Smoke Founder Kathleen Currie On The Opportunities And Pitfalls Of Passion Projects

Smoke founder Kathleen Currie’s essential oils formulas are motivated by passion and imagination, and rarely the bottom line. That approach is helpful for producing beautiful fragrances, but not the best for supporting a sustainable company. Currie has been...

This Mother-And-Daughter Duo’s Cheerful Skincare Brand Will Make You Smile

Most women would tear their mothers to shreds if they had to work with them regularly. Micaela Hoo isn’t like most women and neither is her mother Dawn Marie. The spunky duo behind Drifter Organics manages to infuse...

Sepai Laboratories Delivers Not One, Not Two, But Three Complex Skincare Brands

Sepai Laboratories founder Paola Gugliotta literally grew up in a lab watching and assisting her molecular biologist mother. She’s since taken the pipette into her own hands and founded a trio of skincare brands: the romantic...

Meet The Vegan Mascara Green Beauty Lovers Go Gaga For

Lily Lolo has the natural lash game on lock. If the 220-plus five-star reviews on Petit Vour‘s website, the more than 100 on The Detox Market’s or nearly 70 on Credo’s are to...

This Entrepreneur is Building A Brand That Supports Emotional Balance With A Few Sniffs

When Lara Morgan’s hotel amenities business Pacific Direct Ltd. took her thousands of miles away from home day after day, she relied on aromatherapy to surmount the toughest moments. “I believe we can be brave...

Pour Moi Brings Premium Product At Attainable Prices To Climate Conscious Millennials

After a year rife with natural disasters, Pour Moi founder and president Ulli Haslacher feels the world is ready for her brand’s climate-smart skincare. “We have the wildfires here [in California],” laments...