Jillian Wright Departs IBMG As Company Charts New Course

Co-founder Jillian Wright is departing Indie Beauty Media Group as the company enters a new phase following a restructuring in 2020. Wright, who started IBMG’s landmark event, Indie Beauty Expo (IBE),

Adit Retailer Spotlight: Why Melanin Grace Founder Marti Moore Prefers The Term “Mindful” To “Clean”

After nearly 15 years as a marketing executive at big retailers like Macy’s and Hudson’s Bay, Marti Moore felt called to do something completely different: create an indie digital beauty marketplace with brands by and for...

Paula’s Choice Founder Paula Begoun On Being Controversial, Selling At The Right Time, Clean Beauty And Cosmetic Procedures

When Unilever revealed in June last year that it was buying Paula’s Choice from private equity firm TA Associates for a reported $2 billion, several people were caught off guard. Specifically, the heavily male direct-to-consumer booster contingent...

From An Ex-Beauty Editor, New Microbiome Skincare Brand Editrix Skips Probiotics In Favor Of Prebiotics And Postbiotics

It’s a good thing Editrix has a writer and editor as its founder and CEO—Dahlia Devkota was formerly beauty editor at the magazines Allure and W—because its products take some explaining. Launching today, the brand is the...

Nutraceutical Shutters Pioneering Natural Haircare And Skincare Brand Aubrey Organics

Nutraceutical is closing haircare and skincare brand Aubrey Organics, a staple of natural grocery shelves for decades. The company, which also owns beauty and personal care brands Heritage Store, Life-flo and Theraneem Naturals, disclosed the news...

From Early Champions Of Indie Beauty, New Brand Flyte.70 Takes A Modern Approach To Makeup For Women In Their 40s, 50s And Beyond

Elena Frankel and Carolyn Barber spent years helping to build other people’s beauty brands. Now, they’re building their own. The friends and business partners, who began in the beauty industry behind department store counters and were tastemakers in...