UOMA’s Sharon Chuter, Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew And Supergoop’s Holly Thaggard On Leading Mission-Driven Brands

A growing group of beauty entrepreneurs put mission over money. Three such beauty entrepreneurs—diversity champion Sharon Chuter, founder of UOMA Beauty, skin cancer fighter Holly Thaggard, founder and CEO of Supergoop,...

Inside The Box: Solving The Mysteries Of Paper Packaging

Bottles, jars and tubes aren’t the only beauty packaging units affecting the environment. Secondary packaging is a big part of the story, too. “Sixty-five-plus percent of secondary packaging is made out of paper,” said Nader Naeymi-Rad, co-founder of...

Community Comes First For Beacon Awards Winner Rizos Curls Founder Julissa Prado

Community is one of the biggest consumer packaged goods brand buzzwords of 2020. Entrepreneurs want to build communities. Investors want to fund brands that have them. Consumers want to join them. Why...

The Tradeoffs Posed By Different Beauty Packaging Materials

Glass isn’t a sustainable packaging panacea. As beauty brands seek to replace plastic, the material has become a go-to alternative, but every alternative has trade-offs. Glass is energy intensive to produce, heavy to ship and relatively easy to...

What’s Changed For Beauty Employers And Employees Amid The Pandemic?

The pandemic and the power of indie beauty are reshaping hiring and professional development in the beauty industry. Rather than giants like Coty and L’Oréal turning to outside assistance to fill executive-level positions, it’s increasingly emerging...

Strange Bird Founder Tina Chow Rudolf Opens Up About Why She Chose Her Contract Manufacturer

In a Beauty Independent article that ran in July last year asking 15 beauty brand founders how they chose their contract manufacturer, only one, Tina Chow Rudolf, founder of Strange Bird, revealed her skincare brand’s contract...