Multi-Brand Beauty Company Rare Beauty Brands Launches With The Acquisition Of Plant Apothecary

Rare Beauty Brands, a new company from the leadership of Patchology built to foster emerging brands, has purchased Plant Apothecary. The company focuses on brands with groundbreaking entrepreneurs spearheading product development, clear points of differentiation and...

Teen Wellness Brand Blume Is Growing Up With $3M In Funding

Blume is out to make a tumultuous life transition a little less so by providing teens and tweens natural skincare and period products they can trust. Now, it’s making a business transition from early startup to budding...

Fast-Growing Wellness Supplement Brand 8Greens Receives Minority Investment From Prelude Growth Partners

Wellness supplement brand 8Greens has added a new sort of green to its business: a minority investment from Prelude Growth Partners. Created by former model and cancer survivor Dawn Russell, 8Greens has achieved 400% annual sales...

New Clean Beauty And Wellness VC Firm Sekhmet Ventures Launches With Investment In Ingestible Brand Stamba

Sekhmet Ventures, a new venture capital firm dedicated to the beauty and wellness category, has launched with an investment in superfood ingestible brand Stamba. The firm is putting seed investments ranging primarily from $500,000 to $1.5 million...

What’s Next For Private Equity Firm NextWorld Evergreen And Its Retail Wunderkind Credo?

NextWorld Evergreen has quietly become a power player in the better-for-you consumer goods universe. The private equity firm backs clean beauty chain Credo and plant-based color cosmetics brand W3ll People. Like the beauty concepts it’s invested in,...

The $900M Elemis Deal: What High Valuations Mean For Indie Beauty Brands

The beauty bull market received another upward jolt earlier this month with the revelation that global beauty giant L’Occitane had acquired British skincare leader Elemis for $900 million. L’Occitane, which was the first...