Young Women Are Bidding Adieu To Shorn Bodies And There Could Be Hairy Consequences For Personal Care Companies
College student Katherine Kays-Hoepker has hairy legs and armpits – and she’s fine with them. Nine years ago, the mathematics major at the University of California, Davis diverged from traditional beauty standards and decided to quit shaving. The 25-year-old is more comfortable without shearing her calves, thighs and pits regularly, and has discovered body ...
Are Indie Beauty Brands Left Out As Makeup Artists Become Major Influencers?
In the weeks after she launched Kosås in October 2015, Sheena Yaitanes busily reached out to actresses and makeup artists to persuade them to try the beauty brand’s lipsticks for red carpet events, where she believed their flattering, wearable shades would be perfect complements to the bright lights and brilliant fashions. ...
All Some Consumers Want For Christmas Is Self-Care And Compassion
Three years ago, Aromatherapy Associates global CEO and chair Tracey Woodward and her two kids decided it was better to support a local organization than pour money into Christmas gifts for each other. “How much do we need? We’ve got enough,” she says. “We would rather make a donation to someone ...
Third-World Problems: As Beauty Ingredients From Africa Gain In Popularity, The Spotlight Turns To Ethical Sourcing Abroad
The latest ‘it’ ingredients in clean beauty might be dirtier than you think. Renowned for their benefits for skin and hair, moringa, marula and shea butter have infiltrated the beauty segment. Although they’re wildly popular, their paths from sources to shelves are often shrouded in mystery and, along the way, farmers in developing countries ...
Breaking The Code: The Beauty Implications Of DNA Testing
Despite being a vegan triathlete, Plum Organics co-founder Neil Grimmer had been spending too much time stuck on airplanes and eating on the go. While promoting one of the fastest-growing kids nutrition brands in the U.S., his health took a hit. Seeking solutions, he consulted with the scientists and doctors he’d met while ...
Beauty Companies Join The Menstrual Realness Movement
When Claire Zhao got her period at age 15, she broke down in tears. “I was very scared. There was a stigma and taboo around it,” she remembers. “I didn’t know what to tell my mom and dad. I went to them crying, and I don’t think they were prepared for that. They didn’t ...