Has The Beauty Industry Reached Peak Incubator?

Before releasing The Ordinary in 2016, the brand that changed skincare with affordable, ingredient-centered products, parent company Deciem had developed at least a dozen brands. Named for the Latin word for “tenth,” founder Brandon Truaxe steered it...

Three Critical Phases Of Formulation And Product Development

When Sarah Brown, founder of skincare brand Pai, couldn’t find a solution to her chronic urticaria, a condition that caused itchiness and hives on over 80% of her body, she created the remedy herself. “One...

What Brand Founders Think Of Beauty Industry Usage Of The Term “Multicultural”

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 16 founders and executives: What do you think of the term “multicultural” as it pertains to a beauty segment? Is there a term...

Where Beauty Industry M&A And Sales Performance Stand

Amid the pandemic, mergers and acquisitions in the beauty industry have demonstrated remarkable strength. In the third quarter, deal volume almost returned to historic levels, according to Nini Zhang, director of luxury, beauty and apparel at Credit...

Beauty Entrepreneurs Discuss How Many Sales Brands Should Run Per Year

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 17 brand founders and executives: How many sales do you do a year, and have you changed your sales strategy over time based...

WhatsApp’s E-Commerce, TikTok’s New Charity Feature And More Digital News This Week

Last Saturday, when the Associated Press called the presidential election for Joe Biden, celebrations erupted in cities across the United States. The celebrations were captured on social media networks, including TikTok, which has been a thorn in the...