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...

Cruelty-Free Beauty Box Service Petit Vour Looks To Push Its Business To The Next Level With Equity Crowdfunding

When cruelty-free merchandise was difficult to find on beauty aisles six years ago, Petit Vour offered a discovery platform for customers hunting for beauty products meeting high ethical and aesthetic standards. Today, with the market headed in...

With An Unsuccessful SeedInvest Campaign In Its Rear-view Mirror, From Molly With Love Gives Crowdfunding A Second Try On Indiegogo

Molly Beane won’t let a misstep stop her. Her skincare brand, From Molly With Love, didn’t reach its capital target during a SeedInvest campaign last year, but she’s moved on from that letdown to return to...

New World Natural Brands Adds Nügg Beauty To A Swelling Portfolio

New World Natural Brands has acquired Nügg Beauty to assemble a portfolio of four brands in less than a year. The emerging personal care holding company’s purchase of the face mask specialist started by Conny Wittke,...

Showerless Body-Care Startup Busy Beauty Raises $500K To Streamline Personal Maintenance

Busy Beauty, the startup simplifying personal maintenance, has cleaned up with $500,000 from several high-profile investors. The investors backing the emerging brand include former Burt’s Bees and Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle, partner at One Better Ventures,...

Schmidt’s Naturals Creator Jaime Schmidt Pivots From CPG Entrepreneur To Investor With New Firm Color

Husband and wife Chris Cantino and Jaime Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, have formed investment firm Color to fund companies led by women, minorities and other societally-disadvantaged groups, and backed nut butter startup Wild Friends Foods. Color...