Viviq Skin Health Uses Bioactive Technology To Address Scarring—And Everyday Skincare Concerns

In 2017, Andrea Nye was in a horrific accident on the New York City subway. She emerged from it with 32 stitches across her face—and a new lease on life. “I felt really good inside,” says Nye, president...

Booni Doon Seeks To Dispel The Myth That Sustainable Skincare Is Out Of Reach

In 2019, while Pooja Ganesan was working long hours as an investment banker on Wall Street, skincare became her go-to form of stress relief. Every Sunday, she would tend to her complexion as a form of self-care—and she...

Why Exposome Is The Next Skincare Buzzword To Pay Attention To

In the skincare industry, the microbiome is having a moment, but, according to Barbara Paldus, founder of Codex Beauty, everyone will be talking about the exposome next. “It’s the buzzword of the future,” she says. It’s also...

New Brand Happy 2nd Birthday Aims To Provide Cancer Patients—And Everyone Else—Luxurious Self-Care Experiences

Jae Ro and Juliana Brewer, sibling co-founders of the skincare brand Happy 2nd Birthday launching next month, intimately witnessed the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation in 2018. Their father was undergoing a bone-marrow transplant after a...

New Powder-To-Liquid Hand Wash Brand Forgo Is Sustainable Minimalism Personified

When Allon Libermann set out to launch Forgo, his new line of powder-to-liquid hand washes, he had something to prove. “Sustainable manufacturing is super easy to do, if you just do it,” he argues. “Big companies are...

Herla Offers 15 Skincare Products, But Is Boosting Sales By Marketing Just One

In 2019, Natalia Bednarek and her grandmother Krystyna launched their skincare line. Called Herla, a whimsical play on the word “her,” it was comprised of 14 stockkeeping units at inception, and 15 by the end of its...

Why Alchimie Forever Waits A Year And A Half Between Product Launches

When Alchimie Forever introduces Kantic Light Clarifying Cream later this month, the skincare and body care brand will reach 17 stockkeeping units. While that may seem like a fairly sizable number, it hasn’t arisen from repeatedly releasing...