All news articles for March 2019

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Skin care from Israel is building momentum in the US

By Deanna Utroske

Indie beauty businesses with roots in Israel, like FRÉ Skincare, have been available on the market in the United States for a few years and are now moving to be competitive with mainstream personal care brands in the region.

Indie Beauty Profile Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, Zatik Naturals

Indie Beauty Profile

Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, Zatik Naturals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ovsanna Mkrtumyan, co-founder of Zatik Naturals, describes how she and her cofounder built an organic, vegan personal care brand by trial and error; highlights a clever seasonal retail strategy; and outlines the brand’s wide-ranging...

Financial Freedom: a conversation with Makeup America! founder Randa Fahmy - US National Debt - CSR - cosmetics - social purpose - women

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Financial Freedom: a conversation with Makeup America! founder Randa Fahmy

By Deanna Utroske

Makeup America! is an indie color cosmetics brand proudly building a business around the value of made-in-America beauty products and a social mission of paying down the US national debit—a unique mission which Fahmy hopes other brands will take up and...

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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will return to NYC for 10th year

By Deanna Utroske

The green beauty conference event hosted by ecovia Intelligence is set to take place in New York City again this May and will feature an array of expert speakers from innovative brands like Pinch of Colour, material recycling ventures like TerraCycle,...

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Indie beauty was everywhere at 2019 CEW Product Demo

By Deanna Utroske

Voting closes Thursday night. And it’s a tough call for the Beauty Awards this year: the room of indie beauty brands attracted quite a crowd, while elsewhere on the show floor startups and founder-led brands competed with legacy brands and multinational...

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BeautyStat launches own brand of skin care products

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, the blog and social content agency led by Ron Robinson announced that it has gotten in to the personal care products business, formulating and retailing 2 facial skin care products and leaving the door open for a fuller line of beauty...

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This One Actually Works: How many deodorant brands can the market bear?

By Deanna Utroske

Alternative deodorants from established indie brands, new startups, natural product makers, and even multinationals are having a moment. There seems to be a new underarm product—in some clever form, format, or formula—launched every day now. Here, Cosmetics...

Indie Beauty Profile Melanie Gleeson, endota

Indie Beauty Profile

Melanie Gleeson, endota

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Melanie Gleeson, founder of endota, tells how a first job in beauty grew into a spa services business and eventually a brand with 3 distinct product lines. And, she passes along the advice of a friend that changed her into...

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics is a Latino-owned natural cosmetics business, based in Australia and serving the Latin American market with its lines of color cosmetic and skin care products.

4 novel beauty innovations seen at Beauty Squared: Botanical Signature packaging, Moi Cosmetics with CBD, espinache spinach skin care, Sway mask an...

4 novel beauty innovations seen at Beauty Squared

By Deanna Utroske

This week’s Beauty Squared event in New York City features 20+ indie brands, all orbiting the mindful beauty space. Here Cosmetics Design looks at 4 brands doing things differently in packaging, color cosmetics, skin care, and personal care.

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