Essential Intel From OG Essential Oils Guru Hope Gillerman

In 2008, the year doTerra started, Hope Gillerman was trying to break through to beauty shoppers at Henri Bendel with her essential oil blends line H. Gillerman Organics. She had a tough task. The recession...

Rebel Cause: Regina Merson Reimagines Makeup For Modern Latinas

Regina Merson often straddled two cultures and careers. She spent most of her life in the United States, yet has a deep attachment to her native Mexico; and she was an unhappy attorney with a side passion for...

Creativity And Occasionally Creepy Makeup Fuels Julia Salvia’s Social Media Following

In a telltale sign of the times, Julia Salvia perfected her social media persona during entrepreneurial studies classes in college and graduate school. She learned that being another Kim Kardashian clone wasn’t going to score her a passing...

Small Batch Blues: Beauty Entrepreneurs On Coping With Supply Challenges

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask nine founders producing in small batches: How do you handle the challenges of inventory, expiration dates and quality control?

One Brand Founder Tested Her Makeup’s Staying Power During Her Son’s Delivery And Shared The Results On Social Media

High Endurance Cosmetics founder Ashley Vuu has taken to testing her brand’s sweat-proof products in extreme and personal situations. She’s worn them for pressure-packed business meetings, steamy vegetarian cooking, everyday exercise, marathons and even the birth...