Cannabis Beauty And Wellness Company Leaders On Where The CBD Market Is Heading

More than two years out from the federal Farm Bill that legalized the hemp trade in the United States and ushered in a beauty industry CBD boom, we wanted to check in with cannabis beauty and wellness brand...

An Autopsy Of Rodin Olio Lusso And The Challenges Conglomerates Face Taking Over Small Brands

From 2014 to 2016, Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. acquired seven brands—Rodin Olio Lusso, Becca Cosmetics, Too Faced, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, By Kilian, Le Labo and GlamGlow—and boosted the size of its minority stake in an eighth,...

DTC Versus Wholesale: Where Beauty Brands Are Really Selling

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 25 brand founders and executives: What percentage of your business is direct versus wholesale? Is that the breakdown you want?

How Beauty Unicorns Are Made

In the wake of big beauty transactions such as Puig’s reported $1 billion acquisition of Charlotte Tilbury and Shiseido’s $845 million pickup of Drunk Elephant, speculation is rampant in the industry about the brands that might...

Sun Protection Brands View Gwyneth Paltrow’s Spotty Sunscreen Application Going Viral As A Teaching Moment

Gwyneth Paltrow recently came under fire for something unrelated to exploding vagina-themed candles or unsubstantiated claims about yoni eggs.  Last week, after Vogue posted a video of the Goop founder and actress sharing...

Social Media Audio App Clubhouse Adds Payment Option For Creators

Paid speaking engagements aren’t only in-person gigs now. Clubhouse has introduced a program enabling people to send money to speakers on its platform.  “We’re thrilled to begin rolling out Payments—our first monetization feature...