Velvet Pops The Cork On Serious Skincare With A Not-So-Serious Attitude

Kate Lee has a dual professional personality. By day, she’s busy crunching numbers to evaluate clinical research as a health informatics analyst. By night, she dreams up beauty product formulas and packaging design for her emerging brand, Velvet,...

Silk Therapeutics Takes Science In A Clean Skincare Direction

Gregory Altman and Rebecca Lacouture, the brainiacs behind Silk Therapeutics, are smarter than Beauty Independent, but we’ll try to summarize their discoveries for simple folks like us. The skincare company founders figured out how to stabilize liquefied silk...

Indie Beauty Media Group Unveils Entrepreneurial Education Platform BeautyX

Indie Beauty Media Group is enhancing its educational programming with the introduction of BeautyX, an evolution of its CONNECT INDIE initiative providing knowledge and resources to beauty entrepreneurs through panel discussions and classes. BeautyX will kick off in...

Argan Oil Authority Kahina Giving Beauty Is In It For The Long Haul

Kahina Giving Beauty founder Katharine L’Heureux never set out to be a beauty entrepreneur. Raised on a vineyard in Napa Valley, she received an English degree from UC Berkeley before starting her career in New York publishing and...

Lau Botanicals Is (Almost) A Hawaiian Vacation In A Bottle

Lau Botanicals is bringing the spirit of Kauai to skincare. Launching late February, the brand from aesthetician Hillary Navarrette will release four products – Island Glow Serum, Awakening Cleansing Oil, Goddess Body Oil and Healing Propolis Balm –...

True Wild Botanics Tells A Personal And Personal Care Story Through Plants

Plants are intimately intertwined with the professional and personal lives of husband-and-wife Nisreen Azar and Scott Ward. The couple met through their careers — she’s an arborist and he runs a gardening business — and have joined forces...