How To Optimize Your E-Commerce Site For Direct-To-Consumer Success

Virtual storefronts are essential windows to your brand, and they can be plenty lucrative, too. Consumers are increasingly comfortable buying skincare, makeup and fragrance digitally, pushing online beauty product sales up 14% from 2015 to 2016,...

Amazon And The Onslaught Of Egoless Beauty Brands

Type in the term retinol cream on Amazon, and a slew of beauty brands that don’t sell at the local Rite Aid pop up, such as LilyAna Naturals, Foxbrim, Radha Beauty, Baebody Beauty, Tree of Life, Pure Biology...

Beauty Entrepreneurs Discuss When Brand Makeovers Make Sense

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we asked 11 founders and executives: Why did you make the decision to rebrand and what were the key factors involved?

Natch Beaut’s Jackie Johnson Is The Unabashed Real Talker The Beauty Industry Needs Now

Natch Beaut host Jackie Johnson is a true original. A vegan from Texas who keeps it 100% real in the all-too-often superficial city of Los Angeles, there’s no one who can replicate her relatable voice...

How To Effectively Sample Beauty Merchandise

Long before Birchbox and Ipsy, Kiehl’s figured out samples create sizzle. Customers flocked to the brand’s stores in the 1990s for the then rare giveaways. Now, most beauty brands and retailers have followed Kiehl’s lead for...

Mascara, Queen Of The Beauty Industry, Fends Off Lash Extensions And Falsies

Until receiving lash extensions from Urban Retreat in Minneapolis a year ago, Kaki Ronning, a health and beauty buyer at e-commerce company Bluestem Brands Inc., struggled constantly with crumbly mascara and...