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
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. In a display of solidarity, Karnaze honored his fallen comrade by growing a beard, a marker of special operations deployment that Hansen had worn. As he ...
Gressa Skin Sorts Through How To Grow And Remain The Same
The green beauty sector is filled with successful brands that started from humble beginnings. Gressa Skin is one of the more poignant examples. A Russian refugee who escaped severe anti-Semitism to settle in the United States during her teenage years, its founder Svetlana Zakharevich siphoned off her college loan funds to lay the ...
Hue Noir Has Upped The Ante For Inclusivity At Target And Intends To Do The Same Globally
Paula Hayes didn’t ace every job interview question she fielded after graduating from Lewis & Clark College. When one interviewer asked her where she saw herself in 10 years, she didn’t respond with a pat answer about how she’d be firmly entrenched in the food and beverage company she was attempting to join as ...