Stem Cell Scientist Hans Keirstead Battles Crow’s Feet And Vies For A Congressional Seat
Hans Keirstead is campaigning for good looks and good government: the first with new skincare brand Root of Skin and the second with a congressional run. An outgrowth of AiVita Biomedical, the brand is launching after four years of stem cell exploration to help finance the clinical research company’s efforts to develop cancer therapies. ...
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 ...
Move Over Millennials, Gen X’er Jenny Patinkin Is Making Waves In The Makeup Brush Business
Jenny Patinkin doesn’t waste time on the insecurities of youth. Pushing 40-years-old when she began training as a makeup artist and pushing 50-years-old now, she plows past rejections to propel her namesake cosmetics brush brand to new heights. The latest coup for the label is holiday distribution at Neiman Marcus, ...
Will Ingredient Sourcing Transparency Be The New Label Reading?
As skincare companies jumped on the rose hip craze, Bloomsbury Sq. founder Niambi Cacchioli ran into trouble obtaining the ingredient for her natural beauty brand’s merchandise. “It was out of stock everywhere, and that was really the first time I was introduced to the notion of the lifecycle of ingredients. I ...
The Latest IBE Anthology Preserves The Biggest Indie Beauty Expo Yet For Posterity
The New York edition of Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) in August was a watershed moment for two-year-old Indie Beauty Media Group (IBMG), IBE’s producer. It was the company’s biggest trade show ever, attracting 227 brands from more than 20 countries for two days at Manhattan’s Skylight Clarkson. For those who missed the record-breaking show, IBMG ...
DedCool Is Really That Cool (So Says Riley Rose And Neiman Marcus)
Most people have mementoes from their teenage years they recall with a mixture of nostalgia and embarrassment. For Carina Chazanas, that memento is her first fragrance business. “When I was 16, I did a brand called Carina Chaz. It was cutesy and girly. I made something that was totally not myself,” she says. “I ...