Personal Hygiene Brand Olika Gets A New Owner And Plots A Roadmap For Growth

American consumers may not be hoarding hand sanitizer any longer, but that doesn’t mean they’re abandoning personal hygiene. John Melo, CEO of synthetic biotechnology firm and Biossance owner Amryis Inc., is so convinced personal hygiene will...

“Haircare Is Skincare”: Dermatologist-Founded Haircare Brand Seen Launches At Ulta Beauty

When dermatologist Iris Rubin started struggling with breakouts in 2014, the culprit wasn’t immediately clear. “I was getting acne from my haircare products, and it took me a while to make the connection,” she says. When Rubin did...

The Surge In Sexual Wellness Consumer Goods And Where The Industry Is Heading

In the 1960s, the sexual revolution countered long-held ideas that sex should be confined to marriage, homosexuality was deviant, masturbation was immoral, contraception shouldn’t be used and abortion should be forbidden. Propelled by millennials and members of gen...

With $2M In Seed Funding, Waeve Wants To Bring Black Women Joy Through Wigs

Mary Imevbore’s hair experience while attending Williams College, the liberal arts school located in the tiny Massachusetts town of Williamstown, where Black salons are few and far between, inspired the idea for Waeve. “I didn’t have the time...

What’s Behind Unilever’s Choice Of Paula’s Choice?

Unilever has chosen to add Paula’s Choice to a stacked prestige skincare roster that includes Dermalogica, Murad, Tatcha, Ren and Kate Somerville. With a price tag of $2 billion, according to industry sources cited by...