COVID-19 Is Putting Stress On The Beauty Supply Chain

As COVID-19 stretches around the world, global links in the beauty industry’s supply chain are coming apart. The first frays in the chain were centered in China, where the outbreak in January and February inhibited supplies, particularly packaging,...

Eco-Friendly Toilet Paper Startups Have Drawn More Customers Than Ever Before. Can They Keep Them?

There are numerous people squeezing toilet paper from brands other than Charmin today. With pandemic-stoked panic buying depleting toilet paper stocks from market leaders Georgia-Pacific, Kimberly Clark and Procter & Gamble, parent company of Charmin, consumers scoured the...

What Indie Beauty Brands Can Do To Support Retailers Reeling From Store Shutdowns

With a large portion of storefronts shuttered across the country, the retail business is being slammed by the fight against COVID-19. In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions relevant to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 12 retailers: What...

The COVID-19 Employee Handbook: How Indie Beauty Brands Are Protecting Workers During The Pandemic

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 20 beauty business founders and executives: As uncertainty in the beauty industry mounts with COVID-19 continuing to spread, what steps have you taken...

An Inside Look At The Making Of Ipsy’s Glam Bags

Four years after its founding in 2011, a Women’s Wear Daily article described Ipsy as “low on the beauty-box radar screen.” Today, Ipsy certainly isn’t low on any radar screen in the beauty industry. While Birchbox...