True Beauty Ventures Backs Aquis, A Brand Known For Hair Towels That’s Taking A Turn Into Treatments

For its first investment, True Beauty Ventures has ventured into haircare by backing Aquis, which is expanding beyond the moisture-wicking towels and turbans that put it on the beauty industry map. The young fund from Rich Gersten...

The Detox Market Acquires Clementine Fields To Bolster Its E-Commerce Operations

The Detox Market has acquired online natural beauty store Clementine Fields for an undisclosed amount. The move bolsters the clean beauty retailer’s digital and geographic reach in Canada, where Toronto-based Clementine Fields has strength in Western...

With Investment From Pharmapacks, Stories & Ink Looks To Become A Tattoo Aftercare Leader In The Beauty Segment

Electric Ink has an electric future ahead. The British brand born in 2016 to turn tattoo aftercare into a beauty endeavor is relaunching as Stories & Ink, the first venture from incubator The Others Beauty Co.,...

As The Beauty Industry Goes Vegan, Geltor Raises $91.3M To Supply It With Animal-Free Bioengineered Ingredients

In the food industry, plant protein companies Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods sales are soaring as people seek beef substitutes. In the beauty and wellness industry, Geltor is the closest corollary, and it’s increasingly becoming a go-to...

Algorithm-Powered Atolla Secures $2.5M In Funding On Its Way To Becoming A Preventative Skincare Pacesetter

Meghan Maupin, CEO and co-founder of direct-to-consumer brand Atolla, believes the current crop of algorithm-driven skincare products only scratches the surface of customization’s power. “Our primary goal is to build a longitudinal database where we can predict...

True Beauty Ventures Co-Founder Cristina Nuñez: Ready To Bankroll Change 

Cristina Nuñez is a beauty industry double threat. She comes to new firm True Beauty Ventures, which she started with veteran beauty investor Rich Gersten, with financial and operational chops. After graduating Duke University, Nuñez plunged into...