The Disjointed State Of Indie Beauty In 2023

It’s a topsy turvy time for indie beauty. While the pandemic instigated upheaval as retailers were forced to suspend store operations and supply chains were disrupted, it also sent customers searching for and purchasing beauty products online, leading...

Does Amyris’s Bankruptcy Raise Red Flags About Beauty’s Love Affair With Biotechnology?

In June, Debut revealed it had closed a $34 million series B round led by L’Oréal’s venture capital arm, giving the beauty conglomerate an inside track on perhaps thousands of beauty and personal care ingredients...

What Really Happens To Returned Beauty Products?

If 2023 ends up anything like the past two years, consumers could return more than $816 billion worth of merchandise purchased from American retailers, cementing an ongoing problem the beauty industry is quietly grappling with: What’s...

The Next Stage Of The Textured Haircare Market Is All About Addressing Customer Diversity

Procter & Gamble’s acquisition of Mielle Organics early this year represented a profound milestone not just for the two companies, but for textured haircare generally. It marked three of the four biggest beauty companies in...

How Private Equity Is Remaking Beauty Manufacturing

After private equity firm Wind Point Partners-owned Voyant Beauty acquired competitor KIK Personal Care in 2020, the contract manufacturer ended an emerging brands unit dedicated to clients purchasing minimum order quantities under 5,000 pieces. “When you...

The Future Of Dermatology Is Intertwined With Beauty And Aesthetics

At one time, dermatologists were limited to treating skin cancer, warts, moles, acne, psoriasis and more gnarly skin conditions. Today, they still diagnose and handle those conditions, but the scope of dermatology has been dramatically enlarged with the...