Can Go-To Founder Zoë Foster Blake, Australia’s Most Relatable Working Mum, Win Over American Consumers?
Bridie Jabour, opinion editor at Guardian Australia, admitted to paying $350 for a massage because Zoë Foster Blake recommended it. “I say this not to foreshadow some kind of imagined special bond with Foster Blake, or to confess to being in her thrall, but to demonstrate her clout,” she wrote in a profile of ...
Cosmetic Chemists And Chemist Confessions Founders Victoria Fu And Gloria Lu Turn To Science To Take The BS Out Of Skincare
Makeup artists have long come to the fore to lead beauty companies. Perfumers are increasingly stepping out from behind the bottle. But cosmetic chemists concocting skincare products rarely enter the spotlight. Former L’Oréal formulators Victoria Fu and Gloria Lu have taken off their lab coats to reveal what the job is about and demystify ...
What’s Next For Private Equity Firm NextWorld Evergreen And Its Retail Wunderkind Credo?
NextWorld Evergreen has quietly become a power player in the better-for-you consumer goods universe. The private equity firm backs clean beauty chain Credo and plant-based color cosmetics brand W3ll People. Like the beauty concepts it’s invested in, NextWorld Evergreen is anything but conventional. Far from the churn-and-burn venture capital model, it operates on ...
The Couple Behind Zenz Organic Products Is On A Mission To Make Salons Safer
Early in her career, Danish hairdresser Anne-Sophie Skjødt Villumsen suffered from allergies—but not run-of-the-mill shellfish or sunflower seed allergies. She was struck by severe reactions to chemically-laden salon products that threatened her chosen profession. Instead of giving up hairdressing, Villumsen decided to rid salon products of the chemicals that afflicted her—and went a step further by ...
Astrologer Rose-Marie Swift Has A 10-Year-Old Cosmetics Brand. Maybe You’ve Heard Of It?
The world might finally be catching up to Rose-Marie Swift. “Did you see the new Pantone color is Living Coral?” she asks. “Excuse me. They got that from me. I’ve always used that word. Nobody in a million years is going to use the word living unless you’re in the raw food industry. You ...
Makeup Brand Elate Cosmetics Has Championed Sustainable Beauty From Day One
A standard red lipstick sparked Melodie Reynolds’ sustainable makeup brand Elate Cosmetics. After purchasing the product from a major beauty company, she unwrapped its tiny tube and generated a pile of garbage that couldn’t be recycled. “It still makes me emotional to think about,” says Reynolds. Later on, she was handling the makeup ...