Gen Z Consumers Are Skipping Deodorant. Will They Foul The Deodorant Market?

When Lila Negrete entered tweenhood, her peers at school began using deodorant, and she encountered the dizzying rows of it that occupy stores. She asked her mom for one and was given a Dove deodorant to...

Doctors Are Skincare’s Biggest Stars (Again)

There’s a new generation of doctors entering the beauty industry that have gone from medicine to social media to skincare merchandise. Their brands, including Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty, Jori, Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty, PillowtalkDerm...

Digital Beauty Consultation Startups Take Professional Product Guidance Beyond Spas, Salons And Stores

It’s not easy to find the right beauty product. That’s a major reason why assistance from retail staff and in-store purchases have been so important in the beauty industry. To this day, around two-thirds of prestige beauty and...

The Uneven Evolution Of Beauty Accelerator Programs

With a biopharmaceutical and not beauty industry background, AbsoluteJOI founder Anne Beal figured she only knew 10% of what she needed to know to operate a successful beauty business when she launched her skincare brand in...

Is Biotechnology The Answer To Beauty’s Sustainability Problem?

When the clean beauty movement began to gain traction in the 2010s, it would’ve been unimaginable for brands in it to tout anything engineered in a lab. “Chemicals” were the clean beauty bogeyman, and most clean beauty brands...

What Version Of Sex Is Sexual Wellness Selling?

Items such as vibrators and lubricants were historically sold almost exclusively in sex shops, hidden from people who didn’t seek them out. Nowadays, though, the sex products industry is increasingly merging with the wellness industry. Sex toys are...