Elizabeth Arden started her spa business in the early 1900s, and the brand grew to become one of the oldest American skin care and makeup companies. Her first Red Door Spa opened in New York City, and now there are over 25 locations nationwide. Even today, her Eight Hour Cream is popular among celebrities and beauty professionals. Her red lipstick has also become an iconic product. Arden even created a special shade for the suffragettes to wear as they marched for voting rights.
The iconic product: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ($25)