A Dozen Indie Beauty Trends Our Editors Spotted At IBE LA 2020

Indie Beauty Expo is truly ground zero for beauty trends. Take CBD. At the trade show’s Los Angeles edition in 2017, a single CBD brand—Code of Harmony, then called Crave Skincare—constituted...

Cosmetic Chemist Lizzy Trelstad On Four Trends That Will Make The Beauty Industry Better This Year

I predict less bullshit in the beauty industry this year. By bullshit, I mean marketing nonsense mucking up the good stuff the industry is trying to do with skincare. As a chemist with both formulation and marketing experience...

20 Bold Indie Beauty Predictions For 2020

This year, beauty morphed from a superficial pastime to worthwhile pursuit of self-care. It makes perfect sense that the transition took place in 2019, when ugly things happening in the world rendered beauty powerfully meaningful. Skincare...

The 2020 Outlook For Cannabis Beauty And Wellness

CBD. Ever heard of it? Those three little letters led to a banner year of beauty and wellness product launches, retail partnerships and big-money acquisitions. Certainly, some CBD-fatigued industry insiders wish for the hemp-derived compound to fizzle out in...

Creative Agency Base Beauty’s 10 Big Beauty Industry Projections For Next Year

There’s no corner of the beauty industry that Base Beauty doesn’t burrow into somehow. The creative agency works with beauty companies big (e.g., Clinique, Conair, Proactiv and L’Oréal) and small (Victorialand Beauty, Pause Well-Aging, Farmaesthetics and Soapwalla)....

Clean Beauty Expert Julie Pefferman Identifies Eight Trends That Could Be Huge In 2020

Julie Pefferman has her fingers in many facets of the beauty business. A cosmetic chemist at the helm of The Lab & Co., she guides formulation, fulfillment, marketing, store management and Amazon distribution for indie beauty brands....