Move Over Skincare. Incubators Look To Other Categories To Grow Their Portfolios

Skincare, you’ve had a good run. As beauty incubators and investors eye the product landscape, they single out masstige body care, supplements and prestige haircare as big opportunities in 2021. During Beauty Independent’s In Conversation webinar last Wednesday,...

How Lauren Napier Beauty, Mutha And 001 Skincare London Stand Out In A Crowded Market

Most indie beauty entrepreneurs don’t aspire to create me-too brands. Hope Smith, founder and CEO of Mutha, Lauren Napier, founder and CEO of Lauren Napier Beauty, and Ada Ooi, founder and CEO of 001 Skincare...

“Move With Intention”: How Inside Outer Beauty Market Created A Diverse Selection And More Than Doubled Sales

During an exceedingly tough time for retailers, Inside Outer Beauty Market has more than doubled its year-over-year revenues. For the clicks-and-bricks concept, which dealt with its physical store in Allentown, Pa. being closed for five...

Leading Retail Brands On 2020 Pivots And 2021 Forecasts Amid Uncertainty

This year has been unlike any other, creating unforeseen challenges for entrepreneurs, from supply chain shortages and soaring unemployment to a work-from-home revolution and e-commerce boom. Persistent questions about the effects of the pandemic and economic...

C’est Moi’s Collaboration With Actress And Influencer Liza Koshy Is Paying Off

Almost two months ago, teen-oriented clean beauty brand C’est Moi unleashed its celebratory capsule collection, One of One, with 24-year-old actress, producer and influencer Liza Koshy.  So far, the brand’s debut...

What’s Behind The Fragrance Category’s Surprising Recent Growth—And The Brands Poised To Keep It Going

Fragrance has been the beauty industry’s dark horse during the second half of 2020. In the second quarter, the category in the United States prestige beauty segment was down 37% thanks to stay-at-home orders and retail shutdowns, but...

Brand Execs Predict Haircare’s Strength Will Persist After The Pandemic

Dan Langer, president of R+Co, foresees a bright future for elevated haircare driven by uncompromising consumers attracted to what he calls the “new luxury.” “The new luxury really is about merging high-performance with conscious ingredients [and] sustainability,” he...