Personal Care Company Beast Brands Receives $3M In Series A Funding

Beast’s bank account has gotten quite a bit bigger. The personal care brand known for invigorating formulas has raised over $3 million in a series A round led by Callais Capital Management with participation from Sand Hill...

This Indie Beauty Brand Made Hand Sanitizer Long Before It Was A Big Deal

Long before there were social media-savvy hand sanitizer brands like Touchland, Olika and Merci Handy, there was Jao Brand and Purell. Jao is the anti-Purell. Launched in 1997, it’s stylish hand sanitizer is upscale, multipurpose,...

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Sundaily’s Sale To Grove Collaborative

In December, an unsolicited retailer asked Sundaily if it would consider being acquired. Chris Tolles, co-founder of the then less than 2-year-old ingestible beauty brand, hadn’t planned to pursue a deal so soon, but the inbound inquiry...

Beauty Brand Investors Reveal Key Valuation Considerations

What compels seasoned investors to write a $1 million check, a life-changing amount for most indie beauty entrepreneurs, for one brand versus another? Last week’s Beauty Independent In Conversation webinar on venture capital dug into that question. To...

Men’s Makeup Brand War Paint Secures More Than $1M To Propel Expansion

War Paint is on a path to major expansion. Armed with an investment of 1 million pounds or $1.27 million, the London-based men’s makeup brand has set its sights on spreading beyond the United Kingdom to become...

Beauty Industry Insiders Applaud Puig’s Purchase Of Charlotte Tilbury

With a spot of Magic Cream and a slew of famous fans, Charlotte Tilbury is bringing pizzazz to a classy, but staid roster of properties at Puig. The venerable family-owned Spanish fragrance and fashion company with Paco Rabanne,...