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 brand Layers doesn’t restrict...

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...

After Over 50 Years In Business, Heritage Store Undergoes Its First Rebrand And Enters Target Doors Nationwide

Heritage Store was doing spiritual skincare before it was cool. It’s very au courant these days for beauty brands to have a mystical aspect to their identities. Many sell crystal-infused formulations, cast spells...

Founders And Executives Share How Often Their Beauty Brands Launch Products

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions relevant to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 19 brands founders and executives: How often do you launch new products, and what are the reasons for the product release cadence?