How Beauty Brands Are Responding To Mental Health Struggles Exacerbated By The Pandemic And Ongoing Racial Inequities

Almost exactly a year into the coronavirus public health crisis that’s limited human interaction, damaged the economy and ballooned the daily burden on women, the toll on mental health has reached epidemic levels. According to a data collected...

From SPACS To E-Commerce, Where Beauty Consumer And Investor Money Will Flow This Year

As vaccines roll out globally, the shape of the pandemic is changing. However, the effects of the great health calamity will be long-lasting for many sectors, including beauty. The online shopping revolution and shock to brand loyalty it...

Five Key Considerations For Beauty Brands Developing Their Amazon Strategies

For most emerging beauty brands, Amazon is by far the biggest external e-commerce opportunity. The pandemic has accelerated the number of people shopping online, spurring Amazon’s 2020 sales to surge 38%...

Is Body Care, Long Overlooked In The Beauty Industry, Finally Getting Its Due?

Body care, an oft-ignored category that’s risen during the pandemic, could be the next big beauty industry money maker. At least, that’s what many industry insiders believe. During an episode of Beauty Independent’s In Conversation...

Six Major Beauty Retail Changes The Pandemic Has Accelerated

Plenty of retailers took huge hits last year. According to Retail Dive’s count, nearly 30 filed for bankruptcy in 2020, including Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Century 21. However, amid the pandemic that shuttered stores and...

Move Over Skincare. Incubators Look To Other Categories To Grow Their Portfolios

Skincare, you’ve had a good run. As beauty incubators and investors eye the product landscape, they single out masstige body care, supplements and prestige haircare as big opportunities in 2021. During Beauty Independent’s In Conversation webinar last Wednesday,...