After Launching On Amazon, Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs Shifts To Sephora. What Does The Move Say About Beauty Distribution Today?

When Lightspeed Ventures-backed and Lady Gaga-affiliated Haus Laboratories premiered exclusively on Amazon for pre-order on July 15, 2019, not coincidently Prime Day, before going fully live with the e-tailer in September that year, many in the beauty industry...

The Blaq Group Founder Ryan Channing, Who Showed The Power Of Social Media To Drive Skincare Sales, Dies At 32

Ryan Channing, a skincare entrepreneur who built The Blaq Group into a multimillion-dollar business with three brands, died suddenly in Bali at the age of 32. The Sydney-based company said in a statement that he had taken ill...

HydroPeptide Founder April Zangl Peck Is Closing Her Second Brand, Save Me From. She’s Spilling On Her Missteps So You Can Avoid Them.

After selling skincare brand HydroPeptide in 2016, April Zangl Peck was determined to do things differently with her second beauty venture. She began HydroPeptide in 2004 with a single formula produced by a small manufacturer, packaging that...

This 22-Year-Old Chemist Is Working To Make Sure The Skincare Formulation Process Includes People With Dark Skin Tones

Sula Labs’ name is a reference to Toni Morrison’s 1973 novel “Sula” focused on the relationship between friends Sula and Nel. In it, Morrison writes, “Sula never competed; she simply helped others define themselves.” AJ Addae, founder...

Blueland Extends Into Body Care With Its Mission To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Packaging

Blueland is taking its mission to end single-use plastic packaging into the shower with a new body wash. Unlike the brand’s previous tablet-to-product formulas, the body wash results from mixing a sachet’s worth of powder with water...

This Bath Products Brand Is Generating Millions By Providing Consumers Decadent Daily Escapes

After two hard years, beauty consumers are craving an escape—and there may be nothing more escapist than a decadent bath. With its premium clean bath salts, bath bombs, bath teas, bath soaks and bubble baths, Bathorium’s...

How Beauty Entrepreneurs’ And Execs’ Mothers Introduced Them To Beauty—And How They’re Introducing Their Kids To Beauty Differently (Or Not)

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, for this edition of our ongoing series posing questions relevant to indie beauty, we asked 44 beauty entrepreneurs and executives the following questions: What role did your mother play in introducing...