and the women who wore it. Elizabeth was ahead of her time, encouraging women to stay hydrated, avoid sun exposure and practice yoga every day. In the 1920s.

She was a nursing school dropout and worked as a bookkeeper, but that didn’t stop her from turning hard work and passion into one of the most recognized and successful brands on the planet. Curiosity and drive were her teachers; the world, her classroom.

We think Elizabeth would have simply adored AU, giving people all over the world the chance to make their mark, on their terms, in their time. Beautiful.



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