With The Stock Market And VC Down This Year, What’s The Deal Environment Like For Emerging Beauty And Wellness Brands?

When beauty and wellness companies examine economic indictors, they can easily see many of them don’t look all that beautiful or well. For the stock market, 2022 has been a punishing year—and prognosticators don’t forecast its fortunes...

After Launching On Amazon, Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs Shifts To Sephora. What Does The Move Say About Beauty Distribution Today?

When Lightspeed Ventures-backed and Lady Gaga-affiliated Haus Laboratories premiered exclusively on Amazon for pre-order on July 15, 2019, not coincidently Prime Day, before going fully live with the e-tailer in September that year, many in the beauty industry...

Beauty Industry Insiders Review HBO Max’s Docuseries “Not So Pretty”: Is It Fearmongering Or Informative?

Last month, HBO Max released “Not So Pretty,” a four-part docuseries exploring the “ugly” side of the beauty industry. According to the publication Glossy, following its premiere, a #notsopretty hashtag popped up on TikTok and racked up...

How Beauty Entrepreneurs’ And Execs’ Mothers Introduced Them To Beauty—And How They’re Introducing Their Kids To Beauty Differently (Or Not)

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, for this edition of our ongoing series posing questions relevant to indie beauty, we asked 44 beauty entrepreneurs and executives the following questions: What role did your mother play in introducing...

“This Has Affected Sales Tremendously”: Beauty Retailers Talk Rising Prices

Despite optimistic predictions inflation would decline, it’s been unrelenting of late. In the United States, inflation jumped 8.5% in April from a year ago to reach the highest level since 1981. Although economic conditions can certainly change,...

What Is Science-Washing, And Can The Beauty Industry Do Anything About It?

Clinical skincare has been a driving force in the skincare market, accounting for 34% of prestige skincare sales in the United States last year, according to research and analytics firm The NPD Group. The rise of clinical...