Skincare Shoppers Are Increasingly Saying No Thank You To Synthetic Ingredients

Evidence is mounting that unease over potentially harmful synthetic ingredients is shaping the skincare market. Following a report from the NPD Group determining that consumers increasingly seek face products without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, fragrance...

Direct Sales Beauty Companies Market Makeup, Moisturizers And Social Missions

Andrew McBride, a 10-year veteran of the direct sales industry, was accustomed to companies with sales and recruitment as their chief objectives. Altruistic efforts were sometimes warmhearted corporate responsibility projects, but not a reason for being. McBride’s...

Riley Rose: A Thorny Or Budding Beauty Retail Prospect?

Forever 21 pulled back the curtain on its ambitious beauty play last week with the official opening of Riley Rose at the shopping center Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. Against the backdrop of

Life Elements Endures Many Elements Of Business Life On The Way To Strength

Martha Van Inwegen is the Madonna of entrepreneurs. She reinvents herself to stay relevant. Van Inwegen’s been a Feng Shui consultant, beekeeper, intimacy products vendor, website development specialist and, now, and a natural cleansing wipes...

Jodi Katz On The Power Of Packaging To Communicate Brand Stories

Looking good is not all there is to the business of good looks. In today’s inundated beauty marketplace, Jodi Katz, founder of creative agency Base Beauty and former U.S. creative director of L’Occitane en Provence,...