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I Never Promised You an Herb Garden: 6 Green Scents for Summer
June 18, 2019
These days, cannabis is the plant most people associate with so-called wellness. While the varietals containing THC may not be legal in most states, cannabidiol (or CBD), a compound found in cannabis that doesn’t get you high but may help calm nerves and release happy-making neurotransmitters, is the health craze of the day.
Multibrand Company Codex Beauty Launches With Irish Skincare Line Bia
June 18, 2019
Codex Beauty, a multibrand company established by scientist, investor and entrepreneur Barbara Paldus with a focus on sustainability and clean skincare, is kicking off with an update of seven-year-old Irish line Bia Beauty.
Sekhmet Ventures Announces Investment in Codex Beauty A Global Clean Beauty Skin Care Collective Focused on Science
June 03, 2019
June 3, 2019–Portola Valley, CA–Sekhmet Ventures(Sekhmet), a beauty and wellness venture capital firmisproud to announce closing the Series A round ofitsportfolio partner Codex BeautyLLC (Codex).Established by Sekhmet Ventures’Founding PartnerBarbara Paldus, Codex is a global collective of skincare brands,dedicated to offeringall-natural, science-backed beauty products to consumers of all ages and skin types.
One of the First Things the Company Has Developed is a Plant-Based Preservative System
May 30, 2019
Barbara Paldus is planning to use her outsider status to her advantage in the beauty industry. Paldus, who built two Silicon Valley start-ups, including Finesse Solutions, a biotech business that Thermo Fisher Scientific bought in 2017, is channeling her entrepreneurial energy into the beauty category.
STAMBA Superfoods Expands Product Line with REPLENISH Liquid Probiotic
May 20, 2019
STAMBA Superfoods (STAMBA), a whole food, organic supplement company, today announced the commercial launch of REPLENISH. REPLENISH, a full-spectrum liquid probiotic, is the latest product in STAMBA's line of premium, organically-sourced, nutritional supplements that are designed to optimally nourish the human microbiome.
This CBD Perfume is Zen in a Bottle
May 20, 2019
How did I ever function without Heretic's Dirty Grass wafting from my pulse points?
Cannabidiol is my jam. I take this PureKana mint oil before bed so I can sleep through the night.
Optimize Your Life with Omega-3 from needed.'s Julie Sawaya & Ryan Woodbury
May 17, 2019
Nowadays, there is a slew of information on diet and nutrition that it is easy to get paralyzed and not know what direction to take. Enter needed. needed. is an Omega-3 powdered supplement from algae which is easily absorbed and provides you nutrition at every stage of your life.
5 Fragrances for People Who Are Prone to Headaches
May 06, 2019
Sensitive to scent? It’s not just in your head. According to perfumer Douglas Little, "Strong colognes and perfumes, though otherwise pleasant, may cause your blood vessels to dilate and in turn trigger migraines." Here, he shares his insights on what to watch out for (as well as a guide to some of our favorite unoffending fragrances).
New Supplement Brand Needed Scores $2.15M To Tackle Nutrient Deficiencies With Proven Science
May 02, 2019
The new supplement brand has reeled in $2.15 million in seed funding from investors including Sekhmet Ventures, Able Partners and Finn Capital Partners. In a buzzy category, it’s out to back up style (its seafoam green signature color and lowercase logo completed with a period are certainly stylish) with substance.
Sekhmet Ventures Invests in Needed - New Portfolio Offering Clinically Validated, Nature-First Nutritional Supplements
May 02, 2019
Sekhmet Ventures (Sekhmet), a newly-formed venture capital firm in the beauty and wellness market, is pleased to announce its partnership with Los Angeles-based Needed PBC (a public-benefit corporation). Needed is a mission-driven company that develops nutritional supplements that are nature-first and clinically-validated for their superior absorption.
Everyone Says Superfood Powder Make You Superhuman - So We Investigated
April 30, 2019
There used to be a time when the word "superfood" wasn't a part of our collective consciousness. If you ordered an açaí and goji berry smoothie with a sprinkling of maca powder, people would stare at you speechless and mystified.
Sekhmet Ventures Announces Newest Portfolio Partner: Heretic Parfum - Revolutionizing Clean Fragrance
April 24, 2019
Sekhmet Ventures (Sekhmet), a newly-formed venture capital firm in the beauty and wellness market, is proud to announce its partnership with Heretic Parfum ( Heretic), based in Los Angeles, CA. Heretic , manufactures small-batch, artisanal, gender-neutral fragrances using only naturally-derived materials.
Sekhmet Ventures Grows Its Clean Beauty And Wellness Portfolio By Backing Fragrance Brand Heretic
April 23, 2019
Sekhmet Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in clean beauty and wellness, has invested in the boundary-busting natural fragrance brand Heretic.
L.A. Perfumer Douglas Little Goes the Natural Route When it Comes to Making New Scents
March 28, 2019
Much is said about the light in Los Angeles — from the film industry’s kliegs and red-carpet camera flashes to the pink-inflected sunsets and nighttime glow of downtown. But what about the city’s smells?
STAMBA Founder Asa Siegel on Why Food is Medicine
February 22, 2019
Suffering from a broad range of debilitating health ailments, STAMBA founder, Asa Siegel, embarked on a healing journey in pursuit of optimal health.s item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...
February 12, 2019
Sekhmet Ventures LLC, a venture capital fund focused on beauty and wellness announced its formation. Sekhmet Ventures focuses primarily on companies with science-based products in the beauty and wellness markets.
New Clean Beauty And Wellness VC Firm Sekhmet Ventures Launches With Investment In Ingestible Brand Stamba
February 11, 2019