Beauty Companies Join The Menstrual Realness Movement

When Claire Zhao got her period at age 15, she broke down in tears. “I was very scared. There was a stigma and taboo around it,” she remembers. “I didn’t know what to tell my mom and dad....

Will Ingredient Sourcing Transparency Be The New Label Reading?

As skincare companies jumped on the rose hip craze, Bloomsbury Sq. founder Niambi Cacchioli ran into trouble obtaining the ingredient for her natural beauty brand’s merchandise. “It was out of stock everywhere, and that was...

The Holiday Scramble To Gain Influencer Attention Begins

Santa Claus delivers countless presents, but buzz isn’t one of them. As the holiday marketing stampede begins, beauty brands are hustling to package their social media campaigns for the critical gift-gifting season. The battle to attract the attention...

Goodbye Matte and Hello Shine: Lip Glosses And The Makeup Minimalism Movement

Kylie Jenner is learning a cardinal beauty business lesson: customers quickly move on from a trendy cosmetics product. After building a brand on track to generate nearly $400 million in sales this year based on...

Makeup Brands Scare Up Halloween Beauty Sales

Makeup brands and retailers are expecting treats for their balance sheets this Halloween. With the National Retail Federation forecasting that U.S. spending for the spooky day will climb 8.3% to a record $9.1 billion, beauty companies morphing customers...

Personal Care Consumers Go On Armpit Detoxes In Droves

From a young age, 34-year-old Zabana Essentials founder Shanell Edwards battled a finicky digestive system. To keep things running smoothly on the inside, she decided to eliminate gluten, and began ingesting activated charcoal and apple...