Mermaids And Natural Ingredients Are Much More Than Merely Trends To The Founder Of Captain Blankenship

Like an acrophobe becoming a helicopter pilot, Jana Blankenship overcame fragrance sensitivity to build the beauty brand Captain Blankenship. The trick to surmounting her scent incompatibility was switching from synthetic to natural ingredients. Captain Blankenship aims to...

Scrupulous Sourcing, Careful Store Selection, Spam Email And A Single SKU Spark The Rise Of Vintner’s Daughter

Much of the skincare on the market is the equivalent of boxed wine. Its contents are of questionable origins. It might get the job done in a pinch, but doesn’t inspire loyalty. It’s a disposable buy and looks...

Joséphine Cosmetics’ Sultry Organic Beauty Products Would Make Their Namesake Proud

It’s a bold move to christen a brand after beloved performer and fearless activist Josephine Baker. Sholayide Otugalu, owner of Joséphine Cosmetics, is confident her two-year-old makeup brand can live up to the name. The Brooklyn-based self-taught makeup artist felt...

This Recovering Alcoholic Is Motivated By Her Personal Struggles To Build A Big Beauty Brand

Some people have success handed to them, and others have to snatch success for themselves. From Molly With Love founder Molly Beane is a prime example of the latter. She overcame disadvantages in her youth and personal demons...

This Founder Left Corporate Life To Encourage Women To Indulge In Skincare

Gayatri Pradhan isn’t afraid to venture far to realize her dreams. A native of India, she set out for the United States to study and eventually settle. Once employed at large companies such as Deloitte and Unilever, she...

Now Discoverable: Skincare Brand Girl Undiscovered Brings Its Wild Ingredient Sourcing Stateside

Philippa Gebbie, CEO and co-founder of Auckland-based skincare brand Girl Undiscovered, is a serious contender for the most interesting woman...