Refill Shops Are Proliferating To Combat Personal Care’s Plastic Problem

Shopping and sustainability aren’t the most likely combination, but a growing number of refill stores popping up across the country are showing people how they can stock up their bathrooms while minimizing their impact on the earth. They...

The First Principles Of Sunscreen For Brands That Want To Add It To Their Assortments

Sunscreen increasingly isn’t just a summertime staple—and that’s not the only way the product is changing. During the most recent installment of Beauty Independent’s In Conversation webinar series last Wednesday, sun protection experts shared their thoughts...

A Cosmic Guide To September 2021: Horoscopes For Beauty Entrepreneurs

Virgo season highlights our health, hygiene and routine. However, with so many unsolicited opinions circulating, it may be hard to stave off the confusion and fatigue this month brings. Luckily, there remains a collective initiative to...

Beauty Packaging Isn’t Recycled As Much As It Should Be. Here Are Six Steps Brands Can Take To Help It Get Recycled More.

In April of this year, a Fast Company article heralded TerraCycle as “a company that can recycle just about anything.” Nearly four months later, a Vox piece dug into a lawsuit against TerraCycle, which has claimed...

Six Tips For Succeeding At Retail As An Indie Beauty Brand 

“A brand’s job isn’t over once they have that first purchase order in hand,” says Natasha Goldberg, who heads the retail success team at Adit, a program from Beauty Independent parent...

How Indie Beauty Brand Founders Protect Their Companies And Customers From Cyber Threats

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 15 founders and executives: With the incredible importance of digital strategies since the pandemic started, how are you protecting your brand from cyber...