Okoko Cosmétiques Launches On Goop And Opens A Branded Concept Store

Oyéta Kokoroko started her brand Okoko Cosmétiques in 2016 with $30,000 and help from a business mentor. Today, the brand generates seven figures in annual revenues, has a workforce of 10 people, operates a concept store and...

New Makeup Brand Youthforia Is Built Explicitly For Post-Pandemic Beauty Exuberance

There’s been nothing frivolous about the past year. Amid the pandemic and political crises, the notion of relief from the gravity of global conditions in the impulsive pleasures of hanging out with friends to the wee hours of...

Meet The Growing Brand Out To Be A Cross Between Glossier And Patagonia For The Vaginal Wellness Category

Vaginal care specialist Momotaro Apotheca has had an impressive growth spurt over the last year. Now, founder Lindsay Wynn is looking to accelerate the growth with an infusion of outside capital. ...

Refillable Brand Fussy Says It Will Stop 1M Plastic Deodorant Containers From Entering The Environment

Before Matt Kennedy and Eddie Fisher established refillable deodorant brand Fussy, they worked in marketing for “the bad guys” at agencies such as Grey London, Lucky Generals and Wieden+Kennedy. In their marketing support roles, the pair grew...

Viviq Skin Health Uses Bioactive Technology To Address Scarring—And Everyday Skincare Concerns

In 2017, Andrea Nye was in a horrific accident on the New York City subway. She emerged from it with 32 stitches across her face—and a new lease on life. “I felt really good inside,” says Nye, president...

Pai’s Sarah Brown On Funding A Growing Brand, Renaming Products And Why Organic Skincare’s Moment Is Due

Pai Skincare is proof there’s no set-in-stone way to finance and grow a beauty brand. While venture capital has poured into the beauty industry, the London-based skincare brand has interspersed institutional funding with bank debt. Recently,...