Four Years After Launching With A Single SKU, Slow Beauty Brand Ouli’s Ointment Puts Out A Second Multipurpose Product

When Stephanie G-M’s yia-yia fell ill with dementia in 2014, she began to reflect on her deep link to the Greek island Zakynthos, where she spent most of her childhood. “’When she goes, what’s going to tie me...

How Indie Beauty Brands Are Celebrating Diwali—And Inviting Everyone To Join In

As brands inspired by Indian beauty or I-Beauty multiply, the traditions that inform it are increasingly becoming part of the conversation in the beauty industry outside of India. Holiday traditions, of course, are important facets of cultures around...

How Bath And Body Care Brand Sister Sky Puts Native American Ideas Of Wellness Into Practice

When Sister Sky co-founder Monica Simeon’s six-month-old son Kevin suffered from severe eczema, she did what most parents would do. She rushed him to a doctor in the hopes there’d be a medical solution to his irritated...

Masami Powers Premium Clean Haircare Products With Nutrient-Packed Japanese Seaweed

After more than a quarter century as an advertising executive at companies such as McCann Erickson, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and J. Walter Thompson, it takes a lot to impress Lynn Power. But when James Hammett, a longtime...

New Skincare Brand Hyper Skin Hyper-Targets Hyperpigmentation Starting With A Supercharged Vitamin C Serum

When Desiree Verdejo owned Harlem beauty boutique Vivrant Beauty from 2015 to 2018, she was surrounded by hundreds of skincare products. Despite having them at her disposal, she couldn’t find a formula that adequately addressed the hormonal pimples...

Cosmetic Chemist Ginger King Pays Homage To Renowned Business Figures With New Brand FanLoveBeauty

During a FUBU event last March at Century21 in New York, cosmetic chemist Ginger King, a superfan of the clothing label’s founder Daymond John from “Shark Tank,” spotted John applying lip balm. She took the opportunity to tell...

Eye-Catching CBD Specialist Shea Brand Catches On At Retailers Across The Country

Cannabis beauty brand Shea Brand didn’t launch with CBD. The inclusion of the cannabinoid came after co-founder Austin Katz, a former medical cannabis grower, viewed the power of the ingredient firsthand. Stricken with Parkinson’s, his uncle suffered...