Natural Skincare Brand CLN&DRTY, Which Takes A Steady Approach To Growth, Wins Small Business Prize
CLN&DRTY has gone from a down-and-dirty DIY project to an up-and-coming indie beauty brand. Started two years ago with homemade natural sunscreens resulting from Paula Hoss’s teething daughter gumming her SPF-slathered shoulder and causing her to panic over ingredients, CLN&DRTY quickly pivoted to facial products after the now mom of two realized her ...
Could Herbivore Become America’s Biggest Natural Beauty Indie Export?
There may be no better example of the strength of the natural beauty segment than Herbivore. Seven years after launching modestly on Etsy, the brand is on pace for its revenues to jump 100% this year and has become a leader in the fast-growing natural skincare category at Sephora. 
A Night For Green Beauty Goes Back To Its Digital Roots With An Online Event In August
A Night For Green Beauty, the brand-focused discovery and shopping event for people creating and buying green beauty, is back, founder Victoria Fantauzzi tells Beauty Independent in an exclusive interview. After a three-year hiatus, ANFGB is being resuscitated virtually on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. EST. This ...
Brands, Retailers And Influencers React To Alleged Labor Law Violations At An Organic Personal Care Factory
Despite increasing demand for transparency, there remains a veil of secrecy separating beauty consumers from the factories making the beauty products they purchase. When that veil is lifted, the picture can be unsettling as Inside Edition reporting last Friday exposing possible labor law violations at a facility in Cambridge, N.Y., manufacturing for
Queen V Hits $500K In Sales During A Month At Walmart And Secures Backing From Lightspeed
Talk about making the most out of a yeast infection. After Lauren Steinberg was repeatedly struck by the common plague – three out of four women suffer from at least one yeast infection in their lifetimes – she went searching for remedies and, disappointed by what she encountered, came up with the vibrant concept ...
The Story Behind Viral Indie Beauty Brand Black Girl Sunscreen
In three days earlier this month, Refinery29, Teen Vogue and Marie Claire published articles about Black Girl Sunscreen that picked up on praise a Reddit commenter with the handle Khaleesidee heaped on the brand’s moisturizing, lightweight SPF 30 formula. Shontay Lundy, founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, was as surprised as anyone by the ...