Estée Lalonde On How The Pandemic And Black Lives Matter Are Changing The Beauty Influencer Business

The pandemic has put the careers of most influencers in flux. Beauty and lifestyle guru Estée Lalonde’s career is no exception. The break from big events and splashy campaigns has allowed her to ponder the state of the...

Clean Skincare Brand Versed Ventures Into The Growing Adult Acne Segment

Once you have adult responsibilities, you should be able to forget about acne. Unfortunately, that’s not the case—and pimples rear their stubborn blackheads and whiteheads on the faces of people of all ages. At the very least,

P&G Ventures-Backed Bodewell Wants To Put An End To Eczema Sufferers Cycling Through Disappointing Products

In 2016, Jamie Duff had recently sold the brand he co-founded, Stolen Rum, to beverage investment company Liquid Asset Brands, and he was extremely stressed. The stress exacerbated eczema he usually kept at bay. “I had found...

How Glow By Daye Is Transitioning From Amazon Seller To Full-Fledged Beauty Brand

An entrepreneurial desire simmered inside Ranay Orton, but she wasn’t sure what to apply it to. She liked her job—she worked in sales for the pharmaceutical company Abbott from 2010 to 2014 before joining Roche in a similar...

“Stitch Fix For Skincare”: New E-Tailer Kura Skin Makes It Easy To Put Together Skincare Routines

Not everybody is dissecting AHAs on Reddit. Kura Skin assembles customized skincare regimens for consumers who aren’t armchair cosmetic chemists. Directed by a quiz covering age, location, existing product usage, and skin concerns, sensitivity, tone and type,...

This Indie Beauty Brand Made Hand Sanitizer Long Before It Was A Big Deal

Long before there were social media-savvy hand sanitizer brands like Touchland, Olika and Merci Handy, there was Jao Brand and Purell. Jao is the anti-Purell. Launched in 1997, it’s stylish hand sanitizer is upscale, multipurpose,...

Susan Yara, Naturium And The Makings Of An Influencer Controversy

In a beauty influencer universe that’s seen hairy lipsticks from Jaclyn Hill and a mélange of intrigue from Jeffree Star, James Charles, Shane Dawson and Tati Westbrook sustaining several tea accounts, Susan Yara was different. A former...