Founder Story: Veronica Pedersen On Making Timeless Skin Care
How do you build a company that will stand the test of time? At Timeless Skin Care, founder Alex Pedersen believes the secret is to be “big enough to deliver and small enough to care.” He and CEO Veronica Pedersen also maintain that Timeless is dedicated ...
Founder Story: Kollette Stith And Sue Mandini Take Skincare Beyond Clean With Pure Mana Hawaii
Kollette Stith and Sue Mandini, co-founders of Pure Mana Hawaii, are nuts about nuts—specifically, the macadamia nut. Their organic skincare line of botanical blends is powered by macadamia oil, which is rich in antioxidants. Though a duo, Mandini and Stith are a ...
The $900M Elemis Deal: What High Valuations Mean For Indie Beauty Brands
The beauty bull market received another upward jolt earlier this month with the revelation that global beauty giant L’Occitane had acquired British skincare leader Elemis for $900 million. L’Occitane, which was the first French company to go public in Hong Kong, picked up Elemis from Steiner Leisure and private ...
Big, Better, BeautyX: IBMG Co-Founder Nader Naeymi-Rad On Spreading More Knowledge In 2019
By the third, and last, educational event in 2018 held by the Indie Beauty Media Group—the BeautyX Capital Summit in New York in late August—attendance had more than doubled from the debut event in January. With an upswing like that, the BeautyX Summits promise to be bigger and better in 2019 than ...
Founder Story: Zane Piese Unlocks The Beauty Of Small-Batch Luxury With Atlantis Skincare
For U.K.-based Atlantis Skincare, the key to the future lies in the secrets of the past—specifically, the power of nature. Zane Piese, the founder, formulator and driving force behind the company, built the natural and organic line inspired by the Greek island of Santorini, long ...
Here’s To The First 100 — And All Our Subscribers
Cheers to the First 100! They are, of course, the first 100 subscribers who answered the call when we unveiled Beauty Independent 2.0 and Uplink on Sept. 4. As part of the launch, we promised to honor the first 100 paid subscribers to Beauty Independent by thanking them by name ...
Founder Story: Cindy Luken Of Lük Beautifood
Lük Beautifood founder Cindy Luken has a mantra for our times: “What goes on, goes in.” It’s her elevator pitch honed to a cooking knife’s edge and encapsulates the brand’s chief selling point. Lük Beautifood’s food-based lipsticks not only promise toxin-free high performance, they’re composed ...