“Nothing Short Of Extraordinary”: A Look At Beauty’s Performance In The Second Quarter

“I am ready to share some exhilarating numbers with you,” said Larissa Jensen, VP and beauty advisor at market research firm The NPD Group, to kick off Beauty Independent’s quarterly snapshot In Conversation webinar...

What It Was Like For The Founders Of Selfmade, Mad Rabbit And Cake To Raise Early-Stage Funding

Securing funding can be difficult for brands at any time, but beauty and wellness entrepreneurs that have accomplished it largely agree that the first few dollars are often the most challenging. In the most recent episode of Beauty...

The First Principles Of Sunscreen For Brands That Want To Add It To Their Assortments

Sunscreen increasingly isn’t just a summertime staple—and that’s not the only way the product is changing. During the most recent installment of Beauty Independent’s In Conversation webinar series last Wednesday, sun protection experts shared their thoughts...

Beauty Packaging Isn’t Recycled As Much As It Should Be. Here Are Six Steps Brands Can Take To Help It Get Recycled More.

In April of this year, a Fast Company article heralded TerraCycle as “a company that can recycle just about anything.” Nearly four months later, a Vox piece dug into a lawsuit against TerraCycle, which has claimed...

Six Tips For Succeeding At Retail As An Indie Beauty Brand 

“A brand’s job isn’t over once they have that first purchase order in hand,” says Natasha Goldberg, who heads the retail success team at Adit, a program from Beauty Independent parent...

The Essentials Of EU And UK Beauty Product Regulatory Compliance

“Get your compliance right. Then, get your marketing off the ground,” said Peter Mudahy, CEO of Pak Group, speaking about beauty product regulatory compliance in the European Union and United Kingdom. “Without compliance, you don’t have a...