Mathilde Thomas’s beauty empire harnesses the incredible healing power of grapes from her family’s French vineyard.

The non-conformist founder of Toronto-based beauty company Deciem has his eyes set on a new venture: revolutionizing the fragrance industry.

Barbara Sturm, MD, combines molecular medicine with a side of herbs for her plant-based skin-care line.

“Frankie, go get her!” I hear these words as I step off the elevator and walk to the door of Rose-Marie Swift’s apartment in downtown New York, where the makeup artist has lived for more than two decades. Frankie is the adorable dog that greets me, a Yorkshire terrier that Swift shares with her friend—and long time client—the model Miranda Kerr.

Early morning sunlight streams through the 500-square-foot studio of perfumer Anne McClain as she leans over her pinewood workbench. The lush scents of perfumes, elixirs, and beeswax moulds surround McClain in her greenhouse-like space.

Shampoo is designed for one simple purpose: to clean hair. But could the rinse-lather-repeat ritual do more harm than good?