Where Beauty Brand Founders Think DEI Initiatives Stand Today In The Wake Of The Lawsuit Against Fearless Fund

Fearless Fund, the Black women-owned venture capital firm backing early-stage businesses owned by women of...

All The Ways Emerging Beauty Brands Fund Their Businesses

Among direct-to-consumer brands, there’s a lot of talk of technology stacks or all the different tools used to run e-commerce and digital consumer interactions, but financial stacks or all the different mechanisms brands depend on to fund their...

What’s With All The Secrecy About The Relationship Between Beauty Manufacturers And Brands?

Traditionally in the beauty industry, brands have kept their contract manufacturers under wraps and vice versa, and the main tool to enforce secrecy has been a non-disclosure agreement. There are reasons to believe that greater candidness...

Is Prestige Beauty Hitting Its Peak? Beauty Industry Insiders Don’t Think So.

In a recent Business of Fashion article, beauty correspondent Daniela Morosini wrote, “In beauty, prestige may be at its peak,” and highlighted challenges facing the sector such as crowding, the quality of masstige and mass...

These Investors Are Sticking With The Consumer Sector As Others Leave It

Some venture capital firms have been pivoting away from the consumer sector. In light of that pivot, for the latest edition of our ongoing series posing questions relevant to indie beauty, we asked 15 investors...

The Case For And Against Stock Beauty Formulas

In the beauty industry, there’s been a push toward brands owning custom formulas as they seek to differentiate themselves in a crowded market and appease investors prioritizing intellectual property. Still, a substantial portion of beauty products made and sold...