This New Brand Already Has Discerning New York Brides Singing Its Praises

At 15 years old, Brittany Lo started a mascara line called B.lo Cosmetics with a $2,000 loan from her grandmother. “I spent $300 on my logo, and that was that. I still have mascara tubes from it at...

African-Inspired Clean Brand 54 Thrones Brings Its Bestselling Beauty Butters To Sephora

Nearly 20 years after Christina Funke Tegbe’s first time shopping at a Sephora at age 17, her clean African-inspired beauty brand 54 Thrones is launching on the retailer’s website. “I always wanted to have a major brand...

If Beauty Is Serious About Sustainability, Contract Manufacturers Have To Commit To It. Voyant Beauty Is Doing Just That.

The behind-the-scenes greening of beauty factories has gone largely unnoticed. Voyant Beauty wants to change that. In a first for large-scale beauty manufacturer in the United States, the company has undergone an environmental, social and governance...

The Common Ground Between Clean Beauty Supporters And Detractors

Clean beauty has caused one of the biggest chasms in the beauty industry today. On the clean beauty side, beauty brands and retailers avoid certain ingredients they worry could be potentially hazardous. On the other side, there are...

The Future Of Clean Beauty

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions relevant to indie beauty, we ask 30 beauty entrepreneurs, executives and experts: Against the backdrop of crowding in the clean beauty segment and the backlash against it, where do you see...