COVID-19 and its economic impacts have generated a wave of need for products addressing stress, ingestible innovations that boost holistic health and immunity, sexual well-being and more. These wellness-centric needs have accelerated the beauty industry's already expanding array of products and benefits.
During Beauty Accelerate Virtual, leaders from well-beauty brands will assemble to discuss their missions and the array of consumer needs their products deliver to consumers during this unprecedented time.
- Beatrice Dixon, co-founder/CEO of The Honey Pot Company, will discuss her brand and the wild experience of running a business in 2020. The Honey Pot Company addresses menstrual wellness and overall wellness for "people with vaginas." It has also experienced meteoric growth and controversy. Read more about Dixon here.
- Stephanie Morimoto, owner and CEO of Venus Williams-backed Asutra, will discuss her brand, which addresses stress, pain, sleep and more.
- Éva Goicochea, founder and CEO of maude, will discuss her brand's experience during 2020, including challenges surrounding the company's sell-out vibrator, her brand's product array and more. The brand received new funding in 2019.
- Priscilla Tsai, founder and CEO cocokind, has expanded her brand around her superfood-based mission. Tsai has managed significant retail growth in recent years and has shown leadership by sharing her own experiences with adult acne. Notably, the brand has added a range of drinkable beauty-wellness products to its offerings.
- Michael Bumgarner, founder of Cannuka, will discuss his experiences leading a brand that was a leader in the CBD beauty space.
More about our experts:
- Stephanie Morimoto is Owner & CEO of Asutra, which offers 50+ skin care, body scrubs and salts, aromatherapy, and pain relief. Asutra provides career-pathway jobs at a living wage with benefits; 77% of its team are people of color; 100% of its staff would recommend Asutra as a great place to work.
- Beatrice Dixon, founder of The Honey Pot Company, was a recipient of the Sundial/Unilever New Voices fund and is one of the first 40 women of color to raise $1 million in venture capital. She has been featured by the Today Show, New York Times, Essence, Forbes and more.
- Éva Goicochea spent 10+ years working with Squarespace, adidas and on the early team at Everlane. She launched maude, a modern intimacy company, in 2018, which has since been featured in 400+ publications. To-date, she’s one of only 60 Latinx women to raise more than $2 million in VC funding.
- Michael Bumgarner is the Founder of Cannuka, the first CBD skin care line to launch nationally in UltaBeauty, making it the largest CBD beauty launch in history at roughly 1200 doors. Bumgarner believes that redefining and de-stigmatizing the word cannabis will improve people’s health, the environment and provide sustainable job opportunities throughout the vertical.
- Priscilla Tsai is the founder and CEO of cocokind, a clean, conscious and accessible skin care brand that can be found in Target, Whole Foods and Ulta.com. Since cocokind’s launch in 2015, Priscilla has led the company to become a profitable business within its first two years and has at least doubled its growth every year since.