The End Of Roe Has Emboldened Sexual Wellness Entrepreneurs And Investors

Sexual health and wellness companies have been on a tear for the past few years, making unprecedented gains in market capitalization, retail distribution and funding. But outside forces have the potential to bring the boom to an...

How Beauty And Wellness Brands Can Really Make A Difference In The Fight For Reproductive Rights

When the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month to allow states to prohibit abortions, beauty brands were quick speak out on social media against the decision. Benefit wrote on Instagram that it...

Realizing The $2.6B Opportunity Beauty Is Missing By Not Fully Supporting Black-Founded Brands

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, consumers, retailers and media companies rushed to support Black-owned businesses in an attempt to level a playing field that was historically off-kilter. It seemed the country had woken up—or at least...

Where Are All The Latinx Women-Founded Beauty Brands With VC Funding?

Sandra Velasquez has bootstrapped Nopalera, her bath and body care brand that launched in November 2020, since its inception. To her, bootstrapping doesn’t mean investing millions or even thousands of dollars in the business. “I literally started...

Should The Spa Industry Fight For The Legalization Of Sex Work?

In March 2021, a white man killed eight people—primarily Asian women—in shootings at three Atlanta area spas. The man, 23-year-old Robert Aaron Long, is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty and could face the death penalty....

The State Of Indie Beauty

Celestyna Brozek started the skincare brand Moss in 2015 at what she describes as a “magical moment in time” to build an indie beauty brand. Instagram didn’t have an algorithm yet. Consumers were excited to understand INCI...