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 ...
New Anthology Showcases IBE NYC 2018 (Plus Buyer And Consumer Favorites)
And that’s a wrap. After all the boxes were packed, activations dismantled and rugs rolled up, there was only one thing left to do for Indie Beauty Expo New York 2018: Celebrate it. As IBE does with every show, that means memorializing the event in a special digital lookbook, The Anthology ...
Founder Story: Elaine Sterling Reveals Favorite Ingredients Coming Out Of Her Living Laboratory
 Elaine Sterling calls it her living laboratory. Others know it as her eponymous school, The Elaine Sterling Institute in Atlanta, Ga., the foundation on which her reputation and the Elaine Sterling Skincare line was built. ...