Stella and Dot

Stella & Dot Introduces Skin-Care

The company, best known for statement necklaces sold through direct sales “stylists,” plans to widen its scope with the introduction of a skin-care regimen called Ever.

By: Molly Prior. Source: WWD


How bellabox has captured the global beauty subscription market

Subscription services are all the rage. We would know- we just gave our Brand Innovator of the Year Award to Hayley Barna co-CEO and co-founder of Birchbox, and one half of the fairy godmother team that arguably invented the beauty subscription service.

By: Ashley Paintsil. Source: FashInvest


Estée Lauder Purchases Glamglow

The acquisition race between Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. and L’Oréal USA hit a crescendo Friday afternoon with Lauder’s acquisition of hot indie skin-care brand GlamGlow.

By: Julie Naughton. Source: WWD


TPG Takes Stake in Beautycounter

TPG Growth has acquired a minority stake in Beautycounter, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based personal care and beauty products marketer that relies principally on e-commerce and independent consultants to bring its “safe” beauty and personal care products to consumers.


Ten of Tomorrow: Emily Weiss, Glossier

Glossier, a play on “dossier,” strives to be more than a beauty brand. Its goal is to be a community. Similarly, the Glossier headquarters is a stark, white open space and all employees are seated at communal tables.

By: Jayme Cyk. Source: WWD

Beauty Boxes

Deciphering the Influx of Beauty Boxes

Glossybox, Birchbox, Beauty Army, Beauty DNA, Beauty Bar Allure Sample Society, Beauty Box 5, Beauty Fix, Curlbox, Memebox, New Beauty TestTube, TargetBeauty Box, Total Beauty Collection, the beauty box subscription list goes on and on and on.

By: Jamye Cyk. Source: WWD

Into the gloss

How a Beauty Startup Turned Instagram Comments Into a Product Line

When Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of online beauty site Into the Gloss, decided to create a cosmetics line from scratch, she didn’t approach another company about doing a line of face creams and lip balms. She just created a new Instagram account—@glossier—and started taking notes.