An ex-Amazon VP who founded waterless Singapore start-up Bhuman says early interest from big-name retailers won’t deter its focus on promoting sustainable consumption and insists there is no merit in growing the brand “just for the sake of growing”.
The biotech company’s vegan version of human collagen first launched in 2019 and was immediately picked up by formulators at AHC (Kolmar Korea). Now HumaColl21 is directly available to US beauty consumers too.
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Unilever and its prestige brand Hourglass have developed a vegan carmine alternative after years of supplier collaboration – a patent-pending innovation it plans to open-source in the coming year, says the global vice president of R&D for prestige.
For the third year now, the video commerce and livestream retailer Qurate is running The Big Find pitch competition to discover founder-led brands across consumer product categories, including cosmetics and personal care.
Gregory Macdonald, Founder of Bathorium, sees indie beauty as a community and bathing as a lost art. In his Indie Beauty Profile, he describes the brand he’s building to reinvigorate the bath category globally.