The Glossy Beauty Podcast
The Glossy Beauty Podcast
Kosas' Sheena Yaitanes on why clean makeup accelerated during the pandemic
28 minutes Posted Jul 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm.
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The age of ongoing confinement seems tailor-made for the industry's clean beauty segment.

"We couldn't be in a more timely position in terms of what we've been pushing for as a brand," said Kosas founder Sheena Yaitanes on this week's episode of the Glossy Beauty Podcast.

Kosas launched in 2015 with lipstick before moving on to a full clean color assortment. It recently flexed its personal care muscle by debuting deodorant. The company closed a series B in January, on the tail of revenue in the $50 million to $60 million range in 2019. It's expected to triple that business, according to previous reporting by Glossy.

"I have long believed that the look of beauty was changing. I have long felt alienated from the beauty conversation when you're talking about a makeup routine that requires 15 products or an hour and a half. And I'm a makeup lover, so I know I'm not alone," Yaitanes said.