22 Bold Indie Beauty Predictions For 2021

In its “The State of Beauty 2021” report, McKinsey & Co. forecasts the United States beauty industry will return to pre-pandemic sales in the first half of next year and reach an annual growth rate of...

The Ready Set’s Outlook On The Multicultural Market In 2021

During the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, The Ready Set, a diverse coalition of former L’Oréal USA executives and beauty business consultants, united to forge a new path for multicultural beauty...

Clean Beauty Expert Julie Pefferman Identifies Eight Trends That Could Be Huge In 2021

“This is the year that clean beauty just equaled beauty,” says Julie Pefferman, a cosmetic chemist and founder of The Lab & Co., an indie beauty incubator behind such brands as healthy self-tanning specialist Cleantan, personal lubricant...

Five Exciting Beauty Trends From The First Half Of 2020

In a typical year, Beauty Independent would have produced four Trend Reports by now, following the four Indie Beauty Expos—Los Angeles, Berlin, Dallas and New York—that were planned for the first eight months of 2020. The...

Why Chocolate Is So Much More Than A Guilty Pleasure

Until a few years ago, most people in the western world may have considered chocolate merely a guilty pleasure. Today, the people behind various cacao-infused items, from foods to skincare products, believe it could be much...

Seven Beauty Ingredients Particularly Relevant Right Now

As consumers stuck at home adhere to shelter-in-place mandates, they care less about perfect nails than they do squeaky clean hands. As they pound on their smartphones with sanitized fingers, they’re busily researching ingredients with antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic...