Beuti Skincare, The Brand Behind Kate Middleton’s Favorite Facial Oil, Grows Its Business Beyond Kensington Palace

An influencer with millions of followers tagged your brand. That’s terrific, but it doesn’t match the impact of Kate Middleton being a fan of one of its products. When word spread that the Duchess of Cambridge keeps bottles...

Abel Tried And Failed To Replace Plastic In Its Packaging. Its Experience Shows Going Green Isn’t Always Easy.

When natural perfume brand Abel signed with its first major retail partner six years ago, founder Frances Shoemack was told she needed to use cellophane. It not only protects the perfume within the box, but also protects the...

40 Over 40: Indie Beauty Brand Founders Breaking Age Barriers (Pt 4 of 4)

I first met Girlactik founder Galit Strugano-Widgor more than a decade ago at Urth Caffé on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, where I was happy to get my caffeine fix and check out her brand’s latest cosmetics....

Eight International Beauty Trends Spotted At IBE London 2019

The first Indie Beauty Expo London last year, one of parent company Indie Beauty Media Group’s most successful debut shows to date, was going to be a tough act to follow. But its follow-up, IBE London 2019,...

Barneys New York Was Known As A Brand Builder. With Its Liquidation, What Retailers Will Assume The Brand-Building Role?

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions pertinent to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 12 beauty industry experts: Barneys New York, which has been taken over out of bankruptcy by Authentic Brands Group, was known as a...