Standard Dose And Olika Backer LB Equity Expands Consumer Sector Reach With Defunkify Investment

Lucas Brand Equity has made its first foray into the fabric care sector with an investment in eco-friendly detergent specialist Defunkify. LBE led a series A round with participation...

Beauty On Amazon Part 4C: Established Indie Brands Play Offense On Amazon

In part four of our Amazon series, we investigate the relationship between brands and Amazon using data from two surveys conducted by Beauty Independent of 300 brand founders and key decision-makers. The first survey was conducted at the...

Johnson & Johnson Vet Rachel Behm Joins The Entrepreneurial Ranks With New Microbiome-Focused Inside-Out Brand Layers

The microbiome—bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that blanket humans internally and externally to fend off disease, aid in digestion, bolster immunity and even regulate emotions—isn’t limited to the skin or the gut, so Layers doesn’t restrict itself...

Locked In To The Loc’d Community, Haircare Brand Peculiar Roots Is Blossoming

“You have to be strong within yourself to get locs. I have several companies, but, if I show up in a meeting tomorrow, I’m going to be perceived differently because people may have negative stereotypes about locs. Even...

How Beauty Brands Are Responding To Mental Health Struggles Exacerbated By The Pandemic And Ongoing Racial Inequities

Almost exactly a year into the coronavirus public health crisis that’s limited human interaction, damaged the economy and ballooned the daily burden on women, the toll on mental health has reached epidemic levels. According to a data collected...