25 Profitable Skincare Related Business Ideas

25 Profitable Skincare Related Business Ideas

Seeking to start a skincare related business but not quite sure what to start?



The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.



If you're looking to start your own skincare related business, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.



We put a list together below of the most profitable skincare related business ideas you can start today!



Here they are:



1. Start a natural beauty product business ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$300 — $80,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$65,654
Time To Revenue
360 days

Mel young from Hazeldene, Victoria, Australia started Flowerdale Valley over 5 years ago, a natural beauty product business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Hazeldene, Victoria, Australia

Case Study

I always wanted to work for myself. So I was always thinking about business ideas. Not everyone wants to work for themselves and not everyone is suited to the lifestyle, so if you have the dream, make sure you pursue it!

My business started when I was working as a cook at a local reception venue. A bride wanted some local honey wedding favors, which I provided. Doing this made me find a jar supplier, register my home kitchen as a food premise, prepare an invoice, etc.

From here, I began selling honey to the public and then I experimented with other ideas (making jam, personalized wedding favors, etc) before going into skincare. I had quite a few failures in this period!

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2. Start a consulting business ($300K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $2,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,353
Skills

Akhil Suresh Nair from Boston, MA, USA started Xena Intelligence about 2 years ago, a consulting business.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Boston, MA, USA

Case Study

I had a couple of years of experience working for a large corporation back in India. I genuinely felt that I was just a cog in the wheel and that whatever I did had little to no impact in the real world.

We were at a crossroads at that time – filled with constant self-doubt about the career path we wanted to take. We could have easily applied for corporate jobs in the US or in India, but we chose to follow our hearts by continuing to work in our consulting business.

I reached out to a few small businesses I had developed good relationships during my corporate career and started helping them out on developing marketing strategy to scale their businesses and also to instill robust operational efficiencies in their business processes. I realized that I was able to add considerable value to their businesses and that I felt a sense of satisfaction in being able to make their lives better. I soon started consulting for over 20 small businesses in India.

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3. Start a skin care product line ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$300 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$99,213
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA started Oh My Balm over 5 years ago, a skin care product line.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA

Case Study

We are neighbors with one house between us, which makes all of this possible.

In 2016, we were brainstorming about Christmas gifts and decided to make body butter and lip balm for friends and family and split the costs.

We looked up a recipe and gave it a try. We used rosemary and peppermint essential oils and people loved the smell. To be honest, looking at it now, our first attempt was pretty horrid.

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4. Start a blog ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $160,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,721
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Chhavi Agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Mrs Daaku Studio over 4 years ago, a blog.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Case Study

I am a licensed attorney in India and right after my master’s in law, I started working with a leading company as a lawyer. I worked there for about two years before I quit my job to become more location independent.

Choose a niche in whatever you start. It is critical for streamlining your efforts and make money.

My job paid me well but I worked 12 hours a day, I was exhausted by the end of each day, spent my weekends sleeping and I almost quit the things I liked to do - for example, sketching, yoga, traveling, etc.

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5. Start a cosmetic store ($102K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$8,500 — $490,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$800
Skills

Examples of a successful cosmetic store :

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cosmetic store :

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cosmetic store ➜

Case Study

My name is Alexis Evans aka Da Mademoiselle. I am a native of South Florida who has started a cosmetic and skincare company named FBI Cosmetics d/b/a Flawlessly Beautiful Individual in the middle of a pandemic.

I am also the owner of Boss Talk Expo an annual expo and conference company. I branched out into the beauty industry, I started FBI Cosmetics off with just lipsticks and have progressed into the skincare business in December. I have grossed over $62,000 in sales. People ask where the name comes from and I tell people “it’s a crime to be so damn beautiful.”

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6. Become a massage therapist ($2.88M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $240,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$31,000
Skills

Examples of a successful massage therapist:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a massage therapist:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a massage therapist ➜

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Sam Varnerin and I created Snuggle with Sam, my independent professional cuddling practice, while I was still working full-time as a construction engineer.

Here’s all of the contributors on the panel at CuddleXpo in Chicago presenting how we came up with the Code of Ethics for Professional Cuddling. Back left to right: Maryelen Reid, Madelon Guinazzo, Samantha Varnerin (me!), Samantha Hess, Jean Franzbleau, Fei Wyatt, Janet Trevino. Front left to right: Keely Shoup, Lisa Meece. Photo credit Rellian Chen Merrin

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7. Start an aromatherapy business ($900K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$75,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful aromatherapy business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aromatherapy business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an aromatherapy business ➜

Case Study

I’m Marge Clark, and I started Nature’s Gift Aromatherapy back in the early ’90s, rather by accident. A hobby developed into a passion and somehow became a business.

In the past I had considered retiring and just “divesting myself of the assets”, but then we will get emails from clients saying how this product eased a stubborn case of shingles, or that product helped with someone’s PTSD, and how can I just walk away? Some of our clients have been with us for over 25 years. They trust us and count on us. You can not put a price tag on that kind of loyalty.

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8. Start a body lotions business

Examples of a successful body lotions business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a body lotions business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a body lotions business ➜

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9. Start a skincare magazine business

Examples of a successful skincare magazine business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a skincare magazine business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a skincare magazine business ➜

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10. Start a tanning salon business

Examples of a successful tanning salon business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tanning salon business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tanning salon business ➜

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11. Start an esthetician business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful esthetician business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a esthetician business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an esthetician business ➜

Case Study
  • Elizabeth Rabena started her skincare business, Moxie Skincare in 2019.
  • With more than ten years of experience as an esthetician, Rabena focuses on DMK Enzyme Therapy and Home Prescriptives to improve skin health.
  • She typically charges $120 for an hour of customized treatments and $180 for a 90-minute session of Level 1 Enzyme Therapy.
  • Rabena also offers advanced treatments starting at $210 through consultation only.

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Read the full article on sdvoyager.com ➜

12. Start a soap making business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $600,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,400
Skills

Examples of a successful soap making business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a soap making business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a soap making business ➜

Case Study

My name Warnisha Foster I am the CEO of Kiss My Crown Essentials. I founded Kiss My Crown Essentials in March of 2020 and I started offering my products a few at a time to see how they would go over with the public. My first product was Strawberry Rose’ Champagne Soap. The idea for this soap came from looking at my life as a single mom of four I started to feel burned out. I needed something to make me feel feminine, Make me feel like a woman, Grown and sexy. This did the trick.

Our mission here a KMCE is to let mothers like myself know that we are seen, we are beautiful and we are a necessity.

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13. Start a sauna service business

How Much Can You Make?
$60,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$50,000
Skills

Examples of a successful sauna service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sauna service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sauna service business ➜

Case Study

Hey everyone! I am Chris and in March 2011 I started Live Fit. Live Fit is a personal training company that was created to change the standards in the personal training industry. Early on I focused on building a company that is not only based on results, as most fitness companies are, but that is also focused very heavily on relationships. Relationships create trust, trust creates buy-in, and buy-in leads to the accountability and dedication it takes to get results.

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14. Start a tattoo removal business

Examples of a successful tattoo removal business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tattoo removal business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tattoo removal business ➜

15. Start a skin clinic business

Examples of a successful skin clinic business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a skin clinic business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a skin clinic business ➜

16. Start an organic spa business

Examples of a successful organic spa business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a organic spa business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an organic spa business ➜

17. Start an essential oils business ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $29,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,610
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful essential oils business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a essential oils business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an essential oils business ➜

Case Study

I am Nabiulla. I manage RealDrop Natural Oil, along with my IT recruiting and web development company SkyllsSolutions.

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18. Start a hair removal service

Examples of a successful hair removal service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hair removal service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a hair removal service ➜

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19. Start an anti-aging services business

Examples of a successful anti-aging services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a anti-aging services business:

Learn more about starting an anti-aging services business ➜

20. Start a beauty tips advisory business

How Much Can You Make?
$400,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful beauty tips advisory business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a beauty tips advisory business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a beauty tips advisory business ➜

Case Study
  • Sheila Bella is the founder of the multi-figure companies Pretty Rich Bosses and Sheila Bella Permanent Makeup. She is a celebrity brow artist and a successful mentor for the beauty industry.

  • Since the brand's launch in 2010, she has made it her mission to inspire and empower the industry by demonstrating to beauty professionals how to passively scale their businesses online.

  • On top of that, Sheila is the host of the popular iTunes Beauty Entrepreneurship podcast PRETTY RICH PODCAST.

  • Sheila is in charge of the American Academy of Micropigmentation, the biggest group of experts in cosmetic tattooing.

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Read the full story on medium.com ➜

21. Start a foot massage business

Examples of a successful foot massage business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a foot massage business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a foot massage business ➜

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22. Start an eco-friendly beauty salon business

Examples of a successful eco-friendly beauty salon business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a eco-friendly beauty salon business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an eco-friendly beauty salon business ➜

23. Start a nail manicure & pedicure kiosk business

Examples of a successful nail manicure & pedicure kiosk business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a nail manicure & pedicure kiosk business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a nail manicure & pedicure kiosk business ➜

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24. Start a stretch marks removal business

Examples of a successful stretch marks removal business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a stretch marks removal business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a stretch marks removal business ➜

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25. Start a tv show program business

Examples of a successful tv show program business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tv show program business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tv show program business ➜

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