According to Arabian Business, Huda Kattan the Founder and CEO of billion dollar cosmetic brand Huda Beauty, has announced that she and her family members agreed to forgo their salaries until the end of the year in a bid to protect employees during the current coronavirus crisis.

Huda Kattan founded Huda Beauty in 2013 and was joined by sister Mona. It was valued at $1.2 billion as of 2019 and currently employs 267 people. The family members include her sisters Mona and Alya, her husband Chris and her father Ibrahim.

As she explained in an interview: “With everything happening in the world right now – people are fighting for their lives, concerned about their health, trying to keep their loved ones safe, all while trying to put food on the table – the pandemic that we’re experiencing has, without a doubt, had a dramatic effect on the global economy and businesses of all sizes, including Huda Beauty.

“Our teams are, and always have been, at the heart of everything we do at Huda Beauty. We’re a family business and we consider each and every member of our team to be a part of our family.”

The company, Huda Beauty, boasts products ranging from false lashes to skin foundations and eyeshadow palettes. The now-mega influencer initially gained fame on YouTube in 2010 after sharing free make up tips and tricks, swiftly garnering millions of followers due to her maintaining credibility with little to no sponsorship or advertising. The Dubai-based brand’s stock of Mercury Retrograde eyeshadow palettes is said to have recently sold out in seconds upon the brand’s launch on the Tmall Global platform in China, according to a press release published by e-commerce behemoth Alibaba.

Kattan currently owns 51 percent of the business, with the remainder owned by her family or set aside for an employee option pool.