With The Stock Market And VC Down This Year, What’s The Deal Environment Like For Emerging Beauty And Wellness Brands?

When beauty and wellness companies examine economic indictors, they can easily see many of them don’t look all that beautiful or well. For the stock market, 2022 has been a punishing year—and prognosticators don’t forecast its fortunes...

After Launching On Amazon, Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs Shifts To Sephora. What Does The Move Say About Beauty Distribution Today?

When Lightspeed Ventures-backed and Lady Gaga-affiliated Haus Laboratories premiered exclusively on Amazon for pre-order on July 15, 2019, not coincidently Prime Day, before going fully live with the e-tailer in September that year, many in the beauty industry...

Looking To Enter The Mom And Baby Category? Here Are Some Factors To Consider.

More and more beauty entrepreneurs are looking to create mom and baby products, which they view as filling a white space and having the potential to attract loyal lifetime customers. However, the mom and baby category isn’t the...

Former Amazon And CVS Executive Set To Launch Livestreaming Beauty App Trendio

Trendio, a video-focused beauty shopping platform, is set to emerge from a beta testing period in the summer to officially launch this fall. The platform will be a competitor to Flip, Newness and Supergreat in a beauty...

Beauty Industry Insiders Review HBO Max’s Docuseries “Not So Pretty”: Is It Fearmongering Or Informative?

Last month, HBO Max released “Not So Pretty,” a four-part docuseries exploring the “ugly” side of the beauty industry. According to the publication Glossy, following its premiere, a #notsopretty hashtag popped up on TikTok and racked up...

HydroPeptide Founder April Zangl Peck Is Closing Her Second Brand, Save Me From. She’s Spilling On Her Missteps So You Can Avoid Them.

After selling skincare brand HydroPeptide in 2016, April Zangl Peck was determined to do things differently with her second beauty venture. She began HydroPeptide in 2004 with a single formula produced by a small manufacturer, packaging that...