Startups Promote Sex Toys As The Latest Wellness Must-Haves

Before they became known as gadgets geared toward enhancing sexual pleasure and spicing up people’s sex lives, vibrators were primarily marketed as health and beauty devices. The earliest vibrators were advertised as treatments for everything from uterine...

Mainstream Retailers Are Selling Sex Toys, But How Much Do They Know About Them?

At Walmart, women can shop for milk, bread, eggs, socks and school supplies along with sex toys. The brand PlusOne debuted at the megachain two years ago, and Walmart is far from the only mainstream retailer that’s...

Watch Out Fragrance. CBD Is Becoming A Contender For Valentine’s Day Sales.

In a recent blog post on its CBD and Tepezcohuite Body Oil, Life Elements highlights a review that raves, “This bottle of magic works as lubricant. The oil’s not advertised as that, nor have I seen another...

Mass-Market Beauty Powerhouses Are Banking On Indies In 2020

Mega-retailers are putting purchasing dollars behind indie brands to build beauty sales as legacy cosmetics players continue to slump. CVS, Walmart and Ulta Beauty, to name three, are adding more square footage to burgeoning lines they feel yield...

Spas Often Alienate Plus-Size Customers. Here’s How They Can Change.

Sheri Arcuria, a 38-year-old bookkeeper and author, was getting a massage at a spa when the masseuse instructed her, “You need to go to the gym.” The masseuse didn’t end there. “She said my bones were not big,...

How Ingestible Collagen Is Unlocking The Potential For Wellness Sales At Prestige Beauty Retailers

Known as the body’s scaffolding, collagen has structural importance for the beauty industry, too. The ingestible protein provides beauty retailers, particularly department stores and specialty chains, an opportunity to build supplement sales and acts as bridge to the...