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...

The FDA Issues Stern Warnings On CBD. What Do They Mean For The Market?

The Food and Drug Administration has come down hard on CBD. Last month, the agency cautioned Americans that it hasn’t concluded whether cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive constituent of cannabis abbreviated as CBD, is OK for human or animal...

The Startups Changing The Broken Beauty School System

There’s been plenty of reasons to become a beauty school dropout. Professional beauty training in this country has been largely administrated by small privately-owned entities teaching techniques many salon and spa industry experts consider outdated and frequently leaving...