“What Am I Putting On My Kids?”: Documentary “Toxic Beauty” Investigates The Impacts Of Personal Care Chemicals

A documentarian with over a decade of experience, Phyllis Ellis didn’t expect “Toxic Beauty,” her newest film exploring the effects of chemicals in personal care products on consumers’ health, would be taken so personally by viewers. She’s been...

Gloryscent Beauty Joins A Growing Group Of Skincare Brands Catering To Women Of Color

Haircare and color cosmetics have undergone inclusive transformations. Now, it’s skincare’s turn. The hot beauty segment is starting to seriously cater to a diverse clientele with emerging brands like Bolden, Epara, Rose Ingleton MD, Violet...

Started With A Single Facial Oil, Flora Mirabilis Is Taking The Slow Path To Growth

In an era of instant gratification, Flora Mirabilis founder Jordan LaFragola prefers to take a slow and steady approach to building her skincare brand, even if it means spending three years to perfect a single face oil...

New DTC Brand Jane Makes CBD Products Fun

CBD doesn’t have to be super serious. New direct-to-consumer brand Jane is injecting levity into the cannabis wellness and beauty segment with a namesake fictional character that sunbathes, dances, parties, chills out and reels off catchy one-liners...

New Eco-Conscious British Brand Kind2 Is Reinventing The Shampoo Bar

Sue Campbell, a former managing director at Asian arm of professional search firm Korn Ferry, didn’t set out to launch a haircare brand. She wanted to develop a plastic-free product that would be used frequently to do her...

Indie Beauty Brands Register Strong Black Friday And Cyber Monday Sales, But Concerns Over Consumer Confidence Linger

Although big beauty companies entered the Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounting fray with unparalleled force last week, smaller players discovered there remained plenty of room to snag customers looking for deals. Overall results from the frenzied holiday shopping...