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IBE announces 2019 Best in Show winners, 5 trends stand out

By Deanna Utroske

Just days before the 2020 Indie Beauty Expo event series gets underway, the 2019 Best in Show have been announced; and several of the winning cosmetics and personal care products exemplify global innovation trends.

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In-Depth Interview

Afro Sheen: the return of an iconic hair care and styling brand

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the popular unisex hair brand that went dormant in the 1990s is back on the shelves and sites of at-mass retailers. Cosmetics Design checked in with product development and marketing experts familiar with the Afro Sheen brand to learn more....

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Editor's Spotlight

Indie beauty brands are winning with QVC and HSN

By Deanna Utroske

Following a pitch competition in mid 2019, the video commerce channels owned and operated by Qurate Retail Group are putting winning brands on air and in front of millions of consumers.

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5 top trends in microbiome skin care

By Deanna Utroske

The microbiome beauty movement is really just getting started. But for now, these 5 approaches to innovation, formulation, and benefits standout.

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