Hawaiian Brand Kuleana Launches Sunscreen Against The Backdrop Of Its Home State’s Oxybenzone and Octinoxate Ban

Kuleana addresses environmentalism from several angles with its expansion into sun care. An offshoot of renewable energy company Pacific Biodiesel, the year-old skincare brand’s sunscreen is launching shortly after its home state, Hawaii, leapt into the forefront...

This New Brand Provides Tweens And Teens Makeup That’s On Par With Urban Decay And MAC

Samantha Cutler believes kids shouldn’t be stuck with cheap beauty products made from cheap ingredients and components. Her new brand, Petite ‘n Pretty, gives them cosmetics with the quality expected from the likes of Stila, Smashbox and...

The Detox Market Goes Big In The Big Apple

The Detox Market has opened its biggest location yet to mark its New York debut. The green beauty retailer’s two-story, 2,100-square-foot flagship on Houston and Elizabeth streets is roughly double the size of its next largest U.S....

The Perfect Formula: Finding The Right Manufacturing Partner

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 15 founders and executives: How did you find your manufacturing partner?

At New E-Commerce Site Ode To Self, Mental Health And Beauty Are Inextricably Linked

Five years ago, Kimberlee Keitt was lying in bed and contemplating her circumstances as a 19-year-old studying aesthetics at the Aveda Institute in Charlotte, N.C., worrying about finances and figuring out life as an adult away from Orangeburg,...