Johnson & Johnson Vet Rachel Behm Joins The Entrepreneurial Ranks With New Microbiome-Focused Inside-Out Brand Layers

The microbiome—bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that blanket humans internally and externally to fend off disease, aid in digestion, bolster immunity and even regulate emotions—isn’t limited to the skin or the gut, so brand Layers doesn’t restrict...

Locked In To The Loc’d Community, Haircare Brand Peculiar Roots Is Blossoming

“You have to be strong within yourself to get locs. I have several companies, but, if I show up in a meeting tomorrow, I’m going to be perceived differently because people may have negative stereotypes about locs. Even...

Biography Tells Its Story Of Active Face Oils At Clean Beauty Retailer Onda Beauty

When Linda Alixe Thompson launched Olie Biologique in 2012, its face oil forte was an anomaly in an American market that considered oils a strange proposition for skincare. In the ensuing years, face oils became so commonplace...

The Glow Down: What Led To The End Of Becca Cosmetics

Becca Cosmetics’ Champagne Pop bubble has burst. On Wednesday, Estée Lauder Companies Inc. revealed the brand known for products packing on the glow will turn out its lights at the end of September, leaving competitors outpacing it...

Why We Are Paradoxx’s Yolanda Cooper Raised $4M In Five Rounds Over Three Years

Before Yolanda Cooper launched the eco-conscious hair products brand We Are Paradoxx, she realized two fundamentals about getting it off the ground: She had to secure lot of money to produce its Supernova cordless curling and straightening...

This Gen Z-Focused Brand Incubator Is Letting Celebrities And Influencers Take The Reins

Over the last several weeks, there’s been a number of articles pontificating about the beauty products that have replaced fragrances in the celebrity empire-building repertoire. Vogue and Vice proclaimed sex toys are today’s celebrity fragrances.

Why Amazon Is The Next Big Breeding Ground For Beauty M&A

On Wednesday, Unybrands, an outfit billing itself as a serial acquirer of Fulfillment By Amazon, e-commerce and direct-to-consumer stores, announced a $25 million round of funding involving investors the likes of Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, Public Goods...