Paula Begoun, Sarah Brown, Youth To The People And More Revealed As 2021 Beacon Awards Winners

Paula’s Choice founder Paula Begoun, Pai founder Sarah Brown and skincare brand Youth to the People took home honors in the second annual Beauty Independent Beacon Awards. They were among 24 winners revealed on Wednesday during...

Refill Shops Are Proliferating To Combat Personal Care’s Plastic Problem

Shopping and sustainability aren’t the most likely combination, but a growing number of refill stores popping up across the country are showing people how they can stock up their bathrooms while minimizing their impact on the earth. They...

This New Brand Marries Science And Nature To Create Extra-Gentle Skincare Basics

Lena Vasilenko Tsymbal was in branding for the handbag company Kozha Numbers when she detected changes in her skin. Though skincare wasn’t her trade at the time, it quickly became her obsession. “I had acne, and I would...

Growing Skin Clinic Concept Skin Pharm Brings A Stylish Touch—And Lots Of Niacinamide—To Cosmetic Dermatology

Before founding skin clinic concept Skin Pharm in 2017, Maegan Griffin worked in dermatology and plastic surgery. While there’s definitely a correlation between her past and current ventures, direct experience in the field wasn’t the only impetus...

Curated by A Makeup Artist, Subscription Service The Beauty Edit Box Introduces Canadians To Emerging Brands

Agnes Fallen, founder of The Beauty Edit Box, was working in the beauty industry before she could legally order alcohol. At 17 years old, the Toronto-based entrepreneur got a job as a cosmetician at Shoppers Drug Mart....

With Kosa Body Care, A Sustainable Design Expert And Spa Owner Harnesses Ayurveda’s Healing Benefits For Hair And Skin

Kosa Wellness Spa founder Shilpa Sankaran was born in India, but spent her grade-school days in the small American town Middleton, Wis. As a kid attempting to integrate, she says, “I tried to separate myself from my...

Longtime Beauty Brand Strategist Lisa Adams Launches Shield+Heal At Target—And It Sells Out In Hours

For 20 years, retail strategist Lisa Adams has paired brands with prestige stores through her retail distribution and brand strategy business The Beauty Matchmakers, but she’s been building her collection of lipsticks, lip glosses and lip balms...