Clean Cosmetics Brand Kosås Receives Financial Investment From CircleUp Growth Partners

Los Angeles-based clean color cosmetics brand Kosås has received a minority investment from institutional fund CircleUp Growth Partners. The capital will be used to enlarge distribution domestically and internationally to...

Amalie Beauty Changes Hands As Its Founder Focuses On The Private-Label Side Of The Beauty Industry

Megan Cox has sold the brand Amalie Beauty to Kristen Anderson, a veteran sales and marketing executive, to turn her attention to building private-label cosmetics and packaging company Genie Supply. Both Cox and Anderson had been...

Perfumer’s Apprentice Acquires Scent Trunk To Extend Its Reach To Consumers

Perfumer’s Apprentice has acquired subscription service Scent Trunk to add a consumer component to a business that’s been behind the fragrance scenes. The Scotts Valley, Calif.-based company supplying fragrance ingredients to niche brands has been closely...

From Molly With Love Raises Funds On SeedInvest, Prepares To Enter Francesca’s Locations

From Molly With Love is filling its coffers with seed funding and its distribution network with Francesca’s stores. The natural skincare brand has gone live on the SeedInvest equity crowdfunding platform connecting accredited investors and the...

W3ll People Receives Minority Investment From Credo Backer NextWorld Evergreen

W3ll People aims to reach more people with help from new investor NextWorld Evergreen. The San Francisco-based private equity firm that backs beauty retailer Credo, coffee roaster Peet’s Coffee & Tea and tea purveyor Kusmi Tea has...

Dollars And Scents: Skylar Body Raises $3M To Fuel Growth

In a sign that the investor appetite for natural perfumes is swelling, Skylar Body has snapped up $3 million in funding after less than a year on the market. The budding brand attracted heavy hitters in the...