“Mediterranean Diet For My Face”: Former WWD Digital Director Sophia Chabbott Launches Testament Beauty At Saks Fifth Avenue

Sophia Chabbott’s nearly 15 years of experience as an editor at Women’s Wear Daily, Glamour and Saks Fifth Avenue allowed her to spend plenty of time in beauty closets, which she happily walked away from with bags’ worth...

Majenye Founder Yetunde Alabi Manifested Her Crystal-Infused Beauty Brand Into Whole Foods

While living in Florida, Majenye founder Yetunde Alabi’s skin was the best it had ever been. “It was just super dewy and glowing and pretty,” she says. After leaving the south to settle in Washington, D.C., where...

“Dragon’s Den” Contestant Bushbalm Is On Track To Hit $15 Million In Sales This Year And $30 Million Next Year

While on his honeymoon in 2016, Bushbalm co-founder Tim Burns needed a product he couldn’t exactly get from room service. In short, he wanted to clean up his pubic area. On a whim, Burns decided to task...

Kinfield Executes Its Biggest Product Launch Yet In Tandem With Madewell And Outdoor Voices Events

Between this month and last, Kinfield founder Nichole Powell has traveled or will travel to Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Austin and Miami for her 2-year-old outdoor essentials brand’s first-ever series of IRL events to...

AbsoluteJOI’s Anne Beal On Glossier’s Grant, Application Processes And The Changes Still Needed To Support Black-Owned Brands

During the racial reckoning that occurred last year, hundreds of companies across industries scrambled to make pledges, offer grants and create opportunities for BIPOC employees. In the beauty industry, Glossier launched a $500,000 grant program to assist Black-owned...

This New Natural K-Beauty Brand Brings High-Concept Design To Everyday Skincare Products

Xuyoni founder Juyeon Pae was a violinist in a past life. She received a doctoral degree in musical arts from Yonsei University in her native South Korea, played in the Seoul Chamber Orchestra while teaching music majors...