Co-founder of Cult Beauty Alexia Inge exits THG
The co-founder of Cult Beauty, Alexia Inge, has quit the business owned by THG claiming she was “exhausted to the bone”.
In an email to staff, it is reported that Inge said that leaving the business was the “hardest decision” of her life.
Inge said going forward she plans to spend more time with her family, and map out her next moves.
“Growing and scaling a global business for 15 years has been exhilarating, deeply enriching and completely all-consuming. I’m at a juncture where I have the opportunity to prioritize other aspects of my life, a privilege I take with great pride and gratitude. I’m taking a well-earned year off to spend time with my young family, to recharge my creative spirit and let the ideas percolate for my next (ad)venture. Watch this space,” she said.
The business sits alongside other beauty and health-focused companies including Lookfantastic, ESPA, Dermstore and Glossybox. THG bought the online pure play beauty seller in August last year for £275m.
Inge’s departure coincides with a difficult period for THG, which suffered in 2021 due to a variety of factors.