Beauty

VC investor Andrea Hippeau: 'Brands have to look beyond the buy-a-pair, give-a-pair model'

Lerer Hippeau’s portfolio is extensive, with a special focus on DTC brands. This includes Glossier, by Humankind refillable deodorant and Glamsquad, among others. From Andrea Hippeau's vantage point, the DTC space has gained a second life due to Covid-19.

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'Blue beauty' becomes the latest sustainability offshoot among brands

Plastic, particularly single-use plastic, has become public enemy No. 1 in the beauty and consumer packaged goods categories. That's because it's derived from petroleum, it's environmentally costly and difficult to recycle, and it typically ends up incinerated or dumped in the ocean.

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At-home wax brand Wakse disrupts salon experience with first location

Wakse, the digitally native at-home waxing brand opened its first brick-and-mortar salon on Monday, in spite of heightened concerns that non-essential retail will need to close again due to Covid-19.

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Y2K nostalgia has arrived in the beauty aisle

Beauty brands and retailers are embracing throwbacks to the late ’90s and early 2000s this year, as nostalgia for the time period spreads across Instagram and TikTok.

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'Liquid gold' oud is making its way into skin and hair products

One of the most expensive fragrance ingredients in the world, oud is being expanded beyond perfumes into a wider range of beauty products.