Gayle King’s Makeup Artist And Balaeyon Founder RaeDawn Brooks Wants People To Think Differently About Shea Butter

If Oprah Winfrey’s Instagram feed is an indication, at any given moment, she could be taking in the action on set, posing for pictures at an award show, running on the beach, promoting a book or...

The Lip Bar Launches Grant Program Bawse Ventures

The Lip Bar is launching grant program Bawse Ventures to support the next generation of BIPOC entrepreneurs. BIPOC founders with brands across consumer packaged goods categories can apply to receive grants of up to $25,000 in funding...

Luxury Skincare Brand N8iV Beauty Speaks To The Wealth Of The Native American Experience

Ruth-Ann Thorn is the first to admit N8iV Beauty is about image. The founder of Payómkawichum descent has an unwavering vision for the brand: She foresees it in billboards on Los Angeles’s Sunset Boulevard represented...

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Brand Jones Gets Underway With $1.1M From Warby Parker Founders’ VC Firm And Others

Fueled by $1.1 million in pre-seed funding, Jones has launched to ease people off of vaping, a challenge its creators know full well.  Striving to put a contemporary spin on the nicotine replacement...

Citruslabs And Sula Labs Partner To Close The Inclusivity Gap In Clinical Studies

Citruslabs and Sula Labs have joined forces to put representation front and center in clinical studies as they’re becoming table stakes for beauty brands. Historically, clinical studies of all sorts have excluded people of color,...

Cosmetica Teams Up With Celebrity Makeup Artist Katie Jane Hughes To Showcase Its Innovations

As beauty contract manufacturers increasingly step out of the shadows, Cosmetica Laboratories Inc. has partnered with celebrity makeup artist and content creator Katie Jane Hughes to spotlight trend-forward products it can produce for brands....