Keli Smith Sweetens The Natural Skincare Segment With Kaike
It only took $1,000 worth of organic ingredients, jars and labels for Keli Smith to launch Kaike with skincare that smells so good you almost want to eat it. Pronounced cake as in the sugary birthday or wedding mainstay, the nearly two-year-old brand targets women of color, but sells its small-batch multiuse ...
Valerie Grandury Found Skincare Success In the Aftermath Of Breast Cancer
The big C threw Odacité founder Valerie Grandury a curveball at age 45. She never imagined breast cancer would affect her. She had no family history of the disease. She had none of the typical risk factors. The diagnosis 13 years ago put into stark relief for Grandury the fact that life doesn’t ...
Maya Crothers’ Circuitous Path To Leading A Skincare Brand
CircCell founder Maya Crothers is a prime example of the benefits of following where life takes you. A former consultant who had left the workforce to concentrate on her family, Crothers didn’t envision leading a skincare brand, but a connection to a local aesthetician in her adopted hometown of Jackson Hole ...
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 aficionado atop the company Life Elements. Through her various professional incarnations, Van Inwegen emphasizes the common ...
Lather’s Long, Healthy History In Wellness Personal Care
Talk about jumping on a trend early. Emilie Davidson Hoyt focused on natural beauty and personal care years before Tata Harper bought a Vermont farm. Launching Lather in 1999 after migraines prompted her to avoid synthetic ingredients, Hoyt developed her holistic skincare company in a manner that today seems almost ...
SkinOwl’s Annie Tevelin On Generating Profitable Growth Without Being Too Salesy
Annie Tevelin, founder of the skincare brand SkinOwl, is the original SkinOwl. Long before Facebook groups were brand-building exercises, she doled out sage beauty advice on the social media network to an invite-only assemblage of 1,600 people with the bird of prey name. “An owl is a messenger of wisdom and their ...