Skincare Can Be Certified Cruelty-Free, Vegan And Organic. Now, A New Certifier Validates It’s Microbiome-Friendly, Too.

Skin, the largest organ, has company: a veritable carpet of microscopic bacteria, fungi and viruses known collectively as the microbiome. A decades-old medical discovery that’s just now filtering into the vernacular, the microbiome...

Kosas On The Rise: The Clean Beauty Brand Secures Series B Funding

Is Sheena Yaitanes the Estée Lauder of our age? A lot of investors think so. In fact, enough think so that her brand Kosas has reeled in a series B funding round led by Erewhon, Califia Farms and...

Kreyol Essence Scores A Deal On “Shark Tank” And National Rollout At Ulta Beauty

Yve-Car Momperousse, who started Kreyol Essence in 2014 with her husband Stephane Jean-Baptiste, wasn’t going to leave “Shark Tank” without a deal. That doesn’t mean she would take just any deal. In an episode of the ABC...

Carbon Neutrality Is Becoming More Popular For Consumer Brands. Here’s How It Works.

In today’s beauty industry, green is becoming the new clean. The climate debate brands are having isn’t over the causes of rising global temperatures, but what specific steps they should take to save the planet. After scrutinizing virgin...

How Indie Beauty Brand Founders Cultivate Influencer Relationships

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 29 founders and executives: What have your experiences working with influencers been like?