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Brand Innovation

This is the news category you will want to dive into to find out all the latest innovations and developments in the finished goods arena. From smart and unique marketing concepts, to boundary-breaking products that create new niches, you will find it all here.

Bookmark this section to discover what product developers, marketers, formulators and packaging specialists are bringing together to create the next generation of skin care, hair care, color cosmetic, sun care and fragrance products. It goes without saying that this is an incredibly fast-paced industry, so staying one step ahead of brand innovation is crucial to staying on top.

Indie Beauty Profile

Naa-Sakle Akuete, Eu’Genia Shea

24-Apr-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Naa-Sakle Akuete, CEO of Eu’Genia Shea, explains how an indie brand can deliver supply chain transparency and ingredient purity that rivals much larger corporate brands...

BIA Best Indie Beauty Brand winner Nannette De Gaspé in conversation with Cosmetics Design

19-Apr-2017 - Earlier this month at in-cosmetics global in London, Cosmetics Design celebrated the winners of this year’s Beauty Industry Awards, among the honorees were Nannette De Gaspé Beaubien, founder of the...

Oil production innovation: potential to change the industry?

18-Apr-2017 - Olixol, a plant culturing and research company, has announced the launch of ‘pioneering’ technology that enables the scalable production of pure, natural oils from plant cells.

Indie Beauty Profile

Camille Varlet, All Beauty Inc

17-Apr-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile Camille Varlet, founder of All Beauty Inc, tells how her years of food and beauty industry experience converged in a single brand and why topical...

Indie Beauty Profile

Deborah Hernan, Ottilie & Lulu

10-Apr-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Deborah Hernan, president of Ottilie & Lulu, talks about finding opportunity in the challenges of a shifting retail market and reflects on just how rewarding...

So what really is the best eye cream on the market?

05-Apr-2017 - The category for skin care that targets the delicate eye area has exploded in recent years with a dizzying array of choice that leaves many consumers bemused. So which one...

Indie Beauty Profile

Katya Hegg, Lyeska skincare

03-Apr-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Katya Hegg, founder of Lyeska skincare runs through the distinctive benefits of her company’s signature ingredient and sheds light onto just how nuanced niche beauty...

Indie Beauty Profile

Maya Crothers, Circ-Cell Skincare

27-Mar-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Maya Crothers, founder of Circ-Cell Skincare explains why she believes that brand loyalty isn’t a thing of the past and how putting money into digital...

Florida salon owner Jodi Dery makes a bold move in to personalized hair care

21-Mar-2017 - New beauty and personal care brands regularly gain market entry by winning at the latest consumer trend. This is precisely what Cloud 10 Hair Care is aiming to do with...

Indie Beauty Profile

Anna Ayers, Rahua by Amazon Beauty

20-Mar-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Anna Ayers, CEO of Rahua by Amazon Beauty, shares how she’s built a natural personal care brand around sustainable rainforest-grown ingredients and acknowledges the valuable...

OZNaturals features ingredient processing info on the label

16-Mar-2017 - So confident in the value, originality, and novelty of its cold-processed skin care formulations, OZNaturals has created a logo to highlight this feature of its products—a move that puts the...

Three beauty players win Nexty Awards at Expo West

15-Mar-2017 - The annual natural, organic, and non-GMO cross-industry show wrapped up last week in California. But before Expo West came to a close, one skin care ingredient maker and two beauty...

Indie Beauty Profile

Stephanie Additon, JAVA Skin Care

13-Mar-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Stephanie Additon, founder of JAVA Skin Care explains how one entrepreneurial venture led her to another and underscores just how valuable a trustworthy team can...

Is there a digital solution for fragrance retail?

07-Mar-2017 - The newly launched Scent Trunk thinks so. And the team behind this online custom fragrance maker believes they’ve got it. Cosmetics Design connected with William Yin, CEO of Scent Trunk...

Indie Beauty Profile

Claire Mitchell, ECO. Modern essentials

06-Mar-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Claire Mitchell, director of ECO. Modern essential talks about how her international business experience helped her grow the brand’s global reach and how wellness, natural beauty,...

US consumers and brands are getting serious about anti-pollution skin care

01-Mar-2017 - Early this year, personal care company H2O+ Beauty partnered with research firm Morning Consult to sort out what US consumers know and look for when it comes to anti-pollution skin...

Sephora launches Biossance skin care from Amyris

28-Feb-2017 - The biotech firm has been forging strategic partnerships across sectors and making headway in the cosmetics and personal care industry for some time. Now, Amyris has its new Biossance branded...

Indie Beauty Profile

Brian Duangpichakul, Kinx

27-Feb-2017 - In his Indie Beauty Profile, Brian Duangpichakul founder of Kinx explains how an industrial products pro gets into the beauty business and gives a glimpse of how his brand envisions...

MonoSol launches first pod-pac personal care product

21-Feb-2017 - The polymer-film making company behind such household goods as Cascade Action Pacs and Tide Pods announced this month a first product in this category—a single-use dissolvable pod pac of shaving...

As 1980s beauty trends resurface, illustrator Lisa Frank gets into the makeup business

20-Feb-2017 - Just wait long enough, and everything comes back in to style. Lisa Frank never left, but she’s now planning to launch a collection of color cosmetics, tools, and accessories expected...

Indie Beauty Profile

Marie Drago, Gallinée

20-Feb-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Marie Drago, founder of Gallinée shares advice on who to talk to before taking a personal care product line to market and rattles off an...

Augmented Reality helps fine tune make-up choice

16-Feb-2017 - Canada-based augmented reality beauty player Modiface has launched a new technology that aims to match up optimal make-up to suit different lighting conditions.

Beverage maker Vita Coco will soon sell personal care products

15-Feb-2017 - This week, reports are circulating that Vita Coco has plans to become a billion dollar brand, making and selling more products in more sectors. What began as a coconut-water business...

Indie Beauty Profile

Cynthia Besteman, Violets Are Blue

13-Feb-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, skin care brand founder Cynthia Besteman tells Cosmetics Design about the distribution deal that had her walking on air, reveals just how practical she really...

Procter & Gamble launches DUO body wash platform

13-Feb-2017 - This month, three of the company’s personal care brands introduce a new cleansing format that promises to be a mix of bar soap, body wash, and bath puff.

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