Is Golde The Answer To Wellness’s Exclusivity Problem? Founder Trinity Mouzon Thinks It Can Certainly Help
Golde may be the least Goopy brand available at Goop. It’s led by Trinity Mouzon, a 25-year-old from Upstate New York and black woman on a mission to democratize wellness rather than a Los Angeles-bred 45-year-old white actress with an Oscar and proclivity for selling expensive pelvic floor contraptions. Not that she has ...
The Doctor’s In: Visha Skincare Founder And Dermatologist Purvisha Patel Prescribes Multitasking Natural Products
Purvisha Patel, a veteran dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon, wasn’t trained to treat the skin with natural remedies. However, her interest piqued in them eight years ago when her patients, predominantly people of color, started looking for hydroquinone- and paraben-free products to rectify everything from melasma to basic dehydration. Around the same time, Patel’s ...
Founder Story: Aneela Zaman On Launching Zaman Skincare
In a nutshell—or make that a black cumin seed shell—Aneela Zaman’s story is one of passion, inspiration and plenty of research. She launched a beauty brand in her twenties (‘Notorious Colors: For the international women of color’), then switched gears by moving to Los Angeles for the ...
Sahajan Marries Science With Traditional Medicine To Win Over Clean Beauty Customers
Growing up, Lisa Mattam was exposed to Ayurvedic practices, but, in her profession, pharmaceutical procedures were the norm. She decided to merge the two to create Sahajan, a natural skincare brand that has turned to clinical testing to validate effectiveness. “Clinicals aren’t new to the beauty industry, but are fairly new ...
Ursa Major Aspires To Be The Patagonia Of Natural Skincare: Purposeful, Outdoorsy, Well-Crafted And Successful
At Ursa Major, basics aren’t boring. The nearly eight-year-old brand has proven well-crafted entry-level premium natural skincare products don’t generate exits to pricier fare. “We have a small, productive line. If someone is a newbie in this space, retailers often start them on Ursa Major. Then, we get them hooked on Ursa Major, ...
Veteran Nicholas Karnaze Grew A Beard To Honor A Fallen Comrade And Grew A Brand To Help His Beard
[Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on April 23, 2018. It has been reposted as part of Beauty Independent’s Memorial Day “American Dream” package.] Nicholas Karnaze was disconsolate when he learned Justin Hansen, who served with him in a Marine Corps special operations unit, was killed in Afghanistan on July 24, 2012. ...