Post-Acquisition RMS Beauty Has Billion-Dollar Ambitions

A lot has changed for RMS Beauty since Beauty Independent’s Full Disclosure on founder Rose-Marie Swift in January 2019. Last August, investment firm Highlander Partners acquired the clean beauty brand, and Highlander managing director David...

Diving Into The Off-Price Beauty Business With David Klar, CEO Of Klar&Co. And Co-Founder Of Yes To

One business segment’s lemons are often another’s lemonade. That’s certainly true in the retail industry. While high inflation and broader economic uncertainty aren’t welcome signs to most in the sector, off-price retailers are pretty sanguine about them. In...

This 22-Year-Old Chemist Is Working To Make Sure The Skincare Formulation Process Includes People With Dark Skin Tones

Sula Labs’ name is a reference to Toni Morrison’s 1973 novel “Sula” focused on the relationship between friends Sula and Nel. In it, Morrison writes, “Sula never competed; she simply helped others define themselves.” AJ Addae, founder...

This Bath Products Brand Is Generating Millions By Providing Consumers Decadent Daily Escapes

After two hard years, beauty consumers are craving an escape—and there may be nothing more escapist than a decadent bath. With its premium clean bath salts, bath bombs, bath teas, bath soaks and bubble baths, Bathorium’s...

The TikTok Strategy Behind Winky Lux’s Viral Moments—And How It’s Turning Them Into Long-Term Business Wins

When Winky Lux launched seven years ago, it seemed tailor-made for the makeup moment. The beauty industry was adjusting to fast fashion’s speed, social media and an online selling model, and Winky Lux, which labeled itself the...

Why Saint Jane Is Broadening Its Story Beyond CBD To “Luxury Active Florals”

Casey Georgeson launched Saint Jane on January 28, 2019, the birthday of Jane Francis de Chantal, who was beatified to become Saint Jane, the clean CBD beauty brand’s namesake. “She was a baroness...