Carbon Offsetting In Beauty: The Good, The Complicated And The Controversial

As beauty and wellness brands sprint to brandish their eco-conscious bona fides, many are adding carbon neutrality to their growing to-do list of green initiatives. Being carbon neutral doesn’t mean beauty brands don’t emit carbon in the course...

What’s Holding Back The Great Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Rush To China?  

When the history of the indie beauty movement is written, one of the major turning points may be China stepping away from its requirement that international cosmetics brands test on animals to sell at stores within the massive...

How Indie Brands Can Appeal To Harrods And Harvey Nichols Beauty Buyers

Even the most prestige of prestige beauty in the United Kingdom is getting democratized. Harrods, for example, is reaching beyond its illustrious Knightsbridge flagship location to British beauty consumers outside of London with its new concept H...

Five Strategies For Developing Beauty Products For Diverse Customer Bases

Beauty brand founders often develop a product because of a problem they have, but a product aimed at a single person doesn’t generally result in a successful brand. Products must be developed for a varied population being constantly...

With Mother’s Day Around The Corner, Brand Founders And Execs Share How Their Moms Inspire Them

In this Mother’s Day edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 20 founders and executives: What role has your mom played in inspiring or helping your brand?

Minneapolis Beauty Entrepreneurs On Running A Business During A Year Of Police Brutality, Social Uprising And Resilience

It’s been a heavy year for Minneapolis. George Floyd’s death in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of the city on May 25 last year sparked outrage and worldwide protests as people demanded justice for his killing and systemic change...