Great Expectations For Beauty Investments, Great Expectations for BeautyX Capital Summit
The headlines say it all—the emerging beauty market is full of great expectations. In the space of a few months, news that five-year-old startup Glossier has surpassed the $1 billion mark (“Glossier Now Valued At More Than $1 Billion”) was followed by the revelation that five-year-old brand Drunk Elephant, too, had scaled similar ...
Uplink Live Builds Source For Growth With Launch Partners And Referral Program
With the onboarding of packagers, logistic companies, ingredient suppliers, distributors, product manufacturers, and the addition of a referral program, Uplink Live has quickly developed into a new source for growth for independent beauty brands. Shortly after Uplink Live was announced, over a dozen solution providers applied to ...
Buyers And Execs From Sephora, Whole Foods, Dermstore And The Detox Market Lead BeautyX Retail Summit Lineup
Executives and buyers from such major beauty retail outlets as Sephora, Whole Foods and Dermstore, to name a few, will appear in force at the second annual BeautyX Retail Summit on May 13 and 14 in Dallas. The momentum on the recruitment front has also carried over to the shape and ...
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 ...