Supply Chain Chaos Looks Like It Will Make The Holiday Season Less Bright For Beauty Brands—And Continue Into 2022

Kinks in the supply chain continue to hamstring the beauty industry, bringing delayed launches, reworked production schedules, expensive air freight, threat of higher prices, squeezed margins and the potential of holiday shortages with them. Alicia Yoon, founder and...

“Nothing Short Of Extraordinary”: A Look At Beauty’s Performance In The Second Quarter

“I am ready to share some exhilarating numbers with you,” said Larissa Jensen, VP and beauty advisor at market research firm The NPD Group, to kick off Beauty Independent’s quarterly snapshot In Conversation webinar...

Interest In Sustainability Is Changing The Clean Beauty Conversation On Social Media

On retail shelves and in e-commerce, clean beauty isn’t a distinguishing factor for brands any more. The same is becoming true for influencer marketing. The effects of the maturation of and crowding in clean beauty are cascading across...

The Nascent Wellness Category Of Psychedelic-Adjacent Products

While psychedelics are increasingly moving into the mainstream, psilocybin, LSD, ketamine and other mind-altering substances are still widely prohibited by law and, legal or not, for many people, the stigma associated with drugs keeps them away....

What Gen Z Consumers Really Think About Celebrity Beauty Brands

The pursuit of and reverence for fame are behaviors bridging generations. Even gen Z, for all its rejection of norms, has fallen under the spell of celebrity. The cohort, which is starting to hit the quarter-century mark, has...

Can Celebrity Beauty Brands Today Escape Pitfalls That Led To The Great Celebrity Fragrance Bust Of The 2010s?

It seems to be a daily occurrence that a known personality jumps into the beauty ring with a fragrance, skincare or cosmetics line. Last week, Jennifer Aniston revealed her new haircare brand LolaVie. Ariana Grande’s R.E.M. Beauty...