Inside The Box: Solving The Mysteries Of Paper Packaging

Bottles, jars and tubes aren’t the only beauty packaging units affecting the environment. Secondary packaging is a big part of the story, too. “Sixty-five-plus percent of secondary packaging is made out of paper,” said Nader Naeymi-Rad, co-founder of...

Sanctuaire Is Building An Online Luxury Beauty And Wellness Oasis For BIPOC Brands And Shoppers

Three years ago, Courtney Arrington-Baldwin began seeking $2 million to fund a wellness retreat for Black and brown women. Even though she was ideally suited to open it—trained as a civil engineer, she’d managed $1 million to $93 million...

How Lawless Beauty Scores At Sephora By Expanding Clean Makeup’s Reach

Annie Lawless’s business trajectory is the encapsulation of food trends translating to beauty. Diagnosed with celiac disease at 12 years old, she dropped out of law school in 2010 to launch cold-pressed juice brand Suja...

Behind The Lens: How Indie Beauty Brands Produce Striking Photos On Tight Budgets

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 10 brand founders and executives: How do you produce your product and lifestyle photography, and what’s the budget like that you set aside...

Grove Collaborative Launches Plastic-Free Personal Care Brand Peach

Natural home and personal care product e-commerce platform Grove Collaborative has added to its stable of incubated properties with the launch of the brand Peach.  The brand’s 10 haircare, body care, facial care and...