Ayla Stands Out By Paying Attention In An Era Of Short Attention Spans

Ayla founder Dara Kennedy is an established doyenne of natural beauty retailing, and her business isn’t even a decade old. Well before Credo hit the scene, she sensed skincare customers yearned for attention and...

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...