Interested In Getting Into Cos Bar? Here’s What You Need To Know

Disillusioned by the prevailing department store model with siloed beauty counters, entrepreneur Lily Garfield founded specialty luxury beauty retailer Cos Bar in 1976 to be the complete opposite. “The whole concept with Cos Bar was,...

What Version Of Sex Is Sexual Wellness Selling?

Items such as vibrators and lubricants were historically sold almost exclusively in sex shops, hidden from people who didn’t seek them out. Nowadays, though, the sex products industry is increasingly merging with the wellness industry. Sex toys are...

Why Beauty’s High End Is Getting Even Higher End

At Beauty Mark, a Jackson Hole, Wyo.-based luxury beauty e-tailer, Heraux’s $250 Molecular Anti-Inflammaging Serum is the bestselling serum. New to its selection, Ignae’s $232 Rich Night Serum, Beauty Mark’s priciest retinol, quickly sold out. “Price...

Indie Beauty Snapshot: 9 Trends Emerging In The Third Quarter Of 2022

Sometimes covering beauty, particularly the indie side of the industry, can be disheartening. This week, Brad Pitt and Travis Barker announced new skincare brands, dispelling any notion that the barrage of celebrity beauty brands pulling attention...

Indie Brands Are Making Sexual Wellness More Inclusive For LGBTQIA+ Consumers

Before founding Cake, a sexual wellness brand selling lubricants, condoms and toys, Mitch Orkis had trouble buying lube as a gay man using it for anal sex....

Your Questions About MOQs Answered

When starting or scaling a business in the beauty industry, there are many steps founders must take, including developing innovative and effective formulations, handling supply chain issues and logistics, and of course, assessing how their offerings size up...