Here’s Why Apple Rose Beauty Founder Kristy Alexander Almost Closed Her Brand—And Decided Not To

On Jan. 5, Kristy Alexander sent an emotional email to customers of her skincare brand Apple Rose Beauty sharing that she almost closed it last year. “I was working so hard just to stay in place, not...

How Lauren Napier Beauty, Mutha And 001 Skincare London Stand Out In A Crowded Market

Most indie beauty entrepreneurs don’t aspire to create me-too brands. Hope Smith, founder and CEO of Mutha, Lauren Napier, founder and CEO of Lauren Napier Beauty, and Ada Ooi, founder and CEO of 001 Skincare...

Shopify Introduces Business-To-Business Marketplace Handshake

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses—travel, physical retail and dining among them—to ground to a halt last year, it also caused some industries to boom, none more so than e-commerce. In the first half of...

InstaNatural Is Acquired In A Deal Involving An Affiliate Of Monogram Capital Partners

InstaNatural, which has sold millions of serums via Amazon, has itself been sold in a deal involving Monogram Capital Partners. A portfolio company of the investment firm acquired the skincare brand, according to Oliver Nordlinger, co-founder...

This Luscious Skincare Brand Wants To Give Consumers A New Appreciation For Latin American Beauty

“You have these brands that are very iconic for representing the place they’re from. From France, there’s Caudalie and, from Italy, there’s Acqua Di Parma. Years ago, you might have gone into a L’Occitane store and felt like...