How Luna Bronze Responded To Logistical Setbacks When Sales Spiked Amid The Pandemic

When the world was forced inside, Rhiannon Hall and Maddy Balderson didn’t know what to expect. Their 5-year-old Australian self-tanning brand Luna Bronze had been gaining steam before the pandemic with distribution at Mecca, Cult Beauty, Niche...

Boots’ Bestselling Acne-Busting Cleansing Bar Does Boffo Business At Ulta Beauty, Too

Two years ago, Philip Taylor kept stock of his brand Carbon Theory’s Breakout Control Cleansing Bar under his desk at the shopping center company Westfield, where he worked as a senior commercial acquisitions manager. During breaks, he...

Rob Robillard On QVC’s And HSN’s Search For The Next Big Indie Beauty Brand

Rob Robillard, VP of integrated beauty at Qurate Retail Group, parent company of television shopping channels QVC and HSN, is looking for another beauty superstar like Jamie Kern Lima of IT Cosmetics. He says, “We always believed that...

The Retail Experts Behind Navarro Discount Pharmacies Enter The CBD Segment With Karibo And Mintedleaf

Add Shana Lydle to the ballooning list of executives so confident about the potential of CBD that they’ve left conventional beauty companies for brands specializing in products with it. She joins industry veterans the likes of Roseann Fernandez,...

Swimwear Label Frankies Bikinis Dives Into Beauty To Produce A Beachy Glow For The Office, Club Or Couch

Brands from Victoria’s Secret to Tom Ford have leapt from clothing to beauty. An established apparel label can have a relatively smooth entry into the beauty category, if there’s synergy. Frankies Bikinis is about to find out...

This Luxury Skincare Line Created By A Nobel Prize Winner Is Breaking Into Net-A-Porter’s Beauty Selection

Move over dermatologists. With consumers digging deeper into ingredients, there’s rising interest in skincare from founders with different advanced degrees: scientists. Dermatologists might know a lot about treating skin, but scientists create the formulas. Among the skincare brands...

Peach & Lily’s Alicia Yoon On Her K-Beauty Company’s Deal With Sandbridge Capital And The Current Skincare Moment

If taking on an investor is akin to getting married, Peach & Lily founder Alicia Yoon swears the courtship is just as important as the “I do.” Her K-Beauty company recently went to the altar with