All news articles for May 2018

Indie Beauty Profile Ikram Elharti Sahara Rose

Indie Beauty Profile

Ikram Elharti, Sahara Rose

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ikram Elharti, founder of Sahara Rose, describes how she’s building a skin care brand that’s intentionally encouraging consumers and entrepreneurs alike to pursue their ambitions.

Using culture as a marketing method

Special newsletter: Indie Beauty

Using culture as a marketing method

By Natasha Spencer

Storytelling is having a dramatic impact on how indie brands are crafting, communicating and connecting communities both online and offline. In this special focus on how Asia-Pacific brnads of today are marketing, we look at how the culture is increasingly...

How indie beauty brands are flying the naturals flag - Mintel

Special Newsletter: Indie Brands

How indie beauty brands are flying the naturals flag - Mintel

By Simon Pitman

The Indie beauty category and the naturals trend have always been a perfect complement, so it comes as no surprise that some of the most progressive and forward-thinking natural brands are also independently owned.

Indie and Fragrance: a business partnership with sillage

Special Newsletter: Indie Brands

Indie and Fragrance: a business partnership with sillage

By Deanna Utroske

Niche, startup, and independent brands are proliferating in beauty and fragrance alike. Here Cosmetics Design takes a look at several indie fragrance brands with proven or probable longevity in the market.

Who’s disrupting beauty now?

Who’s disrupting beauty now?

By Deanna Utroske

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but in the beauty business world it can also be the fiercest form of competition. At last week’s CEW event in New York City, niche brand leaders from L'Oréal and Unilever took the stage to share insights...

Inde Beauty Expo Dallas 2018, in photos

Inde Beauty Expo Dallas 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Indie Beauty Expo Dallas 2018 happened last week and here we bring you some of the highlights from this small but innovation-filled event. Exhibitors included indie beauty players from all over the country, including home-grown companies from Texas.

Natural beauty ingredient maker Earthoil acquired by Univar

Natural beauty ingredient maker Earthoil acquired by Univar

By Deanna Utroske

In a deal expected to close this month, the global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor is buying Earthoil from Treatt. It’s a strategic move by Univar to further its natural, personal care ingredient business worldwide.

Indie Beauty Expo continues global expansion, opening in Berlin

Indie Beauty Expo continues global expansion, opening in Berlin

By Deanna Utroske

In 2019, IBE will host its first event in Berlin, Germany, bringing together independent cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance brands; beauty entrepreneurs; retail buyers, media, investors, consumers, and industry allies for two days of business and...