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Behind the Brand

Meet the glamorous people behind the world's best beauty brands


The brains behind The Inkey List: "This is premium skincare that hasn’t got the price tag attached to it"

February 16th 2019 / Judy Johnson

They’ve sold one product every 30 seconds in the UK since launching in September last year and are showing no signs of slowing down - so how did The Inkey List come about and what’s next for the brand? We met the founders to hear their story >>>


"Money gives me the freedom not to have certain worries, but you still go through bad things, that's being human"

January 23rd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Beauty entrepreneur, heiress and reality TV star Tamara Ecclestone on being judged, breastfeeding her 4-year-old and why being wealthy doesn’t solve all life’s issues. >>>


Heela Yang: how a Korean New Yorker made Brazilian beauty go boom

July 13th 2017 / Anna Hunter

Moving to Brazil sparked a business idea that became Sephora’s biggest ever seller in bodycare. Here’s how a certain bum cream went big… >>>


An Email Exchange With...Charlotte Knight, founder of Ciate London

November 12th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

The brains behind the successful brand shares how she balances health and hard work during her working day >>>


Behind the Brand: ZOEVA

March 3rd 2015 / Hanna Ibraheem

Zoe Boikou, founder of ZOEVA, spoke to us about the beauty brand’s meteoric rise to success… >>>


Behind The Brand: Daniel Sandler

February 11th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Legendary (yet low key) makeup artist Daniel Sandler not only knows great makeup, but creates it himself... >>>


Behind the Brand: The Sisley story

February 9th 2015 / Susannah Taylor

Susannah Taylor talks to Christine D’Ornano, Global Assistant General Manager of Sisley cosmetics about what it’s like to run the family–based, global luxury skincare and cosmetics brand >>>


Behind The Brand: Indeed Labs

January 15th 2015 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Dia Foley, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Indeed Labs shares the secrets of the brand’s success with us >>>


Behind the Brand: Radical Skincare

November 3rd 2014 / Hanna Ibraheem

We spoke to Liz Edlich, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Radical Skincare, to find out how her own experience with skincare inspired the brand... >>>


Behind the Brand: LIJA

May 8th 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

LIJA Founder Linda Hipp takes us behind the brand to talk fitness, fashion and balancing functionality with style >>>


Behind the Brand: Gail Federici

April 28th 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

What does it take to become a beauty mogul? Color Wow founder Gail Federici takes us behind the brand >>>


Behind the Brand: Victoria Health

January 27th 2014

Kiran Branch speaks to Gill Sinclair and Shabir Daya, founders of super health site Victoria Health, to find out why they're so passionate about natural supplements and what we should be taking >>>


Behind the Brand: Jo Loves

December 16th 2013 / Emma Gunavardhana

Emma Gunavardhana meets Jo Malone, the woman behind the multi-million pound business of the same name to find out about her new venture and passion, Jo Loves >>>


Behind the Brand: Ole Henriksen

October 25th 2013 / Anna Hunter

Anna Hunter meets Ole Henriksen to find out how he came to be Hollywood's go-to botanical beauty expert... >>>


Behind the Brand: MyShowcase

October 15th 2013

Kiran Branch talks to Nancy Cruickshank, the co-founder of new beauty retail concept MyShowcase, to find out what drives her entrepreneurial spirit and how she stays balanced >>>


Behind the Brand: Soap and Glory

October 8th 2013 / Susannah Taylor

Susannah Taylor meets Marcia Kilgore, the woman behind the success stories of Bliss Spa, FitFlop and Soap&Glory to find out just how she does it... >>>


Behind the Brand: Miranda Kerr & KORA Organics

September 9th 2013

Kiran Branch chats to Miranda Kerr, the embodiment of beauty and queen of all things natural to quiz her on the making of her range, KORA Organics >>>


Behind the Brand: Nicola Elliott of Neom Organics

September 6th 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru talks to Nicola Elliott, co-founder of Neom Organics, to find out how she went from a journalist to a juggling business owner... >>>


Behind the Brand: Phylia de M

August 30th 2013 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Ayesha Muttucumaru meets Kazu Namise, founder of Phylia de M. to learn about the science of hair loss >>>


Behind the Brand: Lucas Hugh

August 6th 2013 / Susannah Taylor

New Zealand-born Anjhe Mules is the owner of fashion fitness brand Lucas Hugh, worn by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle Macpherson and Madonna and stocked on Susannah Taylor talks to her about chance encounters, the importance of technology and her love of fitness. >>>


Behind the brand: Green & Spring

July 1st 2013 / Susannah Taylor

Jessica Frankopan is the owner of nature-inspired British wellbeing brand Green and Spring as well as the founder of contemporary country house hotel Cowley Manor, and the Curious Group of Hotels. Susannah Taylor met with her to talk hedgerow and kitchen garden ingredients, vibrant interiors and juggling motherhood with enormous amounts of work. >>>


Sense and Sensitivity: meeting the brains behind Pai Skincare

May 24th 2013 / Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson talks to Pai Skincare's founder about the trials and tribulations of creating products that are tailored for reactive skin >>>


Behind the brand: Horst Rechelbacher

April 30th 2013 / Catherine Turner

Catherine Turner meets the original organic beauty man Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and pioneer of Intelligent Nutrients >>>


Behind the Brand: Hourglass

March 23rd 2013 / Susannah Taylor

Occasionally in the world of beauty, along comes a brand that makes everyone sit up and notice. Hourglass is one such brand. Susannah Taylor meets the owner, Carisa Janes >>>


Behind the Brand: Marni

January 28th 2013 / Susannah Taylor

Susannah Taylor meets the new generation of Marni and finds out how Carolina Castigliano juggles perfume with parenting >>>

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